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Births
1927 Al Martino, (1952 US & UK No.1 single 'Here In My Heart'. The first No.1 in the NME singles chart. 1963 US No.3 'I Love You Because').

1939 Colin Cooper, Climax Blues Band, (1977 US No.3 & 1976 UK No.10 single 'Couldn't Get It Right').

1941 Martin Murray, The Honeycombs, (1964 UK No.1 single 'Have I The Right').

1941 Tony Silvester, Main Ingredient, (1974 US No.10 & UK No.27 single 'Just Don't Want To Be Lonely').

1945 Kevin Godley, 10CC, (1975 UK No.1 & US No.2 single 'I'm Not In Love', plus 10 other UK Top 30 hits including 2 No.1's). Godley And Creme (1981 UK No.3 single 'Under Your Thumb'). Now a video producer.

1949 David Hope, Kansas, (1978 US No.3 single 'Dust In The Wind', 1978 UK No.59 single 'Carry On Wayward Son').

1951 John Cougar Mellencamp, (1982 US No.1 & UK No.25 single 'Jack and Diane', 1982 US No.1 album American Fool').

1953 Tico Torres, drums, Bon Jovi, (1987 US No.1 & UK No.4 single 'Livin' On A Prayer', 1986 US No.1 album 'Slippery When Wet' has sold over 8 million copies world wide).

1959 David Taylor, Edison Lighthouse, (1970 UK No.1 single 'Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes').

1959 Simon Cowell, record executive and producer, judge on TV shows Popstars, Pop Idol and American Idol. Notorious for his uncompromisingly harsh and controversial criticism of contestants.

1964 Sam Brown, UK singer, (1989 UK No.4 single 'Stop'), Jools Holland Band.

1967 Toni Braxton, singer, (1996 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Un Break My Heart').

1968 Thom York, vocals, guitar, keyboards, Radiohead, (1993 UK No.7 single 'Creep', 1997 UK No.1 & US No.21 album 'OK Computer', 2000 UK & US No.1 album 'Kid A').

1969 Leeroy Thornhill, dancer, Prodigy, (1996 UK No.1 single 'Firestarter', 1997 UK & US No.1 album 'The Fat Of The Land').

1976 Taylor Hicks, US soul singer, songwriter, 2006 American Idol winner, (2006 US No.1 single 'Do I Make You Proud').

1978 Alesha Dixon, Mis- Teeq, (2001 UK No.2 single 'All I Want').


Deaths
1966 Johnny Kid of the Pirates was killed in a car accident in Lancashire, England.

1966 Smiley Lewis, New Orleans R&B singer, died of stomach cancer. Wrote 'One Night' covered by Elvis Presley and 'I Hear You Knocking' 1955 US No.2 for Gale Storm plus UK No.1 & US No.2 for Dave Edmunds'.


Events
1940 - "Stardust" by Hoagy Carmichael was recorded by Artie Shaw and his Orchestra.

1950 "The Frank Sinatra Show" debuted.

1954 Marian Anderson became the first black singer to be hired by New York's Metropolitan Opera Company.

1957 RCA Victor announced that they had already received 500,000 advance orders for Elvis' Christmas album.

1961 Appearing at Wichita Forum, Kansas, The Platters, Del Shannon, The Drifters, Brook Benton, U.S. Bonds, Dee Clark, The Clefftones and Curtis Lee.

1964 The Beatles appeared on "Shindig!" The show was taped in London and included the songs "I'm a Loser," "Kansas City," and "Boys."

1967 Due to a dispute over a hotel bill Cass Elliot spent the night in a London jail.

1967 The Beatles refuse an offer to play Shea Stadium for $1 million.

1974 Veronique Sanson played her first show in Paris.

1975 The New York Supreme Court voted by a two to one majority to reverse John Lennon's deportation order.

1977 David Bowie's second album is released by RCA.

1977 Steve Hackett left Genesis to pursue a solo career.

1978 "Hold The Line" was released by Toto.

