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Births
1934 Timmy Thomas, US singer, (1972 US No.3 & 1973 UK No.12 single 'Why Can't We Live Together').

1949 Roger Steen, guitar, The Tubes, (1977 UK No.28 single 'White Punks On Dope', 1983 US No.10 single 'She's A Beauty').

1951 Bill Gibson, Huey Lewis and the News, (1985 US No.1 & UK No.11 single 'The Power Of Love').

1953 Andrew Ranken, drums, The Pogues, (1987 UK No.8 single 'The Irish Rover').

1960 Wayne Parker, Glass Tiger, (1986 UK No.29 single 'Don't Forget Me, When I'm Gone').

1979 Nikolai Fraiture, bass, The Strokes, (2001 UK No. 14 single, 'Last Nite' 2001 UK No.2 album 'Is This It').

1980 Monique Adrienne Coleman, American actress and singer from High School Musical, as part of the cast had the 2006 US No.1 'High School Musical' album and 2007, US No.1 'High School Musical 2' album. Over 17 million viewers in the United States watched the TV premier of High School Musical; making it the highest rated basic cable broadcast in U.S. history.


Deaths
1973 Jerry Lee Lewis Jr was killed in a car accident near Hernando, Mississippi. Lewis had been working as the drummer in his father's band.

1992 Ronnie Bond of The Troggs died. (1966 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Wild Thing').


Events
1937 NBC formed the first full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio broadcasting. The conductor for its first 17 years was Arturo Toscanini.

1961 The Tokens' "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" was released.

1965 "Fever" by the McCoys' was released.

1966 The Beach Boys, Lulu and David and Jonathan appeared at the Birmingham Theatre, England.

1968 Rolling Stone Brian Jones bought 'Cotchford Farm' in Sussex. The author AA Milne who wrote Winnie The Pooh had owned the house.

1968 The Beatles' animated movie "Yellow Submarine" premiered in the U.S.

1968 Hugo Montenegro was at No.1 in the UK singles chart with 'The Good The Bad And The Ugly', the soundtrack from a Clint Eastwood spaghetti western film

1971 Three Dog Night's "Old Fashioned Love Song" was released.

1971 Santana scored their second US No.1 album with 'Santana III'.

1973 Jerry Lee Lewis, Jr. was killed in a highway accident near Hernando, MS.

1974 An imposter posing as Deep Purple guitar player Ritchie Blackmore smashed up a borrowed Porsche in Iowa City.

1976 Led Zeppelin scored their seventh UK No.1 album with the film soundtrack to 'The Song Remains The Same', it peaked at No.2 on the US chart.

1976 Rod Stewart started an 8 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Tonight's The Night'. It was Rod's second US No.1; it made No.5 in the UK after being banned by many radio stations due to song being about the seduction of a virgin.

1981 U2 kicked off a 23 date North American 'October' tour at JB Scott's in Albany, New York.

1982 Men At Work started a 15-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with their debut album 'Business As Usual', which went on to sell over five million copies in the US.

1982 Former Equals singer Eddie Grant was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I Don't Wanna Dance'.

1985 At New York's Whitney Museum, an exhibition opened celebrating Bob Dylan's 25 years in the music industry.

1987 Sonny and Cher reunite for a performance on TV show Late Night with David Letterman.

1990 Patricia Boughton filed a lawsuit against Rod Stewart claiming that a football he kicked into the crowd during a concert at Pine Knob Music Theatre had ruptured a tendon in her middle finger. And as a result the injury had made *** between her and her husband difficult.

1990 Madonna's "The Immaculate Collection" was released.

1992 Elton John performed in Mexico for the first time for 90,000 people in Mexico City.

1995 M.C. Hammer played a benefit in Moscow for Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin's political party, Our Home Is Russia.

1997 The musical "The Lion King" opened.

1997 Celine Dion released her first single in Japanese. The song, "Be The Man," was released in Japan only and is the theme to the Japanese TV drama "Eve."

1997 Ray Charles conducted his first-ever online chat at www.rhino.com.

1999 A report showed that The Spice Girls were the highest earners in pop during the 90's with their debut album 'Spice' selling over 20 million copies. Elton John was second with 14 million sales from 'The Lion King'.

1999 It was announced that Cliff Richard had signed up with Internet company Remotemusic.com, making him the first major artist to sign a deal with an online company.

2000 The Beatles launched their first official website www.thebeatles.com. The site went live on the same day as the release of their retrospective 'Compilation 1' album.

2000 Elton John released his live album "One Night Only." It was recorded at Madison Square Garden only 22 days before.

2001 Madonna's "GHV2" was released.

2002 The three surviving member of Led Zeppelin announced they were re-forming after 22 years for a US stadium tour.

2004 Rap artist Ol' Dirty Bastard, (real name Russell Jones), collapsed and died at a Manhattan recording studio in New York aged 35. A spokesman for his record company, said the rapper, had complained of chest pains, was dead by the time paramedics reached him. ODB was a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan in the early 1990s.

2005 Simon Cowell was named Show Business personality of the year by the Variety Club at the show business charity's annual awards show in London. Katie Melua won recording artist of the year at the event, hosted by singer Myleene Klass.

2005 Il Divo went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Ancora' the group's second No.1 album.
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