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Births
1937 Freddy Fender, (Baldemar Huerta), 1975 US No.1 single 'Before The Next Teardrop Falls'.

1940 Cliff Bennett, UK singer, Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers, (1966 UK No.6 single 'Got To Get You Into My Life').

1944 Roger Ball, sax, Average White Band, (1975 US No.1 and UK No.6 single 'Pick Up The Pieces').

1945 Gordon Waller, Peter & Gordon, (1964 UK & US No.1 single 'A World Without Love').

1952 Jimmy McCulloch, guitarist, member of Thunderclap Newman, (1969 UK No.1 single 'Something In The Air'), also worked with Wings, John Entwistle, Stone The Crows and The Bluesbreakers. McCulloch died on September 27th 1979.

1958 Selwyn Brown, vocals, keyboards, Steel Pulse, (1978 UK No.35 single 'Prodigal Son').

1962 Steve Grimes, The Farm, (1990 UK No.4 single 'All Together Now').

1964 Chris Kavanagh, drums, Sigue Sigu Sputnik, Big Audio Dynamite, (1986 UK No.11 single 'E=MC2).

1974 Stefan Lessard, bass, Dave Matthews Band, (1998 US No.1 album 'Before These Crowded Streets', 2005 US No.1 album ‘Stand Up’).


Deaths
1977 The body of Jeff Buckley was found floating in a harbor leading to the Mississippi River. Buckley had disappeared the previous Thursday while swimming in a Memphis harbor.

1990 Steve Bators of the Dead Boys was killed after being hit by a car.


Events
1934 The Dorsey Brothers recorded "Annie’s Aunt Fanny." Glenn Miller also sang in the song.

1942 Glenn Wallichs for Capitol Records came up with the idea of sending out "promotional" copies of records to radio announcers around the U.S.

1963 The first 'Pop Goes The Beatles' program was aired on the BBC in the UK. The band played a version of 'Pop Goes The Weasel' on the show.

1963 The Searchers released their debut single "Sweets For My Sweet."

1967 Appearing live at The Saville Theatre London, Procol Harum, The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Denny Laine.

1969 Tommy Roe was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Dizzy.' Also a UK No. 1 for Vic Reeves and Wonder Stuff in 1991.

1969 Hundreds of people in Glenrowan, Australia signed a petition protesting against the casting of Mick Jagger in the role of the Australian folk hero, Ned Kelly.

1977 Supertramp's "Give A Little Bit" was released.

1974 During a UK tour The Bay City Rollers played at Tiffanys, Derby, England.

1974 Randy Newman appeared on this week's UK TV show 'The Old Grey Whistle Test'.

1975 The Rolling Stones became the first rock band to receive royalties for sales of their records in Russia.

1976 Appearing live at The Capitol Theatre, Leeds, England, Elton John.

1976 Live recordings were made at the new wave venue GBGB's of performances from Blondie, Mink DeVille, Talking Heads, Laughing Dogs and Tuff Darts. The tracks featured on the album 'Live At CBGB'S New York'.

1977 The Jams debut single 'In The City' made No.40 on the UK singles chart.

1980 Appearing at Tiffanys Great Yarmouth, England, The Specials, The Bodysnatchers and Go Go's.

1983 The Police started a four week run at No.1 in the UK with 'Every Breath You Take' the groups fifth and final No.1 single.

1984 Bruce Springsteen released his "Born in the U.S.A." album.

1984 The Sheila E. album "The Glamorous Life" was released.

1985 Elton John began a high court battle with Dick James Music, seeking the rights to early songs and recordings plus damages estimated at more than 30 million Pounds ($51 million). The singer lost a six-month court battle to recover the copyright to 169 songs however, the court ordered Dick James to cough up millions in unpaid royalties.

1986 'A Conspiracy Of Hope', two week US tour started, featuring U2, Sting, Lou Reed, Bryan Adams and Peter Gabriel.

1988 Tracy Chapman went to No.1 on the US chart with her self-titled debut album.

1992 The U.S. Postal Service announced that people preferred the "younger Elvis" stamp design in a nationwide vote.

1992 Iron Maiden played a gig at the Oval pub, Norwich before 400 fans as The Nodding Donkeys, as a thank you to the pub's landlord Chris Hiles.

1992 Smokey Robinson's half sister, Rose Ella Jones field a suit against Smokey claiming she had been cheated out of royalty payments from songs written during the 1980's.

1993 Kurt Cobain was arrested after a dispute at his house in Seattle; the disagreement allegedly concerned the Nirvana's guitarist's collection of firearms.

1994 Oasis had their first ever front cover when UK music weekly NME featured the band.

1994 The Soundtrack from the film 'The Crow' went to No.1 on the US album chart.

1994 Wet Wet Wet started a fifteen-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Love Is All Around', written by Reg Presley of The Troggs and a former Top 10 for his band in 1967.

1996 The Metallica album "Load" was released.

1996 Crowded House announced they had split up. Brothers Neil and Tim Finn from the group were both awarded OBE's in 1993 for their service to their native New Zealand.

1998 Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire and the pop group Hanson performed a benefit for Children's Miracle Network hospitals.

2000 A teenage Sisqo fan was shot in the leg at a concert by the R&B star in Phoenix, Arizona when violence erupted after punters began objecting to parking fees of $30 (?17.60) at the venue.

2000 Bon Jovi went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Crush'.

2000 Eminem started a eight-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with his debut release 'The Marshall Mathers LP'.

2002 George Michael was jeered and heckled by the audience of a CNN news show as he took part in a phone interview. George was defending the content of the video to his new single 'Shoot The Dog' in which US President George Bush was shown in bed with UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. George said this was an attack on Blair and not President Bush.

2002 Wyclef Jean was one of ten people arrested for disorderly conduct in a New York rally protesting cuts to education. Jean was arrested and led away in handcuffs following an attempt to perform, which was forbidden by the event’s permit. P. Diddy, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, LL Cool J, Erykah Badu, Foxy Brown and the Wu-Tang Clan were also at the rally to show their support and protest a proposed $1.2 billion (?0.7 billion) cut to New York’s public education system.

2003 A Grandfather who set up his own pirate radio station in Wakefield, Yorkshire was under investigation by local broadcasting authorities. The man known as Ricky Rock had erected a 32ft transmitter in his garden and had been playing hits by The Beach Boys, Beatles and Elvis Presley. Ricky said he set the station up because 'talent-less boy bands and dance music' featured on local stations did not cater to the tastes of his generation.

2004 Nathan Moore, former singer with Brother Beyond and Worlds Apart appeared at Highbury Corner magistrates court and pleaded guilty to a charge of kerb crawling in central London. He was fined ?250 and ordered to pay ?50 costs. The former pop singer was arrested on 27th May in the Kings Cross area after he approached a woman he thought was a prostitute and requested a sexual favour. He then rode away on his moped before being arrested.

2004 American Idol winner Fantasia was at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Believe.' The first time in US chart history a debut single topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

2006 Orson went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Bright Idea' the US bands debut album.
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