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Births
1902 Ed Sullivan, TV host, The Ed Sullivan Singers and Orchestra. Introduced The Beatles and other UK acts to America via his Ed Sullivan TV show. An estimated 73 million viewers watched The Beatles US debut on the show in 1964. Sullivan died on 13th October 1974.

1938 Ben E King, Benjmin Earl Nelson, The Drifters, 1960 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Save The Last Dance For Me'), 1987 UK No.1 solo single 'Stand By Me', first released in 1961.

1943 Nick Nicholas, Steppenwolf, (1969 US No.2 & UK No.30 single 'Born To Be Wild').

1946 Helen Shapiro, UK Singer, (1961 UK No.1 single 'Walking Back To Happiness').

1947 Peter Hope Evans, Medicine Head, (1973 UK No.3 single 'One And One Is One').

1950 Paul Burgess, drums, 10CC, (1975 UK No.1 & US No.2 single 'I'm Not In Love', plus 10 other UK Top 30 hits including two No.1's).

1952 Andy Ward, Marillion, (1985 UK No.2 single 'Kayleigh')

1953 Jim Diamond, singer, songwriter, (solo UK No.1 single 'I Should Have Know Better'), PHD, (1982 UK No.3 single 'I Won't Let You Down').

1960 Jennifer Rush, singer, (1985 UK No.1 single 'The Power Of Love').

1962 Peter Hooton, The Farm, (1990 UK No.4 single 'All Together Now').

1966 Kenny Wilson, (Ginger Fish), drums, Marilyn Manson, (1998 US No.1 album, 'Mechanical Animals'

1977 Young Jeezy, (Jay Jenkins), US rapper, (2006 US No.1 album 'The Inspiration').

1984 Melody Thornton, singer, The Pussycat Dolls, (2005, US No.2 & UK No.1 with their debut single 'Don't Cha' featuring Busta Rhymes). The Pussycat Dolls became only the fourth ever girl band to enter the UK charts at No.1 with their debut single. (The other's being the Spice Girls, B*Witched and Girls Aloud).

1987 Hilary Duff, US singer, actress, star of Lizzie McGuire TV show, (2003 US No.1 album 'Metamorphosis' and 2005 US No.1 album 'Most Wanted').


Deaths
1968 Radio DJ Dewey Phillips died. He was the first DJ to play an Elvis Presley record on the radio.

1979 Jimmy McCulloch was found dead in London at the age of 26.

1991 American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer Miles Davis died of a stroke and pneumonia. His 1959 album 'Kind of Blue', is a major influence on jazz music. Davis is considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.


Events
1928 Glen Gray's Orchestra recorded "Under a Blanket of Blue." Kenny Sargeant performed the vocals.

1958 "To Know Him Is To Love Him" by the Teddy Bears was released. The song was written and composed by 18-year old Phil Spector.

1963 "She Loves You" by the Beatles was played on the radio by Murry The K in New York. It is believed that this was the first time a Beatles song was played in the U.S.

1968 Janis Joplin's manager announced that she has left Big Brother and the Holding Company.

1968 The Beatles started a nine week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Hey Jude'. The Paul McCartney song written about Lennon's son Julian gave the group their 16th US No.1 and the biggest selling single of 1968.

1968 The Rascals went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Time Peace / The Rascals' Greatest Hits'.

1971 Led Zeppelin played the first of two nights at the Festival Hall in Osaka, Japan.

1972 David Bowie sold out New York's Carnegie Hall. It was his first sell out in the U.S.

1973 The Rolling Stones appeared on U.S. television for the first time since 1967.

1974 Bad Company went to No.1 on the US album chart with their self-titled debut album. Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke had come out of Free, while Mick Ralphs had played guitar with Mott the Hoople and Boz Burrell was bass player for King Crimson before the group formed in 1973. They produced six albums together before disbanding in 1983.

