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Births
1918 Composer Bernd Alois Zimmermann was born.

1949 Jimmie Vaughan, Fabulous Thunderbirds, US R&B band (brother of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan).

1951 Carl Palmer, drummer, Atomic Rooster, (1971 UK No.4 single 'The Devil's Answer'). Emerson Lake and Palmer, (1977 UK No.2 single 'Fanfare For The Common Man'). Asia, (1982 US No.4 single 'Heat Of The Moment').

1956 Fonso Martin, Steel Pulse, (1978 UK No.35 'Prodigal Son').

1959 Ian Rossiter, drums, Stereo MC's, (1992 UK No.12 single 'Step It Up').

1959 Richard Drummie, Go West, (1985 UK No.5 single 'We Close Our Eyes').

1961 Slim Jim Phantom is born, drums, The Stray Cats.

1963 Brian Nash of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, born.

1964 Tracy Chapman is born in Cleveland.

1967 David Shuttleworth, drums, Terrorvision, (1999 UK No.2 single 'Tequila').

1976 Chester Bennington, vocals, Linkin Park, (2002 US No.2 & UK No.4 single 'In The End', 2002 US No.2 & 2001 UK No.4 album 'Hybrid Theory').


Deaths
1988 Jazz composer and conductor Gil Evans dies in Mexico at age 75.

1991 Eric Clapton's four year-old son Coner died when he fell from a 53rd floor window were he was staying with his mother in New York.


Events
1935 "Your Hit Parade" made its debut on radio.

1936 Benny Goodman and his orchestra recorded "Christopher Columbus" in Chicago, IL.

1948 Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra were featured in the first televised symphonic concert.

1959 Bobby Rydell made his first TV appearance, on "American Bandstand."

1960 Elvis Presley made his first post-Army recording.

1961 Ricky Nelson recorded "Hello Mary Lou."

1961 started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Surrender', his fifth No.1 of the 60's. It also made No.1 in the UK.

1964 The Beatles perform on English TV's Ready Steady Go! program, which achieves its highest rating.

1965 The first Motown tour of the United Kingdom kicks off with Martha & the Vandellas, Stevie Wonder, the Supremes and the Temptations.

1965 The No. 1 single in the British Isles is the Rolling Stones' "The Last Time."

1968 Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Richie Furay and Jim Messina were arrested on drug charges in Los Angeles, CA.

1968 Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Legend Of Xanadu', the groups only UK No.1.

1969 John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar.

1970 David Bowie and Angela Barnett were married.

1971 At their own expense The Rolling Stones placed full page advertisements in all the UK's music papers disclaiming any connection with the release of the Decca album 'Stone Age' saying 'in our opinion the content is below the standard we try to keep.'

1972 The no 1 US single is "A Horse with No Name,'' by America.

1973 Slade were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Com On Feel The Noize', the groups fourth UK No.1.

1976 "Young Blood" by Bad Company was released.

1976 Status Quo started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK chart with their third No.1 album 'Blue For You'. The bands record label set up a deal with Levi Jeans, advertising in over 6,000 clothes shops to help promote the album.

1976 Alice Cooper married 19 year old Sheryl Goddard.

1977 T. Rex play their final concert in Portsmouth, England.

1977 Lou Reed was banned from appearing The London Palladium because of his punk image.

1980 28 year- old Joseph Riviera held up the Asylum Records office in New York and demanded to see either Jackson Browne or The Eagles. Riviera wanted to talk to them to see if they would finance his trucking operation. He gave him-self up when told that neither act was in the office at the time.

1981 Soft Cell, B-Movie and Depeche Mode appearing at The Lyceum, London.

1982 Joan Jett And The Blackhearts started a seven week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Love Rock 'n' Roll', a No.4 hit in the UK. The song had been a B-side from 60's bands The Arrows.

1982 The Jam went to No.1 on the UK chart with their sixth album 'The Gift.'

1982 Buckner & Garcia performed "Pac Man Fever" on "American Bandstand."

1984 Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats) married Britt Ekland.

1990 Gloria Estefan of Miami Sound Machine fractures a vertebra when her tour bus is involved in a serious accident near Scranton, Pa.

1991 Michael Jackson announces a long-term agreement with Sony Music and Columbia Pictures that could be worth $1 billion. Jackson will have his own record label and an entertainment complex to produce records, music videos and theatrical films.

1993 Shaggy was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'O' Carolina', the Jamaican singers first of four UK No.1's.

1995 "Baby It's You," by the Beatles, was released.

1997 UK police were investigating singer Mark Morrison after they discovered he had sent a friend to carry out his community service, a sentence he was given after being involved in a fight.

1999 Radiohead's behind the scenes film, "Meeting People Is Easy," premieres at the South By Southwest Music and Film Festival in Austin, Texas.

1999 A set of postage stamps commemorating what would have been the 30th wedding anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono is issued in Gibraltar.

2000 Geri Halliwell scored her third UK No.1 single with 'Bag It Up'. It made Geri the first woman in chart history to have 10 UK No.1 hits.

2001 Jon, Paul and Bradley from pop group S Club 7 were apprehended by police as they walked through Covent Garden openly smoking a marijuana joint. They were taken to Charring Cross police station where they were held for four hours.

2002 The Daily Mail newspaper reported that Robbie Williams had become a priest. He was ordained via the Internet by the non-denominational Universal Ministries and officiated the wedding of Billy Morrison from rock band The Cult and Jennifer Holliday.

2005 Stereophonics scored their fourth No.1 album when ‘Language, ***, Violence, Other?’ went to the top of the UK charts.
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