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1940 Ginger Baker, drummer, Cream, (1966 UK No.11 single 'I Feel Free'). Ginger Bakers Airforce.

1940 Johnny Nash, singer, (1972 US No.1 single 'I Can See Clearly Now', 1975 UK No.1 single 'Tears On My Pillow').

1940 Roger Cook, songwriter, as a member of Blue Mink, (1970 UK No.3 single 'Melting Pot'). Cook has had more than 80 top 30 hits, including 'Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart', 'Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress' , 'You've Got Your Troubles' and 'I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing.'

1943 Billy J Kramer, singer, (1964 UK No.1 & US No.7 single 'Little Children').

1945 Ian Gillan, vocals, Deep Purple, (1970 UK No.2 single 'Black Night', 1973 US No. 4 single 'Smoke On The Water').

1951 John Deacon, bass, 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').

1963 Joey Tempest, Europe, (1986 UK No.1 single 'The Final Countdown').

1970 MC Eric, Technotronic, (1989 UK No.2 single 'Pump Up The Jam').

1980 Darius, singer, 2001 UK TV's Popstars contestant, who became famous for his rendition of Britney Spears 'Baby One More Time'. (2002 UK No.1 single 'Colourblind').

1983 Missy Higgins, Australian singer-songwriter, (2004 Australian No.1 single 'Scar', 2007 Australian No.1 single 'Steer').

1989 Lil' Romeo, rapper, actor Lil' (Percy Romeo Miller Jr), appeared in his own Nickelodeon show called Romeo. Son of rapper Master P, (2001 US No.4 single 'My Baby').

1979 Rockabilly singer Dorsey Burnette died from a heart attack wrote 'It's Late', a hit for Shakin' Stevens in 1983.

2001 American soul singer Betty Everett died aged 61. 1964 US No.6 single 'The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss').

1918 Irving Berlin's musical "Yip Yip Yaphank" opened in New York City at the Century Theater.

1939 The Dick Jurgens Orchestra recorded, "Day Dreams Come True at Night."

1964 The first American tour by the Beatles began in San Francisco, CA. The tour would cover 26 cities.

1964 Appearing at Cow Palace San Francisco, The Beatles, The Righteous Brothers and Jackie DeShannon.

1966 During a US tour The Beatles appeared at the Sam Houston Coliseum, playing two shows to over 25,000 fans. Tickets cost $5.00.

1967 UK singer Adam Faith married dancer Jackie Irving.

1967 The Beatles scored their 14th US No.1 single with 'All You Need Is Love'. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Keith Moon, Graham Nash, Marianne Faithfull and Walker Brother Gary Leeds all sang backing vocals on the track.

1969 Joni Mitchell, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Jefferson Airplane all appeared on the ABC TV Dick Cavett Show from Television Center in New York City.

1972 NBC-TV presented "The Midnight Special" for the first time with John Denver as the first host.

1972 Chicago started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Chicago V'.

1973 Rita Coolidge and Kris Kristofferson were married.

1974 Prince Charles' favourite group of the 70's, The Three Degrees were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'When Will I See You Again.' The girl groups only UK No.1.

1977 The *** Pistols started an undercover UK tour as The Spots, (an acronym for *** Pistols on tour secretly).

1978 The Commodores started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Three Times A Lady'.

1980 1,400 people riot in Toronto when Alice Cooper cancelled a show due to illness.

1983 UK pirate station Radio Caroline was re-launched from a new ship 'The Ross Revenge'.

1989 Bros appeared at a sold out Wembley Arena, London.

1988 'Hound Dog' by Elvis Presley was named the most played record of all time on American Juke Boxes.

1997 Fleetwood Mac's reunion album "The Dance" was released.

1999 A TV ad featuring the late Linda McCartney urging a boycott of fishing was banned by the Advertising Clearance Centre in the UK.

1999 Lauryn Hill won New Artist Of The Year and Album Of The Year at the US 'Source Hip Hop Music Awards' in Los Angeles. R Kelly won R&B Artist of The Year; DMX won Artist Of The Year and solo and live performer Of The Year.

2001 Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted made his first live appearance with EchoBrain.

2001 British boy band Five scored their final UK No.1 single with 'Let's Dance.'

2001 A man was arrested at the V2001 festival at Chelmsford, Essex, England after clambering onto a stage and running towards Kylie Minogue, who was performing. He was later charged with breach of the peace.

2003 A man from Nottinghamshire who sent threatening emails to S Club singer Tina Barrett was jailed for six months. 41 year-old Steven Hindley, showered the singer with roses, chocolates and teddy-bears. But when the messages were ignored, he began to mention threats to the band, including a potential sniper attack. One email begged Miss Barrett to visit him at his home, claiming he was the victim of an incurable brain-tumour and had just three weeks to live.

2005 A life-size bronze statue designed by Paul Daly of Phil Lynott was unveiled on Harry Street in Dublin. The ceremony was attended by his former Thin Lizzy band members Gary Moore, Brian Robertson and Scott Gorham.

2007 Elvis Presley went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The King.'

2007 UGK were at No.1 on the US album chart with UGK (Underground Kingz).

2007 Rappers UGK were at No.1 on the US album chart with UGK (Underground Kingz). The US duo's seventh album.
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