1974 Canadian singer Andy Kim went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Rock Me Gently', it made No.2 in the UK. Kim was the co-writer of The Archies 'Sugar Sugar'.

1975 Jerry Garcia and Friends and Jefferson Starship gave a free show to 40,000 fans in San Francisco's Lindley Park.

1976 A&M Records sued George Harrison for failing to deliver his LP "33 1/3" on time.

1980 The Police were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Don't Stand So Close To Me' the groups third No.1.

1982 Dexy's Midnight Runners played at St David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales.

1985 Kate Bush scored her second UK No.1 album with 'Hounds Of Love'

1987 Gladys Knight and Smokey Robinson were guests on the television show "$10,000 Pyramid."

1987 U2 played the first of two nights at Madison Square Garden in New York City during their Joshua Tree world tour.

1988 Appearing at Edinburgh's Queens Hall, Scotland, Janes Addiction.

1989 "Tales From Margaritaville" was published by Jimmy Buffet. It was a book of short stories.

1991 Bryan Adams was awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia.

1991 Guns N' Roses released 2 albums 'Use Your Illusion I' and 'Use Your Illusion II' which debut at number 1 and number 2 on the UK album chart. Both albums make No.1 & No.2 in the US.

1991 The Garth Brooks album "Ropin' the Wind" became the first country album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart.

1991 On the week of their album 'Nevermind' being released, Nirvana made an appearance at the Tower Records store in New York City and then played a show at The Marquee Club in New York. Their single 'Smell's Like Teen Spirit' had also entered the US Top 20 this week.

1995 Bobby Brown's car was riddled with bullets in Boston's Roxbury section. The gun battle killed his sister's fiancé.

1997 The 103rd convention of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) was held in New York City, NY. The official debut of the DVD format was featured.

1996 Kula Shaker went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut release 'K'.

1997 LeAnn Rimes went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'You Light Up My Life Inspirational Songs'.

1997 Ocean Colour Scene went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Marchin Already'

1999 All Saints had their hands cast for the 'Wall of Hands' exhibit at Madame Tussaud's Rock Circus in London.

2001 Courtney Love filed a claim against Geffen Records and two musicians from her late husband's band, Nirvana. The suit was aimed at invalidating a 1997 agreement over the group's body of work. Love claimed that she signed the deal while she was distressed.

2002 Madonna was voted the greatest female singer of all-time by 75,0000 music fans in a VH1 poll. But critics and music fans were unhappy with the position of Kylie Minogue who was voted into second place beating Diana Ross, (12th) and Annie Lennox, (14th). The highest placed UK act was Kate Bush who was voted No. 10.

2003 Muse were at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Absolution' the bands fourth album and first No.1.

2003 John Mayer was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Heavier Things.'

2004 Producer Phil Spector was charged with the murder of actress Lana Clarkson in an unsealed indictment. Spector was in attendance at a Los Angeles court as the indictment about the slaying of 40-year-old Clarkson was read. He remained free on $1 million bail.

2004 In Beverly Hills, CA, a tribute concert to honor Ray Charles raised $15 million for Morehouse College Center for the Arts in Atlanta. The performers included Bill Cosby as the host, Stevie Wonder, Travis Tritt, Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers), James Ingram and Patti Austin. They sang Charles' hits, such as "Georgia On My Mind," "What I'd Say" and "Hit the Road Jack." Charles had died of acute liver disease on June 10, 2004.

2004 Randy Travis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2007 The John Lennon Northern Lights Festival was held in Durness, Scotland, the most northwesterly and remote village on mainland Britain. Lennon spent his childhood holidays between the ages of nine and 13 in the village and returned with his son Julian, Yoko Ono and her daughter Kyoko in 1969.

2007 An ad for P Diddy's Unforgivable Woman perfume range, featuring a lingerie-clad model cavorting with the rapper in a New York hotel stairwell, was shown on Channel 4 in the UK. The ad had been banned in the US by the Federal Communications Commission, for being too sexually explicit for US audiences.
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