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Births
1931 Ike Turner, singer, (1966 UK No.3 single with Tina Turner, 'River Deep Mountain High', 1971 US No.4 single 'Proud Mary').

1941 Art Garfunkel, singer, actor, (1970 UK & US No.1 single with Simon and Garfunkel 'Bridge Over Trouble Water', 1970 album 'Bridge Over Trouble Water' spent 307 weeks on the UK chart), solo, 1979 UK No.1 single 'Bright Eyes').

1943 Pablo Gomez, Los Bravos, (1966 UK No.2 & US No.4 single 'Black Is Black'). First Spanish rock band to have a UK & US hit single.

1944 Rob Grill, Grass Roots, (1968 US No.5 single 'Midnight Confessions', plus 13 other US Top 40 singles).

1946 Gram Parsons, US singer, songwriter. Member of The International Submarine Band, The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers. Released the 1973 solo album 'Grievous Angel.' Died on 19th September 1973 from a heroin overdose aged 26.

1947 Peter Noone, vocals, Herman's Hermits, (1964 UK No.1 single 'I'm Into Something Good', 1965 US No.1 single 'Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter').

1948 Peter Hammill, guitar, keyboards, Van Der Graff Generator. (1968 album 'The Aerosol Grey Machine').

1956 Helen O'Hara, Dexy's Midnight Runners, (1982 UK No.1 & 1983 US No.1 single 'Come On Eileen').

1957 David Moyse, guitar, Air Supply, (1980 UK No.11 single 'All Out Of Love', 1981 US No.1 single 'The One That You Love').

1957 Mike Score, A Flock Of Seagulls, (1982 UK No.10 single 'Wishing, If I Had A Photograph Of You').

1959 Bryan Adams, guitarist, singer, songwriter, (first UK single 'Run To You', 1985 UK No.11, 1991 UK & US No.1 single 'Everything I Do', I Do It For You', 16 weeks UK No.1, plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles and 3 UK No.1 albums).

1959 Robert Fisher, Climie Fisher, (1988 UK No.2 single 'Love Changes Everything'). Wrote songs for Rod Stewart, Milli Vanilli, Fleetwood Mac and Jermaine Jackson. Died of cancer on 25th August 1999.

1965 Paris Grey, Inner City, (1989 UK No.4 single 'Good Life').

1968 Mark Hunter, keyboards, James, (1991 UK No.2 single 'Sit Down')

1971 Jonathan Greenwood, guitar, keyboards, Radiohead, (1993 UK No.7 single 'Creep', 1997 UK No.1 & US No.21 album 'OK Computer', 2000 UK & US No.1 album 'Kid A').

1975 Lisa Scott- Lee, vocals, Steps, (1998 UK No.1 single 'Heartbeat / Tragedy').

1985 Kate Jenna DeAraugo, Australian singer, winner of the third season of Australian Idol in 2005.


Deaths
1960 Country & western singer Johnny Horton was killed in an auto accident in Milano, Texas at the age of 33. He had the hit "Battle of New Orleans."

1986 Billy Nunn of The Coasters died. (1958 US No.1 single 'Yakety Yak', 1959 US No.2 and UK No.6 single 'Charlie Brown').

2002 The funeral took place of Jam Master Jay, (Jason Mizell) from Run-DMC who was murdered by an assassin's single bullet on 30th October 2002. A $30,000 reward was offered in connection with the murder, to this day nobody has ever been convicted of the killing.

2003 Bobby Hatfield of The Righteous Brothers was found dead in hotel room in Michigan 30 minutes before he was due on stage, aged 63. The autopsy report from the Kalamazoo County Medical Examiner gave the opinion that Hatfield suffered a sudden, unexpected death due to acute cocaine toxicity. The Righteous Brothers had the 1965 UK & US No.1 single 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', and the 1990 UK No.1 single 'Unchained Melody', first released in 1965.

2005 guitarist Link Wray died aged 76. Wray was credited with inventing 'fuzz' guitar after punching a whole in a speaker giving him a distorted soundguitarist. Famous for his 1958 US No.16 single 'Rumble'.


Events
1956 Tommy Steele made his live debut at the Empire Theatre, Sunderland.

