On this day
1966 | The Doors played the first night of a month long residency at the Ondine Discotheque, Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
1969 | Elvis Presley went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Suspicious Minds’, his 18th US No.1 single. A No.2 hit in the UK.
1975 | Elton John started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Island Girl’, his 5th US No.1, a No.14 hit in the UK.
2012 | Metal Hammer magazine published a list of the “Top ten rock and heavy metal moustaches…Ever”. The list which included moustaches worn by the likes of Frank Zappa, all the members of Black Sabbath, (except Ozzy Osbourne). James Hetfield, and Lemmy placed Freddie Mercury at the top of the list.
Born on this day
1962 | Anthony Kiedis, singer and co-founder of Red Hot Chili Peppers. Had the 1992 UK No.26 single ‘Under The Bridge’, 2002 UK No.1 album By The Way and 2006 No.1 album Stadium Arcadium. In 2004, he published his autobiography, titled Scar Tissue, which became a New York Times Best Seller.
1963 | Rick Allen, drums, Def Leppard, (1987 UK No.6 single ‘Animal’, and 1987 world wide No.1 album Hysteria 1988 US No.1 single ‘Love Bites’).
1992 | Joe Donovan, English drummer of the indie pop band Blossoms. Their the self-titled debut studio album peaked at No.1 on the UK chart in Aug 2016.