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Births
1939 Betty Everett, soul singer, (1964 US No. 6 single 'The Shoop Shoop Song, It's In His Kiss', 1965 UK No. 29 single 'Getting Mighty Crowded'). She died on 19th August 2001 aged 61.

1940 Freddie Marsden, Gerry And The Pacemakers, (1963 UK No.1 single 'How Do You Do It'' 1965 US No.6 single, 'Ferry Across The Mersey').

1949 Sandra Stevens, Brotherhood Of Man, (1976 UK No.1 single 'Save Your Kisses For Me').

1949 Alan Paul, singer, Manhattan Transfer, (1977 UK No.1 'Chanson D'amour', 1981 US No.7 single 'Boy From New York City').

1954 Bruce Hornsby, keyboards, vocals, The Range, (1986 US No.1 & UK No.15 single 'The Way It Is').

1957 Jellybean, producer, (1987 UK No.10 single 'Who Found Who.')

1962 Chris Bostock, bass, Jo Boxers, (1983 UK No.3 single 'Boxer Beat').

1984 Lucas Stephen Grabeel, American actor and singer 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.

1992 Miley Ray Cyrus, (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), American actress, singer and songwriter. Miley Stewart -Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel series, Hannah Montana. (2006 US No.1 album 'Hannah Montana').


Deaths
1985 Joe Turner, US blues songwriter died. Wrote 'Shake Ratle and Roll', 'Sweet Sixteen.'

1992 US Country singer Roy Acuff died aged 89. In 1962 he was the first living artist elected to the Country Music Hall Of Fame.

1994 Tommy Boyce, singer, songwriter, committed suicide. (1968 US No. 8 single with Bobby Hart, 'I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite', also wrote 'Last Train To Clarksville', 'I'm Not Your Stepping Stone' and 'Scooby- Doo Where Are You.' Sold over 40m records.

1995 US Soul singer Junior Walker died. (1966 US & UK Top 20 single 'How Sweet It Is.' 1969 US No.4 single 'What Does It Take, To Win Your Love').

2001 Singer O.C. Smith died aged 65. Famous for his 1968 US No.1 single 'Little Green Apples' and 1968 UK No.2 single 'The Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp'.

2005 US singer songwriter Chris Whitley died of lung cancer aged 45. Whitley earned critical success with his 1991 album 'Living with the Law' and toured with Bob Dylan and Tom Petty.


Events
1889 The world's first jukebox was installed at San Francisco's' Palais Royal Hotel.

1903 Enrico Caruso made his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York in "Rigoletto."

1956 Sheet metal worker Louis Balint was arrested after punching Elvis Presley at a Hotel in Toledo. Balint claimed that his wife's love for Elvis had caused his marriage to break up. He was fined $19.60 but ended up being jailed because he was unable to pay the fine.

1959 The musical "Fiorello!" opened on Broadway.

1960 Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the US charts with 'Are You Lonesome Tonight'.

1962 The Beatles traveled to St. James' Church Hall, London, for a ten-minute audition with BBC Television. The audition came about when Beatles fan, David Smith of Preston, Lancashire wrote to the BBC asking for The Beatles to be featured on BBC television. Assuming that Smith was The Beatles' manager, the BBC wrote back to him, offering The Beatles an audition. Smith brought his letter to NEMS Enterprises, and Clive Epstein (Brian's brother) arranged for audition to take place. Four days later, Brian Epstein received a polite "thumbs-down" letter from the BBC.

1963 Dale and Grace went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I'm Leaving It Up To You', it made No.42 on the UK chart.

1964 The Rolling Stones show up late for the BBC radio shows, "Top Gear" and "Saturday Club" and are banned by the BBC.

1965 Marc Bolan appeared live on the UK TV show Five O'Clock Funfair, performing 'The Wizard'.

1971 During a European tour The Mothers Of Invention appeared at The Rheinhalle in Dusseldorf.

1972 The musical "Pippin" opened.

1974 Gary Wright quit the group Spooky Tooth to go solo.

1974 Elton John started an 11-week run at No.1 on the UK chart with his 'Greatest Hits', album. It also enjoyed a 10 week run as the US No.1

1974 One hit wonder Billy Swan started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Can Help', it made No.6 in the UK.

