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Births
1930 Cliff Gallup, guitarist, Gene Vincent And The Blue Caps, (1956 US No. 7 & UK No. 16 single 'Be-Bop-A-Lula'). Gallup died of a heart attack on October 9th 1988.

1942 Norman Kuhlke, The Swinging Blue Jeans, (1964 UK No.2 and US No.24 single 'Hippy Hippy Shake').

1944 Chris Spedding, session guitarist. Worked with Donovan, David Essex, Lulu, Dusty Springfield, Jack Bruce, Eno, Bryan Ferry, The Wombles. Solo, (1975 UK No.14 single 'Motor Biking'). Also a member of The Sharks.

1946 Barry Manilow, (born Barry Alan Pincus) US singer, songwriter, (1975 US No.1 & UK No.11 single 'Mandy', also wrote 'Could It Be Magic', and 'Copacabana.' Has scored over 25 US Top 40 singles selling over 75 million records worldwide. Had the 2006 US No.1 album ‘The Greatest Songs of the Fifties.’

1947 Eric Lewis, Middle Of The Road, (1971 UK No.1 single 'Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep').

1947 Glenn Buxton, guitar, Alice Cooper Band, (1972 UK No.1 and US No.7 single 'School's Out'). He died October 19th 1997.

1947 Greg Rolie, Santana, (1970 US No.4 single 'Black Magic Woman', 1977 UK No.11 single 'She's Not There').

1947 Paul Young, singer, Sad Cafe, (1979 UK No.3 single 'Every Day Hurts'), Mike and the Mechanics, (1989 UK No.2 single 'The Living Years'). Died on 15th July 2000.

1957 Philip Chevron, guitar, The Pogues, (1987 UK No.8 single 'The Irish Rover').

1958 Jello Biafra, Dead Kennedys, (1981 UK No.36 single 'Too Drunk To F**k').

1962 Michael Monroe, vocals, Hanoi Rocks, (1984 UK No.61 single 'Up Around The Bend').

1965 Richard Hynd, drums, Texas, (1997 UK No.3 single 'Say What You Want', 1997 UK No.1 album 'White On Blonde').

1969 Kevin Thornton, Color Me Bad, (1991 UK No.1 single 'I Wanna *** You Up', 1991 US No.1 single 'I Adore Mi Amor').

1972 Ricardo Rikrot, UK singer, (2000 UK and US No.1 single with Shaggy ‘It Wasn't Me’).

1983 Lee Ryan, singer, Blue, (2002 UK No.1 single 'If You Come Back').


Deaths
1999 A teenage girl was crushed to death during a gig by Hole at the Hultsfred Festival, Sweden.


Events
1954 The first edition of UK music paper Record Mirror was published.

1963 The Rolling Stones released their 1st UK single, 'Come On', it made No.21 on the UK chart.

1965 Elvis Presley was at No.1 in the UK with 'Crying In The Chapel' his 15th No.1 single.

1965 The Kinks arrived in New York City to start their first U.S. tour.

1966 Guitarist Peter Green joined John Mayall's Bluesbreakers.

1967 Moby Grape released 5 singles simultaneously on CBS Records.

1967 The Hollies' "Carrie Ann" was released.

1967 The Ohio Express get their first gold album for "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy."

1969 Charles Mingus came out of a two-year, self-imposed retirement to make a concert appearance at the Village Vanguard in New York City.

1972 Paul McCartney released "Mary Had a Little Lamb."

1972 Don McLean had his first UK No.1 single with 'Vincent' a song written about the 19th century artist Van Gogh.

1972 The Rolling Stones album 'Exile On Main Street', started a four week run at the top of the US charts, also No.1 in the UK).

1973 Joe Saylers, business manager for Three Dog Night and Steppenwolf, is shot in the arm after a confrontation with two strangers in his West Hollywood apartment.

1973 Dolly Parton recorded ‘I Will Always Love You’ in RCA's Studio "B" in Nashville. Written for her one-time partner and mentor, Porter Wagoner (the two were splitting professionally at the time).

1976 Ian Dury played his last gig with Kilburn And The High Roads.

1977 Steve Winwood released his first solo album, "Steve Winwood."

1977 After Jimmy Helms pulled out of a gig at Shoreditch College, the members of the social committee decided to call upon famous local, Elton John who lived up the road and ask if he would perform. Elton did the gig for two bottles of wine.

1978 Andy Gibb started a 7 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Shadow Dancing', the single made No.42 in the UK.

1978 The Jefferson Starship fail to perform at the Lorley Festival in St. Goarhausen, Germany because lead singer Grace Slick, dealing with alcoholism, is unable to go onstage.

1978 'You're The One That I Want' by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John started a 9 week stay at No.1 on the UK singles chart.

1978 From the film Grease 'You're The One That I Want' by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John started a nine week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart.

1979 Anita Ward was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Ring My Bell'.

1980 Led Zeppelin began their last tour.

1980 Van Halen kicked off a 6-date UK tour at Newcastle City Hall.

1983 This week's Top 5 UK singles: No.5, Bob Marley, 'Buffalo Soldier', No.4, Yazoo, 'Nobody's Diary', No.3, David Bowie, 'China Girl', No.2, Wham! 'Bad Boys', No.1, The Police, 'Every Breath You Take.'

1985 The Crowd were at No.1 in the UK with 'You'll Never Walk Alone.' The single was recorded to raise funds for The Bradford City Football disaster that killed over 50 people.

1989 New Kids On The Block went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I'll Be Loving You Forever', the groups first US No.1, a No.5 hit in the UK.

1989 Ringo Starr announces that he will tour again under the guise of "Ringo and the All-Starr Band." Members of the band include Clarence Clemons, Joe Walsh, Billy Preston and Nils Lofgren.

1995 Rod Stewart set an attendance record for Wembley Stadium with a concert crowd of 90,000.

2001 Travis started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The Invisible Band'.

2005 Pete Doherty was thrown of a yacht after being found smoking crack cocaine. The Babyshambles singer had been invited onto the yacht with his girlfriend Kate Moss by Davinia Taylor, they were asked to leave the party and were dropped off in Porto Cervo.

2007 The Traveling Wilburys went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Collection.' The line of the Wilburys was: George Harrison, (Nelson Wilbury), Jeff Lynne, (Otis Wilbury), Roy Orbison, (Lefty Wilbury), Tom Petty, (Charlie T. Wilbury Jr.) and Bob Dylan, (Lucky Wilbury).
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