~ 1974 – “The Partridge Family” television show ended.
~ 1974 – In federal court, John Lennon testified the Nixon administration tried to have him deported because of his involvement with the anti-war demonstrations at the 1972 Republican convention in Miami, FL.
~ 1984 – Tina Turner has her first solo # 1 hit with “What’s Love Got To Do With It’
~ 1995 – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opened in Cleveland Ohio
~ 1965 – The Doors record their first demos at World Pacific Jazz Studios in Los Angeles
~ 1942 – Frank Sinatra started his solo singing career.
~ 1992 – David Bowie appeared on the cover of “Architectural Digest.” He was the first human on the cover in 4 years.
~ 1992 – Prince changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol
~ 1981 – Beyonce was born
~ 1986 – Dire Straits’ “Money For Nothing” won the MTV award for Best Video.
~ 1987 – “American Bandstand” was canceled after 30 years on television.
~ 1986 – Bananarama top the charts with ‘Venus’. Bananarama are an English female pop music vocal group formed in London in 1981 by friends Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward. Their success on both pop and dance charts has earned them a listing in the Guinness World Records as the all-female group with the most chart entries in the world. Between 1982 and 2009, they had 32 singles reach the Top 50 of the UK Singles Chart. In 1981 Dallin and Fahey were studying journalism at The London College of Fashion (University of Arts) and Woodward was working at the BBC in Portland Place. Dallin and Woodward were living at the YWCA and were about to be made homeless until Paul Cook (ex Sex Pistols), who they had become fast friends with after meeting at a club, offered them a place to live above the Sex Pistols rehearsal room in the legendary Denmark St, Charing Cross.
The trio were ardent followers of the punk rock and post-punk music scene at school and during the early 1980’s. They often performed impromptu sets or backing vocals at gigs for such bands as The Monochrome Set, Iggy Pop, and The Jam. Bananarama recorded their first demo ‘Aie a Mwana’ (UK #92), a cover of a song by Black Blood, sung in Swahili. The demo was heard at Demon Records, who consequently offered Bananarama their first deal. The song was an underground hit and Bananarama were signed by Decca (later London Records) and remained on the label until 1993.