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Births
1939 Dave Quincy, Manfred Mann, (1964 UK & US No.1 single 'Do Wah Diddy Diddy').

1941 David Clayton-Thomas, Blood Sweat & Tears, (1969 US No.2 single 'Spinning Wheel', 1969 US No.12 & UK No.35 single 'You've Made Me So Very Happy').

1943 Ray Elliot, Them, (1965 UK No.2 single 'Here Comes The Night').

1944 Peter Cetera, singer, Chicago (1976 US & UK No.1 single 'If You Leave Me Now'), solo (1986 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Glory Of Love').

1952 Don Was, Producer, Was Not Was, (1992 UK No.4 single 'Shake Your Head').

1952 Randy Jones, The Village People, (1978 US No.2 & 1979 UK No.1 single 'YMCA').

1954 Dan Hegarty, The Darts, (1978 UK No.2 single 'Boy From New York City').

1954 Steven John Kilbey, lead singer-songwriter and bass guitarist with Australian band The Church.

1963 Dave Mustaine, Metallica, (1990 UK No.13 single 'No More Mr Nice Guy'), Megadeth.

1967 Stephen Perkins, Jane's Addiction, (1991 UK No.34 single 'Been Caught Stealing') & Porno For Pyros.

1975 Joe Rooney, guitarist, Rascal Flatts, (2004 US country No.2 single 'I Melt', 2006 US No.1 album 'Me And My Gang').

1977 Fiona Apple, US singer, songwriter, (1996 album 'Tidal').

1983 James Bourne, Busted (2003 UK No.1 single 'You Said No').

1985 Brent Kutzle, bass guitar and cello with OneRepublic.


Deaths
1996 Tupac Shakur died six days after being shot four times in a drive-by shooting.

1997 American singer Jimmy Witherspoon died. 1949, single, 'Ain't Nobody's Business,' reached No. 1 on the R&B charts.


Events
1954 Judy Garland was on the cover of "Life" magazine.

1955 Little Richard recorded the song 'Tutti Frutti', for the Speciality record label in Los Angeles.

1958 Cliff Richard made his British TV debut on Jack good's 'Oh Boy', performing 'Move It'.

1960 The Federal Communications act in the USA was amended to outlaw payments of cash or gifts in exchange for airplay of records.

1962 Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'She's Not You'. His 12th UK No.1

1963 Graham Nash fell out of The Hollies van after a gig in Scotland. Nash checked to see if the door was locked, it wasn't and he fell out as it travelled at 40 m.p.h.

1964 During a UK tour two dozen rugby players were hired as 'a human crash barrier' at a Rolling Stones gig at the Liverpool Empire. The 'human chain' disappeared under a wave of 5,000 fans as the Stones took to the stage.

1965 The song "Yesterday/Act Naturally" was released by the Beatles.

1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band made their live debut at the Rock 'n' Roll Revival Concert. Eric Clapton was on guitar.

1969 The Toronto Rock 'n' Roll Revival Festival took place.

1969 The first day of the 3 day Rugby Bag Blues Festival in Warwickshire, England with Pink Floyd, The Nice, Taste, Free, Third Ear Band, Ralph McTell, Roy Harper, King Crimson, The Strawbs, Edgar Broughton, Spirit of John Morganand John Martyn, tickets from 12/6.

1971 During a North American tour Led Zeppelin appeared at Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley.

1974 Stevie Wonder started his first tour since his near-fatal car accident.

1975 The Isley Brothers went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Heat Is On'.

1979 Abba began their first North American tour in Edmonton, Alberta.

1980 Gary Numan went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Telekon', his third No.1 LP.

1980 Jackson Browne scored his only US No.1 album with 'Hold Out'.

1980 Kelly Marie was at No.1 in the UK with the single 'Feels Like I'm In Love'. Ray Dorset wrote the song from Mungo Jerry.

1982 RCA Records announced that David Bowie had left for the South Seas where the filming of "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" was to begin.

1983 "Sports" by Huey Lewis and the News was released.

1983 Big Country kicked off a 13-date UK tour at Bristol's Colston Hall.

1984 U2 played the first of five nights at the Sports And Entertainment in Melbourne, Australia during their Unforgettable Fire World tour.

1985 Sting began his first solo tour in San Diego. The tour was to support the album "Dream Of The Blue Turtles."

1986 Berlin went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Take My Breath Away'. On the B side, The Righteous Brothers 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', both songs were featured in the film 'Top Gun'.

1986 The Communards were at No.1 on the UK with the singles chart with 'Don't Leave Me This Way'.

1989 Bruce Springsteen recorded "Viva Las Vegas" for "The Last Temptation of Elvis."

1989 Sting made his stage debut at the Threepenny Opera in Washington, DC.

1991 Alice Cooper sold his new album "Hey Stoopid" in New York's Times Square for 99 cents.

1991 Geffen Records threw a party to launch Nirvana's single 'Smells Like Teen Spirit.' The band ended up being thrown out of their own party after starting a food fight.

1996 CMT (Country Music Television) was allowed to resume broadcasting in Canada. The network had been taken off the air over a broadcasting rights dispute.

1996 Both Noel and Liam Gallagher arrived back in the UK on separate flights from the US amid rumours that Oasis were splitting. A statement from the record company said there would be no live gigs but the band would continue to record.

1996 Appearing at a concert in Aid Of Childline at Wembley Arena London, Bjork, Cast, Ocean Colour Scene, Sleeper, Kula Shaker and Terrorvision.

1997 Mariah Carey started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Honey', her 12th US No.1 and third single to debut at No.1. It was a No.3 hit in the UK.

1997 The Verve scored their first UK No.1 single with 'The Drugs Don't Work'.

1998 Lauryn Hill started a five week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.'

1998 Mel B (Spice Girls) and Jimmy Gulzarof were married.

1999 Marcelo Rodriguez, a Beverly Hills police officer, filed a multi-million dollar slander lawsuit against George Michael. The suit alleged that the singer had committed slander in the song and video for "Outside." Rodriguez had arrested Michael on charges of lewd behavior in a public park on April 7, 1998.

2000 Elton John threw a tantrum when he was set to appear at a sell-out show at the Estoril Casino near Lisbon. Elton was unhappy after the audience were slow in leaving a VIP dinner before the concert, Elton left the building and flew home on his private jet without playing a note.

2003 US stores Wal-Mart were refusing to stock 'Permission To Land' the Number 1 album by UK rock group The Darkness because the sleeve featured a woman's bottom.

2003 Michael Jackson held a charity party for 500 guests at his Neverland ranch in Santa Ynes Santa Barbara County, with tickets costing $5000.

2005 the home where Jimi Hendrix grew up in Seattle was saved from demolition after a new location was agreed at the last minute. The James Marshall Hendrix Foundation and the City of Seattle agreed to renovate the building into a community centre opposite the cemetery where the guitarist was buried in 1970.

2005 The *** Pistols were among new names added to a celebrity Walk of Fame in Covent Garden London. Other musical celebrities to immortalised on the Avenue of the Stars include Bob Geldof, Tom Jones, Gracie Fields and Bob Hope.
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