On this day
1966 | Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay formed Buffalo Springfield in Los Angeles.
1979 | The Bee Gees scored their fourth UK No.1 single with ‘Tragedy.’ Also today The Bee Gees went to No.1 on the US album chat with ‘Spirits Having Flown’, the brother’s second US No.1 album.
1984 | Nena started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ’99 Red Balloons.’ Originally sung in German, ’99 Luftballons’ was re-recorded in English as ’99 Red Balloons’. The song was a No.2 hit in the US and the only UK hit for Nena making her a One Hit Wonder.
1990 | Lindy Layton and Beats International were at No.1 in the UK with the single ‘Dub Be Good To Me.’
1995 | Foo Fighters made their live debut during a benefit show at The Satyricon in Portland, Oregon.
2001 | Stereophonics were forced to change the title of their new album after car manufacturer Daimler Chrysler objected to their use of the copyrighted word ‘Jeep’. The UK title became ‘Just Enough Education To Perform.’
2005 | 50 Cent released The Massacre, the follow-up to his 6x platinum debut ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’. The album sold over 1 million copies in its first week, going 4x platinum in two months. The success of the album gave 50 Cent five top-five singles in 2005.
Born on this day
1966 | Tone- Loc, (Antony Smith), US rapper, (1989 UK No. 13 single,’Funky Cold Medina’).
1997 | Cuban-American singer, songwriter Camila Cabello who was a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony, formed on The X Factor (US) in 2012. Her debut studio album Camila (2018) debuted at No.1 on the Billboard chart, with its lead single ‘Havana’ featuring Young Thug topping the charts in several countries, including the UK and the US.