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Births
1945 Sweet Pea Atkinson, Was Not Was, (1992 UK No.4 single 'Shake Your Head').

1946 Michael Oldroyd, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, (1978 UK No.6 single Davy's On The Road Again').

1949 Chuck and John Panozzo, bass and drums, Styx. John Panozzo died on 16th July 1996. (1979 US No.1 & 1980 UK No.6 single 'Babe').

1959 Alannah Currie Vocals, sax, The Thompson Twins, (1984 UK No.2 single 'You Take Me Up', 1984 US No.3 single 'Hold Me Now').

1960 David Hemmingway, The Housemartins, (1986 UK No.1 single 'Caravan Of Love'), The Beautiful South (1990 UK No.1 single 'A Little Time' plus over fifteen other UK Top 40 singles).

1960 Robert Wiggins, Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five. (1982 UK No.8 single 'The Message'). Died of a heart attack 8th September 1989.

1966 Nuno Bettencourt, Extreme, (1991 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'More Than Words').

1967 Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, twin sons of 60's singer Ricky Nelson, (1990 US No.1 & UK No.54 single, 'Can't Live Without Your Love and Affection).

1968 Ben Shepherd, Soundgarden, (1994 UK No.12 single 'Black Hole Sun').

1979 Rick Woolstenhulme, Lifehouse, (2001 US No.10 & UK No.25 single 'Hanging By A Moment').

1981 Keith Semple, One True Voice, (2002 UK No.2 single 'Sacred Trust/After You're Gone').


Deaths
1973 Jim Croce was killed in a plane crash on his way to Sherman, TX, for a concert. Maury Muehleisen and four others were also killed.

2002 Nils Stevenson former manager of Siouxsie and the Banshees and the *** Pistols tour manager died aged 49.


Events
1948 The Four Freshman got their first gig in Fort Wayne, IN.

1964 After a charity show that finished their U.S. tour, the Beatles appeared on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

1966 George Harrison went to India for his first visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

1969 Associated TV bought control of the Beatles' music publishing company, Northern Songs, for a million pounds.

1969 Based on the comic-book TV series Archie and his friends The Archie's started a four-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart. It became the longest running one hit wonder in the UK after spending eight weeks at the top of the charts.

1969 Blind Faith started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK chart with their self-titled debut album. The only release from the Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker & Rick Grech line-up also reached No.1 in the US. The only UK gig was in Hyde Park, London on 7th Jun 1969.

1969 UK music paper Melody Maker readers poll results were published. Winners included Eric Clapton who won best musician, Bob Dylan best male singer and best album for 'Nashville Skyline'. Best group went to The Beatles, Best single went to Simon and Garfunkel for 'The Boxer' and Janis Joplin won Best female singer.

1970 The Rolling Stones live album 'Get Your Ya-Yas Out' started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK chart. Recorded at New York's Madison Sq Gardens on 27th & 28th Nov 1969, featuring 'Jumpin Jack Flash', 'Honky Tonk Woman' and 'Midnight Rambler'.

1970 Jim Morrison was found guilty, in Miami, FL, of indecent exposure and profanity. He was acquitted on charges of "lewd and lascivious" behavior. The charges were related to a performance by the Doors.

1971 Peter Frampton quit Humble Pie to follow a solo career.

1972 Police found cannabis growing on the farm of Paul and Linda McCartney.

1973 The Roxy Theater opened in Los Angeles, CA. The opening acts were Elton John, Carole King and Jackson Browne.

1975 The Bay City Rollers appeared live on the premiere of the Howard Cosell's Saturday Night show on ABC-TV. It was their U.S. debut.

1975 The single "Born to Run" was released by Bruce Springsteen.

1975 'Fame' gave David Bowie his first No.1 in the US, the song was co-written with John Lennon.

1975 Janis Ian went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Between The Lines'.

1976 The Captain & Tennille show premiered on ABC-TV.

1976 The first of the two night 100 Club Punk Festival, Oxford St, London, featuring The *** Pistols, The Clash, Sub Way Sect, Suzie (spelling on the poster), And The Banshees, The Buzzcocks, Vibrators and Stinky Toys. Admission L1.50.

1980 1980, Kate Bush scored her first UK No.1 album with 'Never For Ever.'

1980 Queen started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Game', the groups' only US No.1 album.

1983 The ARMS Benefit concert was held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The concert was to raise money for research of Multiple Sclerosis.

1986 Huey Lewis and the News started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Stuck With You', a No.12 hit in the UK.

1993 The Charlatans keyboard player Rob Collins was sentenced to eight months imprisonment for his part in a robbery on a shop.

1994 The Dave Matthews Band released 'Under the Table and Dreaming', the album featured their first commercial hits 'What Would You Say,' 'Satellite,' and 'Ants Marching.' The album was dedicated to Matthews' older sister Anne, who was killed by her husband in 1994 in a murder-suicide.

1995 The Daily Mirror ran a front page story 'ban this sick stunt' referring to the new single from Pulp 'Sorted For E's & Wizz.' The artwork showed how to fold a 'speed' wrap, the sleeve was changed, the single entered the UK chart at No.8.

1995 Natalie Merchant started her first solo tour after leaving the 10,000 Maniacs. She was supporting her first solo album "Tigerlily."

1997 Elton John started a six week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Something About The Way You Look Tonight', and 'Candle In The Wind 1997.' It went on to become the biggest selling single of all time.

1997 Pearl Jam's 'Jeremy' video was cited as one of the reasons American teenager Barry Loukaitis had snapped into a violent rage that left three people dead. Defence attorneys took the unprecedented step of playing the video in a Washington court.

1998 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum paid tribute to Robert Johnson with eight days of activities. Johnson only recorded 29 songs before dying in August of 1938.

2003 Nelly Furtado gave birth to a daughter, Nevis, at a hospital in Toronto, Canada.

2005 Canadian JD Fortune, beat two other finalists to become the new lead singer with INXS after a worldwide search to replace the late Michael Hutchence. INXS held auditions in six continents as part of a reality TV series.

2007 Stereophonics singer Kelly Jones was admitted to hospital when he was injured during an altercation with a member of a club's security team. The band had gone to a west London club after appearing at the Vodafone Live Music Awards.
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