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Births
1940 Nancy Sinatra, US singer, actress, (1966 UK & US No.1 single 'These Boots Are Made For Walking'). With her father Frank she became the only father and daughter team ever to score a UK No.1 single with the 1967 hit 'Somethin' Stupid'.

1940 Sherman Garnes, Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers, (1956 UK No.1 and US No.6 single 'Why Do Fools Fall In Love'). Garnes died February 26th 1977.

1941 Clarence Haskins, Funkadelic, (1978 US No.16 album 'One Nation Under A Groove').

1942 Chuck Negron, vocals, Three Dog Night, (1970 UK No.3 & US No.1 single 'Mamma Told Me Not To Come').

1944 Boz Scaggs, US singer, member of The Marksmen with Steve Miller, The Wigs, solo, (1976 US No.3 single 'Lowdown', 1977 US No.11 and UK No.13 single 'Lido Shuffle').

1947 Mick Box, guitar, Uriah Heep, (1975 UK No.7 album 'Return To Fantasy').

1953 Bonnie Tyler, singer, (1983 UK & US No.1 single 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart').

1953 Jeff Rich, drums, Status Quo, (1977 UK No.3 single 'Rockin' All Over The World', plus over 50 other UK Top 75 singles).

1960 Mick Hucknall, singer, songwriter, Simply Red, (1986 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Holding Back The Years', 1995 UK No.1 single 'Fairground' and 1991 UK No.8 single 'Stars', world-wide No.1 1991 album 'Stars').

1962 Nick Rhodes, keyboards, Duran Duran, (1983 UK No.1 single 'Is There Something I Should Know', plus 25 other UK Top 40 singles, 1984 US No.1 single 'The Reflex'), Arcadia, (1985 UK No.7 single 'Election Day').

1965 Rob Pilatus, vocals, Milli Vanilli, (1989 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Girl I'm Gonna Miss You'). He died of a drug and alcohol overdose on April 2nd 1998.

1966 Doris Pearson, 5 Star, (1986 UK No.3 single 'System Addict' plus 15 other UK Top 40 singles).

1967 Neil Mitchell, keyboards, Wet Wet Wet, (1994 UK No.1 single 'Love Is All Around', which spent 15 weeks at No.1, plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles).

1970 Nicci Gilbert, Brownstone, US female group, (1995 UK No.8 single, 'If You Love Me').

1971 Jef Streatfield, guitar, The Wildhearts, (1996 UK No.14 single 'Sick Of Drugs').

1977 Kayne West, US rapper, producer, worked with Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, and Ludacris. Solo, (2005 US No.1 single 'Gold Digger', 2005 US No.1 album 'Late Registration', 2007 World-wide No.1 album 'Graduation').

1985 Jamie Shaw, One True Voice, (2002 UK No.2 single 'Sacred Trust/After You're Gone').


Deaths
1987 Yogi Horton a session drummer with Luther Vandross, jumped to his death from a 17th floor hotel window, having told his wife he was tired of Living in the shadow of Vandross Also worked with The B-52's, Diana Ross and Debbie Harry.


Events
1927 Paul Whiteman and his orchestra recorded "When Day is Done."

1942 Bing Crosby recorded "Adeste Fideles" and "Silent Night."

1954 US record labels started to supply radio stations with 45rpm discs for the first time, replacing the 78 records.

1961 Elvis Presley's seventh film, "Wild in the Country" premiered.

1963 The Essex released "Easier Said Than Done."

1966 The Elvis Presley film "Paradise Hawaiian Style" premiered.

1967 Procol Harum were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale', the groups only UK No.1.

1967 The Beatles 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' went to No.1 in the UK. Costing ?25,000 ($42,500) to produce the album was recorded over 700 hours of studio time. It was also the first album to print the lyrics on the sleeve. The album spent 27 weeks at No.1 on the UK chart.

1968 The Rolling Stones released "Jumpin' Jack Flash."

1969 Founder member of The Rolling Stones Brian Jones announced that he was leaving the group, saying that he no longer saw 'eye to eye' with the rest of the band.

1970 Deep Purple had their van and equipment impounded by East German police while on an European tour, after mistakenly driving too close to the border.

