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1925 Alan Dale, US singer. Had his own TV & radio show during the 50's. 1955 US No.7 single 'Cheery Pink and Apple Blossom White'. Dale died on 20th April 2002.

1929 Lee Hazlewood, US male singer, (1967 US No.14 & UK No. 11 single 'Jackson', 1971 UK No.2 single with Nancy Sinatra). Wrote the Nancy Sinatra hit, 'These Boots Are Made for Walkin.' Died of cancer on 4th Aug 2007 at his home near Las Vegas aged 78.

1941 Don McPherson, Main Ingredient, (1974 US No.10 & UK No.27 single 'Just Don't Want To Be Lonely'). He died on 4th July 1971.

1946 Bon Scott, vocals, AC/DC, (1980 UK No.36 single 'Whole Lotta Rosie' and 1980 UK No.1 & US No.14 album 'Back in Black' sold over 10 million copies). Scott was found dead in the backseat of a friend's car on 20th February 1980. The coroner's report stated he had ‘drunk himself to death’.

1946 Joe Micelli, John Fred and His Playboy Band, (1968 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Judy In Disguise').

1950 Gwen Guthrie, soul singer, (1986 UK No.5 single 'Ain't Nothing Goin' But The Rent'). She died on 4th February 1999.

1953 Kate Garner, vocals, Haysi Fantayzee, (1982 UK No.11 single 'John Wayne Is Big Leggy').

1954 Debbie Sledge, singer, Sister Sledge, (1979 US No.2 single 'We Are Family', 1985 UK No.1 single 'Frankie').

1959 Jim Kerr, vocals, Simple Minds, (1985 US No.1 single 'Don't You, Forget About Me', 1989 UK No.1 single 'Belfast Child', plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles').

1959 Marc Almond, singer, Soft Cell, (1981 UK No.1 single 'Tainted Love'). Solo, (1989 UK No.1 single with Gene Pitney, 'Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart').

1965 Courtney Love, guitar, vocals, Babes In Toyland, Hole, (1995 UK No.16 single 'Doll Parts') and solo records. Married Kurt Cobain from Nirvana on 24th Feb 1992.

1965 Frankie Bello, bass, Anthrax, (1991 UK No.16 single 'Got The Time').

1965 Tom Hingley, vocals, Inspiral Carpets, (1990 UK No.14 single 'This Is How It Feels').

1967 Dickon Hinchcliffe, guitar, violin, Tindersticks, (1993 album 'Tindersticks').

1967 Owen Paul, guitar, Catatonia, (1998 UK No.3 single 'Mulder And Scully').

1971 Kelvin Grant, vocals, Musical Youth, (1982 UK No.1 & US No.10 single 'Pass The Dutchie').

1975 Jack White, (John Gillis), guitar, vocals, The White Stripes, (2003 UK No.1 album 'Elephant' spent 46 weeks on the UK chart). Also a member of The Raconteurs.

1975 Isaac Brock, singer, guitarist, Modest Mouse, (2007 US No.1 album ‘We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank’).

1976 Dan Estrin, guitarist, Hoobastank, 2004 US No.2 hit ‘The Reason.’


Events
1955 Bill Haley & His Comets went to No.1 on the US singles chart with '(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock', staying at No.1 for eight weeks and becoming one of the biggest selling singles of all time.

1956 Dick Clark made his debut as host of "Bandstand" on a Philadelphia TV station. The name of the show was changed to "American Bandstand" when it went to ABC-TV.

1958 Johnny Cash signed with Columbia Records.

1964 'House Of The Rising Sun' by The Animals went to No.1 in the UK for one week.

1966 Rod Allen bass player with The Fortunes was taken to hospital after being injured when fans pulled him from the stage during a gig at The Starlight Rooms in Lincoln.

1968 The Temptations perform at the Valley Forge Music Festival with David Ruffin

1969 Working at Abbey Road studios in London The Beatles recorded ‘Maxwell's Silver Hammer.’ John Lennon returned to the studio after recovering from a car crash in Scotland, and a bed was installed in the Abbey Road studio for Yoko, who was pregnant, and who had been more seriously injured in the car accident.

1971 Jim Morrision is buried at P'ere Lachaise Cemetary in Paris.

1972 Paul McCartney appeared on stage for the first time since 1966 as his group, Wings, opened at Chateauvillon in the south of France.

1974 Crosby, Stills, and Nash started their reunion tour in Seattle.

1976 Appearing at The Lyceum, London, The Pretty Things, Supercharge and third on the bill The *** Pistols.

1977 Elvis Costello quit his day job as a computer operator at a cosmetic factory.

1977 KISS' "Love Gun" LP enters the chart.

1977 Elvis Costello quits his day job as a computer operator at a cosmetic factory.

1977 Bob Marley and the Wailers' "Exodus" LP enters the chart.

1977 Alan O'Day went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Undercover Angel', his only solo hit, it made No.43 in the UK. He also wrote 'Angie Baby' a hit for Helen Reddy.

