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Births
1938 Carlo Mastrangelo, Dion and the Belmonts, (1961 US No.1 & UK No.11 single 'Runaround Sue').

1939 Abraham Reichstadt, singer, (UK No.1 single in 1968 with 'Cinderella Rockefella' as Esther & Abi Ofarim).

1942 Richard Street, The Temptations, (1971 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Just My Imagination' and the re-issued 'My Girl' UK No.2 in 1992).

1943 singer, guitarist, Steve Miller, (1974 US No.1 & 1990 UK No.1 single 'The Joker').

1947 Brian Johnson, vocals, Geordie, (1973 UK No.6 single 'Because Of You'). Joined AC/DC in 1980, after the death of Bon Scott. 1980 UK No.1 & US No.4 album 'Back in Black' sold over 10 million copies.

1948 Lucius Ross, Funkadelic, (1978 US No.16 album 'One Nation Under A Groove').

1949 Brian Connolly, vocals, Sweet, (1973 UK No.1 single 'Blockbuster', plus 14 other UK Top 40 singles). Connolly died of kidney and liver failure on 10th February 1997.

1950 Eddie Clarke, Motorhead, (1980 UK No.15 single 'Ace Of Spades').

1952 Harold Faltemeyer, (1985 UK No.2 7 US No.3 single 'Axel F').

1954 Bob Geldof, Irish singer, songwriter, actor and political activist. The Boomtown Rats, (1979 UK No.1 single 'I Don't Like Mondays' plus 10 other UK Top 40 singles). Geldof was the driving force behind the Band Aid relief project after seeing a BBC news report on the famine in Ethiopia. He called Midge Ure from Ultravox, and together they co-wrote the song, 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' Co-founded Planet 24, a television production company that has made such programs as The Big Breakfast, The Word and Survivor.

1955 Leo Barnes, Hothouse Flowers, (1988 UK No.11 single 'Don't Go').

1955 Russell Craig Mael, Sparks, (1974 UK No.2 single 'This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us').

1957 Lee Thompson, sax, vocals, Madness, (1982 UK No.1 single 'House Of Fun' & over 20 other UK top 40 hits).

1960 Paul Heard, M People, (1993 UK No.2 single 'Moving On Up', plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles).

1961 David Bryson, guitar, Counting Crows, (1994 UK No.28 single 'Mr Jones', 1996 US No.1 album, 'Recovering The Satellites').

1966 Dave Dederer, Presidents Of The U.S.A. (1996 UK No.8 single 'Peaches').

1985 Nicola Roberts, vocals, Girls Aloud, (2002 UK No.1 single 'Sound Of The Underground').


Events
1930 The New York Philharmonic Orchestra was heard on the air over CBS radio from Carnegie Hall for the first time.

1939 "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now" was recorded by Perry Como and the Ted Weem's Orchestra.

1958 Cliff Richard and The Shadows played their first gig together when they appeared at the Victoria Hall, Hanley, England.

1961 The Shadows had their second UK No.1 single with 'Kon-Tiki.'

1962 "Love Me Do" by the Beatles was released in the U.K. It was their first single.

1965 Johnny Cash was arrested crossing the Mexican border into El Paso, Texas after customs officials found 100's of pills in his guitar case. He received a suspended jail sentence and a $1,000 fine.

1966 Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding played together for the first time, The Jimi Hendrix Experience were formed.

1968 Cream began their farewell tour of the U.S.

1968 "White Room" by Cream was released.

1968 "Magic Carpet Ride" was released by Steppenwolf.

1969 The Who performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

1974 Randy Newman performed with an 87-piece symphony at the Atlanta Symphony Hall. The orchestra was conducted by Emil Newman, Randy's uncle.

1974 Mike Oldfields 'Tubular Bells' went to No.1 for the first time on the UK album chart 15 months after being released. It went on to sell over 10 million copies worldwide.

1974 Olivia Newton-John started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Honestly Love You', the singers first of five US chart toppers

1974 The Beach Boys went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Endless Summer', the group's second US No.1.

