On this day
1964 | For the first time in British recording history, all Top Ten singles in the UK were by British acts. No.1 was ‘Anyone Who Had A Heart’ by Cilla Black, No.2 – ‘Bits and Pieces’ by The Dave Clark Five, No.3 – ‘Little Children’ by Billy J Kramer, No.4 – ‘Diane’ by The Bachelors, No.5 – ‘Not Fade Away’ by The Rolling Stones, No.6 – ‘Just One Look’ by The Hollies, No.7 – ‘Needles and Pins’ by The Searchers, No.8 – ‘I Think Of You’ by The Merseybeats, No.9 – ‘Boys Cry’ by Eden Kane, and No. 10 – ‘Let Me Go Lover’ by Kathy Kirby.
1972 | Soul singer, Linda Jones, died aged 26 in New York after collapsing into a diabetic coma following a performance at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre in New York. Jones scored the 1967 US No.21 single ‘Hypnotized’.
1982 | Metallica made their live debut when they appeared at Radio City in Anaheim, California.
1983 | Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Alec John Such formed Bon Jovi.
1987 | Boy George scored his first UK No.1 single as a solo artist with the David Gates song ‘Everything I Own’.
1995 | With the release of ‘Me Against the World’ Tupac Shakur became the first male solo artist to have a No.1 album on the Billboard chart while in prison.
1999 | Stereophonics went to No.1 on the UK album chart with Performance And Cocktails’.
2006 | U2 topped Rolling Stone magazine’s annual list of the year’s biggest money earners from 2005 with $154.2m. (£78m), The Rolling Stones were listed second with $92.5m (£47m) and the Eagles third with 63.2m. (£32.m). Paul McCartney was in fourth place with $56m (£28m) and Elton John in fifth with $48.9m. (£24.8m).
Born on this day
1933 | American record producer, composer and musician Quincy Jones. He is known for his 1962 tune ‘Soul Bossa Nova’ and later scored the 1978 US No.1 single ‘Stuff Like That’. Jones has a record 79 Grammy Award nominations and was the producer of three albums by Michael Jackson, Off The Wall, Bad and Thriller which has now sold more than 65 million copies worldwide.
1988 | Colby O’Donis, American R&B and hip hop singer-songwriter and actor. He had the 2009 US No.1 single ‘Just Dance’ with Lady GaGa.