From Steve Goddard
Birthdays today include 50′s teenage heartthrob Tab Hunter (Young Love) who turns 81, Bonnie Pointer of The Pointer Sisters (Slow Hand) is 61, and both Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and songwriter Susanne Vega (Luka, Tom’s Diner) blow out 53 candles today.
On this day in 1969, David Bowie‘s Space Oddity was first released, times to coincide with the Apollo moon landing. it was a mid chart hit at the time. But when the recording was re-issued in 1973, it became his first top 20 hit here in the states, and a #1 hit in the UK two years later.