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Births
1917 Bob Neal, ex DJ, agent and one time Elvis Presley manager, died on 9th May 1983.

1945 Robin Shaw, The Flowerpot Men. (1967 UK No.4 single 'Let's Go to Francisco').

1948 Millie Small, (Millie), 1964 US & UK No.2 single 'My Boy Lollipop).

1949 Bobby Farrell, Boney M, (1978 UK No.1 & US No.30 single 'Rivers of Babylon').

1949 Thomas McClary, guitar, The Commodores, (1978 UK & US No.1 single 'Three Times A Lady').

1951 David Hidalgo, Los Lobos (1987 UK & US No.1 single 'La Bamba').

1951 Gavin Sutherland, The Sutherland Brothers, (1976 UK No.5 single 'Arms Of Mary'. Wrote the million seller 'Sailing' a No.1 for Rod Stewart in 1975).

1951 Kevin Cronin, REO Speedwagon, (1981 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Keep On Loving You').

1958 Tim Mooney, drums, American Music Club, (1993 album 'Mercury').

1960 Richard Jobson, The Skids, (1979 UK No.10 single 'Into The Valley'), Armoury Show, TV presenter.

1961 Tim Burgess, Drums, T'Pau, (1987 UK No.1 single 'China In Your Hand', 1987 US No.4 single 'Heart and Soul').

1964 Matthew Sweet, singer guitarist, (solo single 'Girlfriend'). The Thorns.

1966 Tommy Stinson, bass, The Replacements, (1984 album 'Let It Be').

1982 William Pierce, synthesiser, bass, guitar. percussion, Arcade Fire, (2005 album 'Funeral').


Events
1941 Claude Thornhill and his orchestra recorded "Autumn Serenade."

1959 Jerry Keller was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Here Come's Summer'.

1964 The Beatles spent the afternoon recording 'Eight Days A Week' at Abbey Road studios in London. Late evening was spent at The Ad Lib Club, London, partying with The Ronettes and Mick Jagger.

1967 The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded a session for the UK BBC radio show 'Top Gear.' Stevie Wonder who was also appearing on the show jammed with Hendrix.

1968 "The Doors are Open" was aired on British TV. The show was a documentary about the Doors.

1969 For the first time in Beatles history a George Harrison song got the A side of a 45, "Something"/"Come Together."

1970 The US Top 5 singles: at 5, 'All Right Now' by Free, 4, 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough', Diana Ross, 3, 'Candida', Dawn, 2, 'I'll Be There', Jackson Five and No.1, 'Cracklin' Rose,' Neil Diamond.

1973 Blue Mink and Badfinger appeared at The London College Of Printing, tickets L1.50.

1973 Cher started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Half-Breed', the singers second US No.1. The single didn't chart in the UK.

1973 Slade scored their second UK No.1 album when 'Sladest' started a three week-run at the top of the charts.

1976 "Disco Duck" by Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots received a gold record. The song became only the fourth single to be certified platinum in December of 1976.

1978 Johnny O'Keefe Australia's 'King of rock & roll' died. Co-wrote and had the 1958 hit with 'Real Wild Child', covered by Iggy Pop in 1986.

1978 Benny Andersson and Frida Lyngstad of ABBA were married.

1979 "Heartache Tonight" by the Eagles was released.

1979 Fleetwood Mac's "Tush" was released.

1979 Robert John went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Sad Eyes', a No.31 in the UK.

1980 Ex-*** Pistols front man Johnny Lydon was arrested in Dublin for his involvement in a barroom brawl.

1980 The Bee Gees sued their record company Polygram and the bands manager Robert Stigwood for fraud.

1983 Barry Manilow plays a concert for charity at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The show was attended by Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

1984 David Bowie scored his sixth UK No.1 album with 'Tonight', featuring the single 'Blue Jean'.

1990 Maxi Priest went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Close To You', a No.7 hit in the UK.

1991 Elizabeth Taylor married Larry Fortensky. The ceremony was held at Michael Jackson's estate near Los Angeles, CA. It was Taylor's 8th marriage and Fortensky's 3rd.

1992 Prince and the New Power Generation released the "Diamonds and Pearls" home video.

1994 Glenn Frey underwent colon surgery.

1995 "Grind" was released by Alice in Chains as their first track from "Alice in Chains."

1996 Celine Dion was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Falling Into You'.

1996 Faith Hill and Tim McGraw were married.

1998 Alabama received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1998 A music industry poll was published by London Magazine 'Time Out', naming the top stars from the past 30 years. 5th place was Marvin Gaye, 4th; James Brown, 3rd; Bob Marley, 2nd; The Beatles and first place went to David Bowie.

1999 Winners at The Mobo Awards included Kele Le Roc, for best newcomer and best single. Shanks & Bigfoot won best dance act. TLC won best video for 'No Scrubs'. Lauryn Hill, won best International act and Tina Turner won a Lifetime Achievement Award.

2000 Manhattan Supreme Court sentenced rapper Busta Rhymes to five years probation after pleading guilty to a gun possession charge.

2002 Mick Jagger donated Ł100,000 to his old Grammar school in Dartford to help pay for a music director and buy musical instruments. The new centre was also named after Mick Jagger.

2002 Elvis Presley started a three week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Elvis 30 #1 Hits.'

2005 A Rolling Stones concert at the University of Virginia, in the US, was halted eight songs into the show at the Scott Stadium after police received a bomb threat targeting the stage area. A 45-minute police sweep of the area found nothing unusual, and the band completed the show. The Stones were touring to promote their latest album, 'A Bigger Bang.'

2007 Bruce Springsteen was being sued for $850,000 by a man who claimed he backed out of a contract to buy a horse. Springsteen and his wife Patti Scialfa were both named in legal documents filed in Florida by Todd Minikus. He claimed the couple pulled out of a deal to pay $650,000 for a horse, named Pavarotti.

2007 Queen's groundbreaking promo for their 1975 hit Bohemian Rhapsody was named the UK's best music video in a survey of music fans. Out of 1,051 adults polled by O2, 30% named the six-minute video, (which took only three hours to shoot and cost a mere Ł3,500 to make), their favourite.
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