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Births
1936 Bill Wyman, bass, The Rolling Stones, (1969 UK & US No.1 single 'Honky Tonk Women', and over 30 Top 40 UK & US singles and albums. Quit The Stones in 1993, 1981 UK solo No.14 'Je Suis Un Rock Star'). Now tours with his backing band, The Rhythm Kings, which has featured Albert Lee and Georgie Fame.

1944 Ted Templeman, Harper's Bizarre, (1967 US No. 13 & UK No.34 single 'The 59th Street Bridge Song, Feelin' Groovy').

1946 Jerry Edmonton, Steppenwolf, (1969 US No.2 & UK No.30 single 'Born To Be Wild'). Killed in a car crash on 28th November 1993.

1946 Rob Van Leeuwen, Shocking Blue, (1970 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Venus').

1947 Edgar Broughton, vocals, guitar, Edgar Broughton Band, (1970 UK No.39 single 'Out Demons Out').

1948 Dale Griffin, drums, Mott The Hoople, (1972 UK No.3 & US No.37 single 'All The Young Dudes', also BBC radio producer).

1948 Paul and Barry Ryan, identical twins (1965 UK No.13 single with 'Don't Bring Me Your Heartaches'). Barry also had a solo 1968 UK No.2 single (No.1 on the NME chart), with 'Eloise' written by his brother Paul. Paul died of cancer on 29th November 1992 aged 44.

1959 Weird Al Yankovic, minor US hits parodying songs such as 'Eat It', (Michael Jacksons 'Beat It') and 'Like A Surgeon', (Madonna's 'Like A Virgin').

1962 Debbie Googe, My Bloody Valentine, (1991 UK No.29 single 'To Here Knows When').

1969 Rob Green, Toploader, (2000 UK No.7 single 'Dancing In The Moonlight').

1970 Alonza Bevan, Kula Shaker, (1996 UK No.2 single 'Hey Dude').

1971 Ed Chester, The Bluetones, (1996 UK No.2 single 'Slight Return').

1978 Sabrina Washington, Mis-Teeq, (2001 UK No.2 single 'All I Want').

1979 Ben Gillies, Silverchair, (1997 Australian No.1 & UK No.34 single 'Freak', 1995 Australian No.1 album 'Frogstomp' plus three other Australian No.1 albums).

1980 Monica, (1998 US No.1 & UK No.2 single with Brandy 'The Boy Is Mine').


Deaths
1986 Sound engineer for Dire Straits Peter Grange, was killed in a road accident in Gloucestershire.

2001 Kim Gardner former bassist with Ashton Gardner & Dyke died of Cancer. 1971 UK No.3 single 'The Resurrection Shuffle', formed The Birds with Ron Wood.

2002 Producer Tom Dowd died of emphysema. Dowd had worked with Eric Clapton, Otis Redding, Rod Stewart, Ray Charles and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

2006 Guitarist Steve Roberts committed suicide aged 54. Roberts had been a member of UK group Dreadzone and had worked with Desmond Dekker and Prince Buster.


Events
1939 "Let's Dance" was recorded by Benny Goodman and his orchestra.

1959 Rolling Stone Bill Wyman married Diane Corey on his 23rd birthday.

1960 Brenda Lee scored her second US No.1 of the year with 'I Want To Be Wanted'. It only reached No.31 in the UK.

1960 Frank Sinatra went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Nice 'n' Easy'.

1962 James Brown recorded "Live at the Apollo, Volume I."

1963 The Beatles left Great Britain for their first tour outside of their homeland.

1964 The Rolling Stones kicked off an 11 date North American tour playing two shows at The New York Academy of Music.

1967 Pink Floyd were forced to cancel a tour of the US when Syd Barrett refused to move his lips in time to 'Arnold Layne', on ABC TV's American Bandstand.

