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Births
1933 John Barry, John Barry Orchestra, film themes 'James Bond Theme', 'Zulu', & 'The Magnificent Seven'.

1943 Bert Jansch, UK folk singer, songwriter, guitarist, Pentangle, John Renbourn, solo.

1946 Nick Simper, bass, Johnny Kidd & The Pirates. Simper was in the 1966 car crash that Killed Johnny Kid, became a founder member of Deep Purple, quit the band in 1969.

1946 Tommy Dee, John Fred and His Playboy Band, (1968 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Judy In Disguise').

1948 Marie Lawrie, (Lulu), UK singer, (1964 UK No.7 single 'Shout' plus over 10 other UK Top 40 singles including 1993 UK No.1 'Relight My Fire' with Take That, 1967 US No.1 single 'To Sir With Love').

1954 Stuart Goddard, (Adam Ant), singer, actor, 1981 UK No.1 single with Adam and the Ants 'Stand And Deliver' plus 15 other UK Top 40 hit singles.

1960 James Prime, Deacon Blue, (1988 UK No.8 single 'Real Gone Kid', plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles).

1962 Ian McNabb, guitar, vocals, Icicle Works, (1984 UK No.15 single 'Love Is A Wonderful Colour'), solo, worked with Crazy Horse.

1962 Marilyn, singer, (1983 UK No.4 single 'Calling Your Name').

1969 Mark Roberts, guitar, Catatonia, (1998 UK No.3 single 'Mulder And Scully').

1969 Robert Miles, (1996 UK No.2 single 'Children').

1976 Ras, Damage, (1996 UK No.6 single 'Forever').


Deaths
1993 Russian inventor Leon Theremin died. Most famous for his invention of the theremin, one of the first electronic musical instruments. He first performed the theremin with the New York Philharmonic in 1928.

2002 Lonnie Donegan, the singer who launched the skiffle craze in the UK died aged 71. (1960 UK No.1 single 'My Old Man's A Dustman', 'Rock Island Line', plus over 30 other UK Top 40 singles).


Events
1957 Sun Records released "Great Balls of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis. he single went on to sell over five million copies worldwide, a No.1 in the UK & No.2 in the US.

1957 "At the Hop" was released by Danny & the Juniors.

1960 Elvis Presley had his fifth UK No.1 single with 'It's Now Or Never', it stayed at No.1 for eight weeks.

1962 The Crystals started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'He's A Rebel', it made No.19 on the UK chart.

1963 Apearing at The Odeon, Leeds, England, The Beatles, The Brook Brothers, Peter Jay and the Jaywalkers, The Vernons Girls and The Kestrals.

1963 The last night of a 30 date UK tour featuring The Everly Brothers, Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones, Mickie Most and The Flintstones at The Hammersmith Odeon, London. All the acts had played two shows every night.

1964 During a Rolling Stones North American tour a 17 year-old Rolling Stones fan fell from the balcony during a gig in Cleveland, Ohio. The Mayor of Ohio banned all future pop concerts, saying; "Such groups do not add to the community's culture or entertainment."

1967 During a UK tour The Isley Brothers appeared at the Co-op Ballroom in Doncaster.

1967 The filming for The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour was completed finishing with a sequence at Ringo's country house in Weybridge, Surrey, BBC television bought the rights to broadcast the film twice, the first broadcast, in black-and-white was scheduled for December 26, 1967. The second showing, on the color channel BBC2, was not yet available to all Britons, was set for January 5, 1968.

1972 James Taylor and Carly Simon were married. They separated in 1982 and were divorced later.

1973 David Bowie scored his second UK No.1 album when 'Pinups' started a five-week run at the top of the charts. The set contained Bowie covering his favourite 60's songs; his version of The Mersey's 'Sorrow' made No.3 on the UK singles chart.

1977 During a concert in London, Elton John announced that he was retiring from live performances. He resumed touring on February 3, 1979 in Sweden.

1979 One hit wonder M went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Pop Muzik'. M was Robin Scott who scored one other UK top 40 hit, 'Pop Muzik' made No.2 in the UK.