1974 The Rolling Stones scored their fifth US No.1 album with 'It's Only Rock 'N Roll'.

1975 Queen started a nine-week run at No.1 in the UK with 'Bohemian Rhapsody.' The promotional video that accompanied the song is generally acknowledged as being the first pop video and only cost Ł5,000 to produce.

1976 Appearing live at Accrington Town Hall, England and billed as Europe's leading hard rock band, The Scorpions.

1976 Wings kicked off a 19-date UK tour at Liverpool's Royal Court.

1976 Police arrested Jerry Lee Lewis outside the gates of Graceland after he showed up for the second time that night and made a scene by shouting, waving a pistol and demanding to see Elvis Presley.

1979 Marianne Faithful was arrested at Oslo Airport in Norway for possession of marijuana.

1979 Keith Richard's girlfriend Anita Pallenburg was cleared by a court of shooting a man found dead at her home.

1979 Marianne Faithfull was arrested at Oslo Airport, Norway, for possession of marijuana.

1983 Tom Evans from Badfinger committed suicide by hanging himself. Evans co-wrote 'Without You' a hit for Harry Nilson and Mariah Carey.

1987 Sly Stone was charged with possession of cocaine in Santa Monica.

1989 Singer Jimmy Somerville was given a conditional discharge from Bow St Magistrates after being found guilty of obstructing the highway during a aids demonstration outside the Australian commission in London.

1989 Paul McCartney kicked off a the first leg of a North American tour with five sold-out nights at the Great Western Forum, Los Angeles.

1990 MTV banned Madonna's "Justify My Love" video.

1991 Genesis scored their 5th UK No.1 album with 'We Can't Dance', featuring the singles 'Jesus He Knows Me' and 'I Can't Dance'.

1991 Michael Bolton scored his second US No.1 single with his version of the Percy Sledge song 'When A Man Loves A Woman', a No.8 hit in the UK.

1991 Michael Jackson had his fourth UK No.1 single with 'Black or White'. Also a No.1 hit in the US.

1993 Metallica's album "Garage Inc." was released worldwide. It was released in the U.S. the next day.

1995 Garbage, made their UK live debut at The Forum, Kentish Town, London.

1996 The Prodigy scored their second UK No.1 single when 'Breathe' went to the top of the charts for two weeks.

1997 Barbra Streisand was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Higher Ground', the singers sixth US No.1 album.

1998 Donald Bohana, 61, was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for the drowning death of Delores "DeeDee" Jackson, the ex-wife of Tito Jackson (Jackson 5).

1999 Former Stone Roses singer Ian Brown kicked off an 11 date UK tour at Newcastle University.

2000 The son of George Harrison was involved in a car crash. Dhani Harrison crashed his Audi S3 in Oxfordshire but escaped any serious injury.

2001 "U2: Elevation Tour 2001" aired on VH1.

2003 Westlife scored their twelfth UK No.1 single with their version of the Barry Manilow song 'Mandy.'

2003 Michael Jackson's Number Ones album went to number one in the UK. In the US it entered the chart at number 13 and quickly dropped out of the Top 50.

2003 Jay-Z started a three week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Black Album.'

2005 Dan McTeague a Toronto MP tried to have 50 Cent barred from entering Canada to perform a series of concerts later this year. McTeague had sent a letter to Immigration Minister Joe Volpe claiming that the controversial rapper shouldn't be permitted to cross the border because he promotes gun violence.

2007 Bono and The Edge from U2 made a surprise appearance at a charity gig, playing four songs before 250 people. The London gig at the Union Chapel was held as part of the Mencap's Little Noise Sessions.
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