On this day

1976 | Lancaster local council cancelled the Sex Pistols gig at Lancaster Poly, England. The reason was given in a statement by the council saying: ‘We don’t want that sort of filth (The Sex Pistols) in the town limits.’

1980 | John and Yoko’s Double Fantasy album was released. Though initially poorly received, the album is notable for its association with Lennon’s murder three weeks after its release.

1997 | ‘Perfect Day’ performed by various artists including Elton John, Bono, Tom Jones & David Bowie went to No.1 on the UK singles chart.

2001 | Beatles guitarist George Harrison died in Los Angeles of lung cancer aged 58.

2007 | Control, the biopic about late Joy Division singer Ian Curtis scooped five prizes at the British Independent Film Awards.

Born on this day

1939 | Meco Monardo, (1977 US No.1 & UK No.7 single ‘Star Wars Theme’).

1944 | English drummer, singer and songwriter Twink who was a central figure in the English psychedelic movement.

1974 | Apl.De.Ap, vocals, Black Eyed Peas.

1979 | The Game, (Jayceon Terrell Taylor), American rapper.