Friday 30 December – On This Day

Happy birthday to – Jay Kay (musician), Tracey Ullman (comedian, actress, singer, dancer, screenwriter and author) & Davy Jones (actor & musician)

1999, In the Queen’s Millennium Honours list, former Slade singer Noddy Holder was awarded an MBE and guitarist Mark Knopfler was awarded an OBE.

1969, Peter Tork quit The Monkees, buying himself out of his contract which left him broke.

1967, The Beatles scored their 15th US No.1 with ‘Hello Goodbye’, Gladys Knight and the Pips were at No.2 with ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’ and The Monkees at No.3 with ‘Daydream Believer.’