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On This Day May 18

The Beatles kicked off their first headlining tour of Britain in 1963.

In 1964 The Animals recorded ‘The House of the Rising Sun’.

Tiny Tim released Tiptoe through the Tulips in 1968.

Joy Division singer Ian Curtis took his own life in 1980 – he was just 23 years old.

In 1985 Simple Minds’ ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ hit number one in the US.

And Bewitched star Elizabeth Montgomery died in 1995 aged 62.

Today’s Birthdays:

Jessica Watson, the youngest person to sail non-stop and unassisted around the world, turns 22 (1993)

Singer Jack Johnson is 40 (1975)

And American comedian and actress Tina Fey is 45 (1970)

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