On this day
1960 | Elvis Presley won his first Gold record for his second studio album ‘Elvis’.
1966 | Nancy Sinatra was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘These Boots Are Made For Walking’.
1969 | Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash recorded ‘Girl From The North Country’ together in Nashville at CBS Studios.
1975 | AC/DC released their debut album ‘High Voltage’.
1978 | Kate Bush released her debut studio album The Kick Inside which contained her UK number one hit, ‘Wuthering Heights’.
1979 | Blondie scored their first UK No.1 album when ‘Parallel Lines’ started a four-week run at the top of the charts.
2005 | A 1965 Fender Stratocaster guitar belonging to Jimi Hendrix sold for £100,000 at an auction in London.
2005 | Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand made music history after taking two top prizes at the NME Awards. The band, who won best album and best single, became the first act ever to win the Mercury Music Prize, Brit Awards and NME awards in the same year.
2008 | British soul singer Duffy started a five week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Mercy’.
Born on this day
1972 | Billie Joe Armstrong, American singer, songwriter, musician, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist with Green Day.
1976 | Svein Berge, Norwegian electronic musician who makes up half of the duo Röyksopp.
1981 | John Hassall, bassist with English group The Libertines.
1981 | Paris Hilton, American socialite, singer, actress and fashion model.
1991 | Ed Sheeran, British singer, songwriter.