On this day
1964 | The Rolling Stones released their first EP, which included, ‘You Better Move On’, ‘Poison Ivy’, ‘Bye Bye Johnny’ and ‘Money’.
1967 | The Daily Mail ran the story about a local council survey finding 4,000 holes in the road in Lancashire inspiring John Lennon’s contribution to The Beatles song ‘A Day In The Life’.
1987 | Kate Bush started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘The Whole Story’.
1996 | David Bowie Tom Donahue, The Jefferson Airplane, Gladys Knight And The Pips, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd, Pete Seeger, The Shirelles and The Velvet Underground were all inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
2016 | American brass player Mic Gillette died of a heart attack. A child prodigy, Gillette picked up the trumpet and was reading music by age four. He was a member of soul band Tower of Power.
Born on this day
1960 | John Crawford, bassist from American new wave band Berlin, who scored the 1986 UK & US No.1 single ‘Take My Breath Away’ which was featured in the 1986 film Top Gun.
1963 | Andy Rourke, bassist with English rock band The Smiths.
1971 | Kid Rock, (Robert James Ritchie), American singer-songwriter.
1978 | Ricky Wilson, vocals, Kaiser Chiefs.
1984 | Calvin Harris, singer-songwriter and producer.