Today in 1937, American blues singer Bessie Smith died aged 43 after being involved in a car accident just outside Memphis, TN
On this day in 2003, Robert Palmer died of a heart attack aged 54
Today in 1898, George Gershwin was born
Bryan Ferry is celebrating his 69th birthday today
Olivia Newton-John is 65 today
Tracey Thorn (Everything But The Girl) is 52 today
Today in 1975, The Rocky Horror Picture Show opened in the US. It is considered the longest running release in movie history.
Released on this day in 1969, probably the most iconic album of the rock era.