On this day

1964 | The first edition of the official The Rolling Stones book was issued, priced at one and six, (the publication ran for 30 issues).

1975 | The Eagles released their fourth studio album One of These Nights which became the Eagles’ first No.1 album on Billboard’s chart.

1993 | Irish singer Sinead O’Connor took out a full-page ad in the Irish Times asking the public to “stop hurting me please.” She blamed her troubles on abuse she suffered as a child.

2004 | US singer, songwriter Ray Charles died aged 73.

2019 | Ed Sheeran was the most-played artist in the UK in 2018, while ‘Feel It Still’ by Portugal The Man was 2018’s most-played song.

Born on this day

1965 | Joey Santiago, guitarist with American alternative rock band Pixies.

1973 | American singer-songwriter Faith Evans.

1987 | Ghanaian-English rapper, singer, Tinchy Stryder, (Kwasi Danquah).