On this day

1966 | George Harrison married Patti Boyd at Leatherhead Register Office in Surrey with Paul McCartney as Best man.  

1978 | The soundtrack album ‘Saturday Night Fever’ started a 24 week run at No.1 on the US album charts, it went on to sell over 30 million copies world wide, making it the best selling soundtrack album of all time.

1984 | Soul singer Jackie Wilson died aged 49.

1987 | Keith Richards inducted Aretha Franklin at the second annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards, held in New York City.

1989 | Six weeks after his death Roy Orbison started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘The Legendary Roy Orbison’ collection.

2002 | American singer and actress Peggy Lee died of complications from diabetes and a heart attack at the age of 81.

2012 | Adele was at No.1 on the US album chart with her second studio album 21.

Born on this day

1938 | DJ Wolfman Jack. Master of ceremonies for the rock ‘n’ roll generation of the ’60s on radio, and later on television during the ’70s. Died of a heart attack 1 July 1995.

1941 | Placido Domingo, Spanish singer, (1994 UK No.21 single with Jose Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti, ‘Libiamo / La Donna E Mobile’).

1950 | Billy Ocean, singer.

1965 | American musician and DJ Jam Master Jay, (Jason Mizell), Run-D.M.C.

1965 | Robert Del Naja, 3- D, Massive Attack.

1973 | Chris Kilmore, from American rock band Incubus.