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1923 Bert Kaempfert, songwriter, producer, (1961 US No.1 single 'Wonderland By Night'), Presley and Sinatra covered his songs, produced the first recorded Beatles session. He died on 21st June 1980.

1937 Emile Ford, US singer, 1959 UK No.1 single with The Checkmates, 'What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For''

1938 Nico, singer, Velvet Underground, (1968 song 'White Light, White Heat'). Nico died on 18th July 1988 died of a brain haemorrhage having falling off her bicycle while on holiday in Ibiza.

1942 Dave Loveday, The Fourmost, (1964 UK No.6 single 'A Little Loving').

1943 Fred Turner, Bachman Turner Overdrive, (1974 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet').

1947 Bob Weir, guitar, The Grateful Dead, (1970 UK No.69 and US No.127 album 'Workingman's Dead').

1953 Tony Carey, Rainbow, (1981 UK No.3 single 'I Surrender').

1959 Gary Kemp, guitar, keyboards, Spandau Ballet, (1983 UK No.1 single 'True', plus 16 other UK top 40 singles).

1962 Michael Balzary, (Flea), Red Hot Chili Peppers, (1994 UK No.9 single 'Give It Away' and 1992 UK No.26 single 'Under The Bridge', 2002 UK No.1 album 'By The Way').

1965 Simon Bartholomew, The Brand New Heavies, (1994 UK No.13 single 'Midnight At The Oasis').

1969 Wendy Wilson, vocals, Wilson Phillips, daughter of Beach Boy Brian Wilson, (1990 US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'Hold On').

1977 John Mayer, US singer, songwriter, 2003 Grammy award winner for 'Our Body Is A Wonderland', 2004 US No.1 single 'Daughters').

1969 The founder of the Chess record label Leonard Chess died of a heart attack aged 52. Home to John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley and Jimmy Reed.

2007 Macedonian pop star Toše Proeski was killed in a car crash in Croatia. Proeski sang for Macedonia in the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest and won many awards in former Yugoslavia. The 26-year-old's car was in a collision with a lorry on a motorway near the eastern Croatian town of Nova Gradiška.

1951 Little Richard held his first recording session in Atlanta, GA.

1954 Elvis Presley made his first radio appearance on the "Louisiana Hayride."

1956 The Elvis Presley film "Love Me Tender" premiered.

1956 Frankie Laine was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'A Woman In Love', the singers fourth and final UK No.1.

1957 "You Send Me," by Sam Cooke, was released by Keen Records.

1962 The first night of a two month Motown Records package tour started in Washington DC, featuring Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Mary Wells, The Miracles and 12 year old Stevie Wonder.

1965 The Beatles recorded 'Day Tripper' at Abbey Road studio's London in three takes, then add vocals and other overdubs, completing the song before the end of the day.

1966 Joan Baez and 123 other anti-draft demonstrators were arrested for blocking the entrance to the Armed Forces Induction Center in Oakland, CA.

1968 The New Yardbirds played their first concert. The band later changed their name to Led Zeppelin.

1969 Bobbie Gentry was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I'll Never Fall In Love Again,' the singers only UK No.1.

1971 Isaac Hayes' "Theme From Shaft" was released.

1972 A statement was released by Creedance Clearwater Revival that announced the group's break up.

1976 One hit wonder Rick Dees and his Cast Of Idiots went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Disco Duck, (part one)'. Dees was a US TV and radio presenter, the song became a No.6 hit in the UK.

1976 Stevie Wonder's "Song in the Key of Life" was released.

1982 RCA Records released "H2O" by Daryl Hall and John Oates.

1982 Culture Club appeared on UK TV's Top Of The Pops performing 'Do You Really Want To Hurt Me'.

1986 Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Robert Cray joined other artists on stage in St Louis, for Chuck Berry's 60th birthday concert, as featured in the film 'Hail Hail! Rock & Roll'.

1988 Whitney Houston had her third UK No.1 single with 'One Moment In Time.'

1989 The single "The Arms Of Orion" was released by Prince.

1992 Sinead O'Connor was booed off stage at Madison Square Garden during a show to honor Bob Dylan.

1992 Bob Dylan's 30th Anniversary tribute took place at Madison Square Gardens in New York City, guests include Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, George Harrison, Roger McGuinn.

1999 Santana started a 12 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Smooth'.

2001 Two security guards were sacked after refusing to allow Bob Dylan into his own concert. Dylan who had demanded that security on his 'Love and Theft' tour should be tighter than ever didn't have a pass when he arrived backstage.

2002 Billy Joel checked out of a Connecticut hospital known for treating substance abuse.

2005 Sugababes scored their first UK No.1 album with 'Taller In More Ways' the girl group's fourth release.

2006 CBGB, the legendary New York punk club credited with discovering Patti Smith and The Ramones, closed after a final gig by Smith herself. Blondie and Talking Heads also found fame after performing at the club, which helped launch US punk music. The venue first opened in December 1973, its full name CBGB OMFUG standing for "country, bluegrass, blues and other music for uplifting gormandizers".

2007 French rock star Bertrand Cantat was freed from jail after serving half of an eight-year sentence for killing his actress girlfriend. Cantat, singer with Noir Desir, was jailed for the manslaughter of Marie Trintignant after a violent row in a Lithuanian hotel in July 2003. She died after spending days in a coma.

2007 Madonna signed a ground-breaking recording and touring contract with concert promoter Live Nation becoming the first major star to choose an all-in-one agreement with a tour company over a traditional record contract. The deal reported to be worth $120m (L59m) over 10 years, would give Live Nation rights to all her music-related projects - including new albums, tours, merchandise, websites, DVDs, sponsorship, TV shows and films.
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