On this day
1966 | David Jones changed his name to David Bowie to avoid confusion with Davy Jones from The Monkees, just in time for the release of his single, ‘Can’t Help Thinking About Me’.
1970 | Diana Ross made her last appearance with The Supremes at The Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas.
1977 | David Bowie released his eleventh studio album Low, the first of three collaborations with Brian Eno termed the “Berlin Trilogy”.
1996 | Oasis went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory’, the group’s second UK No.1 spent a total of 145 week’s on the chart.
2007 | Amy Winehouse started a two week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Back To Black’.
2010 | Guitarist Jimmy Page was honoured with the United Nations’ first ever Pathways To Peace Award.
2012 | English drummer, producer, journalist, music educator, and broadcaster Robbie France died aged 52.
Born on this day
1959 | Chas Smash, horns, from English ska band Madness.
1962 | Patricia Morrison, from English gothic rock band, The Sisters Of Mercy.
1968 | American rapper, actor, author and entrepreneur LL Cool J.
1969 | American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer Dave Grohl.
1974 | Denise Van Outen, actress / singer, (2002 UK No. 23 single with Andy Williams, ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’).
1982 | Caleb Followill, lead singer, rhythm guitarist, from American rock band Kings of Leon.