On this day
1967 | The Beatles filmed three promotional films for their new single ‘Hello Goodbye’ at the Saville Theatre in London. Each of the three film clips featured different costumes and Beatle antics.
1975 | David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Space Oddity’ the track was first released in 1969 to tie in with the Apollo 11 moon landing.
1979 | The Eagles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Heartache Tonight’, the group’s 5th and final US No.1. It made No.40 in the UK.
1984 | Former Rufus singer Chaka Khan was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Feel For You.’ Written by Prince, the song featured Stevie Wonder on harmonica and the Rap was by Grandmaster Melle Mel.
1990 | Vanilla Ice started a 16-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘To The Extreme.’
2008 | Coldplay were declared the biggest-selling act of 2008 at the World Music Awards held in Monaco.
2014 | Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan was arrested following an alleged air rage incident on a flight from the United States.
2015 | Allen Toussaint the American musician, songwriter/composer, record producer, and influential figure in New Orleans R&B died aged 77 while on tour in Madrid, Spain.
Born on this day
1941 | Kyu Sakamoto, (1963 US No.1 & UK No.6 single ‘Sukiyaki’, the first ever Japanese US No.1). Killed in a plane crash on 12th August 1985.
1947 | Glenn Buxton, guitarist with the Alice Cooper Band
1957 | Chris Joyce, drummer from Simply Red, who had the 1986 US No.1 & UK No.2 single ‘Holding Back The Years’.
1966 | Steve Mackey, from English rock band Pulp, who had the 1995 UK No.2 single ‘Common People’. He quit the band in January 1997.
1967 | Andrew Vowles, Mushroom, Massive Attack, (1991 UK No.13 single ‘Unfinished Sympathy’).
1968 | Steve Brookstein, singer, winner of the first ever X Factor UK TV show in 2004.
1970 | Warren G, US rapper.
1978 | Eve, US female rapper, (2001 UK No.4 single, featuring Gwen Stefani, ‘Let Me Blow Ya Mind’).