1954, US band vocalist from the 1940s, Don Cornell was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Hold My Hand'. This song was banned by the BBC for the words 'kingdom of heaven'.
1959, 'Stay' by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs entered the US chart on its way to No.1. At just 1:37, it becomes the shortest US chart topper in Rock and Roll history.
1959, Fifteen Elvis Presley fans were arrested in Germany after marching through the streets of Leipzig shouting "Long live Elvis Presley" and making unkind remarks about German music.
1961, Phil Spector and partner Lester Sill released the first single on their new label Philles, The Crystals', 'Oh Yeah Maybe Baby.' A little over a year later, they had a No.1 hit with 'He's a Rebel,' and soon after, 'Da Doo Ron Ron' and 'Then He Kissed Me.'
1965, The McCoys were at No. 1 on the US singles chart with 'Hang On Sloopy' (No.5 in the UK when released on Andrew Oldham's new Immediate label). The song was first released by The Vibrations and called 'My Girl Sloopy'.
1967, All six members of The Grateful Dead were busted by California narcotics agents for possession of marijuana at the groups' 710 Ashbury Street House in San Francisco, California.
1971, Rod Stewart started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Maggie May / Reason To Believe', his first solo No.1. Stewarts album 'Every Picture Tells A Story' also started a four-week run on this day at No.1 on the UK and US chart.
1971, John Lennon's 'Imagine' LP entered the US album chart, where it will reach No.3.
1977, The body of Elvis Presley and his mother Gladys were moved from the cemetery where they were buried to Graceland's after an unsuccessful attempt was made to body snatch the coffin.
1979, The Buzzcocks kicked off a 25-date UK tour at the Mountford Hall, Liverpool, England.
1980, Leaveil Degree from the soul group The Whispers started a two-year prison sentence in Boron California for his part in diamond robbery.
1981, Terry Hall, Neville Staples and Lynval Golding all left The Specials to form Fun Boy Three.
1982, Dire Straits started a four-week run at No.1 on UK the album charts with 'Love Over Gold'.
1982, John Cougar started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Jack and Diane', his first US No.1a No.25 hit in the UK.
1982, Musical Youth were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Pass The Dutchie'. The group were made up of Birmingham school boys, aged 11-16. The song was a cover of The Mighty Diamonds song called 'Pass The Kutchie', a slang term for a cannabis smoking pipe, but the word was changed to avoid the song being banned for it's drug reference.
1982, Peter Gabriel and Steve Hacket joined their former band mates in Genesis for a one-time benefit performance at The Milton Keynes Bowl in Buckinghamshire, England to help raise money for Gabriel's WOMAD project (World of Music, Arts and Dance).
1983, Abba singer Agnetha Faltskog was taken to hospital suffering from concussion after being involved in a car crash in Skane Sweden.
1983, Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler was at No.1 on the US singles chart with the Jim Steinman written and produced track 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart'. It made her the only Welsh artist to score a US No.1.
1995, Oasis released their second album '(What's The Story), Morning Glory', which entered the UK chart at No.1.
1996, A Pearl Jam show in Hartford Connecticut ended in a riot when mass fighting broke out among the 30,000 strong crowds.
1998, America's singing cowboy Gene Autry died aged 91. During his career he scored 25 successive Top 10 Country hits. In 1995 it was estimated he was worth $320 million.
1999, Matchbox 20 singer Rob Thomas married model Marisol Maldonado. Marisol appeared in the Santana video 'Smooth' with Thomas.
2000, Coldplay kicked of a 17-date UK tour at The Junction, Cambridge.
2001, Actor Kevin Spacey hosts Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Performers include, Alanis Morissette, Moby, Stone Temple Pilots and the Dave Mathews Band. The evening was closed with those present singing 'Give Peace A Chance'.
2002, Adam Ant escaped a prison sentence after a judge ruled that an incident in which he threatened drinkers with a replica pistol in a London pub was a result of mental illness. The 1980's pop star had been voluntarily having psychiatric treatment since the incident.
