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Births
1931 Anthony Newley, UK singer, actor, (1960 UK No.1 single 'Why'). Newley died on 14th April 1999.

1933 Mel Taylor, drums, The Ventures, (1960 US No.2 & UK No.8 single 'Walk Don't Run.' Taylor died of lung cancer on 11th August 1996.

1940 Barbara Allbut, The Angels, (1963 US No.1 & UK No.50 single 'My Boyfriends Back').

1942 Gerry Marsden, Gerry and the Pacemakers, (1963 UK No.1 single 'You'll Never Walk Alone' 1965 US No.6 single 'Ferry Across The Mersey').

1942 Linda McCartney, (Linda Eastman). Wife of Paul, photographer, animal rights campaigner, launched her own brand of vegetarian food. Played keyboards with Wings and solo McCartney records. 1971 Paul and Linda McCartney UK No.1 album 'Ram'. She died of breast cancer on 17th April 1998.

1946 Carson Osten, Nazz, Utopia with Todd Rundgren.

1946 Jerry Donahue, UK folk group, Fairport Convention, (1969 UK No.21 single 'Si Tu Dois Partir').

1946 Kjell Asperud, Titanic, (1971 UK No.5 single 'Sultana').

1971 Marty Cintron III, No Mercy, (1997 UK No.2 single 'Where Do You Go').

1971 Peter Salisbury, drums, The Verve, (1997 UK No.1 single 'The Drugs Don't Work').


Deaths
2003 Singer-songwriter Matthew Jay died aged 24 after falling from a seventh-storey window in London. Released the 2001 album 'Draw' and toured with The Doves, Stereophonics, Dido and Starsailor.


Events
1940 "Flinging a Wing-Ding" was recorded by Bob Chester.

1942 Glenn Miller ended his broadcasts for Chesterfield Cigarettes so he could go to World War II.

1955 Judy Garland made her TV debut on the "Ford Star Jubilee" on CBS.

1957 "Mister Rock and Roll" debuted at the Paramount in New York City, NY.

1961 John Leyton was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Johnny Remember Me. ' The UK singers only UK No.1.

1965 The Rolling Stones kicked of a 24-date UK tour at The Astoria, London with The Spencer Davis Group supporting. Tickets 12/6.

1966 Jimi Hendrix arrived in London with manager Chas chandler on a flight from New York City. With only the clothes he was wearing, Hendrix had sold his other belongings to pay a hotel bill in New York.

1966 The Association started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Cherish'. Not a hit in the UK.

1967 Traffic made their live debut when they appeared at Saville Theatre in London, featuring Steve Winwood.

1968 The Vogues receive a gold record for "Turn Around Look at Me."

1975 Rod Stewart had the UK No.1 single with 'Sailing'.

1977 "The Love Boat" debuted on ABC-TV. The theme song was sung by Jack Jones and was written by Paul Williams and Charles Fox.

1977 The first Elvis Presley convention took place in Memphis, TN.

1977 "Come Sail Away" was released by Styx.

1980 The Son Of Stiff Tour, featuring acts signed to Stiff Records, kicked off in London with Tenpole Tudor, Any Trouble, Joe King Carrasco, The Equators and Dirty Looks.

1980 The mixing of the forthcoming John and Yoko album Double Fantasy moved from the Hit Factory in New York City to Record Plant East. During this session, John Lennon gave one of last ever interviews to Lisa Robinson from 97-FM in Buffalo.

1982 Prince's "1999" single was released.

1983 Billy Joel went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Tell Her About It', the former boxers second US No.1, a No.4 hit in the UK.

1983 UB40 scored their first UK No.1 album with 'Labour Of Love.'

1983 Paul Young kicked off a 25-date UK tour at the City Hall, Guildford.

1984 Culture Club had their second UK No.1 single with 'Karma Chameleon', staying at the top of the charts for six weeks.

1984 Paul McCartney released "No More Lonely Nights."

1988 Bobby McFerrin started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Don't Worry Be Happy', the first a-cappella record to be a No.1. It made No.2 in the UK.

1988 The Hollies were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother' after the song was used on a UK TV beer commercial, the song was originally a hit in 1969

1988 Graham Parker opened a solo acoustic tour.

1988 James Brown was arrested in Georgia after a two state car chase.

1989 Prince made an appearance on the 15-year anniversary of Saturday Night Live.

1991 Nirvana's "Nevermind" was released.

1991 The Black Crowes kicked off a 14-date UK tour at Bristol Colston Hall.

1993 Guns N' Roses reached a settlement with their former drummer Steven Adler. Adler had been kicked out of the band for not kicking his heroin habit.

1994 Eric Clapton performed on the season premiere of "Saturday Night Live."

1995 The Charlatans were arrested by 24-armed police after a flight to New York. The band were accused of trying to disrupt the planes flight path, passengers complained of the group being drunk, spitting and interfering with in flight TV sets.

1997 Barry Loukaitis was convicted of shooting and killing two pupils and a teacher at a school in Washington. His defence team claimed he had copied scenes from Pearl Jam's video 'Jeremy'.

1998 Steven Adler was sentenced to 150 days in jail for two counts of battery and probation violation (from a 1997 conviction).

1998 Elvis Presley was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

1998 Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) threw out the first pitch at the Expos-Cardinal game in St. Louis, MO.

2000 Madonna started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Music', the singers seventh UK No.1 album.

2000 Mariah Carey and Westlife started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the Phil Collins hit 'Against All Odds.'

2003 The Dave Matthews Band played at Central Park in New York City, in front of almost 100,000, the band's largest audience to date. The Central Park Concert was later released as an album.

2006 Scissor Sisters topped the UK album and singles charts. The New Yorkers' second album, 'Ta-Dah', entered in the top spot, while the single 'I Don't Feel Like Dancin' spent a third week at number one.
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