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Births
1937 Pat Burke, The Foundations, (1967 UK No.1 single 'Baby Now That I've Found You'. 1969 US No.3 single 'Build Me Up A Buttercup'.)

1940 John Lennon, singer, songwriter, guitarist, The Beatles who sold over 20m singles worldwide, (1962-1970), and scored more UK & US No.1 albums than any other group. 1967 'Sgt. Pepper's' is the UK's biggest selling album ever. In 1990 Lennon's song 'Imagine' was played simultaneously in 130 countries to commemorate what would've been Lennon's 50th birthday. He was shot dead in New York by Mark Chapman on 8th December 1980.

1944 John Entwistle, bass, The Who, (1965 UK No.2 single 'My Generation' plus over 20 other UK Top 40 hits, 16 US Top 40 singles and rock opera albums 'Tommy' & 'Quadrophenia'). Entwistle died in Las Vegas on 27th June 2002.

1948 Jackson Browne, (1978 UK No.12 single 'Stay', 1978 album 'Running On Empty', 1982 US No. 7 single 'Somebody's Baby').

1954 James Fearnley, accordion, The Pogues, (1987 UK No.8 single 'The Irish Rover').

1957 Ini Kamoze, born Cecil Campbell, (1995 US No.1 & UK No.4 single 'Here Comes The Hotstepper').

1959 Thomas Wydler, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, (1996 UK No.36 single with PJ Harvey, 'Henry Lee').

1967 Mat Osman, Suede, (1994 UK No.3 single 'Stay Together').

1968 Vickie Perks, We've Got A Fuzz Box And We're Gonna Use It, (1989 UK No.11 single 'International Rescue')

1970 Polly Harvey, guitar, vocals, PJ Harvey, 1993 UK No.27 single '50ft Queenie').

1973 Terry Balsamo, guitarist, (early member of Limp Bizkit), Evanescence, (2003 UK No.1 & US No.5 single 'Bring Me To Life', 2003 UK No.1 & US No.3 album 'Fallen').

1975 Sean Taro Ono Lennon was born, the only child of John Lennon by Yoko Ono. John Lennon retired from music for five years to become a house-husband. Sean went on to become a singer, songwriter, musician and actor.

1978 Nicholas Byrne, vocals, Westlife, (Irish boy band, scored 12 UK No.1 singles, first UK No.1 1999 'Swear It Again' plus 4 UK No.1 albums).


Deaths
1978 Belgian singer songwriter Jacques Brel died of cancer. Scott Walker, Alex Harvey, Frank Sinatra, Dusty Springfield all covered his songs.

1988 Cliff Gallup guitarist with Gene Vincent And The Blue Caps died of a heart attack. (1956 US No. 7 & UK No. 16 single 'Be Bop A Lula').


Events
1931 Russ Columbo's "Prisoner of Love" was recorded.

1958 Eddie Cochran recorded "C'mon Everybody."

1959 Bobby Darin became the youngest performer to headline the Sands Hotel's Copa Room in Las Vegas, NV. Johnny Mathis held the previous record (he had been 23).

1961 Ray Charles started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Hit The Road Jack', it reached No.6 on the UK chart.

1964 The Rolling Stones cancelled the planned tour in South Africa because of an anti-apartheid embargo by the British Musicians' Union.

1965 The Beatles started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the Paul McCartney ballad 'Yesterday', giving the group their tenth US No.1. Never released as a single in the UK until 1976.

1966 John Lennon met Yoko Ono for the first time at an Indica Gallery in London's West End.

1966 The Rolling Stones recorded their first live album "Got Live if You Want It."

1967 Doc Severinsen replaced Skitch Henderson as musical director of "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson."

1971 Van Morrison's "Wild Night" was released.

1971 Rod Stewart was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Maggie May', (first released as a B side). The first of six UK No.1's for Stewart.

1973 Elvis Presley and Priscilla divorced after six years of marriage. Priscilla was awarded property, $725,000 cash and $4,200 a month support.

1974 Quincy Jones gets his first gold record for "Body Heat."

1976 the *** Pistols signed to EMI records for Ł40,000 ($68,000). The contract was terminated three months later with the label stopping production of the 'Anarchy In The UK' single and deleting it from its catalogue. EMI later issued a statement saying it felt unable to promote The *** Pistols records in view of the adverse publicity generated over the last few months.

1976 Dr Feelgood scored their only No.1 UK album when 'Stupidity' went to the top of the charts.

1976 One hit wonders Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'A Fifth Of Beethoven', it made No.28 in the UK.

1978 David Bowie's "Stage" album was released by RCA Records.

1978 Faces keyboard player Ian MacLagan married his girlfriend Kim.

1979 Styx released "Babe."

1980 John Lennon released "Starting Over" on his 40th birthday. It was his first record in five years.

1980 Gary Glitter was declared bankrupt, during the 70's he scored 15 UK top 40 singles including three No.1's.

1983 Aztec Camera signed to WEA Records.

1984 Thomas The Tank Engine And Friends', narrated by Ringo Starr was shown for the first time on British TV.

1985 A 21-acre garden memorial was dedicated to John Lennon by his widow Yoko Ono. The memorial in New York City's Central Park is called Strawberry Fields.

1990 All four members of The Stone Roses were each fined L3,000 after being found guilty of criminal damage at their former record companies offices.

1993 Nirvana entered the US album chart at No.1 with 'In Utero.'

1993 Take That had their second UK No.1 single with 'Relight My Fire' (the single also featured Lulu).

1993 The Pet Shop Boys went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Very.'

1995 Sleeper kicked off a 10-date UK tour at the Birmingham Institute, supported by 60ft Dolls.

1999 Ladbrokes released the betting odds for the final UK singles chart of the millennium, Spice Girls and B*Witched at 3 to 1, Steps, Westlife & Boyzone at 7 to 1, Robbie Williams 12 to 1 and Posh Spice and David Beckham duet at 100 to 1.

1999 Mariah Carey featuring Jay-Z were at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Heartbreaker.'

1999 'Netaid' the event to raise money for global poverty took place live on the internet and at concerts in London, New York and Geneva. Acts appearing included the Eurythmics, George Michael, David Bowie, Robbie Williams and Bono.

2000 Robbie Williams played the first of two sold out nights at Birmingham NEC, England.

2001 A man wrecked a $300,000 sports car owned by hip-hop star Missy Elliott after losing control of the 550-horsepower vehicle and crashed into a traffic sign and a tree. Joseph Johnson had taken the Lamborghini Diablo away from the garage where it was stored without permission for a late night spin. He was later sentenced to three years in jail and ordered to pay $170,000 for the car and $1,975 for curb repairs at the site of the accident.

2002 The Bon Jovi album "Bounce" was released.

2003 Ambrose Kappos, 37, of New York, was charged with three counts of stalking and harassing singer Sheryl Crow. He was arrested after being accused of sneaking into New York's Hammerstein Ballroom then trying to get into Crow's limousine when she left the venue. Mr Kappos' brother said he was harmless but "infatuated" with the singer.

2003 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II made Sting a CBE (Commander of the British Empire).

2003 Joe Strummer's last album, "Streetcore," was released posthumously. Strummer had died of a heartattack on December 22, 2002.

2005 Robbie Williams launched his new album 'Intensive Care' at Berlin's Velodrom. The gig was also broadcast to 27 cinemas and venues across Europe.

2005 Scottish band Franz Ferdinand went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their second album 'You Could Have It So Much Better'.
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