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Births
1924 Charles Aznavour, French singer, (1974 UK No.1 single 'She').

1931 Kenny Ball, (1961 UK & US No.2 single 'Midnight In Moscow').

1941 Bruce Rowlands, Fairport Convention, UK folk group, (1969 UK No.21 single 'Si Tu Dois Partir').

1942 Calvin Simon, Funkadelic, (1978 US No.16 album 'One Nation Under A Groove').

1950 Bernie Taupin, Elton John's long-time song writing partner. Rod Stewart, Cher, The Motels, John Waite, Starship and Alice Cooper have all recorded his songs.

1954 Jerry Dammers, leader of the 70's ska revival band The Specials and the 2-Tone record label.

1955 Iva Davis, Icehouse, (1983 UK No.17 single 'Hey Little Girl').

1955 Mary Black, Irish singer, songwriter, (1991 album 'Babes In The Wood').

1959 Stephen Morrissey, better known "Morrissey", of the UK band The Smiths, and as a solo artist, is born.

1962 Jesse Valenzuela, Gin Blossoms, (1994 UK No.24 single 'Hey Jealousy').

1966 Johnny Gill, US singer, (1992 UK No.17 single, 'Slow And Sexy').

1967 Dan Roberts, bass, Crash Test Dummies, (1994 UK No.2 & US No.4 single 'MMM MMM MMM MMM').

1981 Su- Elise Nash, (Mis-Teeq), (2001 UK No.2 single 'All I Want').


Events
1954 Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman) celebrated his bar mitzvah.

1955 In Bridgeport, CT, a Fats Domino concert was canceled because policed feared a rock 'n' roll riot would occur.

1958 Jerry Lee Lewis announced that he had married his 13-year-old cousin, Myra.

1964 The Beatles arrived back from their first US trip at Heathrow Airport and were greeted by thousands of fans. Also on this day The Beatles scored their second US No.1 album with 'The Beatles Second Album'. It displaced 'Meet The Beatles!' from the top of the charts.

1965 The Beatles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Ticket To Ride', the groups 8th US No.1.

1966 Sixteen-year old Bruce Springsteen and his first band, the Castilles, recorded their first and only record, "That's What You Get" backed with "Baby I." It was never released.

1967 On "The Tonight Show," Florence Ballard appeared with the Supremes for the last time.

1968 Gary Puckett And The Union Gap started a 4 week run at No.1 in the UK with 'Young Girl'.

1970 Elvis Presley signed a three-picture deal with MGM.

1971 The Rolling Stones album 'Sticky Fingers' started a four week run at No.1 on the US charts.

1976 Wings started a 5 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Silly Love Songs', McCartney's fifth US No.1 since leaving The Beatles. It made No.2 in the UK.

1980 Appearing live at the Electric Ballroom, London, Adam And The Ants.

1980 Wishbone Ash kicked of a 13-date UK tour at Bracknell Sports Centre.

1980 U2 kicked off their 23 date ‘11 O’Clock Tick Tock’ tour at The Hope & Anchor in London.

1981 Adam And The Ants played the Electric Ballroom, London

1981 Stiff Little Fingers appearing at Dundee Caird Hall, Scotland.

1982 Madness went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Complete Madness', their 1st No. 1 album.

1987 Roy Orbinson performed on "Saturday Night Live."

1989 Rap group Public Enemy fired one of its members, Professor Griff, after he made anti- Semitic remarks in the Washington Post.

1989 The Stone Roses appearing at Dingwalls, London.

1991 Wil Sin from The Shamen drowned when he was pulled under by strong currents while taking a break from filming the groups new video in Tenerife.

1992 Michael Jackson financed the funeral of a 9-year-old boy that had been killed in a drive-by shooting.

1993 Ace Of Base started a 3 week run at No.1 in the UK with the single 'All That She Wants'.

1997 Fleetwood Mac performed the first of two MTV Unplugged specials that would be aried in the summer of 1997.

1999 New Jersey's Continental Airlines Arena sold out of tickets for 15 Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band shows.

2000 Steely Dan received the Founders Award for a lifetime of songwriting at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards.

2000 Robbie Williams set up a children's charity with the cash he earned from a deal with Pepsi. The trust, 'Give It Sum', boasted ?2m seed money. Beneficiaries would include UNICEF and Jeans For Genes.

2000 Travis swept the board at the Ivor Novello awards. Singer Fran Healy won two awards for Best Contemporary Song for the single 'Why Does It Always Rain On Me'' And Songwriter Of The Year for the Travis album 'The Man Who.'

2001 An remastered version of the album "Madonna" was released.

2002 Adam Ant appeared at The Old Bailey in London charged with possession of an imitation firearm. Ant, (Stuart Goddard) had been arrested in January after an altercation at The Prince of Wales pub in London when a bouncer refused to let him in.

2002 All the members from Alien Ant Farm were hospitalised after their tour bus was involved in a crash in Spain. The bands driver 26-year-old Christopher Holland was killed in the accident.

2003 A new model of J.Lo was unveiled at Madame Tussauds in London. It was part of a new "A list" celebrity area that also featured Naomi Campbell and Samuel L Jackson. J.Lo's waxwork cost ?52,000 to make.

2003 Soul singer Ruben Studdard won the second series of talent show American Idol after 24 million viewers voted in the final. Studdard beat fellow finalist Clay Aiken in a tense live showdown.

2005 Oasis went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Lyla’ giving the UK band their seventh number one single.

2005 Dave Matthews Band were at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Stand Up.' The album entered the chart at No.1 with sales of 465,000. Features the singles 'American Baby,' 'Dreamgirl,' and 'Everybody Wake Up.'
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