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1937 George Hamilton IV, US country singer, (1958 US No.10 & UK No.22 single 'Why Don't They Understand').

1944 Commander Cody, (George Frayne), piano, vocals, Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen, country rock group.

1946 Allan Gorrie, bass, vocals, Average White Band, (1975 US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'Pick Up The Pieces').

1947 Bernie Leadon, guitar, The Eagles, quit the band in Jan 1976. (1974 US No.1 single 'Best Of My Love').

1947 Brian May, guitar, Queen, (1975 UK No.1 single 'Bohemian Rhapsody', also No.1 in 1991. Plus over 40 other UK Top 40 singles. 1980 US No.1 single 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'). Solo (1992 UK No.5 single 'Too Much Love Will Kill You').

1947 Keith Godchaux, The Grateful Dead, 1970 UK No.69 and US No.127 album, 'Workingman's Dead'). Died after being involved in a car crash on 23rd July 1979.

1952 Allen Collins, guitar, Lynyrd Skynyrd, (1974 US No. 8 single, 'Sweet Home Alabama', 1982 UK No.21 single 'Freebird'). He died on 23rd January 1990 aged 37.

1960 Kevin Haskins, Bauhaus, (1982 UK No.15 single 'Ziggy Stardust'), Love & Rockets.

1968 Ged Lynch, drums, Black Grape, (1995 UK No.8 single 'In The Name Of The Father').

1971 Urs Bühler, Il Divo, (2004 UK No.1 self-titled album, also number one in 13 countries around the world).

1976 Eric Prydz, Swedish DJ and producer, ( 2004 UK No.1 single ‘Call on Me’).

1979 Michelle Heaton, singer, Liberty X, (2002 UK No.1 single 'Just A Little').

2001 Singer Judy Clay who worked with Wilson Pickett and Ray Charles died.

1939 Jack Teagarden and his orchestra recorded "Aunt Hagar’s Blues."

1942 "The Seventh Symphony," by Shastakovich, was performed for the first time in the U.S. by Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra.

1949 Harry Belafonte began recording his first sessions for Capitol Records. They included the songs "They Didn’t Believe Me" and "Close Your Eyes."

1954 Elvis Presley's first single was released by Sun Records. It was "That's All Right" b/w "Blue Moon of Kentucky."

1958 The manager of The Drifters, George Treadwell, sacked the entire group and hired the unknown Ben E. King and The Five Crowns as their replacements.

1963 Frank Ifield was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Confessin' the singers fourth and final No.1.

1966 Frank Sinatra, at the age of 50, married the 20-year-old actress Mia Farrow.

1967 'All You Need Is Love' gave The Beatles their 12th UK No.1 single.

1969 The Rolling Stones' "Honky Tonk Women" was released.

1969 The Spencer Davis group broke up.

1972 Mike Jagger and Keith Richards were arrested in Warwick, Rhode Island on charges of assault after a fight broke out with a newspaper photographer.

1973 Clarence White of the Byrds is buried in California. A couple of days before, he was hit by a suspected drunk driver outside a Palmdale, California nightclub. He was 29.

1975 Orleans' "Dance With Me" was released.

1975 Paul McCartney and Wings went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Listen To What The Man Said', his fourth US No.1, a No.6 hit in the UK.

1975 The Bay Rollers had their second and final UK No.1 single with 'Give A Little Bit'.

1975 Wings went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Venus And Mars'. Paul McCartney's fourth No.1 album since The Beatles.

1975 "Listen To What The Man Said" by Wings hits #1 on the US singles chart.

1975 Aerosmith's "Sweet Emotion" peaks at #36 on the US singles chart.

1976 Deep Purple broke up.

1980 Billy Joel earned his first gold record with "It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me."

1980 David Bowie made his theatrical debut as the title role in "The Elephant Man."

1980 Queen scored their third UK No.1 album with 'The Game', featuring the single 'Another One Bites The Dust'.

1980 Elton John's "Little Jeannie" hits #3 on the US singles chart.

1980 The Grateful Dead's "Alabama Getaway" peaks at #68 on the US singles chart.

1980 Jackson Browne's "Hold Out" enters the US album chart.

1980 Queen's "The Game" LP enters the US chart. It features the #1 hits, "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and "Another One Bites The Dust."

1980 The Rolling Stones "Emotional Rescue" LP enters the album chart. It eventually hits #1 for 7 weeks.

1981 "Roy Orbison Day" was celebrated in Odessa, TX.

1986 "Dreams" by Van Halen peaks at #22 on the US singles chart. Robert Palmer's "Hyperactive" peaks at #33 on the singles chart. Genesis' "Invisible Touch" hits #1 on the singles chart.

1986 The "Ruthless People" soundtrack enters the album chart. It features the Billy Joel hit, "Modern Woman."

1986 Genesis went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Invisible Touch', the bands former lead singer Peter Gabriel was at No.2 with 'Sledgehammer'.

1986 Patti LaBelle went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Winner In You'.

1987 Bruce Springsteen played his first ever show behind the Iron Curtain when he appeared in East Berlin in front of 180,000 people. The show was broadcast on East German TV.

1989 After large amounts of money were found in his cell, James Brown was moved from a minimum security prison to a medium security jail.

1990 Vikki Carr opened the ceremonies for dedication of the The Nixon Library. She sang in front of 4 Presidents, President Nixon, President Ford, President Reagan and President Bush, all which she had performed for at the White House during their terms. Herny Kissinger, Alexander Haig and Gene Autry were also present.

1991 Former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler filed a lawsuit against the band. He claimed the other members had forced him to use heroin, then made him quit the band when he entered a rehabilitation program.

1994 Appearing at Portsmouth Wedgwood Rooms, England, Dodgy.

1995 Elvis Presley's former doctor Dr. George Nichopoulous, lost his medical license for being "too liberal" when prescribing addictive drugs.

1996 The Spice Girls made their debut on UK TV music show 'Top Of The Pops'. 1997, Oasis went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'D'You Know What I Mean'.

1997 Oasis went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'D'You Know What I Mean'.

1999 Dr. Dre filed a lawsuit against Priority Records and Death Row Records. Dre alleged that the release of the album "The Chronic 2000" infringed on his trademark.

1999 Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood was shot by a gunman who sprayed bullets at Westwoods car in Kensington, London. A statement the following day said he was recovering in a London Hospital.

1999 They Might Be Giants released the album "Long Tall Weekend." It was released exclusively in the MP3 format.

2001 Wu Tang Clan rapper ODB, (Russell Jones), was sentenced to spend between two and four years behind bars after being found guilty of drug possession. He was arrested in July 1999 when police found cocaine and marijuana in his car after he was pulled over for driving through a red light. The rapper was later sent to a Los Angeles rehabilitation centre, but went on the run from authorities last October.
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