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1941 Barbara Love, The Friends Of Distinction, (1969 US No.3 single 'Grazing In The Grass').

1942 Heinz Burt, bass, The Tornadoes, (1962 UK & US No.1 single 'Telstar'). The first major hit from a UK act on the American chart. He died on 7th April 2000.

1944 Jim Armstrong, Them, (1965 UK No.2 & US No.24 single 'Here Comes The Night').

1947 Alan Whitehead, drummer, Marmalade, (1969 UK No.1 single 'Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da', 1970 US No.10 single, 'Reflections Of My Life').

1957 Larry Gott, guitar, James, (1991 UK No.2 single 'Sit Down').

1958 Mick Karn, bass, sax, Japan, (1982 UK No.5 single 'Ghosts').

1961 Gary Cherone, vocals, Extreme, (1991 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'More Than Words').

1970 Jennifer Lopez, singer, actress, (2001 UK No.1 single 'Love Don't Cost A Thing', 2001 US No.1 single 'I'm Real').

1973 Mecca, Digable Planets, (1993 UK No. 67 single 'Rebirth Of Slick').

1972 Bobby Ramirez drummer with Edgar Winters White Trash was killed after becoming involved in a brawl in a Chicago bar.

1980 Peter Sellers, actor, singer, died of a heart attack. (1956 UK No.9 single 'Ying Tong Song' with The Goons, 1960 UK No.4 single 'Goodness Gracious Me', with Sophia Loren, 1965 UK No.14 single 'A Hard Day's Night').

1984 The father of Aretha Franklin the Rev. C.L. Franklin died. Had been in a coma since 1979 after being shot by burglars.

2003 Ozzy Osbournes long-standing tour manager, Bobby Thompson, was found dead in his Detroit hotel room. Thompson had been battling throat cancer.

2005 Bad Beat singer Patrick Sherry died after a stage dive went wrong during a gig at the Warehouse in Leeds, England. Sherry lept towards the crowd at the end of the bands set and tried to grab a lighting rig from the ceiling but missed and hit the floor.

1938 Artie Shaw recorded "Begin the Beguine."

1960 The Ventures "Walk Don't Run" enters the US pop chart and at the same times introduces the intrumental surf sound to rock & roll. The song will peak at #2.

1964 Fans overreact to a Rolling Stones concert in Blackpool, England. Police are summoned when a riot ensues.

1965 The Beach Boys' "California Girls" was released.

1965 The Byrds were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the Bob Dylan song 'Mr Tambourine Man'.

1966 The New York Times reports that British Prime Minister Harold Wilson was present at the re-opening of Liverpool's Cavern Club. Bankruptcy had closed the doors but thousands of Beatles fans signed a petition requesting Wilson to reopen the club.

1967 Jefferson Airplane's second album "Surrealistic Pillow" is certified US gold due to the top ten hits, "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit."

1967 All four Beatles and their manager Brian Epstein signed a petition printed in The Times newspaper calling for the legalisation of marijuana.

1967 The Elvis Presley movie "Double Trouble" premiered.

1971 T Rex had their second UK No.1 with the single 'Get It On'.

1971 The Raiders went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Indian Reservation'.

1974 George McCrae was at No.1 in the UK with the single 'Rock Your Baby'.

1976 Appearing at Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Wales, Status Quo, The Strawbs, Hawkwind, Curved Air and Budgie.

1976 Elton John and Kiki Dee started a six week run at No.1 in the UK with the single with 'Don' t Go Breaking My Heart'.

1976 The Beach Boy's '20 Golden Greats' album started a ten week run at No.1 on the UK chart.

1976 The Manhattans started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Kiss And Say Goodbye', the groups only US No.1, it made No.4 in the UK.

1976 Elton John, who had already achieved stardom in the United States, had his first hit in the U.K. -- "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" with Kiki Dee.

1976 Hall & Oates' "She's Gone" was released.

1977 Donna Summer was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I Feel Love', this week's highest new entry was by The Stranglers with 'Something Better Change' which came in at No.19.

1978 The movie "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," starring Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees, opened in New York City, NY.

1979 Little Richard, billed as the Reverend Richard Penniman, spoke to a revival meeting in San Francisco about the dangers of rock & roll.

1982 Survivor started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Eye Of The Tiger', taken from the film 'Rocky III'. Also No.1 in the UK.

1984 Several people collapsed from heat exhaustion during a concert by Huey Lewis and the News at the North Dakota State Fair.

1987 The movie biography of Richie Valens, "La Bamba," opened.

1990 Pantera released "Cowboys From Hell." It was their first major label release.

1990 A wrongful death trial involving Judas Priest opened in Reno, NV. Parents had charged in a lawsuit that the band's "Stained Class" album contained subliminal messages that drove two teen-agers to attempt suicide. The judge cleared the group.

1993 U2 started a two week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Zooropa'.

1993 UB40 started a seven week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Can't Help Falling In Love', also on the same day they went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Promises And Lies'.

1995 A three-night celebration of Frank Sinatra's 80th birthday began at Carnegie Hall.

1995 Public Enemy postponed its televised farewell concert in Great Britain because Flava Flav broke his arm in a scooter accident.

1997 Liam Gallagher was given a formal caution by police after admitting criminal damage following an incident with a cyclist in Camden, London. Gallagher had grabbed the rider from the window of his chauffeur driven car & broke his Ray-bans.

1998 Tanya Tucker filed a $300,000 lawsuit against Capitol Records Nashville. The charge was that the label has willfully neglected her career.

1998 Aerosmith announced that they were postponing the first 13 dates of their U.S. tour. Drummer Joey Krammer had received second-degree burns in a gas station fire.

2000 Ronan Keating was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Life Is A Roller Coaster', N'Sync had the US No.1 with 'It's Gonna Be Me'.

2002 A garden centre was sued over claims it killed a collection of the late singer Freddie Mercury's prized koi fish. Mercury's former partner, Mary Austin who inherited the Japanese koi collection claimed 84 fish died when the electricity powering a temporary pond was accidentally turned off by a worker from Clifton Nurseries, of Maida Vale, West London. At the time of Mercury's death he had amassed one of the best collections of the fish in the UK. One koi can be worth Ł250,000.

2007 The game "Guitar Hero Encore: Rock the 80s" was released in North America.

2007 Beyonce tripped down twelve stairs while performing "Ring the Alarm" on tour in Orlando, Florida. Video from the night of the concert captured her stepping on her trench coat and then tumbling head-first down twelve steps at the Amway Arena appeared within hours on YouTube.
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