On this day

1966 | The Beach Boys were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Good Vibrations.’

1971 | Slade were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Coz I Luv You’, the group’s first of six No.1’s.

1973 | The Who’s double album Quadrophenia entered the UK album chart peaking at No.2.

1984 | Wham! Were at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Make It Big’ and No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go Go’.

2003 | 21 year-old Britney Spears became the youngest singer to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2007 | The Eagles were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Long Road Out Of Eden’ the bands seventh studio album and first since 1979.

2010 | Patti Smith won the National Book Award for her memoir ‘Just Kids’.

2014 | American soul singer Jimmy Ruffin died aged 78. Ruffin who was the elder brother of David Ruffin of the Temptations had the 1974 UK No.4 single ‘What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted’.

Born on this day

1966 | Richard Fortus American guitarist. He is best known as a member of Guns N’ Roses with whom he has been a member since 2002.

1966 | Jeff Buckley, US singer songwriter, (1995 album ‘Grace’).

1980 | American musician Isaac Hanson, guitar, keyboards and vocals with Hanson who had the 1997 UK & US No.1 single ‘MMMbop’.