1960, The Beatles performed at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.
1964, The Who appeared at the Town Hall, Greenwich, South London.
1965, Donovan made his US television debut on Shindig! along with The Hollies, The Turtles and the Dave Clark Five.
1967, BBC Radio 1 was launched in the UK. Former Radio Caroline DJ Tony Blackburn was the first presenter on air.
The Move's 'Flowers In The Rain', was the first record played.
1967, During a UK tour Pink Floyd appeared at the Skyline Club in Hull north east England.
1971, Rick Wakeman made his live debut with Yes at The De Montford Hall, Leicester at the start of a 23-date UK tour.
1972, David Cassidy was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'How Can I Be Sure.' It was the star from the US TV series the Partridge Family's first UK No.1. It was originally recorded by The Young Rascals in 1967.
1974, Police were called to a Lynyrd Skynyrd and Blue Oyster Cult concert after a fight broke out between two sound engineers. The Skynyrd roadie claimed that the sound had been deliberately turned off during the bands set.
1978, Exile started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Kiss You All Over', it made No.6 in the UK.
1978, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John had their second UK No.1 from the film 'Grease' with 'Summer Nights.' Seven
weeks at No.1 it became the second best selling single of 1978, beaten by 'Saturday Night Fever'.
1984, UK station Capitol Radio launched 'The Network Chart' show hosted by David 'Kid' Jenson.
1984, The music division of Thorn EMI once said to be the greatest recording organisation in the world reported a world-wide loss of almost $5 million during the last six months.
1984, Kiss kicked off a 14-date UK tour at the Brighton Centre.
1989, Tina Turner scored her first solo UK No.1 album with 'Foreign Affair'.
1992, US singer Steve Earle was arrested in Nashville after he failed to report for jury service.
1993, Kate Pierson from The B-52's was charged with criminal mischief and trespassing during an anti-fur protest at 'Vogue's'
New York City offices.
1994, T.A.F.K.A.P. launched music channel VH1 in the UK, which gave the first airing of his new video 'Dolphin.'
1995, Mariah Carey made chart history when she started an eight week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Fantasy', making her the first female act to enter the chart in pole position.
1995, Simply Red scored their first UK No.1 single when 'Fairground' started a four-week run at the top of the charts. It was their 15th UK Top 40 hit.
1999, Chris de Burgh's web site was closed down after countless obscene messages were posted on the guestbook. One message
consisted entirely of two four-letter words repeated 3500 times.
2002, Popstars band Hear'say announced they had split up. The winners of the Popstars TV talent show who scored two UK No.1 singles had lasted less than two years.
2003, An auction of the contents of Sir Elton John's London home raised more than £1.4 million. An oil painting, entitled Madison Square Park, sold for £67,200, and a 19th Century portrait of Lieutenant George Dyer, painted by James Northcote in 1817, fetched £55,200. Sir Elton sold off the items so he could redecorate his home in a more modern style.
2006, Justin Timberlake started a two week run at No.1 on the US album chart with his second solo album 'FutureSex/LoveSounds' which also became the biggest album ever for pre-orders on iTunes.
2007, Country music singer Keith Urban crashed his motorcycle on the way to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. The 39-year-old, who was not injured, said he was being followed by a photographer when the accident happened near his home in Sydney, Australia.
2007, Foo Fighters went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Echoes Silence Patience & Grace' the bands sixth studio album and second
UK No.1. Reba McEntire was at No.1 on the US album chart with Reba: Duets.
2007, Sugababes started a four week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'About You Now', the girl group's 6th UK No.1 hit.
September 30th: Born on this day
1933, Born on this day, Soul singer Cissy Houston, and mother of Whitney Houston. Member of Sweet Inspirations, The Drinkard Singers, (with Dionne Warwick), back-up singer with Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Luther Vandross.
1935, Born on this day, Johnny Mathis, US singer, 1976 UK No.1 single 'When A Child Is Born', plus 10 other UK Top 40 singles. 1978 US No.1 single 'Too Much Too Little Too Late' and over 15 other Top 40 singles). His Greatest Hits album spent over nine years on the US chart.
1942, Born on this day, Dewey Martin, The Dillards, Buffalo Springfield, (1967 US No.17 single 'For What It's Worth').
1942, Born on this day, Frankie Lymon, singer, Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers, (1956 UK No.1 & US No.6 single 'Why Do Fools Fall In Love'). He died from a drug overdose on 28th February 1968 aged 25.
1942, Born on this day, Gus Dudgeon, producer. Best known for his work with Elton John. Also produced David Bowie, The Beach Boys , Zombies, Kiki Dee, Strawbs, XTC and Joan Armatrading. Dudgeon was killed in a car accident on 21st July 2002, his wife, Sheila, was also killed in the accident.
1943, Born on this day, Marilyn McCoo, singer, 1977 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'You Don't Have To Be A Star'. Also a member of The 5th Dimension.
1946, Born on this day, Sylvia Peterson, The Chiffons, (1963 US No.1 single 'He's So Fine', 1972 UK No.4 single 'Sweet Talking Guy', first released in 1966).
1947, Born on this day, Marc Bolan, guitarist, UK singer, songwriter, T Rex, (1971 UK No.1 single 'Hot Love', plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles, 1972 US No.10 single Bang A Gong, (Get It On). Bolan was killed in a car accident on 16th September 1977.
1952, Born on this day, John Lombardo, 10,000 Maniacs, (1993 UK No.47 single 'Candy Everybody Wants').
1954, Born on this day, Lesley Beach, sax, Amazulu, (1986 UK No.5 single 'Too Good To Forgotten').
1959, Born on this day, Basia Trzetrzelewska, singer, Matt Bianco, (1988 UK No.11 single 'Don't Blame It On That Girl').
1964, Born on this day, Robby Takac, bass, Goo Goo Dolls (1999 UK No. 26 single 'Iris', 2002 US No.3 album 'Gutterflower').
1964, Born on this day, Trey Anastasio, American guitarist, and singer with Phish.
1984, Born on this day, Keisha Buchanan, singer, Sugababes, (2002 UK No.1 single, 'Round Round', 2002 UK No.2 album 'Angels With Dirty Faces').
Died on this day
1969, Christine Hinton the girlfriend of David Crosby was killed in a car crash near San Francisco.
1977, Mary Ford died from cancer after being in a diabetic coma for 54 days. One-half of the husband-and-wife musical team, Les Paul and
Mary Ford. Between 1950 and 1954, the couple had 16 top-ten hits; in 1951 alone, they sold six million records.