1974, Barry White went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love Baby’, the singers first and only US solo chart topper. It made No.8 in the UK.
1980, During a North American tour, Bob Marley collapsed while jogging in New York’s Central Park. After hospital tests he was diagnosed as having cancer. Marley played his last ever concert two nights later at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1992, Parlophone Records released ‘Creep’ by Radiohead, the single didn’t chart but featured in the majority of critics lists at the end of the year.
1996, The Fugees scored their second UK No.1 single with ‘Ready Or Not’. The chorus in the song is based on ‘Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide from Love)’ by The Delfonics. The Fugees previous single ‘Killing Me Softly,’ was so successful that the track was ‘deleted’ and no longer supplied to retailers whilst the track was still in the Top 20 to make way for the next single ‘Ready or Not’.
1934, Born on this day, Leonard Cohen, Canadian singer, songwriter, poet, (1968 UK No.13 & US No. 83 album ‘Songs Of Leonard Cohen’).
1972, Born on this day, Liam Gallagher, vocals, Oasis, first single was the 1994 UK No.31 ‘Supersonic’. Their 1994 UK No.1 album ‘Definitely Maybe’ became the fastest selling UK debut album ever. Now fronts Beady Eye with Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock.