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Births
1894 Adolph Sax, inventor of the saxophone.

1941 Guy Clark, singer, songwriter, wrote songs for Johnny Cash, Ricky Skaggs, 1997 album 'Essential Guy Clark'.

1942 Doug Sahm, Tex Mex Singer, songwriter, guitarist, Sir Douglas Quintet, (1965 US No. 13 single 'She's About A Mover'). Died 18th November 1999.

1947 George Young, The Easybeats, (1966 UK No.6 & 1967 US No. 16 single 'Friday On My Mind').

1947 John Wilson, Them, (1965 UK No.2 single 'Here Comes The Night').

1948 Glenn Frey, guitar, vocals, The Eagles, (1977 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Hotel California', plus 5 US No.1 albums. 'Greatest Hits 1971-1975' is the second biggest selling album in the world with sales over 30m). Solo (1985 UK No.12 single 'The Heat Is On').

1950 Chris Glen, Sensational Alex Harvey Band, (1975 UK No.7 single 'Delilah').

1963 Paul Brindley, guitar, The Sundays, (1997 UK No.15 single 'Summertime').

1964 Corey Glover, Living Colour, (1991 UK No.12 single 'Love Rears Its Ugly Head').

1966 Paul Gilbert, guitarist, Mr. Big, (1992 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'To Be With You').

1979 Trevor Penick, O-Town, winners of US TV show 'Making The Band' (2001 US No.3 single 'All Or Nothing', 2001 UK No.3 single 'Liquid Dreams').


Events
1961 Jimmy Dean started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Big Bad John', a No.2 on the UK chart. Jimmy went on to present a prime time variety show on US TV.

1964 During their first promotional visit to the UK, The Beach Boys appeared live on ITV's 'Ready Steady Go!'

1965 The Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane played at the opening night of San Francisco's Fillmore West.

1965 The Rolling Stones, Strangeloves and Fontella Bass appeared on "Shindig!"

1965 The Rolling Stones started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Get Off Of My Cloud', the group's second US No.1. The song knocked The Beatles 'Yesterday' from the No.1 position.

1965 "It's My Life" by the Animals was released.

1966 Bill Graham's Fillmore Auditorium opened in San Francisco, CA.

1967 Working at Abbey Road studio in London, The Beatles mixed four songs, 'Hello Goodbye', 'Your Mother Should Know', 'Magical Mystery Tour' and 'I Am the Walrus'. Due to the radio feed used in 'I Am the Walrus' being recorded in mono, the song changes from stereo to mono at the line "Sitting in an English garden".

1968 Joe Cocker was at No.1 in the UK singles chart with his version of The Beatles song 'With A Little Help From Friends'. The song was also a UK No.1 for Wet Wet Wet in 1988 and Pop Idol duo Sam and Mark in 2004.

1968 The Monkees' three quarter of a million dollar feature film, Head opened in New York City. Instead of being aimed at their target audience of teeny boppers, the film contained a dark theme about the manipulation of the group with walk-on appearances by inappropriate guests and scenes of Vietnam War atrocities. Reviews were harsh and the picture was a box office disaster.

1971 Cher started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves', the singers first US solo No.1, it made No.4 in the UK.

1971 The soundtrack to 'Shaft' by Isaac Hayes went to No.1 on the US album chart.

1972 Rolling Stone Bill Wyman lost his driving licence and was fined L20 by Chelmsford Magistrates court after being caught speeding in his Mercedes on the A12.

1972 During a UK tour, Billy Murcia of The New York Dolls died after choking on his coffee after an overdose of Mandrax.

1973 Singer Gram Parsons' manager Phil Kaufman was fined $300 for stealing Parsons' body from the Los Angeles International Airport. Kaufman claimed that it was Parson's wish to be cremated.

1975 The *** Pistols made their live debut at St. Martin's School of Art in London.

1976 The Steve Miller Band went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Rock 'n' Me', the group's second US No.1, a No.11 in the UK.

1977 Abba were at No.1 in the UK with the single 'The Name Of The Game, the group's 6th

1982 Jennifer Warnes and Joe Cocker started a three week run at No.1 on the US with a song taken from the film 'An Officer And A Gentleman', 'Up Where We Belong'.

1982 Soft Cell's 'Tainted Love' achieved the longest unbroken run on the UK charts when it logged it's 43rd week in the Top 100.

1984 U2 played the first of two nights at Glasgow Barrowlands in Scotland during their Unforgettable Fire World Tour.

1993 Meat Loaf started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I'd' Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That), also a No.1 in the UK.

1993 Pearl Jam went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Vs', selling 950,378 copies making it the highest sales in US album history in one week.

1995 The Charlatans kicked off a 16 date UK tour at the Aberdeen Beach Ballroom, tickets cost L9.

1998 NSYNC won the Best Dance video and Best New Artist clip for 'I Want You Back' at the 1998 Billboard awards.

1999 It was reported that former Heavy Stereo guitarist Gem, the new member of Oasis would only receive Ł600 per week working with the band which would increase to Ł1,200 when touring.

2000 Madonna played her first show in eight years when she performed a short 20 minute set at New York's Roseland Ballroom. Madonna wore a tight black vest bearing the sequinned name of 18 year-old Britney Spears.

2001 A number of streets in the German city Frankfurt were temporarily renamed after pop stars to mark the MTV Europe Music Awards. Madonna, Robbie Williams and Janet Jackson all had avenues named after them.

2001 Britney Spears' album "Britney" was released.

2001 Metallica's "Classic Albums" was released on VHS and DVD in the U.S.

2003 Winners at this years MTV awards included Christina Aguilera for Best female, Coldplay won Best group, Justin Timberlake won Best album for 'Justified', The Panjabi MC won best dance act. Best R&B act went to Beyonce. Eminem won the best hip-hop act award for the fifth year running. Reggae artist Sean Paul took the best new act award and best video was won by Sigur Ros. An estimated one billion people in 28 countries watched the show, which was held in Edinburgh, Scotland for the first time.

2005 The Official UK Charts announced that Robbie Williams had sold the most albums in the UK so far this century with sales of 6.3m. Coldplay were at number two, with sales of 6.2m albums and Dido was in third place 5.7m albums sold. The figures were based on albums sold in the UK from 1st January 2000 to 11th October 2005 excluding greatest hits, live albums and downloads.

2005 Clear Channel agreed to remove posters with 50 Cent holding a gun in one hand and a microphone in the other in the Los Angeles area after a rally was held in protest, the company also agreed to remove 21 posters in Philadelphia. The posters were plugging the rapper's forthcoming film 'Get Rich or Die Tryin.' "The message could be 'rob to get rich' said Bilal Qayyum, a leader of the anti violence group Men United for a Better Philadelphia.

2005 Westlife scored their fifth UK No.1 album when 'Face To Face' went to the top of the charts.

2005 Madonna scored her 36th Top Ten single with 'Hung Up', equaling the record with Elvis Presley for the most Top Ten singles. 'Hung Up' was also Madonna's 47th Top Forty single, the most for any female artist.

2007 Meat Loaf cancelled his European tour after being diagnosed with a cyst on his vocal cords. The 60-year-old had already scrapped two gigs on doctor's orders. Speculation had surrounded the tour after he cut short a gig in Newcastle, telling the audience it is "the last show I may ever do in my life".
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