In July 1940, Frank Phillips was the first radio newsreader to announce his name at the start of the bulletin.
Former England rugby captain Lawrence Dallaglio sang backing vocals on Tina Turner’s We Don’t Need Another Hero, as he was a member of the Kings House Choir.
Simple Minds took their name from the lyrics of David Bowie’s hit The Jean Genie.
Former OMD member Andy McClusky wrote Atomic Kitten chart-topping Whole Again.
The Beatles’ Abbey Road album had the working title Everest. It wasn’t named after the mountain, but the cigarettes the engineer Geoff Emerick, smoked at the time.
Billie Ray Martin’s biggest hit was the 1995 re-issue of Your Loving Arms which reached number six, but her first chart appearance was as an uncredited vocalist on S-Express’ third hit Hey Music Lover.
On 9th March 2018, the New Musical Express printed its final magazine and its last ever cover star was the female rapper Stefflon Don.
Abba only had one appearance on the Now That’s What I Call Music! series, it was with Dancing Queen when it was re-issued in 1992 and peaked at number 16.
Talking of Abba, in 2000 they turned down $1 billion to do a 100-date tour.
Singers Bryan Adams and Ryan Adams were both born on the same date – 5th November.