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Births
1942 Kim Fowley, US singer, producer, worked with The Murmaids, PJ Proby, The Beach Boys, The Runaways, Frank Zappa, Slade, Family. Produced the 1962, B Bumble And The Stingers UK No.1 'Nut Rocker.'

1945 Mike Wilson, The Four Pennies, (1964 UK No.1 single 'Juliet').

1946 Barry Whitwam, drums, Herman's Hermits, (1964 UK No.1 single 'I'm Into Something Good', 1965 US No.1 single 'Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter').

1947 Cat Stevens, singer, songwriter, (1967 UK No.2 single 'Matthew And Son', 1972 UK No.9 & US No.6 single, 'Morning Has Broken'). Wrote 'The First Cut Is The Deepest' Covered by PP Arnold, Rod Stewart and Sheryl Crow. Converted to the Muslim religion in 1977 changing his name to Yusef Islam.

1955 Howie Epstein, bass, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers,(1977 single 'American Girl', 1989 UK No.28 single 'I Won't Back Down', 1991 UK No.3 album 'Into The Great Wide Open'). Died of a suspected drug overdose in New Mexico on 23rd February 2003.

1958 Henry Priestman, vocals, keyboards, The Christians, (1988 UK No.8 single 'Harvest For The World'). Also a member of The Yachts and It's Immaterial.

1961 Jim Martin, guitar, Faith No More, (1993 UK No.3 and US No.4 single 'I'm Easy').

1974 Terry Caldwell, vocals, East 17, (1994 UK No.1 single 'Stay Another Day', plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles).


Deaths
2002 Producer Gus Dudgeon was killed in a car accident, his wife, Sheila, also died in the accident. Best known for his work with Elton John. Also produced David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Zombies, Kiki Dee, Strawbs, XTC, Joan Armatrading.

2004 Composer Jerry Goldsmith died after a long battle with cancer aged 75. Created the music for scores of classic movies and television shows ‘Star Trek’, ‘Planet of the Apes’, ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ and ‘Dr. Kildare.’

2005 UK singer Long John Baldry died of a chest infection. He was one of the founding fathers of British Rock 'n' Roll in the 1960s performing with Blues Incorporated and Cyril Davies' R&B All Stars. He later fronted the Hoochie Coochie Men, with Rod Stewart and then Steam Packet with Brian Auger and Julie Driscoll. Also a member of Bluesology with Elton John. He also narrated on Winnie The Pooh recordings for Disney and was the voice for Robotnik on the Sonic The Hedgehog computer game.

2007 Sharon Osbourne's music mogul father Don Arden died in a Los Angeles nursing home at the age of 81. Dubbed the Al Capone of Pop for his uncompromising business practices, he steered The Small Faces, Black Sabbath and ELO to stardom.


Events
1956 Billboard calls Elvis Presley "the most controversial entertainer since Liberace." The article also notes that Ed Sullivan, who once said Presley would never appear on his show, just signed the singer for three appearances.

1961 The Everly Brothers had their fourth UK No.1 single with 'Temptation'.

1966 Georgie Fame went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Get Away'.

1969 Duke Ellington and a portion of his band performed a 10-minute composition on ABC-TV titled, "Moon Maiden." The event took place just one day after Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon.

1969 The Beatles started work on the John Lennon song ‘Come Together’ at Abbey Road studios in London.

1971 Carole King receives a gold album for "Tapestry."

1972 Rod Stewart releases "Never a Dull Moment." The album peaks at number two and has two US top 40 hits, "You Wear it Well" and a re-make of Jimi Hendrix's "Angel."

1973 Jim Croce started a two week run at No.1on the US singles chart with 'Bad, Bad Leroy Brown'. Croce was killed in a plane crash three months later.

1973 Opportunity Knocks winners Peters And Lee had a No.1 in the UK with their first single 'Welcome Home'.

1977 The *** Pistols made their Top Of The Pops debut.

1979 Genesis' first album in over two years, "Duke," goes gold. The LP makes it up to #11 and gives the group their first major hit, "Turn It On Again."

1979 Tubeway Army scored their first UK No.1 album with 'Replicas'.

1979 Robert Palmer's "Bad Case Of Loving You" was released.

1980 Keith Godchaux (Grateful Dead) was injured in a car accident. He died two days later.

1980 Appearing at the Hope & Anchor pub, London, The Thompson Twins.

1987 Guns 'n Roses released their debut album, "Appetite For Destruction."

1989 Weird Al Yankovic's first movie, "UHF," opened.

1990 Roger Waters staged a production of "The Wall" at Potsdamer Platz, Germany. Sinead O'Connor, Bryan Adams, Phil Collins and Cyndi Lauper among others took part in the benefit.

1990 BBC's Radio One apologized to listeners after Madonna repeatedly cursed during a live concert broadcast.

1990 Glen Medeiros featuring Bobby Brown started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'She Ain't Worth It', a No.12 hit in the UK.

1994 Oasis played their first ever American date at Wetlands in New York.

1996 Alanis Morissette started a second run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Jagged Little Pill', which stayed at the top for eight weeks.

1996 NAS started a four week run at No.1 on the US album charts with 'It Was Written'.

1996 Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) was arrested for allegedly hitting a fan that was trying to take his picture in a hotel in North Carolina.

1996 Arriving at a UK festival, the tour bus carrying members of Terrorvision inadvertently ran over sleeping festival fan Daniel Duffy as he lay in his tent breaking his hip.

1997 C. Delores Tucker filed suit against the estate of late rapper Tupac Shakur. The suit alleged intentional infliction of emotional distress, slander, and invasion of privacy due to derogatory lyrics about Tucker. The lyrics about Tucker, a lobbyist against gangsta rap lyrics, were on Shakur's last album, "All Eyez On Me."

1998 The Beastie Boys began touring for "Hello Nasty," their fifth release.

1998 Eagle-Eye Cherry released his debut "Desireless."

1999 Charley Pride received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was the 2,140th star to be dedicated.

2003 Coldplay singer Chris Martin was charged with malicious damage in Australia after he allegedly attacked a photographer's car after he had taken pictures of him surfing at Seven Mile Beach. Martin admitted he had lost his temper due to the constant harassment by that journalist, and consequently smashed his windscreen and let the air out of his tyres.
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