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Births
1929 Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records, former boxer, composer, (wrote Jackie Wilson's 'Reet Petit').

1939 Gary Troxel, The Fleetwoods, (1959 US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'Come Softly To Me').

1940 Bruce Channel, US singer, (1962 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Hey! Baby').

1940 Glen Curtis, The Fortunes, (1965 UK No.2 & US No.7 single 'You've Got Your Your Troubles').

1943 Randy Newman, singer, songwriter, Composer of 'Mamma Told Me Not To Come', 'Simon Smith And The Amazing Dancing Bear', 1977 US No.2 single 'Short People.' Film soundtracks including 'Ragtime.' Once hailed as the greatest songwriter alive by Paul McCartney.

1948 Beeb Birtles, Little River Band, Australian group, (1978 US No.3 single 'Reminiscing' plus 12 other US Top 40 singles).

1949 Hugh McKenna, Sensational Alex Harvey Band, (1975 UK No.7 single 'Delilah, 1975 album 'Next').

1954 David Jaynes, Modern Romance, (1982 UK No.4 single 'Best Years Of Our Lives').

1958 David Van Day, vocals, Dollar, (1981 UK No.4 single 'Mirror Mirror').

1962 Matt Cameron, drums, Soundgarden, (1994 UK No.12 single 'Black Hole Sun'). Joined Pearl Jam in 1998.

1968 Dawn Robinson, En Vogue, (1992 US No.2 & UK No.4 single 'My Lovin').

1970 Matt Cheslin, bass player, Neds Atomic Dustbin, (1991 UK No.16 single 'Happy').

1979 Chamillionaire, (born Hakeem Seriki), US rapper, (2006 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Ridin').


Deaths
1993 Steppenwolf drummer Jerry Edmonton was killed in a car crash. (1969 US No.2 & UK No.30 single 'Born To Be Wild').


Events
1944 The MGM movie musical "Meet Me in St. Louis," starring Judy Garland opened in New York.

1954 Winifred Atwell was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Let's Have Another Party.'

1960 Elvis Presley started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Are You Lonesome Tonight', his third US No.1 of 1960. It reached No.1 in the UK in January the following year.

1963 'She Loves You' by The Beatles returned to No.1 for the second time on the UK singles chart.

1964 The Shangri-Las went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the 'teen death song', 'Leader Of The Pack', it peaked at No.11 in the UK.

1964 Willie Nelson made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry.

1967 The Beatles recorded their last fan club record as a group; 'Christmas Time Is Here Again!'

1970 Bob Dylan went to No.1 on the UK chart with the album 'New Morning'.

1970 Dave Edmunds was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of the 1955 Smiley Lewis hit 'I Hear You Knockin.' Also the first release on the new MAM record Label.

1970 George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" was released.

1970 Elton John's "Your Song" was released.

1974 Elton John and John Lennon sang a duet of "I Saw Her Standing There" at Madison Square Garden in New York. The show was John Lennon's last stage appearance.

1976 The Sex Pistols appeared on BBC TV's 'Nationwide' and ITV's 'London Weekend Show.'

1976 The Tom Robinson Band made their live debut at The Hope & Anchor, London. The bands biggest hit '2-4-6-8 Motorway' peaked at No.5 in the UK in Oct 77. Robinson now also works as a radio presenter.

1979 Ringo Starr's (Beatles) home in Los Angeles, CA, burned down.

1984 Prince's "I Would Die 4 U" became the fourth single from the album "Purple Rain."

1987 Taken from the film 'Dirty Dancing', the Jennifer Warnes' duet with Bill Medley '(I've Had) The Time Of My Life', went to No.1 on the US singles chart.

1987 Rick Astley went to No.1 on the UK album chart with his debut LP 'When You Need Somebody.'

1987 David Bowie played the second of four sold-out nights during his Glass Spider Tour in Australia and New Zealand at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne.

1989 Prince's song "Scandalous," from the Batman Soundtrack, was released.

1990 In Los Angeles, law enforcement officials announced that there was not enough evidence to prosecute Axl Rose for assault on his neighbor. The charge was the Rose had hit her over the head with a wine bottle.


1991 Nirvana recorded a performance for BBC TV music show Top Of The Pops in London. When asked to lip-sync 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' to a pre-recorded tape Kurt Cobain protests by singing in a low-pitched funny voice with the rest of the band not even trying to mime in-time to the track.

1992 Erasure went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Pop! The First 20 Hits'

1992 Whitney Houston started a record- breaking fourteen-week run at No.1 in the US with 'I Will Always Love You', a song taken from the 'Bodyguard' soundtrack. The song was written by Dolly Parton.

1992 The HBO cable channel debuted "Neil Diamond's Christmas Special."

1995 The Stone Roses kicked off a 17-date UK tour at Bridlington Spa.

1999 Cliff Richard started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Millennium Prayer', despite the record being boycotted by most radio stations. It became Cliff's 14th UK No.1.

1999 Steps went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Steptacular.'

1999 Rage Against The Machine were at No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Battle Of Los Angeles' the bands second US No.1.

2000 David Bowie was crowned the musician's musician. Bowie beat the Beatles and alternative rockers Radiohead in a survey by the NME that asked hundreds of top rock and pop stars to name their biggest musical influence.

2000 AC/DC kicked off a 5-date UK tour at Birmingham NEC Arena. Tickets Ł22.50.

2000 About nine million people watched a Madonna concert over the Internet. The 29-minute, six-song event was performed at London's Brixton Acedemy in front of about 2,800 people. According to MSN.com the show set a record for such events.

2002 Tony McCarroll the original drummer with Oasis failed in a bid to sue the group's lawyers after he was sacked because he took too long to file his claim. Judge Justice Gray, at the High Court in London, told McCarroll his case could not proceed because he had brought his claim outside of the six-year time limit.

2002 Britney Spears ended her partnership in the restaurant at the Dylan Hotel, New York after it was plagued by lousy reviews and slow business. Management had recently changed the menu to American food with an Italian flair.

2006 US actress Pamela Anderson has filed for divorce from rapper Kid Rock after four months of marriage. In a statement on her website the 39-year-old confirmed she had split from Rock.

2007 Kanye West and stuntman Evel Knievel settled a copyright dispute over West's use of the name "Evel Kanyevel" in a music video. The 69-year-old daredevil had claimed his image was tarnished by the video's "vulgar, sexual nature." The clip for Touch The Sky, showed the rap star cavorting with Pamela Anderson and trying to jump a rocket-powered motorcycle over a canyon.

2007 The Beatles performed two evening shows: the first at the Cavern Club in Liverpool and the second at the 527 Club in Liverpool. The 527 Club show was a dance for the staff of Lewis Department Store in Liverpool, held on the top floor of the store.
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