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Births
1943 Denis Daiziel, The Honeycombs, (1964 UK No.1 single 'Have I The Right').

1945 Alan Cartwright, Procol Harum, (1967 UK No.1 & US No.5 single 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale').

1945 Jerry Lacroix, Blood Sweat & Tears, (1969 US No.12 & UK No. 35 single 'You've Made Me So Very Happy').

1946 John Prine, singer, songwriter, 1971 Vietnam War song 'Sam Stone' from the album 'John Prine.'

1951 Keith Grimes, guitarist, Eva Cassidy. (Only artist to score three posthumous UK No.1 albums, 2001 'Songbird', 2002 'Imagine', 2003 'American Tune'. 2001 UK No. 42 single 'Over The Rainbow').

1952 Sharon Osbourne, wife of Ozzy and star of MTV The Osbournes TV Show.

1955 David Lee Roth, vocals, Van Halen (1984 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Jump') & solo, (1988 UK No.27 single 'Just Like Paradise').

1955 Midge Ure, guitarist, singer, songwriter. First joined Slik, (1976 UK No.1 'Forever And Ever'), Rich Kids, (1978 UK No.24 'Rich Kids'), Ultravox, (1981 UK No.2 'Vienna'), Band Aid, (1985 UK No.1 'Do They Know It's Christmas') & solo (1985 UK No.1 'If I Was').

1955 Tanya Tucker, US country singer, 1991 Country Music Association singer of the year. Best known for her debut hit 'Delta Dawn' which she released when she was 13. She has topped the US country music charts 10 times. Starred in her own fly-on-the-wall TV show, Tuckerville, in 2005.

1959 Kirsty MacColl, UK singer, songwriter, (1985 UK No.7 single 'A New England', 1987 UK No.2 single with The Pogues, 'Fairytale Of New York'). MacColl was killed in a boating accident on 18th December 2000.

1960 Al Connelly, Glass Tiger, (1986 UK No.29 single 'Don't Forget Me, When I'm Gone').

1960 Eric Martin, singer, Mr. Big, (1992 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'To Be With You').

1961 Martin Kemp, bass, Spandau Ballet, (1983 UK No.1 single 'True', plus 16 other UK Top 40 singles). He is the brother of Gary who he appeared with in the British film The Krays.

1963 Jim Glennie, bass, James, (1991 UK No.2 single 'Sit Down').

1963 Jonny Male, guitar, Republica, (1997 UK No.7 single 'Drop Dead Gorgeous').

1964 Graham Crabb, drums, Pop Will Eat Itself, (1991 UK No.15 single 'X Y& Zee').

1967 Mike Malinin, guitar, vocals, Goo Goo Dolls, (1999 UK No. 26 single 'Iris', 2002 US No.3 album 'Gutterflower').

1973 Scott Morriss, bass, The Bluetones, (1996 UK No.2 single 'Slight Return').

1976 Richard Oakes, guitar, Suede, (1996 UK No.3 single 'Trash').

1979 Mya, (Marie Harrison), US singer, (2000 US No.2 single 'Case Of The Ex', 2001 US & UK No.1 single with Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim and Pink, 'Lady Marmalade').

1999 Hoyt Axton, US singer, songwriter, actor, died aged 61. Wrote for, Elvis Presley, Three Dog Night, John Denver, Ringo Starr, Glen Campbell. His mother Mae wrote 'Heartbreak Hotel.'


Events
1902 The Gibson Mandolin guitar company was formed. Gibson's first electric guitar the ES-150 was produced in 1936, and in 1946 Gibson introduced the P-90 single coil pickup, which was eventually used on the first Les Paul model made in 1952.

1940 "Moonlight and Roses" by Lanny Ross was recorded.

1959 The Quarry Men played at the Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool. Ken Brown, suffering from a heavy cold was unable to perform and after the show, an argument started when Paul McCartney says that Brown should not get a share of the performance fee since he had not performed. Lennon and Harrison side with McCartney and Brown quits The Quarry Men.

1960 Larry Verne went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Mr Custer'. The song didn't chart in the UK.

1962 The BBC banned the song "Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett.

1963 Appearing at The Gaumont, Wolverhampton, England, Little Richard, The Everly Brothers, Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones, Micky Most, The Flintstones and Bob Bain.

1963 Brian Poole and The Tremeloes were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Do You Love Me.' The group's only UK No.1.

