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Births
1935 Cleveland Duncan, The Penguins, (1954 US No.8 single 'Earth Angel, Will You Be Mine').

1942 Madeline Bell, UK singer, Blue Mink, (1970 UK No.3 single 'Melting Pot').

1945 Dino Danelli, drums, The Young Rascals, (1967 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Groovin').

1946 Andy Mackay, sax, woodwind, Roxy Music, (1972 UK No.4 single 'Virgina Plain' and 15 other UK Top 40 singles')

1947 David Essex, UK singer, actor, (1974 UK No.1 single 'Gonna Make You A Star', plus 18 other UK Top 40 singles, 1974 US No.5 single, 'Rock On').

1947 Tony Joe White, US singer, songwriter, (1969 US No.8 single, 'Polk Salad Annie', 1970 UK No.22 single 'Groupie Girl', wrote 'Steamy Windows', UK No.13 single for Tina Turner).

1950 Blair Thorton, guitar, Bachman Turner Overdrive, (1974 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet').

1952 Janis Siegel, singer, Manhattan Transfer, (1977 UK No.1 'Chanson D'amour', 1981 US No.7 single 'Boy From New York City').

1957 Dennis Greaves, guitar, vocals, Nine Below Zero, UK R&B group.

1961 Martin Gore, keyboards, Depeche Mode, (1984 UK No.4 single 'People Are People', plus over 25 other UK Top 40 singles, 1990 US No.8 single, 'Enjoy The Silence').

1964 Nick Menza, drums, Megadeth, (1990 UK No.13 single 'No More Mr Nice Guy', 1992 US No.2 album 'Countdown To Extinction').

1964 Tim Kellett, keyboards & trumpet, Simply Red, (1986 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Holding Back The Years'), Olive, (1997 UK No.1 single 'You're Not Alone').

1965 Rob Dickinson, vocals, Catherine Wheel, (1992 UK No.35 single 'I Want To Touch You').

1965 Slash, (Saul Hudson), guitar, Guns N' Roses, (1988 US No.1 & 1989 UK No.6 single 'Sweet Child O' Mine', 1991 US & UK No.1 album, 'Use Your Illusion II'). Velvet Revolver Velvet Revolver, (2004 US No.1 & UK No.11 album 'Contraband').

1970 Sam Watters, vocals, Color Me Bad, (1991 UK No.1 single 'I Wanna *** You Up', 1991 US No.1 single 'I Adore Mi Amor').

1971 Alison Krauss, singer songwriter, winner of 1996 Rolling Stone's critic's choice best country artist. 2007 US & UK No.2 album ‘Raising Sand‘ with Robert Plant.

1971 Dalvin DeGrate, (Mr Dalvin), vocals, Jodeci, (1995 UK No.17 single 'Freak 'N' You').

1971 Chad Gracey, drummer, Live, (1997 US No.1 album ‘Secret Samadhi’).

1973 Fran Healy, vocals, guitar, Travis, (1999 UK No.1 album 'The Man Who', 1999 UK No.10 single 'Why Does It Always Rain On Me', plus over 10 other UK Top 40 singles).

1980 Michelle Williams, Destiny's Child, (2000 US No.1 single 'Say My Name', 2001 US & UK No.1 single and album 'Survivor').

1980 Steve 'Stevo 32' Jocz, Sum 41, (2001 UK No 13 single 'In Too Deep', 2001 UK No. 7 album 'All Killer No Filler').


Deaths
1980 Keith Godchaux (Grateful Dead) died of injuries that he sustained in a car accident in Marin County, CA.

1995 Two R.E.M. fans died at Dublin's Slane Castle gig, one drowned in the River Boyne and the other was allegedly pushed from a bridge.

1996 Rob Collins, keyboard player with The Charlatans died in a car crash, aged 29.

2004 Guitarist Bill Brown died of smoke inhalation in a house fire. Member of The Ozark Mountain Daredevils and The Titanic Blues Band.


Events
1941 "Memories of You" was recorded by Sonny Dunham and his orchestra.

1950 "The Gene Autry Show" premiered on CBS-TV.

