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Births
1942 Norman Greenbaum, (1970 UK No.1 & US No.3 single 'Spirit In The Sky').

1946 Duane Allman, guitar, Allman Brothers Band, (1973 US No.12 single 'Ramblin Man'). Killed in a motorcycle accident on 29th October 1971.

1946 Ray Stiles, Mud, (1974 UK No.1 single 'Tiger Feet', plus 14 other UK Top 40 singles).

1947 George Grantham, drums, Poco, (1979 US No.17 single 'Crazy Love').

1947 Joe Walsh, guitarist, singer, songwriter, The James Gang, The Eagles, joined in 1976, (1977 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Hotel California', plus 5 US No.1 albums. 'Greatest Hits 1971-1975' is the second biggest selling album in the world with sales over 30m). Solo, (1978 UK No.14 single 'Life's Been Good').

1956 Robert Poss, guitar, vocals, Band Of Susans, (1988 album 'Hope Against Hope').

1957 Jim Brown, drums, UB40, (1983 UK No.1 & 1988 US No.1 single 'Red Red Wine' and over 30 other Top 40 singles).

1961 Paul King, vocals, King, (1985 UK No.2 single 'Love And Pride') & VH 1 TV presenter.

1962 Steve Alexander, Brother Beyond, (1988 UK No.2 single 'The Harder I Try').

1965 Mike Diamond, The Beastie Boys, (1987 US No.7 & UK No.11 single 'You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Party', 1987 US No.1 and UK No.7 album 'Licence To Ill', plus 3 other US No.1 albums).

1965 Senen Reyes, Sen Dog, Cypress Hill, (1993 UK No.15 single 'I Ain't Goin' Out Like That', 1993 US No.1 album 'Black Sunday').

1966 Kevin Gilbert, multi instrumentalist, songwriter, Member of Giraffe, worked with Sheryl Crow, co- wrote 1994 UK No.4 hit 'All I Want To Do.' Died on 17th May 1996.

1970 1970, Q- Tip, US male rapper, (1997 UK No. 6 single 'Got 'Til It's Gone').

1975 David Marchand, (Davey Havok), lead vocalist of the American rock band AFI.

1981 Kimberley Walsh, Girls Aloud, (2002 UK No.1 single 'Sound Of The Underground').

1986 Jared Followill, bassist, Kings Of Leon, (2007 UK No.1 album 'Because of the Times').


Deaths
1973 Allan Sherman died aged 49. (1963 US No.2 & UK No.14 single 'Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah').


Events
1955 The song that changed popular music history 'Rock Around The Clock' by Bill Haley & His Comets went to No.1 on the UK singles chart for the first time.

1962 The Four Seasons' "Big Girls Don't Cry" was released.

1965 The Supremes had their sixth US No.1 single with 'I Hear A Symphony' it peaked at No.39 in the UK.

1965 The Walker Brothers kicked off a 10-date UK tour at Buxton Pavilion.

1967 Strawberry Alarm Clock were at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Incense And Peppermints'.

1968 The Monkees film 'Head' opened in six US cities. Reviews were harsh and the picture was a box office disaster.

1971 Isaac Hayes started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Theme From Shaft', it made No.4 in the UK. Hayes won a Grammy award for Best Original Film Score with 'Theme From Shaft'.

1974 Drummer with The Who, Keith Moon collapsed during a concert after his drink was spiked with horse tranquilliser. 19 year-old Scott Halpin who was in the audience, volunteered to replace him on drums for the remaining three numbers.

1975 Dr Hook kicked off their Christmas UK tour at Oxford Poly.

1976 '22 Golden Guitar Greats' by Bert Weedon went to No.1 on the UK album chart.

1979 Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer were at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'No More Tears, Enough Is Enough', it made No.3 in the UK.

1987 "Sign 'O' The Times," Prince's third movie, opened.

1988 During a UK tour Huey Lewis and the News appeared at the Brighton Centre, England.

1991 A Los Angeles court gave Randy Jackson of The Jackson's a 30- ay jail sentence for violating a probation order.

1991 The Rolling Stones announced they'd signed a Ł20 million deal with Virgin Records, to make three albums over six years.

1991 Randy Jackson was sentenced in Los Angeles to a month in jail for violating probation related to charges of beating his wife in the previous January.

1993 Phil Collins went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Both Sides.'

1995 A new Beatles recording, "Free As a Bird," began airing on radio stations. The song had debuted on ABC-TV the night before.

1997 Kenny G. received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1997 Louise kicked off a 22-date UK tour, sponsored by Soft & Gentle washing powder at Sheffield City Hall.

1998 Alanis Morissette did an in store performance for the opening of a Tower records store in Buenos Aires. The proceeds from the sale of her album for the day were donated to a local children's hospital.

1998 A three-day World Conference on Music and Censorship began in Copenhagen.

2000 Spice Girl Mel C announced she was quitting the group during a TV interview on the ITV Frank Skinner show.

2001 The Kiss Deluxe Edition 5 disc box set was released. The set included 92 tracks.

2002 Former Ultravox member Midge Ure was fined Ł500 and ordered to pay Ł35 costs by magistrates in King's Lynn, Norfolk, after he admitted driving without due care and attention. The court heard that Ure was involved in a minor accident in Norfolk while driving his Chrysler people carrier to a concert near Fakenham where he was performing.

2003 Michael Jackson flew to Santa Barbara to be arrested by police. He was seen in handcuffs being taken into the police station. The singer had his mug shot and fingerprints taken before being freed on $3m bail.

2004 Oasis singer Liam Gallagher was fined Ł40,000 after a fight in a German hotel. Gallagher was arrested along with drummer Alan White and three other members of the band's entourage after the brawl in Munich in December 2002. Gallagher lost two front teeth in the fight, which led to the band abandoning their German tour.

2005 Madonna went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Confessions On A Dancefloor' the singer's eighth UK No.1 album.

2005 Robbie Williams smashed a Guinness World Record by selling more than 1.6 million tickets for his 2006 World Tour in one day. The tickets, snapped up on the first day of sale, were valued at an estimated L80 million.

2007 Velvet Revolver were forced to cancel a four-city Japanese after their requests for visas was rejected. Officials were said to have refused the band entry to Japan due to previous drug convictions.

2007 Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke admitted he was among the thousands of people who paid nothing to download the band's latest album In Rainbows. Speaking to BBC 6 Music's Steve Lamacq, Yorke said: "There wasn't any point. I just move some money from one pocket to the other." According to one survey, three in five people paid nothing at all for it. Yorke added that no one was allowed to have copies of the master recording in case it was leaked beforehand.
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