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1905 Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup blues artist. Wrote Elvis' hit 'That's All Right (Mama).' Died of a stroke on 28th March 1974 aged 69.

1938 David Frieberg, guitar, Jefferson Airplane, (1967 US No.18 single 'White Rabbit').

1941 Ernest Wright, Little Anthony and the Imperials, (1958 US No.4 single 'Tears On My Pillow'), song gave Kylie Minogue a UK No.1 in 1990.

1943 John Cipollina, guitar, US acid rock band, Quicksilver Messenger Service, (1970 US album 'Fresh Air'). He died on 29th May 1989.

1944 Jim Capaldi, drummer, singer, Traffic, (1967 UK No.2 single 'Hole In My Shoe') & solo, (1975 UK No.4 single 'Love Hurts'). Died 28th Jan 2005 of stomach cancer aged 60.

1945 Ken Hensley, Uriah Heep, (1975 UK No.7 album 'Return To Fantasy').

1945 Molly Duncan, Average White Band, (1975 US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'Pick Up The Pieces').

1947 Jim Fox, drummer and organist of the James Gang. 1970 album 'The James Gang Rides Again.'

1948 Jean-Michel Jarre, French instrumentalist, (1977 UK No.4 single 'Oxygene part IV').

1951 Michael Derosier, Heart, (1987 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Alone').

1955 Jeffrey Daniels, Shalamar, (1980 US No. 8 single 'The Second Time Around', 1982 UK No.5 single 'A Night To Remember').

1956 Matt Aitken, part of the Stock, Aitken and Waterman production team, produced over 10 UK No.1 singles.

1961 Colin Angus, The Shamen, (1992 UK No.1 single 'Ebeneezer Goode').

1961 Mark Bedford bass, Madness, (1982 UK No.1 single 'House Of Fun & over 20 other UK Top 40 hits).

1963 John Bush, Anthrax, (1991 UK No.16 single 'Got The Time').

1968 Andreas Kisser, Sepultura, (1996 UK No.19 single 'Roots Bloody Roots').

1983 Jerry Lee Lewis' wife, Shawn, was found dead at the couple's home in Mississippi. An autopsy revealed she died of a methadone overdose.

1998 Producer Gene Page died after a long illness. Worked with Barbra Streisand, Barry White, The Righteous Brothers, Dobie Gray, Bob and Earl. Produced Whitney Houston's 'Greatest Love of All' and Roberta Flack's 'Tonight I Celebrate My Love.'

2004 Al Dvorin the announcer who popularised the phrase "Elvis has left the building" died in a car crash, on his way home from an Elvis convention in California. Dvorin aged 81, was in a car driven by Elvis photographer Ed Bonja. Dvorin was never paid for recordings of his words, and was bitter towards the multimillion pound Elvis Presley Enterprises. In the early 1970s, Colonel Parker asked Dvorin to inform fans at a gig that Presley would not be appearing for an encore. He took the stage and announced: "Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has left the building. Thank you and goodnight."

1963 Stevie Wonder became the first artist ever to score a US No.1 album and single in the same week. Wonder was at No.1 on the album chart with 'Little Stevie Wonder / The 12 Year Old Genius' and had the No.1 single 'Fingertips part 2'. This was also the first ever live recording to make No.1.

1964 The Beatles released "Matchbox/Slow Down."

1967 17-year old singer and guitarist Bruce Springsteen joined a group called Earth.

1968 Keith Moon (The Who) drove a Lincoln into the pool of a Holiday Inn in Flint, MI.

1968 Appearing over two nights at The Roundhouse in London, the Incredible String Band, Traffic, Bonzo Dog Band, Family, Fairport Convention, Blossom Toes, Pretty things, Deviants, Blonde On Blonde and Free.

1969 Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant" premiered in both New York and Los Angeles.

1974 Paul Anka with Odia Coates started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with '(You're Having My Baby', Anka's 24th US top 40 hit. It made No.6 in the UK.

1977 Singer, songwriter Waylon Jennings was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine. Jennings had recently been named an honorary police chief.

1978 Bruce Springsteen appeared on the cover of "Rolling Stone."

1979 "I Wanna Be Your Lover" by Prince was released. It was his first U.S. hit.

1979 B.B. King celebrated his 30th year in show business at a special celebration held at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

1979 The Cars performed at New York's Central Park for an audience of a half million people.

1979 Celebrating 30 years in show business, B.B. King played at the Roxy Club, Sunset Strip, Los Angeles.

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

1981 Mark David Chapman was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for the murder of John Lennon.

1982 The Rolling Stones' live version of "Time Is On My Side," from their live LP "Still Life," was released as a single.

1979 Celebrating 30 years in show business, B.B. King played at the Roxy Club, Sunset Strip, Los Angeles.

1980 Appearing at the 20th National Rock Festival Reading Rock 80, Iron Maiden Whitesnake, Def Leppard, UFO, Gillan, Gillan, Pat Travers Band and Rory Gallagher. Advance tickets L12.50.

1989 The Who performed "Tommy" at the Universal Amphitheatre with special guests Steve Winwood, Elton John, Phil Collins, Patti LaBelle and Billy Idol.

1990 It was ruled by a judge in Reno, NV, that the band Judas Priest was not responsible for the suicides of two youths after they had listened to the band's music.

1990 Sinead O'Connor refused to perform if the United States National Anthem was played before her show at the Garden State Arts Plaza in Homdel, NJ, as is custom. A patriotic uproar ensued which lead to several radio stations banning her music.

1991 Lenny Kravitz was at No.2 in the US singles chart with 'It Ain't Over Till It's Over', held off the No.1 position by Bryan Adams 'Everything I Do'.

1991 Metallica scored their first UK No.1 album with their self- titled LP.

1995 Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker presented this weeks UK TV Music show 'Top Of The Pops', guest's included Oasis, Blur, Bjork and The Charlatans.

1996 Oasis singer Liam Gallagher failed to turn up for the recording of the bands MTV unplugged session at London's Royal Festival Hall in front of 400 fans. He later sat in the audience and watched the show with his brother Noel taking over on vocals.

1994 Dave Abruzzese quit Pearl Jam. He was replaced with drummer Jack Irons.

1998 A Shania Twain concert in Syracuse, NY was halted when lightning hit the ground 40 yards behind the stage. The concert was almost over at the time of the lightning strike.

1998 Ingrid Pederson came forward claiming to be the half-sister of John Lennon. The delay in information she said was to spare her adopted mother's feelings.

1999 Warner Brothers released the album "The Vault...Old Friends 4 Sale" by Prince.

1999 Christina Aguilera's self-titled debut album was released.

2001 The Backstreet Boys resumed their "Black & Blue World Tour 2001." The tour had been put on hold on July 9, because A.J. McLean entered a treatment center for depression and alcohol abuse.

2004 It was reported that the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum had acquired a Gibson L-5 accoustic guitar that had once been owned by "Mother Maybelle" Carter.

2005 Justin Timberlake accepted libel damages for a fabricated story that he had an affair behind girlfriend Cameron Diaz's back. A News of the World article in July 2004 alleged Mr Timberlake had sexual relations with model Lucy Clarkson. The singer's solicitor Simon Smith told London's High Court Ms Clarkson had admitted lying to the newspaper. Under the headline "Exclusive: Bad News for Cameron as model reveals lover's secret fling", Ms Clarkson went into detail about several dates they had before spending the night together in a hotel. Timberlake donated the "substantial" damages paid by the newspaper and Ms Clarkson to charity.
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