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1940 Cliff Richard, (Harry Webb). Britain's most successful solo artist, his first hit was in 1958 the UK No.2 single 'Move It', then 1959 UK No.1 single 'Living Doll' and 1979 UK No.1 single 'We Don't talk Anymore', plus over 100 UK Top 40 hits). He once worked as a clerk at Fergusons TV factory.

1942 Billy Harrison, Them, (1965 UK No.2 single 'Here Comes The Night').

1945 Colin Hodgkinson, bass, Whitesnake, (1987 US No.1 & UK No.9 single 'Here I Go Again').

1946 Dan McCafferty, Nazareth, (1973 UK No.9 single 'Broken Down Angel').

1946 Justin Hayward, The Moody Blues, (1965 UK No.1 single 'Go Now' and 1968 UK No.19 single 'Nights In White Satin').

1948 Ivory Tilmon, Detroit Emeralds, (1973 UK No.7 single 'Feel The Need In Me').

1948 Marcia Barrett, Boney M, (1978 UK No.1 & US No.30 single 'Rivers Of Babylon').

1952 Chris Amoo, The Real Thing, (1976 UK No.1 single 'You To Me Are Everything').

1958 Thomas Dolby, solo, (1984 UK No.17 single 'Hyperactive'), Also member of Camera Club, Lene Lovich band, as a producer worked with Joni Mitchell, Prefab Sprout.

1965 Karyn White, singer, (1991 US No.1 single 'Romantic', a No.23 hit in the UK).

1974 Natalie Maines, Dixie Chicks, (1999 UK No.26 single, 'There's Your Trouble', 2000 single 'Cowboy Take Me Away', 1999 US No.1 album 'Fly').

1975 Shaznay Lewis, vocals, All Saints, (1998 UK No.1 single 'Never Ever'). Solo.

1978 Usher, singer, (1998 UK No.1 single 'You Make Me Wanna', 1998 US No.1 single, 'Nice & Slow'. His 2004 album Confessions sold over a million copies in the US in its first week of release, selling the greatest amount of records in one week for any R&B artist).

1977 Bing Crosby died of a heart attack at the age of 76.

1990 Composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein died at the age of 72.

1938 "Big Noise from Winnetka" was recorded by Bob Crosby and The Bob Cats.

1939 Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) was organized. BMI competed directly with ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers).

1955 Buddy Holly, Larry Welborn, and Bob Montgomery open for Bill Haley & the Comets in Lubbock, TX. Eddie Crandell sees the show and arranges for Holly to record his first demo.

1957 "Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley was released.

1957 The Everly Brothers had their first No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Wake Up Little Susie', (a No.2 hit in the UK).

1959 Bobby Darin was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Mack The Knife'.

1964 The secret marriage of Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones) to Shirley Ann Arnold took place.

1966 Grace Slick made her first appearance with Jefferson Airplane.

1966 Pink Floyd made their debut live performance when they played at All Saints Hall, Notting Hill, London.

1967 Bobbie Gentry started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Ode To Billie Joe'.

1969 Police in New Jersey issued a warrant for the arrest of Frank Sinatra in relation to his connections with the Mafia.

1971 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared on "The Dick Cavett Show" on ABC to promote Lennon's new LP and film ("Imagine"), Yoko's book, two films and a fine arts show.

1972 "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" was released by the Temptations.

1972 Michael Jackson went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Ben', his first solo No.1. a No.7 hit in the UK.

1972 Joe Cocker was arrested with his band in Adelaide, Australia. The police claimed to have confiscated marijuana, heroin and hypodermic syringes.

1975 "Rock & Roll All Night" was released by KISS.

1976 Aerosmith kicked off their first ever UK tour at Liverpool's Empire Theatre.

1977 Linda Ronstadt sang the National Anthem at the third game of the World Series.

1981 Prince released the album "Controversy".

1987 Appearing live at Newcastle City Hall, England, Bryan Adams with support group T'Pau.

1988 Def Leppard became first act in chart history to sell seven million copies of two consecutive LPs, with Pyromania' (released in 1983) and 'Hysteria.'

1989 Motley Crue started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Dr. Feelgood'.

1989 Tracy Chapman scored her second UK No.1 album with 'Crossroads'.

1996 Madonna and Carlos Leon's daughter, Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon, was born in Los Angeles, CA.

1997 Paul McCartney's symphonic poem "Standing Stone" debuted.

1997 The soundtrack to the film "Casablanca" was released for the first time.

1998 Janet Jackson set off on a 10 date US tour at the Baltimore arena with *NSYNC as the opening act.

2000 A lawsuit was filed against Don Henley in Little Rock, AR. The suit claimed that a fan was hit in the forehead with a maraca during on October 4, 2000 concert.

2000 UK school publication 'The Newspaper' published a 'Pop Stars Pet Hates' survey that revealed Britney Spears hated her feet, Posh Spice hated being called Vicky and Geri Halliwell was turned off by men who smell.

2000 The Beatles Anthology book was at No.1 on the New York Times non-fiction bestseller list.

2002 The Libertines released their debut album, the record entered the UK charts at Number 35 and went on to top end of year critics polls in several music magazines.

2004 Eric Clapton was suspended from driving in France after being caught speeding at 134mph in his Porsche 911 Turbo near Merceuil. He was given a 750 euro fine and his UK licence was confiscated. After paying his fine Clapton posed for photographs with French police and then left the scene in his Porsche - with his secretary behind the wheel.

2006 Ludacris was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Release Therapy' the rappers fifth album release

2007 US rapper TI was arrested and charged with weapons offences just hours before he was due to perform and collect two awards at the BET Hip-Hop gala in Atlanta. The 27-year-old was arrested in a car park on suspicion of collecting machine guns and silencers bought for him by his bodyguard. His award for CD of the Year was accepted by rapper Common, who jointly won the prize with TI.

2007 Sugababes went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Change' the girl groups fifth album and second No.1.
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