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Births
1937 Roger McGough, The Scaffold, (1968 UK Christmas No.1 single 'Lily The Pink').

1941 Tom Fogerty, guitarist, Creedence Clearwater Revival, (1969 US No.2 & UK No.1 single 'Bad Moon Rising', 1970 US & UK No.1 album 'Cosmo's Factory'). Fogerty died on 6th September 1990.

1943 Lee Graziano, American Breed, (1967 US No.5 & UK No. 24 single 'Bend Me, Shape Me').

1944 Phil May, vocals, The Pretty Things, (1964 UK No.10 single 'Don't Bring Me Down').

1948 Alan Gratzer, REO Speedwagon, (1981 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Keep On Loving You').

1948 Joe Bouchard, Blue Oyster Cult, (1976 US No.12 & 1978 UK No.16 single 'Don't Fear The Reaper').

1954 Dennis Stratton, Iron Maiden, (1982 UK No.1 album 'The Number Of The Beast', 1991 UK No.1 single 'Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter').

1960 Demetra Plakas, drums, L7, (1992 UK No. 21 single ĹPretend Weĺre Deadĺ).

1969 Sandra Denton (Pepa) Salt-n-Pepa, (1991 UK No.2 single 'Let's Talk About Sex').

1970 Scarface, (Brad Terrance Jordan), American rapper, (1997 US No.1 album ĹThe Untouchableĺ).

1977 Sisqu, (a.k.a. Mark Andrews), 2000 US & UK No.3 single 'Thong Song').

1984 Delta Goodrem, Australian singer, actress, (Nina Tucker in TV soap opera Neighbours). 2002 Australian No.1 and 2003 UK No. 3 single ĹBorn To Tryĺ plus six other Australian No.1 singles. 2003 UK No.2 album ĹInnocent Eyesĺ).


Deaths
1999 Herb Abramson died. Producer, songwriter and co- founder of Atlantic records. Wrote and produced Tommy Tucker's 1964 hit 'High Heeled Sneakers.'

2003 Davey Goldsworthy singer and guitarist with The Chesterfields died after being involved in a hit-a-run accident.


Events
1955 The Everly Brothers made their first studio recordings cutting four tracks in 22 minutes, at Nashville's Old Tulane Hotel studios.

1958 Elvis Presley's 'Hound Dog', exceeded three million copies sold in the USA, becoming only the third single to do so. Bing Crosby's 'White Christmas' & 'Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer' by Gene Autry being the other two.

1959 Johnny Mathis started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Heavenly'.

1961 Brian Epstein saw The Beatles playing live for the first time during a lunchtime session at The Cavern Liverpool. Epstein went on to be the group's manager. That night they appeared at Litherland Town Hall in Liverpool

1962 Motown Records released "You've Really Got a Hold on Me," by the Miracles.

1963 "Louie, Louie" was released by the Kingsmen.

1963 The first night of a UK tour with Tommy Roe, Freddie and the Dreamers, The Searchers and Brian Poole & The Tremeloes kicked off at The Odeon Cinema, Bolton, England.

1965 Wilson Pickett made his UK live debut at the Scotch of St James Club in London.

1966 John Lennon met Yoko Ono for the first time when he visited her art exhibition at the Indica Gallery, London.

1967 The first issue of Rolling Stone Magazine was published in San Francisco. It came with a free roach clip to hold a marijuana joint.

1967 David Crosby left the Byrds. The next year Crosby, Stills, and Nash was formed.

1967 The first issue of Rolling Stone was published in San Francisco. John Lennon was on the cover.

1968 Led Zeppelin played their first ever London show when they appeared at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm on the same bill as John Lee Hooker, Deviants, John James and Tyres. Zeppelin singer Robert Plant married his girlfriend Maureen in London on this day and held the reception at the gig.

1973 Cat Stevens made his national TV debut on ABC's "In Concert."

1973 The album "Piano Man" was released by Billy Joel.

1974 Bachman Turner Overdrive went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet', the group's only No.1, A No.2 hit in the UK.

1974 Carole King scored her third US No.1 album with 'Wrap Around Joy'.

1975 Sparks played their last gig for what would be 19 years at Croydon Fairfield Halls, England.

1975 David Bowie appeared on Cher's CBS TV show.

1985 Jan Hammer went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the 'Miami Vice Theme', a No.5 hit in the UK.

1990 The internal revenue seized all of US country singers Willie Nelson's bank accounts and real estate holdings in connection with a $16million tax debt.

1991 Appearing at The Cambridge Corn Exchange, England, Tin Machine.

1991 Prince and the New Power Generation started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Cream', a No.15 hit in the UK.

1991 Queen scored their 8th UK No.1 album with 'Greatest Hits II'

1991 Richard Marx played in five cities in 1 day during a 'Rush-n Rush Out, Street Tour'. Marx appeared in Baltimore, New York City, Cleveland, Chicago and Burbank Airport.

1991 Vic Reeves and The Wonder Stuff were at No.1 in the UK with their version of 'Dizzy', (a No.1 for Tommy Roe in 1969).

1993 The Dave Matthews Band released their first album, ĹRemember Two Thingsĺ on the Bama Rags label.

1996 Actors Robson and Jerome scored their third UK No.1 single when their versions of 'What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted / Up On The Roof /You'll Never Walk Alone', started a two week run at the top of the charts.

1996 Blackstreet featuring Dr Dre started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'No Diggity', a No.9 hit in the UK.

1996 Boyzone went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'A Different Beat'.

1996 Oasis singer Liam Gallagher was arrested after being stopped by police in London's Oxford Street and charged with possession of a class A controlled substance.

1996 Van Halen went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Best Of Vol 1'.

1997 Paul Weller was arrested and spent the night in a French jail after smashing up his hotel room. His record company paid Ł4,000 to cover the damage; Weller was released the following day.

1997 The Firm were at No.1 on the US album chart with ĹThe Albumĺ, (featuring Nas, Foxy Brown, Az and Nature).

1998 Singer Billy Preston, his manager Merle Otis Greene and Greene's wife Sandra were indicted on 22 charges of fraud in collecting $1 million in insurance claims.

1998 Rick James was hospitalized after he suffered a stroke when a blood vessel ruptured in his neck during a show the week before in Denver, CO.

1998 Michael Jackson settled a lawsuit over stories and pictures in the London Daily Mirror that said his face had been disfigured by cosmetic surgery. A lawyer for the publisher said, "The photographs were taken honestly and were not tampered with, but the Mirror has since met with the plaintiff in person and acknowledges that the photographs do not accurately represent the plaintiff's true appearance."

1999 The Prince released the album "Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic."

1999 Gary Glitter appeared at Bristol Crown Court, England charged with seducing and sexually humiliating a 14 year-old girl. The charges related back to 1980.

2002 It was announced that Madonna's latest movie 'Swept Away' would not be released in the UK because it had been such a box office flop in the US. The Washington Post said the film was "as awful as you've heard and as bad as you've imagined."

2003 Kylie Minogue scored her seventh UK No.1 single with 'Slow.' UK boy band Blue scored their third UK No.1 album with ĹGuilty.ĺ
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