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1940 Tony Bellamy, Redbone, (1971 UK No.2 & US No.21 single 'The Witch Queen Of New Orleans').

1943 Maria Muldaur, US Singer, songwriter, (1974 US No.6 & UK No.21 single 'Midnight At The Oasis').

1944 Barry White, soul singer & producer. (1974 UK No.1 single 'You're The First The Last My Everything', 1974 US No.1 single 'Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe'). Died from Kidney failure on 4th July 2003 aged 58.

1944 Colin Young, The Foundations, (1967 UK No.1 single 'Baby Now That I've Found You'. 1969 US No.3 single 'Build Me Up A Buttercup').

1952 Gerry Beckley, America (1972 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Horse With No Name').

1952 Neil Peart, drummer, Rush, (1980 UK No.13 single 'Spirit Of Radio' 1982 US No. 21 single 'New World Man'). Peart was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on May 9, 1996. The trio was the first rock band to be so honored, as a group.

1956 Barry Andrews, XTC, (1982 UK No.10 single 'Senses Working Overtime').

1956 Brian Robertson, guitar, Thin Lizzy, (1973 UK No.6 single 'Whisky In The Jar'), Member of Motorhead.

1957 Pat Dinizio, The Smithereens, (1988 US No.41 album 'Smithereens 11).

1966 Ben Folds, US singer, songwriter, keyboard player, Ben Folds Five, (1997 UK No.26 single 'Battle Of Who Could Care Less').

1967 Jon Stewart, guitar, Sleeper, (1996 UK No.10 single 'Sale Of The Century').

1968 Kenny Thomas, Singer, (1991 UK No.4 single 'Thinking About Your Love').

1981 Jennifer Hudson, Academy Award-winning American actress and singer. One of the finalists on the third season of American Idol, she went on to star as Effie White in the 2006 motion picture musical Dreamgirls.

1997 Abba's producer Stig Anderson died of a heart attack.

2003 Johnny Cash, US singer songwriter died of respiratory failure aged 71. Had the 1969 US No.2 & UK No.4 single 'A Boy Named Sue', plus 11 other US Top 40 singles. Cash also had his own US TV show in late 60's early 70's.

2004 Drummer Kenny Buttrey died in Nashville. Worked with Neil Young, Area Code 615, Barefoot Jerry, Bob Dylan and Jimmy Buffett.

1940 Johnny Long's orchestra recorded the classic, "A Shanty in Old Shanty Town."

1948 Elvis Presley, age 13, moved with his parents to Memphis, TN.

1953 Luigi Vena sang "Ave Maria" at the wedding of U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Lee Bouvier.

1954 The first 'teen idol', Frank Sinatra was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Three Coins In The Fountain.' Sinatra's first UK No.1.

1963 The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'She Loves You', the groups second No.1.

1964 Appearing at The Fox Theatre, Brooklyn, New York, The Supremes, The Shangri-La's, Marvin Gaye, Dusty Springfield, The Ronettes, Millie Small, The Temptations, The Miracles and Little Anthony and the Imperials.

1966 N.B.C. aired the first episode of The Monkees TV show in the US.

1966 ABC-TV's "The Roger Miller Show" premiered.

1966 The Beatles received a gold record for "Yellow Submarine."

1968 During their first ever tour Led Zeppelin appeared at the Stora Scenen in Stockholm, Sweden.

1970 Creedence Clearwater Revival scored their first UK No.1 album with 'Cosmo's Factory'. It enjoyed a nine-week run at No.1 in the US where it sold over three million copies.

1970 Smokey Robinson and The Miracals were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Tears Of A Clown'.

1970 "Josie and the Pussycats," the cartoon, debuted on CBS.

1970 "Fire and Rain" by James Taylor was released. It was his first single.

1972 Appearing at New York's, Madison Square Garden, The Faces.

1979 This week's UK Top 5 singles: No.5, Dollar, 'Love's Gotta Hold On Me', No.4, ELO, 'Don't Bring Me Down', No.3, The Crusaders, 'Street Life', No.2, Cliff Richard, 'We Don't Talk Anymore', No.1, Gary Numan, 'Cars.'

1981 Meat Loaf went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Dead Ringer.'

1986 Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues was hospitalised after collapsing from exhaustion in Los Angeles.

1986 Public Image Ltd guitarist John McGeoch needed 40 stitches in his face after a two-litre wine bottle was thrown at the stage during a gig in Vienna.

1987 Michael Jackson started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Bad', his follow up to the 'Thriller' album It stayed at No.1 on the US chart for six weeks.

1987 The BBC filmed the first Top Of The Pops to be sold in America.

1987 The soundtrack album 'La Bamba' featuring Los Lobos started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart.

1987 Morrissey left The Smiths for a solo career.

1988 Pogues singer Shane Macgowan was admitted to a Dublin hospital suffering from nervous exhaustion.

1990 Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie from Fleetwood Mac announced they were leaving the band at the end of their current tour.

1990 The Blue Nile kicked off a ten date UK tour at The Assembly Rooms Derby promoting their new single 'Headlights On The Parade', support was from Rickie Lee Jones.

1992 Mike Oldfield started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK chart with 'Tubular Bells II'.

1995 Janet Jackson's "Runaway" made history by becoming the first single by a woman to make its debut in the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100.

1996 Oasis canceled their U.S. tour citing "internal differences" as the cause.

1996 Prince released the single entitled "The Hate Experience."

1998 A concert by Shania Twain was televised live on DirecTV. It was the first time direct broadcast had been used for a country star.

1998 Vince Gill made his 100th appearance on the Grand Ole Opry.

1998 All Saints scored their third UK No.1 single with 'Bootie Call'.

1999 The Vengaboys went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'We're Going To Ibiza!'

2000 Christina Aguilera released her first Spanish album, Mi Reflejo which contained Spanish versions of songs from her English debut as well as new Spanish tracks.

2000 The family of Jimi Hendrix released 56 rare tracks in a 4-CD boxed set, "The Jimi Hendrix Experience."

2001 The Bands Garth Hudson filed for bankruptcy for the third time.

2002 The house that Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) lived in as a child, from 11-15, was sold on eBay for $210,000. The house had been valued at $52,660 in 2000.

2002 John Houston Entertainment LLC filed a $100 million lawsuit against Whitney Houston for breach of contract.

2004 Natasha Bedingfield went to No.1 on the UK album chart with her debut release 'Unwritten.'

2004 Former Westlife member Brian McFadden scored his first solo UK No.1 single with 'Real To Me.'

2004 Tim McGraw went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Live Like You Were Dying.'

2006 Britney Spears gave birth to a second baby boy at a hospital in Los Angeles.

2006 Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay was arrested and cautioned for common assault following an altercation with a photographer after an incident outside a London nightclub.

2007 The surviving members of Led Zeppelin announced they would reform for a star-studded tribute concert in London. Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones would play at a show to remember the late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. The place of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, who died in 1980, would be taken by his son Jason. The one-off concert, the trio's first performance for 19 years, would take place at the O2 arena in London on 26th November with tickets costing Ł125. All profits from the show would go towards scholarships in Ertegun's name in UK, the USA and Turkey, the country of his birth.
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