On this day
1972 | Neil Young started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Heart Of Gold’.
1977 | The Clash released their debut single ‘White Riot.’
1978 | The Bee Gees had the Top 3 on the US singles charts, ‘Night Fever’ at No.1, ‘(Love is) Thicker Than Water’, by brother Andy at No.2, co-written by Barry Gibb and ‘Emotion’ by Samantha Song written and produced by The Bee Gees at No.3.
2002 | Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Eddie Vedder, lead singer of Pearl Jam and close friend of the Ramones. The ceremony took place at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.
2004 | Courtney Love exposed her breasts during an appearance on David Letterman’s TV talk show.
2017 | Chuck Berry died aged 90. The American guitarist, singer and songwriter was one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.
Born on this day
1959 | Irene Cara, American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress who had the 1982 UK No.1 & US No. 4 single, ‘Fame’ & 1983 US No.1 & UK No.2 single ‘Flashdance…What A Feeling’. Cara played Coco Hernandez in Fame.
1963 | American actress, singer, and fashion designer Vanessa Williams who spent five weeks at No.1 on the US charts in 1992 with her single ‘Save The Best To Last’.
1970 | American rapper, songwriter and singer, Queen Latifah.
1979 | Adam Levine, guitar, vocals, Maroon 5.
1986 | Lykke Li, Swedish indie pop singer-songwriter.