On this day

1962 | Bob Dylan’s debut album Bob Dylan was released in the United States.

1971 | T Rex were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Hot Love.’

1996 | The second Beatles Anthology series was released.

2005 | 50 Cent became the first solo artist to have three singles in the US Top 5. ‘Candy Shop’ was at No.1 with ‘How We Do’ by The Game, (a member of his G-Unit group) at No.4 and ‘Disco Inferno’ at No.5.

2007 | US soul singer Luther Ingram died from a heart attack at the age of 69. Ingram scored the 1972 US No.2 hit ‘(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right’ and wrote the Staple Singers’ hit ‘Respect Yourself’.

2015 | Ed Sheeran sold the two millionth copy of his second album, X, (pronounced multiply), in the UK, nine months after it was released.

Born on this day

1944 | American keyboardist Tom Constanten who is best known for playing with the Grateful Dead from 1968 to 1970.

1955 | American actor, producer, and singer Bruce Willis.

1959 | Terry Hall, English musician and the lead singer of The Specials.