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Births
1936 Willie Woods, Junior Walker and the All Stars, (1969 US No.4 single 'What Does It Take To Win Your Love'). Woods died of lung cancer on 27th May 1997.

1939 John Stewart, singer, songwriter with The Kingston Trio. As a solo artist he had a 1979 US No.5 single with 'Gold'. He also wrote The Monkees hit 'Daydream Believer'. Stewart died aged 68 after he suffered a massive stroke or brain aneurysm in San Diego on 19th Jan 2008.

1945 Al Stewart, UK singer, songwriter, (1977 UK No.31 & US No.8 single 'Year Of The Cat').

1946 Buddy Miles drummer with The Ink Spots, Wilson Pickett, Electric Flag and the Jimi Hendrix. Featured on the 1970 album Band Of Gypsies. Miles died on 28th Feb 2008 died aged 60 at his home in Austin, Texas after struggling with a long-term illness.

1946 Dean Ford, Marmalade, (1969 UK No.1 single 'Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da').

1946 Freddie Mercury singer, Queen, (1975 UK No.1 single 'Bohemian Rhapsody also UK No.1 in 1991, plus over 40 other UK Top 40 singles. 1980 US No.1 single 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'). Solo, (1987 UK No. 4 single 'The Great Pretender'). He died of bronchio-pneumonia on November 24th 1991 aged 45, just one day after he publicly announced he was HIV positive.

1946 Loudon Wainwright III US singer, songwriter, (1973 US No.17 single 'Dead Skunk'). Once appeared in TV 's M.A.S.H.

1949 Dave Clempson guitar, Humble Pie (1969 UK No.4 single 'Natural Born Bugie').

1954 Sal Solo, Classix Nouveaux, (1982 UK No.11 single 'Is It A Dream').

1966 Terry Ellis, vocals, En Vogue (1992 US No.2 & UK No.4 single 'My Lovin').

1968 Brad Wilk, drums, Rage Against The Machine, (1996 US No.1 album 'Evil Empire', 1993 UK No. 16 single 'Bullet In The Head'). Audioslave (2005 US No.1 album 'Out of Exile').

1968 Brad Wilk, drums, Rage Against The Machine, (1996 US No.1 album 'Evil Empire', 1993 UK No. 16 single 'Bullet In The Head'). Audioslave (2005 US No.1 album 'Out of Exile').

1980 Kevin Simm, vocals, Liberty X (2002 UK No.1 single 'Just A Little').


Deaths
1978 Joe Negroni from Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers died of a brain haemorrhage. (1956 UK No.1 & US No.6 single 'Why Do Fools Fall In Love').

1990 Ian Dury And The Blockheads drummer Charley Charles died of cancer.


Events
1954 Kitty Kallen was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Little Things That Mean A Lot'.

1956 Elvis Presley surprised his mother with a gift of a pink Cadillac. The car remained in the Presley family and eventually went on display at Graceland.

1963 The Rolling Stones kicked off their fourth UK tour at The Astoria London. A 32-date package tour with Mike Berry and the Innocents The Mojos and Simon Scott and the Leroy's.

1964 "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" by Manfred Mann's was released.

1964 The Animals started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'House Of The Rising Sun'. When first released the record company printed the time of the song on the record as three minutes feeling that the real time of four minutes was too long for radio airplay.

1965 The Rolling Stones recorded "Get Off My Cloud" in Los Angeles.

1965 Sonny & Cher made their first live UK appearance when they appeared at the 100 Club in London.

1966 John Lennon started work in Germany on his role as Private Gripweed in the film 'How I Won The War'.

1967 Working at Abbey Road studios, London, The Beatles began recording John Lennon's new song 'I Am the Walrus', recording 16 takes of the basic backing track.

1968 Herbert Khaury, known better as Tiny Tim, sued Bouguet Records for $1 million in damages when the record label released early recordings of Khaury without his permission.

1969 The Stooges made their New York debut at The Pavilion supporting MC5.

1971 During a North American tour Led Zeppelin appeared at Chicago International Amphitheatre.

1975 Wings released "Letting Go."

1976 Appearing at The Roundhouse London, The Kursal Flyers supported by The Clash.

1976 Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington was seriously injured in a car crash in Florida.

1981 Bananarama released their first ever single 'Ai A Mwana', it failed to make the UK top 75 charts.

1981 Soft Cell were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of 'Tainted Love' (also a hit for Gloria Jones).

1981 Stevie Nicks went to No.1 on the US album with Bella Donna, featuring the tracks 'Stop Draggin' My Heart Around' (the Tom Petty duet), 'Leather and Lace' (with Don Henley), 'Edge of Seventeen' and 'After the Glitter Fades.'

1986 Dire Straits' "Money For Nothing" won the MTV award for Best Video.

1987 "American Bandstand," hosted by Dick Clark, was canceled after 30 years on television.

1987 Ian Astbury of The Cult was arrested after a show in Vancouver ended in a riot. Staff at the concert claimed they were assaulted by Astbury, who spent the night in the local police cells.

1988 Metallica released "And Justice For All."

1990 B.B. King received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

1992 John Mellencamp and Elain Irwin get married.

1992 Kylie Minogue went to No.1 on the UK album chart with her 'Greatest Hits' compilation LP.

1992 Suede played a gig for fan club members at The White Horse in Hampstead London.

1993 Dave Navarro, guitarist, joins the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

1993 The musical "The Will Rogers Follies" closed after 983 performances.

1994 Oasis appeared at The Hacienda in Manchester to celebrate the launch of their debut album 'Definitely Maybe'.

1996 Capitol Records released The Beatles Anthology video set. Over ten hours of material made up the set.

1998 Aerosmith scored their first US No.1 single with the Diane Warren written song 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing'.

1998 Boyzone went Back to No.1 on the UK album chart with their album 'Where We Belong'.

1998 The Manic Street Preachers scored their first UK No.1 single with 'If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next'. The groups 19th hit and the first Welsh act to have a No.1 single since Shakin' Stevens in 1985.

1999 After spending 58 weeks on the UK album chart, Shania Twain went to No.1 with 'Come On Over'. It gave the Canadian singer the biggest selling UK album of the year.

2001 "Junichiro Koizumi Presents: My Favorite Elvis Songs" was released exclusively in Japan. The collection of Elvis Presley songs were picked by Japan's prime minister.

2002 In New York, the NFL held a concert to celebrate its season opener. Eve, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, Enrique Iglesias and 'N Sync's Joey Fatone performed. The event preceded the rare Thursday-night opener between the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers.

2002 Heather Mills, Sir Paul McCartney's second wife accepted Ł50,000 libel damages over an article in the Sunday Mirror. The paper had suggested that Mills acted dishonestly over cash collected for an earthquake appeal.

2004 The Libertines went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their self-titled second album.

2004 US R&B singer Ciara started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Goodies.'

2004 Nelly went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'My Place / Flap Your Wings.' The rapper's second UK No.1.

2006 Arctic Monkeys won this year's UK Mercury Prize for their album 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not.' The Sheffield-based bands album became the fastest-selling debut in chart history after shifting more than 360,000 copies in its first week of release in Feb 2006.
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