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Births
1890 Jelly Roll Morton, US pianist, arranger, bandleader, the first great composer in Jazz, died 10th July 1941.

1939 Ray Jones, Dakotas, (1963 UK No.18 single 'The Cruel Sea').

1939 Jay Siegel, The Tokens, (1961 US No.1 & UK No.11 single 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight').

1940 Kathy Kirby, UK singer, (1963 UK No.4 single 'Secret Love').

1942 John Carter, Ivy League, (1965 UK No.3 single 'Tossing and Turning').

1945 Ric Lee, drummer, Ten Years After, (UK rock group, 1970 UK No.10 single 'Love Like A Man').

1951 Alan Greenwood, keyboards, Foreigner, (1985 UK & US No.1 single 'I Want To Know What Love Is').

1953 Tom Petty, guitar, vocals, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, (1977 single 'American Girl', 1989 UK No.28 single 'I Won't Back Down', 1991 UK No.3 album 'Into The Great Wide Open'). Traveling Wilburys, (1988 UK No. 21 single 'Handle With Care'). Solo.

1958 Mark King, bass, vocals, Level 42, (1986 UK No.3 & US No.12 single Lessons In Love', plus 19 other UK Top 40 singles).

1964 David Ryan, drummer, The Lemonheads, (1993 UK No.14 singles 'Into Your Arms').

1964 Jim Sonefild, Hootie & The Blowfish, (1995 US No.1 album 'Cracked Rear View' sold over 15m copies. 1995 UK No.50 single 'Hold My Hand').

1965 Norman Blake, guitar & vocals, Teenage Fanclub, (1992 UK No.31 single 'What You Do To Me').

1971 Dannii Minogue, Australian singer, (1991 UK No.8 single 'Love And Kisses' plus 10 other UK Top 40 singles).

1971 Snoop Doggy Dogg, (Calvin Broadus), 1993 US No.1 album 'Doggy Style', 1996 UK No.12 single 'Snoop's Upside Your Head'.

1977 Nicholas Hodgson, drummer, Kaiser Chiefs, (2005 UK No.3 album 'Employment', 2005 UK No.6 single 'Oh My God', 2007 UK No.1 single 'Ruby').

1978 Paul Wilson, bass, Snow Patrol, (2006 UK No.1 album 'Eyes Open', 2006 UK No.6 single 'Chasing Cars').


Deaths
1977 Lynyrd Skynyrd vocalist Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines (Steve's sister) and road manager Dean Kilpatrick were killed when their plane crashed in Gillsburg, MS. The other four members of the band were seriously injured but survived the crash.

1983 US country singer, songwriter Merle Travis died aged 65. Invented the first solid body electric guitar. Wrote 'Sixteen Tons' 1955 US No.1 for Ernie Ford.

1997 Henry "The Sunflower" Vesting (Canned Heat) was found dead in a hotel room in France.

2007 Paul Raven, bassist with post-punk band Killing Joke, died of a suspected heart attack in Geneva, Switzerland, where he was recording aged 46. He left the band in 1987 before forming Murder Inc and joining Ministry, Prong and Mob Research.


Events
1932 "All the Things You Are" was recorded by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra with Jack Leonard as the featured vocalist.

1954 The musical "Peter Pan" opened.

1955 "Day-O" was recorded by Harry Belafonte.

1960 Roy Orbison had his first UK No.1 single with 'Only The Lonely.' The song was turned down by The Everly Brothers and Elvis Presley, so Orbison decided to record the song himself.

1960 The Elvis Presley film "G.I. Blues" premiered.

1961 Bob Dylan's self-titled debut album was recorded.

1962 The Four Seasons released "Big Girls Don't Cry."

1962 The Irvin Berlin musical "Mr. President" opened on Broadway.

1962 Bobby 'Boris' Pickett and the Crypt Kickers started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Monster Mash', it became a No.3 in the UK eleven years later in 1973. The song had been banned by The BBC in the UK, deemed offensive.

1962 Peter Paul and Mary went to No.1 on the US album chart with their self-titled album.

1964 The Rolling Stones played their first live concert in France when they appeared at the Paris Olympia.

1967 Davy Jones of The Monkees opened his own 'Zilch', boutique in Greenwich Village, New York City.

1969 The Who played the first of six nights at New York's Filmore East performing a two-hour show featuring the songs from 'Tommy.'

1969 John Lennon released "Cold Turkey," his second solo album.

1971 During a UK tour The Velvet Underground played at Birmingham University, England.

1973 Queen appeared on the 'In concert' show on UK BBC Radio One.

1973 The Rolling Stones went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Angie', the group's 7th US chart topper. A No.5 hit in the UK.

1973 The Sydney Opera house officially opened.

1973 "The Joker" was released by the Steve Miller Band.

1976 Led Zeppelin's film, "The Song Remains the Same," premiered in London.

1977 Siouxsie Sioux and Kenny Morris from The Banshees were arrested and held overnight at Holloway police station, London for causing an obstruction after a London gig, they were both fined Ł20.

1978 The Police made their U.S. performance debut in New York.

1979 Herb Alpert started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Rise', giving the co founder of A&M records his second US No.1. It made No.13 in the UK.

1979 The Eagles started a nine week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Long Run', the bands fourth US No.1.

1984 Wham! held the UK No.1 position with the single 'Freedom', the duo's second No.1.

1990 James Ingram went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Don't Have The Heart', not a hit in the UK.

1990 The Charlatans went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut LP 'Some Friendly.'

1990 Three members of 2 Live Crew were acquitted on obscenity charges in Hollywood, FL.

1991 Clint Black and Lisa Hartman were married near Houston, TX.

1992 The Madonna album "Erotica" was released.

1991 Country singer Clint Black married actress from 'Knot's Landing', Lisa Hartman.

1994 Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker presented this week's edition of the UK music show 'Top Of The Pops', introducing Michelle Gayle, Let Loose and INXS.

1994 The Prodigy kicked off a 12-date UK tour at The Palace in Blackpool.

1996 UK singer Mark Morrison was arrested accused of conspiracy to rob a West London shop, he was later released on bail

2002 Nelly started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Dilemma.'

2003 A jury found Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Tweedy guilty of assaulting a nightclub worker. The singer was sentenced to complete 120 hours of unpaid community service and was ordered to pay her victim Ł500 compensation, plus Ł3,000 of prosecution costs. The singer had denied attacking toilet attendant Sophie Amogbokpa, saying she only punched her in self-defence. The charges stemmed from an incident at the Drink nightclub in Guildford, Surrey, on 11 January.

2005 Michael Jackson received a jury summons at his Neverland ranch in California four months after he was acquitted on child molestation charges. A spokesperson said it was likely he would be excused from serving due to the fact that he has lived in Bahrain since the trial.

2005 US rapper Sticky Fingaz was arrested after allegedly leaving an unlicensed gun in a hotel room. Police said a handgun was found in Manhattan hotel Flatotel, in a room in which the rapper had been staying. Sticky Fingaz, real name Kirk Jones, was not licensed to carry a weapon.
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