On this day
1977 | ABBA went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Dancing Queen’.
1983 | David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the title track from his latest album ‘Let’s Dance’.
1989 | Rolling Stone Bill Wyman announced his forthcoming marriage to 19-year old Mandy Smith. He revealed the couple had been dating for six years.
1991 | Record producer Martin Hannett died. He worked with many Manchester acts including The Smiths, New Order, Joy Division, Happy Mondays, Magazine as well as U2 and The Psychedelic Furs.
2000 | Moby started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Play’. The album went on to spend 81 weeks on the chart.
Born on this day
1980 | Albert Hammond Jr, guitarist from American rock band The Strokes.
1999 | American rapper, singer and songwriter Lil Nas X.