On this day

1974 | The Rolling Stones scored their fifth US No.1 album with ‘It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll’.

1975 | Queen started a nine-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with Bohemian Rhapsody.

1979 | Pink Floyd released ‘Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)’ which rapidly topped the charts in the UK, followed by the US and a further 9 countries.

1991 | Genesis scored their 5th UK No.1 album with ‘We Can’t Dance’, featuring the singles ‘Jesus He Knows Me’ and ‘I Can’t Dance’.

1991 | Michael Jackson had his fourth UK No.1 single with ‘Black or White’ which featured Slash on guitar. Also a No.1 hit in the US.

2008 | 15 years after their last album, Guns N’ Roses released Chinese Democracy in the US, exclusively via the electronics retailer Best Buy.

2015 | Taylor Swift dominated the American Music Awards, winning three prizes, including album of the year and song of the year.

2016 | Joe Esposito, a close friend and aide of Elvis Presley died at the age of 78.

Born on this day

1949 | Marcia Griffiths, singer, also called the “Queen of Reggae”.

1978 | Alison Mosshart, American singer, songwriter with The Kills and blues rock band The Dead Weather with Jack White.

1992 | Miley Ray Cyrus, (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), American actress, singer and songwriter.