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.