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1938 Mike Burt, Chas & Dave, (1982 UK No.2 single 'Ain't No Pleasing You').

1942 Roger Greenaway, Blue Mink, songwriter, (1970 UK No.3 single 'Melting Pot').

1947 Keith Moon, drums, The Who, (1965 UK No.2 single 'My Generation' plus over 20 other Top 40 hits, 1967 US No.9 single 'I Can See For Miles' and rock opera albums 'Tommy' & 'Quadrophenia'). Moon died on 7th September 1978.

1949 Rick Springfield, US singer, songwriter, (1981 US No.1 & UK No.43 single 'Jessie's Girl').

1951 Jimi Jamison, Survivor, (1982 US & UK No.1 single 'Eye Of The Tiger').

1953 Bobby G, vocals, Bucks Fizz, (1981 UK No.1 single 'Making Your Mind Up', plus 12 other UK top 40 singles').

1959 Edwyn Collins, singer, songwriter, producer, Orange Juice, (1983 UK No.8 single 'Rip It Up'), solo, (1995 UK No.4 single 'A Girl Like You').

1961 Dean Deleo, guitar, Stone Temple Pilots, (1993 UK No.23 single 'Plush').

1962 Shaun Ryder, vocals, Happy Mondays (1990 UK No.5 single 'Step On'), Black Grape, (1995 UK No.8 single 'In The Name Of The Father').

1967 Cedella Marley, Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers, (1988 UK No.22 single 'Tomorrow People').

1974 Shifty Shellshock (real name Seth Brooks Binzer) front man of Crazy Town. 2001 US No.1 single 'Butterfly'.

1978 Julian Casablancas, guitar, vocals, The Strokes, (2001 UK No. 14 single 'Last Nite' 2001 UK No.2 album 'Is This It').

1979 Richard Neville vocals, Five, (1998 UK No.2 single 'Everybody Get Up', 1999 UK No.1 single 'Keep On Movin').

1995 Skinny Puppy drummer Dwayne Goettel died of a heroin overdose.

1947 Margaret Truman, U.S. President Truman's daughter, gave her first public performance as a singer. The event was at the Hollywood Bowl and had an audience of 15,000.

1962 John Lennon married Cynthia Powell at the Mount Pleasant Registry Office in Liverpool, England. They were divorced on November 8, 1968.

1965 Security guards at a Manchester TV studio hosed down 200 Rolling Stones fans after they broke down barriers while waiting for the band to arrive for a performance.

1966 The Beatles' movie "Help!" premiered in the U.S.

1966 The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the double a sided 'Yellow Submarine - Eleanor Rigby'. The groups eleventh No.1.

1967 During a north American tour Herman's Hermits supported by The Who appeared at Atwood Stadium, Flint in Michigan.

1967 Joni Mitchell played her first ever UK show when she opened for The Piccadilly Line at The Marquee Club in London.

1968 During a North American tour The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at Singer Bowl, Flushing Meadow Park, New York.

1968 Ringo Starr temporarily quit The Beatles.

1969 Johnny Cash started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Johnny Cash At San Quentin'.

1969 The Rolling Stones started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Honky Tonk Women' the groups fifth US No.1. Also No.1 in the UK.

1970 Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground performed together for the last time at the New York Club 'Max's Kansas City'.

1971 Diana Ross was at No.1 on the UK singles chart 'I'm Still Waiting', the singers first solo UK No.1.

1975 Hamilton Joe Franks And Reynolds went to No.1 on the US singles chart with, 'Fallin' In Love', their only US No.1, it made No.33 in the UK.

1980 David Bowie was a t No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Ashes To Ashes' his second UK No.1.

1980 The Heatwave Festival in Toronto, Canada took place with Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, The B-52's, The Pretenders, Rockpile and The Rumour. Tickets cost $30, with only 50,000 people attending the festival lost over $1 million.

1986 Boris Gardiner started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I Wanna Wake Up With You'.

1986 Sigue Sigue Sputnik came up with an idea to sell advertising space between the tracks on their forthcoming new album. It was a non-starter.

1988 Good Question released their self-titled debut album.

1991 The re-formed Dire Straits kicked off a two year 300 date world tour in Dublin.

1991 Appearing at this year's three day Reading Festival in England; Iggy Pop, Sonic Youth, Pop Will Eat Itself, Dinosaur Jr, Chapterhouse, Nirvana, Silverfish, Babes in Toyland, James, The Fall, De La Soul, Blur, Teenage Fanclub, Flowered Up, The Fat Lady Sings, Kingmaker, Mercury Rev, Sisters of Mercy and Neds Atomic Dustbin.

1993 The Los Angeles Police Department formally announced that Michael Jackson was the subject a criminal investigation.

1993 Duran Duran received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

1994 Prince released the home video "3 Chains O' Gold."

1995 Natalie Merchant, former lead singer for 10,000 Maniacs, became the first guest in a series of live chats on the Elektra Entertainment Group's World Wide Web site.

1996 The father of Noel and Liam form Oasis Tommy Gallagher was jailed for one month by a Manchester Court for driving while disqualified.

1997 Texas went to No.1 on the UK album chart for the second time with 'White On Blonde'.

1998 "Scary Spice" Melanie Brown of the Spice Girls announced that she was pregnant.

2003 Lee Ryan of boy band Blue was banned from driving for 18 months after admitting drink-driving. Ryan was also ordered to pay a L2250 fine at Tower Bridge magistrate's court London.

2005 Les McKeown the lead singer of the Bay City Rollers appeared in court charged with drugs offences. McKeown, aged 49, was accused of conspiring with four other people, including the band's drummer Pat McGlynn, to supply cocaine. He was arrested in Dalston, east London, in June as part of a major police operation.

2007 Comedy writer Buddy Sheffield, sued Disney alleging that he originally came up with the idea for Hannah Montana but was never compensated by Disney. In the lawsuit, Sheffield claimed that he pitched an idea for a TV series with the name of 'Rock and Roland' to Disney Channel in 2001 with the plot of a junior high student who lived a secret double life as a rock star.
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