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1940 Chris Farlowe, singer, (1966 UK No.1 single 'Out Of Time', which was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards).

1941 Paul Simon, singer, songwriter, (1970 UK & US No.1 single with Simon and Garfunkel, 'Bridge Over Trouble Water.' The duo's 1970 album 'Bridge Over Trouble Water' spent 307 weeks on the UK chart). Solo, (1986 UK No.4 single 'You Can Call Me Al', 1986 UK No.1 album 'Graceland' spent 115 weeks on the UK chart).

1944 Robert Lamm, vocals, keyboards, Chicago, (1976 UK & US No.1 single 'If You Leave Me Now').

1947 Sammy Hagar, Montrose, Van Halen, (1984 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Jump').

1948 John Ford Coley, England Dan & John Ford Coley, (1976 US No. 2 & UK No. 26 single, 'I'd Really Love To See You Tonight.)'

1948 Peter David Spencer, Smokie, (1975 UK No.3 single 'If You Think You Know How To Love Me').

1950 Simon Nicol, guitar, Fairport Convention, (1969 UK No.21 single 'Si Tu Dois Partir').

1959 Gerry Darby, Carmel, (1983 UK No.15 single 'Bad Day').

1959 Marie Osmond, singer and part of The Osmonds family, (1973 US No.5 & UK No.2 single 'Paper Roses').

1962 Rob Marche, guitar, Jo Boxers, (1983 UK No.3 single 'Boxer Beat').

1968 Carlos Marín, Il Divo, (2004 UK No.1 self-titled album, also number one in 13 countries around the world).

1970 Paul Potts, Welsh singer who became the winner of the first series of ITV's Britain's Got Talent, (2007 UK No.1 album 'One Chance').

1980 Ashanti Douglas, (2002 US No.1 single 'Foolish', 2002 US No.1 album, Ashanti').

1974 TV host Ed Sullivan died. Leader of the Ed Sullivan Singers and Orchestra. Introduced The Beatles and other UK acts to America via his Ed Sullivan TV show.

2001 New Seekers singer, songwriter Peter Doyle died of throat cancer aged 52.

1939 Harry James and his band recorded "On a Little Street in Singapore."

1957 Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra introduced the Ford Edsel on an hour long special.

1958 Frank Sinatra started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely'.

1962 Don Everly collapsed during rehearsals on stage at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London on the eve of a 22 date Everly Brothers UK tour. He was flown back to the US for treatment and the tour continued with Phil Everly performing solo.

1963 The Beatles appeared on the BBC's "Sunday Night at the Palladium." It was their first appearance on a major TV show.

1965 The Who recorded 'My Generation', at Pye studios, London. When released as a single it reached No.2 on the UK chart, held off the No.1 position by The Seekers 'The Carnival Is Over'.

1965 Recording at Abbey Road studio's for the album Rubber Soul, The Beatles begin and complete 'Drive My Car' in four takes plus overdubs.

1967 Pat Boone, the owner of the Oakland Oaks, sang the national anthem at the first game of the new American Basketball Association.

1970 Janis Joplin's ashes were scattered off the coast of California.

1971 Bing Crosby, part owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, threw out the first ball in Game 4 of the World Series between the Pirates and the Orioles.

1973 The Rolling Stones started a four week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Goats Head Soup' the group's fourth US No.1.

1975 Neil Young underwent surgery on his vocal chords in Los Angeles CA.

1979 Michael Jackson went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Don't Stop Till You Get Enough', his second US solo No.1, a No.3 hit in the UK.

1979 Reggatta De Blanc' the second album from The Police started a four-week run at No.1 in the UK. The album cost only Ł6,000 to record.

1979 Two album charts were published in the UK because of a change in chart collation, the two No.1's were 'Eat To The Beat' by Blondie, and 'Reggatta De Blanc' by The Police.

1980 AC/DC's "Back in Black" went platinum.

1982 KISS released the album "Creatures of the Night."

1984 Stevie Wonder started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Just Called To Say I Love You', his 7th US No.1, also No.1 in the UK.

1984 U2 scored their second UK No.1 album with 'The Unforgettable Fire.' The album was produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois and featured the single 'Pride (In The Name Of Love').

1990 George Michael went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Praying For Time', his 6th US solo No.1.

1992 The U.S. Supreme Court decides not to reinstate lawsuits against Ozzy Osbourne alleging that his music prompted the suicide of two teenagers.

1995 Tupac Shakur was released from jail after 8 months. The charges were for groping and fondling a woman in a New York hotel room.

1996 Peter Andre went to No.1 on the UK album chart with his album 'Natural.'

1998 The Crossroads Centre of Antigua opened. The center was underwritten by Eric Clapton with the promise that no one will be turned away that needs treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.

1999 BBC radio DJ Johnny Walker was convicted of possessing cocaine and fined Ł2,000. He had been set up by The News Of The World paper that had filmed Walker with the drug. Radio 2 who had suspended him after the incident reinstated Walker.

2000 UK newspaper The Mirror reported that Toni Braxton had pulled out of this years US Mobo awards after one of her breast implants had exploded. A spokesman for her Arista record label said "We don't comment on our artistes personal lives."

2001 A 29 year-old man was arrested by Dutch police on suspicion of sending indecent and threatening messages to Spice Girl Mel C. The mail was alleged to be sexually explicit and included a death threat.

2002 UK rock band Muse took legal action against Celine Dion after she announced her forthcoming Las Vegas show would be called 'Muse'. Singer Matt Bellamy from the band said 'We don't want anyone to think we're Celine Dion's backing band.'

2002 Spanish girl group Las Ketchup went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Ketchup Song.' The song was also a No.1 in Italy, Greece, France, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Romania, Argentina and Mexico.

2002 UK singer Will Young went to No.1 on the UK album chart with his debut album 'From Now On.'

2006 Mayor Richard M. Daley awarded P. Diddy with a pair of cufflinks to commemorate the inauguration of an annual "Diddy Day" in the city of Chicago, USA.
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