On this day
1961 | Danny Williams was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Moon River’, the Oscar-winning song was from the film Breakfast At Tiffany’s.
1978 | Rolling Stone magazine voted Some Girls by The Rolling Stones ‘Album of the Year.’
1991 | Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana and Pearl Jam all appeared at Del Mar O’brien Pavilion, San Diego, California.
1998 | UK radio station BBC Radio 1 aired the 100 National Anthems, songs voted by listeners. At No.5 Radiohead, ‘Creep’, No.4 Underworld ‘Born Slippy’, No.3 The Verve ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’, No.2 Nirvana ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ No.1 Massive Attack ‘Unfinished Sympathy’.
2003 | 50 Cent’s debut album, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ was named the biggest selling album in the US in 2003 with the album going platinum six times over.
2005 | Pink Floyd were voted the greatest rock stars ever in a survey of 58,000 listeners from UK radio station Planet Rock.
2011 | Sinead O’Connor announced the end of her marriage to therapist Barry Herridge after only 16 days. O’Connor admitted that they had “made a mistake rushing into getting married”. This was the Irish singers fourth marriage.
2015 | Lemmy, lead vocalist and bassist with Motörhead died at his home in Los Angeles, California, four days after his 70th birthday following a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer.
2015 | John Bradbury, the longtime drummer for the British band the Specials, died aged 62.
Born on this day
1953 | Richard Clayderman, French pianist who has sold over 70 million albums world-wide, biggest UK hit is the 1982 UK No.2 album ‘Richard Clayderman.’
1954 | Rosie Vela, US singer songwriter.
1978 | John Legend (John Stephens), singer, songwriter.