1976: Peter Frampton's "Frampton Comes Alive!" is released. The album takes just five weeks to go Gold and turns Platinum in less than three months. It sold 19 million copies in its first year.
1966: David Jones changes his name to David Bowie to avoid confusion with Davy Jones from the Monkees, just in time for the release of his single, "Can't Help Thinking About Me". He would later say that he chose "Bowie" because he likes that "big American bear-killin' knife."