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1919 Liberace, (Wladziu Valentinon Liberace), US pianist, singer, TV presenter, (1955 UK No.20 single 'Unchained Melody'). He died on 4th February 1997.

1939 Pervis Jackson, vocals, The Detroit Spinners, (1980 UK No.1 & US No.2 single 'Working My Way Back To You').

1944 Billy Cobham, jazz drummer, worked with Miles Davis, Mahavishnu Orchestra, James Brown, Santana and Soundtrack to the film 'Shaft'.

1946 Robert Fripp, King Crimson, (1969 UK No.5 album, 'In The Court Of The Crimson King').

1947 Barbara Lee, singer, The Chiffons, (1963 US No.1 single 'He's So Fine'). She died on 15th May 1992.

1947 Darrell Sweet, Nazareth, (1973 UK No.9 single 'Broken Down Angel' 1976 US No. 8 single 'Love Hurts'). Died on 30th April 1999 after suffering a fatal heart attack before a show in New Albany, Indiana.

1951 Jonathan Richman, guitar, vocals, The Modern Lovers, (1977 UK No.5 single 'Egyptian Reggae' & 1977 UK No.11 'Roadrunner'). Appeared in the films Dumb & Dumber and There's Something About Mary.

1953 Richard Page, Mr Mister, (1985 US No.1 & 1986 UK No.4 single 'Broken Wings).

1955 Hazel O'Conner, UK singer, (1980 UK No.5 single 'Eighth Day').

1958 Glenn Gregory, Heaven 17, (1983 UK No.2 single 'Temptation').

1964 Boyd Tinsley, violinist, Dave Matthews Band, (1998 US No.1 album 'Before These Crowded Streets', 2005 US No.1 album ‘Stand Up’).

1965 Chris Novoselic, bass, Nirvana, (1991 UK No.7 & 1992 US No.6 single 'Smells Like Teen Spirit', from the 1991 album 'Nevermind' which spent over 2 years on the UK chart & made US No.1 album chart in 1992).

1966 Janet Jackson, singer, (1986 US No.1 & UK No.10 single 'When I Think Of You', plus 6 other US No.1's & over 20 UK Top 40 singles).

1968 Ralph Tresvant, vocals, New Edition, (1983 UK No.1 single 'Candy Girl').

1970 Gabrielle, singer, (1993 UK No.1 single 'Dreams' and over 10 other UK Top 20 singles, 2000 UK No.1 album 'Rise').

1971 Simon Katz, Jamiroquai, (1996 UK No.3 single 'Virtual Insanity').

1973 Will White, Propellerheads, (1997 UK No.7 single 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' with David Arnold), remixed 808 State, Luscious Jackson.

1993 US soul singer Marv Johnson died. (1969 UK No.10 single 'I'll Pick A Rose For My Rose').

1962 B Bumble and the Stingers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Nut Rocker.' The instrumental was based on Tchaikovsky's 'Nutcracker Suite.'

1964 Mary Wells started a 2 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'My Guy', it made No.5 in the UK.

1965 The Rolling Stones appeared with Chuck Berry on the television show "Hollywood A-GO-GO."

1965 The Beach Boys appeared on the "The Ed Sullivan Show" and performed "Help Me Rhonda."

1966 The Beach Boys released the album Pet Sounds in the US.

1966 The Castiles (featuring Bruce Springsteen), recorded two songs co-written by Bruce at the Bricktown Studio in New Jersey. Only five copies of the record were pressed.

1967 Jeff Beck appeared at the Corn Exchange in Bristol, Manfred Mann played at the Industrial Ballroom in Norwich and appearing on the ITV show 'As You Like It'; Lulu, Cat Stevens, Herd, Georgie Fame and the Tremeloes.

1968 Tony Joe White recorded "Polk Salad Annie."

1969 Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane was arrested for possession of marijuana and received a two and a half year suspended sentence.

1969 Pete Townshend spent the night in a US jail for assaulting a man during a Who gig at The Fillmore East. What Townshend didn't know was the man who jumped onto the stage was a plainclothes policeman trying to warn the audience that a fire had broken out. The Who guitarist was later fined $30 for the offence.

