On this day

1965 | 18-year-old David Bowie recorded ‘Can’t Help Thinking About Me’ at Pye Studios, London, England, which was later released as a single under the name David Bowie with The Lower Third.

1966 | The Beach Boys went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Good Vibrations’.

1967 | American soul singer, songwriter Otis Redding was killed in a plane crash, aged 26.

1983 | Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Say Say Say’.

2000 | Eminem went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Stan’ featuring British singer Dido.

2015 | Janis Joplin’s psychedelic 1965 Porsche sold for $1.76 million at RM Sotheby’s car auction in New York City.

Born on this day

1952 | American actress Susan Dey, known for her television roles as Laurie Partridge on the sitcom The Partridge Family from 1970 to 1974.

1972 | Brian Molko, guitar, vocals, with alternative rock band Placebo.

1974 | Meg White, American drummer, The White Stripes.

1985 | British cellist, percussionist and vocalist Grace Chatto from the electronic music group Clean Bandit.