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Births
1935 John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas, (1966 US No.1 and UK No.3 single 'Monday Monday'). Phillips died of heart failure aged 65 on 18th March 2001.

1939 John Peel, BBC radio DJ and TV presenter, John Robert Parker Ravenscroft. Longest running BBC Radio 1 and most influential British DJ ever. Died in Cuzco, Peru of a heart attack on 25th October 2004 aged 65.

1941 John McNally, The Searchers, (1964 UK No.1 single 'Needles And Pins', 1964 US No.3 single 'Love Potion Number Nine').

1944 Charles Colbert, American Breed, (1967 US No.5 & UK No. 24 single 'Bend Me Shape Me').

1950 Micky Moody guitar, Juicy Lucy (1970 UK No.14 single 'Who Do You Love'), Whitesnake, (1987 US No.1 & UK No.9 single 'Here I Go Again').

1951 Dana, (Rosemary Brown), 1970 Irish Eurovision Song Contest winner, UK No.1 single 'All Kinds Of Everything').

1952 Kenny Andrews, Darts (1978 UK No.2 single 'Boy From New York City').

1954 Ronald Beitle, Wild Cherry, (1976 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Play That Funky Music').

1958 Martin Jackson, drums, Magazine, (1978 UK No.41 single 'Shot By Both Sides'), Swing Out Sister, (1986 UK No.4 single 'Breakout').

1961 Keith McKenzie, The Shamen, (1992 UK No.1 single 'Ebeneezer Goode').

1963 Paul Oakenfold, Producer, remixer, DJ. Toured with U2, remixed for Simply Red, M People, New Order, Stone Roses and U2.

1964 1964, Robert Clivilles , producer and DJ with C&C Music Factory, (1991 UK No.4 single with 'Things That Make You Go Hmmm...' 1991 US No.1 single with 'Gonna Make You Sweat').

1966 Peter Cunnah, 30th Aug 1966, D:Ream, (1994 UK No.1 single 'Things Can Only Get Better').

1986 George Ryan Ross III, lead guitarist, singer, Panic at the Disco. (2008 Australian No.1 and US & UK No.2 album 'Pretty.Odd.).


Deaths
1988 Papa Dee Allen from War died after suffering a massive heart attack while performing on stage.

1995 Sterling Morrison founder member of the Velvet Underground died of cancer at home in New York.

2003 Sam Phillips the founder of Sun Records and studio died. Phillips changed the face of American music recording Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Ike Turner, B.B. King and Jerry Lee Lewis.


Events
1922 The New Orleans Rhythm Kings recorded "Tiger Rag."

1968 The Beatles' "Hey Jude" was released.

1969 The 3-day Texas International Pop Festival opened at the Dallas International Motor Speedway.

1969 Elvis Presley had the No.1 album in the UK with 'From Elvis in Memphis'

1969 Two weeks after the Woodstock festival, the second Isle of Wight festival took place. Over 150,000 turned up over the two days to see Bob Dylan, The Band, Blodwyn Pig, Blonde On Blonde, Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band, Edgar Broughton Band, Joe Cocker, Aynsley Dunbar, Family, Fat Mattress, Julie Felix, Free, Gypsy, Richie Havens, The Moody Blues, The Nice, Tom Paxton, Pentangle, The Pretty Things, Third Ear Band and The Who. Tickets 25 shillings, ($3.00). Celebrities who attended include Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, John & Yoko, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Jane Fonder, Liz Taylor and Richard Burton.

1969 One hit wonders Zager and Evans were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'In The Year 2525.'

1970 The Rolling Stones kicked off a 20-date European tour in Malmo Sweden.

1972 John Lennon and Yoko Ono played their "One To One" concert at New York's Madison Square Garden.

1975 KC and the Sunshine Band went to No.1 on the US singles chart with, 'Get Down Tonight', the groups first of five No.1's it made No.21 in the UK.

1975 Guitarist with Free and Back Street Crawler, Paul Kossoff 'died ' for 35 minutes in hospital after being taken ill. (Kossoff died on 19th March 1976 of heart failure after a history of drug abuse).

1975 Rod Stewart had his fifth UK No.1 album when 'Atlantic Crossing' started a five-week run at the top of the charts.

1980 Cher made an unannounced appearance as vocalist with Black Rose at a concert in New York's Central Park.

1981 The Rolling Stones released their "Tattoo You" LP.

1984 Beatles fans paid $271,180 for memorabilia at an auction in London, England.

1986 Steve Winwood went to No.1 on the US singles chart with, 'Higher Love', it made No.13 in the UK.

1988 Bruce Springsteen's wife Julianne filed for a divorce after newspapers published photos of Springsteen and backing singer Patti Scialfa together.

1989 Billy Joel fired his manager and former brother in law Frank Weber, after an audit revealed discrepancies. Joel took Weber to court and sued for $90 million.

1989 Izzy Stradlin (Guns 'N' Roses) was arrested for creating a disturbance on an airline flight.

1991 Dottie West was critically injured in a car accident while en route to perform at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. She died five days later.

1991 Jan Berry (Jan & Dean) married Gertie Filip in Las Vegas, NV. The marriage took place onstage during a Jan & Dean performance.

1993 Billy Joel became the first musical guest on CBS-TV's "The Late Show with David Letterman" when the show debuted.

1994 Oasis performed a selection of new songs at London's Virgin Mega store Marble Arch. Main man from The Lemonheads Evan Dando joined the band for a new song called 'Whatever'.

1995 James Taylor and ex-wife Carly Simon reunited for their first concert together in 16 years on Martha's Vineyard, MA.

1997 Members from The Wu-Tang Clan were arrested after the alleged assault on a record promotions manager after a show in Chicago.

1997 The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy & Mase went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Mo Money Mo Problems', a No.6 hit in the UK.

1998 Roberto Augusto Miranda Soares was shot four times when he refused to give up the keys to his Mercedes to robbers. Soares was the president of Sony Music/Brazil.

1998 Marilyn Manson changed his appearance from blackened-eyes for lighter makeup and 70's outfits including platform shoes. The sound of his album "Mechanical Animals" was a radical change from the 1996 album "Antichrist Superstar."

2002 Bjork's west London flat was burglarized while she slept. Valuable recording equipment had been stolen.

2003 Stella McCartney married publisher Alasdhiar Willis on Scotland's Isle Of Bute. Guest's included Sir Paul McCartney, Madonna, Chrissie Hynde and Coldplay's Chris Martin.

2003 Blu Cantrell feat Sean Paul were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Breath', Beyonce was at No.1 on the US charts with 'Crazy In Love' and R. Kelly had the Australian No.1 single with 'Ignition (Remix).'

2004 Winners at the 2004 MTV Video Music awards included, Usher for Best Male Video for 'Yeah', Best Video went to Outkast for 'Hay Ya', Best Group Video No Doubt for 'It's My Life' and Best Rock Video went to Jet for 'Are You Gonna Be My Girl.'

2007 Rap star Lil Wayne was sued by a woman for $1m who claimed she was crushed at one of his concerts after a large amount of cash was thrown into the audience. Tyrique Layne, then 17, said she lost consciousness after being trampled by the crowd at a gig in Maryland in October 2006, and had suffered memory loss and severe headaches.
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