1970 U.S. President Richard Nixon appealed to radio broadcasters to screen songs with lyrics that urge drug use.

1970 Pink Floyd were at No.1 on the UK album chart with the 'Atom Heart Mother', the group's first No.1.

1970 Santana scored their first US No.1 album with 'Abraxas'.

1971 In New York, Pablo Casals conducted the premiere of his "Hymn to the United Nations" with text by W.H. Auden.

1973 Art Garfunkel received his first gold album of his solo career for "Angel Clare."

1973 John Lennon began litigation against the US government, accusing them of tapping his telephone.

1973 Rolling Stone Keith Richards was fined Ł205 after admitting having cannabis, Chinese heroin, mandrax tablets and a revolver at his Chelsea home.

1974 In London, "Stardust" premiered starring David Essex.

1975 The First Planetary Celebration was held to promote awareness of mans global responsibility.

1977 Rolling Stone Keith Richards pleaded guilty to possessing heroin to a court in Toronto. He was given a one year suspended sentence and ordered to perform a benefit concert for the blind.

1978 In Toronto, Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) plead guilty to heroin possession. He was given a one-year suspended sentence.

1979 Paul McCartney received a medallion cast in rhodium after being declared the most successful composer of all time. From 1962 to 1978, McCartney had written or co-written 43 songs that had sold over a million copies each.

1980 Guinness Book of World Records gave Paul McCartney a rhodium-plated disc for being history's all-time best-selling songwriter and recording artist.

1980 During a UK tour Ry Cooder appeared at The Apollo in London.

1987 Michael Jackson started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Bad', a No.3 hit in the UK.

1987 Sting went to No.1 on the UK album chart with his third solo release 'Nothing Like The

1988 The John Fogerty vs. Fantasy Records case began. Fantasy claimed that Fogerty had plagiarized his own song "Run Through The Jungle" when he wrote "The Old Man Down The Road."

1989 Hank Ballard, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Bobby Darin, the Four Tops, the Four Seasons, Holland-Dozier-Holland, the Kinks, Carole King and Gerry Goffin, the Platters, the Who, Simon & Garfunkel were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

1989 Appearing at The Riverside, Newcastle, England, Maria McKee.

1992 Simple Minds started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Glittering Prize 81-92' their 5th UK No.1 LP.

1992 Madonna's album "Erotica" was released.

1993 Duran Duran cancelled the remainder of their tour after Simon LeBon tore a vocal chord.

1994 Jamiroquai kicked off a 13-date UK tour at Cardiff University.

1995 In Cleveland, OH, Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders) sang the national anthem in Game 3 of the World Series.

1995 New York City declared October 24th Tony Bennett Day.

1995 "It's A Mystery" was released by Bob Segar & the Silver Bullet Band. It was their first studio release in four years.

1996 Berry Gordy, Jr., founder of Motown, received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

1998 Former Stone Roses lead singer Ian Brown was jailed for 4 months after being found guilty of disorderly behaviour during a flight from Paris to Manchester. Brown had threatened to chop the hands off an air stewardess during a heated exchange.

1998 Gym and Tonic went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Spacedust.'

1999 Westlife went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Flying Without Wings'. It made the boy band only the third act to debut at No.1 with their first three singles, B*Witched and Robson and Jerome being the other two.

2001 The cities of Detroit and Auburn Hills settled lawsuits with Dr. Dre. The lawsuits accused the cities of censorship by threatening to arrest him if he aired a sexually explicit video at a concert in July 2000.

2004 Ronan Keating went to No.1 on the UK album charts with '10 Years Of Hits', the former Boyzone singer's third No.1 album.

2004 George Strait was at No.1 on the US album chart with '50 Years of Hits.'

2005 Madonna gave a surprise lecture at a New York university, discussing her career and new film after she arrived unannounced at City University's Hunter College as part of the MTV series Stand In. Students expected a screening of her new documentary, "I'm Going To Tell You a Secret" but they were also given the chance to question the singer.

2006 Rapper Foxy Brown was sentenced to three years probation for assaulting two New York nail salon workers in 2004. Brown had kicked and punched employees during a dispute over payment for a pedicure and manicure in August 2004. She had been threatened with jail after failing to turn up to court.

2007 A judge removed a drug treatment order for Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty when he appeared at Thames Magistrates' Court for a review of the order. District Judge Jane McIvor told the singer she was going to revoke the six months left to serve on the order after advice from experts.
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