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Births
1930 Ray Charles, singer songwriter, (1962 UK & US No.1 single 'I Can't Stop Loving You' plus over 30 US Top 40 singles, 2005 US No.1 album 'Genius Loves Company'). Charles died on 10th June 2004 aged 73.

1939 Roy Buchanan, US guitarist, first worked with Dale Hawkins

1943 John Banks, The Merseybeats, (1964 UK No.5 single 'I Think Of You').

1943 Julio Iglesias, Spanish singer, (1981 UK No.1 single 'Begin The Beguine'. Iglesias has sold over 100m albums).

1943 Steve Boone, The Lovin Spoonful, (1966 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Summer In The City').

1943 Toni Basil, US singer actress and dancer, (1982 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Mickey'). Basil worked as David Bowie's choreographer on his Diamond Dogs tour in 1974 and on his Glass Spider tour of 1987.

1943 Walter and Wallace Scott, The Whispers, (1980 UK No.2 & US No.19 single 'And The Beat Goes On').

1949 Bruce Springsteen, US singer, songwriter, 'The Boss', (1985 US No.2 & UK No.4 single 'Dancing In The Dark', 1994 UK No.2 single 'Streets of Philadelphia', plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles, 1975 album 'Born To Run' plus 6 US No.1 albums).

1979 Erik-Michael Estrada, O-Town, winners of US TV show 'Making The Band', (2001 US No. 3 single 'All Or Nothing'.

1985 Diana Oritz, Dream, (2001 US No.3 & UK No.17 single.


Deaths
1974 Robbie McIntosh (Average White Band) died of a heroin overdose at the age of 24.


Events
1923 "720 in the Books" was recorded by Jan Savitt and his Orchestra.

1956 Mickey Dolenz began his television career in NBC's "Circus Boy" series. He later became a member of the Monkees.

1957 The Crickets went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'That'll Be The Day.'

1961 The Shadows debut album 'Shadows' started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK charts.

1965 The Walker Brothers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Make It Easy On Yourself'. The trio's first of two UK No.1's.

1966 The 'Rolling Stones 66' 12 date UK tour kicked of Royal Albert Hall London. Supported by The Yardbirds, Ike and Tina Turner and Peter Jay and the New Jaywalkers.

1966 The Rolling Stones released the song "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby."

1967 "People Are Strange" was released by the Doors.

1967 Making their UK live debut, The Mothers Of Invention appeared at the Royal Albert Hall London.

1967 The Box Tops started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The Letter', a No.5 hit in the UK.

1968 Working on new songs for their forthcoming 'White Album', The Beatles recorded a new John Lennon song 'Happiness Is A Warm Gun In Your Hand', (working title of 'Happiness Is A Warm Gun'). The title came from the cover of a gun magazine that producer George Martin showed Lennon.

1969 It was reported by "The London Daily Mirror" that Paul McCartney was dead. It was the first time the rumor was printed.

1970 Mick Jagger met Bianca Macias for the first time after a Stones concert at the Paris Olympia. The couple later married.

1971 Led Zeppelin played the first of two nights at The Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan.

1972 Mac Davis started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me', it made No.29 in the UK.

1972 Mott The Hoople released "All The Young Dudes."

1978 10CC had their third and final UK No.1 single with 'Dreadlock Holiday.'

1980 Foreigner released their second album "Double Vision."

1980 Philip Anglim was replaced by David Bowie in the play "The Elephant Man" in New York City, NY.

1982 Roxy Music played the first of 2 nights at London's Wembley Arena.

1986 An anti-crack rally was headlined by James Brown, Freddie Jackson, and Melba Moore at New York's Plaza Hotel.

1989 Milli Vanilli started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Girl I'm Gonna Miss You', the duo's second US No.1 a No.2 hit in the UK. Also today the duo went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Girl You Know It's True'.

1989 The Eurythmics scored their second UK No.1 album with 'We Too Are One.'

1990 Appearing at Sheffield City Hall, England, Soul II Soul.

1991 Izzy Stradlin left Guns N' Roses. Gilby Clarke replaced him.

1995 Shaggy scored his second No.1 UK single when 'Boombastic' went to the top of the charts for one week.

1996 In Sweden, Agnetha Faltskog (Abba) published her autobiography "As I Am."

1997 MCA Records reissued Average White Band's label debut "Show Your Hand" as part of the band's 25th anniversary.

1997 Elton John's single "Candle in the Wind" was released in the U.S.

1997 The album "Falling Into Infinity" was released by Dream Theater.

1997 Elektra Entertainment released "The Next Voice You Hear: The Best of Jackson Browne."

1997 The Rolling Stones began their "Bridges to Babylon" tour in Chicago, IL.

1998 The first Lilith Fair concert outside North America took place at London's Royal Albert Hall.

1999 Shirley Manson (Garbage) unveiled her own line of lip gloss.

1999 Coolio appeared on TV's "Judge Joe" to settle a financial dispute with his backing band the Wyld Bunch. The judge ruled the band was due $4,000 in unpaid earnings.

2000 As part of their UK 'Under A Big Top Tour', Radiohead played the first of three sold nights at London's Tower Hamlets, Victoria Park.

2001 Jay-Z started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Blueprint'.

2001 Kylie Minogue started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head.' The song was co-written by former Mud guitarist Rob Davis.

2001 Macy Gray went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The id'.

2002 Musical winners at this years Oscars included, Sting who won Best Musical Performance for 'Sting In Tuscany...All This Time' and the Best Reality TV Show went to The Osbournes.

2004 Slipknot's Corey Taylor issued a statement denying he was dead. Rumours started after a shock jock in Des Moines broadcast the announcement that the singer had died of a drug overdose, which then became a fatal car crash.

2004 A bodyguard for rapper Lil' Kim was sentenced to 12 years in prison after admitting firing at least 20 times in a shoot-out with a rival gang. The judge sentencing Suif Jackson, said society needed protection from a gun-toting man with five convictions. The shooting took place when the entourages of Lil' Kim and Capone-N-Noreaga crossed at a New York radio station.

2006 Neil Young was named artist of the year at the Americana Honors and Awards at the fifth annual event in Nashville, Tennessee. The 60-year-old singer-songwriter released the protest album Living With War this year

2006 Beyonce was at No.1 on the US album chart with her second solo album 'B'Day.'

2007 James Blunt scored his second UK No.1 album with 'All The Lost Souls.'
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