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Births
1927 Cleo Laine, jazz singer, (1961 UK No.5 single 'You'll Answer To Me').

1936 Charlie Daniels, (1979 US No.3 & UK No.14 single 'The Devil Went Down To Georgia').

1937 Graham Bond, UK R&B keyboard player, sax, The Graham Bond Organisation. Died 8th May 1974 after committing suicide by throwing himself under a London tube train at Finsbury Park station. Bond worked with Alexis Korner, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker.

1940 Wayne Fontana, (1966 UK No.2 single with Mindbenders, 'Groovy Kind Of Love', 1965 US No.1 single 'Game Of Love').

1941 Hank Marvin, guitar, The Shadows, (1963 UK No.1 single 'Foot Tapper', plus 28 other UK Top 40 singles. Also played on many hits with Cliff Richard. Member of Marvin, Welch and Farrar.

1948 Telma Hopkins, singer, Dawn, (1971 UK & US No.1 single 'Knock Three Times', 1973 US & UK No.1 single 'Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree').

1957 Stephen Morris, drums, Joy Division, (1980 UK No.13 single 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'). New Order, (1983 UK No.9 single 'Blue Monday'). The Other Two, (1991 UK No.41 single 'Tasty Fish').

1958 William Reid, The Jesus and Mary Chain, (1987 UK No.8 single 'April Skies').

1959 Neville Henry, The Blow Monkeys, (1987 UK No.5 single 'It Doesn't Have To Be This Way').


Deaths
2007 Country musician Porter Wagoner died in Nashville aged 80 from lung cancer. Wagoner helped launch the career of Dolly Parton and had his own US TV show, which ran for 21 years until 1981. Wagoner signed his first record deal in 1955, and had hits including Carroll County Accident and Green Green Grass of Home.


Events
1948 Chuck Berry married his girlfriend Themetta.

1956 Elvis Presley's song "Love Me Tender" became the No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit. He became the first artist to follow himself into the No. 1 position. The song "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog" had been the No. 1 song for 11 weeks.

1956 Elvis Presley appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show for the second time.

1958 Buddy Holly made his last major TV appearance when he appeared on American Bandstand.

1961 Raymond Jones went into Liverpool's NEMS Record store trying to buy Beatles records that had been released in Germany. Shop manager Brian Epstein promises to investigate further.

1962 The Beatles played at the Empire in Liverpool, their first gig at Liverpool's top theatre. Eight acts were on the bill including Little Richard, Craig Douglas, Jet Harris and Kenny Lynch & Sounds Incorporated.

1964 The first of two nights billed as the 'Tami Show' took place at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica with; Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and The Rolling Stones.

1965 The studio recording of "My World Is Empty Without You" was made by the Supremes.

1967 "Diana Ross and the Supremes Greatest Hits" started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart.

1972 The United States Council for World Affairs announced that it was adopting the Who song, "Join Together" as its official theme.

1973 David Cassidy was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Daydreamer / The Puppy Song', the singers second No.1.

1974 Ken Boothe was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Everything I Own.'

1977 "Nevermind The Bollocks Here's the *** Pistols" was released in America.

1978 Nick Gilder went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Hot Child In The City', not a hit in the UK.

1982 The Jam announced they were splitting up at the end of their current UK tour.

1986 Singer and part of The Osmonds family Marie Osmond married producer Brian Blosil.

1989 Erasure scored their second UK No.1 album with 'Wild!'

1989 Janet Jackson started a four week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814'. Only one of three albums to produce seven Top-ten US singles, (the other two being Thriller by Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen's Born In The USA).

1995 Coolio scored his first UK No.1 single when his version of the Stevie Wonder song 'Gangsta's Paradise' started a two-week run at the top of the charts.

1997 R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry announced that he was leaving the group after 17 years, becoming a farmer.

1999 Dannii Minogue became engaged to F1 racing driver Jacques Villeneuve. Minogue was pictured wearing a L25,000 diamond ring.

1999 Terrell Davis (Denver Broncos) made his debut as a hip-hop artist when he performed with rapper Legit.

2007 The game "Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock" was released in North America.

2001 Afroman (Joseph Foreman), started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Because I Got High.'

2001 Mary J. Blige started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Family Affair'.

2001 The various artists album 'God Bless America' went to No.1 on the US chart, featuring tracks from Bruce Springsteen, Bill Withers, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Bob Dylan and Frank Sinatra.

2004 Courtney Love was ordered to stand trial on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon after Kristin King told a Los Angeles court Ms Love threw a bottle and a lit candle at her after turning up at the home of a former boyfriend in the early hours. Ms King told the court Ms Love was "vicious" and "erratic" when she allegedly attacked her while she slept on a sofa on 25 April. She said Ms Love then sat on her, pulled her hair and pinched her left breast in the "worst pinch I ever had", before managing to flee.

2005 A former producer of the rap group So Solid Crew was jailed for at least 30 years for murdering a love rival. Earlier this month a jury found Carl Morgan, 24, of Battersea, south London, guilty of shooting Colin Scarlett in Tooting, south London, last year. They failed to reach a verdict on the same charge faced by rapper Megaman, real name Dwayne Vincent, who would face a retrial next March. The judge said the life sentence showed gun crime would not be tolerated. Morgan appeared in the band's video for the track 21 Seconds.

2006 Rod Stewart was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Still the Same... Great Rock Classics of our Time' the singers fifth US No.1 album.

2007 X Factor winner Leona Lewis went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with the first track from her debut album 'Bleeding Love.' Lewis had the biggest week one sales so far in 2007 this year outselling the rest of the top five put together, with 218,000 copies. She beat Take That's 'Rule The World' into second place.

2007 Walk the Line, the film about the life of singer Johnny Cash, was voted the greatest music biopic in a poll. The film starred Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon as Cash and his wife June Carter as the country stars and won the actress an Oscar in 2006. It was followed by rapper Eminem's 8 Mile, with Mozart's' life story Amadeus next and Ray, starring Jamie Foxx as musician Ray Charles, at number four. The most recent film in the top 10 was Joy Division biopic Control.

2007 UK band The Hoosiers went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut album 'The Trick To Life',
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