1964 Shangri-Las released "Leader Of The Pack."

1964 During a UK tour The Beatles appeared at De Montfort Hall in Leicester. Ringo Starr drove himself to the venue after taking delivery of a brand new Facel Vega, apparently reaching speeds of 140 MPH on the M6 motorway.

1965 The Supremes made their first appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

1970 "Tears Of A Clown" was released by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles.

1970 The Carpenters were at No.2 on the US singles chart with 'We've Only Just Begun.' The song was originally written for a TV commercial advertising a bank.

1970 Black Sabbath were at No.1 on the UK chart with their second album 'Paranoid.' The album is now regarded as one of the classic Heavy Metal albums.

1970 Neil Diamond went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Cracklin' Rosie', his first No.1 as an artist. Diamond wrote the 1966 No.1 hit 'I'm A Believer' for The Monkees.

1970 The first issue of Sounds the British music paper was published. It was well known initially for giving away posters in the centre of the paper, Sounds closed on April 6, 1991.

1978 Steve Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith were injured when a cherry bomb was thrown on stage at a show in Philadelphia, PA.

1978 The second Stiff Records UK tour kicked off featuring; Wreckless Eric, Jona Lewie, Rachel Sweet, Lene Lovich and Micky Jupp.

1979 "The Rose," starring Bette Midler, premiered in Los Angeles, CA.

1979 The city of Los Angeles declared "Fleetwood Mac Day." The group was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1979 Fleetwood Mac were awarded a star on Hollywood's Walk Of Fame.

1980 The funeral took place of Led Zeppelin's drummer John Bonham. 'Bonzo' was found dead at guitarist's Jimmy Page's house of what was described as asphyxiation, after inhaling his own vomit after excessive vodka consumption, (40 shots in 4 hours) aged 32.

1980 Hawkwind kicked off a 22-date UK tour at The Apollo, Manchester.

1981 The Police went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Ghost In The Machine', the bands third No.1 LP.

1983 The first night on the Wham! Club fantastic tour kicked off in Aberdeen, Scotland.

1987 Whitesnake went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Here I Go Again', a No.9 hit in the UK in 1987.

1987 Wanda Nicholls made an official complaint that David Bowie raped her and bit her on the legs and back. Bowie dismissed the alleged incident, claiming Nicholls was 'publicity seeking.'

1992 Slash (Guns N' Roses) and Renee Suran were married.

1992 Garth Brooks went to No.1 on the US album chart with, 'The Chase.' The album spent 35 weeks on the chart and sold over 6m copies.

1992 R.E.M. scored their second UK No.1 album with 'Automatic For The People', featuring the singles 'Drive', 'Everybody Hurts', 'Man On The Moon' and 'The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight.'

1995 Peter Frampton released "Frampton Comes Alive II."

1998 *NSYNC went to No.2 on the US album chart with their self-titled debut album.

1999 A charity auction selling Elvis Presley's belongings was held at The Grand Hotel, Las Vegas. A wristwatch sold for $32,500, a cigar box $25,000, an autographed baseball sold for $19,000, and a 1956 Lincoln Continental sold for $250,000.

1999 US teenager Christina Aguilera went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Genie In A Bottle.'

2000 Britney Spears made her UK live debut when she played the first of three sold out nights at London's Wembley Arena.

2002 Twelve protesters dressed as monkeys picketed outside the north Wales holiday home of former Stone Roses singer Ian Brown. The demonstrators argued Brown, was selling the five-bedroom house, in the small village of Llithfaen on the Llyn Peninsula for an inflated price - L150,000 - which local people could not afford. The monkey costumes worn by the anonymous protesters, referred to the name of Brown's recent solo album 'Unfinished Monkey Business.'

2004 Robbie Williams scored his sixth UK No.1 solo single with 'Radio.'

2006 Justin Hawkins lead singer of The Darkness announced he was leaving the band.

2007 Sting topped a list of the worst lyricists ever, for such alleged sins as name-dropping Russian novelist Vladimir Nabokov in the Police tune "Don't Stand So Close to Me," quoting a Volvo bumper sticker ("If You Love Someone Set Them Free"), and co-opting the works of Chaucer, St. Augustine and Shakespeare. The survey in Blender magazine placed Rush drummer Neil Peart at No. 2, Creed frontman Scott Stapp at No. 3 and Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher at No. 4 saying Gallagher "seemed incapable of following a metaphor through a single line, let alone a whole verse."
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