1974 Rick Wakeman left Yes to pursue a solo career.

1974 A one-day concert at Hinckley Athletic Football Ground with Geordie, Blackfoot Sue, Medicine Head and top of the bill The Bay City Rollers.

1974 Bill Wyman became the first Rolling Stone to release a solo album with 'Monkey Grip', (it peaked at No.39 in the UK and No.99 in the US).

1974 David Bowie started a four-week run at the top of the UK charts with his third No.1 album 'Diamond Dogs'.

1974 Dolly Parton was at No.1 on the US country chart with 'I Will Always Love You'. The Parton penned song later became a worldwide hit for Whitney Houston in 1992.

1974 Paul McCartney and Wings went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Band On The Run', his third solo US No.1, a No.3 hit in the UK.

1978 Appearing at Manchester Poly, England, The Only Ones.

1979 Singer Marianne Faithfull married Ben Brieley of punk rock band The Vibrators.

1985 Kajagoogoo guitarist Nick Beggs married his girlfriend Boo.

1985 Tears For Fears started a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World', the groups first US No.1.

1985 The Style Council scored their only UK No.1 album with 'Our Favourite Shop'.

1989 At a Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior's press conference, vegetarian Chrissie Hynde claimed that she once firebombed a McDonalds restaurant. The following day a McDonalds in Milton Keynes was firebombed and Hynde was threatened with legal action.

1990 Mariah Carey released her self-titled debut album.

1991 Bruce Springsteen married Patti Scialfa. It was Springsteen's second marriage.

1991 Color Me Bad had their only UK No.1 single with 'I Wanna *** You Up'.

1991 Extreme went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'More Than Words', a No.2 hit in the UK.

1991 Paula Abdul started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Spellbound'.

1991 Appearing at Crystal Palace Bowl, The Pixies and Ride.

1996 The Fugees scored their first UK No.1 single with their version of 'Killing Me Softly'.

1998 Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller and Martin Carr from The Boo Radleys were all involved in a fight at Dingwalls, Camden in London.

1998 Former Take That member Robbie Williams and Nicole Appleton from All Saints became engaged.

1998 Surviving Beatles Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, Sting, Pete Townshend and Sir Elton John are among the mourners at a private service for McCartney's late wife, Linda, at St. Martins-in-the-Fields church in London. The crowd sings a version of McCartney's Beatle-era classic "Let It Be," and the Brodsky Quartet performs songs that McCartney penned for his wife, including "The Lovely Linda" and "Calico Skies."

1998 The Rolling Stones announce that they are postponing the U.K. dates on their current European tour until June of the following year. A statement cites "rescheduling problems, insurance claims, and tax issues.

1999 "The Hits Collection" home video, by Prince, was released.

2000 Sinead O'Connor revealed that she was a lesbian in an article that would later be published by "Curve" in their July-August 2000 issue.

2000 Eminem pleads not guilty to weapons charges in Royal Oak, Mich. The rapper is accused of pulling an unloaded gun in the midst of an argument with Douglas Dail, identified as an associate of the group Insane Clown Posse, outside a car stereo store in the Detroit suburb.

2000 Sony Music U.K. launches its first free Internet download of a complete song by Irish singer/songwriter Paddy Casey. "Whatever Gets You True" is available as a download in the Windows Media format for one month.

2001 Appearing at the Milton Keynes Bowl, England; AC/DC, The Offspring, Queens Of The Stone Age and Megadeth.

2002 Jennifer Lopez separated from her second husband, dancer Cris Judd, after just nine months of marriage.

2002 Months of secrecy surrounding Sir Paul McCartney's wedding plans were blown when John Leslie the owner of the 17th century Castle Leslie in Co Monaghan, let slip to reporters that Sir Paul had booked the Castle for the wedding.

2003 Evanescence started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Bring Me To Life.'

2003 Stereophonics scored their second UK No.1 album with ‘You Gotta Go There To Come Back.’

2003 Led Zeppelin were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘How The West Was Won’, the bands seventh US No.1 album.

2007 George Michael was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and banned from driving for two years at Brent Magistrates court, north London. The 43-year-old who was arrested last October after being found slumped at the steering wheel of his car pleaded guilty to driving while unfit, blaming "tiredness and prescribed drugs" for the offence.
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