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Births
1927 Mose Allison, singer, songwriter, pianist, blues artist, his songs have been covered by The Who, John Mayall, Elvis Costello, Georgie Fame.

1929 Lavern Baker, R&B singer, (1958 US No.6 single 'I Cried A Tear'). Died 10th March 1997.

1938 Roger Lavern, keyboards, The Tornadoes, (1962 UK & US No.1 single 'Telstar'). The first major hit from a UK act on the American chart.

1944 Jessie Colin Young, The Youngbloods, (1969 US No.5 single 'Get Together').

1945 Vince Martell, guitar, Vanilla Fudge, (1968 US No.6 single 'You Keep Me Hangin' On').

1946 Chip Hawkins, Tremeloes, (1963 UK No.1 single 'Do You Love Me', 1967 US No.11 single 'Silence Is Golden'). Father of singer & actor Chesney Hawkes.

1946 Chris Dreja, guitar, The Yardbirds, (1965 UK No.3 & US No.6 single 'For Your Love').

1947 Pat Daugherty, Black Oak Arkansas, (70's US No.1 radio hit single 'Jim Dandy To The Rescue').

1950 Jim Peterik, guitar, keyboards, vocals, Ides Of March, (1970 US No.2 single 'Vehicle), Survivor, (1982 US & UK No.1 single 'Eye Of The Tiger').

1952 Paul Cowsill, The Cowsills, (1967 US No.2 single 'The Rain, The Park & Other Things', 1969 US No.2 single the theme from 'Hair'). TV's Partridge Family was based on the family.

1953 Andy Partridge, singer, songwriter, guitarist, XTC, (1982 UK No.10 single 'Senses Working Overtime').

1956 Ian Craig Marsh, Heaven 17, (1983 UK No.2 single 'Temptation'), Human League, (1981 UK No.1 single 'Don't You Want Me' plus over 15 other UK top 40 singles).

1957 Mike Mesaros, US group, The Smithereens, (1988 US No.41 album 'Smithereens 11).

1957 Tony Gad, Aswad, (1988 UK No.1 single 'Don't Turn Around').

1969 Gary Powell, drummer, The Libertines, (2004 UK No.1 album 'The Libertines'). Played with the New York Dolls for their 2004 reunion shows, Dirty Pretty Things, (2006 UK No.3 album 'Waterloo to Anywhere').

1974 Stephen Garrett (Static Major), American R&B singer, rapper, songwriter and record producer Also a member of the R&B trio Playa. Static Major gained posthumous fame for appearing in Lil Wayne's 2008 No.1 hit Lollipop. Garrett died on Feb 25th 2008 at his home in Louisville, Kentucky.


Deaths
1972 Berry Oakley, of the Allman Brothers, was killed in a motorcycle accident. He was 24 years old.

1990 A 21 year-old AC/DC fan died after being attacked outside the Brendan Byrne Arena in New Jersey where the band were playing a gig that night.

1998 Irish singer Paddy Clancy of the Clancy Brothers died aged 76, he wrote the classic Irish songs 'Wild Mountain Thyme' and 'Carrickfergus.'


Events
1938 Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" on network radio.

1955 Elvis Presley was voted the most promising new country & western artist by Billboard magazine.

1957 Jerry Lee Lewis secretly married his third wife and cousin, Myra Gale Brown in Tennessee.

1958 Hank Ballard and the Midnighters record "The Twist."

1962 Frank Ifield was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Lovesick Blues', the singers second UK No.1

1965 The final recording session for The Beatles Rubber Soul album took place, at Abbey Road, London. They needed three new songs to finish the album so an old song 'Wait' is pulled off the shelf and the group recorded two new songs from start to finish. Paul's 'You Won't See Me' and John's 'Girl', the basic tracks for both songs being completed in two takes. Rubber Soul was completed, and finished copies of the album were in the shops by December 3 in the UK and December 6 in the US.

1965 Velvet Underground made its performance debut at a high school dance in Summit, NJ.

1967 The Supremes' "In And Out Of Love" was released.

1969 Jim Morrison of the Doors was jailed for "interfering with the flight of an intercontinental aircraft and public drunkenness." The charges were eventually dropped.

