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Births
1946 Neal Doughty, keyboards, REO Speedwagon, (1981 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Keep On Loving You').

1953 Geddy Lee, bass, vocals, Rush, (1980 UK No.13 single 'Spirit Of Radio' 1982 US No. 21 single 'New World Man'). Lee was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on May 9, 1996. The trio was the first rock band to be so honored, as a group.

1953 Patti Sciafa, US singer, worked with The Rolling Stones and on Keith Richards 'Talk Is Cheap' album. Toured with Bruce Springsteen Band from 1984 Born in the USA tour, married Springsteen on June 8th 1991. She has released two solo albums.

1959 John Sykes, Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, (1987 US No.1 & UK No.9 single 'Here I Go Again'), Tygers Of Pan Tang.

1962 Martin McCarrick, guitar, Therapy' (1993 UK No.9 single 'Screamager').

1966 Miles Hunt, vocals, The Wonder Stuff, TV presenter, (1991 UK No.1 single with Vic Reeves 'Dizzy').

1972 Simon Jones, bass, The Verve, (1997 UK No.1 single 'The Drugs Don't Work').

1973 Wanya Morris, vocals, Boyz II Men, (1992 US & UK No.1 single 'End Of The Road').


Deaths
1974 Mamas And The Papas Cass Elliot died from a heart attack after choking on her own vomit. She was staying at Harry Nillson's London flat when she died.

1986 Producer and manager Gordon Mills died of stomach cancer. Worked with Engelbert Humperdinck, Tom Jones and Gilbert O'Sullivan.

1988 Pedal steel guitarist Pete Drake died of lung disease. Worked with Elvis Presley, George Harrison and Bob Dylan.

2004 Keyboard player Huby Heard died from heart problems. Member of Billy Preston's, The God Squad, worked with Teddy Pendergrass, Ray Charles, Little Bootsy Collins, The Brothers Johnson, The Rolling Stones and Bill Wyman.


Events
1959 The Isley Brothers recorded "Shout."

1961 Dick Clark premiered his summer stage show, the Dick Clark Caravan of Stars, at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City.

1963 Peter, Paul and Mary's "Blowin' In The Wind" was released.

1963 After a four year hiatus, the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island reopens. Those getting thumbs-up from the crowd include Joan Baez, Peter, Paul & Mary and Bob Dylan.

1963 Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with '(You're The) Devil In Disguise'. His 14th UK No.1.

1965 The Beatles film "Help!" premiered in London.

1966 Bob Dylan was seriously injured when he crashed his motorcycle near Woodstock, NY.

1966 Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker made their live debut as Cream at The Twisted Wheel, Manchester, England.

1966 Datebook published Maureen Cleave's interview with John Lennon in which he said 'We're bigger than Jesus now." American Christian's reacted with outrage, organising 'Beatle bonfires' burning the groups records.

1966 The Grateful Dead played their first ever show outside the US when they appeared in Vancouver.

1967 The Temptations' "You're My Everything" was released.

1967 The Doors started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Light My Fire'. The groups first US No.1, it only reached No.49 on the UK chart. Re-issued in 1991 when it made No.7 in the UK.

1967 The International Love-In Festival took place at Alexandra Palace London with Pink Floyd, Brian Auger Trinity with Julie Driscoll, The Animals, Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Tomorrow, Blossom Toes, Creation, The Nervous System and Apostolic Intervention.

1968 The Byrds left on their tour of South Africa without Gram Parsons. He had refused to set foot in a country where apartheid was official policy.

1968 Gram Parsons left The Byrds on the eve of a tour of South Africa, refusing to play to segregated audiences.

1968 The first recording session of The Beatles seven minute epic 'Hey Jude', took place, written about John's son Julian.

1970 The Rolling Stones' contract with Decca Records has expired and they're talking about starting their own label. They inform their business manager, Allen Klein, that "neither he nor ABKCO Industries have any authority to negotiate recording contracts on their behalf."

1972 Screaming Lord Sutch was arrested in London after jumping from a bus in Downing Street with four nude women to publicise forthcoming gigs.

1972 UK singer songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan started a 5 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Alone Again, (Naturally)'. It was his only US No.1, the follow up 'Claire' made No.2.

1973 $180,000 was stolen from Led Zeppelin's deposit box at the Drake Hotel in New York City, NY.

1976 Eric Clapton begins his first tour of Britain in five years, starting off at Hemel Hempstead's Pavillion Theatre.

1978 Prince appeared on the US charts for the first time with 'Soft and Wet' 1978.

1978 The film soundtrack to Grease went to No.1 on the US album chart.

1978 Prince appeared on the US charts for the first time with 'Soft and Wet'

1978 Kenny Loggins "Whenever I Call You Friend" was released.

1978 Earth, Wind & Fire enter the soul chart with their version of the Beatles "Got to Get You into My Life," from the "Sgt. Pepper" soundtrack. It makes it to number one for a week in September on the US charts.

1980 David Bowie opened in the title role of "Elephant Man."

1981 The debut album "Time" was released by The Time.

1981 On the day of the wedding between Prince Charles and Lady Diana, a bunch of records were released relating to the event, 'Lady D', by Typically Tropical, 'Charlies Angles', by Mini & The Metros and 'Diana', from Mike Berry. They all failed to reach the charts.

1982 Andy Taylor (Duran Duran) and Tracie Wilson were married.

1982 The Asgard Hotel in Dublin owned by Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott was completely destroyed by fire.

1987 Michigan's governor announced an annual "Four Tops Day."

1989 The Stone Roses played before a soldout crowd of 6,000 fans at The Empress Ballroom, Blackpool.

1990 A daughter Eliot Pauline was born by Stings long-time girlfriend Trudie Styler.

1998 The first headlining tour for Matchbox 20 began in New Orleans, LA.

1998 Miramax Films announced that they had purchased the rights to the Beatle's movie "A Hard Day's Night" with the intention of releasing a remastered version on the movie's 35th anniversary.

2001 Atomic Kitten started a two week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the 1989 Bangles hit 'Eternal Flame.'

2001 Destiny's Child started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Bootylicious'.

2003 The chairman of the Professional Association of Teachers Jim O'Neill warned that children were being put under pressure to grow up too soon by pop stars who use a sexy image. "Kylie Minogue might be a great singer but in many of these things you can see more of her bottom than you hear of her voice," said Mr O'Neill.

2006 Primal Scream singer married his girlfriend Katy England at a service in Stafforshire, England.

2006 Pamela Anderson married for the second time to US rapper Kid Rock, on a yacht off the French resort of St Tropez. The 39-year-old former Baywatch star divorced from rock star Tommy Lee in 1998, had recently got back together with Kid Rock, after a brief engagement ended in 2003. Anderson and Rock split after four months of marriage.

2007 Heart problems forced Kiss singer and guitarist Paul Stanley to abandon a show in California. Paramedics stopped and restarted his heart to give it a regular rhythm after his heart spontaneously jumped to 190 plus beats per minute.
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