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Births
1938 Stan Brostein, sax, Elephant's Memory, worked with John Lennon on his 1972 album 'Some Time In New York City'.

1941 Spencer Davis, guitar, (1966 UK No.1 single 'Keep On Running' 1967 US No.7 single 'Gimme Some Lovin').

1947 Wolfgang Flur, electronic drums, Kraftwerk, (1975 US No.25 single, 'Autobahn', 1982 UK No.1 single 'Computer Love / The Model').

1948 Ron Asheton, guitar, Iggy Pop And The Stooges, (1973 album 'Raw Power').

1949 Geezer Butler, bass, Black Sabbath, (1970 UK No.4 single 'Paranoid', the bands self-titled 1970 album was voted as the best British rock albums ever by Kerrang! in 2005).

1949 Mick Tucker, drums, Sweet, (1973 UK No.1 single 'Blockbuster', plus 14 other UK top 40 singles). Tucker died of leukaemia on 14th February 2002.

1949 Mike Vale, bass, Tommy James and the Shondells, (1966 US No.1 single 'Hanky Panky', 1968 UK No.1 single 'Mony Mony').

1952 Chet McCracKen, drums, The Doobie Brothers, (1979 US No.1 single 'What A Fool Believes', 1993 UK No.7 single 'Long Train Runnin').

1952 Phoebe Snow, US singer, songwriter, (1975 US No.5 single 'Poetry Man', 1979 UK No.37 single 'Every Night').

1963 Regina Belle, US singer, (1993 US No.1 & UK No.12 single with Peabo Bryson, 'A Whole New World, Aladdin's Theme').

1966 Lou Barlow, bass, Dinosaur Jr, (1993 UK No.20 single 'Start Choppin').

1970 Mandy Smith, in 1983 at age 13 she started dating the then 47 year old Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman. The couple married in 1989, divorced 1992. Smith became a singer, model and actress, released records with SAW none of which charted. Wyman's son dated Mandy's mother.

1971 Jarrett Cordes, DJ Minutemix, PM Dawn, (1991 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Set Adrift On Memory Bliss').

1982 Natasha Hamilton, vocals, Atomic Kitten, (2000 UK No.1 single 'Whole Again').

1985 Tom Fletcher, McFly, (2004 UK No.1 single ‘Colours In Her Hair’, 2004 UK No.1 album ‘Room On The 3rd Floor’).


Deaths
1967 Jazz musician John Coltrane died after suffering from severe abdominal pains.

1996 Chas Chandler died aged 57 at Newcastle General Hospital, England, where he was undergoing tests related to an aortic aneurysm. He had been the bass player with The Animals and manager of Slade and Jimi Hendrix.

1999 Kevin Wilkinson, drummer with Howard Jones hung himself at home aged 41. Also worked with China Crisis, Holly and the Italians, Squeeze and The Waterboys.

2005 Jamaican musician Laurel Aitken died. Dubbed as 'the Godfather of Ska', his 1958 'Boogie In My Bones' became the first release on Island records.


Events
1939 Charlie Barnet and his orchestra recorded "Cherokee."

1946 Child star Petula Clark made her first appearance on British TV, aged 13.

1954 The first Newport Jazz Festival was held at the Newport Casino, in Newport, RI.

1961 Motown Records released The Supremes' first single, "Buttered Popcorn."

1965 The Miracles' "Tracks of My Tears" was released.

1965 James Brown's "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" enters the US pop and R&B charts. It will hit #8 on the pop and #1 on the R&B charts.

1965 Them's "Here Comes The Night" is released.

1965 The Byrds' LP "Mr. Tambourine Man" enters the US charts.

1967 The Beatles single ‘All You Need Is Love’ / ‘Baby You’re A Rich Man’ (originally called ‘One Of The Beautiful People’) was released in the US. It became The Beatles 14th US No.1.

1967 The Jimi Hendrix Experience opened for The Monkees at The Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in New York.

1968 The Beatles’ feature-length cartoon, "Yellow Submarine," premiered at the London Pavilion.

1972 A bomb exploded under The Rolling Stones equipment van in Montreal, believed to be the work of French separatists. Also angry fans rioted throwing bottles and rocks after 3,000 tickets turned out to be fake.

1974 The Moody Blues open the first quadraphonic studio in London.

1975 Bob Marley & The Wailers played the first of two nights at The Lyceum, London, and both Nights were recorded for the November released 'live', album, featuring the single 'No Woman No Cry'.

1975 Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox were divorced.

1976 Heart's "Magic Man" was released.

1976 The Rolling Stones' "Hot Stuff" single peaks at #50 on the US charts.

1976 ELO's "OLE ELO" LP enters the US album charts.

1976 The Beach Boys "15 Big Ones" makes it to the US LP chart where it floats right to #8 and is certified gold in September.

1976 Demis Roussos went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Roussos Phenomenon EP'.

1978 Andy Gibb started a seven week run at No.1 in the US singles charts with 'Shadow Dancing'.

1978 Simple Minds made their live debut at The Satellite Club, Glasgow.

1979 Gary Moore left Thin Lizzy and was replaced by Midge Ure.

1982 Irene Cara started a three week run at No.1 in the UK with the single 'Fame'.

1982 Frank Zappa and his 14 year old daughter Moon Unit have a novelty hit with "Valley Girl." It debuts at #75 on the US charts.

1982 "Going To A Go-Go" by the Rolling Stones peaks at #25 on the US singles chart.

1982 About 50 people were injured outside a Run D.M.C. show in Long Beach, CA.

1987 Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) signed a solo deal with Virgin Records.

1987 The Ozzy Osbourne Band started a 16 week tour of US prisons.

1991 A revamped Lynyrd Skynyrd opens their world tour in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

1991 James Brown is honored by his home state of Georgia for his comeback following a two year prison term.

1992 The first night of a tour by Guns N' Roses, Metallica and Faith No More tour opened in Washington DC.

1993 Barbra Streisand entered the US album chart at No.1 with 'Back To Broadway'.

1993 Take That had their first UK No.1 single with 'Pray'.

1993 U2 scored their fifth UK No.1 album with 'Zooropa'.

1995 Robbie Williams left Take That, leaving them as a fab four, the group had scored six UK No.1 singles with Robbie in the group.

1996 The Smashing Pumpkins fired Jimmy Chamberlin less than a week after Chambelin was arrested on a drug charge and Jonathan Melvoin died of a heroin overdose.

1996 The Smashing Pumpkins, a group known for their anti-drug stance, fires drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. This came less than a week after Chamberlin was arrested on a drug charge and the group's stage keyboardist Jonathan Melvion died of a heroin overdose.

2003 Several of Hong Kong's biggest music stars and industry figures were arrested as part of an investigation into corruption in the music industry after allegations that chart positions and music awards had been rigged.

2005 R Kelly started a four week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'TP.3 Reloaded.'
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