1975 "Cats in the Cradle" was released by Harry Chapin.

1975 Stevie Wonder appeared at the Wonder Dream Concert in Kingston, Jamaica, a Jamaican Institute for the Blind benefit concert. Along with Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, the three original Wailers, performing together for the last time.

1976 "Abandoned Luncheonett", the second album by Hall and Oates was released.

1977 Born on this day, Kele Le Roc, (1998 UK No.8 single 'Little Bit Of Lovin').

1978 Born on this day, James Burgon Valentine, Maroon 5, (2004 UK No.1 album 'Songs About Jane', 2004 US No.1 & UK No.4 single 'She Will Be Loved').

1980 UK music weekly The NME had Joy Division's 'She's Lost Control' as single of the week.

1982 This week's UK Top 5 singles: No.5, The Jam, 'The Bitterest Pill', No.4, Culture Club, 'Do You Really Want To Hurt Me'', No.3, Shalamar, 'There It Is', No.2, Fat Larry's Band, 'Zoom', No.1, Musical Youth, 'Pass The Dutchie.'

1985 Midge Ure was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'If I Was.' The former Ultravox and Slik singers only solo No.1.

1987 Ex Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr began rehearsals with The Pretenders in preparation for the band supporting U2 in America.

1988 Appearing at The Mean Fiddler, London, The Pixies.

1991 Bryan Adams scored his first UK No.1 album with 'Waking Up The Neighbours.'

1991 Guns N' Roses started a two week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Use Your Illusion II'.

1991 Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Good Vibrations', also featuring Loleatta Holloway, the song made No.14 in the UK.

1992 Eddie Kendricks of The Temptations died of lung cancer one year after having one lung removed.

1993 The Beatles' "1962-1966" and "1976-1970" were released on CD.

1994 The Manic Street Preachers kicked off a 13-date UK tour at Barrowlands, Glasgow.

1995 "Company" the musical opened at the Criterion Theatre.

1996 Bryan White, Troy Aikman, Joe Aveazzano and Bob Kingsley pitch in for a concert established by Neal McCoy and his wife. The show took place at the Longview High School Coliseum in Longview, TX. The $150,000 that was raised went to East Texas Angel Network (ETAN.)

1996 The first annual "Concert to Benefit the Pedro Zamora Foundation" took place.

1996 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' by Deep Blue Something was at No.1 on the UK singles chart.

1998 The U.S. Supreme Court refused to throw out a suit that charged that Andrew Lloyd Webber had copied the "Phantom Song" from his "Phantom of the Opera". The song "Till You" by Ray Repp was the song that was alleged to have been copied.

1998 HBO premiered Janet Jackson's new video for "Every Time".

1999 Prince released the single "The Greatest Romance Ever Sold."

1999 Roger Daltrey announced that The Who were reforming, making their first performance in Las Vegas on Oct 29th. The show was also to be broadcast live on the Internet.

1999 Travis kicked off a 20 date sold out UK tour at Barrowlands, Glasgow

2000 UK TV show Top Of The Pops issued a Top 40 chart based on singles that had spent the longest time on the UK chart. No.3 was 'My Way' by Frank Sinatra, No.2 'She Loves You', The Beatles and No.1 'Relax' by Frankie Goes To Hollywood'.

2001 Michael Jackson gave a 30-year career anniversary concert. A second show was held on October 8th and was planned to be aired on CBS later in the year.

2003 Beyonce started a nine week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Baby Boy.' Outkast were at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Speakerboxxx / The Love Below.'

2006 Reggae legend Bob Marley was honoured with a heritage plaque at his former north London home at 34 Ridgmount Gardens in Camden. The event was part of Black History Month, a season of events promoting the contribution of African-Caribbean communities in London.

2007 Isaac Hanson from US pop band Hanson had surgery to remove a blood clot from his lungs after being diagnosed with a potentially fatal condition. The guitarist who had developed Paget-Schroetter Syndrome was expected to make a full and speedy recovery.
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