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Births
1934 William Mathias, composer.

1940 Sgt Barry Sadler, (1966 US No.1 single 'The Ballad Of The Green Berets'). He died on 5th November 1989.

1944 Mike Burney, Wizzard, (1973 UK No.1 single 'See My Baby Jive').

1946 Rick Grech, bass, Family, Traffic, (1970 US No.15 & UK No.11 album 'John Barleycorn Must die'). Blind Faith, (1969 UK & US No.1 album 'Blind Faith'). And member of Airforce. Grech died on 17th March 1990.

1949 David Foster, Canadian musician, producer, composer and arranger. Some of the artists Foster has worked with include: The Bee Gees, John Lennon, Michael Bublé, Clay Aiken, Céline Dion, Barbra Streisand, Kenny Rogers, Faith Hill, The Corrs, George Harrison, Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire, Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Brandy, Richard Marx, Mariah Carey, Destiny's Child, Olivia Newton-John, Andrea Bocelli, Dolly Parton, Julio Iglesias, Gordon Lightfoot and, Madonna.

1950 Dan Peek, America, (1972 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Horse With No Name').

1951 Ronald Bell, Kool & The Gang, (1981 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Celebration', 1984 UK No.2 single 'Joanna', and over 15 other Top 40 hits).

1954 Chris Morris, guitar, Paper Lace, (1974 UK No.1 single 'Billy Don't Be A Hero', 1974 US No.1 single 'The Night Chicago Died').

1957 Lyle Lovett, Country singer, married actress Julia Roberts, supported Dire Straits on their 1990 world tour.

1959 Eddie Macdonald, bass, The Alarm, (1983 UK No.17 single '68 Guns')

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

1962 Mags Furuholmen, A-Ha, (1985 US No.1 single 'Take On Me', 1986 UK No.1 single 'The Sun Always Shines On TV'). The first Norwegian group to score a UK and US No.1.

1963 Rick Allen, drums, Def Leppard, (1987 UK No.6 single 'Animal', and 1987 world wide No.1 album 'Hysteria', 1988 US No.1 single 'Love Bites'). Allen lost his left arm in an accident after crashing his Corvette Stingray on the A57 outside Sheffield in England in 1984.

1966 Mary Hanson, singer, Stereolab. Hanson died in a cycling accident in England on 9th December 2002.

1969 Darren Partington, 808 State, (1989 UK No.10 single 'Pacific State').

1981 LaTavia Roberson, Destiny's Child, (2000 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Say My Name'). Quit the group in 2000.


Deaths
2004 61 year old Terry Knight, the former manager of Grand Funk Railroad, was murdered at his home in Killeen, Texas. Knight was defending his daughter during a domestic disturbance, when he was stabbed by her boyfriend, 26 year old Donald Alan Fair. Knight began his music career by leading a Michigan band called Terry Knight and the Pack, who scored a Billboard top 50 hit with 'I, Who Have Nothing'.


Events
1894 "Billboard Advertising" was published for the first time. It later became known as "Billboard."

1953 David Whitfield was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Answer Me'. The song was also a No.1 for Frankie Laine the following week.

1955 R&B group The Famous Flames, lead by singer James Brown, cut their first demo of 'Please, Please, Please' at a radio station in Macon Georgia. It would lead to their signing with King Records.

1962 The Beatles started a run of appearances over 14 nights at the star Club, Hamburg, Germany.

1964 The Dave Clark Five performed "Glad All Over" on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

1963 The Beatles kicked off a UK tour performing two shows at the Odeon Cinema in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Their repertoire for the tour was 'I Saw Her Standing There', 'From Me to You', 'All My Loving', 'You Really Got a Hold On Me', 'Roll Over Beethoven', 'Boys', 'Till There Was You', 'She Loves You', 'Money', and 'Twist and Shout'. Supporting The Beatles were The Rhythm & Blues Quartet, The Vernons Girls, Frank Berry, The Brook Brothers, Peter Jay & the Jaywalkers, and The Kestrels.

