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Births
1916 Herb Abramson, producer, songwriter and co-founder of Atlantic records. Wrote and produced Tommy Tucker's 1964 hit 'High Heeled Sneakers.' He died on 9th November 1999.

1938 Troy Seals, James Brown's Band, (1966 US No.8 and UK No.13 single 'It's A Man's World', 1986 UK No.5 single 'Living In America', 1963 album 'Live At The Apollo').

1943 Winfred Lovett, vocals, The Manhattans, (1976 US No.1 & UK No.4 single 'Kiss And Say Goodbye').

1962 Gary 'Mani' Mounfield, bass, The Stone Roses, (1989 UK No.8 single 'Fool's Gold', 1989 album 'The Stone Roses'), Primal Scream, (1994 UK No.7 single 'Rocks').

1964 Diana Krall, Canadian singer, songwriter. Has become one of the best selling jazz artists of all-time. Nominated for Album of the Year at the 2000 Grammy. Won three Juno awards in 2002, Artist of the Year, Album of the Year and Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year.

1965 David Kushner, guitarist, Velvet Revolver, (2004 US No.1 & UK No.11 album 'Contraband').

1969 Bryan Abrams, Color Me Bad, (1991 UK No.1 single 'I Wanna *** You Up', 1991 US No.1 single 'I Adore Mi Amor').


Deaths
1999 Grady Owen guitarist with Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps died.

2001 Michale Karoli guitarist with German art-rock group Can died.

2000 Russ Conway, pianist, composer, died. (1959 UK No.1 single 'Side Saddle', plus 17 other UK Top 40 hits).


Events
1959 The musical "The Sound of Music" opened.

1962 The Beatles recorded their second appearance on Radio Luxembourg, for the program The Friday Spectacular. The Beatles are interviewed and their songs are played in front of a live audience. Both sides of their latest single, 'Love Me Do' and 'P.S. I Love You' are played.

1963 Nino Tempo and April Stevens went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Deep Purple', it made No.17 in the UK.

1968 The Jimi Hendrix Experience went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Electric Ladyland'. Barry Ryan was at No.1 on the Disc & Echo chart with 'Elosie'.

1968 Led Zeppelin played their first ever show in the north of England when they appeared at Manchester College of Science & Technology.

1971 Frank Zappa appeared on this week's UK TV music show the 'Old Grey Whistle Test', playing live and showing clips from his '200 Motels' film.

1973 David Bowie appeared in his first TV special, "1980 Floor Show," broadcast on NBC's "Midnight Special."

1974 Stevie Wonder's "Boogie On Reggae Woman" was released.

1974 David Essex was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Gonna Make You A Star', the singers first UK No.1.

1974 John Lennon was at No.1 in the US singles chart with 'Whatever Gets You Through The Night.' Elton John played on the session and made a deal with Lennon that if the song reached No.1, Lennon would have to appear on stage live with Elton.

1976 Beach Boy Brian Wilson gave his first formal interview for eight years on the UK BBC 2, TV show 'Old Grey Whistle Test.' Also on the program, Be Bop Deluxe and Cajun Moon.

1978 The movie version of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" opens. The Bee Gees, Peter Frampton and Billy Preston made their acting debuts in the movie.

1981 "The Elder" was released by KISS.

1983 Frankie Goes To Hollywood kicked off a seven date UK tour at Eves, Wolverhampton.

1985 Former Undertones singer Feargal Sharkey had his only UK No.1 single with the Maria McKee song 'A Good Heart.'

1985 Sade scored her first UK No.1 album with 'Promise.'

1985 Starship started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'We Built This City', it made No.12 in the UK.

1985 U2 launched their own record label 'Mother Records.'

1987 Ex Clash drummer Topper Headon was jailed for 15 months at Maidstone Crown Court, England for supplying heroin to a man who later died.

1987 Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet were married. They separated in 1990 and divorce in 1993.

1988 Stan Love, former Beach Boys manager and the brother of lead singer Mike Love, was sentenced to 5 years probation for embezzling more than $300,000 from the band.

1988 "Smashes, Thrashes & Hits" was released by KISS.

1989 Appearing live at The NEC, Birmingham, England, Stevie Nicks plus Richard Marx.

1991 Irish singer Enya scored her first UK No.1 album with 'Shepherd Moons'

1996 The Beatles 'Anthology 3' went to No.1 on the UK album chart.

1996 The Spice Girls went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut release 'Spice Girls.'

1996 The Backstreet Boys kicked off a 14 date UK tour at the Newport Centre in Wales.

1996 Lorrie Morgan and Jon Randall were married.

1997 The Spice Girls went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their second album 'Spiceworld.'

1997 Mase was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Harlem World.' the rappers first US No.1 album.

1998 Roland Alphonso (Skatalites) went into a coma after suffering a seizure on November 2 while onstage at the Key club in West Hollywood, CA.

1998 It was announced that Spice Girl Emma Bunting "Baby Spice" would appear in a new musical version of "The Sleeping Beauty" for the BBC.

1998 Kmart launched an online music store, Music Favorites.

2000 Joseph Calleja, member of Kid Rock's band died of chronic intestinal disorder.

2000 Elton John told a London High Court that his former lover and manager John Reid betrayed him over touring costs. The singer said Reid, had been "caught with his hands in the till". Elton was suing Andrew Haydon, former managing director of John Reid Enterprises, his management company alleging Haydon was negligent in allowing JREL to charge him "several millions" in overseas tour expenses.

2002 Texan multi-billionaire David Bonderman hired The Rolling Stones to play at his 60th birthday party held at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. The bands fee was Ł4.4m.

2003 Busted scored their second UK No.1 single with 'Crashed The Wedding.'

2003 Toby Keith was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Shock'n Y'all'.
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