Thursday 22 December – On This Day

Happy birthday to – Richey James Edwards (musician), Ralph Fiennes (actor) & Noel Edmonds  (television presenter)

2005, Janet Jackson was the most-searched name during 2005 according to Google, the singer topped a list of searches with people looking for pictures from her infamous ‘wardrobe malfunction’ at the 2004 Super Bowl when she exposed her right breast.

1988, The Smiths played their farewell gig at Wolverhampton Civic Hall, (without guitarist Johnny Marr). To gain entrance to the gig fans had to wear a Smiths or Morrissey T- shirt.

1979, Rupert Holmes started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Escape, (The Pina Colada Song). His only US No.1 solo hit, a No.23 hit in the UK.