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1912 Woody Guthrie, US folk singer. Major influence on Bob Dylan and American folk music. 70's film 'Bound For Glory' based on his life. Guthrie died on 3rd October 1967.

1926 Lowman Pauling, guitatist, The Five Royales, co-wrote 1967 hit for Mamas and the Papas, 'Dedicated To The One I Love'. He died on 26th December 1973.

1948 Tommy Mattola, music executive, Sony Records. Married Mariah Carey in 1993, separated in 1997.

1952 Chris Cross, bass, synth, Ultravox, (1981 UK No.2 single 'Vienna', plus 15 other UK Top 40 singles).

1966 Ellen Reid, keyboards, Crash Test Dummies, (1994 UK No.2 & US No.4 single 'MMM MMM MMM MMM').

1971 Nick McCabe, guitar, The Verve, (1997 UK No.1 single 'The Drugs Don't Work').

1975 Taboo, Black Eyed Peas, (2003 US & UK No.1 single 'Where Is The Love').

1978 Ruben Studdard, singer, winner of the second series of American Idol. (2003 US No.2 single 'Flying Without Wings').

1973 Clarence White of The Byrds was killed by a drunk driver while he was loading equipment after a gig in Palmdale, California.

1980 Malcolm Owen singer with The Ruts died from a heroin overdose.

1984 Philip Wynne of The Detroit Spinners died on stage aged 43. 1980 UK No.1 & US No.2 single 'Working My Way Back To You.'

1942 Helen O’Connell and Bob Eberly sang their last duet together when they recorded the famous "Brazil" with the Jimmy Dorsey band.

1956 Fats Domino hit #1 on the R&B chart and #3 on the pop chart with his song "I'm In Love Again".

1962 Bobby Vinton started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Roses Are Red, My Love', a No.15 hit in the UK.

1962 The Beatles played their first gig in Wales when they appeared at The Regent Dansette in Rhyl, tickets cost five shillings.

1964 The Rolling Stones were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'It's All Over Now', the bands first UK No.1.

1967 The Who began their first full-scale U.S. tour as the opening act for Herman's Hermits.

1969 Bob Dylan made a surprise appearance with The Band at the Mississippi River Rock Festival. He performed three songs.

1972 Gary Glitter and the Glitter Men made their live debut at Mecksham, Wiltshire, England.

1973 The Everly Brothers announced their break up during a show at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA.

1973 The Everly Brothers announce their decision to quit.

1977 Appearing at The Garden, Penzance, Cornwall, Elvis Costello and The Attractions making their live debut supporting Wayne County.

1979 Donna Summer scored her third No.1 US single when 'Bad Girls', hit the top, the album of the same name also started a five week run at No.1.

1980 Allen Klein, ex manager of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, began serving a two month prison sentence for falsifying tax returns.

1980 Bryan Ferry collapsed in his hotel room in France and was flown to London suffering from a kidney infection.

1982 Pink Floyd's 'The Wall', had it's movie premier in London.

1986 Madonna was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with her second No.1 'Papa Don't Preach'. Madonna also had the UK No.1 album with 'True Blue'.

1987 Steve Miller got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1987 "U Got The Look" by Prince was released.

1988 Michael Jackson began his first British tour at Wembley Stadium in London.

1989 Cyndi Lauper released the first closed-captioned video. The video was for the song "My First Night Without You."

1989 At The Peach Festival, South Carolina, 432 guitarists broke the world record for the most guitarists appearing in unison for the longest period of time, when they performed 'Louie Louie' for 30 minutes.

1992 Olivia Newton-John announced that she had breast cancer. Her publicist said that doctors expected a full recovery.

1993 The U.S. Postal Service released 29-cent stamps that honored four Broadway musicals. The featured scenes were from "My Fair Lady," "Porgy and Bess," "Show Boat" and "Oklahoma!"

1995 George Michael announced the settlement of his long running dispute with Sony and that he had been released from his contract.

1997 Walkers Spice Girls Crisps went on sale in the UK, over 16 million bags were sold by the end of the year.

1998 Clive Davis held a party in Central Park to celebrate Sarah McLachlan's album "Surfacing," which had gone triple platinum.

1998 Mariah Carey volunteered to record a public service announcement about a girl who had disappeared a month earlier in Seaside, CA.

2000 It was announced that the Go-Go's had gotten back together again for a tour, new album, a book and a movie.

2000 Dr. Dre filed suit against the city of Detroit alleging censorship. The lawsuit stemmed from a concert stop in Detroit on July 6, 2000, when Dre was told he and the tour organizers would be arrested if he showed a video during the concert. The video contained nudity and graphic violence.

2000 Five became the latest pop idols to call for the legalisation of cannabis. J and Richie told Sky magazine that the drug should no longer be outlawed 'No one who smokes a spliff goes out and starts fights like someone who's been drinking.'

2001 The Stereophonics appeared at Donington Racetrack, England, tickets ?25.00.

2002 Gareth Gates scored his second UK No.1 single with 'Anyone Of Us.'

2002 Red Hot Chili Peppers started a three week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘By The Way.’

2003 Plans for Sting to write an official anthem for Tuscany came under fire by locals who insisted the job should go to an Italian and not a foreigner. The British pop star owned a house in Tuscany and had been nominated to compose the anthem by Franco Banchi who lived nearby.

2006 Primal Scream singer Bobby Gillespie had his nose broken when he was attacked in a hotel bar in Madrid in Spain. The singer had to postpone a Top Of The Pops recording due to the injuries.

2007 A pair of glasses worn by former Beatle John Lennon sparked a bidding war after being offered for sale online. The circular sunglasses were worn by Lennon during the Beatles 1966 tour of Japan, where the band played some of their last ever live dates. Anonymous rival bidders had pushed the price as high as Ł750,000 at online auction house 991.com.
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