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Births
1944 George McCrae, (1974 UK & US No.1 single 'Rock Your Baby').

1944 Peter Tosh, guitar, vocals, The Wailers, left in 1974, (1978 UK No.43 single 'You Gotta Walk, Don't Look Back'). Tosh was murdered by burglars at his home on 11th September 1987

1945 Jeannie C Riley, singer, (1968 US No.1 & UK No.12 'Harper Valley PTA'. Jeannie won a Grammy for the best female country singer of 1968).

1946 Keith Reid, Procol Harum, (1967 UK No.1 & US No.5 single 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale').

1947 Wilbert Hart, The Delfonics, (1968 US No.4 & 1971 UK No.19 single 'La La Means I Love You').

1956 Nino DeFranco, The DeFranco Family, (1973 US No.3 single 'Heartbeat It's A Lovebeat', biggest selling US single of 73, based on The Osmonds, featured 10 year old Tony DeFranco).

1957 Karl Wallinger, keyboardist with The Waterboys, (1985 album 'This Is The Sea'). Wallinger quit the band in 1986. He went on to be singer and guitarist with World Party, (1993 UK No.19 single with 'Is It Like Today'). The Wallinger penned song 'She's The One' gave Robbie Williams a UK No.1 hit in 1999.

1960 Daniel Woodgate, drummer, Madness, (1982 UK No.1 single 'House Of Fun & over 20 other UK Top 40 singles), also worked with Voice Of The Beehive, married Jane from the Mo dettes.

1960 Jennifer Holliday, US singer, (1982 US No.22 & UK No.32 single 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going').

1966 Sinitta, singer, (1986 UK No.2 single 'So Macho').

1972 Michel, Pras, The Fugees, (1996 UK No.1 single 'Killing Me Softly'). Solo, 'Getto Supastar, That's Is What You Are', with Ol' Dirty Bastard.

1976 Pete Loeffler lead guitarist and lead singer, Chevelle.


Deaths
1989 Alan Murphy guitarist with Level 42 died of pneumonia related to aids. Also worked with Kate Bush, Go West and Mike & the Mechanics.

1995 Jazz musician Don Cherry died of liver failure aged 58.

1997 Alice Cooper Band guitarist Glen Buxton died from pneumonia aged 49.


Events
1938 The Bob Crosby Orchestra recorded "I'm Free."

1953 Singer Julius LaRosa was fired publicly on "Arthur Godfrey Time" by Godfrey.

1961 Helen Shapiro was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Walking Back To Happiness.' The singers second and final UK No.1.

1963 The Beatles appeared at The Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, England.

1966 The Yardbirds arrive in New York for their first U.S. tour.

1967 "I Second That Emotion" by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles was released by Tamla-Motown.

1967 The soundtrack to The Sound Of Music was at No.1 on the UK album chart, spending its 132 week on the chart. The Beatles were at No.2 with 'Sgt Pepper's' and Scott Walker was at No.3 with 'Scott.'

1967 The Beatles finished guitar and vocal parts for their next single 'Hello Goodbye' at Abbey Road studio's London.

1974 Bachman Turner Overdrive went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Not Fragile.'

1974 Billy Preston went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Nothing From Nothing', the singers second and last No.1.

1974 Rod Stewart went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Smiler' his fourth UK No.1 album.

1979 Prince's second album "Prince" was released.

1979 A 40 date 2 Tone Records UK tour started in Brighton, with ska bands, The Selecter, The Specials and Madness.

1980 Appearing at The Lyceum, London, Slade, The Pirates and Discharge.

1980 AC/DC kicked off a 20-date UK tour at Bristol Colston Hall. The bands first gigs since the death of singer Bon Scott.

1981 Appearing at The Lyceum Ballroom, London, England, The Clash.

1985 A-Ha went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Take On Me', making them the first Norwegian group to score a US No.1.

1991 Oasis played The Boardwalk in their hometown Manchester, the group's first gig with Noel Gallagher in the group.

1994 During a Pink Floyd show at London's Earls Court a section of seating collapsed, over 1,000 fans attending the sold out show escaped any serious injury.

1995 During a North American tour Oasis appeared live on the David Letterman TV show.

1995 Nirvana were at No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah.'

1996 Boyzone had their first UK No.1 single when 'Words' went to the top of the charts for one week.

1996 Simply Red went to No.1 on the UK album charts with their 'Greatest Hits'

1997 On stage at the Grand Ole Opry, Vince Gill honored John Denver. Gill played "Take Me Home, Country Roads."

1998 George Martin, "The Fifth Beatle", retired from the music business.

1998 Mark Nieto filed a lawsuit against Aerosmith for alleged hearing loss after he attended an Aerosmith concert.

1998 Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher made a surprise appearance at the launch party of the new London venue Sound Republic. He jammed onstage with Pete Townshend and members from Ocean Colour Scene and Boo Radleys.

2000 A judge ruled that Robbie Williams had substantially copied lyrics on his song 'Jesus Was A Camper Van' from the 1961 Woody Guthrie song 'I Am The Way' and also used parts of a parody by Loudon Wainwright III. EMI Records had offered 25% royalties but the publishers Ludlow Music were demanding 50%.

2003 Ludacris was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Chicken and Beer' the rappers first US No.1

2005 A survey concluded that the average person spent around Ł21,000 ($42,000) on music during their lives, the figure included the amount spent on Hi-Fi equipment, concerts and CDs. Music enthusiasts were likely to spend more than double that, parting with just over Ł44,000 ($89,000), in a lifetime, according to the survey conducted by UK company Prudential.

2006 NBC said that it had decided not to show pictures of Madonna mounting a crucifix when a concert special was aired the following month.

2007 Johnny Marr was made a visiting professor of music at the University of Salford in Manchester. The former Smiths guitarist was set to deliver a series of workshops and masterclasses to students on the BA Popular Music and Recording degree.
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