On this day

1970 | The Doors played what would be their last ever live show with Jim Morrison when they played at the Warehouse in New Orleans.

1987 | George Michael started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Faith’.

1992 | Whitney Houston started a twenty-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘The Bodyguard’.

2001 | Arthur Lee guitarist and singer from Love, was released from prison after serving almost six years of an eleven-year sentence. Lee had been convicted of possession of a firearm and for allegedly shooting a gun in the air during a dispute with a neighbour.

2003 | Mick Jagger became a Sir after being knighted by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

2007 | Ike Turner, the former husband of Tina Turner died at the age of 76 at his home near San Diego, California.

Born on this day

1915 | Frank Sinatra American singer, actor and producer, who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century.

1944 | Rob Tyner, singer from American rock band MC5 who formed in 1964.

1959 | Sheila E. singer and percussionist discovered by Prince, she had the 1985 US & UK Top 20 single ‘The Belle Of St Mark’.

1968 | Danny Boy, US rap group, House Of Pain, (1993 UK No.8 single, ‘Jump Around’).

1980 | Carl Dalemo, bassist with English indie rock band Razorlight.