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Births
1941 Ian Whitcomb, UK singer, (1965 US No.8 single 'You Turn Me On, Turn On Song').

1943 Jerry Miller, guitar, Moby Grape, (1967 album 'Moby Grape').

1944 John Dymond, (Beaky), guitar, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, (1968 UK No.1 single 'Legend Of Xanadu').

1947 Arlo Guthrie, US singer, songwriter, son of folksinger Woody Guthrie, (1967 album 'Alice's Restaurant', 1972 US No.18 single 'The City Of New Orleans').

1949 Dave Smalley, The Young Rascals, (1967 US No.1 and UK No.8 single 'Groovin'). The Raspberries, (1972 US N.5 single 'Go All The Way').

1949 Ronnie James Dio, vocals, Rainbow, Black Sabbath.

1950 Greg Kihn, US singer, (1983 US No.2 & UK No.63 single 'Jeopardy').

1954 Neil Tennant, vocals, Pet Shop Boys, (1986 UK & US No.1 single 'West End Girls', plus 3 other UK No.1 singles and over 20 UK Top 40 hits), ex editor of music paper Smash Hits.

1959 Sandy West, drummer, founding member of US all girl group The Runaways. West died on 21 Oct 2006.

1960 Martyn P Casey, keyboards, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, (1996 UK No.36 single with PJ Harvey, 'Henry Lee').

1964 Graham Lambert, guitar, Inspiral Carpets, (1990 UK No.14 single 'This Is How It Feels').

1965 Peter DiStefano, Porno For Pyros, (1993 US No.3 & UK No.3 self-titled album).

1970 Jason Orange, vocals, Take That, (1995 UK No.1 single 'Back For Good' and seven other UK No.1 singles, 1993 UK No.1 album 'Everything Changes spent 78 weeks on the UK chart). Re-formed without Robbie Williams in 2006 for a sold-out European tour. Topped the UK singles and album charts simultaneously for the first time in their career when the single ‘Patience’ and album ‘Beautiful World’ both reached No.1 in Dec 2006.

1970 Gary LeVox, singer, Rascal Flatts, (2004 US country No.2 single ‘I Melt’, 2006 US No.1 album ‘Me And My Gang’).

1980 Jessica Simpson, US singer, (2000 UK No.7 single 'I Wanna Love You Forever'). Featured on MTV 'Newlyweds' show with her husband ex 98 Degrees member Nick Lachey.


Deaths
1987 Producer and record company executive John Hammond died. He brought Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen to Columbia Records. Hammond also worked as a producer with Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman and Count Basie.


Events
1900 ‘His Master’s Voice’, was registered with the U.S. Patent Office. The logo of the Victor Recording Company, and later, RCA Victor, shows the dog, Nipper, looking into the horn of a gramophone machine.

1936 Billie Holiday recorded "Billie’s Blues."

1954 Sam Phillips took an acetate recording of Elvis Presley singing 'That's All Right' to Memphis radio station WHBQ DJ Dewey Phillips. He played the song just after 9.30 that evening and the phone lines lit up asking to play it again.

1961 Bobby Lewis started a seven week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Tossin' and Turnin', the longest running No.1 single of 61.

1964 The film "A Hard Day's Night" premieres in The Beatles' hometown of Liverpool. Hundreds of thousands line the streets from the airport to the city centre for a parade.

1965 Sonny and Cher break onto the pop charts with "I Got You Babe."

1965 The Beatles started a six week run at No.1 on the US album charts with 'Beatles VI', the groups fifth No.1.

1965 The Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" tops the U.S. chart for the first of four weeks.

1965 Wilson Pickett's "In The Midnight Hour" was released.

1967 Bobbie Gentry recorded "Ode to Billie Joe."

1968 Eric Clapton announced that Cream would break up following a farewell tour.

1968 The Nice were banned from appearing at London's Royal Albert Hall after burning an American flag on stage.

1969 The funeral of Rolling Stone Brian Jones took place at Hatherley Road Parish Church, Cheltenham, Canon Hugh Evan Hopkins read Jones' own epitaph, 'Please don't judge me too harshly'.

1971 Three Dog Night's "Liar" was released.

1972 Harry Nilsson's Son of Schmilsson is released. It features George Harrison, using the name George Harrysong, and Ringo Starr, using the name Richie Snare, on some of the tracks.

1974 David Bowie, in the middle of a tour, records his two-night stand at Philadelphia's Tower Theatre. "David Live" is released later in the year and goes to the Top Ten.

1975 The "Gladys Knight & the Pips" summer series premiered on NBC-TV.

1975 Cher filed for divorce from Greg Allman, just ten days after the couple had married.

1976 One hit wonders Starland Vocal Band started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Afternoon Delight', it was also their only hit in the UK making No.18 on the chart.

1976 Rod Stewart scored his sixth No.1 UK album when 'A Night On The Town' went to the top.

1977 Cher gave birth to a baby girl Elijah Blue. Allman Brother Gregg Allman was the father.

1978 Bill Wyman was knocked unconscious after falling from the stage during a Stones concert in the US.

1979 Chuck Berry was sentenced to five months in prison for income tax evasion.

1980 Bob Marley and the Wailers began what would be Marley's last ever UK tour when they appeared in Dublin, Ireland.

1980 during their 23 date ‘11 O’Clock Tick Tock’ tour U2 appeared at The Clarendon Hotel in London.

1985 The song "Poplife," by Prince, was released.

1986 Grateful Dead guitarist and spiritual leader Jerry Garcia lapsed into a diabetic coma. He was released from the hospital a couple of weeks later.

1987 Appearing at Planet X, Liverpool, England, The Stone Roses.

1989 David F Pearsall age 18 from Manchester, NJ, was charged with theft after stealing a guitar at a concert in Riverfront Park belonging to Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi.

1993 Girl trio SWV started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Weak', a No.33 hit in the UK.

1993 Bob Segar and Juanita Dorricott were married.

1997 Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders) and Lucho Brieva were married.

1998 Sheena Easton filed for divorce from her husband of 11 months, Timothy Delarm.

2000 Diana Ross announced that the "Diana Ross and the Supremes 'Return to Love' Tour" had been cancelled by its producers.

2000 The David Orgell jewelry store in Beverly Hills, CA, filed a $1.45 million lawsuit against Michael Jackson. The suit was over a diamond-encrusted wristwatch that was returned to the store damaged.

2000 Stephen Hutton filed suit against Kid Rock for "breach of contract and unjust enrichment." Hutton had been fired several weeks before after a dispute over compensation.

2002 Dolly Parton launched a 13-city tour. It was her first tour in decades.

2002 A group who said they had the name first, took UK boy band Blue to court. Scottish group Blue who had a UK No. 18 hit in 1977 had issued the band with a writ over who had the rights to

2002 Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli announced that they had secretly separated 10 months before. There was no indication that the two planned to get formally divorced.

2005 The four members of Led Zeppelin were voted the UK's ideal supergroup after 3,500 music fans were asked to create their fantasy band for Planet Rock Radio. Jimmy Page won best guitarist, followed by Guns N' Roses' Slash and Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore. John Paul Jones was named top bassist, with John Bonham, who died in 1980, winning best drummer and Robert Plant beat the late Freddie Mercury to best singer.

2005 George Strait was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Somewhere Down In Texas', the US country singers third No.1 album.
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