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1900 Louie Armstrong is born.

1911 Mitch Miller, conductor, arranger, (1955 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'The Yellow Rose Of Texas').

1938 Bill Withers, (1972 US No.1 single 'Lean On Me', 1988 UK No.4 single 'Lovely Day', first released in 1978).

1940 Dave Rowberry, keyboards, The Animals. (1964 UK & US No.1 single 'House Of The Rising Sun'). Rowberry died on 6th June 2003.

1943 Alan Wilson, guitar, harmonica, vocals, Canned Heat, (1979 UK No.2 and US No.26 single 'Let's Work Together'). Wilsom died on 3rd September 1970.

1948 Jeremy Spencer, guitar, Fleetwood Mac, (1969 UK No.1 single 'Albatross'). Left the band during a 1971 US tour saying he was going out to buy a newspaper. He was found two days later in LA at the Children of God headquarters with his hair shaved off.

1951 Ralph Johnson, drums, Earth Wind and Fire, (1975 US No.1 single 'Shining Star', 1981 UK No.3 single 'Let's Groove').

1952 John Waite, singer, The Babys, (1977 US No.13 & UK No.45 single 'Isn't It Time',) solo, (1984 US No.1 & UK No.9 single 'Missing You').

1958 Kirk Pengilly, guitar, vocals, INXS, (1988 UK No.2 & US No.1 single 'Need You Tonight'). 1987 album 'Kick' has sold over 10m copies in the US alone and features four Top 10 singles; 'Need You Tonight,' 'Devil Inside', 'New Sensation,' and 'Never Tear Us Apart.'

1963 Matt Malley, bass, Counting Crows, (1994 UK No.28 single 'Mr Jones', 1996 US No.1 album, 'Recovering The Satellites').

1970 Andy McClure, drums, Sleeper, (1996 UK No.10 single 'Sale Of The Century').

1972 William Goldsmith, Foo Fighters, drummer, (1995 UK No.5 single 'This Is A Call'). Quit the band in 1997.

1978 Stephen McNally, BBMak, (2001 UK No.5 single 'Back Here' and No.1 in Japan).

1971 Donald McPherson dies of leukemia at the age of 30. He was the lead singer and founder of the Main Ingredient. McPherson would be replaced by Cuba Gooding and The Main Ingredient would have the biggest hit next year, "Everybody Plays The Fool." It goes up to #3.

2000 A man fell 80 feet to his death during a Metallica concert at Raven Stadium, Baltimore.

2003 Soul singer and producer Barry White died from kidney failure aged 58. (1974 UK No.1 single 'You're The First The Last My Everything', 1974 US No.1 single 'Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe').

1942 The Irving Berlin musical, "This is the Army", opened at New York’s Broadway Theatre.

1958 The Everly Brothers started a seven week run at the top of the charts with their first UK No.1 single 'All I Have To Do Is Dream'.

1964 The Beach Boys started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Get Around', the groups first No.1. A No.7 hit in the UK.

1964 Billboard magazine says Beatles manager Brian Epstein claims the group's U.S. tour (August 19-September 20) is a sell-out.

1964 The Rolling Stones appeared on 'Juke Box Dury', the only time the show had five panellists rather than four.

1964 The Rolling Stones' "Tell Me" was released.

1967 Tom Jones appeared on the first telecast of CBS-TV's "Spotlight".

1968 Elvis Presley donated a Rolls Royce to a Hollywood women's charity which raised $35,000.

1969 Appearing at the two-day Atlanta Pop Festival, Byron, Georgia, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Johnny Winter, Delaney and Bonnie, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Canned Heat, Joe Cocker, Blood Sweat & Tears, Chuck Berry, Spirit, Chicago and Paul Butterfield.

1970 Cliff Richard's 50th single release 'Goodbye Sam, Hello Samantha', peaked at No.6 on the UK chart.

1970 Casey Kasem hosted radio’s "American Top 40" for the first time.

1973 Slade's drummer Don Powell was badly injured in a car crash in which his girlfriend was killed.

1973 Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler married Robert Sullivan.

