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Births
1901 Louis Armstrong, singer, bandleader, trumpet, (1964 US No.1 single 'Hello Dolly!' 1968 UK No.1 single 'What A Wonderful World'). Died 6th July 1971.

1936 Elsberry Hobbs, The Drifters, (1960 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Save The Last Dance For Me').

1940 Frankie Ford, (1959 US No.14 single 'Sea Cruise').

1940 Larry Knechtel, guitar, Keyboards, Bread, (1970 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'Make It With You').

1943 David Carr, keyboards, The Fortunes, (1965 UK No.2 & US No.7 single 'You've Got Your Troubles')

1947 Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream, German instrumental group, (1974 UK No.15 album 'Phaedra').

1947 Paul Layton, The New Seekers, (1972 UK No.1 single 'I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing').

1947 Solo artist Rick Derringer, also "Weird Al" Yankovic's producer and additional guitarist for five years.

1951 Roy Flowers, Sweet Sensation, (1974 UK No.1 single with 'Sad Sweet Dreamer').

1952 Marie Ni Bhraonain, Clannad, (1982 UK No.5 single 'Harry's Game').

1960 Graham Massey keyboards, 808 State, (1989 UK No.10 single 'Pacific State').

1962 Paul Reynolds, A Flock Of Seagulls, (1982 UK No.10 single 'Wishing If I Had A Photograph Of You').

1963 Sam Yaffa, Hanoi Rocks (1984 UK No.61 single 'Up Around The Bend').

1966 Andy Henderson, drums, Echobelly, (1995 UK No.13 single 'Great Things').

1968 Rob Cieka drums, The Boo Radleys (1995 UK No.9 single 'Wake Up Boo').

1969 Max Cavalera guitar, vocals, Sepultura (1996 UK No.19 single 'Roots Bloody Roots').


Deaths
1996 Oasis roadie James Hunter was crushed to death between a fork-lift truck and a lorry during the bands two days shows at Balloch Country Park, Loch Lomand in Scotland

2005 US blues singer and guitarist Little Milton died. Milton had suffered a brain aneurysm on 25th July 2005 and had lapsed into a coma. He signed to Sun records in 1953 and had the 1965 US No.25 single 'We're Gonna Make It'.

2007 US singer, songwriter Lee Hazlewood died of cancer, in his home near Las Vegas aged 78. Hazlewood wrote and produced many of Nancy Sinatra's most famous hits, including These Boots Were Made For Walkin', Jackson and Did You Ever? He also produced Duane Eddy and Gram Parsons and Something Stupid - the duet Nancy recorded with her father Frank in 1967.


Events
1956 Elvis Presley's song "Hound Dog" were released.

1957 The Everly Brothers made their second appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show and introduced their upcoming single, "Wake Up Little Susie" and the song "Bye Bye Love."

1958 Billboard Magazine introduced its "Hot 100" chart, which was part popularity and a barometer of the movement of potential hits. The first number one song was Ricky Nelson's "Poor Little Fool."

1963 UK music weekly The NME reported that The Beatles could score their first US hit with 'From Me To You' as the single was 'bubbling under' on the charts at No.116.

1966 The Troggs were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'With A Girl Like You', the groups only UK No.1 single.

1966 A ban of the broadcast of any and all Beatles records on most U.S. radio stations went into effect. The ban was in response to John Lennon stating that the band was now more popular than Jesus Christ.

1967 A female Monkees fan stowed away on the bands plane between shows in Minneapolis and St Louis. The girl's father threatened to bring charges for transporting a minor across state lines.

1968 The two day Newport Pop Festival begins in Costa Mesa, California. 100,000 fans show up to see and hear Sonny & Cher, Tiny Tim, Jefferson Airplane, Steppenwolf, the Grateful Dead, the Byrds, Iron Butterfly and Eric Burdon & the Animals among others.

1969 Bill Graham, concert promoter and the owner of the Fillmores East and West, says that he's done with San Francisco as of December 31. That's when the new owners will assume responsibility of the Fillmore West.

1970 The Medicine Ball Caravan, featuring the Grateful Dead and groups like Wavy Gravy, becomes rock's first movable festival. It starts in San Francisco and makes it over to the U.K.

1970 Beach Boy Dennis Wilson married Barbara Charren in LA.

1973 Maureen McGovern started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The Morning After, 'not a hit in the UK.

1974 Paul Simon's "Love Me Like A Rock" was released.

1975 Robert Plant and his family were suffered injuries in a car accident on the Mediterranean island of Rhodes.

1979 A benefit for the widow and kids of late Little Feat singer Lowell George pulls in 20,000 people at the Forum in Inglewood. It grosses over $230,000. Performers include the remaining members of Little Feat plus Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Nicolette Larson, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt and Michael McDonald.

1979 Led Zeppelin play their first U.K. concert date in four years to a capacity throng of 120,000 at the annual Knebworth Festival in Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire, England.

1979 A benefit concert was held to raise money for Little Feat guitarist and singer Lowell George featuring members of his band plus Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris and Bonnie Raitt.

1980 John Lennon and Yoko Ono began recording their album "Double Fantasy."

1984 Prince started a 24 week run at the top of the US album charts with 'Purple Rain', it went on to sell over 10 million copies.

1984 Phil Collins and Jill Tavelman were married.

1987 The soundtrack "Dirty Dancing" was released.

1990 During a New Kids On The Block concert in Montreal. Canada, three armed robbers stole souvenir sales proceeds valued at $260.000.

1990 During a US tour Janet Jackson collapsed on stage at a show in St Louis, suffering from an inner ear infection.

1990 Mariah Carey's started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Vision Of Love', her debut release. A No.9 hit in the UK.

1996 Oasis played two sold out nights at Balloch Castle Country Park, Loch Lomand, Scotland to over 80,000 fans.

1998 MTV switched off its channel feed to 500,000 homes in Amsterdam after network provider A2000 demanded that MTV share its previously separate channel with two other operators and pay for distribution.

2001 Dave Stewart married fashion photographer Anouska Fisz on a private beach on the French Riviera. Guest's included Elton John, Mick Jagger, Oasis boys Liam and Noel Gallagher and his former Eurythmics partner Annie Lennox.

2001 The News Of The World reported that Mariah Carey had hired a private eye to spy on her ex husband, record boss Tommy Mottola. Investigator Jack Palladino told the paper that Mariah believed her ex husband was conducting a smear campaign against the singer.

2002 Former Pop Idol contestant Darius started a two week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Colourblind.'

2002 Bruce Springsteen scored his fifth UK No.1 album with 'The Rising', also No.1 in the US.

2002 Toby Keith was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Unleashed.'

2005 Yahoo Inc. announced that it was beginning a test of a new search engine feature that would search through millions of songs offered on popular Internet music services.
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