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Births
1949 David Coverdale, vocals, Whitesnake, (1987 US No.1 & UK No.9 single 'Here I Go Again'). Deep Purple.

1952 Mark Panker, Guitar, American Music Club, (1993 album 'Mercury').

1953 Richard Fairbrass, singer, Right Said Fred, (1991 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'I'm Too Sexy', 1993 UK No.1 album 'Up').

1956 Debby Boone, US singer. Daughter of 50's singer Pat Boone. Ten weeks at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You Light Up My Life', in 1977. The longest stay at the top of the charts since Guy Mitchell's 'Singing The Blues. A No.48 in the UK.

1957 Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, (1995 UK No.11 single with Kylie Minogue, 'Where The Wild Roses Grow', 1996 UK No.36 single with PJ Harvey 'Henry Lee'). Birthday Party.

1957 Peter Jones, Public Image Ltd, (1983 UK No.5 single 'This Is Not A Love Song').

1958 Nelson, New Model Army, (1985 UK No.28 single 'No Rest').

1960 Joan Jett, The Runaways, (1982 US No.1 & UK No.4 single with the Blackhearts, 'I Love Rock 'n' Roll').

1965 Adam Cairns, guitar, vocals, Therapy' (1993 UK No.9 single 'Screamager').

1975 Mystikal, (Michael Tyler), US rapper, (2001 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Stutter').

1982 Billie, UK singer, actress, (1998 UK No.1 single 'Because We Want To'). Once married to former Radio 1, Virgin radio DJ and TV presenter Chris Evans.


Deaths
1981 Composer Harry Warren died aged 88. Wrote over 400 songs including 'I Only Have Eyes For You', which was a hit for The Flamingos and Art Garfunkel.

1989 Irving Berlin died at the age of 101.


Events
1937 Red Norvo and his orchestra recorded the "Russian Lullaby."

1943 Kate Smith finished her War Bond radio appeal. She had stayed on the air 13 continuous hours and collected $39 million in bond pledges.

1958 Connie Francis was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with, 'Carolina Moon, Stupid Cupid', the singers second UK No.1.

1962 Bob Dylan made his first appearance at Carnegie Hall.

1962 Johnny Cash played the first of two nights at The White Horse Academy, Trenton, New Jersey.

1962 The Springfields (Dusty Springfield her brother Tom and their friend, Tim Field) had 'Silver Threads and Golden Needles,' enter the US Top 20 and became the first British vocal group to chart that high in America.

1964 Herman's Hermits were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I'm Into Something Good', the groups only UK No.1.

1964 "Fiddler on the Roof" opened on Broadway. It was the beginning of a run of 3,242 performances.

1965 Great Society, with Grace Slick, made its stage debut in North Beach, CA.

1965 The Supremes made the studio recording of "I Hear a Symphony."

1965 The Who began a short tour in Scandinavia. Roger Daltry punched Keith Moon.

1965 San Francisco band The Great Society, featuring Grace Slick made their live debut at The Coffee Gallery North Beach California.

1966 Jim Reeves was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Distant Drums'. The singers only UK No.1 of 20 UK Top 40 hits.

1966 "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby?" was released by the Rolling Stones.

1967 The Beatles appeared on the cover of Time Magazine.

1969 A new weekly TV show 'The Music Scene' aired on ABC in the US for the first time. Stevie Wonder Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Tom Jones, Cass Elliot, James Brown, Janis Joplin and Sly and the Family Stone were all booked to appear on the show.

1972 David Bowie began his first U.S. tour with the Spiders from Mars.

1973 Wizzard were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Angel Fingers' their second UK No.1 single.

1973 The Rolling Stones scored their eighth UK No.1 album when 'Goats Head Soup' started a two-week run at the top of the charts. Also a US No.1.

1974 'The Sonny Bono Comedy Revue' was shown for the first time on ABC-TV.

1979 Gary Numan had his second and final UK No.1 single with 'Cars'. Also on this day Gary Numan went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The Pleasure Principle.'

1979 Jackson Browne, Chaka Khan, Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt and Tom Petty, appeared at Madison Square Garden, New York for two anti-nuclear benefit shows.

1979 Def Leppard had their first major live review when UK music weekly Melody Maker reviewed a gig the band had played in Wolverhampton. With a 15 year-old drummer the band had just released their debut 3-track single.

