1871, Queen Victoria opened the Royal Albert Hall, London.
1942, Born on this day, Eden Kane, singer, (1961 UK No.1 'Well I Ask You', brother of Peter Sarsted).
1943, Born on this day, Chad Allan, Guess Who, (1970 US No.1 & UK No.19 single 'American Woman').
1943, Born on this day, Evangelos Papathanassiou, (Vangelis) 1981 UK No.12 & 1982 US No.1 single 'Chariots Of Fire.'
1945, Born on this day, Speedy Keen, drums, vocals, Thunderclap Newman, (1969 UK No.1 & US No.37 single 'Something In The Air').
1946, Born on this day, Terry Jacks, singer, songwriter, (1974 UK & US No.1 single 'Seasons In The Sun', also a UK No.1 hit for Westlife in 1999).
1947, Born on this day, Bobby Kimball, vocals, Toto, (1983 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Africa').
1949, Born on this day, Dave Greenfield, The Stranglers, keyboards, (1986 UK No.2 single 'Golden Brown' and over 20 over other UK Top 40 singles).
1949, Born on this day, Michael Brecker, Brecker Brothers, (1978 UK No.34 single 'East River').
1956, Born on this day, Patty Donahue, singer, The Waitresses, (1982 UK No.45 single 'Christmas Wrapping'). Died of lung cancer 6th December 1996.
1959, Born on this day, Perry Farrell, Jane's Addiction, (1991 UK No.34 single 'Been Caught Stealing', 1990 US No. 19 album 'Ritual De Lo Habitual'), Porno For Pyros, (1993 US No.3 & UK No.3 self-titled album). Conceived US 'Lollapalooza' tours.
1963, The Shadows had their fifth and final UK No.1 single with 'Foot Tapper.'
1964, The first night of a UK tour kicked of at The Coventry Theatre with The Hollies, the Dave Clark Five, The Kinks and The Mojos.
1966, Rolling Stone Mick Jagger was injured during a gig in Marseilles after a fan threw a chair at the stage, Jagger required eight stitches in the cut.
1966, Fans mobbed the Walker Brothers as they entered a hotel in Cheshire resulting in two of the group being concussed.
1967, during a European tour The Rolling Stones appeared at the Bremen-Stadthalle in Germany. Also on the tour, The Easybeats and The Creation.
1967, working at Abbey Road studios The Beatles finished recording ?Good Morning Good Morning?. They then started work on a new song ?With a Little Help From My Friends?, (originally titled ?Bad Finger Boogie?), recording 10 takes of the rhythm track, then Ringo overdub a double-tracked lead vocal.
1969, appearing at the London Free Easter Festival, Bethnal Green, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Black Sabbath, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Curved Air, J.J. Jackson's Dilemma, Shy Limbs, Spontaneous Music Ensemble, Sunflower Brass Band and Toe Fat.
1969, Blood Sweat & Tears went to No.1 on the US album chart with their self- titled album.
1975, Labelle went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Lady Marmalade', the groups only No.1. British act All Saints had an UK No.1 with the song in 1998.
1975, Led Zeppelin had all their six albums in the US Top 100 chart in the same week with their latest album Physical Graffiti at No.1.
1976, during a European tour Neil Young started a three night run at the Hammersmith Odeon in London. Tickets cost £1?4 ($1.70?$6.80).
1978, David Bowie kicked off his first tour in two years in San Diego, California.
1980, Mantovani, Orchestra leader died aged 74. (1953 UK No.1 single 'Moulin Rouge', 1957 US No. 12 single 'Around The World In Eighty Days').
1980, Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side Of The Moon', spent it's 303rd week on the US album chart, beating the record set by Carole King's album 'Tapestry.'
1981, Shakin' Stevens was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of the Rosemary Clooney hit 'This Ole House', the Welsh singers first of four UK No.1's.
1983, at the end of their 29 date 'War' UK tour, U2 appeared at Hammersmith Palais in London
1986, Austrian singer Falco started a three-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Rock Me Amadeus', also a No.1 in the UK.
1986, Cliff Richard and The Young Ones were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with a charity version of Cliff Richards hit from 1959 'Living Doll.'
1999, The David Bowie Internet Radio Network broadcast its first show for Rolling Stone Radio. The show was Bowie's favourite songs with Bowie introducing each track.