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Births
1940 Manfred Mann, keyboard player with Manfred Mann, (1964 UK & US No.1 single 'Do Wah Diddy Diddy').

1941 Steve Cropper, guitarist, Booker T and the MG's, (1962 US No. 3 single 'Green Onions', 1969 UK No.4 single 'Time Is Tight').

1942 Elvin Bishop, guitarist, (1976 US No.3 & UK No.34 single 'Fooled Around And Fell In Love'). Member of Paul Butterfield Blues Band 65-68.

1943 Ron Elliott, The Beau Brummels, (1965 US No.8 single, 'Just A Little.')

1946 Lee Loughnane, trumpet, Chicago, (1976 UK & US No.1 single 'If You Leave Me Now').

1947 Tetsu Yamauchi, bass player, Faces, (1973 UK No.8 single 'Pool Hall Richard',) Free, (1973 UK No.7 single 'Wishing Well').

1948 John 'Rabbit' Bundrick, Free, (1973 UK No.7 single 'Wishing Well'). Back Street Crawler.

1952 Brent Mydland, The Grateful Dead, (1970 UK No.69 and US No.127 album 'Workingman's Dead'). He was found dead on the floor of his home on 26th July 1990 aged 38 from a drug overdose.

1953 Charlotte Caffey, The Go- Go's, (1982 US No.2 single, 'We Got The Beat', 1982 UK No.47 single 'Our Lips Our Sealed').

1954 Eric Faulkner, Bay City Rollers, (1975 UK No.1 single 'Bye Bye Baby', plus 11 other UK top 20 singles', 1976 US No.1 single 'Saturday Night').

1957 Attila The Stockbroker, pop poet, worked with John Otway and TV Smith.

1957 Julian Cope, guitar, vocals, Teardrop Explodes, (1981 UK No.6 single 'Reward'), solo (1986 UK No.19 single 'World Shut Your Mouth').

1957 Steve Lukather, guitar, Toto, (1983 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Africa').

1959 Rose McDowell, singer, Strawberry Switchblade, (1984 UK No.5 single 'Since Yesterday').

1971 Tony Mortimer, East 17, (1994 UK No.1 single 'Stay Another Day', plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles).


Deaths
1965 Bill Black, Elvis Presley's bass player, (1954-57), died four months after receiving surgery to remove a brain tumour aged 39.

1995 Shannon Hoon (Blind Melon) died of a cocaine overdose at the age of 28.

2006 Drummer Sandy West died, founding member of US all girl group The Runaways, hailed by fans and critics alike to be one of the most groundbreaking drummers in rock and roll history.


Events
1908 A "Saturday Evening Post" advertisement offered a chance to buy a two-sided record from Columbia.

1938 Jan Savitt's orchestra recorded "Quaker City Jazz."

1957 "Jailhouse Rock", the Elvis Presley film, premiered.

1958 Buddy Holly recorded his last studio session. Holly and the Crickets recorded "True Love Ways," "Moondreams," "It Doesn't Matter Anymore," and "Raining in my Heart."

1961 Bob Dylan recorded "Bob Dylan," his first album. He was 20 years old when he did the recording for Columbia Records. The cost to produce the session was $400.

1962 Cliff Richard appeared on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

1964 The movie musical "My Fair Lady" made its world premier in New York.

1965 The Kingsmen and the Dave Clark Five appear on "Shindig!"

1965 Wanting to improve on a previous recording session The Beatles started from scratch on a new song called 'Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)', finishing recordings in three takes. They also begin working on a new John Lennon song 'Nowhere Man.'

1966 The Who appeared on Britain's "Ready Steady Go!"

1967 Scottish singer Lulu started a five-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the theme from the film 'To Sir With Love'.

1971 Mick and Bianca Jagger's daughter Jade was born in Paris.

1972 Chuck Berry started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'My Ding-A- Ling', his first and only US and UK No.1, 17 years after his first chart hit.

