On this day
1965 | The Rolling Stones made their US TV debut on Hullabaloo, performing ‘Get Off Of My Cloud’. Hullabaloo was an American one-hour musical variety series that ran on NBC from January 1965 through August 1966.
1966 | The Doors officially signed with Elektra Records in a deal for the band to produce seven albums. The band also reluctantly agreed to release ‘Break On Through’ as their first single. The lyric “She gets high/she gets high/she gets high” was changed to ‘She gets/she gets/she gets” in order to secure radio play.
1980 | Blondie had their fifth UK No.1 single and third No.1 of this year with ‘The Tide Is High’ a song written by reggae star John Holt, also a No.1 in the US.
2000 | Winners at The MTV Europe Awards included All Saints for best pop act, Ricky Martin won best male artist, Madonna won best female artist, Red Hot Chili Peppers won best rock band, Blink 182 won best new act & Jennifer Lopez won best R&B act.
2007 | Jay-Z went to No.1 on the US album chart with American Gangster his 10th No.1 album.
Born on this day
1905 | Mantovani, Orchestra leader, (1953 UK No.1 single ‘Moulin Rouge’, 1957 US No. 12 single ‘Around The World In Eighty Days’). He died on 30th March 1980.
1945 | Swedish singer, songwriter Anni-Frid Lyngstad from ABBA.
1954 | Tony Thompson, Chic, (1978 US No.1 & UK No.7 single ‘Le Freak’). Thompson died on 12th November 2003.