On this day

1958 | Gibson guitars launched it’ ‘Flying V’ electric guitar. Guitarists who played a Flying V include, Albert Collins, Jimi Hendrix, Marc Bolan and Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top.

1975 | Pink Floyd started sessions start at Abbey Road Studios London for their next album Wish You Were Here. Their ninth studio album was released on 12 September 1975 and features ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’.

1993 | It was reported that David Bowie had lost over £2.5 million ($4.25 million) in unpaid royalties to an Italian Mafia-linked bootleg fraud.

2017 | Norway announced that it would become the first country in the world to gradually stop using the FM radio network.

Born on this day

1937 | American singer Doris Troy. She was a session singer with Dionne Warwick, sang on Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon and released an album on The Beatles Apple label.

1946 | Syd Barrett guitarist, singer, songwriter with Pink Floyd. Barrett, who was a co-founding member, left Floyd in 1968.

1986 | Alex Turner, guitar, vocals, with English rock band Arctic Monkeys.