Happy 70th Birthday John Lennon! Your spirit lives on...
Musicians Born On October 9
1937 Pat Burke (Foundations)
1939 P.V. Wright (That's How Strong My Love Is)
1940 John Lennon
1944 John Entwhistle (Who)
1948 Jackson Browne (Stay)
1969 P.J. Harvey
1975 Sean Ono Lennon
Number 1 In The Charts On October 9
1959 Jerry Keller: 'Here Comes Summer' UK 45
1961 Ray Charles: 'Hit the Road Jack' US 45
1965 Beatles: 'Yesterday' US 45
1971 Rod Stewart: 'Maggie May' UK 45
1976 Dr Feelgood: 'Stupidity' UK LP
1993 Take That/Lulu : Relight My Fire : UK single
1993 Pet Shop Boys : Very : UK LP
Various Music Events On October 9
1958 Eddie Cochran records 'C'mon Everybody', using backtrack to a song with the same tune but different lyrics, called 'Let's Get Together'
1959 At the age of 21, Bobby Darin becomes the youngest artist ever to appear at Copa Room, Sands Hotel, Las Vegas
1959 Johnny and the Hurricanes debut on UK chart with 'Red River Rock'
1966 John Lennon and Yoko Ono meet for the first time at an exhibition at the Indica Gallery in London
1973 Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla are divorced
1975 On John Lennon's 30th birthday, he and his wife Yoko celebrate the arrival of their only child, Sean Ono Lennon
1980 Gary Glitter declared officially bankrupt
1980 John Lennon releases 'Just Like Starting Over' to celebrate his 40th birthday. Yoko hires a sky-writer to etch him a 'Happy Birthday' message above the New York skyscrapers
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