On this day

1956 | Elvis Presley made chart history by having 10 songs on Billboards Top 100 for week ending Dec 19th.

1980 | American singer, songwriter Tim Hardin died of a heroin overdose.

1984 | Band Aid were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with Do They Know It’s Christmas? and Madonna was at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Like A Virgin.’

2010 | Pollstar reported that Bon Jovi were the highest earning touring act of the year, taking in over $200 million (£130.7m).

2012 | According to sales data, Adele’s 21 had overtaken Oasis’ (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? to become the UK’s fourth biggest selling album of all-time.

2013 | American guitarist, drummer, and songwriter Benjamin Curtis died age 35.

Born on this day

1946 | English singer, songwriter and actress Marianne Faithfull and one time girlfriend of Mick Jagger.

1951 | Yvonne Elliman, singer, 1978 US No.1 & UK No.4 single ‘If I Can’t Have You’, also worked with Eric Clapton.

1961 | Jim Reid, The Jesus and Mary Chain.

1961 | Mark Day, guitarist with English alternative rock band Happy Mondays.

1995 | Cody Wise, American singer best known for featuring on the 2014 UK No.1 hit ‘It’s My Birthday’ by