On this day
1972 | John Lennon and Yoko Ono started a week long run as co-hosts on ‘Mike Douglas’ US TV show.
1973 | David Bowie collapsed on stage during a concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
1977 | US singer songwriter Janis Ian received 461 Valentine’s day cards after indicating in the lyrics of her song ‘At Seventeen’, she had never received any.
1980 | Lou Reed married Sylvia Morales at a ceremony in his New York apartment.
1986 | Frank Zappa appeared on an episode of the television series Miami Vice. Zappa portrayed a crime boss named ‘Mr. Frankie.’
1987 | Bon Jovi started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’, the group’s second US No.1, a No.4 hit in the UK.
1999 | Lenny Kravitz scored his first UK No.1 single with ‘Fly Away’ a No.12 hit in the US. The track had been used on a TV ad for cars.
2005 | Kerrang! magazine announced the results of its readers’ poll for the best British rock albums ever. The Top 10 were: No.1, Black Sabbath’s Black Sabbath; No.2, Iron Maiden’s Number Of The Beast. Sex Pistols’ Never Mind The Bollock’s, Here’s The Sex Pistols; No. 4, Led Zeppelin IV; No.5, Black Sabbath’s Paranoid; No.6, Muse’s Absolution; No.7, The Clash’s London Calling; No.8, Queen’s Sheer Heart Attack; No.9, Iron Maiden’s Iron Maiden and No.10, Manic Street Preachers’ The Holy Bible.
2008 | Oasis singer Liam Gallagher married his long-term partner, the ex-All Saints singer Nicole Appleton at a civil ceremony in London.
2016 | Adele was at No.1 on the US album chart with her third studio album 25.
Born on this day
1945 | Vic Briggs, guitarist with The Animals, who had the 1964 UK & US No.1 single ‘House Of The Rising Sun’.
1950 | Roger Fisher, from American rock band Heart.