On this day

1965 | The Who released their debut studio album My Generation in the UK. In the United States, it was released by Decca Records as The Who Sings My Generation in April 1966, with a different cover and a slightly altered track listing. In 2003 it was named the second greatest guitar album of all time by Mojo magazine.

1965 | The Beatles sixth studio album Rubber Soul was released.

1966 | Ray Charles was given a five year suspended prison sentence and a $10,000 fine after being convicted of possessing heroin and marijuana.

1976 | An attempt was made on Bob Marley’s life when seven gunmen burst into his Kingston home injuring Marley his wife Rita and manager Don Taylor, the attack was believed to be politically motivated.

1976 | An estimated three and a half million people applied for ABBA’s forthcoming British Albert Hall concerts, there were just over 11 thousand tickets available.

2000 | American composer Hoyt Curtin died of heart failure aged 78.

2014 | Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran was named the most-streamed artist in the world by Spotify.

2015 | American musician and singer-songwriter Scott Weiland died aged 48.

Born on this day

1948 | Ozzy Osbourne (John Michael Osbourne), singer with English rock band Black Sabbath.

1968 | Montell Jordan, singer, (1995 US No.1 & UK No.11 single ‘This Is How We Do It’).