On this day

1965 | Bob Dylan released his fifth studio album Bringing It All Back Home. The album was the first of Dylan’s albums to break into the US top 10, and it also topped the UK charts later that Spring.

1975 | Led Zeppelin were enjoying a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with Physical Graffiti the group’s fourth US No.1 album.

1978 | The Police signed to A&M Records. The band scored over 15 UK Top 40 hits with the label including the worldwide No.1 ‘Every Breath You Take.’

1980 | Pink Floyd’s ‘Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)’ started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart. The track, which was the group’s only US chart topper, was also a No.1 in the UK, Germany, Australia, Italy and in many other countries around the world.

1980 | The Jam had their first UK No.1 with their tenth release, ‘Going Underground / Dreams Of Children’ the first single of the 80s to debut at No.1.

1992 | Polygram Records officially announced that Tears For Fears had split up.

2009 | Lady Gaga started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Poker Face’, her second UK chart topper and a No.1 hit in over 20 countries.

Born on this day

1947 | Patrick Olive, Hot Chocolate, who had the 1975 US No.3 single ‘You Sexy Thing’ the 1977 UK No.1 single ‘So You Win Again’ and over 25 other Top 40 hits.

1957 | American Grammy award–winning singer, songwriter and Broadway stage actress Stephanie Mills, who had the 1980 UK No.4 & US No.6 single, ‘Never Knew Love Like This Before’.

1981 | American hip hop recording artist Shawn Mims who had the 2007 US No.1 single ‘This Is Why I’m Hot’.