2016 – David Bowie died from liver cancer in his New York City apartment. Bowie had 2 days earlier released the album Blackstar on his 69th birthday. Bowie’s music, for 5 decades, inspired most musicians and forever will be thought of as one of the greats.
1981 – John Lennon’s Imagine became the UK Number One Single, where it stayed for 4 weeks. The song was first released in 1971, but following the death of Lennon in December 1980 the single was re-released with great success.
1958 – Great Balls of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis became the UK Number One Single, where it remained for 2 weeks. In the US the single, recorded at Sun Studios, sold a million copies in the first 10 days of release. “You shake my nerves and you rattle my brain…”
Previous Albums Of The Day
The Who rock opera Quadrophenia was released in October 1973, and was completely composed by Pete Townshend. The tale of Jimmy, a young mod, captures The Who at their best. Compelling, engaging and top rock. Quad or Tommy for you? thewho.com
Born On This Day Supergroup
|Vocals: Rod Stewart|
|Drums: Max Roach and Aynsley Dunbar|