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1909 Leo Fender, inventor of The Telecaster and Stratocaster guitars. Died on 21st March 1991.

1928 Jimmy Dean, singer, (1961 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Big Bad John'. Went on to present a prime time variety show on US TV.

1929 Eddie Fisher, singer, (1953 UK No.1 single 'Outside Of Heaven', 1955 US No.6 single 'Heart').

1940 Bobby Hatfield, singer, The Righteous Brothers, (1965 UK & US No.1 single 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', 1990 UK No.1 single 'Unchained Melody', first released in 1965). He died on 5th November 2003.

1943 James Griffin, guitar, vocals, Bread, (1970 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'Make It With You').

1946 Mick Clarke, The Rubettes, (1974 UK No.1 single 'Sugar Baby Love').

1947 Ian Anderson, flute, vocals, Jethro Tull, (1969 UK No.3 single 'Living In The Past').

1947 Ronnie Spector, singer, The Ronettes, (1963 US No.2 & UK No.4 single 'Be My Baby'). Married producer Phil Spector in 1968.

1948 Patti Austin, singer, (1983 US No.1 & UK No.11 single with James Ingram 'Baby Come To Me').

1949 Andy Cresswell-Davis, The Korgis (1980 UK No.5 single 'Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime').

1959 Mark Price, drummer, All About Eve, (1988 UK No.10 single 'Martha's Harbour'). Also worked with The Cure and Right Said Fred.

1961 Jon Farriss drummer, INXS, (1988 UK No.2 & US No.1 single 'Need You Tonight'). 1987 album 'Kick' has sold over 10m copies in the US alone and features four Top 10 singles; 'Need You Tonight,' 'Devil Inside', 'New Sensation,' and 'Never Tear Us Apart.'

1962 Julia Fordham, singer, songwriter, one time member of Mari Wilson's Wilsations and backing singer for Kim Wilde, (1988 UK No.27 single 'Happy Ever After').

1968 Leigh Marklew, bass, Terrorvision, (1999 UK No.5 single 'Tequila').

1968 Michael Bivins, New Edition (1983 UK No.1 single 'Candy Girl'), Bell Biv DeVoe, (1990 US No.3 single 'Do Me!).

2007 Anthony Wilson the music mogul behind some of Manchester's most successful bands died aged 57 after suffering from kidney cancer. The TV presenter and entrepreneur founded Factory records, the label behind New Order and the Happy Mondays was also famous for setting up the Hacienda nightclub in Manchester.

1954 Elvis Presley made an appearance in Memphis where he debuted "That's All Right (Mama)."

1955 Two weeks after its R&B top ten debut, Chuck Berry's "Maybellene" enters the US pop charts at #23.

1959 The four male members of the Platters are arrested and charged with aiding and abetting prostitution, lewdness and assignation. They were acquitted on December 10, 1959.

1961 Helen Shapiro was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with You Don't Know. Aged 14. Shapiro became the youngest act ever to score a No.1.

1963 13 year old Little Stevie Wonder started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Fingertips part II', making him the youngest singer to top the charts.

1963 On UK TV the 100th edition of 'Thank Your Lucky Stars', with Cliff Richard, The Shadows, Searchers, Brian Poole & The Tremeloes, Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas and Alma Cogan.

1964 Mick Jagger was fined Ł32 in Liverpool for driving without insurance and breaking the speed limit.

1964 The Beatles had four singles re-released in the US: 'Do You Want To Know A Secret', 'Please, Please Me', 'Love Me Do' and 'Twist And Shout.'

1968 The Who's "Magic Bus" was released.

1968 Appearing at the National Jazz & Blues Festival, Kempton Park Racecourse, Sunbury On Thames, Deep Purple, Tyrannosaurs Rex, Ten Years After, The Nice, Ginger Baker & Arthur Brown.

1968 Cream started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Wheels Of Fire'.

1968 Tom Jones went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Delilah'.

1970 Simon and Garfunkels album 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' was at No.1 on the UK album chart, The Beatles were at No.2 with 'Let It Be' and Bob Dylan was at No.3 with 'Self Portrait.'

1970 Jim Morrison's trial for allegedly exposing himself onstage in Miami, FL, began.

1972 Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested for drug possession after a concert in Gothenburg Sweden. Paul was fined $1,000 and Linda $200.

1974 John Denver went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Back Home Again'.

1974 Roberta Flack went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Feel Like Makin' Love', the singers third US No.1.

1974 After doing two albums for Elektra/Asylum Records, Bob Dylan returns to his longtime label, Columbia.

1975 "Manhattan Transfer," the summer variety show, premiered on CBS-TV.

1976 Elton John gets Madison Square Garden rockin' and rollin' on the opening night of a seven show stand. The stay breaks the house record set the previous summer by the Rolling Stones. The concert marks the end of a two month U.S. tour for John and represents the absolute peak of his staggering popularity.

1982 Johnny Lyon (Asbury Jukes) married Jill Glasner. Bruce Springsteen performed at the wedding party.

1983 Kajagoogoo sacked their lead singer Limahl, who took up a solo career.

1985 Bryan Adams scored his first US No.1 album with 'Reckless'.

1985 'Money for Nothing', by Dire Straits peaked at No. 4 on the UK singles chart.

1985 Michael Jackson pays $47.5 million for the ATV music catalog, which includes 251 Lennon/McCartney songs.

1985 Simon Le Bon from Duran Duran, was air lifted to safety when his boat 'Drum', overturned while racing of the English coast.

1985 Madonna's "Like A Virgin" became the first album by a female to be certified for 5 million sales.

1987 Wilson Pickett was found guilty by a New Jersey court of possessing a shot gun with intent to endanger life following his involvement in a fist fight in a bar.

1989 Appearing at The Astoria, London, Diesel Park West supported by Del Amitri.

1991 Luciano Pavarotti scored his third UK No.1 album with 'The Essential Pavarotti II'.

1991 The 5th Dimension received a star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

1993 The Dave Matthews Band played at The Flood Zone in Richmond, Virginia, the gig was recorded with some of tonight's songs ending up on the bands first album 'Remember Two Things.'

1995 Jimmy Buffett led a birthday celebration for U.S. President Clinton's birthday at the White House.

1997 Puff Daddy & the Family went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'No Way Out'.

1999 It was announced that Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs was leaving Oasis.

2001 Toploader guitarist Dan Hipgrave married Scottish TV presenter Gail Porter at an Edinburgh register office.

2002 Ex Steps singer Faye Tozer married Jasper Irn at The Priory Church in Dunstable, Bedfordshire England.

2002 Former Hear'say singer Kym Marsh married Eastenders actor Jack Ryder in Hertfordshire

2002 Lisa Marie Presley married actor Nicolas Cage at a resort in Hawaii. The marriage was Presley's third. She was married previously to musician Danny Keough and pop star Michael Jackson. Cage filed for divorce four months later.

2005 James Blunt was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'You're Beautiful', Mariah Carey had the US No.1 with 'We Belong Together' and Axel F was at No.1 on the Australian singles chart with 'Crazy Frog.'

2007 Spice Girl Emma Bunton gave birth to a baby boy called Beau at London's private Portland Hospital. Bunton and her partner Jade Jones, a former member of defunct boy band Damage, had been together for eight years.
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