Jerry Donahue

September 24th 1946, Born on this day, American guitarist and producer Jerry Donahue from UK folk group, Fairport Convention, (1969 UK No.21 single ‘Si Tu Dois Partir’). And has also been a member of Fotheringay.

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Linda McCartney

September 24th 1942, Born on this day, Linda McCartney, (Linda Eastman). Wife of Paul McCartney.Photographer, animal rights campaigner, launched her own brand of vegetarian food. Played keyboards with Wings and solo McCartney records. 1971 Paul and Linda McCartney UK No.1 album ‘Ram’. She died of breast cancer on 17th April 1998.

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Nirvana

24th Sept 1991, Nirvana’s album Nevermind was released in America, entering the chart at No. 144 on its first week. The album which peaked at No. 1 in January 1992 has now sold over 30m copies world wide. The idea for the now iconic front cover shot of the baby swimming came after Kurt Cobain and drummer Dave Grohl saw a TV documentary on water babies.

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Jimi Hendrix

24th Sept 1966, Jimi Hendrix arrived in London with manager Chas chandler on a flight from New York City. With only the clothes he was wearing, Hendrix had sold his other belongings to pay a hotel bill in New York. One of the first things he does after arriving in England is to legally change his name from James to Jimi.

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Elvis Presley

24th Sept 1957, The Elvis Presley classic, ‘Jailhouse Rock’ was released. It became his ninth US number one single and stayed on the Billboard chart for nineteen weeks. The film clip from the movie where he sang the song is considered by many historians to be the first rock video

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