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Births
1948 John Lees, Barclay James Harvest, eight UK Top 40 albums from 1974-87.

1955 Fred White, drums, Earth Wind and Fire, (1975 US No.1 single 'Shining Star', 1981 UK No.3 single 'Let's Groove').

1957 Don Snow, keyboards, Squeeze, (1979 UK No.2 single 'Up The Junction').

1957 Jim Paris, bass, Carmel, (1983 UK No.15 single 'Bad Day').

1961 Graham McPherson, (Suggs), vocals, Madness, (1982 UK No.1 single 'House Of Fun' plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles. Solo, 1995 UK No.7 single with cover of The Beatles 'I'm Only Sleeping').

1964 David McClusky, drums, The Bluebells, (1993 UK No.1 single with the re-issued 'Young At Heart').

1970 Zach de la Rocha, vocals, Rage Against The Machine, (1996 US No.1 album 'Evil Empire', 1993 UK No.16 single 'Bullet In The Head').


Deaths
1979 Soul pop singer Danny Hathaway died after jumping, (or falling) from a 15th floor hotel room in New York City at the age of 34.


Events
1854 Anthony Faas of Philadelphia, PA, patented the accordion.

1938 Singer Allan Jones recorded "The Donkey Serenade".

1941 The four Modernaires joined the Glenn Miller Band on a permanent basis.

1957 Elvis Presley recorded "All Shook Up" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" in Hollywood.

1962 Chubby Checker went back to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The Twist'. The song first went to No.1 in Sept 1960 and became the only record in American chart history to top the charts on two separate occasions.

1962 Cliff Richard scored his second UK No.1 album with 'The Young Ones', which spent six weeks at the top of the charts.

1963 The Beatles recorded a TV appearance on the ABC Television program "Thank Your Lucky Stars" in Birmingham playing their new single, 'Please Please Me.' The show was broadcast on January 19.

1964 The Beatles released "I Want To Hold Your Hand" in the U.S.

1966 George Harrison and his girlfriend Patti Boyd met up with Mick Jagger and Chrissie Shrimpton at Dolly's nightclub on Jermyn Street in London's west End.

1967 Jimi Hendrix played the second of two nights at the Seven & a Half Club in Mayfair, London.

1968 Johnny Cash played a show, which was recorded, for his forthcoming live album at Folsom Prison, near Sacramento, California in-front of 2,000 inmates.

1968 Dr. K.C. Pollack of the University of Florida audio lab reported that tests found that the noise levels at rock & roll concerts was harmful to teenage ears.

1973 Carly Simon started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'No Secrets'.

1973 Eric Clapton made his stage comeback at the Rainbow Theatre, London, with Pete Townsend, Ronnie Wood, Stevie Winwood, Rebop, Jim Capaldi and support from The Average White Band. The night's two shows were recorded for the 'Rainbow Concert' album.

1973 Slade scored their first UK No.1 album with 'Slayed'.

1976 The trial of seven Brunswick Records and Dakar Records employees began. The charges were bilking artists out of more than $184,000 in royalties.

1978 The Police started recording their first album at Surrey Sound Studios, Surrey, England with producer Nigel Gray.

1979 The Y.M.C.A. filed a lawsuit against the Village People over their song, "Y.M.C.A." The suit was later dropped.

1980 A benefit concert was held for the people of Kampuchea. The featured acts were The Grateful Dead, Beach Boys and Jefferson Starship.

1980 Appearing live at the Birmingham Odeon, England, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band.

1981 Appearing at The Venue, London, Bow Wow Wow. Tickets cost L3 ($5.10).

1984 BBC Radio 1 announced a ban on 'Relax' by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, after DJ Mike Read called it 'obscene', a BBC TV ban also followed. The song went on to become a UK No.1 and spent a total of 48 weeks on the UK chart.

1986 *** Pistol members John Lydon, Steve Jones and Paul Cook, as well as the mother of Sid Vicious, sued former manager Malcom McClaren for L1 million ($1.7 million). They settled out of court.

1990 New Kids On The Block had their second No. 1 UK single with 'Hangin' Tough.'

1993 Bobby Brown was arrested in Augusta, GA, for simulating a *** act onstage. It was the second time that he had been arrested by the Augusta police department for the same offense.

1998 Kevin Dubrow (Quiot Riot) was released from jail. He was arrested for failing to pay a judgment against him for an incident at a 1994 concert. A woman claimed that he threw another fan on top of her breaking her leg.

1999 Steps were at No.1 o the UK singles chart with 'Heartbeat / Tragedy.'

2000 Christina Aguilera had the US No.1 single with 'What A Girl Wants'.

2003 Diana Ross appeared in a US court charged with driving while twice over the drink driving limit. Police in Tucson reported that Miss Ross could not walk in a straight line, touch her nose or count to 30 after she had been stopped for swerving across the road.

2003 Pete Townshend was arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children. Townshend said that his use of an Internet Web site advertising child pornography was for research for an autobiography.

2005 a report showed that more songs had been written about Elvis Presley than any other artist. It listed over 220 songs including: 'Graceland' by Paul Simon, 'A Room At The Heartbreakhotel' by U2, 'Calling Elvis', Dire Straits, 'Happy Birthday Elvis', Loudon Wainwright III, 'There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis', Kirsty MacColl, 'I Saw Elvis in a UFO', Ray Stevens. 'Elvis Has Left the Building' by Frank Zappa and 'My Dog Thinks I'm Elvis' by Ray Herndon.

2008 Amy MacDonald went to No.1 on the UK album chart with her debut 'This Is The Life.'
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