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1941 Bobby Hebb, US singer, (1966 US No.2 and UK No.12 single 'Sunny').

1941 Neil Landon, The Flowerpot Men, (1967 UK No.4 single 'Let's Go To San Francisco'), The Ivy League, (1965 UK No.3 single 'Tossing and Turning').

1941 Darlene Love, The Crystals, (1962 US No.1 single 'He's A Rebel', 1963 UK No.2 single 'Then He Kissed Me').

1942 Dobie Gray, US singer, (1965 US No.13 and UK No.25 single 'The In Crowd', 1973 US No.5 single 'Drift Away').

1943 Mick Jagger, vocals, The Rolling Stones, (1969 UK & US No.1 single 'Honky Tonk Women', and over 35 UK & US Top 40 singles and albums). Solo (1985 UK No.1 single with David Bowie 'Dancing In The Street'). 1985 UK No. 6 solo album 'She's The Boss.'

1949 Roger Taylor, drums, vocals, Queen, (1975 UK No.1 single 'Bohemian Rhapsody' also UK No.1 in 1991, plus over 40 other UK Top 40 singles, 1980 US No.1 single 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'). Also a member of The Cross.

1961 Andy Connell, Swing Out Sister, (1986 UK No.4 single 'Breakout').

1962 Miranda Joyce, vocals, The Belle Stars, (1983 UK No.3 single 'Sign Of The Times').

1963 Scott Francis Crago, American session drummer, worked with The Eagles since 1994 as well as Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Bryan Adams, Stevie Nicks, Jackson Browne, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Bob Seger and Chris Isaak.

1980 Dave 'Brown Sound' Baksh, Sum 41, (2001 UK No 13 single 'In Too Deep'). Quit Sum 41 in 2006 to pursue his career with his second band Brown Brigade.

1990 Brent Mydland (Grateful Dead) died of a drug overdose at the age of 38.

1992 Motown artist Mary Wells died of cancer. 1964 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'My Guy'.

1939 Kay Starr recorded "Baby Me" with Glenn Miller and his orchestra.

1942 Judy Garland and Gene Kelly to record "For Me and My Gal."

1962 Frank Ifield was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I Remember You'. The singers first of four UK No.1's.

1963 "Mickey's Monkey" was released by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles.

1965 Beach Boy Dennis Wilson married Carol Freedman in LA.

1967 Born on this day, Tim Barnwell, DJ Headliner, Arrested Development, (1992 US No.8 & UK No.2 single 'People Everyday').

1968 John Lennon and Paul McCartney completed the song "Hey Jude."

1968 The Rolling Stones miss the scheduled release date for their album Beggar's Banquet because of their record label's objection to the album's cover design, which featured a graffiti-covered bathroom wall. Mick Jagger was incensed. It was also the first album on which Jagger played guitar.

1968 The Jackson Five signed a one year contract with Motown Records.

1969 Elvis Presley opened his first live engagement in almost eight years.

1969 The Rolling Stones released the album "Beggar's Banquet."

1969 Brian Jones was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, on sale for 35 Cents, (2/6).

1974 Graffiti artists were hired to spray paint sites in London to promote The Rolling Stones new single 'It's Only Rock 'n' Roll'.

1974 John Denver earns a gold record for his all-time biggest hit, "Annie's Song." The song was written about his wife, who later divorced him.

1975 Nat King Cole's daughter, Natalie, debuts on the music charts with "This Will Be." It makes it to number six on pop charts and number one on the R&B.

1975 The Eagles started a five week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'One Of These Nights'.

1975 Van McCoy and the Soul City went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The Hustle', his only US chart hit, it made No.3 in the UK. McCoy died on 6/7/79.

1977 Elvis Costello was arrested as he performed outside a CBS Records sales conference at The London Hilton Hotel and was fined ?5.

1977 Led Zeppelin cut short a US tour after Rober Plant's six year-old son Karac died unexpectedly.

1977 Elvis Costello is arrested while performing outside the London Hilton where a CBS Records sales conference is being held. Costello was trying to audition for a U.S. record deal. Costello was taken to the station and fined five British pounds. CBS execs invite Costello back for an audtion.

1978 Punk band The Plasmatics played at New York's CBGB's.

1979 An article in Rolling Stone says promotional videotapes are "the newest selling tool in rock." It mentions David Bowie's "Boys and Keep Swinging" and Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody."

1979 A revised version of the Clash's debut album was released in the U.S.

1980 Odyssey were at No.1 in the UK with the single 'Use It Up And Wear It Out'.

1980 The Rolling Stones started a seven week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Emotional Rescue', the groups eighth US No.1.

1980 Appearing at the Monsters Of Rock festival, Donington Park, England, Rainbow, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Saxon, April Wine and Riot. Tickets ?7.50.

1984 Prince's movie "Purple Rain" premiered in Hollywood, CA.

1986 Peter Gabriel went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Sledgehammer', it made No.4 in the UK.

1986 The film soundtrack to 'Top Gun' went to No.1 on the US album chart.

1992 Paul Stanley (KISS) and Pamela Bowen were married.

1992 Sebastian Bach, singer with Skid Row, married Maria Aquiar.

1997 It was reported that eight people who had attended this years Glastonbury Festival had been admitted to hospital after contracting the E-Coli bug which had claimed the lives of 22 people in Scotland earlier in the year.

1997 Puff Daddy and Faith Evans went back to No.1 on the UK singles chart for another three weeks with 'I'll Be Missing You'.

1999 Clint Black played at "A Night at the Net." The event was a charity doubles tennis match that kicked off the eighth annual Mercedes-Benz Cup.

2000 A U.S. federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against Napster, Inc. The injunction had been requested by the Recording Industry of Association of America (RIAA). The website was ordered to cease trade in music covered by RIAA member copyrights by midnight July 28, 2000.

2000 VH-1 premiered the movie "Meatloaf: To Hell and Back."

2000 The Beastie Boys postponed their tour with Rage Against the Machine due to Mike D.'s shoulder injury incurred July 22 in a bicycle accident.

2000 Oasis stormed off stage after being hit with bottles, can and coins at a Swiss music festival.

2000 The celebrity management company Cassandra left dozens of acts out of pocket when it was rocked by fraud charges, filing for bankruptcy at the Manhattan Bankruptcy Court. Clients included Alanis Morissette, Pish and Afghan Whigs.

2001 Sir Paul McCartney announced his engagement to Heather Mills, the anti-landmine campaigner and former model.

2001 Catatonia singer Cerys Matthews was admitted to a rehabiliation centre, after collapsing with exhaustion. Her record company said the Welsh singer was "receiving treatment for exhaustion and a recurrent asthma complaint - both of which have been exacerbated by drinking and smoking".

2006 The guitar on which Sir Paul McCartney learned his first chords sold for ?330,000 at an auction at London's Abbey Road Studios. The Rex acoustic guitar helped McCartney persuade John Lennon to let him join his band, The Quarrymen, in 1957.

2006 The final edition of Top of the Pops was recorded at BBC Television Centre in London. Just under 200 members of the public were in the audience for the show which was co-hosted by veteran disc jockey Sir Jimmy Savile, its very first presenter. Classic performances from the Spice Girls, Wham, Madonna, Beyonce Knowles and Robbie Williams will feature in the show alongside the Rolling Stones – who were the very first band to appear on Top of the Pops on New Year's Day in 1964.

2008 Klaxons singer Jamie Reynolds postponed the group's Australian tour dates after he broke his leg at a gig in France. The bands singer said he "drastically misjudged" the distance when he jumped from the stage during their final song in the set.
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