1965 The Who released the single 'My Generation' in the UK. It peaked at No.2 on the UK chart.

1966 The Monkees went to No.1 on US singles chart with 'Last Train To Clarksville, the group's first No.1. They revealed during a press conference that no members of the group had played on the record.

1967 Bee Gee Robin Gibb was a passenger on a train which crashed in South East London in England killing 49 people and injuring 78. Robin was treated for shock after the accident.

1968 Herman's Hermits singer Peter Noone married Mirellie Strasser in London.

1971 Announcer Al Dvorin uttered what would become a well known phrase: "Elvis has left the building" at the end of a Minneapolis concert by the King. He was asked to make the announcement in an effort to quiet the fans who continued to call for an encore.

1973 Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance played their first gig in a circus tent on Clapham Common, London.

1977 Ozzy Osbourne quit Black Sabbath only to rejoin a few weeks later. He later quit again to pursue a solo career.

1977 The manager of the Virgin record store in Nottingham, England was arrested for displaying a large poster advertising the new *** Pistols album, 'Never Mind The Bollock's, Here's The *** Pistols'. High street stores banned the album after police warned they could be fined under the 1898 indecent advertising act.

1977 '40 Golden Greats' by Cliff Richard went to No.1 on the UK album chart, his first No.1 album for almost 15 years

1979 Mick Jagger's divorce from Bianca was finalised. The couple had married in St Tropez in 1971.

1979 Blue Oyster Cult played the first of four sold out nights at London's Hammersmith Odeon.

1982 Brian Wilson was fired from The Beach Boys by his former colleagues.

1982 Channel 4 TV's 'The Tube' had its first showing. Presented by Paula Yates and Jools Holland, the show featured The Jam and an interview with Mick Jagger. First live act on the show was local band Toy Dolls.

1983 Billy Joel was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Uptown Girl', his only UK No.1.

1983 Topper Headon of The Clash was arrested for walking his dog while drunk on London's Fulham Road.

1988 The Beach Boys went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Kokomo', it peaked at No.25 in the UK. The track had been featured in the film Cocktail.

1988 'The Locomotion', became the first song to reach the US Top 5 in three different versions, when Kylie Minogue's reached No.4 on the UK chart. The song had also been a hit for Little Eva and Grand Funk Railroad.

1994 Sheryl Crow scored her first UK Top 10 single when 'All I Wanna Do' entered the charts at No.4. The US singer songwriter went on to become the first US female to score six UK hits off her debut album 'Tuesday Night Music Club'.

1995 Producer Butch Vig's new band Garbage made their US live debut when they played at The 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis. Vig produced Nirvana's album 'Nevermind.'

1995 "The Wizard of Oz in Concert" took place for a Children's Defense Fund. The show featured Jackson Browne as the Scarecrow, Roger Daltrey as the Tin Man, Nathan Lane as the Cowardly Lion and Jewel as Dorothy.

1995 Queen released their first studio album since the death of Freddie Mercury. Mercury died November 24>, 1991 of AIDS.

1998 Liam Gallagher of Oasis was arrested for allegedly attacking a photographer and damaging his camera equipment.

1998 ODB, of Wu Tang Klan, was arrested for threatening to kill his former girlfriend. He was stopped while climbing over a security gate at the woman's place of employment.

1998 Former Smiths singer Morrissey lost an appeal ruling that all band profits should have been split equally and faced a backdated payout to former Smiths member Mike Joyce estimated at Ł1million.

1999 It was reported that Robbie Williams was ready to quit his pop career. He was quoted as saying he was so disillusioned with the music business, he no longer enjoyed it and was thinking of a career in films.

2000 U2 went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'All That You Can't Leave Behind', the Irish groups 8th UK No.1 album. Westlife went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'My Love'. Creed were at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'With Arms Wide Open'.

2001 The Times newspaper published the 'Rich List' with Madonna being the highest earning woman in Britain grossing L30m, all the Spice Girls had dropped out of the listings except for Victoria Beckham. Paul McCartney had earned Ł20.5m during the year.

2006 Girls Aloud went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The Sound Of - The Greatest Hits.'
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