On this day

1967 | John Lennon and Paul McCartney were awarded the prestigious Ivor Novello award for ‘Michelle’, the most performed song in the UK in 1966.

1972 | Elvis Presley recorded what would be his last major hit, ‘Burning Love,’ which became a No.2 hit on the US chart.

1979 | Eric Clapton married Patti Harrison (the ex wife of George) at Temple Bethel, Tucson, Arizona. Patti applied for a divorce in 1988.

1987 | U2 performed from the roof of a store in downtown LA to make the video for ‘Where The Streets Have No Name’, attracting thousands of spectators and bringing traffic to a standstill. The police eventually stop the shoot.

2012 | David Bowie’s landmark album Ziggy Stardust was celebrated with a blue plaque in central London.

2019 | Both members of Liverpool band Her’s died while on tour in the US travelling to a gig in California.

Born on this day

1950 | Tony Banks, keyboards, Genesis.

1962 | Derrick McKenzie, drummer with Jamiroquai.

1970 | American singer, songwriter, actress, record producer, and entrepreneur Mariah Carey. She became the first and only artist to have their first five singles reach No.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

1988 | Jessie J, (Jessica Ellen Cornish), English singer-songwriter, who had the 2011 UK No.1 single ‘Price Tag’ and the 2012 UK No.1 ‘Domino.’

1990 | Kimbra, (Kimbra Lee Johnson). She and Gotye won the Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance awards at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards for ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’, making her only the third New Zealand singer to win a Grammy Award in history.