On this day

1966 | The Mamas & the Papas started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Monday Monday’, it made No.3 in the UK.

1967 | Pearls Before Swine begin recording an album called ‘One Nation Underground’.

1977 | The Eagles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Hotel California’, the group’s fourth US No.1, a No.8 hit in the UK. The Eagles also won the 1977 Grammy Award for Record of the Year for ‘Hotel California’ at the 20th Annual Grammy Awards in 1978.

1978 | 90,000 tickets were sold in eight hours for Bob Dylan’s forthcoming London dates at Earls Court.

1992 | A leather Jacket worn by John Lennon during 1960-1963, was sold at Christies, London, England for £24,200.

1992 | Nigel Preston drummer with The Cult died in London, England aged 32.

2000 | Britney Spears went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Oops!… I Did It Again’.

2006 | Snow Patrol went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Eyes Open’ the bands fourth album.

Born on this day

1939 | American soul singer Jimmy Ruffin, who had the 1974 UK No.4 single ‘What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted’.

1946 | Bill Kreutzmann, drummer with Grateful Dead.

1946 | American singer and actress Thelma Houston who had the 1977 US No.1 & UK No.13 single ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’ which won the Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.

1955 | Steve Diggle, guitarist from punk rock band Buzzcocks.

1986 | Matt Helders, drummer, with English rock band Arctic Monkeys.