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1927 Tommy Evans, The Drifters, (1960 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Save The Last Dance For Me').

1933 Conway Twitty, singer, (1958 US & UK No.1 single 'It's Only Make Believe'). He died on 5th June 1993.

1944 Archie Bell, The Drells, (1968 US No.1 single with the Drells, 'Tighten Up', 1972 UK No.11 single, 'Here I Go Again').

1946 Greg Errico, drummer, Sly and The Family Stone, (1971 US No.1 & 1972 UK No.15 single 'Family Affair')

1947 Barry Gibb, singer, songwriter, producer, The Bee Gees, (1967 UK No.1 single 'Massachusetts', 1978 UK & US No.1 single 'Night Fever', plus over 30 other UK Top 40 singles & 9 US No.1's over 4 decades).

1949 Russ Field, Showaddywaddy, (1976 UK No.1 single 'Under The Moon Of Love', plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles).

1950 Peter Hewson, Chicory Tip, 1972 UK No.1 single 'Son Of My Father'. Claimed to be the first UK No.1 single to feature a synthesiser.

1955 Bruce Foxton, bass, vocals, The Jam, (1980 UK No.1 single 'Going Underground' plus 14 other UK Top 40 singles).

1957 Gloria Estefan, singer, (1984 UK No.6 single 'Dr Beat', plus over 20 other UK top 40 hits, 1988 US No.1 single 'Anything For You').

1960 Cass Lewis, bass, Skunk Anansie, (1996 UK No.20 single 'Weak').

1965 Craig McLachlan, singer, actor, (1990 UK No.2 single 'Mona').

1973 J.D. Fortune, (Jason Bennison) Canadian singer, INXS, winner of the 2005 CBS reality television series Rock Star: INXS.

1976 Peter Brown, drums, Wheatus, (2001 UK No 2 single 'Teenage Dirtbag').

1976 Babydaddy, (Scot Hofman), bass, Scissor Sisters, (2004 UK No.1 self-titled album, 2004 UK No. 12 single 'Laura').

1984 Joseph Mark Trohman, guitarist, Fall Out Boy, (2007 US No.1 album 'Infinity on High').


Events
1952 Atlantic Records bought Ray Charles' contract from Swingtime Records, where Charles had been recording in the mellower, bluesy style of Nat King Cole and Charles Brown.

1955 After complaints from his neighbours, Rock 'n' Roll fan Sidney Adams was fined L3 and 10 shillings, ($9.80) by a London Court after playing Bill Haley's 'Shake Rattle and Roll' all day at full volume.

1956 Elvis Presley was at No.2 on the US singles chart with 'Hound Dog' being held off the top by The Platters 'My Prayer'.

1957 The Biggest Show Of Stars' package tour kicked off at Brooklyn Paramount featuring: Buddy Holly & The Crickets, The Drifters, The Everly Brothers and Frankie Lymon. On some dates artists were unable to play because of segregation laws.

1962 Tommy Roe went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Sheila', a No.3 hit in the UK.

1965 James Brown and Booker T. & the MG's appeared on "Shindig!"

1966 The Who's single 'I'm A Boy' entered the UK chart peaking at No.2 giving the band their second No.2 hit.

1967 Boz Scaggs joined the Steve Miller Band.

1972 David Bowie released "John, I'm only Dancing" in the U.K. The song was not released in the U.S. until 1976.

1973 Rod Stewart had his third No.1 UK album when 'Sing It Again' started a three-week run at No.1.

1974 The Osmonds were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Love Me For A Reason', the groups only UK No.1.

1977 Blondie signed its first major record company contract with Chrysalis.

1977 Generation X released their debut single "Your Generation."

1979 INXS made their live debut in Sydney, Australia.

1979 U2 released their first record "U2-3" in Ireland.

1980 Stevie Wonder played the first of six sold out nights at Wembley Arena.

1982 Blondie cancelled their forthcoming British tour after poor ticket sales.

1983 Mick Jones was fired from the Clash by Paul Simonon and Joe Strummer.

1984 After a 25-year career, Tina Turner had her first solo No.1 single in the US with 'What's Love Got To Do With It'.

1986 Madness announced they were splitting up. The band achieved over 20 Top 40 UK hits including the No.1 'House Of Fun', (they re-formed in 1992 and again in 1999).

1986 Paul McCartney released his "Press to Play" LP.

1987 Mick Jagger's "Let's Work" single was released.

1989 A judge in Dublin, Ireland, decided not to convict U2's Adam Clayton of marijuana possession, even though he had admitted to the crime. Clayton agreed to contribute money to a women's center in Dublin.

1990 Prince scored his third UK No.1 album with the movie soundtrack to 'Graffiti Bridge.'

1990 The Cure broadcast a four-hour pirate radio show from a secret London location, to premiere their latest album, 'Mixed Up'.

1990 US girl trio Sweet Sensation went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'If Wishes Came True', not a hit in the UK.

1990 During their 'Behind The Mask' world tour Fleetwood Mac appeared at Wembley Stadium, London, England.

1992 Gloria Estefan and her husband, Emilio, organized a relief project for victims of Hurricane Andrew in Miami.

1995 Louis Armstrong was honored on a U.S. postage stamp.

1995 Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum was opened with a seven-hour concert with dozens of stars.

1996 Kim Wilde married actor Hal Fowler who she met while working on the West End musical Tommy.

1998 David Bowie opened his on-line Internet service provider business, Bowienet. The service offers basic Internet services and exclusive Bowie news and releases.

1998 Ian Gillan (Deep Purple) was charged with assault and battery for allegedly hitting a security guard in the head with a microphone during a concert in August.

1999 Van Morrison became the first inductee to the Hot Press Irish Music Hall of Fame (IMHF) in Dublin.

2000 The Spice Girls had five places in a list of the UK Top 20 earning celebrity directors. Monsta Productions (Emma), Moody Productions, (Posh), Red Girl Productions, (Mel C), Moneyspider Productions, (Mel B) and Geri Productions with L6m each.

2002 Atomic Kitten started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the Blondie hit, 'The Tide Is High.'

2002 Coldplay scored their second UK No.1 album with 'A Rush Of Blood To The Head.'

2004 Former Libertines frontman Pete Doherty was given a suspended four month jail sentence after admitting possession of a flick knife. The singer was found with the weapon by police as he drove to his home in London on 18 June.

2007 Supergrass were forced to put all plans on hold after band member Mick Quinn broke his back. The bass player and vocalist sleepwalked out of a first floor window of a villa where he was staying in the South of France; he was rushed to a specialist spinal unit in Toulouse where surgeons operated to repair two broken vertebrae as well as a smashed heel.
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