On this day

1970 | John Lennon wrote, recorded and mixed his new single ‘Instant Karma!’ all in one day.

1971 | David Bowie arrived in the US for the first time.

1990 | Kylie Minogue had her third UK No.1 single with ‘Tears On My Pillow’.

Born on this day

1918 | Elmore James, US blues guitarist, singer, known as the King of the Slide Guitar.

1944 | Kevin Coyne, singer, songwriter, film-maker, and a writer of lyrics, stories and poems.

1944 | Nick Mason: drums, percussion and tape effects, Pink Floyd.

1957 | Janick Robert Gers, English guitarist with English heavy metal band Iron Maiden.

1968 | Adrian Thaws, better known by his stage name Tricky, English record producer, rapper and actor.

1972 | Mark Owen singer with Take That.