On this day

1967 | The Beatles spent a second day at Knole Park, Sevenoaks, Kent, England to complete filming for the ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ promotional video. The film was shot in colour, for the benefit of the US market, since UK television was still broadcasting only in black and white.

1970 | American blues musician Slim Harpo died of a heart attack while recording in London aged 46.

1970 | The Jackson Five went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Want You Back’.

1976 | ABBA knocked Queen from the UK No.1 position on the UK singles chart with ‘Mamma Mia.’

1978 | Greg Herbert saxophone player with Blood Sweat & Tears died of an accidental drug overdose in Amsterdam, Holland aged 30.

1981 | Blondie went to No.1 on the US singles hart with ‘The Tide Is High’, the group’s third US No.1, also a No.1 in the UK.

1987 | Paul Simon went back to No.1 on the UK album chart with Graceland the album stayed on the chart for a total 101 weeks.

1999 | US dance music producer Armand Van Helden went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘You Don’t Know Me’.

2015 | R&B rock and roll singer and songwriter Don Covay passed away at the age of 78.

2019 | Harold Bradley the American country and pop guitarist died age 93.

Born on this day

1932 | American record producer, songwriter, music publisher, and musician Rick Hall best known as the owner of Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

1956 | John Lydon, (Johnny Rotten,) singer with the Sex Pistols.

1964 | Jeff Hanneman, guitarist with American thrash metal band Slayer.

1967 | Chad Channing, Nirvana’s first drummer who left the band in 1990.

1981 | Justin Timberlake, singer with *NSYNC who had the 2000 US No.1 single ‘It’s Gonna Be Me’ and the 1999 UK No.5 single ‘I Want You Back’. As a solo artist scored the 2003 UK No.2 & US No.3 single ‘Cry Me A River’.

1987 | Marcus Mumford, English musician, best known as the lead singer of Mumford & Sons.