In 1970, Jimi Hendrix played his last gig in Britain at the Isle of Wight festival. Three weeks later he died.

Daddy Cool’s debut album, Daddy Who? Daddy Cool’, topped the Australian charts 1971. It stayed on top for 7 weeks.

The final episode of The Brady Bunch went to air in the US in 1974.

In 1993, Billy Joel became the first musical guest on CBS-TV’s “The Late Show with David Letterman” when the show debuted.

Actor Glenn Ford died in 2006 aged 90.

And Rapper Kayne West announced he was going to run in the 2020 American Presidential campaign while accepting an award at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2015.

Today’s birthdays:


Aussie swim star, Leisel Jones, turns 31 (1985)

Tennis champion Andy Roddick turns 34 (1982)

Cameron Diaz is 44 (1972)

The Fantastic Four’s Michael Chiklis is 53 (1963)