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Births
1944 Jon Anderson, vocals, Warriors, Yes, (1983 UK No.28 & US No.1 single 'Owner Of A Lonely Heart').

1944 Taffy Danoff, Starland Vocal Band, (1976 US No.1 & UK No.18 single 'Afternoon Delight').

1947 John Hall, The Equals, (1968 UK No.1 & US No.32 single 'Baby Come Back').

1948 Glenn Tipton, Judas Priest, (1980 UK No.12 single 'Living After Midnight', 1980 UK No.4 album 'British Steel').

1950 Chris Norman, Smokie, (1975 UK No.3 single 'If You Think You Know How To Love Me').

1951 Richard Lloyd, guitar, vocals, Television, (1977 single and album 'Marquee Moon').

1955 Matthias Jabs, The Scorpions, (1991 UK No.2 single 'Wind Of Change').

1960 Christina Amphlett, vocals, The Divinyls, (1991 US No.4 & UK No.10 single, 'I Touch Myself').

1962 Chad Smith, Red Hot Chili Peppers, (1992 UK No.26 single 'Under The Bridge', 2002 UK No.1 album 'By The Way').

1963 John Leven, Europe, (1986 UK No.1 single 'The Final Countdown').

1965 Nick Thorp, Curiosity Killed The Cat, (1989 UK No.14 single 'Name And Number').

1968 Todd Thomas, (speech, Arrested Development, 1992 UK No.2 single 'People Everyday').

1970 Ed Robertson, guitar, Barenaked Ladies, (1998 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'One Week').

1985 Ciara Princess Harris, US singer, songwriter, record producer, (2004 US No.1 single 'Goodies', 2006 US No.1 album Ciara: The Evolution).


Deaths
1991 Bill Graham, concert promoter, was killed in a helicopter crash.

1985 Actor and singer Gary Holton died of a drug overdose. Member of The Heavy Metal Kids, one half of Casino Steel. Appeared in the film Quadrophenia and TV's 'Auf Wiedersehen Pet.'

1992 Roger Miller died of cancer in hospital in Los Angeles. (1965 UK No.1 & US No.4 single 'King Of The Road.

1993 Howie Blauvelt died of a heart attack. Had been a member of The Ram Jam Band and worked with Billy Joel.

2000 William Martin drummer with Sam The Sham & the Pharaohs died of a heart attack. (1965 US No.2 & UK No.11 single 'Wooly Bully').

2003 Johnny Cash's step-daughter, Rosey Nix Adams and her fiddle player Jimmy Campbell were found dead on their tour bus in Clarksville, Tennessee from Carbon monoxide poisoning. Heaters that had been left on were blamed for the accident.

2004 John Peel died in Cuzco, Peru of a heart attack, aged 65. He was BBC's longest-serving radio DJ and the first DJ to introduce The Ramones, Roxy Music, The Smiths, The Fall, Rod Stewart, Blur, the *** Pistols, T. Rex and others to the masses. He founded Dandelion Records in 1969, which released records by Kevin Coyne, Bridget St John and Medicine Head. He was also known for his 'Peel Sessions', releases of live radio sessions. Peel was appointed an OBE in 1998.


Events
1958 Cliff Richard made his British radio debut on the BBC's 'Saturday Club.'

1960 Mick Jagger and Keith Richards accidentally met on a train. They had known each other previously from school.

1963 The Beatles kicked off their first tour of Sweden by playing two shows at Nya Aulan, Sundstavagen, Karlstad, Sweden. The local pop reviewer was not impressed, saying The Beatles should be grateful to their screaming fans for drowning out the group's terrible performance, adding that The Beatles "were of no musical importance whatsoever and that their local support group, The Phantoms, decidedly outshone them."

1964 The Rolling Stones made their first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

1968 Led Zeppelin made their live debut at Surrey University, England. In 2003 the poster for the gig which stated the 'First big dance of the term' and billing the group as The New Yardbirds sold at auction for L2,400.

1968 The double album 'Electric Ladyland' by the Jimi Hendrix Experience was released. It was also made available as two albums with changed artwork after complaints about the naked women who were pictured on the sleeve. The female models were each paid L5 for the photo shoot and another L5 if they posed completely naked.

1969 'Sugar Sugar' by The Archies was at No.1 on the UK singles chart. It stayed at the top for eight weeks, and was also No.1 in the US, selling over six million copies worldwide. The Archies were a rock group based on comic book characters.

1969 "Ummagumma" was released by Pink Floyd.

1973 John Lennon sued the U.S. government claiming that his fight against deportation was prejudiced by U.S. officials.

1974 Al Green was taking a shower at his Memphis home when his ex-girlfriend Mary Woodson burst in and poured boiling hot grit over him. She then shot herself dead. Green suffered second degree burns.

1975 Art Garfunkel was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of 'I Only Have Eyes For You.'

1980 Barbra Streisand scored her fourth US No.1 album with 'Guilty.' Also on this day Streisand started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Woman In Love', the singer only UK No.1.

1980 New Order played their debut gig at The Squat in Manchester, England.

1985 Appearing on UK TV's Channel 4 weekly music show, 'The Tube', R.E.M. Tom Waits and The Smiths.

1986 Bon Jovi went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Slippery When Wet'. Featuring two US No.1 singles, 'You Give Love A Bad Name' and 'Livin' On A Prayer'. The album went on to sell over 8 million copies world wide.

1986 Cyndi Lauper started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'True Colours.'

1986 Dire Straits guitarist, singer Mark Knopfler broke his collarbone after crashing in a celebrity car race before the Australian Grand Prix.

1989 Appearing at the Duchess Of York, Leeds, England, Nirvana and Tad who were on the third night of the bands debut European tour.

1988 Chico and Bobby DeBarge were convicted of trafficking cocaine in Michigan.

1994 The Madonna album "Bedtime Stories" was released.

1995 The musical "Victor/Victoria" opened.

1995 Cliff Richard received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II.

1997 After falling over on stage when reaching for a guitar pick, Johnny Cash announced during a gig in Michigan that he was suffering from Parkinson's disease.

1997 The Spice Girls went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Spice Up Your Life'.

1998 The Beautiful South went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Quench.'

1999 Badly Drawn Boy kicked off an 8-date UK tour at the Princess Charlotte, Leicester.

2001 13 law firms were still involved in claims to Grateful Dead's guitarist Jerry Garcia's $10m estate six years after his death. Former wives & girlfriends continued to fight on how to distribute his estate and annual royalties of $4.6m.

2002 In Bloomfield, MI, an $800,000 house owned by Aretha Franklin burned down. Franklin had not lived in the house in two years.

2006 On the Opra Winfrey show, an interview with Madonna aired. Madonnna discussed her adoption of an 18-month old boy from Malawi in the 30-minute interview.

2006 Forbes.com revealed that Kurt Cobain had overtaken Elvis Presley as the highest earning dead celebrity. Cobain's work earned $50m (Ł27m) in the 12 months to October 2006, compared with Presley's $42m (Ł22m). Former Beatle John Lennon earned $35m (Ł19m).

2007 Three workers building the set for an Akon outdoor show at Emory University in Atlanta were taken to hospital after a canopy fell on top of them. The concert was later cancelled.
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