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Births
1943 Muff Winwood, bassist of Spencer Davis Group, was born.

1945 Rod Argent, of Argent and The Zombies, is born. Now he is a TV and film composer.

1949 Alan White, drummer, Plastic Ono Band, (1970 UK No.5 single 'Instant Karma'), Yes, (1977 UK No.7 single 'Wonderous Stories').

1949 Born on this day, Jim Lea, bass, piano, violin, Slade, (1971 UK No.1 single 'Coz I Luv You', plus five other UK No.1 hits and 18 UK Top 40 hit singles).

1958 Nick Van Ede, Cutting Crew, (1987 US No.1 & 1986 UK No.4 single 'I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight').

1961 George O'Dowd, (Boy George), singer, DJ. Culture Club, (1983 UK No.1 & 1984 US No.1 single 'Karma Chameleon'). Solo, (1987 UK No.1 single 'Everything I Own').

1963 Chris Degarmo, Queensryche, (1992 UK No.18 single 'Silent Lucidity').

1971 Billy Myers, UK female singer, (1998 UK No. 4 single 'Kiss The Rain').

1983 Siobhan Donaghy, vocals, The Sugababes, (2002 UK No.1 single, 'Round Round', 2002 UK No.2 album 'Angels With Dirty Faces').


Deaths
1986 Three fans died during an Ozzy Osbourne gig at Long Beach Arena, California after falling from a balcony.

1989 Pete De Freitas drummer with Echo And The Bunnymen was killed when his motorbike collided with a car.

1994 Composer Henry Mancini died at age 70. Wrote many TV and film themes including 'Theme From The Pink Panther.'

1995 Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher died after a chest infection set in following a liver transplant.


Events
1923 Fiddlin' John Carson recorded "The Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane".

1953 Elvis Presley graduated from IC Hulmes High School in Memphis; his graduation photo shows him to have a split curl in the middle of his forehead, later to become his trademark.

1961 Patsy Cline sustained serious head injuries and a fractured hip in a car accident in Madison, TN.

1963 During a UK tour The Beatles played at New Brighton Tower supported by Gerry and the Pacemakers. Tickets cost 6 shillings in advance.

1964 12-year-old Carol Dryden was discovered by railway workers packed in a tea chest on a station platform addressed to The Beatles.

1964 Touring Australia The Beatles arrived in Melbourne and were greeted at the airport by over 5,000 fans. Another 20,000 fans lined the route from the airport to the hotel, army and navy units were brought in to help control the crowds, cars were crushed, hundreds of girls fainted and over 50 people were admitted to hospital with broken bones.

1965 Paul McCartney recorded "Yesterday."

1965 Bob Dylan recorded "Like A Rolling Stone."

1969 Mick Taylor was introduced as the new guitarist for the Rolling Stones.

1970 Eric Clapton's band, "Derek and The Dominoes," made their live debut in Britain.

1970 Grand Funk Railroad spent $100,000 for a block long billboard in New York's Times Square to advertise their album "Closer to Home."

1970 Derek and the Dominoes made their live debut in Britain.

1970 The Grateful Dead released their "Workingman's Dead" LP.

1970 Derek and the Dominoes make their live debut in Britain.

1971 In London, the first Hard Rock Cafe opened.

1972 About 300 people crash the gate at a Rolling Stones concert in Tucson. Police were called and used tear gas to disperse the crowd.

1972 The fifth show organized by actor Warren Beatty for Presidential candidate George McGovern is held at Madison Square Garden. Beatty coaxes several defunct acts to reunite including Simon & Garfunkel, Peter, Paul & Mary and the comedy duo, Mike Nichols & Elaine May.

1974 Ray Stevens was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Streak' a song about the latest British craze of running naked in a public place.

1975 America went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Sister Golden Hair', the groups second US No.1. Not a hit in the UK.

1976 Six years after their breakup, The Beatles garner yet another gold album with their "Rock & Roll Music" LP.

1979 Rolling Stone Magazine reports that after 10 years, Little Feat have broken up. In exactly 2 weeks, Little Feat leader/guitarist/singer Lowell George dies of a heart attack.

1980 The movie "Roadie," starring Meat Loaf, debuted.

1980 Billy Joel started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Glass Houses', his second US No.1 album.

1980 Peter Gabriel scored his first UK No.1 album with his third solo release 'Peter Gabriel'.

1981 Bruce Springsteen headlines a No Nukes concert at The Hollywood Bowl. Among those performing are Jackson Browne, Gary U.S. Bonds, Bonnie Raitt, Graham Nash, Steven Stills, Nicolette Larsen and others.

1982 The Pretenders fired Pete Farndon.

1984 A model of Boy George from Culture Club was unveiled at Madame Tussaud's Waxworks in London on his 23rd birthday.

1986 Bob Geldof was named in HRH The Queen's Birthday Honours List, receiving an honorary Knighthood in recognition of his humanitarian activities.

1986 Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'On My Own'.

1986 Queen scored their 5th UK No.1 album with 'A Kind Of Magic', featuring the single 'One Vision'.

1988 The Fat Boys filed a $5 million law suit against Miller Beer and Joe Piscopo for using their likeness in a Miller Lite "Rappin "Fats" Piscopo commercial.

1995 More than 20 people in Columbus, Ohio call authorities to complain about a Ted Nugent concert that they said was too loud. Nugent refused to turn the volume down because the concert was within legal noise limits.

1995 Michael Jackson appeared on TV with his wife Lisa Marie Presley in a live interview with Diane Sawyer.

1997 Puff Daddy and Faith Evans started a 11 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I'll Be Missing You', a tribute to the late Notorious B.I.G. Also a No.1 in the UK.

1997 The Verve were forced to cancel a UK tour starting at The Leadmill, Sheffield after singer Richard Ashcroft contracted a viral infection.

1997 The Wu-Tang Clan went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Wu- Tang Forever'.

2000 Noel Gallagher from Oasis was voted into first place in Melody Maker's annual 'Un-coolest People in Rock' survey. Marilyn Manson came second and Robbie Williams was voted third.

2002 During an UK visit Michael Jackson made a tour of Parliament and was shown the monarch's throne in the House of Lords. Whenever Jackson went outside he called for an umbrella to shield his face from the sun.

2002 Former East 17 singer Brian Harvey was jailed for 56 days at the High Court London after breaching an injunction taken out by his estranged wife.

2002 Mick Jagger became a Sir when he was knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

2002 In Lubbock, TX, a power failure ended a Britney Spears concert after only two songs.

2003 Bryan Adams, Iggy Pop and Paul Weller all appeared at a weekend festival at The Isle Of Wight.

2006 Shakira kicked off her 99 date Oral Fixation world tour in Zaragoza, Spain.
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