On this day
1953 | Eddie Fisher was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Outside Is Heaven’.
1958 | Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Jailhouse Rock’.
1976 | Bob Dylan started a five week run at No.1 on the US chart with his 17th studio album Desire.
1998 | Oasis went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘All Around The World’.
2008 | Amy Winehouse was admitted into rehab in a battle to kick her addiction to drugs.
2016 | David Bowie was at No.1 on both the UK & US album charts with his twenty-fifth and final studio album Blackstar.
Born on this day
1941 | Neil Diamond, singer, songwriter.
1949 | John Belushi, actor and singer.
1955 | Jools Holland. Became a TV presenter on the long running UK music show The Tube and then the BBC music show Later… With Jools Holland.