On this day

1970 | Motown singer Tammi Terrell died of a brain tumour at the age of 24.

1972 | John Lennon lodged an appeal with the US immigration office in New York, after he was served with deportation orders arising from his 1968 cannabis possession conviction.

2010 | ABBA were inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with Genesis and The Hollies. Abba’s Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad accepted their trophies, in New York.

2017 | American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter James Cotton died from pneumonia aged 81.

Born on this day

1954 | English singer-songwriter, actor, film producer, and television writer Jimmy Nail who had the 1985 UK No.3 hit ‘Love Don’t Live Here Anymore’ and the 1992 UK No.1 single ‘Ain’t No Doubt’. Nail also appeared in the TV series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Spender and Crocodile Shoes.

1959 | American musician, rapper, Flavor Flav who rose to prominence as a member of the hip-hop group Public Enemy.

1966 | H.P. Baxxter (born Hans-Peter Geerdes in Leer), German techno group Scooter who have sold over 14 million records and are considered the most successful single-record German act with 20 top ten hits. 2008 UK No.1 album ‘Jumping All Over The World.’

1972 | Andrew Dunlop, guitarist with Scottish rock band Travis.