On this day
1967 | Working at Abbey Road studios The Beatles began recording a new John Lennon song ‘You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)’.
1971 | Dawn were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Knock Three Times’, the group’s first of two UK No.1’s.
1986 | Whitney Houston started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Greatest Love Of All’, the singers third US No.1, a No.8 hit in the UK.
1990 | Nirvana played the last date of a North American tour at the Zoo in Boise, Idaho. This was Chad Channing’s final gig with the band, drummer Dave Grohl replaced him in Sept of this year after his band Scream had split-up.
2008 | Amy Winehouse and Pete Doherty posted a two-minute clip of themselves playing with newborn mice on Youtube. The video showed Doherty and Winehouse in a bare room, making rambling comments, picking up the mice and talking to them.
2012 | Donna Summer, the 1970s pop singer known as the Queen of Disco, died of lung cancer, an illness she believed she contracted from inhaling toxic particles released after the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York.
2013 | French Electronic Duo Daft Punk released their fourth album Random Access Memories.
2015 | Rapper Chinx was shot and killed in Queens, New York. The 31 year-old, was part of French Montana’s Coke Boys group.
Born on this day
1942 | Taj Mahal, US multi-instrumentalist, composer of film soundtracks.
1965 | Trent Reznor, American singer-songwriter, record producer and member of Nine Inch Nails.
1973 | American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist and record producer, Josh Homme, founding and only continuous member of Queens of the Stone Age.
1984 | English singer-songwriter Michael David Rosenberg, better known by his stage name Passenger.