On this day

1958 | Jerry Lee Lewis arrived at London’s Heathrow Airport to begin his first British tour, along with his new bride, 14 year old third cousin, Myra. Although advised not to mention it, Lewis answered all questions about his private life. The public’s shock over Lewis’ marriage marks the start of a controversy leading to his British tour being cancelled after just 3 of the scheduled 37 performances.

1971 | The Rolling Stones album ‘Sticky Fingers’ started a four-week run at No.1 on the US charts, the group’s second US No.1 album.

1989 | Rap group Public Enemy fired one of its members, Professor Griff, after he made anti-Semitic remarks in the Washington Post.

1993 | Swedish group Ace Of Base started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘All That She Wants’, a No.2 hit in the US.

2000 | Travis swept the board at the Ivor Novello awards. Singer Fran Healy won two awards for Best Contemporary Song for the single ‘Why Does It Always Rain On Me” And Songwriter Of The Year for the Travis album ‘The Man Who.’

2010 | Alanis Morissette married rapper Mario “Souleye” Treadway in a private ceremony at their Los Angeles home.

Born on this day 

1924 | Charles Aznavour, French singer, actor, public activist and diplomat, famous for his 1974 UK No.1 single ‘She’.

1950 | Bernie Taupin, English lyricist, poet, and singer and Elton John’s long-time song writing partner.

1959 | English singer, songwriter Steven Morrissey from The Smiths.

1979 | Russell Pritchard, bassist with English indie rock band The Zutons.