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Births
1925 Telly Savalas, singer, actor (1975 UK No.1 single 'If'). Died of cancer on 22nd January 1994.

1939 DJ Wolfman Jack. Master of ceremonies for the rock 'n' roll generation of the '60s on radio, and later on television during the '70s. Died of a heart attack 1/7/95.

1941 Placido Domingo, Spanish singer, (1994 UK No.21 single with Jose Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti, 'Libiamo / La Donna E Mobile').

1941 Richie Havens, folk singer, (1971 US No.16 single with his version of George Harrison's' 'Here Comes The Sun', appeared at Woodstock, Newport, and Isle Of Wight festivals).

1942 Edwin Starr, singer, 1970 US No.1 and UK No.3 single 'War'). Starr died on 2nd April 2003 aged 61.

1942 Mac Davis, singer, songwriter. (1972 US No.1 single 'Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me', No.29 in the UK. Wrote 'In The Ghetto' and 'Don't Cry Daddy' for Elvis Presley).

1947 Jim Ibbotson, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, (1971 US No.9 single 'Mr Bojangles').

1950 Billy Ocean, singer, (1988 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Get Out Of My Dreams Get Into My Car').

1954 Nigel Glockler, drums, Saxon, (1980 UK No.5 album 'Wheels Of Steel').

1956 Rob Brill, drums, Berlin, (1986 UK & US No.1 single 'Take My Breath Away').

1958 Anita Baker, US soul singer, 1986 UK No.13 single 'Sweet Love', 1998 US No.1 album 'Giving You The Best That I Got').

1959 Vic Reeves, one half of UK comedy act Reeves and Mortimer, (1991 UK No.1 single with The Wonder Stuff 'Dizzy').

1965 Jam Master Jay, (Jason Mizell), Run-DMC. Murdered by an assassin's single bullet on 30/10/02. (1986 UK No.8 single with Aerosmith 'Walk This Way', 1998 UK No.1 single 'It's Like That').

1965 Robert Del Naja, 3- D, Massive Attack, (1991 UK No.13 single 'Unfinished Sympathy').

1966 Wendy James, vocals, Transvision Vamp, (1989 UK No.3 single 'Baby I Don't Care').

1973 Chris Kilmore, Incubus, (2004 US No.2 and UK No.6 album 'A Crow Left of the Murder', 2006 US No.1 album 'Light Grenades').

1976 Emma Bunton, Baby Spice, The Spice Girls, (1996 UK No.1 & 1997 US No.1 single 'Wannabe', 2001 UK No.1 solo single 'What Took You So Long').

1977 Rick Ross (Chandler Broz), American hip-hop artist, (2006 US No.1 with his debut album 'Port of Miami').

1979 Nokio, Dru Hill, (1999 US No.1 & UK No.2 single with Will Smith, 'Wild Wild West').

1980 Benjamin Moody, guitar, Evanescence, (2003 UK No.1 & US No.5 single 'Bring Me To Life', 2003 UK No.1 & US No.3 album 'Fallen').


Deaths
1984 Soul singer Jackie Wilson died. Wilson had been in care after suffering a heart attack during a stage performance in 1975. Van Morrison wrote 'Jackie Wilson Said' covered by Dexy's Midnight Runners.

1996 Edem Ephraim and Dennis Fuller of The London Boys were killed in a car crash in The Alps, also killed was Edem's wife Bettina.

1997 'Colonel' Tom Parker, Elvis Presley's manager and agent died aged 87. Born Andreas van Kuijk, a Dutch immigrant who changed his name as soon as he arrived in the US, Parker never applied for a green card and feared deportation his entire life. He briefly managed country singers Eddy Arnold and Hank Snow.

1997 Songwriter Jesse Levine died of kidney failure. Co- wrote, 'Knock Three Times' and 'Tie A Yellow Ribbon' both US & UK No.1's for Dawn in the early 70's.

2002 Singer, actress Peggy Lee died. 1958 US No. 8 & UK No.5 single 'Fever.' Worked with Benny Goodman, Randy Newman, Quincy Jones.


Events
1942 Count Basie and His Orchestra recorded "One O'Clock Jump."

