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1929 Screamin' Jay Hawkins, (Jalacy Hawkins), R&B singer, (1956 'I Put A Spell On You', 1993 UK No.42 single 'Heart Attack And Vine'). Hawkins died on 12th February 2000.

1931 Papa Dee Allen, War. (1976 UK No.12 single 'Low Rider'). Died from a heart attack while performing on stage on 30th August 1988.

1935 Johnny Funches, singer, The Dells, (1968 US No.10 single 'Stay In My Corner'). He died on 23rd January 1998.

1938 Ian Stewart, keyboard player, The Rolling Stone's. Died of a heart attack in his doctor's Harley Street waiting room on 12th December 1985.

1939 Brian Auger, keyboards, (1968 UK No.5 single with Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger And The Trinity, 'This Wheel's On Fire').

1939 Dion Dimucci, US singer, (1961 US No.1 & UK No.11 single 'Runaround Sue').

1941 Martha Reeves, soul singer, (1964 US No.2 & 1969 UK No.4 single with The Vandellas 'Dancing In The Street', plus ten US & six UK other top 40 singles).

1943 Robin McDonald, guitar, Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas, (1964 UK No.1 & US No.7 single 'Little Children').

1945 Danny McCullock, guitar, The Animals, (1964 UK & US No.1 single 'House Of The Rising Sun').

1946 Tim Lynch, The Flamin Groovies, (1976 album 'Shake Some Action).

1948 Phil Harris, Ace, (1974 UK No.20 single 'How Long').

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

1950 Cesar Zuiderwyk, Golden Earring, (1974 UK No.7 & US No.13 single 'Radar Love').

1950 Glenn Hughes, The Village People, (1978 US No.2 & 1979 UK No.1 single 'YMCA'). Hughes died on 4th March 2001.

1950 Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Records and the Virgin Empire.

1954 Ricky Scaggs, country singer, 1982 Country Music Association singer of the year, (US country No.1 single 'Crying My Heart Out Over You').

1955 Terry Chambers, drums, XTC, (1982 UK No.10 single 'Senses Working Over Time').

1957 Keith Levene, guitar, Public Image Ltd, (1983 UK No.5 single 'This Is Not A Love Song').

1958 Nigel Twist, drums, The Alarm, (1983 UK No.17 single '68 Guns').

1962 Jack Irons, drummer who has worked with Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Redd Kross and Joe Strummer.

1975 Daron Malakian, guitar System of a Down, (2001 US No.1 & UK No.13 album ‘Toxicity’, 2005 US No.1 & UK No.2 album 'Mezmerize’).

1966 Bobby Fuller, the leader of the Bobby Fuller Four, is found dead in his car in Los Angeles. Fuller died mysteriously from gasoline asphyxiation, while parked outside his apartment. Police labelled it a suicide, but the possibility of foul play has always been mentioned. Had the 1966 US No.9 single 'I Fought The Law' written by Sonny Curtis of Buddy Holly's Crickets and covered by The Clash.

1988 Nico (Velvet Underground) died of a brain haemorrhage having falling off her bicycle while on holiday in Ibiza.

1953 Elvis Presley recorded "My Happiness" as a gift for his mother. It was his first recording.

1960 Hank Ballard and the Midnighters released "The Twist." The song didn't become a hit until later in the year when Chubby Checker covered it.

1960 Elvis Presley's "It's Now Or Never" was released.

1960 Brenda Lee went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I'm Sorry' it made No.12 in the UK. Seeking publicity the 4' 11" tall singer was once billed as an 32 year old midget and had the nick name Little Miss Dynamite.

1964 The Beatles album "A Hard Days Night" was released.

1964 The Four Seasons started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Rag Doll', it was the groups fourth No.1 and made No.2 on the UK chart.

1964 The Rolling Stones first hit, a cover of Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away" peaks at #48 in the US.

1967 This week's Top 3 US singles, No.3, Light My Fire, The Doors, No.2, Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Frankie Valli, and No.1, The Association 'Windy'.