1969 The FBI in Phoenix, Arizona arrested Jim Morrison for drunk and disorderly conduct aboard a plane. The Doors singer who was on his way to a Rolling Stones concert with actor Tom Baker had been drinking and annoying the stewardesses. The pair spent the night in jail and were released on $2,500 bail.

1970 "Plastic Ono Band" was released by John Lennon. The same title was used for the album released by Yoko One on the same day.

1970 Bob Dylan's book "Tarantula" was published by Bantam Books.

1971 BBC TV's Top Of The Pops celebrated its 400th show. The UK chart show was presented by Tony Blackburn with guests; Tom Jones, Dana, John Kongos, Cher, Slade, Cilla Black, The Piglets, Clodagh Rodgers and The Newbeats.

1972 Gilbert O'Sullivan was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Clair', the singers first of two UK No.1's.

1973 Thirty US radio stations broadcasted a 'live' Mott The Hoople concert. In reality it was the band recorded in the studio with the applause dubbed in.

1976 US singer Linda Ronstadt made her UK live debut when she appeared at the Birmingham Odeon

1976 KISS released the album "Rock and Roll Over."

1978 Donna Summer started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with her version of Jimmy Webb's 'MacArther Park', also a hit for actor Richard Harris in 1968, (made No.5 in the UK). Also on this day Summer went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Live And More'.

1978 The Cars released the first picture- disc single commercially available, 'My Best Friend's Girl' which made No.3 in the UK charts.

1978 David Bowie played the first night of his 8-date Low / Heroes tour of Australia and New Zealand at The Oval in Adelaide. This was Bowies first ever show in Australia.

1985 The first night of a UK tour by Go West at the Apollo Manchester, England, supported by Heart.

1986 Appearing at Birmingham's Powerhouse, England, Big Audio Dynamite.

1989 Bad English started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'When I See You Smile', a No.61 hit in the UK.

1989 Chris Rea started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The Road To Hell.'

1989 Lisa Stansfield was at No.1 in the UK with the single ' All Around The World'.

1989 Melissa Etheridge and Joe Cocker entertained Germans that were celebrating the newly tumbled Berlin Wall.

1995 Robson and Jerome had their second UK No.1 single when 'I Believe/Up On The Roof', started a four week run at the top of the charts.

1995 The Smashing Pumpkins double album 'Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness' went to No.1 on the US chart.

1997 Metallica played a free concert in Philadelphia, PA.

1999 Singer Brandy was admitted into a hospital in Southern California due to dehydration from overwork.

1999 Britney Spears won four MTV Awards; Best Female Singer, Best Pop Act, Best Song, 'Baby One More Time', Best Breakthrough Artist. Best Rock Act went to The Offspring, Best Male Act, Will Smith and Bono won the Free Your Mind award.

2001 Michael Jackson went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Invincible.'

2001 Westlife went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Queen Of My Heart.'

2002 British Phonographic industry data showed that sales of singles were at their lowest level for 25 years, making up for less than 10% of all music sold in the UK.

2003 The Darkness played to a sold out crowd at The Astoria in London.

2004 Coldplay fan Sarah Sainsbury wrote to the band asking for their autographs so she could sell them to raise funds at her school charity. Coldplay sent her a triple platinum disc worth over L4,000.

2004 Liza Minnelli's former bodyguard accused the singer of forcing him to have *** with her in order to keep his job, court documents revealed. M'hammed Soumayah was suing Minnelli for $100m damages, saying she made "many repeated attempts" to compel him into *** and he "eventually succumbed".

2004 Robbie Williams, The Rolling Stones and Queen were inducted into the UK's first music Hall of Fame at a ceremony in London. One act had been chosen by TV viewers of a Channel 4 program to represent each decade since the 1950s. Williams represented the 1990s, Michael Jackson the 1980s, Queen the 1970s, the Rolling Stones the 1960s, and Cliff Richard the 1950s.

2006 Grammy-nominated R&B star Gerald Levert died of a heart attack aged 40. The singer who was the son of O'Jays vocalist Eddie Levert, first found fame with the R&B trio LeVert, and scored a UK top 10 single with Casanova in 1987.

2006 The soundtrack album 'Hannah Montana' started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart.

2007 Westlife went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Back Home' the Irish boy band's ninth UK No.1.
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