On this Day in Music – 4th October


2014Bang 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.


1975Hold 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.


1962Telstar 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

No.394 4/10/2017

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

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