1979 The Eagles started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Long Run', the group's fourth US No.1 album.

1983 RCA records signed Latin teen sensations Menudo for Ł30m. The line up of five young boys all had to sign a contract agreeing to leave the group when they reached 16, (when too old for the group). Ricky Martin was once a member.

1984 Billy Ocean started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Caribbean Queen'. The song was originally called 'European Queen'.

1984 Paul McCartney went to No.1 on the UK album chart with the film soundtrack to 'Give My Regards To Broad Street', featuring the UK No.2 single 'No More Lonely Nights.'

1987 David Bowie played the first of eight sold out nights at The Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia. The shows were part of the 1987-date Glass Spider world tour.

1988 The U2 concert movie "Rattle And Hum" opened.

1988 Appearing at the Apollo Manchester, England, Run-DMC, Public Enemy and Derek B.

1990 25 years after their version was recorded, The Righteous Brothers went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Unchained Melody.' The track had been featured in the film 'Ghost.'

1990 Ice Ice Baby', by Vanilla Ice became the first rap record to top the US singles chart, it was also a UK No.1 single.

1992 "Keep The Faith" by Bon Jovi was released. It was their first album in 5 years.

1995 An out of court settlement was reached by Hootie and the Blowfish and Bob Dylan concerning the group's unauthorized use of Dylan's lyrics in their song "Only Want To Be With You."

1997 John Denver's last recording, "The Unplugged Collection," was released in the UK.

1997 Metallica came to a out of court agreement with a fan who claimed he lost his sense of smell after being dropped on his head by fans at one of their shows four years earlier.

1998 In the U.S., Alanis Morissette's "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie," Beck's "Mutations," Celine Dion's "These Are Special Times," U2's "The Best of 1980-1990," and the John Lennon boxed set "Anthology" were released.

1998 The live Bee Gees album "One Night Only" was released.

1999 Britain's first museum of pop music 'The National Centre for Popular Music' was saved from bankruptcy after creditors agreed on a deal. The museum based in Sheffield had run up debts of over a Ł1 million.

2000 EMI Records announced they had dropped Simple Minds. The Scottish band had sold over 30m albums during the 1980's.

2002 Eminem started a 12 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Loose Yourself.' Also a UK No.1 hit.

2002 DJ Sammy went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Heaven.'

2002 David Gray went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'A New Day.'

2002 Santana were at No.1 on the US alum chart with 'Shaman' their fourth US No.1 album.

2003 P Diddy ran in the New York City Marathon and raised $2,000,000 for the educational system for the children of New York. He finished the marathon in four hours and eighteen minutes.

2004 Plans were being made to record a new version of the 1984 Band Aid single 'Do They Know It's Christmas.' The new version would feature Joss Stone, Busted, Chris Martin, Bono, Justin Hawkins, Ms Dynamite and others.

2004 Joss Stone kicked off a 6-date UK tour at the Academy in Glasgow ending at Exeter university on the 14th Dec.

2005 Winners at this years MTV Europe awards included Coldplay who won best UK act and best song for 'Speed Of Sound', Green Day won best rock act and best album, Alicia Keys was named best R&B act, System of a Down won best alternative act, The Black Eyed Peas won the best pop award and for the first time, the awards included a category for best African act, won by 2 Face. Madonna, in her first live TV performance since a riding accident, launched the show by emerging from a giant disco ball. Madonna also presented MTV's 'Free Your Mind' humanitarian award to Live 8 organiser Bob Geldof.

2006 A man who had been stalking US singer, actress Hilary Duff was arrested for threatening to kill her. According to legal papers, Maksim Miakovsky had gone to the U.S. "for the sole purpose of meeting and becoming romantically involved with Ms. Duff". He was later sentenced to 117 days in jail and five years probation after pleading no contest to the charges.

2007 Ozzy Osbourne claimed his reputation had been tarnished after a party supposedly involving him was organised by US police officers to round up missing criminal suspects. Over 500 people in North Dakota with outstanding arrest warrants were sent invitations and more than 30 suspects turned up. Osbourne said it was "insulting" that his name had been used but police argued it was a "creative" way to fight crime. Ozzy had been selected because he was due to play a gig in a nearby arena, which was used to explain why he would supposedly have attending the party.
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