1964 The Animals : The House Of The Rising Sun: UK 45
1974 Elton John: 'Caribou' UK LP
1974 George McCrae: 'Rock Your Baby' US 45
1985 Duran Duran: 'A View to a Kill' US 45
1985 Tears for Fears: 'Songs from the Big Chair' US 45
1991 Bryan Adams: '(Everything I Do) I Do It For You' UK 45
2000 The Corrs : Breathless : UK 45
1942 Roger McGuinn (Byrds)
1942 Stephen Jo Bladd (J. Geils Band)
1942 Jay Uzzell (Corsairs)
1955 Mark Mendoza (Twisted Sisters)
2004 Arthur “Killer” Kane (New York Dolls)
1956 Gene Vincent enters UK chart with 'Be Bop A Lula'
1959 Shirelles hit US chart with 'Dedicated to the One I Love'
1968 Black Sabbath played their first gig at a small backstreet Blues club in Birmingham, England.
1968 Steppenwolf debut on US chart with 'Born to be Wild'
1968 Pink Floyd enter UK chart with 'Saucerful of Secrets' LP
1973 Queen release their first LP 'Queen 1' in the UK
1973 'The Everly Brothers died ten years ago', says Don Everly on the stage of the John Wayne Theatre, Buena Park, California. Just afterwards, brother Phil smashes his guitar and walks off, ending the career of the duo
1974 Eric Clapton releases 'I Shot the Sheriff' in the US
1974 Three Degrees enter UK chart with 'When Will I See You Again'
1985 Organised by Bob Geldof, the Live Aid concert takes place at Wembley and Philadelphia. Titled The Global Jukebox, it is the world's biggest rock event
1990 Curtis Mayfield was badly injured after a strong gust of wind blew a lighting rig on him during an outside concert in Brooklyn, New York.
1997 Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis underwent five hours of hospital surgery after being involved in a motorbike accident in Los Angles.
2007 Rod Stewart collected his CBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.