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1920 John Lee Hooker, Blues singer, guitarist, (1951 US million selling album 'I'm In The Mood', 1964 UK No.23 single 'Dimples', 1989 album 'The Healer'). Hooker died on 21st June 2001.

1938 Dale Hawkins, rockabilly singer, guitarist, (1957 US No. 27 single 'Susie Q').

1939 Fred Milano, Dion and the Belmonts, (1961 US No.1 & UK No.11 single 'Runaround Sue').

1945 Ron Dante, singer, songwriter, The Archies, (1969 US & UK No.1 single 'Sugar Sugar') and The Cufflinks, (1969 UK No.4 single 'Tracy').

1946 Mutha Withem, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, (1968 UK No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Young Girl').

1947 Donna Godchaux, Grateful Dead, (1970 UK No.69 and US No.127 album 'Workingman's Dead').

1956 Chris Biondo, guitarist, producer with Eva Cassidy. (Only artist to score three posthumous UK No.1 albums, 2001 'Songbird', 2002 'Imagine', 2003 'American Tune'. 2001 UK No. 42 single 'Over The Rainbow').

1958 Ian Mitchell, Bay City Rollers, (1975 UK No.1 single 'Bye Bye Baby', plus 11 other UK top 20 singles', 1976 US No.1 single, 'Saturday Night').

1958 Vernon Reid, Living Colour, (1991 UK No.12 single 'Love Rears It's Ugly Head').

1961 Debbie Peterson, drums, The Bangles, (1986 UK No.2 single with Prince song, 'Manic Monday'. 1986 US No.1 single 'Walk Like An Egyptian').

1961 Roland Orzabal, singer, songwriter, guitarist, Tears For Fears, (1985 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World', plus over 12 other UK top 40 singles).

1963 James Debarge, Debarge, (1985 UK No.4 single 'Rhythm Of The Night').

1963 Tori Amos, singer, songwriter, (1994 UK No.4 single 'Cornflake Girl', 1992 album 'Little Earthquakes').

1967 Layne Staley, Alice In Chains, (1993 UK No.19 single 'Would'). Staley was found dead in his home on 19th April 2002.

1969 Steve Cradock, Guitars, Ocean Colour Scene, (1996 UK No.4 single 'The Day We Caught The Train', plus over 12 other Top 40 singles, 1997 UK No.1 album 'Marchin' Already'). Also a member of Paul Weller's Band.

1972 Paul Doucette, Matchbox 20, (1998 UK No.38 single 'Push', 2000 US No.1 single 'Bent').

1973 Howie D, Backstreet Boys, (1997 US No.2 single 'Quit playing Games With My Heart', 1999 UK No.1 single 'I Want It That Way').

1990 Orchestra leader David Rose died aged 80. He had the 1962 US No.1 single 'The Stripper'.

1938 Count Basie recorded "Jumpin' at the Woodside."

1956 Elvis began work on his first movie, "Love Me Tender." The film was originally entitled "The Reno Brothers."

1962 The first TV appearance of The Beatles was recorded by Granada, a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club Liverpool, (shown on 17/10/62).

1963 Billy J Kramer And The Dakotas had their first UK No.1 with 'Bad To Me' (a song John Lennon wrote for them while on holiday in Spain with Brian Epstein).

1964 The Supremes started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Where Did Our Love Go', their first No.1, it made No.3 in the UK.

1964 Martha & The Vandellas' "Dancing In The Streets" was released.

1964 Liberty Records reported the album "The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles" was selling 25,000 copies a day.

1966 Jerry Lee Lewis was signed to play Iago in "Catch My Soul," a rock version of Shakespeare's "Othello."

1966 New York City teenagers Carol Hopkins and Susan Richmond climbed out onto the ledge on the second floor of a city hotel and threatened to jump unless they could get to meet The Beatles. Police talked then down.

1967 The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared on the BBC TV Simon Dee show.

1968 Cynthia Powell Lennon sued John Lennon for divorce on the grounds of adultery.

1969 The Beatles filmed a film short for "The Long and Winding Road."

1970 Derek and the Dominoes began work on their first and only studio album, "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs."

1970 Elton John signed to MCA Records.

1970 Bread went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Make It With You', the groups only No.1 hit, it made No.5 in the UK.

1970 Creedence Clearwater Revival started a nine week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Cosmo's Factory', the groups second US chart topper.

1970 The Moody Blues started a three week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'A Question Of Balance'.

1978 *** Pistol Sid Vicious made his last live stage appearance when he appeared with Rat Scabies, Glen Matlock and Nancy Spungen at London's Electric Ballroom. In the audience, Elvis Costello, Blondie, Joan Jett, The Slits and Captain Sensible.

1979 Led Zeppelin released their last album together, "In Through The Out Door."

1980 Appearing at the 20th National Rock Festival' Reading Rock 80, Iron Maiden, Whitesnake, Def Leppard, UFO, Gillan, Budgie, Pat Travers Band and Rory Gallagher. advance tickets Ł12.50.

1987 Madonna went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Who's That Girl', her sixth US No.1, also No.1 in the UK.

1987 Bon Jovi headlined the Mosters of Rock festival at Castle Donington, England.

1992 Sting married Trudie Styler' at the reception The Troggs played live The Police reconvene for a couple of numbers.

1997 Tim Weisberg sued former partner Dan Fogelberg for alleged breach of contract and fraud over the recording of "No Resemblance Whatsoever."

1997 Mark Wills made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry and performed his song "Jacob's Ladder."

1998 Mark David Chapman said that he did not want any of the money that would be made from the sale of the signed "Double Fantasy" album that John Lennon signed for him the same day he was killed. Chapman was currently serving sentence for the December 8, 1980 murder.

1999 Geri Halliwell scored her first UK No.1 solo single with 'Mi Chico Latino'.

1999 Travis scored their first UK No.1 album with 'The Man Who', after spending 12 weeks on the chart.

2001 Stevie Nicks postponed two concerts to undergo treatment for severe bronchitis.

2002 Corrs drummer, Caroline Corr married long-time boyfriend Frank Woods in a candlelit church on Mallorca.

2003 Kjell Henning Bjoernestad a Norwegian Elvis Presley impersonator set a world record by singing the rock 'n' roll legend's hits non-stop for over 26 hours. The previous record was set by British Elvis fan Gary Jay who sang for 25 hours 33 minutes and 30 seconds.

2003 The IRS confiscated personal belongings of Peabo Bryson to pay back taxes.

2004 Maroon 5 went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Songs About Jane.'

2004 Natasha Bedingfield started a two week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'These Words.' The sister of singer and producer Daniel Bedingfield.

2005 50 Cent was suing a US car dealer for allegedly using his name in an advert without permission. Describing himself in the legal action as a "hugely successful" artist "known for his good looks, 'gangsta' image and hard knocks success story". The rapper was seeking more thanŁL1m (Ł555,150) from Gary Barbera Enterprises for a Dodge Magnum advert with the line "Just Like 50 Says" alongside a photo of him.

2007 Former Savage Garden singer Darren Hayes was arrested on suspicion of racially abusing a member of staff at a Thai restaurant in Soho, London. Hayes was released on bail pending further inquiries.
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