2002, Robbie Williams signed the most lucrative British record deal in history when he signed with EMI records for £80m. Asked what he was going to do with money Robbie said, "I'm going to count it all."
2003, Police were called to a suspected burglary at the Los Angeles house of Courtney Love's former boyfriend and ex-manager Jim Barber in the early hours. Ms Love was picked up in the street outside and detained - with officers noting "Miss Love's behaviour was consistent with being under the influence of a controlled substance". Shortly after her arrest, Ms Love was taken to hospital with a suspected drug overdose.
2004, Billy Joel married 23-year-old Kate Lee at his Centre Island, New York mansion. It was the third marriage for Joel.
2005, James Blunt kicked off a 17 date UK tour at Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland.
2005, Katie Melua scored her second UK No.1 album when 'Piece By Piece' went to the top of the charts.
2005, Sugababes were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Push The Button', the girl group's 4th No.1.
2007, Britney Spears was ordered to hand over her two young children to her former husband Kevin Federline by a judge in Los Angeles. The court ruled that Federline would be given custody of Sean Preston, two, and one-year-old Jayden James, until further notice. Last month Judge Scott Gordon had said Ms Spears showed "a habitual, frequent and continuous use of controlled substances and alcohol." The singer was ordered to undergo random drug and alcohol tests twice a week as part of her child custody dispute with Mr Federline.
2008, Pink went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Funhouse' the singer's fourth studio album. The album's original title was 'Heartbreak is a Motherfucker'.
October 2nd: Born on this day
1939, Born on this day, Lolly Vegas, Redbone, (1971 UK No.2 & US No.21 single 'The Witch Queen Of New Orleans').
1941, Born on this day, Ron Meagher, The Beau Brummels, (1965 US No.8 single 'Just A Little.')
1945, Born on this day, Don McLean, US singer, songwriter, (1971 US & 1972 UK No.1 single 'American Pie', a song inspired by the death of Buddy Holly).
1949, Born on this day, Richard Hell, vocals, The Voidoids, (1977 album 'Blank Generation' features the track 'Love Comes In Spurts').
1950, Born on this day, Mike Rutherford, guitar, Genesis, (1986 US No.1 single 'Invisible Touch', 1992 UK No.7 single 'I Can't Dance' & 6 UK No.1 albums). & Mike And The Mechanics, (1989 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'The Living Years').
1951, Born on this day, Sting, (Gordon Sumner), singer, songwriter, The Police, (1983 UK & US No.1 single 'Every Breath You Take', plus 4 other UK No.1 singles). Solo, (1990 UK No.15 single 'Englishman In New York' plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles). One time member of Last Exit.
1952, Born on this day, John Otway, UK singer, songwriter, guitarist, (1977 UK No.27 single 'Really Free', with Wild Willy Barrett). 2002 UK No.7 single 'Bunsen Burner'.
1955, Born on this day, Phil Oakey vocals, Human League, (1981 UK No.1 & 1982 US No.1 single 'Don't You Want Me' plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles).
1956, Born on this day, Freddie Jackson, US soul singer, scored US 10 R&B No. 1's.
1961, Born on this day, Robbie Nevil, singer, (1987 UK No.3 single 'C'est La Vie').
1962, Born on this day, Sigtryggur Baldursson, drums, The Sugarcubes, (1992 UK No.17 single 'Hit').
1969, Born on this day, Badly Drawn Boy, (Damon Gough), singer, songwriter, 2002 UK No.9 single 'You Were Right', 2002 UK No. 10 album, 'Have You Fed The Fish'.
1971, Born on this day, Tiffany, US singer (1987 US No.1 & 1988 UK No.1 single 'I Think We're Alone Now').
1973, Born on this day, Lene G Nystrom, Aqua, (1997 UK No.1 single 'Barbie Girl').