CBS records announced the invention of stereophonic records. Although the new format would be playable on ordinary record players, when used on the new stereo players, a new rich and fuller sound would be heard.
Bruce Springsteen & Friendly Enemies opened for The Allman Brothers Band at the Sunshine In, Asbury Park in New Jersey, tickets cost $4.00. Springsteen had just disbanded his group Steel Mill and within a few weeks would form Dr Zoom & The Sonic Boom with Steve Van Zandt.
Bryan Adams went into Little Mountain Sound, Vancouver, Canada to record ‘Run To You’ for his fourth studio album, Reckless. It was the first single released from the album and gave Adam’s his first UK hit peaking at No.11. The music video shot in London and Los Angeles was nominated for the 1985 MTV Video Music Awards in five different categories.
Singer, songwriter, poet and actor, Ian Dury died after a long battle with cancer aged 57. Dury had been disabled by polio as a child, formed Kilburn and the High Roads during the 70’s. His first album ‘New Boot’s And Panties’ became a punk classic spending 90 weeks on the UK chart, featured the 1979 UK No.1 single ‘Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick.’
1950 – Tony Banks, keyboards, Genesis
1953 – Walter Stocker, Air Supply
1957 – Billy MacKenzie, singer, The Associates
1964 – Clark Datchler, Johnny Hates Jazz
1970 – Mariah Carey, singer. Carey is named after ‘They Call The Wind Mariah’ from the musical ‘Paint Your Wagon’.
1988 – Jessie J, (Jessica Ellen Cornish)