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Births
1940 Percy Sledge, soul singer, (1966 UK No.4 and US No.1 single 'When A Man Loves A Woman').

1944 Bob Lind, singer, (1966 US & UK No.5 single 'Elusive Butterfly').

1950 Jocelyn Brown, singer, (1997 UK No.5 single 'Something Goin' On', worked with John Lennon, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen).

1959 Steve Rothery, guitar, Marillion, (1985 UK No.2 single 'Kayleigh').

1960 Amy Grant, singer, (1991 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Baby Baby').

1966 Stacey Lattishaw, (1980 US No.21 single 'Let Me Be Your Angel', 1980 UK No.3 single 'Jump to The Beat').

1967 Rodney Sheppard, Sugar Ray, (1999 UK No. 10 single 'Every Morning').

1968 Tunde, singer, Lighthouse Family, (1996 UK No.4 single 'Lifted' plus 9 other UK Top 40 singles). Now solo.


Deaths
1968 Saxophonist Albert Ayler was found drowned in New York's Hudson River. He was 34 years old.

1974 UK singer, songwriter Nick Drake died in his sleep of an overdose of tryptasol a anti-depressant drug. Drake recorded the classic 1972 album 'Pink Moon.'

2007 Kevin Dubrow, the frontman with metal band Quiet Riot, was found dead in his Las Vegas home at the age of 52. Their 1983 release Metal Health was the first metal album to top the US charts and the band's biggest hit was Cum on Feel the Noize, a cover of the Slade song which they are said to have grudgingly recorded in just one take.


Events
1957 Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps appeared on Ed Sullivan for their first national TV appearance.

1958 Lord Rockinghams XI were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Hoot's Mon.' Lord Rockingham's XI were the house band on the UK Jack Good TV show 'Oh Boy.'

1961 The Everly Brothers started active service for the 8th Battalion Marine Corps Reserves, working as artillerymen.

1961 The Everly Brothers were inducted into the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.

1965 Harrods department store in London closed to the public so The Beatles could do their Christmas shopping.

1965 The Seekers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Carnival Is Over', the group's second No.1.

1966 The Jimi Hendrix Experience made its London performance debut at the Bag O' Nails Club.

1969 John Lennon returned his MBE to The Queen on the grounds of the UK's involvement in the Nigeria Biafra war, America in Vietnam, and against his latest single 'Cold Turkey' slipping down the charts.

1972 Chuck Berry was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'My Ding a-Ling', his only UK No.1.

1976 The Band made their final performance; 'The Last Waltz' the show also featured Joni Mitchell, Dr John, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond, Eric Clapton and others. Martin Scorsese filmed the event.

1978 Appearing at The Electric Ballroom in London, England, The Police, admission L1.50.

1982 The Jam started their final UK tour at Glasgow's Apollo Theatre in Scotland.

1984 Several British and American stars got together as Band-Aid, and recorded "Do They Know It's Christmas". The project was planned by Bob Geldof. The proceeds of the record went to Ethiopian famine relief.

1985 Bobby Brown announced that he was leaving New Edition for a solo career.

1987 Appearing at London's Town and Country Club, Hothouse Flowers promoting their new single 'Don't Go.'

1988 Live gigs around the UK; appearing at the Irish centre, Birmingham, James supported by the Happy Mondays, tickets L5. Also tonight appearing at Manchester University The La's, tickets L3.

1989 Milli Vanilli started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Blame It On The Rain', their third US No.1 of the year, a No.53 hit in the UK.

1989 New Kids On The Block had their first UK No.1 single with 'You Got It' (The Right Stuff').

1992 The film 'The Bodyguard', opened nation- wide featuring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner.

1995 Radiohead singer Thom Yorke blacked out halfway through a show in Munich, Germany, suffering from exhaustion.

1995 Whitney Houston went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Exhale (Shoop Shoop)', written by Babyface and taken from the film 'Waiting To Exhale', it gave Whitney her 11th US No.1.

1997 The original lineup of the Zombies played onstage for the first time in 30 years.

1997 Garth Brooks' seventh album "Sevens" was released.

1997 The sixth album of 2Pac, "R U Still Down? (Remember Me)," was released posthumously.

1998 Spin magazine editor Craig Marks told police that Marilyn Manson's bodyguards pinned him against a wall and hauled him up into the air. Marks claimed that he was invited backstage to talk with Manson after a performance at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Manson allegedly threatened Marks with "`You know I can kill you, your family and everyone you know'."

1999 Creation records boss Alan McGee announced that he was leaving the label. McGee had signed Oasis to the label after seeing them play a gig in Glasgow, Scotland. The label was also the home to other acts including Primal Scream and Teenage Fanclub.

2000 A burglar broke into Alice Cooper's home and made off with over $6000 worth of clothes, shoes and cameras belonging to the singers daughter. The good's were all lifted from Cooper's house in Paradise Valley, along with four of the star's gold discs.

2001 Garth Brooks went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Scarecrow.'

2001 Robbie Williams started an eight-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Swing When You're Winning'.

2001 S Club 7 scored their fourth UK No.1 single with 'Have You Ever.'

2003 Michael Jackson launched a website to defend himself following allegations of sexual abuse of a 12-year old boy. The singer posted a message saying the charges were based on 'a big lie' and he wanted to end 'this horrible time' by proving they were false in court.

2003 Glen Campbell was arrested in Phoenix Arizona with a blood alcohol level of .20 after his BMW struck a Toyota Camry. He was charged with 'extreme' drunk driving, hit and run, and assaulting a police officer. A police officer reported that while in custody, Campbell hummed his hit 'Rhinestone Cowboy' repeatedly.

2003 Meat Loaf underwent heart surgery in a London hospital after being diagnosed with a condition that causes an irregular heartbeat. The 52-year-old singer had collapsed on November 17th as he performed at London's Wembley Arena.

2005 Take That announced that they were to reform for a tour, 10 years after they split up. At a press conference in London, Gary Barlow, Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Howard Donald said they would go back on tour in April 2006, but without Robbie Williams.

2005 Authorities in Vietnam extended Gary Glitter's detention by four months, while claims that he had *** with under-age girls were examined. Glitter was held under suspicion of committing lewd acts with children. The ex-singer denied accusations of having *** with two under-age girls, one aged 12.

2005 Madonna achieved her sixth number one on the US album charts with 'Confessions on a Dance Floor' her third consecutive US album chart topper. The album went to No.1 in 40 countries setting a new record. The Beatles previously held this record when The Beatles 1 went to No.1 in 36 countries in 2000.
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