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Births
1941 Floyd Butler, vocalist with The Friends Of Distinction, who had a 1969 US No.3 single with ‘Grazing In The Grass’. Died of a heart attack on 29 April 1990.

1946 Freddie Stone, guitar, Sly and The Family Stone, (1971 US No.1 & 1972 UK No.15 single 'Family Affair').

1947 Laurie Anderson, US singer, (1981 UK No.2 single 'O Superman').

1947 Tom Evans, bass, vocals, Badfinger, (1970 UK No.4 and US No.7 single 'Come And Get It'). Evans committed suicide on 23rd November 1983.

1948 Frank Eslersmith, keyboards, Air Supply, (1980 UK No.11 single 'All Out Of Love', 1981 US No.1 single 'The One That You Love'). He died March 1st 1991.

1954 Nicko McBrain, drums, Iron Maiden, (1991 UK No.1 single 'Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter').

1956 Richard Butler, vocals, Psychedelic Furs, (1986 UK No.18 single 'Pretty In Pink').

1964 Maggie Dunne, vocals, guitar, We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It, (1989 UK No.11 single 'International Rescue').

1965 Stefan Schnfeldt, bass, The Wannadies, (1996 UK No. 18 single, 'You And Me Song').

1969 Brian McKnight, US singer, (1998 UK No.36 single 'You Should Be Mine').

1970 Claus Norreen, Aqua, (1997 UK No.1 single 'Barbie Girl').

1971 Mark Wahlberg, Marky Mark, New Kids On The Block, (1991 US No.1 single, 'Good Vibrations'), solo

1974 Dominic Chad, Mansun, (1996 UK No.15 single 'Wide Open Space').

1979 Pete Wentz, bassist, Fall Out Boy, (2007 US No.1 album ‘Infinity on High’).


Deaths
1990 Jim Hodder, drummer with Steely Dan died after drowning at point Arena, California.

1990 Richard Sohl, keyboard player with the Patti Smith group died.

1993 Conway Twitty died, had a 1958 US & UK No.1 single 'It's Only Make Believe'.

1997 Ex Small Faces, The Faces and leader of Slim Chance, Ronnie Lane died aged 51 after a 20-year battle with multiple sclerosis.

1999 Jazz singer and songwriter Mel Torme died aged 73. Biggest hit was the 1956 UK No. 4 single 'Mountain Greenery' and his 'Christmas Song' (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) has been recorded more than 1,700 times.

2004 US guitarist Robert Quine was found dead of a heroin overdose. Worked with Richard Hell And The Voidoids, (1977 album 'Blank Generation' features the track 'Love Comes In Spurts') and Lou Reed, Brian Eno, Lloyd Cole, They Might Be Giants.


Events
1941 Gene Krupa and his band recorded "After You've Gone" with Roy Eldridge on trumpet.

1942 Sammy Kaye and his orchestra recorded "I Left My Heart at the Stage Door Canteen."

1956 Elvis Presley made his second appearance on Milton Berle’s "Texaco Star Theatre", and while singing 'Hound Dog' performed the suggestive 'gyrating' movements. The media go mad!

1956 Gene Vincent's "Be-Bop-A-Lula" was released.

1957 "Susie Q" was released by Dale Hawkins.

1959 Bob Zimmerman graduated from high school in Hibbing, MN. He later changed his name to Bob Dylan.

1961 Roy Orbison went to No.1 on the US chart with 'Running Scared', it made No.9 in the UK.

1964 David Jones and The King Bees had their first record, "Liza Jane", released. David Jones later became known as David Bowie.

1964 The Rolling Stones played their first-ever live date in the US when they appeared at the Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, California.

1965 The soundtrack album to 'The Sound of Music' started a 10-week run at No.1 on the UK chart. It returned to the top of the charts on no less than 11 other occasions spending over 380 weeks on the chart.

1966 At the Marquee Club, London “The Bowie Showboat”, a lunchtime performance from David Bowie, “three hours of music and mime”, plus a Top Ten disco. Admission was 3 shillings, ($0.42).

1968 The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared on the Dusty Springfield TV show filmed on ATV, in London, England.

1969 "Feast of Friends", a documentary about the Doors premiered.

1971 James Taylor's "You've Got A Friend" was released.

1971 Grand Funk Railroad smashed the record held by The Beatles when they sold out New York's Shea Stadium in 72 hours.

1971 Paul McCartney's second solo album 'Ram' started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK chart. Featuring the US No.1 single 'Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey'.

1972 Maureen McGovern quit her job as a full-time secretary for a new career as a full time singer.

1974 Sly Stone married Kathy Silva onstage during a concert in New York City.

1974 Patti Smith recorded her first song. It was her version of "Hey Joe."

1976 Appearing at Celtic Football Club, Glasgow, Scotland, The Who, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Little Feat, Outlaws and Streetwalkers. Tickets cost ?4 ($7).

1976 One hit wonder J.J. Barrie was at No.1 in the UK with the single 'No Charge'.

1977 Alice Cooper's pet boa constrictor was bitten by a rat it was trying to eat, and died.

1979 Muddy Waters (64 years old) married Marva Jean Brooks on her 25th birthday.

1982 Roxy Music scored their third UK No.1 album with 'Avalon'.

1983 During a 48-date North American tour U2 played at Red Rocks Amphitheater near Denver. The show was recorded and released as 'U2 Live At Red Rocks: Under A Blood Red Sky.'

1988 Eric Clapton's wife Patti applied for a divorce, the couple had married in 1979.

1988 The Pet Shop Boys played their debut live show when they appeared at London's Piccadilly Theatre as part of an Anti Section 28 Benefit concert.

1990 Bobby Brown played the first of eight sold out nights at London's Wembley Arena.

1993 Mariah Carey married the President of Sony Music, Tommy Mottola in Manhattan, guest's included Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand and Ozzy Osbourne. (The couple separated in 1997).

1993 Janet Jackson started a six -eek run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Janet'.

1995 Kelley Deal (Breeders) pled guilty to drug possession charges. She was sentenced to treatment in a rehabilitation center.

1996 An arrest warrant was issued for former Milli Vanilli member Rob Pilatus after he disappeared from a drug treatment center in Los Angeles. He turned up 6 days later at another center.

1997 Noel Gallagher married Meg Matthews at the Little Church Of The West in Las Vegas, (where Elvis married Priscilla). The Oasis guitarist divorced Matthews in 2001.

2001 Madonna kicked off her Summer Drowned World Tour in Cologne, Germany.

2001 Officials in Singapore threw out an appeal against a ban on Janet Jackson's latest album, ‘All For You’. They decided that the lyrics of the album, particularly one song, ‘Would You Mind’, were "not acceptable to our society". The record was initially outlawed because of its "sexually explicit lyrics", including "I just wanna touch you, tease you, lick you, please you, love you, make love to you." EMI were attempting a compromise by trying to persuade Jackson's management to delete ‘Would You Mind’ from the album.

2003 R Kelly was banned from travelling to LA for a video shoot. He wasn't allowed to leave Chicago after being charged with 21 child **** offences last June over a video, which claimed to show him having *** with an underage girl.

2005 Oasis went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Don’t Believe The Truth’ the bands sixth UK No.1 album.

2005 Audioslave were at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Out of Exile.'

2007 Sir Paul McCartney released his 21st solo album, ‘Memory Almost Full’ on the new Hear Music Starbucks label. It was later announced that all copies sold through UK Starbucks would not be eligible for the UK charts as the 533 stores were not registered with the Official Chart Company. The album was being played non-stop in more than 10,000 Starbucks outlets across 29 countries.
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