2014 – Bang Bang by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj became the UK’s Number One Single. The single was a huge summer hit, although only spent one week at the top spot.
1975 – Hold Me Close by David Essex started a 3 week spell at the top of the UK Singles Chart. The song knocked Rod Stewart’s Sailing off the top spot.
1970 – American rock singer and songwriter Janis Joplin died in room #105 of the Landmark Motor Hotel in Hollywood. Joplin was discovered by her tour manager dead on the floor beside her bed following a heroin overdose.
1962 – Telstar by The Tornados became the UK Number One Single, where it remained for 5 weeks. The instrumental track, named after the communications satellite, was written and produced by Joe Meek.
Previous Albums Of The Day
Anyone for punk? The 1980 Circle Jerks LP Group Sex is seen as a landmark release in the hard core punk genre. Released on Frontier Records FLP 002!
Born On This Day Supergroup
|Bass: Eddie Gomez (Bill Evans Trio) and Steve Swallow|