On this day
1976 | Music weekly NME reviewed The Sex Pistols debut single ‘Anarchy In The UK’ saying “Johnny Rotten sings flat, the song is laughably naive, and the overall feeling is of a third-rate Who imitation.”
1992 | Whitney Houston started a ten-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Will Always Love You’.
1993 | Doug Hopkins co-founder of American rock band Gin Blossoms died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds age 32.
2004 | U2 started a two week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb’, the bands ninth UK No.1 album.
2009 | In an interview with the UK daily newspaper The Guardian, George Michael said he had cut back on his cannabis intake and now only smoked ‘seven or eight’ spliffs per day instead of the 25 he used to smoke.
2011 | After spending 45 weeks at the top end of the UK charts, singer Adele’s second album ‘21’ become the biggest selling LP in Britain this century, surpassing the late Amy Winehouse’s 2006 LP ‘Back to Black’.
Born on this day
1965 | Johnny Rzeznik, singer and guitarist with Goo Goo Dolls
1982 | American singer, songwriter Keri Hilson who has written songs for artists, including Britney Spears, The Pussycat Dolls, and Mary J. Blige.