1972 Curtis Mayfield started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with soundtrack to 'Superfly'.

1975 Elton John received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1978 The Clash sacked manager Bernie Rhodes, saying the band and record company 'found him hard to deal with'. Melody Maker journalist Caroline Coon took his place.

1987 Virgin Records were advertising the new album from Sting 'Nothing Like The Sun', the album and tape was selling for L6.99 and the CD L10.99. The same week Woolworths were selling all their 12" singles for L2.79.

1989 Jive Bunny And The Mastermixes had their second UK No.1 single with 'That's What I Like.'

1989 Kylie Minogue scored her second UK No.1 album with 'Enjoy Yourself.'

1992 George Michael took Sony Records to court in a fight over his contract with the company; he lost the case in 1994. Michael worked with Sony again less than 10 years later.

1992 The erotic photograph book, "Sex," was released by Madonna. The first run of 500,000 copies sold out.

1992 Elton John files a $35 Million lawsuit accusing a reporter from the TV show "Hard Copy" of falsely stating that he had moved to Atlanta to be near an AIDS treatment center.

1992 Benjamin Storm Keough was born to Lisa Marie Presley and her husband Danny Keough.

1992 Katherine Diana was born. She was the first child of Hank Williams Jr. and his fourth wife Mary Jane.

1993 During their 'Get A Grip World Tour' Aerosmith kicked off a 4-date UK dates at Sheffield Arena.

1995 Green Day singer Billie Joe was arrested and fined $141 after mooning at the audience during a gig in Milwaukee.

1996 Jay Bargieri, a former executive with EMI Records, announced the launch of the first Internet record label. The record label, Jay-Bird Records, is the first of its kind.

1997 Elton John's 'Candle In The Wind 97' was declared by the Guinness Book Of Records as the biggest selling single record of all time, with 31.8 million sales in less than 40 days and raising more than Ł20 million for charity.

1998 Coolio (Artis Ivey) plead not guilty to concealed weapon and marijuana possession charges in Torrance, CA. He had been arrested the previous month.

1998 Alice Cooper filed suit against KISS members Paul Stanley and Bruce Kulick alleging their song "Dreamin'" sounds too much like the song "Eighteen" by Cooper.

2000 Boyzone singer Ronan Keating kicked off his first UK solo tour at The Liverpool Empire.

2001 Concerts at Madison Square Garden and the RFK stadium in Washington were expected to raise millions in funds for the victims of the Sept 11th attacks. Stars who appeared included Michael Jackson, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, *NSYNC, P Diddy & James Brown.

2001 Steps started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Gold The Greatest Hits'.

2001 Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, The Who and Elton John were among acts who played a benefit concert at Madison Square Gardens New York for 5,000 rescue workers and bereaved families affected by the September 11th terrorist attacks.

2004 Jessica Simpson was being sued over her cosmetic line 'Dessert.' Cosmojet, a California-based cosmetics company, filed the suit in Los Angeles County Superior Court, claiming Simpson, her cosmetic company Dessert Beauty Inc. and cosmetic retailing giant Sephora owe Cosmojet nearly $200,000 for products they say they manufactured and sold to Dessert. Cosmojet claimed it sold nearly $1 million in products to Simpson and her company, and to date had only received close to $800,000 in payment.

2006 British broadcaster John Peel left over L1.8m and over 25,000 vinyl records in his will. Peel died suddenly at the age of 65 from a heart attack in 2004.

2006 Evanescence were at No.1 on the US album chart with their second album 'The Open Door.' It became the 700th No.1 album in Billboard since the chart became a weekly feature in 1956.

2007 Kid Rock and five members of his entourage were arrested after an argument with a man escalated into a fight in a restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia. Kid Rock's tour bus was pulled over by police after it left the scene; Rock was released after posting $1,000 (Ł490) bail.

2007 Kid Rock was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Rock N Roll Jesus' his eleventh album release and first to debut at the top of the chart.

2007 Stereophonics went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Pull The Pin' the bands sixth studio album.
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