October 2nd Happy Birthday to
Lolly Vegas – Redbone (1939), Ron Meagher – The Beau Brummels (1946), Don McLean (1945), Richard Hell – The Voidoids (1949), Mike Rutherford – Genesis (1950), Sting (1951), John Otway (1952), Phil Oakey – The Human League (1955), Freddie Jackson (1956), Robbie Nevil (1958), Sigtryggur Baldursson – The Sugarcubes (1962), Damon Gough – Badly Drawn Boy (1969), Tiffany (1971), Lene G Nystrom – Aqua (1973)
1954 Don Cornell was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Hold My Hand’.
1965 The McCoys at No. 1 on the US singles chart with ‘Hang On Sloopy’
1971 Rod Stewart at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Maggie May / Reason To Believe’, his album ‘Every Picture Tells A Story’ also started a four-week run on this day at No.1 on the UK and US chart.
1972 Blackfeather at No.1 on the Australian chart with ‘Boppin’ The Blues’
1982 Dire Straits at No.1 on UK the album charts with ‘Love Over Gold’.
1982 John Cougar at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Jack and Diane’
1982 Musical Youth at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Pass The Dutchie’.
1983 Bonnie Tyler at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart
2005 Katie Melua at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Piece By Piece’
2008 Pink at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Funhouse’
2010 Bruno Mars at No.1 on the UK chart with ‘Just the Way You Are (Amazing)’
1979 The Buzzcocks performed at the Mountford Hall, Liverpool, England.
1982 Peter Gabriel and Steve Hacket joined their former band mates in Genesis for a one-time benefit performance at The Milton Keynes Bowl in Buckinghamshire, England
2000 Coldplay performed at The Junction, Cambridge.
2005 James Blunt performed at Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland
2017 Tom Petty died