1978 The Rolling Stones appeared on "Saturday Night Live."

1978 Country singer Merle Haggard married Leona Williams.

1978 US Music magazine Billboard reported that Marvin Gaye had twice filed bankruptcy papers earlier in the year, with debts of $7 million.

1978 The film soundtrack to 'Grease' featuring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John started a 13 week run at No.1 on the UK chart.

1980 Dusty Springfield made an onstage appearance in New York. It was the first in eight years.

1981 The Time made their live debut.

1982 Jimmy Paige of Led Zeppelin got a 12-month conditional discharge after being found guilty of possession of cocaine.

1982 The musical "Cats" opened at the Wintergarden Theatre. In 1997 the show became the longest running show in Broadway history.

1984 Big Country kicked off an 11 date UK tour at The Glasgow Apollo.

1986 Run D.M.C. spoke and performed for 4,000 children in New York at an anti-crack rally.

1989 Jefferson Airplane charges a can of food for admission to a concert.

1989 Janet Jackson scored her second US No.1 single with 'Miss You Much', a No.22 hit in the UK.

1989 Paula Abdul went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Forever Your Girl'. Abdul spent sixty-four consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200 before hitting number one, making it the longest time for an album to reach the number one spot.

1989 Tears For Fears scored their second UK No.1 album with 'The Seeds Of Love.'

1989 James Fearnley of The Pogues married actress Danielle Von Zerneck.

1994 Treach (Naughty by Nature) made his movie debut in "Jason's Lyric."

1995 Alanis Morissette went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Jagged Little Pill'. The album went on to become the biggest selling album ever by a female artist with sales over 30m.

1995 A gang of 12 'queer bashers', knocked Suede drummer Simon Gilbert unconscious during an attack in Stratford Upon Avon, England.

1995 Tone Loc was arrested in Los Angeles, CA, for taking $80 from a pizza parlor. He later pleaded no contest.

1995 "Outside" was released by David Bowie.

1996 Bruce Springsteen sold out a solo acoustic show in 8 minutes while on his "Ghost Of Tom Joad" tour.

1999 It was reported that four musicians who claimed they worked on her 'Miseducation' album were suing Lauryn Hill. The musicians were seeking unpaid royalties for co writers and producers.

1999 Winners at the Irish Hot Press awards included The Corrs for best Irish band, Andrea Corr won best female singer, Divine Comedy won best Irish band, the bands singer Neil Hannon won best male singer and Westlife won best pop act.

2001 Ja Rule started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Pain Is Love'.

2001 Kylie Minogue started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Fever'.

2001 Peter Criss played his final show with Kiss in Charleston, SC. He was replaced by Eric Singer. Singer had been a member of Kiss prior to the reunion tour in 1995.

2002 Faith Hill was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Cry.'

2003 Courtney Love was charged with a misdemeanor drug count. On October 2, Love had been arrested for investigation of using illegal drugs after she was found outside a Los Angeles home where she had allegedly broken windows and tried to enter. A few hours after posting bail and being released Love was taken to a hospital to receive treatment for an overdose.

2004 It was announced that Melissa Etheridge had cancelled her tour and would undergo surgery and treatment for breast cancer.

2004 53 year old Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars had a hip replacement operation in a LA hospital.

2005 Boy George was arrested in New York after Police found traces of drugs in his apartment. George had called the police after he thought somebody was breaking into his apartment. When police arrived and made a search they found traces of cocaine on a computer table.

2006 Babyshambles postponed their UK tour to give singer Pete Doherty more time to recover from drug treatment. The band postponed their five remaining dates to allow him to continue his "excellent" rehab efforts.

2007 25 year-old Hip-hop artist Lil' Wayne was arrested during a US tour after a concert in Idaho on a warrant stemming from a drug possession charge. Because of the nature of the charges, the rapper - real name Dwayne Michael Carter Jr - was not eligible for bail.

2007 Bruce Springsteen went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Magic', the singer, songwriter's 15th studio album and 7th UK No.1. Also a US No.1 album.

2007 Rascal Flatts were at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Still Feels Good' the American country pop bands fifth studio album and third No.1.
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