Friday 8th March 2013
1965, Bob Dylan’s single ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’ was released in the US. The lead track from his Bringing It All Back Home album, gave Dylan his first top 40 hit on the Billboard chart when it peaked No.39. Subterranean Homesick Blues is also noted for its innovative film clip, in what became one of the first ‘modern’ promotional film clips, the forerunner of what later became known as the music video.
1986, Diana Ross was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the ‘Chain Reaction.’ Written and
produced by the Bee Gees, (who also provided the backing vocals for the single). The single
became her first No.1 single in the UK since ‘I’m Still Waiting’ in 1971.
1990, Cher won the worst dressed female, and worst video for ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’, in
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s awards, Donny Osmond won the most unwelcome comeback
Born on this day
1945, Michael Dolenz, singer and drummer with The Monkees
1946, Carole Bayer Sager, singer, songwriter
1946,Randy Meisner, guitarist with US group Poco who later joined The
1954, Cheryl Baker, singer with UK group Bucks Fizz
1958, Gary Numan, singer with Tubeway Army