On this day in 1961, Elvis Presley starts a 7-week run at number one with his song GI Blues.
David Jones changes his name to David Bowie to avoid confusion with the Davy Jones, singer on The Monkeys
Oasis reaches number one on the UK album chart.
Paul McCartney reaches number one the UK singles with his song Pipes of Peace. The artist would become the first to reach number one not only as a single artist, but in 3 other categories as well.