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1944 Jaimoe Johanson, drums, Allman Brothers Band, (1973 US No.12 single 'Ramblin Man').

1945 Ricky Wolf, The Flowerpot Men, (1967 UK No.4 single 'Let's Go To San Francisco').

1955 Russell Christian, vocals, The Christians, (1988 UK No.8 single 'Harvest For The World').

1960 Andy Fletcher, bass, synth, Depeche Mode, (1984 UK No.4 single 'People Are People', plus over 25 other UK Top 40 singles).

1961 Graham Jones, guitar, Haircut 100, (1982 UK No.3 single 'Love Plus One').

1961 Toby Keith, US country singer, (2002 US No.1 album ‘Unleashed’).

1963 Joan Osborne, singer, songwriter, (1996 UK No.6 single 'One Of Us'.)

1970 Beck David Campbell, Beck, (1994 UK No.15 single 'Loser', 1994 album 'Mellow Gold').

1971 Neil Mavers, drums, The La's, (1990 UK No.13 single 'There She Goes').

1985 Jamie Cook, guitarist, Arctic Monkeys, (2005, UK No.1 single ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’, '2006 UK No.1 album ‘Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not’).

1958 The first gold record album was presented by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The award went to the soundtrack "Oklahoma!"

1960 US singer Jimmy Jones was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Good Timin' his only UK No.1.

1965 The Hollies single 'I'm Alive' went back to the UK No.1 position for the second time.

1965 The Dave Clark Five had their movie, Catch Us If You Can, premiere in London. The film was renamed to Having a Wild Weekend for its US release. Songs featured by the group in the movie included 'Catch Us If You Can,' 'Having a Wild Weekend' and 'I Can’t Stand It.'

1966 The Beatles released the ‘Nowhere Man’ 4 track EP in the UK, which included: ‘Drive My Car’, ‘Michelle’ and ‘You Won't See Me’.

1967 UK music weekly the Melody Maker ran a front-page comment condemning the 3-month jail sentence given to Rolling Stone Mick Jagger for possession of Benzedrine tablets. Jagger was later given a conditional discharge.

1967 The Monkees began a 29 date tour with The Jimi Hendrix Experience as support act. Hendrix was dropped after eight shows after being told his act was not suitable for their teenybop audience.

1969 Marianne Faithfull took an overdose of barbiturates on the set of the movie "Ned Kely."

1970 "The Everly Brothers Show" was launched on ABC-TV as a summer series.

1971 A mini-riot breaks out during a concert by Mott The Hoople at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The hall's management temporarily bans rock performances at the venue after that.

1972 Bill Withers started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Lean On Me', his only No.1 hit, it made No.18 in the UK.

1972 Donny Osmond had his first of three solo UK No.1s with his version of the Paul Anka song 'Puppy Love' which stayed at the top for five weeks.

1974 Bob Dylan and the Band's "Before the Flood" goes gold in the US.

1978 Following in the disco footsteps of his older Bee Gee brothers, Andy Gibb gets into the act with "Shadow Dancing." The album peaks at #18, while the title track reaches number one in the US.

1978 Exile's "Kiss You All Over" was released.

1978 Appearing live at St Albans Civic Hall, England, Dire Straits.

1978 Gerry Rafferty's album 'City To City', went to No. on the US chart, knocking off 'Saturday Night Fever', which had been at the top of the charts for almost six months.

1978 Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon from The Clash were arrested for being drunk and disorderly after a gig at the Apollo in Glasgow, both were fined.

1979 The B-52's made their UK live debut at London's Lyceum Ballroom, supported by The Tourists.

1985 "Playboy" and "Penthouse" magazines went on sale with nude pictures of Madonna.

1989 The Fine Young Cannibals scored their second US No.1 with 'Good Thing'.

1989 Transvision Vamp scored their only UK No.1 album with 'Velveteen'.

1995 The Outhere Brothers scored their second UK No.1 hit single with 'Boom Boom Boom'. It stayed at the top for four weeks.

1995 TLC started a seven week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Waterfalls', the groups second US No.1, a No.4 hit in the UK.

1997 Marty Stuart and Connie Smith were married.

1998 Two armed men broke into the home of Foxy Brown. Brown and her mother were both in the apartment but suffered no injuries.

1998 The Roy Orbison Estate filed a $12 million royalty suit against Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

1999 Take That's ex manager Nigel Martin Smith started a new business, as an undertaker. It was reported that he was unhappy with a service he had used so he decided to buy a local funeral firm in Manchester.

2000 Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers falls headfirst off the stage during a solo in the first encore of a show in Germany. He suffers sever bruising over much of his body and stitches on his forehead. The band cancels shows in Germany, Bulgaria and Greece.

2001 Alicia Keys went to No.1 on the US chart with her debut album 'Songs In A Minor'.

2002 Michael Jackson spoke out against the music industry's treatment of artists, alleging that the business was rife with racism. Speaking at a civil rights meeting in New York, Jackson claimed there was a 'conspiracy' among record companies, especially towards black artists. A spokesman for Jackson's record label said the remarks were 'ludicrous, spiteful and hurtful.'

2004 Mark Purseglove known as the world’s ‘biggest bootlegger’ was sentenced to 3 years 6 months jail by Blackfriars Crown Court. Purseglove had built up a ?15 million pirate CD empire by bootlegging live concerts of some of the world's biggest stars including The Beatles, David Bowie and Pink Floyd.

2006 Nelly Furtado was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Loose’ the Canadian singers third album.

2007 Prince was forced off stage by police halfway through his set at the First Avenue nightclub during a late-night gig in his home town of Minneapolis. The club was only allowed to stay open until 3.am but Prince took to the stage at 2.45am. Prince had already played two concerts in Minneapolis before his late-night club appearance; His first performance was at a department store, where he promoted his new cologne with a nine-song, 45-minute set.

2007 Chemical Brothers went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'We Are The Night' the duo's sixth studio album.
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