On this day

1968 | The Broadway musical Hair opened at the Biltmore Theatre in New York City. The show featured the songs ‘Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In’, ‘Good Morning Starshine’ and the title song. The production ran for 1,729 performances, finally closing on July 1st, 1972.

1973 | Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon went to No.1 in the US.

1990 | Guns N’ Roses leader Axl Rose married Erin Everly, daughter of The Everly Brothers Don at Cupid’s Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. They divorced in January 1991 after a stormy nine months of marriage.

1999 | Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2002 | Sugababes scored their first UK No.1 single with ‘Freak Like Me.’

2013 | Emeli Sande set a new record for the most consecutive weeks on the UK’s Official Album Chart top 10 of any debut album. ‘Our Version Of Events’ was released in February 2012 and went on to become the biggest selling album that year.

2015 | Jack Ely died at the age of 71 after a long illness.

Born on this day

1968 | Daisy Berkowitz, with American rock band Marilyn Manson who had the 1998 US No.1 album, Mechanical Animals.

1969 | English singer, Mica Paris, who had the 1988 UK No.7 single, ‘My One Temptation’.

1993 | Tom Ogden, English singer and guitarist best known as the frontman of the indie pop band Blossoms.