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Births
1940 Tony Jackson, bass, vocals, The Searchers, (1964 UK No.1 & US No.13 single 'Needles And Pins'). Jackson on died 18th August 2003.

1941 Desmond Dekker, Jamaican singer, (with The Aces, 1969 UK No.1 & US No.9 single 'Israelites').

1947 Thomas Boggs, drums, The Box Tops, (1967 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'The Letter').

1952 Stewart Copeland, (aka Klark Kent), drummer, Curved Air, (1971 UK No.4 single 'Back Street Luv'), Police, (1983 UK & US No.1 single 'Every Breath You Take' plus four other UK No.1 singles). The re-formed Doors.

1964 Polly Hancock, guitar, vocals, Popinjays, (1990 UK album 'Bang Up To Date With The Popinjays').

1971 Edward Joel Kowalczyk, singer, Live, (1997 US No.1 album ‘Secret Samadhi’).

1978 TJ, vocals, 3T, (1996 UK No.2 single 'Anything').


Deaths
1981 Folk-pop singer and songwriter Harry Chapin dies in a car crash on the Long Island Expressway in Jericho, New York on the way to a benefit concert. He was 38.

1984 US singer Billy Williams died aged 74. Had the 1957 US No.3 single 'I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter').

1988 Steve Cayter, a road crew technician with Def Leppard, died of a brain haemorrhage on stage before an American show at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre.

1996 Styx drummer John Panozzo, dies of a gastrointestinal hemmorhage at his home in Chicago. He was 47.


Events
1934 The NBC Red radio network premiered the musical drama, "Dreams Come True."

1959 The Coasters recorded "Poison Ivy."

1962 The Beach Boys signed to Capitol Records in the US, their first hit was in Sept this year with 'Surfin' Safari.'

1964 The Rolling Stones had their first UK No.1 single with 'It's All Over Now'.

1966 In London, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker formed the band Cream.

1966 The Lovin' Spoonful's "Summer In The City" was released.

1965 During a UK tour The Rolling Stones appeared at The Odeon in Exeter supported by The Walker Brothers and Steam Packet.

1966 Tommy James and the Shondells started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Hanky Panky', a song first recorded by The Raindrops. It made No.38 in the UK.

1969 The Who's "I'm Free" was released.

1969 During recordings at Abbey Road studio’s in London The Beatles worked on two new George Harrison songs, ‘Here Comes The Sun’ and Something.’

1972 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles gave their farewell concert in Washington, DC.

1973 Bob Dylan released the soundtrack to "Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid."

1976 Loggins and Messina broke up.

1977 Barry Manilow went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Barry Manilow Live', the singers first US chart topper ("The Greatest Songs Of The Fifties" hit No. 1 in 2006).

1977 Shaun Cassidy went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Da Doo Ron Ron', his only US No. Shaun is the half brother of David Cassidy.

1977 'The Johnny Mathis Collection' started a four week run at No.1 on the UK album chart.

1977 The Commodores get their second US R&B #1 hit with "Easy."

1980 "No Nukes" - the film documentary of anti-nuclear concerts - premieres in New York. Among the perormers: Jackson Browne, the Doobie Brothers, Bruce Springsteen and James Taylor.

1980 Donna Summer married Bruce Sudano.

1981 Jefferson Starship get a gold record for "Modern Time." Grace Slick only makes some vocal appearances on the LP, because it was nearly finished when she rejoined the group.

1992 Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" is played (over and over) as Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton accepts the Democratic nomination for President.

1993 The first of the three day Phoenix festival featuring Sonic Youth, Faith No More, The Black Crowes, Julian Cope, Pop Will Eat Itself, Radiohead, Living Colour, Manic Street Preachers, Pulp, tickets ?49.

1994 The film soundtrack to 'The Lion King' started a nine week run at No.1 on the US album chart.

1995 Sinead O'Connor drops out of Lollapalooza because she's pregnant.

1995 Rapper Queen Latifah was the victim of a car jacking attempt that went wrong, leaving her bodyguard shot and wounded.

1995 Wayne Osmond underwent a brain tumour operation at Duke University Medical Centre, North Carolina.

1996 Dolores O'Riordan of the Cranberries accepted an undisclosed settlement after a London newspaper reported that she appeared on stage without panties.

1999 The Beach Boys appeared on NBC-TV's Today.

2000 Coldplay went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut release 'Parachutes'.

2000 Matchbox 20 went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Bent.'

2000 The Corrs presented a petition to the European Commission demanding legislation to end piracy on the internet. The Manic Street Preachers and The Spice Girls also added their names to the petition.

2001 Robbie Williams started a two week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Eternity / The Road To Mandalay.'

2003 Japanese publisher Tokyopop announced plans to start work on a comic based on the life of Courtney Love.

2007 Three masked men, carrying sledgehammers and crowbars, broke into the home of former Atomic Kitten singer Kerry Katona and escaped with goods including the singers BMW M5 sports car, two laptops, two gaming machines and two televisions. The robbers held a knife to the neck of the former pop star during the raid on her home in Wilmslow, Cheshire.

2007 The White Stripes played their 'shortest live show ever' at George Street, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Jack White played a single C# note accompanied by a bass drum/crash cymbal hit from Meg. At the end of the show, Jack announced, "We have now officially played in every province and territory in Canada." They then left the stage and performed a full show later that night in St John's.
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