On this day

1973 | During a Lou Reed show in Buffalo, New York, a fan jumped on stage and bit Lou on the bottom. The man was thrown out of the theatre and Reed completed the show.

1979 | The Bee Gees started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Tragedy’, the group’s eighth US No.1. and also No.1 in the UK.

1985 | ‘Easy Lover’ by Philip Bailey and Phil Collins was at No.1 on the UK singles chart.

1990 | Sinead O’Connor went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got’, featuring the single ‘Nothing Compares To You. Also No.1 in 13 other countries and six weeks at No.1 in the US.

2000 | A film company paid £635,000, ($1,079,500) for over nine hours of film shot during the 70s by Yoko Ono. The film contained shots of Lennon smoking hash and talking about his political beliefs.

2016 | Adele returned to No.1 on the UK album chart for the third time with her third studio album 25.

Born on this day

1935 | Carol Kaye one of the most prolific and widely heard bass guitarists, who has played on an estimated 10,000 recordings in a career spanning over 50 years.

1938 | Don Covay, American R&B, rock and roll and soul singer and songwriter. His most successful recordings included ‘Mercy, Mercy’ (1964), and ‘See-Saw’ (1965). He wrote ‘Chain of Fools’, a Grammy-winning song for Aretha Franklin. Covay died on Jan 30th 2015.

1960 | German singer-songwriter, actress, and comedian Nena, who became a UK One Hit Wonder with the 1984 UK No.1 ’99 Red Balloons’.

1970 | Pasemaster Mace, from American hip hop trio De La Soul who had the 1990 UK No.7 single ‘The Magic Number’.