SPACE ODDITY

Today, 51 years ago, “Space Oddity” by David Bowie was released. Inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), the song is about the launch into space of Major Tom, a fictional astronaut.

YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT

Today in 1978, “You’re the One That I Want” went to number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped UK Singles Chart as well. It’s also one of the best-selling singles in history.

LENE LOVICH: LUCKY NUMBER

On this date, 41 years ago, Lene Lovich re-released “Lucky Number”. Originally released as a B-side for Lovich’s cover of “I Think We’re Alone Now”, the song was re-released on 26 January 1979 as an A-side and became the lead single of her debut studio album Stateless. “Lucky Number” became a defining song and made her a leading figure of the new wave genre.

WENDY JAMES: REVOLUTION BABY!

The ex-lead singer and focal point of Transvision Vamp, Wendy James, who attracted media attention with her sexually charged and rebellious image & her punk-chewed bubblegum rock, turned 54 today.

SAME AS IT EVER WAS

Happy first day of 2020, rock ‘n’ roll swaggers! Same as it ever was: stop making sense. This must be the year!

THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS SONG EVER

“Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl is the best Christmas tune of all time and also UK’s most-played Christmas song of the 21st century.

RICHEY EDWARDS 52

Happy birthday and stay beautiful you Cool Cymru: Richey!

ELTON JOHN & DAVID FURNISH: LOVE WINS

Today, 14 years ago, Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish became the first gay celebrities to register their relationship as a civil partnership.

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