1974 Barry White married Glodean James, a member of Love Unlimited.

1976 Appearing live at London's Roundhouse, The Ramones, The Stranglers and The Flamin' Groovies.

1976 The Clash made their live debut supporting The *** Pistols at the Black Swan, Sheffield.

1976 Elton John and Kiki Dee's "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" was released.

1977 Appearing live at the Marquee Club, London, The Damned.

1977 Bass player Gary Valentine quit Blondie, citing 'artistic integrity', as the cause of his departure.

1980 The Beach Boys gave a free outdoor performance to an estimated 500,000 people in Washington.

1981 Willie Nelson's hosts his annual 4th of July picnic. However the usual place since 1973, Dripping Springs, Texas is vacant because Nelson is at Caesar's Palace in Vegas.

1982 Ozzy Osbourne married his manager, Sharon Arden.

1982 Diana Ross began her first solo world tour at Giant Stadium in the Meadowlands.

1985 Dire Straits played the first of ten consecutive nights at London's Wembley Arena.

1985 In Philadelphia, PA, the Beach Boys were joined on stage by Mr. T on drums.

1987 The Doobie Brothers play Moscow in a Bill Graham produced a show. Other acts on the bill are Santana, James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt.

1987 Pet Shop Boys were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'It's A Sin', he duo's second UK No.1.

1990 2 Live Crew released the single "Banned in the U.S.A."

1990 Paul Stanley from Kiss sustained neck and back injuries when he was involved in a car crash in New Jersey.

1992 John Phillips ex of Mamas And The Papas received a liver transplant at the Los Angeles Medical Centre.

1992 Sir Mix-A-Lot started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Baby Got Back', a No.56 hit in the UK.

1993 The Smashing Pumpkins played an acoustic show at the strip club Raymond's Revue Bar, London.

1995 At Lollapalooza in George, WA, Courtney Love hit Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill). Love received a suspended one-year sentence and was required to take courses in anger management.

1995 The Ramones released "Adios Amigos."

1997 Chesney Hawkes married his girlfriend Krstina.

1999 Victoria 'Posh Spice' Adams married footballer David Beckham at Luttrellstown Castle, Ireland. The couple had signed a deal worth Ł1 million for OK magazine to have the exclusive picture rights.

2001 Madonna played the first of four sold out nights at Earl's Court Area, London.

2002 George Michael took part in a live phone interview on US news channel CNN, defending his new single 'Shoot The Dog'. Americans were upset by the controversial video, which had President Bush in bed with Tony Blair.

2002 Tony Bennett had to abandon a show at London's Royal Albert Hall after a fire broke out in the building. The audience were evacuated after smoke began to fill the hall.

2004 New York band Scissor Sisters went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their self-titled album.

2004 Usher started a two week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Burn', his third UK No.1. Also a No.1 in the US.

2004 Ja Rule was arrested for driving while his licence was suspended and being in possession of marijuana. Rule, 28, was stopped by police after changing lanes without signalling, he later pleaded guilty to driving with a suspended licence but the possession charge was dropped.

2005 U2 won their court fight for the return of items of memorabilia, including a Stetson hat which they accused a former stylist of stealing. Judge Matthew Deery at Dublin's Circuit Court ordered Lola Cashman to return the items, which also include earrings, within seven days. Ms Cashman, had worked as U2's stylist during the 1980s and wrote an unauthorised book called ‘Inside the Zoo’. Judge Deery said he found Ms Cashman's version of how she had been given the items at the end of a US tour doubtful, particularly her description of Bono running around in his underpants backstage.

2007 former laboratory worker Devon Townsend admitted to a court in Albuquerque, New Mexico of stalking Chester Bennington lead singer with Linkin Park. Townsend used US government computers to obtain his personal information, accessing Bennington's e-mail account and mobile phone voicemail. The court was told how she travelled to Arizona solely for the purpose of trying to see the singer and monitored Chester Bennington's voicemails as a means of trying to locate where he might be eating.
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