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Births
1926 Sir George Martin, 60's EMI in-house record producer and so-called fifth Beatle. Produced all but one of The Beatles albums as well as working with comedy acts The Goons and Beyond The Fringe. Received a Knighthood in 1996.

1941 Van Dyke Parks, US songwriter, producer. Worked with Brian Wilson on the 'Smile' album, played keyboards on The Byrds 'Eight Miles High', produced Ry Cooder, Randy Newman, Judy Collins.

1945 Stephen Stills, guitar, vocals, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Manassas. 1969 UK No.17 single 'Marrakesh Express' & 1970 US No.1 album Deja Vu plus 1971 solo UK No.37 single 'Love The One Your With.'

1964 Raymond McGinley, guitar & vocals, Teenage Fanclub, 1992 UK No.31 single 'What You Do To Me.'


Deaths
1980 US singer & pianist Amos Milburn died aged 52. Famous for his drinking songs including, 'Let Me Go Home, Whiskey.'

2002 Zak Foley bassist with EMF died aged 31. The group scored the 1991 UK No.3 and US No.1 single 'Unbelievable.'


Events
1940 The "Southland Shuffle" was recorded on Bluebird Records by Charlie Barnet and his Orchestra. Billy May was featured as a trumpet player.

1957 Fats Domino recorded "I'm Walkin'."

1960 Bobby Darin and Connie Francis performed together on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

1964 The Beatles made their first appearance on U.S. television in a film clip shown on the "Jack Paar Show." It was a performance of the song "She Loves You."

1964 Appearing at Glenlyn Ballroom in Forest Hill, England, The Rolling Stones supported by The Detours (later to become The Who).

1966 The Beatles appeared on "Hullabaloo."

1967 Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) refused to be sworn in after receiving a U.S. Army draft notice. He said he was a conscientious objector.

1967 Having received a US army draft notice, Beach Boy Carl Wilson refused to be sworn in, saying he was a conscientious objector.

1967 The Bee Gees were at No.1 on the Australian singles chart with the single 'Spickes and Speckes.'

1969 Appearing live on UK TV Lulu Show, Jimi Hendrix stopped performing his new single after a few bars and instead launched into a version of Cream's 'Sunshine Of Your Love' as a tribute to the band who had split a few days earlier.

1970 B J Thomas started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head.' The song was featured in the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

1970 Working on the Get Back sessions at Studio Two of EMI Studios, London, three Beatles (Paul, George, and Ringo) record 16 takes of the George Harrison song 'I Me Mine.' John Lennon was away in Denmark at the time. A decade later it became the title of George Harrison's auto-biography.

1970 Davy Jones announced he was leaving the Monkees.

1973 Two thousand international fashion editors and experts voted Mick and Bianca Jagger two of the top dozen best-dressed men and women of 1972.

1974 Bob Dylan and The Band started a 39-date US tour, Dylan's first live appearance for over 7 years. There were more than 5 million applications for the 660,000 tickets.

1976 The Bay City Rollers went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Saturday Night.' At the height of their US success, the Scottish group signed a deal to promote breakfast cereal.

1979 Appearing at McGonagils, Dublin, The Hype, later to be known as U2.

1981 David Bowie made his final appearance as the Elephant Man in the Broadway show in New York City.

1982 During a UK tour Adam and the Ants appeared at The Apollo, Manchester.

1985 Leonie Rysanek gave his final performance of "Aida".

1987 Aretha Franklin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Bill Haley and 14 others. Franklin was the first woman to be inducted.

1992 Simple Minds singer Jim Kerr married actress Patsy Kensit at Chelsea register office.

1996 Madonna testified in an L.A. Court against Robert Dewey Hoskins. He had been accused of stalking and threatening to kill her.

1998 Swedish police arrested a total of 314 people following a neo-Nazi concert near Stolkholm. Crowd members allegedly gave Hitler salutes, classified as a "hate crime" under Swedish law, during a performance by U.S. group Max Resist.

1999 Steps scored their first UK No.1 single with their version of The Bee Gees song 'Tragedy.'

2000 Luciano Pavarotti agreed to pay the Italian authorities Ł1.6 million ($2.72 million) after losing an appeal against tax evasion charges. It was reported that the singer was worth Ł300 million ($510 million) at the time.

2002 Liam and Noel Gallagher topped a poll of celebrities you would least like to live next to, getting 40% of the vote. Readers of Your Home magazine voted the brothers from Oasis as 'Neighbours From Hell'.

2004 It was reported that UK record companies were about to ditch up to 30 big names in the pop world due to poor record sales in the previous year. Gareth Gates, The Cheeky Girls, Mark Owen, Mel C and Samantha Mumber were among those listed.
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