1955 Slim Whitman was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Rose Marie.' The single stayed at the top of the charts for eleven weeks.

1962 The American Communications satellite, Telstar, makes its first trans-Atlantic transmission which inspires British record producer Joe Meek to pen "Telstar." The instrumental tune is recorded later in the week by the Toronados. The song becomes a big hit.

1964 The Beatles had their fifth No.1 UK single with 'A Hard Days Night'.

1966 Frank Sinatra went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Strangers In The Night'.

1969 The Rolling Stones started a five week run at No.1 in the UK with the single 'Honky Tonk Women'.

1977 Foreigner's "Cold As Ice" was released.

1977 Judas Priest began its first U.S. tour in Oakland, CA, as the opening act for Led Zeppelin.

1977 Barry Manilow went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Looks Like We Made It', his third US No.1. Not a hit in the UK.

1977 Donna Summer started a four week run at No.1 in the UK with the single 'I Feel Love'.

1977 Who drummer Keith Moon joined Led Zeppelin on stage during a gig at The Forum, Inglewood, Los Angles playing a duet with Zeppelin drummer John Bonham before taking to the microphone and attempting to sing.

1977 Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham and group manager, Peter Grant were charged with assault after a fight broke out backstage during a US concert with employees of the promoter.

1980 Cliff Richard received his OBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace

1981 Billy Squier earns his first gold album. He has a big hit with his second solo record, "Don't Say No."

1983 Paul Young had his first UK No.1 single with the Marvin Gaye song 'Wherever I Lay My Hat'.

1983 The Police went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Synchronicity'. The album spent a total of seventeen weeks at No.1.

1983 Yazoo went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their second and final release 'You And Me Both'.

1988 After forty-nine weeks on the US album chart, Def Leppards 'Hysteria', went to the No.1 position.

1988 Richard Marx went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Hold On To The Nights', his first US No.1 single.

1990 Production began on the film, "Falling From Grace." The film marked John Mellencamp's acting and directing debut.

1992 Bruce Springsteen opens his first U.S. tour since 1988 at The Brendan Byrne arena in the Meadowlands complex in New Jersey. The Boss plays 10 sold out shows in the 21,000 seat arena, with some of the shows going until 1AM.

1992 Chicago received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1993 A gunman fired into the New York club Danceteria. Eric Tallman (Erotic Exotic) was injured when the bullet grazed his skull.

1998 It was announced that Iron Maiden would have to cancel the remainder of its U.S. tour. The doctor of Blaze Bailey advised him to not sing for one month.

2000 Farrah Franklin left Destiny's Child after only five months with the group, the remaining trio of Beyoncé, Kelly, and Michelle said that Farrah was not kicked out, but had all agreed that Farrah and Destiny's Child should part ways.

2000 'N Sync went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'It's Gonna Be Me.'

2000 The Corrs started a two week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'In Blue'.

2003 James Brown announced his separation from his fourth wife using an advertisement featuring the Disney character Goofy. The 70-year-old placed the notice in Variety magazine, it featured a picture of himself, his wife Tomi Rae and their two-year-old son, James Joseph Brown II, posing with Goofy at Walt Disney World.

2004 A 21 year-old man was arrested after being involved in a fight with Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty in Kentish Town, London. Doherty ran off before police arrived after being beaten up by three men.

2005 Research by a car insurance company showed that listening to the wrong sort of music when driving can lead to aggression and distraction. Dr Nicola Dibben a music psychologist said “singing while driving stimulates the mind.” Songs recommended included Pulp’s ‘Disco 2000’ and ‘Hey Ya’ by Outcast, but the Dr said songs like The Prodigy’s Firestarter should be avoided.

2005 Queen’s 1985 Live Aid performance was voted the best rock concert ever by over 7,000 UK Sony Ericsson music fans. Radiohead were voted the best festival act for their 1997 Glastonbury performance and Bob Dylan’s 1966 Manchester Free Trade Hall gig won the best ever solo gig.

2006 Razorlight started a two week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with their second album and first No.1 'Razorlight.'
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