Born on this day:
1944 Mike D’Abo, vocals (Manfred Mann)
1944 Roger Daltrey, vocals (The Who, solo)
1958 Nik Kershaw, singer, songwriter, producer
1973 Ryan Peake, guitar (Nickelback)
1967, at EMI Studios, Abbey Road, London, The Beatles started recording a John Lennon song, “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.”
1968, Elton John’s first single “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” was released on the Philips label but didn’t chart.
1974, Chris Difford placed an advert in a South London shop window: ‘Lyricist seeks musician for co-writing’. Glenn Tilbrook answered the ad.
1974, Sara Lowndes filed for divorce from her singer-songwriter husband, Bob Dylan. The pair had secretly married in 1965.
1975, winners at this year’s Grammy Awards ceremony included Paul McCartney for Best Pop Vocal on “Band On The Run,” Olivia Newton-John (Record Of The Year with “I Honestly Love You” and Stevie Wonder won Album Of The Year for Fulfillingness’ First Finale.
1979, Manchester band Joy Division appeared at The Hope & Anchor, Islington, London. Admission is 75p ($1.28).
1994, Nirvana played their final concert at the 3,000 capacity Terminal Einz, a small airport hanger in Munich, Germany.
1997, a Motley Crüe fan, Clifford Goldberg, who claimed his hearing had been irreparably damaged after a show in New Jersey, had his lawsuit thrown out of court. The judge decreed that Goldberg knew the risk he was taking by sitting near the front of the stage.
1997, Bowie Bonds were issued on the U.S. Stock Exchange. Linked to Bowie’s back catalogue, albums with money earned on the bonds via interest from royalties, investors could expect to make an 8% profit in about 10 years.