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Births
1934 Dave Guard, The Kingston Trio, (1958 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'Tom Dooley' plus nine other US Top 40 hits).

1937 Ray Collins, vocals, Frank Zappa band, (1970 UK No.9 album 'Hot Rats').

1938 Hank Medress, The Tokens, (1961 US No.1 & UK No.11 single 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight'). He died from lung cancer on 25th June 2007 aged 68.

1939 Pete Moore, The Miracles, (1970 UK & US No.1 single with Smokey Robinson, 'The Tears Of A Clown').

1943 Fred Lipsius, piano, sax, Blood Sweat & Tears, (1969 US No.12 & UK No.35 single 'You've Made Me So Very Happy').

1946 Joe Correro, Paul Revere and the Raiders, (1971 US No.1 single 'Indian Reservation', plus 14 other US Top 30 hit singles).

1952 Bill Sharpe, Shakatak, (1982 UK No.9 single 'Night Birds').

1954 Annette Guest, singer, First Choice, (1973 UK No.9 single 'Smarty Pants).

1960 Matt Sorum, The Cult, (1987 UK No.11 single 'Lil' Devil'). Guns N' Roses, (1989 UK No.6 single 'Sweet Child O' Mine'). Velvet Revolver, (2004 US No.1 & UK No.11 album 'Contraband').

1965 Jason Pierce, vocals, guitar, Spiritualized, (1995 UK No.30 single 'Let It Flow').

1965 Pete Kember, (Sonic Boom), Spacemen 3, 1990 album 'Taking Drugs To Make Music To Take Drugs To'.

1971 Justin Chancellor, Peach, Tool, (2001 US No.1 album 'Lateralus').


Deaths
1995 Alan Hull singer songwriter with Lindisfarne died of a heart attack aged 50. (1972 UK No.3 single 'Lady Eleanor').

2003 Bass player Greg Ridley died, worked with Spooky Tooth, Humble Pie, (1969 UK No.4 single 'Natural Born Bugie').

2003 Actor, dancer, Gene Anthony Ray, (Leroy in 'Fame') died from a stroke aged 41.

2004 Record producer Terry Melcher, who was behind hits by the Byrds, Ry Cooder and the Beach Boys, died aged 62 after a long battle with skin cancer. The son of actress Doris Day, he co-wrote 'Kokomo' for the Beach Boys, produced Mr Tambourine Man for the Byrds, as well as hits for The Mamas and the Papas.


Events
1954 Sammy Davis, Jr. was involved in a serious auto accident in San Bernardino, CA. Three days later, Davis lost the ability see with his left eye.

1955 Carl Perkins recorded 'Blue Suede Shoes' at Sun Studios in Memphis. The rock 'n' roll classic became a US No.2 & UK No.10 hit for Perkins in 1956, and has been covered by many acts including Elvis Presley and John Lennon.

1962 The Beatles, played gigs at three different venues. First they performed a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club, Liverpool, followed by an 85-mile drive to the Midlands, where they performed at Smethwick Baths Ballroom and then at the Adelphi Ballroom, West Bromwich in Staffordshire.

1964 The Supremes became the first all girl group to have a UK No.1 single when 'Baby Love' went to the top of the charts.

1966 The Supremes started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You Keep Me Hanging On', the group's 7th US No.1. It made No.8 in the UK.

1968 The Supremes performed at a Royal Variety Show with Queen Elizabeth in attendance.

1970 James Brown and Deidre Yvonne Jenkins were married.

1971 B.B. King marked his 25th anniversary in music by opening a European tour in London.

1976 UK music weekly Sounds made The *** Pistols debut 45, 'Anarchy In The UK' its single of the week.

1979 Chuck Berry was released from Lompoc Prison, CA, after serving a sentence for income tax evasion.

1983 Tina Turner made her first chart appearance in over ten years with her version of the Al Green hit 'Let's Stay Together'.

1983 David Bowie played the first of two nights at the RAS Showgrounds in Sydney during his 10-date Serious Moonlight tour of Australia and New Zealand

1988 Bon Jovi started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Bad Medicine', the group's third US No.1, a No.17 hit in the UK.

1988 One hit wonder Robin Beck was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'First Time.' The song was from a TV advertisement for Coca-Cola.

1990 Pia King the wife of Level 42 main-man Mark King was granted a 'quickie', divorce after her husband ran of with their children's nanny.

1990 Milli Vanilli was stripped of their Grammy Award because other singers had lent their voices to the "Girl You Know It's True" album.

1992 The musical revival of "3 From Brooklyn" opened.

1993 Nirvana recorded an MTV unplugged concert in New York.

1994 Crosby Stills & Nash member David Crosby had a successful liver transplant operation at Dumont-UCLA in Los Angeles. Crosby's liver was deteriorated from extensive alcohol and drug abuse, as well as hepatitis-C.

1994 Nirvana entered the US album chart at No.1 with 'MTV Unplugged In New York.'

1995 Bruce Springsteen's thirteenth album, "The Ghost of Tom Joad," was released.

1996 Prince released the 3 CD set "Emancipation." The release was on his record label NPG Records.

1997 The U.S. premiere of Sir Paul McCartney's "Standing Stone" was played in Carnegie Hall by St. Luke's Orchestra.

1998 Motley Crue's retail store, S'Crue, opened in Los Angeles, CA.

1999 Shane MacGowan was released on bail by a London court on charges of drug possession.

2000 LeAnn Rimes started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Can't Fight The Moonlight', the singer's first UK chart topper.

2000 The Beatles started an eleven-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The Beatles 1'.

2000 Jay-Z was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Dynasty Roc La Familia (2000).'

2001 Mick Jagger released his new solo album 'Goddess In The Doorway'. First day sales stood at 954 copies.

2001 Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) was arrested for fighting with his wife at a Hard Rock hotel.

2002 Safety experts blasted Michael Jackson after dangling his baby from a third-floor hotel balcony. Jacko was in Berlin for an awards ceremony and was showing his nine-month old baby to his fans outside the hotel.

2003 Police issued an arrest warrant for Michael Jackson following allegations of sexual abuse of a 12-year old boy. Jackson who was in Las Vegas filming a video, negotiated with police to arrange a time and place to hand himself in.

2004 Rapper Young Buck was arrested over a stabbing at the Vibe hip-hop awards. Young Buck, (real name David Darnell Brown), was arrested on suspicion of stabbing a man who allegedly punched rap star Dr Dre in the face. He was released on $500,000 (L270,000) bail after surrendering to police in Los Angeles.

2005 Former glam rock star Gary Glitter was arrested in Vietnam after being detained at Ho Chi Minh airport as he tried to board a plane to Bangkok. Police said Glitter was being held under suspicion of committing lewd acts with two girls under the age of 18.

2006 A guitar played by George Harrison was set to fetch more than L100,000 at a London auction. The Maton MS500 guitar was used on The Beatles first album.

2006 George Michael went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Twenty Five' the singers sixth UK No.1 album.
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