On this day
1972 | Deep Purple scored their second UK No.1 album with Machine Head. The album which features ‘Smoke on the Water’ and ‘Highway Star’, is often cited as a major influence in the early development of the heavy metal music genre.
1977 | The Jam released their first single ‘In The City’, which peaked at No. 40 in the UK charts.
1978 | Bob Marley and the Wailers performed at the ‘One Love Peace Concert’ in Jamaica. It was Marley’s first public appearance in Jamaica since being wounded in an assassination attempt a year and a half earlier.
2001 | Destiny’s Child went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Survivor.’
2003 | Songwriter Felice Bryant died of cancer.
2007 | Beyonce & Shakira were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Beautiful Liar’.
2013 | Richie Havens, the folk singer who opened the legendary 1969 Woodstock rock festival, died of a heart attack at 72. He died at his home in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Born on this day
1936 | Glen Campbell, country singer, songwriter, TV presenter.
1956 | Kenny Lyons, from American alternative rock band The Lemonheads.
1974 | Shavo Odadjian, bassist with Armenian-American heavy metal band System of a Down.
1979 | Daniel Johns from Australian rock band Silverchair.