On this day

1966 | The Beatles started a six week run at No.1 on the US album chart with Rubber Soul the group’s seventh US chart topper, which went on to spend 56 weeks on the chart.

1991 | Steve Clark guitarist with Def Leppard, was found dead at his Chelsea flat by his girlfriend, after a night of heavy alcohol consumption combined with prescription drugs.

2001 | A woman who believed that Axl Rose communicated with her via telepathy was arrested for stalking the Guns N’ Roses singer for a second time.

2006 | The Strokes went to No.1 on the UK chart with ‘First Impressions Of Earth’ the bands third album and first No.1.

2016 | American R&B and soul singer Otis Clay died aged 73.

2016 | David Bowie released his twenty-fifth and final studio album Blackstar, coinciding with his 69th birthday and two days before his death. It became his first and only album to reach No.1 on the Billboard 200 album chart in the US.

Born on this day

1935 | Elvis Aaron Presley, the King of rock ‘n’ roll. He had his first No.1 in 1956 with the US No.1 & UK No.2 single ‘Heartbreak Hotel’.

1937 | Shirley Bassey, singer.

1946 | Robert Krieger, guitarist with The Doors.

1947 | David Bowie, english singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, painter and actor.

1969 | R. Kelly, singer.

1973 | Sean Paul, singer.