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1935 Barry McGuire, US singer, (1965 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Eve Of Destruction').

1938 Marv Johnson, US singer, (1960 US No.9 single 'I Love The Way You Love', 1969 UK No.10 single 'I'll Pick A Rose For My Rose'). Johnson died on 16th May 1993.

1942 Chris Andrews, (1965 UK No.3 single 'Yesterday Man').

1942 Don Stevenson, Moby Grape, (1967 album 'Moby Grape').

1946 Richard Carpenter, keyboards, vocals, The Carpenters, (1973 UK No.2 single 'Yesterday Once More', 1970 US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'Close To You').

1947 Chris De Burgh, singer, songwriter, (1986 UK No.1 single 'The Lady In Red').

1953 Tito Jackson, The Jackson Five, (1970 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'I Want You Back'), The Jacksons, (1977 UK No.1 single 'Show You The Way To Go').

1966 Dave Stead, The Beautiful South, (1990 UK No.1 single 'A Little Time' plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles).

1966 Douglas Vipond, Deacon Blue, (1988 UK No.8 single 'Real Gone Kid', plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles).

1975 Ginuwine, (Elgin Lumpkin) US rapper, (1997 UK No.10 single 'When Doves Cry').

1984 Shayne Ward, winner of the 2005 UK TV series The X Factor. His 2005 UK No.1 single 'That's My Goal' became the Christmas No.1, selling a record-breaking 313,000 copies on its first day of sales, making it the third fastest selling single of all time, (behind Elton John's 'Candle in the Wind' and Will Young's 'Evergreen', which sold 685,000 and 400,000 copies in their first days of sale respectively.

1955 "Grand Ole Opry" premiered on ABC-TV.

1955 Buddy Holly opened a show for Elvis Presley in Lubbock, TX.

1960 The Beatles (minus Pete Best) and two members of Rory Storm's Hurricanes (Ringo Starr and Lou Walters) recorded a version of George Gershwin's 'Summertime' in a Hamburg recording studio. The track which was cut onto a 78-rpm disc marked the first session that included John, Paul, George, and Ringo together.

1961 Appearing at a charity evening raising funds for St John's ambulance brigade at Liverpool's Albany Cinema, Ken Dodd and The Beatles.

1965 Beach Boy Mike Love married Suzanne Belcher in Las Vegas.

1965 Jimi Hendrix signed his first recording contract, he received $1 and a 1% Royalty on all of his recordings.

1966 Appearing at the launch of London's Roundhouse venue, The U.F.O. festival with Pink Floyd (who were paid L15 for the gig), The Move, Denny Laine and Soft Machine. Legend has it that LSD coated sugar cubes were given away as prizes.

1966 The Four Tops started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Reach Out And I'll Be There'. The group's second US No.1 and their first No.1 in the UK.

1968 Led Zeppelin made its performance debut in England.

1971 Rick Nelson was booed when he performed new material at an oldies show.

1972 Lieutenant Pigeon were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Mouldy Old Dough.' Keyboard player Rob Woodward had his mum play piano on the single, making them the only mother and son act to score a UK No.1.

1973 Keith Richards was found guilty of trafficking cannabis by a Court in Nice, France. The Rolling Stone was given a one-year suspended sentence and a 5,000 franc fine. He was also banned from entering France for two years.

1973 The U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a 1971 Federal Communications directive that broadcasters censor from the airwaves songs with drug-oriented lyrics.

1976 Ike and Tina Turner split their musical act.

1977 "Rumours," the second album from Fleetwood Mac, was released.

1977 "Slip Slidin' Away," by Paul Simon, was released.

1977 Debby Boone started a 10 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You Light Up My Life', the longest stay at the top since Guy Mitchell's 'Singing The Blues. A No.48 hit in the UK.

1977 Supertramp kicked off a 13-date UK tour at the Odeon, Birmingham.

1979 Abba played their first concert in North America when they appeared in Vancouver, Canada.

1983 Genesis went to No.1 on the UK chart with their self-titled album 'Genesis'

1987 Jerry Garcia, of the Grateful Dead, opened a series of solo shows on Broadway.

1987 Appearing at Bath Moles Club, Bath, England, The La's.

1988 Bon Jovi started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'New Jersey'.

1988 Chris de burgh went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Flying Colours'

1988 UB40 went to No.1 on the US singles chart with their version of the Neil Diamond song 'Red Red Wine', also a No.1 hit in the UK.

1994 R.E.M. entered the US album chart at No.1 with 'Monster', the bands 11th No.1. Also No.1 in the UK.

1994 Take That had their 5th UK No.1 when 'Sure' started a two-week run at the top of the charts.

1995 Mariah Carey started a four week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Daydream', the singers sixth album release.

1996 Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) was charged with attacking a cameraman that was trying to take pictures of him and his wife Pamela Anderson Lee.

1997 Patricia Ann Richardson filed suit against Snoop Doggy Dogg, his former manager Sharita Knight, and Death Row Records for allegedly tricking her into transporting packages of marijuana to a venue where Snoop Doggy Dogg was performing.

1998 MCA Records Inc. filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against New Edition members Ralph Tresvant, Johnny Gill, Ricardo Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronald DeVoe for alleged failure to deliver albums.

1998 Puff Daddy played his first U.K. show.

2000 Dave Edmunds had a triple heart bypass operation. The 56 year-old Welsh rocker had the operation at LA's Cedars Sinai Hospital.

2000 Radiohead went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Kid A', the group's fourth album which was also a UK No.1.

2000 U2 went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Beautiful Day', the group's fourth UK No.1 single.

2007 Britney Spears visited a Los Angeles police station to be photographed and fingerprinted ahead of her hit-and-run court case. The 25-year-old singer spent about 30 minutes at the station after a judge ordered her to submit to the procedures. Ms Spears was charged last month for allegedly crashing into a parked car while driving without a valid licence.
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