Mick Jagger on Bo Diddley: "His influence was so widespread that it is hard to imagine what rock and roll would have sounded like without him. He was a wonderful, original musician who was an enormous force in music and was a big influence on The Rolling Stones".
On this day on 2007, Britney Spears said she "truly hit rock bottom". In a message on her website, the entertainer wrote that she "genuinely did not know what to do with myself" following her split from husband Kevin Federline.
Today in 1977, the Sex Pistols single "God Save The Queen" was released in the UK, and almost instantly banned. It was the year of the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, and in the conservative conventional UK, the single caused widespread offence, with lyrics including the phrase 'God Save The Queen, She ain't no human being..
May 14: Yardbird's lead singer Keith Relf accidentally electrocuted himself while tuning an ungrounded guitar, Elvis' guitar was auctioned, and Britney Spears and Skechers footwear company take turns suing each other.
It's Friday the 13th - are you feeling superstitious? Happy birthday to music legend Stevie Wonder who turns 61 today, and Queen's Brian May was being stalked by a deranged madman on this day in 2007. How appropriate!
On May 9, 1949 the "Piano Man" Billy Joel was born, ushering in 33 Top 40 hits, while Live Aid creator and Boomtown Rats frontman, Sir Bob Geldof, gives meaning to hating Mondays and 'shooting the whole day down.'