On this day
1966 | The Rolling Stones released ’19th Nervous Breakdown’ it reached No.2 on both the US and UK charts, while topping the NME charts and was the fifth best-selling single of 1966 in the UK.
1967 | The Monkees self-titled debut album started a seven-week run at No.1 on the UK chart.
1968 | Working at Abbey Road studios, London, The Beatles recorded ‘Across The Universe’.
1972 | During sessions at Trident Studios, London, England, David Bowie recorded ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide’, ‘Starman’ and ‘Suffragette City’, the last songs recorded for the The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars album.
1978 | The Bee Gees started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Staying Alive’. From the film soundtrack Saturday Night Fever, it gave the brothers their fifth US No.1, also No.1 in the UK.
1983 | The Smiths appeared at The Hacienda, Manchester, England. The group were set to release their debut single ‘Hand in Glove’ in two months time.
2009 | Robert Plant said he felt Led Zeppelin couldn’t reunite for a full tour because the band feels incomplete without drummer John Bonham. In an interview on Absolute Radio Plant stated, ‘The reason that it stopped was because we were incomplete, and we’ve been incomplete now for 29 years,’ he said. He admitted: ‘I think the thing about it is really, is that to visit old ground, it’s a very incredibly delicate thing to do, and the disappointment that could be there once you commit to that and the comparisons to something that was basically fired by youth and a different kind of exuberance to now, it’s very hard to go back and meet that head on and do it justice’.
2017 | Black Sabbath the band credited with inventing heavy metal music, played their last concert.
Born on this day
1975 | Natalie Imbruglia, actress, singer, who had the 1997 UK No.2 single ‘Torn’.
1982 | Kimberly Wyatt, American singer-songwriter, dancer, model, actress and choreographer.