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Births
1925 Hugo Montenegro, composer, died 6th Feb 1981, (1968 UK No.1 & US No.2 single 'The Good The Bad And The Ugly', from the soundtrack to the Clint Eastwood spaghetti western film).

1925 Russ Conway, pianist, composer, (1959 UK No.1 single 'Side Saddle', plus 17 other UK Top 40 hits). Conway died on 16th November 2000.

1939 Bobby Purify, singer, (1976 UK No.12 single 'I'm Your Puppet').

1939 Sam Gooden, singer, The Impressions, (1965 US No.7 single 'Lilies Of The Field').

1940 Jimmy Clanton, US singer, (1962 US No.2 single 'A Part Of Me').

1943 Rosalind Ashford, The Vandellas, (1962 US No.2 & 1969 UK No.4 single with The Vandellas, 'Dancing In The Street'), Ashford and Simpson, (1985 UK No.3 single 'Solid').

1943 Joe Simon, singer, (1975 US No.8 single 'Get Down, Get Down On The Floor').

1946 Marty Greb, Keyboards, The Buckinghams, (1967 US No.1 single 'Kind Of A Drag').

1951 Mik Kaminski, violin, Electric Light Orchestra, (1979 UK No.3 & US No. 4 single 'Don't Bring Me Down' plus 26 other UK Top 40 hits).

1957 Steve Porcaro, Keyboards, Toto,(1983 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Africa').

1958 Fritz McIntyre, Simply Red, (1986 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Holding Back The Years').

1958 Jerry Augustyniak, 10,000 Maniacs (1993 UK No.47 single 'Candy Everybody Wants').

1959 Paul Deakin, drums, The Mavericks, (1998 UK No.4 single 'Dance The Night Away').

1969 Cedric Hailey, (K-Ci), Jodeci, vocals, (1995 UK No.17 single 'Freak 'N' You').

1975 Tony Thompson, Hi-Five, (1991 US No.1 & UK No.43 single, 'I Like The Way, The Kissing Game').

1987 Spencer James Smith, drummer, Panic at the Disco. (2008 Australian No.1 and US & UK No.2 album 'Pretty.Odd.).


Deaths
1994 UK singer, TV presenter Roy Castle died of lung cancer. (1960 UK No.40 single 'Little White Berry').

2001 Saxophonist Jay Migliori died aged 70. Worked with Frank Zappa and Frank Sinatra.


Events
1927 Sophie Tucker recorded her song "Some of These Days."

1931 The radio show, "15 Minutes with Bing Crosby", debuted on CBS.

1935 George Gershwin completed the orchestral score for the opera Porgy and Bess.

1963 The Angels become the first white all-female group to have a No.1 record. The song was "My Boyfriend's Back."

1965 The Beatles received a gold record for the song "Help!"

1965 The Rolling Stones appeared on the British TV show "Ready Steady Go!" Mick Jagger and Andrew Loog Oldham performed a parody of Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe."

1965 The Beatles released "Yesterday."

1970 An ad was run in "Melody Maker" by Genesis. Phil Collins answered the ad and eventually joined the group.

1971 The Grateful Dead's ex-manager was arrested for embezzling $70,000 from the band.

1972 Rod Stewart was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'You Wear It Well', His second UK No.1.

1976 The first issue of Musician magazine was published.

1978 George Harrison married Olivia Trinidad Arias. She was a secretary at his Dark Horse record company.

1978 The "Animal House" soundtrack was released.

1981 The single "Controversy" was released by Prince.

1984 U2 played the second of two nights at the Logan Cambell Centre, Auckland, New Zealand during their Unforgettable Fire World tour.

1986 Debbie Gibson, while still in school and only 16 years old, began recording the album "Out of the Blue."

1987 The Amnesty International Tour started in London, starring Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Peter Gabriel and Tracy Chapman.

1987 David Bowie played Madison Square Garden, New York on the 'Glass Spider' world tour.

1988 The Amnesty International Tour started in London at Wembley Stadium.

1989 Ric Ocasek, of the Cars, married Paulina Porizkova.

1989 Ozzy Osbourne was charged with threatening to kill his wife Sharon. Ozzy was released on the condition that he immediately went into detox, the case was latter dropped when the couple decide to reconcile.

1989 Paula Abdul scored her third US No.1 single of the year with 'Cold Hearted' a No.46 hit in the UK.

1989 Richard Marx went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Repeat Offender'.

1990 Black Sabbath kicked off a 14 date UK tour at The Royal Court Liverpool, England.

1995 Michael Jackson went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You Are Not Alone', written by R Kelly also a No.1 in the UK.

1997 WAR released its 20th album, "Coleccion Latina."

2000 As part of their UK 'Under A Big Top Tour', Radiohead played the first of two nights at Tredegar House in Newport, Wales.

2001 J.Lo was at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I'm Real' and Blue scored their first UK No.1 single with 'Too Close.'

2001 Slipknot went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Iowa'.

2002 Burglars raided the London home of Icelandic singer Bjork. Thieves broke into Bjork's luxury flat in Maida Vale London and stole valuable recording equipment. The 36-year-old singer was asleep in the flat at the time of the incident.

2005 Mariah Carey became only the fifth act ever to hold the top two positions in the US Hot 100 singles chart. The singer's 'We Belong Together' notched a 10th consecutive week at number one on the Billboard chart while 'Shake It Off' jumped two places to second place. The feat puts Carey in a select group of acts to hold the top two with Nelly, OutKast, The Bee Gees and The Beatles. 'We Belong Together' was Carey's 16th number one, giving her the third highest number of chart-toppers in the US behind the Beatles and Elvis Presley.

2005 Kanye West criticised President Bush's response to Hurricane Katrina during a televised benefit concert in New York. The show, which was raising funds for relief efforts, featured Leonardo DiCaprio, Richard Gere, Glenn Close, Harry Connick Jr and Wynton Marsalis. Appearing alongside comedian Mike Myers for a 90-second segment West told the audience: "George Bush doesn't care about black people." The comment went out live on the US east coast, but was cut from a taped version seen on the west coast.

2006 Lead singer of the Isley Brothers, Ronald Isley was sentenced to three years in a US prison for multiple counts of tax fraud. The 64-year-old, was also ordered to pay more than $3.1m (Ł1.62m) to the US tax service for "pathological" evasion. The court heard he cashed royalty cheques belonging to his brother O'Kelly, who died in 1996 and also spent millions of dollars made from undeclared performances on a yacht and two homes.

2006 Christina Aguilera was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Back to Basics' the album was also No.1 in 12 other countries.
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