On this day
1969 | The entire shipment of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s album ‘Two Virgins’ was seized by authorities in New Jersey due to the full frontal nude photograph of the couple on the cover. The album was eventually wrapped in plain brown paper in record stores.
1971 | The George Harrison album ‘All Things Must Pass’ started a seven week run at No.1 on the US album chart, making Harrison the first solo Beatle to score a US No.1 album.
1974 | US country singer, actor and radio presenter Tex Ritter died of a heart attack when he was trying to bail a member of his band from a jail in Nashville. His song ‘High Noon’ won an Oscar for Best Song in 1952.
1979 | Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious went on trial in New York accused of murdering his girlfriend Nancy Spungen three months earlier.
2005 | Green Day were at No.1 on the UK album chart with their seventh album ‘American Idiot.’
2007 | Gnarls Barkley’s song ‘Crazy’ was confirmed as the biggest selling UK single of 2006 selling over 700,000 copies.
2016 | Adele was at No.1 on the US album chart with her third studio album 25.
Born on this day
1936 | Roger Miller singer, guitarist and TV star. (1965 UK No.1 & US No.4 single ‘King Of The Road’). He won four Grammy awards in 1965 including Best Country & Western Album.
1993 | Bryson Tiller, American singer, songwriter and rapper. His debut single, ‘Don’t’, peaked at No.13 on the US chart.