On this day

1967 | The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded an appearance on UK TV show Top Of The Pops performing a live version of “Hey Joe”.

1989 | At just 38 years old, Stevie Wonder became the youngest living person to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1993 | Elton John resigned his directorship of Watford Football Club. Having supported Watford Football Club since growing up locally, Elton John became the club’s chairman and director in 1976, investing large sums of money as the club rose three divisions into the English First Division.

1997 | Songwriter and producer Keith Diamond died of a heart attack.

1997 | Tori Amos was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Professional Widow’ (It’s Got To Be)’.

2001 | Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher was granted a quickie divorce from Meg Matthews at the High Court in London. The couple had split last September, eight months after Meg had given birth to their daughter, Anais.

2016 | The Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey died at the age of 67 in New York City from complications arising from rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and pneumonia.

Born on this day

1941 | David Ruffin, vocals, The Temptations.

1971 | Jonathan Davis, singer from American nu metal band Korn.

1977 | Richard Archer, singer, guitarist, Hard-Fi.

1980 | Estelle Swaray, female English hip-hop artist, singer and producer.

1983 | Katie White, British musician and member of the pop duo The Ting Tings.