On this day
1959 | Alone with an acoustic guitar and tape recorder in his New York City apartment Buddy Holly made his last recordings, including ‘Peggy Sue Got Married’, ‘Crying, Waiting, Hoping’, ‘That’s What They Say’, ‘What To Do’, ‘Learning The Game’ and ‘That Makes It Tough’. The recordings would be overdubbed posthumously and were later released by Coral Records.
1972 | David Bowie ‘came out’ as bisexual during an interview in the British music weekly Melody Maker.
1972 | Don McLean’s album ‘American Pie’ started a seven week run at No.1 in the US album chart.
1983 | The new 24-hour music video network MTV started broadcasting to the West Coast of America after being picked up by Group W Cable, Los Angeles.
2006 | Arctic Monkeys scored their second UK No.1 single with ‘When The Sun Goes Down’, from their debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not.
Born on this day
1940 | Addie Harris, singer with American girl group The Shirelles, notable for their popularity in the early 1960s.
1965 | DJ Jazzy Jeff, (1993 UK No.1 single ‘Boom! Shake The Room’).
1965 | American drummer Steven Adler, a member of Guns N’ Roses, from 1985 – 1990.