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.