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1938 Don 'Sugarcane' Harris, US guitarist, pianist, 50's duo Don & Dewey. Worked with Little Richard, John Mayall and Frank Zappa. Died on 30th November 1999.

1942 Paul McCartney, The Beatles, Wings, solo. The most successful rock composer of all time. First met John Lennon on July 6th 1957 who was impressed that Paul could tune a guitar. With The Beatles he scored 21 US No.1 & 17 UK No.1 singles plus McCartney has scored over 30 US & UK solo Top 40 hit singles.

1942 Carl Radle, bass, Derek and the Dominoes, (1972 UK No.7 single 'Layla'). Died of kidney failure June 30th 1980, aged 38. Also worked with George Harrison and Delaney And Bonnie.

1942 Richard Perry, US producer. Member of The Legends during the 60's. Worked with Carly Simon, Barbra Streisand, Ringo Starr, Captain Beefheart, Leo Sayer, Diana Ross, The Pointer Sisters.

1952 Ricky Gazda, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, (1978 album 'Hearts Of Stone').

1953 Jerome Smith, guitarist, KC and the Sunshine Band, (1975 US No.1 single 'Get Down Tonight', 1983 UK No.1 single 'Give It Up'). He died on August 2nd 2000 after being crushed by a bulldozer he was operating.

1957 Tom Bailey, vocals, keyboards, The Thompson Twins, (1984 UK No.2 single 'You Take Me Up', 1984 US No.3 single, 'Hold Me Now').

1961 Alison Moyet, singer, Yazoo, (1982 UK No.2 single 'Only You'). Solo (1985 UK No.2 single 'That Ole Devil Called Love').

1969 Simon Rowbottom, guitarist, The Boo Radleys, (1995 UK No.9 single 'Wake Up Boo').

1971 Nathan Morris, Boyz II Men, (1992 US & UK No.1 single 'End Of The Road').

1973 Gary Stringer, vocals, Reef, (1996 UK No. 6 single ‘Place Your Hands’, 1997 UK No.1 album ‘Glow).

1948 Columbia Records publicly unveiled its new long-playing phonograph record, the 33 1/3, in New York City.

1955 Jimmy Young was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Unchained Melody'. Young scored another ten Top 40 hit singles and went on to become one of UK's favourite radio DJ's

1964 Touring Australia The Beatles played at Sydney Stadium in Sydney. This was Paul McCartney’s 22nd birthday and after the show his guests included 17 girls who were winners of the Daily Mirrors “Why I would like to be a guest at a Beatles birthday party” competition.

1966 This weeks Top 5 UK singles chart: No.5, Percy Sledge, 'When A Man Love's A Woman', No.4, The Mersey's, 'Sorrow', No.3, The Mamas and the Papas, 'Monday Monday', No.2, The Beatles, 'Paperback Writer', No.1, Frank Sinatra, 'Strangers In The Night.'

1967 The Jimi Hendrix Experience made its debut performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in California.

1974 According to Rolling Stone Magazine, Rare Earth drummer Peter Hoorelbeke is arrested after throwing his drumsticks into the crowd.

1975 Elvis Presley had a face-lift at Mid South hospital, Memphis.

1976 Electric Light Orchestra's "OLE ELO" goes gold. The LP is a greatest hits collection.

1976 ABBA performed for Sweden's King and his Queen-to-be on the eve of their Royal Wedding.

1976 Phil May quit The Pretty Things after being with the group for 11 years.

1977 Johnny Rotten (*** Pistols) was slashed on his face and hands by some kids armed with knives.

1977 Talking Head Chris Fantz married Tina Weymouth bass player with the band.

1977 Appearing at Friars, Aylesbury, England, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers supported by The Boomtown Rats.

1977 Fleetwood Mac went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Dreams', the groups first and only US No.1, it made No.24 in the UK.

1977 The Beatles 'Live At The Hollywood Bowl' went to No.1 on the UK album chart, the album featured recordings from 23rd August 1964 and 30th August 1965.

1980 The film, "The Blues Brothers", starring Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi, premieres in New York City. Cameo's in the film include Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, James Brown and John Lee Hooker.

1983 Swiss band Yello released the first three-dimensional picture disc, complete with 3-D glasses.

1987 Bruce Springsteen officially separated from wife Julianne Phillips.

1987 A woman sued Motley Crue for $5,000 claiming that she lost her hearing because a concert was too loud.

1988 George Michael appeared live at the Glasgow SEC on his “Faith” tour. Tickets cost ?11 ($19).

1988 'Doctorin' The Tardis' by The Timelords was at No.1 on the UK singles chart.

1988 Rick Astley went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Together Forever', his second US No.1, a No.2 hit in the UK.

1994 The Beastie Boys entered the US album chart at No.1 with 'III Communication'.

1995 Notorious B.I.G. (Christopher Wallace) was arrested in Camden, NJ, on robbery and aggravated assault charges.

1996 Beck's fourth album "Odelay" was released.

1997 During a North American tour U2 played the first of two nights at Oakland Coliseum, San Francisco supported by Oasis.

1998 David Cassidy began selling a two-CD set exclusively on the cable TV shopping network QVC.

1999 Disney release the animated feature "Tarzan." The soundtrack features five tracks by Phil Collins each sung in five different languages -- English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

2000 It was reported that sales of pirate music CDs had now exceeded more than 500 million a year and accounted for one in every five sold. The Phonographic Industry estimated it was costing the music industry ?3 billion ($5.1 billion) in lost sales.

2000 S Club 7 went to No.1 on the UK album chart with '7'.

2000 Rapper Nate Dogg was arrested for allegedly kidnapping his girlfriend from her mother's house, holding her against her will, assaulting her and setting a car on fire. All charges were later dismissed.

2002 The ex-husband of Spice Girl Mel B appeared in court on a charge of assaulting a three year- old boy. Dancer Jimmy Guizar denied assaulting the child in a play area at London Zoo.

2002 U2 lost a bid to prevent the demolition of Hanover Quay studio in Dublin. Over 8,000 fans signed an online petition to preserve the studio, where the group recorded ‘All That You Can't Leave Behind’ and some of their ‘Pop’ album.

2003 Pop Idol creator Simon Fuller became the first British music manager since The Beatles’ Brian Epstein to hold the top three positions in the US singles chart. Fuller, who steered the Spice Girls and S Club 7 to success, was in charge of bestselling artists Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard, together with the American Idol 2 Final 10. During 2003 Fuller sold more than ten million records around the world and has had 96 No.1 singles and 79 top-placed albums in both the US and UK during his career. He was named in the latest Sunday Times Rich List as the 359th wealthiest person in the UK with assets of ?90 million ($153 million).

2006 Keane started a two week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Under The Iron Sea' the bands second No.1 album.
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