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.
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.
Run turned 55 today. Better known by the stage name Run, Rev. Run or DJ Run, is one of the founding members of the influential hip hop group Run–D.M.C. He is also a practicing minister, known as Reverend Run.⁣
Thomas Dolby turned 61 today. The English musician, producer, entrepreneur and teacher; came to prominence in the 1980s, releasing hit singles including "She Blinded Me with Science" and "Hyperactive!".


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