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Births
1941 Bobby Goldsboro, US singer, (1968 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Honey').

1941 David Ruffin, vocals, The Temptations, (1971 US No.1 & UK No. 8 single 'Just My Imagination' and re-issued 'My Girl' UK No.2 in 1992, solo, 1975 US No.9 & UK No.10 single 'Walk Away From Love'). Ruffin died of a drug overdose on 1st June 1991.

1944 Legs Larry Smith, drums, Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, (1968 UK No.5 single 'I'm The Urban Spaceman').

1959 Bob Rosenberg, Will To Power, (1988 US No.1 & 1989 UK No.6 single 'Baby I Love Your Way / Freebird').

1962 Jeremy Healey, guitar, Haysi Fantayzee, (1982 UK No.11 single 'John Wayne Is Big Leggy').

1971 Jonathan Davis, vocals, Korn, (1998 UK No.23 single 'Got The Life', 1998 US No.1 album 'Follow The Leader').

1973 Crispian Mills, guitar, vocals, Kula Shaker, (1996 UK No.2 single 'Hey Dude').

1974 Christian Burns, BBMak, (2001 UK No.5 single 'Back Here' No.1 hit in Japan.

1977 Richard Archer, singer, guitarist, Hard-Fi, (2006 UK No.1 album, 'Stars of CCTV").

1980 Estelle Swaray, female English hip-hop artist, singer and producer. 2008 UK No.1 single 'American Boy' featuring Kayne West.

1983 Samantha Mumba, singer, actress, (2000 UK No.2 & US No.4 single 'Gotta Tell You', 2001 UK No.3 single 'Always Come Back To').


Deaths
1990 Roger Ruskin Spear, founder member of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band died.

1991 Three people were crushed to death at an AC/DC concert in Salt Lake City by people who rushed the stage.

1997 Songwriter and producer Keith Diamond died of a heart attack. He wrote, 'Caribbean Queen' and 'Suddenly' for Billy Ocean, and also wrote hits for Donna Summer, James Ingram, Mick Jagger, Sheena Easton and Michael Bolton.


Events
1939 Louis Armstrong and his orchestra recorded "Jeepers Creepers."

1944 The first jazz concert was held at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. The performers were Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.

1960 Johnny Preston started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Running Bear', also No.1 in the UK.

1964 The Beatles made their US chart debut when 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' entered the chart at No.45. It went on to spend seven weeks at the No.1 position.

1965 Barbra Streisand and Bobbby Darin sang for Lyndon Johnson's presidential inauguration.

1965 The Rolling Stones recorded 'The Last Time' and 'Play With Fire' at the RCA studio in Hollywood, California. Phil Spector played acoustic guitar on 'Play With Fire.'

1967 Jimi Hendrix recorded an appearance on UK TV show Top Of The Pops and also played a show at the Seven and a Half Club in Mayfair, London.

1969 Pete Best won his defamation suit against the Beatles. He was asking for 8 million dollars, but won considerably less.

1973 Pink Floyd began recording "Dark Side Of The Moon."

1973 The Rolling Stones' benefit concert raised $200,000 for Nicaraguan earthquake relief. Mick Jagger donated $150,000 more.

1974 Former members from Free, (Paul Rodgers & Simon Kirke), Mott The Hoople, (Mick Ralphs), and King Crimson, (Boz Burrell), formed Bad Company. The band went on to score a US No.1 album with their debut release.

1975 Barry Manilow scored his first US No.1 single when 'Mandy', (originally titled 'Brandy') went to the top of the charts.

1975 Status Quo were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Down Down', the groups only UK No.1 from 50 Top 40 hits.

1977 Appearing live at Sheffield City Hall, England, Hall and Oates, tickets L1.30p.

1978 Neil Sedaka received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1980 Capricorn Records filed for bankruptcy.

1981 Appearing at The Hammersmith Palais, London, The Boomtown Rats.

1981 Wendy O'Williams of The Plasmatics was arrested on stage at Milwaukee and was charged with the offence of simulating *** with a sledgehammer.

1986 'That's What Friends Are For' by Dionne Warwick began a four-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart, all company and artists profits were given to aids charities.

1987 Steve Winwood married Eugenia Grafton.

1991 The 10 day Rock In Rio Two festival opened in Brazil.

1991 The first of three nights at Wembley Arena for The Brits 91, which featured the Happy Mondays, James, 808 state, The Cure, Jesus Jones, The Quire Boys, Thunder and The Little Angels.

1993 Elton John resigned his directorship of Watford Football Club.

1995 Jerry Garcia crashed a rented BMW into a guardrail near Mill Valley, CA. He was unhurt.

1996 Lisa Marie Presley divorced Michael Jackson after less then two years of being married.

1997 Tori Amos was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Professional Window' (It's Got To Be)'.

2000 Spencer Goodman was executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas. Goodman was convicted of kidnapping and murdering the wife of ZZ Top manager Bill Ham in 1991. Ham was present for the execution.

2001 Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher was granted a quickie divorce from Meg Matthews at the High Court in London. The couple had split last September, eight months after Meg had given birth to their daughter, Anais.

2004 Jennifer Lopez's divorce from her second husband Cris Judd became final. Lopez and Judd married in 2001, after meeting when filming the video to 'Love Don't Cost A Thing' but split the next year. He was expected to get a $15 million (L8.8 million) settlement from the divorce.

2004 Josh Groba was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Closer.'

2004 Michelle started a two week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'All This Time.'

2008 Four photographers were arrested for reckless driving after they chased Britney Spears' car on the outskirts of Los Angeles. The four were among a group of paparazzi seen driving at high speed, each of the men were ordered to post $5,000 bail. The cars were following Ms Spears' car too closely and travelling at an unsafe speed and made several unsafe lane changes, according to police.
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