1965 The Rolling Stones played at the War Memorial Auditorium, New York during the bands 4th North American tour.

1968 George Harrison released the soundtrack "Wonderwall." He was the first Beatle to release a solo album.

1969 Faces was added to Warner Brothers records.

1969 Elvis Presley went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Suspicious Minds', his 18th US No.1 single. A No.2 hit in the UK.

1969 The Beatles scored their 13th US No.1 album with 'Abbey Road'. The final studio recordings from the group which featured two George Harrison songs; 'Something' and 'Here Comes The Sun' plus 'Come Together', 'Sun King' and 'Golden Slumbers.' The cover supposedly contained clues adding to the 'Paul Is Dead' phenomenon: Paul is barefoot and the car number plate 'LMW 281F' supposedly referred to the fact that McCartney would be 28 years old if he was still alive. 'LMW' was said to stand for 'Linda McCartney Weeps.' And the four Beatles, represent; the priest (John, dressed in white), the Undertaker (Ringo in a black suit), the Corpse (Paul, in a suit but barefoot), and the Gravedigger (George, in jeans and a denim work shirt).

1970 Matthews Southern Comfort were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the Joni Mitchell song 'Woodstock.'

1975 Elton John started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Island Girl', his 5th US No.1, a No.14 hit in the UK.

1975 touring Australia for the first time Wings kicked an 11-date tour at The Entertainment Centre in Perth.

1979 Blue Öyster Cult kicked off an 11-date UK tour at Brighton Centre.

1983 Appearing live at the Royal Albert Hall, London, Siouxsie and the Banshees.

1985 Appearing live at The Playhouse, Edinburgh in Scotland, Dexy's Midnight Runners.

1986 Boston started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Third Stage'.

1986 Ultravox kicked off a 14 date UK tour sponsored by Harp Larger at Glasgow Barrowlands, tickets L7

1987 The first of three shows at the Hammersmith Odeon featuring; LL Cool J, Eric B & Rankin and Public Enemy. Each night was marred by violence and crime.

1988 Appearing at The Dominion, London, Julia Fordham.

1993 Fats Domino's album "Christmas Is a Special Day" was released on EMI/Right Stuff. It was his first major-label album in 25 years.

1993 Flavor Flav (Public Enemy) was arrested for allegedly trying to shoot another man in a dispute over a woman. William Drayton (Flavor Flav's real name) was charged with attempted murder, possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.

1994 Nirvana's "MTV Unplugged" performance was released as "MTV Unplugged in New York."

1996 U2 set up a video link to an internet site from their recording studio in Dublin so fans could watch them record their new album.

1997 Aqua started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Barbie Girl.'

2000 All Saints came top of a poll to find the sexiest female act. 12,000 UK television viewers voted for the group, The Spice Girls came second and Atomic Kitten third. The 50's group The Beverley Sisters were voted into 11th place beating TLC.

2000 Robbie Williams offered to donate his bone marrow to save a fan's life after meeting leukaemia suffer Johanna MacVicar. Williams asked his fans to sign up as potential donors after being told of the desperate shortage of male donors.

2001 Two men were shot outside The Astoria in London after a So Solid Crew concert.

2002 To celebrate his 33rd birthday party in Morocco, P Diddy hired two private jets to fly 300 guests from New York to Marrakech.

2003 Organisers of the MTV Europe Awards 2003 recruited 500 'screamers' to attend this year's event. The music lovers were selected at an audition held in Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens. About 1,500 pop-mad teenagers and adults screamed themselves hoarse in a bid to get their hands on a ticket to the exclusive event.

2004 A man who allegedly stalked Australian pop star Natalie Imbruglia, was deemed too mentally ill to be interviewed by police. The 44-year-old fan was arrested after turning up on the doorstep of the singer's L2m home in Berkshire after flying to London from Australia.

2007 Winners at this year's MTV Europe Music Awards held in Munich, Germany included Avril Lavigne who was named best solo artist, and her song Girlfriend was voted most addictive track. Muse won two awards for best UK and Ireland act and best headline act, Linkin Park won the award for best band of 2007, and German band Tokio Hotel took the prize for best international act. Amy Winehouse won the Artist Choice prize, an award chosen by her fellow musicians and The ultimate urban prize went to R&B star Rihanna.
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