TODAY IN MUSIC

TODAY IN MUSIC

On this day

1955 | Rosemary Clooney was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Mambo Italiano’.

1976 | Queen were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.

1988 | Whitney Houston scored her sixth consecutive No.1 in the US with ‘So Emotional’.

2005 | Elvis Presley went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Jailhouse Rock.’

2008 | Spice Girl Victoria Beckham was named the worst dressed celebrity in an annual list of fashion disasters. Fashion critic Richard Blackwell, who had compiled the poll every year since 1960, said Beckham stepped out in “one skinny-mini monstrosity after another”. Amy Winehouse’s trademark beehive and tattoos helped earn her second place in the list.

2014 | Rolling Stone magazine published their Readers Poll: The 10 Greatest Double Albums of All Time. The top 5 were: 5. Led Zeppelin – Bruce Springsteen – The River, 3. The Rolling Stones – Exile On Main Street, 2. Pink Floyd – The Wall, and winning the poll was The Beatles – The White Album.

2016 | Stars paid tribute to Motorhead frontman Lemmy at his funeral at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery.

Born on this day

1944 | Jimmy Page guitarist and producer, member of the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin.

1963 | Eric Erlandson, guitarist with American alternative rock band Hole.

1964 | Phil Hartnoll, from English electronic dance music duo Orbital.

1987 | Paolo Nutini, singer-songwriter.