1980 Geffen Records was formed.

1980 John Lennon signed with Geffen Records.

1983 During a UK comeback tour the Everly Brothers appeared at the Royal Albert Hall in London. In the audience: Paul, Linda, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton and Mickey Dolenz.

1984 Appearing at the first York Rock Festival, York, England, Echo And The Bunnymen, Spear Of Destiny, The Sisters Of Mercy, The Redskins and The Chameleons.

1984 Former lead singer of the Babies, John Waite went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Missing You'.

1985 The first Farm-Aid concert was held in Champaign, IL. The show raised $10 million for U.S. farmers.

1986 The Smiths signed to EMI Records for Ł1 million.

1989 Bruce Springsteen joins Jimmy Cliff onstage and they sang "Trapped." The song was recorded by Springsteen for the "We Are The World" album.

1990 Garth Brooks album 'No Fences' entered the US album chart. It went on to become the biggest selling country album of all time and sold over 13m copies in the first five years of release.

1990 Nirvana played their biggest gig to date when they appeared at the Motor Sports International Garage in Seattle. Drummer Dave Grohl who would audition for the band in a few days time was in the audience of 15,000 people.

1991 Bryan Adams made chart history when '(Everything I Do) I Do It For You', had its twelfth consecutive week as the UK No.1 single.

1992 Def Leppard were forced to cancel two US shows after their sound-equipment truck was found abandoned, after one of the bands driver's had attempted to rob a store. The driver was later charged of possessing drugs and criminal damage.

1992 "MTV Unplugged" renamed one episode "MTV Plugged" when Bruce Springsteen played an electric set on the show.

1995 Time Warner and Turner Broadcasting System announced their agreement to a $7.5 million merger.

1995 Julian Cope kicked off a 12- date UK tour at Cardiff University.

1998 Sean Yseult confirmed that White Zombie was going to break up.

1998 The album "Psycho-Circus" by KISS was released.

1999 Diana Ross was arrested on Concorde after an incident at Heathrow Airport. The singer claimed that a female security guard had touched her breasts when being frisked; Ross retaliated by rubbing her hands down the security guard.

1999 Screaming Lord Sutch's Official Monster Raving Loony Party honoured his memory with a two-minute scream at a pub in Ashburton, Devon.

2001 'A Tribute to Heroes' was aired commercial-free on most of the major US TV networks. The live program was organised to raise money following the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and New York's World Trade Center. Neil Young, Tom Petty, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, U2, Limp Bizkit, Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam all performed. Manning the telephones to take pledges were celebrities including Jack Nicholson, Jim Carrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Goldie Hawn, Robin Williams, Meg Ryan, Cuba Gooding Jr., Kurt Russell, Adam Sandler and many more.

2001 A jury dismissed claims against Cher brought by an accountant who said that he lost his job and was harassed for alleging that there were labor violations during the construction of her Malibu mansion.

2002 Paul Weller went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Illumination', his ninth UK Top 20 solo album.

2004 Britney Spears admitted she had not married Kevin Federline, saying she had not yet sent off their marriage licence and until they did, they were not married in the eyes of Californian law.

2005 Jimmy Page was made an honorary citizen of Brazilian city Rio de Janeiro for his work helping its street children. The Led Zeppelin guitarist had opened Casa Jimmy (Jimmy's House) in 1998 which had so far supported more than 300 children.

2007 The Game was given a conditional discharge at Manhattan's Criminal Court after being charged with impersonating a police officer. Police said the star told a cab driver he was an undercover officer, ordering him to run several red lights. The rapper (real name Jayceon Taylor), claimed the cab driver noticed they were being followed and asked who was in the car, He said he told the driver they were the hip-hop police, and the driver decided on his own to run the red lights.

2007 Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher become a father for a second time after his partner Sara MacDonald gave birth to a baby boy, Donovan Rory MacDonald Gallagher.

2007 Britney Spears was charged with hit-and-run and driving without a valid licence after she was accused of hitting a parked car and driving away from a Los Angeles car park on 6 August. The owner of the car filed an accident report on 9 August at the North Hollywood Community Police Station. The city attorney's office did not know whether Ms Spears' car had been damaged, nor did he know the extent of damage to the other car.
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