On this day
1965 | The Castiles, which featured a young singer called Bruce Springsteen appeared at The Fire House, Hazlet, New Jersey.
1968 | Hugo Montenegro was at No.1 in the UK singles chart with ‘The Good The Bad And The Ugly’, the soundtrack from a Clint Eastwood spaghetti western film. The first instrumental No.1 since 1963.
1970 | Syd Barrett released his second solo album Barrett only 10 months after his debut The Madcap Laughs. David Gilmour produced the whole album, which also featured performances by Pink Floyd’s Richard Wright on keyboards.
1976 | Led Zeppelin scored their seventh UK No.1 with the film soundtrack double album The Song Remains The Same, peaking at No.2 on the US chart.
1976 | Rod Stewart started an 8 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Tonight’s The Night’.
1981 | U2 kicked off a 23 date North American ‘October’ tour at JB Scott’s in Albany, New York.
1999 | A report showed that The Spice Girls were the highest earners in pop during the 90s with their debut album ‘Spice’ selling over 20 million copies. Elton John was second with 14 million sales from ‘The Lion King’.
2000 | The Beatles launched their first official website www.thebeatles.com. The site went live on the same day as the release of their retrospective ‘Compilation 1’ album.
2005 | Simon Cowell was named Show Business personality of the year by the Variety Club at the show business charity’s annual awards show in London.
2015 | Adele’s comeback single ‘Hello’ achieved platinum sales status in the UK, just three weeks after it was released after the chart-topping song sold more than 600,000 copies.
Born on this day
1979 | Nikolai Fraiture, bassist from American rock band The Strokes who had the 2001 UK No.14 single ‘Last Nite’ and the 2001 UK No.2 album Is This It.
1993 | American singer and songwriter Julia Michaels. Her debut solo single in 2017, ‘Issues’, peaked at No.11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.