1957 Singer Patsy Cline appeared on Arthur Godfrey's nighttime TV show. She performed "Walking After Midnight."

1957 Chuck Berry recorded "School Day."

1957 Filming began on Elvis Presley's second movie, "Loving You."

1957 Frankie Vaughan was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Garden Of Eden'.

1962 Jackie Wilson appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

1963 The Beatles made their third appearance on the Radio Luxembourg program 'The Friday Spectacular'. They chat with the host and play 'Please Please Me' and 'Ask Me Why'.

1965 Over 3,000 screaming fans met The Rolling Stones and Roy Orbison at Sydney Airport when they arrived for a 16 date of tour in Australia and New Zealand.

1965 The Byrds recorded "Mr. Tambourine Man."

1966 George Harrison married Patti Boyd at Leatherhead Register Office in Surrey with Paul McCartney as Best man. George had first met Patti on the set of The Beatles movie 'A Hard Days Night.'

1970 Elvis Presley's last film 'Change Of Habit' was released.

1973 The Rolling Stones kicked off an 11 date Pacific tour at Honolulu International Centre, Hawaii.

1974 Appearing at Newcastle City Hall, England were T. Rex.

1978 The soundtrack album 'Saturday Night Fever' started a 24 week run at No.1 on the US album charts, it went on to sell over 30 million copies world wide, making it the best selling soundtrack album of all time.

1982 B.B. King donated his entire record collection to the University of Mississippi's Center for the Study of Southern Culture. The collection included about 20,000 rare blues records.

1984 Yes started a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Owner Of A Lonely Heart 'a No.28 hit in the UK.

1987 Bruce Springsteen inducted Roy Orbison into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame.

1987 The Coasters, became the first vocal group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1987 Aretha Franklin inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame.

1989 Appearing at Liverpool Poly, England, Throwing Muses supported by The Sundays.

1989 Bobby Brown went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Don't Be Cruel'.

1989 Phil Collins scored his seventh US No.1 single with 'Two Hearts'.

1989 Six weeks after his death Roy Orbison started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The Legendary Roy Orbison' collection.

1990 MTV's "Unplugged" made its debut with Squeeze as the first performers.

1991 The Manic Street Preachers made their UK TV debut on BBC 2's Rapido.

1992 Billy Idol pleaded guilty to assault and battery charges after an incident outside a West Hollywood restaurant. He was fined $2,700 (L1,588) and ordered to appear in a series of anti-drug commercials.

1997 Dick Griffey files a $6 million lawsuit against Dr. Dre for an alleged breach of contract concerning a business deal in 1991 which would have seen Griffey earning 25% of Dre's income.

1998 James Brown was released from a hospital where he had been treated for an addicition to painkillers at the age of 64. He was admitted on January 15, 1998.

1999 Gary Glitter appeared at Bristol crown court charged with eight sexual offences on girls dating back to 1976 and 50 charges relating to indecent photographs.

2001 Texas went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The Greatest Hits'. Limp Bizkit started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Rollin'.

2001 During a UK tour Marilyn Manson appeared at the Birmingham NEC, with special guests Disturbed.

2003 David Palmer, former keyboard player for Jethro Tull changed his name to Dee Palmer after a successful *** change operation. Palmer was the keyboard player for Jethro Tull between 1969 and 1980. He played on all the Tull classics including 'Thick As A Brick' and 'Aqualung.'

2004 As the third season of American Idol was aired on US TV a memo was leaked showing a list of songs banned from being performed at this year's auditions that included, Elton John's 'Candle In The Wind' and 'Fallin' by Alicia Keys. Also all songs by Bruce Springsteen, Mariah Carey, No Doubt, R. Kelly, Tom Petty, Korn and Linkin Park were not allowed after concerns over the cost of securing rights for the song's use, (or the composers not wanting their song's to be performed on the show).

2007 Mika scored his debut UK number one hit single with 'Grace Kelly', which went on to be became the third biggest-selling single in the UK in 2007. Amy Winehouse kept her place at the top of the UK album chart with 'Back to Black.'

2007 Former lead singer of boy band B2K, Omarion was at No.1 on the US album chart with '21', the R&B singers second US No.1 album.
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