On this day
1981 | Ringo Starr married actress and one time ‘Bond girl’ Barbara Bach.
1985 | USA For Africa started a three-week run at No.1 on the US chart with ‘We Are The World’. The US artists’ answer to Band Aid had an all-star cast including Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan, Daryl Hall, Huey Lewis, Cyndi Lauper, Kim Carnes, Ray Charles, Billy Joel and Paul Simon plus the composer’s of the track, Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie.
1996 | Oasis played the first of two nights at Manchester’s Maine Road football ground as a ‘thank you’ to their fans, the 80,000 tickets sold out in hours.
1999 | UK band The Verve announced that they had split.
2003 | Madonna went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘American Life’, the singers eighth No.1 album. Also a US No.1 album.
Born on this day
1948 | Kate Pierson, vocals with the American new wave band The B-52’s.
1951 | Paul Frehley, from American hard rock band Kiss.
1959 | Scottish singer, recording artist and actress Sheena Easton, who had the 1980 UK No.3 & 1981 US No.1 single ‘Morning Train, Nine To Five’.
1979 | Will Boyd, bass, with American rock band Evanescence.
1988 | American singer, rapper and songwriter Lizzo, (born Melissa Vivianne Jefferson). Her 2017 single ‘Truth Hurts’, became a viral sleeper hit, topping the Billboard Hot 100 in September 2019 two years after its initial release.