1970 Randy Bachman left the Guess Who.

1970 Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane) was arrested for marijuana possession and for contributing to the deliquency of minors in Bloomington, MN.

1970 The England World Cup Squad are at No.1 with the single 'Back Home'

1970 Crosby Stills Nash & Young were at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Deja Vu'.

1972 Appearing at Oakland Coliseum, California, and billed as "The Baddest Soul Show Of 1972" Al Green, Etta James and Joe Simon with J.J. Malone, Little Denise, Harvey Mandel and Paul Lagos.

1974 Brian May collapsed in New York while Queen were on a US tour and was flown back to England suffering from hepatitis.

1974 Neil Young made an unannounced appearance at The Bottom Line in New York and played songs from his new album 'On The Beach.'

1976 Patti Smith made her UK debut at The Roundhouse, London.

1980 Former Buggles members Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes joined Yes, replacing Rick Wakeman and Jon Anderson.

1980 Dr. George C. Nichopoulous was indicted in Memphis on 14 counts of overprescribing drugs to Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and nine other patients.

1981 Former New Christy Minstrels member with Kenny Rogers, Kim Carnes started a nine week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Bette Davis Eyes', the singers only US No.1, a No.10 hit in the UK.

1981 Former New Christy Minstrels member (with Kenny Rogers), Kim Carnes started a nine week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Bette Davis Eyes', the singers only US No.1 and a No.10 hit in the UK.

1981 Pretenders drummer Martin Chambers married Tracy Atkinson.

1983 The television special "Motown 25: Yesterday, Today and Forever" aired. It was a taping of the first time that Michael Jackson performed the moonwalk for a live audience.

1984 Prince's "When Doves Cry" was released.

1984 Ozzy Osbourne was arrested in Memphis, Tennessee for ‘staggering drunk’ down Beale Street.

1986 Elvis Costello married The Pogues bass player Caitlin O'Riordan in Dublin.

1986 Guitarist Robert Fripp married one time punk singer Toyah.

1987 David Crosby married his long time girlfriend Jan Dance.

1987 U2 started a 3 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart 'With Or Without You', the groups first US No.1.

1987 David Crosby married his long time girlfriend Jan Dance

1991 Ray Charles was inducted into the Atlanta Celebrity Walk.

1992 Weird Al Yankovic's "Smell Like Nirvana" hit #35 in the U.S.

1992 Carter The Unstoppable *** Machine scored their first and only UK No.1 album with '1992- The Love album'.

1996 The Fugees went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Score'.

1998 Aqua scored their 3rd UK No.1 single with 'Turn Back Time'.

1998 Catatonia went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'International Velvet'.

1998 Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) fell off a chair while reaching for a book in his Connecticut home and injured his chest and ribs. A few concert dates were cancelled.

1999 Paul Brandt and Claudia Church leave for Bosnia to entertain U.S. troops there.

1999 Boyzone scored their 6th UK No.1 single with 'You Needed Me' making them the act with the most UK top 5 hits of the 90's.

1999 Texas went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The Hush'.

2000 The Artist announced that he was reclaiming the name "Prince" since his contract with Warner-Chappell had expired. The contract officially ended on December 31, 1999.

2000 The "What My Heart Has Seen" exhibition opened at the Catto Gallery in London. The art is the work of Tony Bennett.

2000 The Britney Spears album "Oops!..I Did It Again" was released.

2003 An obsessive Madonna fan was thrown out of the Top of the Pops TV studio after buying a ticket from a tout. The singer, who had planned to leave after recording her song, was forced to stay in her dressing room while Marcus Sessions tried to get to the show's backstage bar area at the Television Centre in Shepherd's Bush, west London.

2004 UK band Keane started a four week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut release ‘Hopes and Fears.’

2004 Usher was at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Burn' his second US No.1 single of 2004.

2004 Frankie started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'F.U.R.B. (F U Right Back)'.
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