On This Day In Music History

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Elton John performs during his 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour at Madison Square Garden on October 18, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

On this day in 1973, Elton John started a two-week run at number 1 on the UK album chart with ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’

In 1979, Rupert Holmes started a two week run at  number 1 on the US singles chart with ‘Escape, (The Pina Colada Song).

In 2002, former Clash singer and guitarist Joe Strummer died. He was 50 years old.

From left to right, Mick Jones, Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon of punk rock band The Clash, circa 1980. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)