1978 The Rolling Stones jammed with one of their early idols Muddy Waters during a gig in Chicago.

1978 Steve Miller's "Jet Airliner" peaks at #8 on the US pop chart.

1979 The Pretenders kicked off a 23-date UK tour at Smatyz, Chester. The bands single 'Kid' was released this week.

1981 The Jacksons began a 36 city tour.

1983 The Police started a eight week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Every Breath You Take' also No.1 in the UK.

1983 Wham! went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut release 'Fantastic!', which went on to spend 116 weeks on the chart.

1983 Stevie Nicks' album "The Wild Heart" enters the US chart. It features the smash hit, "Stand Back."

1983 Elton John's hit "I'm Still Standing" hits #12 on the US singles chart.

1984 The album "Ice Cream Castle" was released by The Time.

1988 Cheap Trick went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The Flame', the groups only US No.1.

1988 Glenn Medeiros started a four week run at No.1 in the UK with the single 'Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You'.

1988 Elton John's "Reg Strikes Back" LP enters the US chart. It will stay for 19 weeks and features the hit, "I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That."

1988 Steve Winwood's "Roll With It" LP enters the USchart. It will stay on the chart for 31 weeks eventually hitting #1. The LP features the #1 hit, "Roll With It."

1989 New Edition's production manager was charged with criminal homicide after allegedly shooting the support acts security man after they had run over their stage time.

1990 Keith Richards right index finger becomes inflamed after a concert in Glasgow. It is diagnosed as being septic. A week of shows are postponed, the first time that the Stones miss a show due to a band member's illness or injury.

1991 U.S. President George Bush presented a National Medal of Art to Roy Acuff.

1992 Mick Jagger becomes a grandfather when daughter Jade gives birth to a baby girl.

1993 The Rolling Stones begin a month of sessions at Ron Wood's house in Ireland.

1994 John Mellencamp's "Dance Naked" LP enters the US chart. The album features the hit "Wild Night", a duet with MeShell NdegeOcello.

1994 The Kiss tribute album, "Kiss My Ass, Classic Kiss Regrooved" enters the chart. The LP features Kiss songs done by artists such as Lenny Kravitz, Stevie Wonder and Garth Brooks.

1995 The Grateful Dead gave their last concert with Jerry Garcia at Chicago's Soldier Field.

1995 Michael Jackson was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Past, Present and Future Book 1'.

1996 Prince released the album "Chaos and Disorder."

1998 Scott Weiland had an bench warrant issued for him when he missed his second court date stemming from drug possession charges.

1998 MTV Networks Europe announced in London the launch of freeform music channel M2 Europe. It was the first TV station to be launched on the internet.

1998 Robert "Waddy" Wachtel and his wife were arrested for investigation of possessing child pornography, allegedly found on his personal computer.

1998 Janet Jackson set a gross revenue record of $875,000 at the MCI Center in Washington, DC. The previous record was set my Yanni on January 31, 1998, with $860,300.

1999 Mary Chapin Carpenter canceled a concert at Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts in Springfield, MO, at the last minute. She had to fly home to tend to a very sick Golden Retriever.

1999 The state of Indiana renamed a 25-mile stretch of Interstate Route 65 as "Kenneth Babyface Edmonds Highway." The same day Babyface donated $50,000 to establish VH1's Save The Music campaign in the state.

1999 Rolling Stone singer Mick Jagger's marriage to model Jerry Hall is officially annulled in a London court, ending eight years of marriage and a 22 year relationship.

1999 Elton John had a pacemaker fitted in an operation at a London hospital following reports about his ill health. Sir Elton was forced to cancel a series of concerts.

2000 Elton John performs with The Backstreet Boys (minus A.J. McLean) at Party in the Park 2000 at London's Hyde Park.

2000 Vertical Horizon went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Everything You Want.'

2001 Roger Sanchez went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Another Chance.'

2001 The Backstreet Boys temporarily stopped their "Black & Blue World Tour 2001." The tour had to be put on hold because A.J. McLean entered a treatment center for depression and alcohol abuse. The tour resumed on August 24th.

2004 David Bowie was forced to cancel a string of European shows after emergency heart surgery. The 57 year-old singer had an operation last month in Germany, where he was on tour, to treat "an acutely blocked artery". The star's cancellation last month of 11 European dates was originally attributed to a shoulder injury.

2006 Muse started a two week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Black Holes & Revelations' the bands fifth album release and second No.1.

2007 Happy Mondays' frontman Shaun Ryder was in trouble after he smoked several cigarettes on stage during a concert at The Ritz in Manchester. Smoking had been banned in all enclosed public places in England on 1 July of this year, and anyone flouting the law faced a ł50 fine. Performers were only exempt from the smoking ban if the "artistic integrity" of their act required it.
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