On June 18, 1942 Paul McCartney, of the Beatles, Wings and solo fame, was born. Happy birthday Macca!
On May 1, 1965 the Beatles hit #1 on the UK album chart with their fourth studio LP, ‘Beatles For Sale’, for the third time, having already reached the top spot with it on February 27, 1965 and December 19, 1964.
On December 8, 1980, John Lennon was shot dead by Mark Chapman as he entered the Dakota, his New York apartment building. As a member of the Beatles, in tandem with his songwriting partner Paul McCartney, Lennon changed the face of popular music. He had released ‘Double Fantasy’ a matter of weeks before his death.
On October 9, 1940 John Lennon, co-founder of the Beatles was born. He died December 8, 1980 after being shot by Mark David Chapman.
October 9 is also the birthday of English singer-songwriter PJ Harvey.