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Births
1932 Lalo Schifrin, composer and arranger of film soundtracks, (1976 UK No.14 single Jaws').

1936 O.C. Smith, singer, (1968 US No.1 single 'Little Green Apples' and 1968 UK No.2 single 'The Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp'). He died on November 23rd 2001.

1944 Ray Davies, guitar, vocals, The Kinks, (1964 UK No.1 & US No.7 'You Really Got Me', 1967 UK No.2 single 'Waterloo Sunset' plus 19 other UK Top 40 singles. 1983 US No.6 single 'Come Dancing').

1944 Miguel Vicens, Los Bravos, (1966 UK No.2 & US No.4 single 'Black Is Black'). First Spanish rock band to have a UK & US hit single.

1944 Jon Hiseman, drums, Colosseum, (1969 album, 'Valentyne Suite').

1945 Chris Britton, guitar, The Troggs, (1966 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Wild Thing').

1948 Joey Molland, guitar, vocals, Badfinger, (1970 UK No.4 and US No.7 single 'Come And Get It').

1949 Greg Munford, Strawberry Alarm Clock, (1967 US No.1 single 'Incense And Peppermints').

1950 Joey Kramer, drums, Aerosmith, (1989 UK No.13 single 'Love In An Elevator', 1989 album 'Pump' spent 53 weeks on the US charts, 1993 US No.1 & UK No.2 album 'Get A Grip', 1998 US No.1 & UK No.4 single 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing').

1951 Alan Silson, Smokie, (1975 UK No.3 single 'If You Think You Know How To Love Me').

1951 Nils Lofgren, guitar, piano, vocals. He joined Neil Young's band at age 17, playing piano on the album After the Gold Rush. From 1971 to 1974 recorded four albums with his own band, Grin. Solo 1976 UK No.8 album, 'Cry Tough'. Joined Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band in 1984. And member of Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band.

1957 Mark Brzezicki, drums, Big Country, (1983 UK No.10 single 'Fields Of Fire' plus 14 other UK Top 40 singles).

1959 Marcella Detroit, vocals, Shakespear's Sister, (1992 UK No.1 single 'Stay').

1967 Tim Simenon, Bomb The Bass, (1988 UK No.2 single 'Beat Dis').

1968 Sonia Clarke, (Sonique), singer, DJ, 2000 UK No.1 & US No.5 single 'It Feels So Good'.

1975 Lee Gaze, lead guitarist, Lostprophets, (2006 UK No.1 album ‘Liberation Transmission’).

1976 Michael Einziger, Incubus, (2004 US No.2 and UK No.6 album ‘A Crow Left of the Murder…’, 2006 US No.1 album ‘Light Grenades’).

1981 Brandon Flowers, vocals, keyboards, The Killers (2005 UK No.1 with their debut album 'Hot Fuss').


Deaths
1966 Reg Calvert the manager of The Fortunes was shot dead by a business rival William Smedley during a confrontation, Smedley was later cleared of the murder.

1979 Angus MacLise, Velvet Underground's first drummer died aged 34. Quit the band in 1965.

1980 Bert Kaempfert died aged 56, he produced Beatles recordings while they were working in Germany. Both Sinatra and Presley covered his songs, 'Strangers In The Night' and 'Wooden Heart'.

2001 John Lee Hooker, blues singer and guitarist died in his sleep aged 83.


Events
1941 Wayne King and his orchestra recorded "Time Was" with Buddy Clark.

1948 Columbia Records began the first mass production of the 33 1/3 RPM LP.

1952 Fats Domino's "Goin' Home" became his first #1 hit.

1955 Johnny Cash's first single, "Cry Cry Cry," was released.

1958 Entering the US Top-30 today: Elvis' "Hard Headed Woman" (at #20) and Dion & The Belmonts "I Wonder Why" (at #28).

1966 Jimmy Page made his live debut with The Yardbirds at the Marquee Club, London.

1966 The Rolling Stones sued 14 hotels over a booking ban in New York, claiming that the ban was violating civil rights laws.

1966 Tom Jones needed 14 stitches in his forehead after his Jaguar was involved in a car crash in Marble Arch, London.

1968 Appearing at the Midsummer Nights Dream, Burton Constable Hall, in Humberside, England, Geno Washington, The Move, Fairport Convention, Marmalade, Family, Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera, Spooky Tooth, Tramline, Savoy Brown Blues Band and Baron Richtofen.

1972 Billy Preston has his first gold single with "Outta Space".

1972 Gary Glitter made his Top Of The Pops debut, performing 'Rock & Roll Part 2'.

1975 Ritchie Blackmore quit Deep Purple to form Rainbow.

1975 James Taylor's "How Sweet It Is" was released.

1975 Elton John headlines a bill at Wembly Stadium that also features the Eagles, The Beach Boys, Rufus and Joe Walsh. The crowd favorite was the Beach Boys, who played a 90 minute set.

1975 Captain and Tennille started a 4 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the Neil Sedaka song 'Love Will Keep Us Together', it made No.32 in the UK.

1976 Chicago earns another gold record for the LP, "Chicago X". Songs on the LP include "If You Leave Me Now" and Another Rainy Day In New York City."

1976 Country singer Reba McEntire married rodeo champion Charlie Battles. Divorced in 1987.

1976 Touring North America for the first time Wings played the last dates of their 31-date tour with three nights at the Los Angeles Forum.

1977 Johnny Rotten was attacked in a brawl outside Dingwalls in Camden, London.

1979 Mick Taylor released his first solo album after leaving the Rolling Stones four years before.

1980 Don Mclean has his second UK No.1 single with the Roy Orbison song 'Crying'

1980 The first day of a two day Festival at Loch Lomond, Scotland with The Jam, Tourists, Bad Manners, Wishbone Ash, Saxon, Gillan and The Regents.

1980 Appearing at Knebworth '80, in England, The Beach Boys, Santana, Mike Oldfield, Elkie Brooks, Lindisfarne and The Blues Band, tickets ?9.00.

1980 Police arrested The Stranglers after a concert at Nice University for allegedly starting a riot.

1981 Donald Fagan and Walter Becker announced the break-up of Steely Dan.

1985 Ron Howard directed his first music video for "Gravity" by Michael Sembello.

1985 The first day of this years Glastonbury Festival with Aswad, Boomtown Rats, Clannad, The Colour Field, Ian Dury, King, The Pogues, Midnight Oil, Thompson Twins, Misty In Roots and Maria Muldaur, 3 day tickets, ?16.

1986 Genesis scored their 4th UK No.1 album with 'Invisible Touch'

1988 The UK leg of Bruce Springsteens 'Tunnel Of Love Express', at Aston Villa Football

1989 The New Kids on the Block released "Hangin' Tough."

1990 Little Richard received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

1992 The Orb released 'Blue Room' the single had a duration of 39 minutes and 58 seconds, two seconds shorter than the maximum permitted for a single under UK chart rules. The single peaked at No.8.

1994 George Michael lost his lawsuit against Sony Records. Michael claimed that his 15-year contract with Sony was unfair because the company could refuse to release albums it thought wouldn't be commercially successful.

1997 The Backstreet Boys kicked of a six date UK tour at Sheffield Arena.

1998 Bobby Brown was arrested on charges of sexual battery after an incident at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel.

1998 Master P was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘MP Da Last Don.’

1999 Pantera rode a float in the Dallas Stars Stanley Cup victory parade in downtown Dallas. Pantera is responsible for the Stars' theme song.

2000 39 year-old Karen McNeil who claimed she was the wife of Axl Rose and that she communicated with him telepathically was jailed for one year for stalking the singer.
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