1968 Hugh Masekela receives his only US gold record for the instrumental "Grazing in the Grass."

1968 The Grateful Dead released their 2nd album, "Anthem of the Sun."

1968 Des O'Connor was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I Pretend', the singers only UK No.1.

1969 During sessions at Abbey Road studios, London, Ringo Starr recorded his vocal to ‘Octopus’s Garden.’

1970 Pink Floyd and Deep Purple played a free concert at London's Hyde Park.

1970 "Blood, Sweat & Tears 3" enters the US album charts.

1970 Radio 1 DJ Kenny Everett was sacked after he joked on air that the wife of the conservative transport minister Mary Peyton had 'crammed a fiver into the examiner's hand', when taking her driving test.

1972 Members from Sly & The Family Stone were arrested after police found two pounds of marijuana in the groups motor home.

1974 The U.S. Justice Department ordered John Lennon out of the country by September 10. The Immigration and Naturalization Service denied him an extension of his non-immigrant visa because of his guilty plea in England to a 1968 marijuana possession charge.

1978 Def Leppard made their live debut at Westfield School, Sheffield, England in front of 150 students.

1978 The star of "Saturday Night Fever" and "Grease", actor John Travolta, garners his first number one with "You're the One That I Want." He sung it with his "Grease" partner, Olivia Newton-John. It's awarded a platinum on this date.

1978 Once a member of Stealers Wheel, Gerry Rafferty earns a US gold record for "Baker Street."

1980 Billy Joel's "Glass Houses" tops the US album chart.

1980 In the fan Club section of the music weekly the NME, ads for Toyah, The Who, Samson, Genesis, UK Subs and The Piranhas.

1981 Santana's "Winning" peaks at #17 on the US singles chart.

1987 Talking Heads David Byrne married actress Adelle Lutz.

1988 A California appeals court upheld a lower courts' decision to dismiss a case against Ozzy Osbourne and CBS Records. In 1984 a teenager allegedly killed himself after listening to Ozzy's "Suicide Solution."

1990 At Wembley Arena, the Princes Trust Concert with, James, Wet Wet Wet, Yazz, Lenny Kravitz, Roachford and Lisa Stansfield.

1991 Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown were married.

1991 The first night of the 'Lollapalooza' tour at The Compton Terrace, Phoenix featuring, Living Colour, Siousie And The Banshees, Jane's Addiction, Nine Inch Nails, Henry Rollins Band and The Butthole Surfers.

1992 Actor and singer Jimmy Nail had his first UK No.1 single with 'Ain't No Doubt'.

1992 The Orb went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'U.F. Orb'.

1994 Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan married ex Duran Duran manager Don Burton.

1995 The oldest known musical instrument in the world was found in the Indrijca River Valley in Slovenia. The 45,000 year-old relic was a bear bone with four artificial holes along its length.

1995 Selena's "Dreaming of You" was posthumously released.

1995 Neil Young and his manager Elliot Roberts form their own record label, Vapor Records.

1998 Another Level went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Freak Me'.

1998 The Beastie Boys went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Hello Nasty', only the second rap album to make No.1 in the UK, the 1st being Wu-Tang Clan.

2000 Metallica played at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, CA. The crowd was 1,000 contest winners of the "Blind Date" competition organized by Miller Genuine Draft.

2001 MTV premiered the original movie "Hysteria - The Def Leppard Story."

2002 Rapper Mystikal and two other men were arrested on suspicion of raping a 40-year-old woman in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mystikal, (real name Michael Tyler), was charged with the offence as well as one of extortion after giving himself up to police, he was subsequently released on $250,000 bail.

2004 Usher was at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Confessions Part 2,' his third US No.1 of 2004.

2004 Shapeshifters went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Lola’s Theme.'

2007 Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler were ordered to pay their former chef compensation after losing a sexual discrimination case. Jane Martin, 41, was awarded Ł24,944 at an employment tribunal in Southampton, England after she was sacked by Miss Styler from the couple's estate in Wiltshire because she became pregnant

2006 Carmen Electra filed for a divorce from Dave Navarro (Red Hot Chili Peppers).
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