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PostSubject: June 30   17.11.08 23:23

Births
1939 Tony Hatch, UK composer, producer, (1962 UK No.50 single 'Out Of This World').

1943 Florence Ballard, vocals, The Supremes, (1964 US & UK No.1 single 'Baby Love' plus 11 other US No.1 singles). She died February 21st 1976.

1944 Glenn Shorrock, Little River Band, Australian group, (1978 US No.3 single 'Reminiscing' plus 12 other US Top 40 singles).

1946 Billy Brown, The Moments, (1970 US No. 3 single 'One Way Street', 1975 UK No.3 single 'Girls').

1951 Andy Scott, Sweet, (1973 UK No.1 single 'Blockbuster', plus 14 other UK Top 40 singles).

1951 Stanley Clarke, jazz bass player, worked with Chick Corea, Santana, Keith Richards, Quincy Jones, Paul McCartney.

1956 Adrian Wright, The Human League, (1981 UK No.1 & 1982 US No.1 single 'Don't You Want Me' plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles).

1962 Julianne Regan, vocals, All About Eve, (1988 UK No.10 single 'Martha's Harbour').

1967 Peter James Camell, guitar, The La's, (1990 UK No.13 single 'There She Goes').

1968 Philip Anselmo, Pantera, (1994 UK No.19 single 'I'm Broken').

1979 Andrew Burrows, drummer, Razorlight, (2005, UK No.2 single ‘Somewhere Else’, 2006 UK No.1 album ‘Razorlight’).

1983 Anton Gordon, One True Voice, (2002 UK No.2 single 'Sacred Trust/After You're Gone').

1983 Cheryl Tweedy, vocals, Girls Aloud, 2002 UK No.1 single 'Sound Of The Underground.'

1984 Fantasia Barrino, singer, American Idol winner, (2004 US No.1 single ‘I Believe’). The first time in US history a debut single has topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

1985 T-Pain, (Faheem Najm), American hip-hop and R&B singer, (2007 US No.1 ‘Buy U a Drank, Shawty Snappin').


Events
1966 The Beatles perform the first of three concerts at Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Amateur recordings of the performance quickly became available as a bootleg album known as Three Nights in Tokyo.

1971 Paul Revere and the Raiders receive a gold record for their only #1 hit, "Indian Reservation".

1975 Gregg Allman and Cher get married. Ten days later, they separate. After an on again, off again marriage, they divorce in January 1979.

1975 The Eagles' album, "One Of These Nights," goes gold.

1976 Responding to a supposed report of burglary at Neil Diamond's house, police enter the singer's house with a search warrent. A 3-hour inspection turns up a grand total of less than one ounce of marijuana. It's so low key, Diamond gives several officers copies of his latest album, Beautiful Noise. His debut the next night at the new Alladin Theatre for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, goes on as planned.

1977 Marvel Comics issues the first of two comic books based on the costumed characters of the group Kiss. The red ink was reportedly mixed with small amounts of blood from each group member.

1978 The *** Pistols' "My Way" is released.

1981 Forty-five year old Jerry Lee Lewis is rushed to Memphis Methodist Hospital to close a two centimeter hole in his stomach. Ten days later he will undergo surgery for internal bleeding. Johnny Cash joins "The Killer" in a moment of silent prayer at the latter's bedside. Lewis had less than a 50% chance of making it. He left the hospital in a few weeks.

1983 The Everly Brothers announced plans for a reunion tour, ten years after they had split up.

1984 Huey Lewis and the News went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Sports'.

1989 Police were called in to control over 4,000 Bobby Brown fans trying to see him at the HMV Record store in London's Oxford Street, six fans were hospitalised and one had to be given the kiss of life.

1989 The Stone Roses played at Leeds Polytechnic in England. The gig almost didn't take place after a security man wouldn't let singer Ian Brown into the gig.

1994 Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam testify before a congressional hearing concerning rising concert ticket prices.

1999 The "Eric Clapton and Friends" concert is held at Madison Square Garden in New York. Clapton performs with Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige and Bob Dylan. One of the shows highlights is a rendition of "Crossroads" by Clapton and Dylan. The concert raises $1 million for Clapton's drug rehab clinc in Antiqua.
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