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Births
1906 Dr Peter Carl Goldmark, invented the long-playing microgroove record in 1945. The invention went on to revolutionise the way people listened to music. Goldmark was Killed in a car crash on 7th December 1977.

1941 Tom McGuinness, guitar, vocals, Manfred Mann, (1964 UK & US No.1 single 'Do Wah Diddy Diddy'). McGiness Flint (1970 UK No.2 single 'When I'm Dead And Gone'). Also a member of The Blues Band.

1942 Ted Bluechel Jr, drums, vocals, The Association, (1967 US No.1 single 'Windy').

1960 Rick Savage, bass player, Def Leppard, (1987 UK No.6 single 'Animal' 1987 world wide No.1 album 'Hysteria', 1988 US No.1 single 'Love Bites').

1960 Sydney Youngblood, singer, (1989 UK No.3 single 'If Only I Could').

1968 Nate Mendel, bass, Foo Fighters, (1995 UK No.5 single 'This Is A Call', 2003 US No.5 single 'All My Life').

1971 Donna Matthews, guitar, Elastica, (1995 UK No.13 single 'Waking Up').

1978 Nelly Furtado, singer, (2001 UK No. 5 single 'I'm Like A Bird').

1978 Brian Chase, drummer, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, (2006 UK No. 18 single 'Gold Lion').

1981 Britney Spears, US singer, (1999 US & UK No.1 single ''Baby One More Time', 1999 album 'Baby One More Time', spent 82 weeks on the UK chart. Biggest selling teenage act in the world with album sales over 40m).


Deaths
1982 US folk singer David Blue died of a heart attack aged 41 while jogging in New York's Washington Square Park. Member of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue during the late 70's.

1997 A man died after falling from a balcony during a Rolling Stones concert at Pontiac Silverdome, Michigan.

2001 Singer Valerie Jones died aged 45. The Jones Girls and worked with Lou Reed, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin and Betty Everett.

2006 David Mount the drummer with Mud died. They had the 1974 UK No.1 single 'Tiger Feet' plus 14 other UK Top 40 singles.


Events
1949 Gene Autry's song "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer," hit the record charts.

1959 Bobby Darin was the subject of the TV show "This Is Your Life."

1963 The Beatles recorded an appearance on the UK TV comedy program The Morecambe and Wise Show. The Beatles played 'This Boy', 'All My Loving', and 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' and also participate in comedy sketches with Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise. The program was broadcast on April 18, 1964.

1967 The Monkees started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd', the groups third US chart topper.

1967 Jimmie Rodgers was found in his car with a fractured skull after a serious accident. He recovered from the auto accident, but his singing career ended.

1969 Cindy Birdsong (Supremes) was kidnapped. She later managed to escape her captor.

1971 Taj Mahal played for the men on death row at Wilmington State Penitentiary.

1971 Appearing at The Royal Ballroom, Bournemouth, England, Led Zeppelin.

1972 "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon was released.

1973 The Who and some companions were jailed overnight for $6,000 worth of destruction they imposed on a hotel room after a show.

1973 Bob Dylan began taking ticket requests by mail. Over 658,000 tickets were sold.

1974 Ravi Shankar was hospitalized in Chicago after suffering chest pains. He rejoined the George Harrison Tour a week later.

1978 Rod Stewart was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Da Ya Think I'm Sexy''

1979 Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge were divorced.

1981 "Dreamgirls" opened on Broadway. The show was based on the careers of the Supremes.

1983 MTV aired Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video for the first time.

1986 Jerry Lee Lewis checked into the Betty Ford Clinic to overcome a painkiller addition.

1986 Annie Lennox (Eurythmics) ripped off her bra while performing in front of 10,000 fans in Birmingham, England.

1987 Appearing at Newcastle City Hall, INXS supported by Sinead O'Connor

1988 Appearing at The London School Of Economics, The Stone Roses supported by The Charlatans.

1988 Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, and Willie Nelson appeared on "Geraldo" to discuss "Sex on the Road."

1991 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Shirelles, B.J. Thomas and Gene Pitney were owed $1.2 million in unpaid royalties.

1994 Tupac Shakur was found guilty of sexually abusing a woman but was acquitted of more serious *** and weapons charges.

1995 The Guinness Book of World Records confirmed that Ace of Base's "The Sign" was the best-selling debut of all time, with 19 million copies sold.

1995 Mariah Carey went to No.1 on the US singles chart with her duet with Boyz II Men 'One Sweet Day'. It made Carey the first artist in history to have two consecutive single debut at No.1, 'Fantasy' being her first.

1996 Adam Duritz (Counting Crows) severed a ligament and tore cartilage in his knee after he fell during a concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York. Duritz underwent orthoscopic surgery during the band's Christmas break.

1997 Third Street Jazz and Rock Holding Corp., a Philadelphia record store, filed a class-action lawsuit against the six major U.S. record distributors. The suit claimed that EMI, Sony, WEA, Universal, Bertelsmann Music Group and Polygram conspired "to raise, fix, and maintain at artificially high and non-competitive levels the wholesale prices" of CDs.

1998 U.S. first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and Garth Brooks turned on the lights on the Christmas tree in Manhattan's Rockefeller Center.

1998 Shania Twain's video "That Don't Impress Me Much" debuted on CMT: Country Music Television.

1999 It was reported that Stevie Wonder was to undergo an operation to regain his sight. The breakthrough by top eye specialists involved inserting a microchip in the retina.

1999 David Bowie played his first UK show in over two years when he appeared at the Astoria Theatre in London infront of 2,000 fans.

2000 Thieves broke into the London home Madonna shares with Guy Ritchie. The raiders forced their way in through a basement door then took a set of car keys before loading up Guy Ritchie's car with some of the couple's possessions and driving off.

2000 The Smashing Pumpkins played their final concert when they appeared at the Metro Club in Chicago.

2001 Creed started an eight-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Weathered'.

2001 Daniel Bedingfield scored his first UK No.1 single with 'Gotta Get Thru This', the single went back to No.1 in January 2002.

2002 Oasis singer Liam Gallagher was arrested and charged with assault after he Kung-Fu kicked a police officer. The incident happened at the Bayerischer hotel in Munich, the singer lost his two front teeth in the brawl and an Oasis minder was knocked out cold.

2003 Darkness singer Justin Hawkins was held for two hours at JFK Airport, New York after police mistook him for a wanted man with the same name and looks. The police only agreed to let him go after Justin's fiance and manager Sue Whitehouse produced a tour schedule to prove that he was in England on July 4th when the crime was committed.

2006 25 year old singer and actress Beyonce was set to earn more money than any other black actress for her performance in her latest film 'Dreamgirls.' The musical based on the history of Diana Ross and the Supremes would earn the singer a L5m fee.

2006 The Game was at No.1 on the US album chart with his second album 'Doctor's Advocate.'

2007 Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne made more than $800,000 for charity after they sold off some of their possessions from their former US home. Items sold included the family's custom pool table for $11,250 (and a pair of Ozzy's trademark round glasses went for $5,250. The beaded wire model of the Eiffel Tower that adorned the kitchen fetched $10,000, while skull-adorned trainers worn by Ozzy sold for $2,625.
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