On this day
1979 | American jazz double bassist, pianist, composer and bandleader Charles Mingus died aged 56.
1980 | David Bowie appeared on Saturday Night Live Live from New York City performing ‘The Man Who Sold the World’, ‘TVC 15’ and ‘Boys Keep Swinging’.
1991 | Iron Maiden went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter.’
1998 | Ken Forssi bassist with Love died of brain cancer aged 55.
2010 | American trumpeter, bandleader and producer Willie Mitchell died from a cardiac arrest age 81.
Born on this day
1923 | Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records, the first label of Elvis Presley’s recordings.
1934 | US music producer and pioneer of digital recording, Phil Ramone, Ramone. He was regarded as one of the most successful producers in history, winning 14 Grammy awards.
1941 | Grady Thomas, a former member of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic.
1949 | George Brown, singer, Kool & The Gang.
1950 | Chris Stein co-founder and guitarist of the new wave band Blondie.
1969 | Brian Warner, (Marilyn Manson), with American rock band Marilyn Manson.