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Births
1920 Clive Dunn, singer, actor in UK TV's 'Dads Army' 1971 UK No.1 single 'Granddad'.

1929 Bill Cowsill, The Cowsills, (1967 US No.2 single 'The Rain, The Park & Other Things', 1969 US No.2 single the theme from 'Hair'). TV's Partridge Family was based on The Cowsills family.

1941 Joan Baez, US folk rock singer, songwriter, (1971 US No.3 & UK No.6 single 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down').

1943 Kenneth Kelley, vocals, The Manhattans, (1976 US No.1 & UK No.4 single 'Kiss And Say Goodbye').

1943 Dick Yount, guitar, vocals, Harper's Bizarre, (1967 US No. 13 & UK No.34 single 'The 59th Street Bridge Song, Feelin' Groovy').

1944 1944, Jimmy Page, guitarist and producer, Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin. 1969 US No.4 single 'Whole Lotta Love.' The bands fourth album released in 1971 featuring the rock classic 'Stairway To Heaven' has sold over 11 million copies. The Honeydrippers, (with Robert Plant, Jeff Beck & Nile Rodgers), 1984 US No.3 single 'Sea Of Love'. As a session guitarist in the 60's played on 'Here Comes The Night' by Them, 'Shout' by Lulu and The Who's 'Can't Explain'.

1944 Scott Engel, vocals, The Walker Brothers, (1966 UK No.1 & US No.13 single 'The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore').

1948 Tim Hart, guitar, vocals, Steeleye Span, UK folk group, (1975 UK No.5 single 'All Around My Hat').

1950 David Johansen, vocals, The New York Dolls, 1973 album 'New York Dolls'. Now a solo artist and actor. Played Buster Poindexter in Saturday Night Live House band.

1951 Crystal Gayle, singer, songwriter, (1977 US No.2 & UK No.5 single 'Don't It Make Your Brown Eyes Blue').

1963 Eric Erlandson, guitar, Hole, (1995 UK No.16 single 'Doll Parts').

1964 Phil Hartnoll, Orbital, (1996 UK No.11 single 'The Box').

1965 Haddaway, singer, (1993 UK No.2 'What Is Love').

1967 Dave Matthews, guitar, vocals, Dave Matthews Band. (1998 US No.1 album 'Before These Crowded Streets', 2001 US No.1 album 'Everyday', 2001 UK No. 35 single 'The Space Between').

1967 Steve Harwell, Smash Mouth, (1997 UK No.19 single 'Walkin' On The Sun').

1978 A.J McLean, vocals, Backstreet Boys, (1997 US No.2 single 'Quit Playing Games With My Heart', 1999 UK No.1 single 'I Want It That Way').

1987 Paolo Nutini, Scottish singer, songwriter, (2006 UK No.3 album 'These Streets').


Deaths
2002 Singer, songwriter David McWilliams died. Wrote The Days Of Pearly Spencer, 1992 UK No.4 for Marc Almond.


Events
1941 Sammy Kaye and his orchestra recorded "Until Tomorrow."

1955 Rosemary Clooney was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Mambo Italiano' the singers second No.1

1961 Bert Kaempfert started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Wonderland By Night'. Kaempfert produced The Beatles first recording session when they were in Hamburg.

1961 Bob Newhart went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Button Down Mind Strikes Back!'

1963 Drummer Charlie Watts joined The Rolling Stones after leaving Blues Incorporated.

1965 The Beatles started a nine week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Beatles 65', the groups fourth No.1.

1969 The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK album chart with the 'White Album', The Rolling Stones were at No.2 with 'Beggars Banquet' and The Seekers were at No.3 with 'Best Of The Seekers.'

1971 Led Zeppelin played at London's Royal Albert Hall.

1971 TV's Dads Army star Clive Dunn was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Grandad'.

1973 Lou Reed married a cocktail waitress called Betty in New York.

1973 Mick Jagger was refused a Japanese visa because of a 1969 drug bust. The event halted the Rolling Stones' plan to tour the Orient.

1976 Graham Parker of Graham Parker & the Rumour signed his first recording contract.

1976 Queen were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

1977 Country singer Emmylou Harris married record producer Brian Ahern.

1979 The music for UNICEF concert took place in New York City featuring Rod Stewart, The Bee Gees, Earth Wind and Fire, Abba and Donna Summer.

1979 A benefit concert called A Gift of Song was held at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The performers were Olivia Newton-John, Rita Coolidge, the Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, Donna Summer, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson, Abba and Earth, Wind & Fire.

1981 Jerry Dammers and Terry Hall of the Specials were fined in London for inciting violence at a concert the previous fall.

1981 Terry Hall and Jerry Dammers from The Specials were both fined L400 ($680) after being found guilty of using threatening words during a gig in Cambridge, England.

1982 The Human League went back to No.1 on the UK album chart for three weeks with 'Dare'.

1988 Whitney Houston scored her sixth consecutive No.1 in the US with 'So Emotional'.

1992 Sting made a guest appearance on the series "The Simpsons," in the episode "Radio Bart."

1997 David Bowie performed his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, New York with guests Frank Black, Sonic Youth, Robert Smith of The Cure, The Foo Fighters, Lou Reed, and Billy Corgan and Placebo. Proceeds from the concert went to the Save The Children fund.

1998 Lynn Odrick sued Anthony "Ant" Banks for allegedly punching her, damaging her vision and breaking her nose with a pool cue on November 25, 1998.

1999 Guru (Gang Star) was robbed outside a small recording studio in Woohaven, Queens. The three masked men stole $10,000 in jewelry.

2000 The chauffeur who drove Puff Daddy and his girlfriend Jennifer Lopez from a night-club after a shooting was reported to be co-operating with prosecutors. Puff Daddy faced up to 15 years in jail for allegedly pulling a gun in a New York club.

2000 DMX were at No.1 on the US album chart with '...And Then There Was X.'

2001 Winners at the 28th annual American Music Awards; Favourite Album, Creed, 'Human Clay', Male Artist, Kid Rock, Favourite Female Artist, Faith Hill, Favourite Group, Backstreet Boys, Favourite New Artist, 3 Doors Down.

2003 A grand piano once owned by Elvis Presley was sold for $685,000 (Ł425,711). Music producer Robert Johnson and partner Larry Moss sold the piano to the chairman of the Blue Moon Group, Michael Muzio who was planning to take the piano on a casino-sponsored promotional tour. He was then planning for the piano to be shown at the proposed rock museum at Walt Disney World.

2005 Elvis Presley went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Jailhouse Rock.' The single sold just 21,262 copies to reach No.1, the lowest sales ever for a UK chart topper since data began in 1969.

2005 The Scissor Sisters went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their self-titled album. They went on to win Best International Album as well as best international Group and International Breakthrough act at the 2005 Brit awards.

2006 Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson put the house they made famous in the MTV series Newlyweds up for sale after splitting up. The house in Calabasas, California, was on the market for $3.75m.

2008 Sugababes singer Amelle Berrabah was arrested after an alleged attack on a car in Aldershot, Hampshire. She was bailed to appear at Aldershot police station later in the month.

2008 Spice Girl Victoria Beckham was named the worst dressed celebrity in an annual list of fashion disasters. Fashion critic Richard Blackwell, who had compiled the poll every year since 1960, said Beckham stepped out in "one skinny-mini monstrosity after another". Amy Winehouse's trademark beehive and tattoos helped earn her second place in the list.
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