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Births
1936 Clarence Carter, blind US singer, guitarist, (1970 US No.4 & UK No.2 single 'Patches').

1937 Billie Jo Spears, US female singer, (1975 UK No.6 single 'Blanket On The Ground').

1938 Alain Toussaint, US singer, songwriter, producer, worked with Paul Simon, Joe Cocker, The Band, Lee Dorsey, Neville Brothers.

1944 Linda Jones, US soul singer. She died on 14th March 1972 aged 26, after collapsing into a diabetic coma following a performance at Harlem's Apollo Theatre in New York. Jones had the 1967 US No.21 single 'Hypnotized.'

1948 Tim Harris, drums, The Foundations, (1967 UK No.1 single 'Baby Now That I've Found You', 1969 US No.3 single 'Build Me Up A Buttercup').

1956 Bob Bradbury, Hello, (1974 UK No.6 single 'Tell Him').

1959 Chas Smash, horns, Madness, (1982 UK No.1 single 'House Of Fun' plus over 20 other UK Top 40 hits).

1962 Patricia Morrison, Gun Club, Sisters Of Mercy, (1992 UK No.3 single 'Temple Of Love').

1967 Zakk Wylde, Ozzy Osbourne Band, (1986 UK No.20 single 'Shot In The Dark').

1968 James Todd Smith, (L.L. Cool J), 1987 UK No.8 single 'I Need Love'.

1969 Dave Grohl, drummer, singer, Nirvana, (1991 UK No.7 & 1992 US No.6 single Smells Like Teen Spirit' from the 1991 album 'Nevermind' spent over 2 years on the UK chart & made US No.1 album chart in 1992). Foo Fighters, (1995 UK No.5 single 'This Is A Call', US No.5 single 'All My Life').

1974 Denise Van Outen, actress / singer, (2002 UK No. 23 single with Andy Williams, 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You'). The song set a new record of the biggest age gap of a duo to have a hit: 45 years.

1982 Caleb Followill, lead singer, rhythm guitarist, Kings of Leon, (2007 UK No.1 album 'Because of the Times').


Deaths
1992 Jerry Nolan drummer with The New York Dolls died from a fatal stroke. The influential American band formed in 1972 and made just two albums, the 1973 'New York Dolls' and 1974 'Too Much Too Soon'.


Events
1936 Harriet Hilliard, vocalist and wife of bandleader Ozzie Nelson, sang, "Get Thee Behind Me Satan."

1960 Elvis Presley was promoted to Sergeant in the U.S. Army.

1960 Elvis Presley's' 'GI Blues' started a seven-week run at No.1 on the UK chart.

1963 Drummer Charlie Watts made his live debut with The Rolling Stones at The Flamingo Jazz Club, Soho, London.

1964 The Beatles (minus Ringo Starr, who was fog-bound in Liverpool) departed from Liverpool for Paris, France for an 18-day run at the Olympia Theatre. Arriving in Paris, John, Paul, and George were met by 60 fans. Ringo, accompanied by roadie Neil Aspinall, arrived the next day.

1965 Georgie Fame was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Yeh Yeh.'

1966 David Jones changed his last name to Bowie to avoid confusion with Davy Jones from the Monkees.

1967 Cliff Richard told the music paper the NME that he was retiring from show business to teach religious education in schools.

1970 The first Human Be-in took place in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

1970 A display of John Lennon's erotic "Bag One" lithographs opened in London. 2 days later Scotland Yard seized prints as evidence of pornography.

1970 Diana Ross performed for the last time with the Supremes during a show in Las Vegas, NV.

1972 Yes played the first of two nights at the Rainbow Theatre, London.

1972 Stevie Wonder kicked off a 15-date UK tour at London's Hammersmith Odeon.

1973 Paul Gadd (Gary Glitter) killed off his former persona Paul Raven when he lowered a coffin containing all his records into the River Thames, London.

1973 Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead) was arrrested on drug charges in California.

1973 Elvis Presley's "Aloha From Hawaii" concert was broadcast live around the world.

1978 The Sex Pistols played their last concert before breaking up. The show was in San Francisco, CA.

1978 Player started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Baby Come Back', a No.32 hit in the UK, the groups only UK hit.

1984 Paul McCartney was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Pipes Of Peace.' McCartney made history by becoming the first artist to have a No.1 in a group, (The Beatles), in a duo, (with Stevie Wonder), in a trio, (with Wings) and as a solo artist.

1987 Appearing at King Georges Hall, Blackburn, Nick Kershaw on the first night of a 25 date UK tour.

1989 Bobby Brown went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'My Prerogative.'

1989 Compilation albums were excluded from the UK chart and were listed in the new Top 20 Compilation Albums.

1989 Paul McCartney released his album "Back In The U.S.S.R." exclusively in Russia.

1993 US alternative group The Pixies announced that they had split. (They re-formed in 2004).

1995 Rednex started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Cotton Eye Joe.'

1995 Pearl Jam performed with Neil Young for a Voters for Choice benefit in Washington.

1996 Oasis went to No.1 on the UK album chart with '(What's The Story) Morning Glory', the group's second UK No.1 spent a total of 145 week's on the chart.

1997 The Beach Boys guest starred on ABC-TV's "Home Improvement".

1997 The Spice Girls debut single "Wannabe" was released in the United States.

1998 Pat DiNizio, of the Smithereens, launched his first solo tour in Pontiac, MI.

1999 Garth Brooks appeared on Sesame Street. He sang the song called "Together We Make Muisc".

1999 Metallica sued Victoria's Secret, claiming that the manufacturer infringed on its trademark by marketing a line of "Metallica" lip pencils.

2001 Jennifer Lopez scored her first UK No.1 single with 'Love Don't Cost A Thing.'

2002 Adam Ant was taken to the Royal Free Hospital by police. He was taken under the Mental Health Act which allows doctors to hold Ant for up to 28 days while they assessed his condition. Ant had been arrested on firearms offenses on January 12.

2003 Linda Gail Lewis the sister of Jerry Lee Lewis, dropped a claim of *** discrimination against Van Morrison. Lewis had claimed that Morrison had 'publicly humiliated' her on stage and had tried to ruin her life by asking her for ***. She withdrew her claim after discussions with her lawyer. Morrison denied all the allegations.

2005 A $100,000 (Ł58,823) statue honouring the late punk guitarist Johnny Ramone was unveiled by his widow Linda at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Johnny died from prostate cancer in September 2004 at the age of 55. Hundreds turned out for the ceremony, including Tommy Ramone - the only surviving band member. Dee Dee Ramone died of a drugs overdose in 2002 and Joey died in 2001 of lymphatic cancer.

2006 American actor and stand-up comic Jamie Foxx started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with his second album 'Unpredictable.'

2007 Amy Winehouse started a two week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Back To Black' (which went on to become the biggest-selling album of 2007 with sales over 1.5m copies). Nas was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Hip Hop Is Dead.'
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