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1925 Bennie Benjamin session drummer, one of ‘The Funk Brothers’ played on many Tamla Motown hits including, The Four Tops, Temptations, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and Stevie Wonder. Film ‘Standing In The Shadows Of Motown’ released in 2003. Died 20th April 1969.

1941 Manuel Charlton, Nazareth, (1973 UK No.9 single 'Broken Down Angel', 1976 US No.8 single, 'Love Hurts').

1942 Bruce Woodley, vocals, The Seekers, (1965 UK No.1 & US No.5 single 'I'll Never Find Another You').

1943 Jim McCarty, drums, The Yardbirds, (1965 UK No.3 & US No.6 single 'For Your Love').

1944 Tom Dawes, Cyrkle, (1966 US No.2 single 'Red Rubber Ball'), signed by Brian Epstein and supported The Beatles on their 1966 US tour.

1946 Jose Chepito Areas, Santana, (1970 US No.4 single 'Black Magic Woman', 1977 UK No.11 single 'She's Not There').

1950 Mark Clarke, Uriah Heep, (1975 UK No.7 album 'Return To Fantasy').

1951 Verdine White, bass, vocals, Earth Wind and Fire, (1975 US No.1 single 'Shining Star', 1981 UK No.3 single 'Let's Groove').

1958 Thurston Moore, guitar, vocals, Sonic Youth, (1993 UK No.26 single 'Sugar Kane').

1995 Country singer Charlie Rich died, 1974 'The Most Beautiful Girl' made No.2 in the UK and 'Behind Closed Doors', was a No.1 country hit.

2003 Erik Braunn from US band Iron Butterfly, died aged 52. (1968 US No.14 single 'In-A- Gadda-Da-Vida).

1962 The Elvis Presley film "Kid Galahad" premiered.

1963 Cilla Black made a recording test for EMI Records after George Martin had spotted her while at a Gerry And The Pacemakers gig in Liverpool.

1964 The Animals debut single "House of the Rising Sun" entered the U.K. chart at #16. The next week, it's at #3 and seven days later it's number one.

1964 The Beatles third album 'A Hard Days Night' started a twenty-one week run at the top of the UK charts.

1965 Bob Dylan appeared on stage at the Newport Jazz Festival with an electric guitar. It was his first non-acoustic set.

1966 In San Francisco, CA, the Rolling Stones performed their last U.S. concert with Brian Jones.

1966 Bob Dylan suffered a broken neck vertebrae when he crashed his motorbike near his home in Woodstock New York.

1967 The Beatles and other U.K. rock groups urged the British government to legalize marijuana. Their comments were made in a London Times advertisement signed by all four of the Beatles.

1969 Neil Young made his first appearance with Crosby, Stills and Nash.

1970 Chicago's "25 or 6 to 4" was released.

1970 The Carpenters started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with '(They Long To Be) Close To You'. The first of three US No.1's and 17 other Top 40 hits.

1971 The Beach Boys released their album "Surf's Up."

1971 T Rex were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Get It On', the groups second UK No.1.

1975 "A Chorus Line" debuted on Broadway. The show closed in 1990 after 6,137 performances.

1976 Elton John and Kiki Dee were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Don' t Go Breaking My Heart'. It was Elton's first UK No.1 after 16 Top 40 hits.

1977 The Carpenters started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with '(They Long To Be) Close To You'. It was the first of three US No.1's and 17 other top 40 hits.

1980 AC\DC released "Back In Black," their first album with Brian Johnson as lead singer.

1980 KISS introduced their new drummer, Eric Carr, at a concert at the Paladium in New York City.

1980 David Knopfler quit Dire Straits to pursue a solo career.

1981 Air Supply went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The One That I Love', the groups only US No.1.

1987 Madonna had her fifth UK No.1 single with 'Who's That Girl'.

1987 Terence Trent D'arby went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Introducing The Hardline According to Terence Trent D'arby'.

1990 Rosanne Barr sang the National Anthem in San Diego before a Padres baseball game. She was booed for her performance.

1992 Neil Diamond started a three week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with his 'Greatest Hits 1966-1992'.

1992 Bruce Springsteen became a father when Patti Sciafa gave birth to a baby boy, Evan James.

1995 Appearing at The Alfred McAlpine stadium, Huddersfield, England, R.E.M. with special guests Oasis.

1995 Nina Simone fired a gun at a pair of noisy teenagers playing next door to her home in southern France. She was put on 18 months probation and ordered to seek psychological counseling.

1998 Jamiroquai went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Deeper Under Ground', their thirteenth hit and first UK No.1.

1998 Jane McDonald went to No.1 on the UK album chart with her debut album. The singer had been featured in a BBC documentary 'Cruise', and became the first singer to debut at No.1 without having a hit single.

1999 This years Woodstock Festival ended with riots resulting in 120 people being arrested. Three people died during the 3 day festival in separate incidents and many were hospitalised after drinking polluted water.

2002 Two former members of Destiny's Child settled out of court over the lyrics to 'Survivor', which they claimed were libellous. LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson, who left the group in 2000, said that the song broke an agreement, which stops both sides making 'any public comment of a disparaging nature concerning one another'. The line, which they were suing over, said 'You thought that I'd be stressed without you, but I'm chillin'. You thought I wouldn't sell without you, sold nine million'.

2004 Jimmy Buffett went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘License To Chill.’

2004 The Streets, (Mike Skinner), scored their first UK No.1 single with 'Dry Your Eyes.'

2006 Metallica put up four albums for sale on iTunes. The albums "Kill 'Em All", "Ride The Lightning", "Master of Puppets" and "...And Just For All" included previously unreleased tracks recorded in Seatle in 1989. Metallica had led the charge against the original Napster online file-sharing service.

2006 George Michael phoned the UK daytime TV Richard and Judy show to talk about the recent story when he was caught ‘cruising’ for *** and was photographed kissing and groping with a stranger.
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