All the stuff that happened on this day……
1933, Born on this day, Quincy Jones, the bandleader, musician, and producer who scored the 1978 US No.1 single ‘Stuff Like That’, has a record 79 Grammy Award nominations. Jones was the producer of the three albums by Michael Jackson, Off The Wall, Bad and Thriller, which has now sold more than 100 million copies worldwide.
1946, Born on this day, Jim Pons, bass guitar, The Turtles, (1967 US No.1 single ‘Happy Together’, UK No. 4 with ‘She’d Rather Be With Me’). Went on to work with Frank Zappa.
1963, On a UK tour with Chris Montez and Tommy Roe, The Beatles appeared at the Gaumont Cinema, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. For the third night in a row, John Lennon, suffering from a bad cold, was unable to perform.
1964, For the first time in British recording history, all Top Ten singles in the UK were by British acts. No.1 was ‘Anyone Who Had A Heart’ by Cilla Black, No.2 – ‘Bits and Pieces’ by The Dave Clark Five, No.3 – ‘Little Children’ by Billy J Kramer, No.4 – ‘Diane’ by The Bachelors, No.5 – ‘Not Fade Away’ by The Rolling Stones, No.6 – ‘Just One Look’ by The Hollies, No.7 – ‘Needles and Pins’ by The Searchers, No.8 – ‘I Think Of You’ by The Merseybeats, No.9 – ‘Boys Cry’ by Eden Kane, and No. 10 – ‘Let Me Go Lover’ by Kathy Kirby.
1968, The promotional film for ‘Lady Madonna’ was broadcast in black and white on Top of the Pops on UK television. The video portion of the film clip was shot while The Beatles were performing the song ‘Hey Bulldog’, but the ‘Lady Madonna’ audio track was paired with the video for the promo release.
1971 – “Me and Bobby McGee,” Janis Joplin’s only Top Forty hit, reaches #1. It tops Billboard’s pop singles chart for two weeks.
1981, Eric Clapton was hospitalised with bleeding ulcers causing a US tour to be cancelled. He was back in hospital five weeks later after being involved in a car crash.
1982 – I Love Rock ‘n Roll (Joan Jett & the Blackhearts) was a hit.
In 1982, Metallica performed their first concert at Radio City in Anaheim, CA
1983 – “Basement Tapes,” weekly video competition between unsigned bands, makes its debut.
In 1983, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Alec John Such formed Bon Jovi.
1984, Annie Lennox married Hare Krishna devotee Radha Raman. They started divorce proceedings the following year.
1990, Flea and Chad Smith from The Red Hot Chili Peppers were arrested for sexually harassing a woman on Daytona Beach, Florida. They were each fined $1,000