On this day

1963 | The album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan was released by Columbia in the USA.

1977 | The Sex Pistols single ‘God Save The Queen’ was released in the UK. Banned by TV and radio, high street shops and pressing plant workers refused to handle the record.

1983 | The Smiths were at No.1 on the UK independent chart with their debut single ‘Hand In Glove.’

2005 | Robbie Williams was voted into first place beating Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie to be named the best live solo artist.

2008 | Sir Paul McCartney was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Yale University in the United States.

Born on this day

1966 | Sean Kinney, American musician, best known for being the drummer and co-founder of the rock band Alice in Chains.

1971 | Lisa Lopes, Left-Eye, singer with American girl group TLC.

1975 | Andre Benjamin, American rapper, singer, songwriter who with Outkast.