TODAY IN MUSIC

TODAY IN MUSIC

On this day

1962 | While at Ealing Jazz Club, in Ealing, West London, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards met Brian Jones for the first time.

1962 | While at Ealing Jazz Club, in Ealing, West London, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards met Brian Jones for the first time.

1985 | Wham! became the first western pop group to perform live in China, when they played at the workers gymnasium in Beijing.

1988 | During a European tour, Alice Cooper accidentally hung himself in a rehearsal when a safety rope snapped; he dangled for several seconds before a roadie saved him.

1998 | George Michael was arrested at The Will Rogers Memorial Park for committing a sex act in a public toilet.

2001 | Paul McCartney bought the four-bedroom Beverly Hills home of Courtney Love for $3.995m. The gated 1930s house had its own swimming pool and 1.5 acres of land.

2015 | The original manuscript of Don McLean’s ‘American Pie’ sold for $1.2m (£806,000) at a New York auction.

Born on this day

1915 | American jazz musician and singer-songwriter Billie Holiday, (Elinore Harris), the greatest female jazz singer of all time.

1947 | German musician Florian Schneider from the electronic music and pop band Kraftwerk.

1949 | American rock, R&B and soul guitarist, singer, songwriter John Oates who with Hall and Oates had the 1982 US No.1 & UK No.6 single ‘Maneater’, plus five other US No.1 hit singles.

1991 | British singer and songwriter Anne-Marie. She scored the 2016 UK No.1 single ‘Rockabye’, with Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul.