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Births
1905 Bob Wills is born in Kosse, Texas. With his Texas Playboys, he turned western swing into a national phenomenon during the '30s and '40s.

1936 Sylvia Robinson born in New York. She recorded the "Love Is Strange" with guitarist Mickey Baker, she had a solo hit with "Pillow Talk." Robinson also started Sugarhill Records, home to rap acts such as the Sugar Hill Gang and Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five.

1939 Jerry Naylor, a member of Buddy Holly & the Crickets born in Stephenville, Texas.

1944 Mary Wilson of the Supremes is born in Greenville, Miss.

1945 Hugh Grundy, drummer with the Zombies is born in Winchester, England.

1946 Eagles founding member Randy Meisner born.

1946 David Gilmour of Pink Floyd is born.

1946 Tony Klatka, who played trumpet with Blood, Sweat & Tears, is born.

1947 Kiki Dee born as Pauline Matthees in Bradford, UK.

1970 Betty Boo born as Alison Moira Clarkson today in Kensington, England.


Deaths
1992 David Stone Martin dies. The artist was responsible for the album covers by Oscar Peterson, Lionel Hampton, and Billie Holiday.

1995 Reggae singer Delroy Wilson dies in Kingston, Jamaica, at age 46.

1999 Blues legend Lowell Fulson dies.


Events
1959 Frankie Avalon goes to No. 1 in the US with "Venus.".

1964 Elvis Presley's Kissin' Cousins premieres.

1965 The Temptations went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the Smokey Robinson penned song 'My Girl'. making the group the first male act to have a No.1 for Motown, The single only reached No.43 in the UK but made No.2 when re-issued in 1992.

1966 5,000 Beatles fans hand British Prime Minister Harold Wilson a petition asking that Liverpool's Cavern Club be reopened.

1968 Singer Sandie Shaw married fashion designer Jeff Banks.

1970 Convicted murderer Charles Manson releases his LP "Lies" to help defray legal costs.

1971 Mungo Jerry had their second UK No.1 single with 'Baby Jump'.

1973 The New York office of the Immigration Department cancels John Lennon's visa extension granted to the former Beatle only five days ago.

1976 The Eagles started a five week run at No.1 on the US album chart with their 'Greatest Hits 1971-1975'. It stayed on the chart for 57 weeks.

1976 Fleetwood Mac release the Stevie Nicks-penned single "Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win)." It's becomes their biggest hit so far, peaking at No. 11.

1976 All 22 Beatles singles were re-released in the UK, including 'Yesterday' which had been an American No.1 but was never released in the UK.

1976 Tina Charles was at No.1 in the UK with the single 'I Love to Love' (But My Baby Loves to Dance).

1977 Barbra Streisand ascends to No. 1 with "Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen)." A beautiful tune, unlike Kris Kristofferson, the guy she sings it to. Hey, it was the '70s.

1982 The Go-Go's started a six week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Beauty And The Beast'.

2000 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, the Lovin' Spoonful, and the Moonglows.
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