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Births
1927 Eartha Kitt, US female singer, (1955 UK No.7 single 'Under The Bridges Of Paris,' 1989 UK No.32 single with Bronski Beat, 'Cha Cha Heels').

1943 Chris Montez, UK singer, (1962 UK No.2 & US No.4 single 'Let's Dance').

1945 William Hart, vocals, The Delfonics, (1968 US No.4 & 1971 UK No.19 single 'La-La Means I Love You').

1948 Mick Taylor, guitar, John Mayalls Bluesbreakers, joined The Rolling Stones, in 1969 left in 1974. (1971 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Brown Sugar'). Also worked with Bob Dylan, Mike Oldfield, Jack Bruce and Ron Wood.

1953 Sheila Hutchinson, vocals, The Emotions, (1977 US No.1 & UK No.4 single 'Best Of My Love').

1954 Cheryl Bentyne, singer, Manhattan Transfer, (1977 UK No.1 'Chanson D'amour', 1981 US No.7 single 'Boy From New York City').

1955 Steve Earle, US singer, songwriter, (1988 UK No. 45 single 'Copperhead Road', Country and independent No.1 album 'Trancendental Blues.' Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Gretchen Peters, Shawn Colvin and Eddi Reader have all covered his songs).

1956 Paul Young, singer, (1983 UK No.1 single 'Wherever I Lay My Hat, That's My Home', 1985 US No.1 single 'Everytime You Go Away'. The Streetband, (1978 UK No.18 single 'Toast.' Also lead singer with 1980's Q-Tips a soul covers band.

1958 Jez Strode, bass, Kajagoogoo, (1983 UK No.1 single 'Too Shy').

1959 Susanna Hoffs, guitar vocals, The Bangles, (1986 UK No.2 single with Prince song 'Manic Monday', 1986 US No.1 single 'Walk Like An Egyptian').

1960 John Crawford, bass, keyboards, Berlin, (1986 UK & US No.1 single 'Take My Breath Away').

1961 Dave Collard, keyboards, Jo Boxers, (1983 UK No.3 single 'Boxer Beat').

1963 Andy Rourke, bass, The Smiths, (1984 UK No.10 single 'Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now', plus 15 other UK Top 40 singles).

1966 Shabba Ranks, singer, (1993 UK No.3 single 'Mr Loverman').

1971 Kid Rock, US singer, (Robert James Ritchie), 2000 US No.2 album 'History Of Rock', 2007 US No.1 album 'Rock N Roll Jesus.'

1971 Jon Wysocki, drummer, Staind, (2001 US No.1 album, 'Break The Cycle', 2001 US No. 7 & UK No. 15 single 'It's Been A While', 2005 US No.1 album' Chapter V').

1978 Ricky Wilson, vocals, Kaiser Chiefs, (2005 UK No.3 album 'Employment', 2005 UK No.6 single 'Oh My God', 2007 UK No.1 single 'Ruby').


Deaths
1970 Billy Stewart and three of his band members were killed when their car went out of control and off a bridge over the River Neuse in North Carolina.

1982 Tommy Tucker died, aged 48, after being overcome by poisonous fumes while he was renovating the floors of his New York home. He had written the 1964 US No.11 hit 'Hi Heel Sneakers'.


Events
1953 Kay Starr was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Comes A Long A Love'.

1963 Appearing at The Marquee Club, London were the Cyril Davies All Stars, The Velvets and, bottom of the bill, The Rolling Stones. Tickets cost 4 shillings, ($0.56).

1963 The Beatles played at the Cavern Club at lunchtime and in the evening played at the Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead. At the Majestic, every ticket had been sold in advance, leaving 500 disappointed fans waiting outside.

1964 The Rolling Stones released their first EP, which included, 'You Better Move On', 'Poison Ivy', 'Bye Bye Johnny' and 'Money'. It peaked at No.15 on the UK chart.

1966 NBC-TV in the US bought The Monkees series, placing it on their 1966 autumn schedule.

1967 The Daily Mail ran the story about a local council survey finding 4,000 holes in the road in Lancashire inspiring John Lennon's contribution to The Beatles song 'A Day In The Life'.

1967 The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded a session for Radio Luxembourg's Ready Steady Radio. The band ran up a bar bill of L2.5 shillings, ($6.21), which they were unable to pay.

1969 Charlie Watts' (Rolling Stones) book, Ode to a High Flying Bird was published. The book was a tribute to Charlie Parker.

1969 Led Zeppelin's debut album was released.

1969 "Lady Samantha" was released in England. It was one of the very first recordings by Reginald Kenneth Dwight, better known as Elton John.

1970 The Doors played the first of several shows at the Felt Forum in New York City. The shows were recorded for use on their "Absolutely Live" album.

1971 Marvin Gaye sang the U.S. national anthem at SuperBowl V in Miami, FL.

1972 A section of Bellevue Boulevard in Memphis was renamed Elvis Presley Boulevard. The remaining length of road kept its original name after protests from the Bellevue Baptist Church.

1974 Dino Martin, singer and son of Dean Martin, was arrested on suspicion of possession and sale of two machine guns. He was arraigned and released the next day on $5,000 bail.

1975 Appearing at GBGB's, New York City, Television and Blondie.

1976 Barry Manilow scored his second US No.1 single with 'I Write The Songs', written by Beach Boy Bruce Johnson.

1976 Earth Wind and Fire started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Gratitude'.

1979 Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton announced that they would record an album together.

1985 Meat Loaf kicked off a 16-date UK tour at The De Montfort Hall, Leicester.

1987 Gregory Abbott went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Shake You Down' a No.6 hit in the UK.

1987 Kate Bush started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The Whole Story'.

1992 "Michael Jackson...the Legend Continues" aired on CBS-TV.

1994 Donny Osmond fought the Partridge Family's Danny Bonaduce in a charity boxing match in Chicago, IL. Bonaduce won a split decision.

1994 Donny Osmond took part in a charity boxing match held in Chicago against former Partridge Family member Danny Bonaduce, Donny lost 2-1.

1996 Pink Floyd was officially inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.

1997 Metallica's video "King Nothing" premiered on MTV.

1998 All Saints scored their first UK No.1 single with 'Never Ever'. The track spent a total of twenty-four weeks on the UK chart.

1998 Savage Garden started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Truly Madly Deeply'.

1999 Cindy Lauper was a voice on the TV show "The Simpsons."

1999 911 went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the Dr Hook song 'A Little Bit More'.

1999 Fatboy Slim started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'You've Come A Long Way Baby'.

2001 Appearing at Glasgow SECC, Scotland were The Offspring.

2003 A long-lost recording featuring John Lennon and Mick Jagger was set to spark a biding war at a London auction. The acetate record was recorded in 1974 with Jagger singing the blues song 'Too Many Cooks' and Lennon playing guitar. The track had never been release because the two artists were both signed to different record companies.

2003 Singer Lou Rawls was arrested at Albuquerque Airport, New Mexico after an incident with his companion, Nina Inman. Officers reported that she and Rawls had been talking about their relationship when the conversation escalated into a shoving match resulting in Rawls being booked on one count of battery on a household member.
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