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Births
1923 Jimmy Young, UK singer, BBC radio DJ until 2003. 1955 UK No.1 single 'Unchained Melody' plus ten other UK Top 40 hit singles.

1934 Leonard Cohen, Canadian singer, songwriter, poet, (1968 UK No.13 & US No. 83 album 'Songs Of Leonard Cohen').

1943 Dickey Lee, US rockabilly artist, (1962 US No.6 single 'Patches').

1947 Don Felder, guitar, vocals, The Eagles, (1977 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Hotel California', plus 5 US No.1 albums. 'Greatest Hits 1971-1975' is the second biggest selling album in the world with sales over 30m).

1954 Phil Taylor, Motorhead, (1980 UK No.15 single 'Ace Of Spades').

1959 Corinne Drewery, singer, Swing Out Sister, (1986 UK No.4 single 'Breakout').

1967 Faith Hill, singer, (1993 US country No.1 'Wild One', 1998 UK No. 13 single 'This Kiss'.

1967 Timmy T, US singer, (1991 US No.1 single 'One More Try', not a hit in the UK).

1967 Tyler Stewart, drums, Barenaked Ladies, (1998 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'One Week').

1968 Jon Brooks, drums, The Charlatans, (1990 UK No.9 single 'The Only One I Know', 1996 UK No.3 single 'One To Another', plus 3 UK No.1 albums).

1968 Trugoy, (David Jude), De La Soul, (1990 UK No.7 single 'The Magic Number').

1972 David Silveria, drums, Korn, (1998 UK No.23 single 'Got The Life', 1998 US No.1 album 'Follow The Leader').

1972 Liam Gallagher, vocals, Oasis, (first single 1994 UK No.31 'Supersonic', 1996 UK No.1 single 'Don't Look Back In Anger', 1994 UK No.1 album 'Definitely Maybe' fastest selling UK debut album ever).

1973 Jimmy Constable, 911, (1998 UK No.2 single 'More Than a Woman')

1977 Sam Rivers, Limp Bizkit, (2001 UK No.1 single 'Rollin' & US & UK No.1 album 'Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavoured Water').


Deaths
1987, Jaco Pastorius bass player from Weather Report died from injuries sustained in a fight. Pastorius was trying to enter a club he'd been banned from; the club manager was arrested for assault.


Events
1961 21 year-old singer, songwriter, Bob Dylan recorded his debut album in one day. The studio bill was $400.

1961 The Beatles played a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. In the evening they appeared at Litherland Town Hall in Liverpool.

1963 Bobby Vinton started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Blue Velvet'. The single became a hit in the UK 27 years later when it reached No.2.

1968 "All Along the Watchtower" was released by Jimi Hendrix.

1968 Deep Purple made No.4 on the US singles chart with their debut single 'Hush', also a hit for Kula Shaker in 1997.

1968 Jeannie C Riley went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Harper Valley PTA'. Jeannie won a Grammy for the best female country singer of 68.

1968 Madame Tussaud's Waxworks in London gave The Beatles their fifth image change of clothes and hair in four years.

1969 Appearing at London's Empire Pool Caribbean Music Festival, Jimmy Cliff, Johnny Nash, Desmond Dekker and Jackie Edwards.

1970 Freda Payne was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Band Of Gold', the singers only UK No.1.

1971 The first edition of the new BBC TV music show 'The Old Grey Whistle Test' was aired. Presented by Bob Harris, the show included; film clips of Jimi Hendrix from Monterey Festival playing 'Wild Thing', Bob Dylan playing 'Maggies Farm', plus America and Lesley Duncan 'live' in the studio.

1974 BTO released "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet."

1974 Jeff "Skunk" Baxter joined the Doobie Brothers.

1974 Barry White went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Baby', the singers first and only US solo chart topper. It made No.8 in the UK.

1974 Carl Douglas was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Kung Fu Fighting' also a US No.1.

1976 The 20th album by the Bee Gees, "Children of the World," was released.

1979 Siouxsie and the Banshees kicked off an 18 date UK tour at Manchester's Apollo Theatre with special guest's The Cure.

1980 Bob Marley collapsed while jogging in New York's Central Park. After hospital tests he was diagnosed as having cancer.

1980 The Michael Schenker group made their UK debut at Bristol's Colston Hall.

1980 Elton John signed a long-term exclusive contract with Geffen Records.

1981 Adam And The Ants were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their second No.1 'Prince Charming'.

1983 Jo Boxers kicked off a 28-date UK tour at St Albans City Hall.

1984 "Tonight" was released by David Bowie.

1985 Madonna scored her first UK No.1 album with 'Like A Virgin', ten months after its release. The album spent a total 152 weeks on the UK chart.

1985 With the help Of heavy MTV exposure 'Money For Nothing' gave Dire Straits their first US No.1 single.

1986 The National Inquirer Magazine featured a picture of Michael Jackson in an oxygen chamber with a story claiming that Jackson had a bizarre plan to live until he was 150 years old.

1989 The Bangles broke up. They reformed in 2000.

1989 U2 played the first of three nights at Perth Entertainment Center in Australia during their Lovetown world tour.

1991 Color Me Bad scored their first US No.1 single with 'I Adore Mi Amor', a No.44 hit in the UK.

1991 Dire Straits scored their fourth UK No.1 album with 'On Every Street'.

1991 Status Quo put themselves in the Guinness Book Of Records by appearing four venues in one day, Sheffield, Glasgow, Birmingham and London, performing all four in a 12-hour period.

1992 'Yes Please' by The Happy Mondays, became the last release on Manchester label Factory records.

1992 Parlophone Records released 'Creep' by Radiohead, the single didn't chart but featured in the majority of critics lists at the end of the year.

1993 Nirvana's album, "In Utero" was released.

1996 Hank Williams III, at 23 years old, made his Grand Ole Opry debut.

1996 R.E.M. went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'New Adventures In Hi-Fi'.

1996 The Fugees scored their second UK No.1 single with 'Ready Or Not'.

1999 HBO's live music show, "Reverb," debuted with performances by Alanis Morissette and Everlast.

2001 "America: A Tribute to Heroes" was shown on 35 seperate broadcast and cable networks simultaneously. The telethon raised $150 million in pledges to benefit families of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001. The pledges were made from September 21 through September 24, 2001.

2002 Paul McCartney kicked off the second leg of his 22 date 'Driving USA' North American tour at The Bradley Center, Milwaukee.

2003 In San Francisco, CA, Duran Duran played a concert in Golden Gate Park.

2003 Hilary Duff was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Metamorphosis.' The Black Eyed Peas had the UK No.1 single with 'Where Is The Love.'

2007 Snoop Dogg was sentenced to three years probation and 160 hours of community service after pleading guilty to carrying a collapsible baton. The rapper was arrested in September 2006 after the baton was found in his bag at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California. In April 2007 he was given five years probation and 800 hours community service after pleading no contest to gun and drug charges in a Californian court.
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