On this day
1961 | The Shirelles became the first all-girl black group to have the number one song on the US chart when ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow?’ reached the top.
1972 | Paul McCartney wrote and recorded his protest song ‘Give Ireland Back To The Irish’ within 24 hours of Bloody Sunday.
1975 | The Bee Gees begin recording ‘Jive Talkin’, which became their second US chart topper and No.5 UK hit.
1988 | Tiffany was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’, the singers only UK No.1 single.
1990 | Unhappy with the re-issue of the bands early single ‘Sally Cinnaman’ The Stone Roses trashed their former record company Revolver FM’s offices and threw paint over cars. The band were arrested and charged with criminal damage.
1999 | In the NME readers poll results the winner of ‘The pop personality that you would like as your doctor’ was won by singer Natalie Imbruglia.
2000 | Gabrielle went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Rise’.
2013 | Mick Jagger was named the most stylish rock star of all time by lifestyle website Complex. Jagger lead their top 50 list ahead of Prince, David Bowie, Kurt Cobain, Sid Vicious and Keith Richards.
2015 | Marion “Suge” Knight was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with a fatal traffic incident.
2016 | David Bowie left an estate valued at about $100m (£70m), according to his will which was filed in New York. Half would go to his widow, Iman, along with the home they shared in New York. The rest was shared between his son and daughter. Bowie’s personal assistant, Corinne Schwab, was left $2m and another $1m went to a former nanny, Marion Skene.
Born on this day
1947 | Steve Marriott, guitarist and singer/songwriter. He was a major influence on many UK bands.
1951 | Phil Collins, drummer, singer, songwriter who was a member of Genesis.
1964 | Angie Stone, singer, songwriter who was a member of Vertical Hold and is now a solo artist. Stones has written hits for Mary J. Blige & D’Angelo.