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Births
1915 Folk singer songwriter Ewan MacColl, composer of 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' a hit for Roberta Flack in 1971. MacColl died on 22nd October 1989.

1931 Stig Anderson, producer, who worked with Abba, died of a heart attack 12th September 1997.

1938 Etta James, singer, 9 US Top 40 hits during the 60's, (1996 UK No.5 single 'I Just Want To Make Love To You').

1949 John Cooper Clarke, 'Bard of Salford', Manchester, poet laureate. 'Kung Fu International', 'I Married A Monster From Outer Space', 'The Day My Pad Went Mad'.

1950 Michael Cotten, synthesiser, The Tubes, (1977 UK No.28 single 'White Punks On Dope', 1983 US No.10 single 'She's A Beauty').

1953 Malcolm Green, drums, Split Enz, (1980 UK No.12 single 'I Got You'.

1954 Robert Finch, vocals, KC and the Sunshine Band, (1975 US No.1 single 'That's The Way', 'I Like It', 1983 UK No.1 single 'Give It Up').

1956 Andy Cox, guitar, The Beat, (1983 UK No.3 single 'Can't Get Used To Losing You'), Fine Young Cannibals, (1989 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'She Drives Me Crazy').

1958 Gary Tibbs, Roxy Music, Adam And The Ants, (1981 UK No.1 single 'Stand And Deliver' plus 15 other Top 40 UK singles.

1962 Peter Coyle, vocals, Lotus Eaters, (1983 UK No.15 single 'First Picture Of You').

1963 Carl Fysh, vocals, Brother Beyond, (1988 UK No. 2 single 'The Harder I Try').

1973 Chris Wilkie, Dubstar, (1996 UK No.15 single 'Stars').

1977 Christian Ingebrigtsen, vocals, A1, (2000 UK No.1 single, 'Same Old Brand New You').

1980 Alicia Keys, American R&B and soul singer, songwriter, (born Alicia J. Augello-Cook). 2001 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Fallin' and 2001 US No.1 & UK No.7 album 'Songs In A Minor'. Has sold over 25 million albums and singles worldwide and won numerous awards, including nine Grammys.


Deaths
1983 The Allman Brothers bassist Lamar Williams died of cancer age 36.

1986 Albert Grossman died of a heart attack. Managed The Band, Janis Joplin, Todd Rundgren.


Events
1940 Mary Martin recorded "My Heart Belongs to Daddy."

1958 Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" became the first single to ever enter the U.K. pop chart at Number One.

1960 The original cast recording of 'The Sound Of Music 'started a 16-week run at No.1 on the US album chart.

1962 Sam Cooke's "Twistin' the Night Away" was released.

1963 Cilla Black debuted as a vocalist at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

1964 Phil Spector appeared as a panellist on this week's UK TV show Juke Box Jury.

1967 The Beatles made a last-minute remix of 'Penny Lane' before the pressing of their next double A sided single 'Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane'. Both songs were originally intended for forthcoming Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

1969 The New Seekers were at No.1 on the UK album chart with their 'The Best Of' album.

1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival released the "Proud Mary" LP.

1971 Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane gave birth to a daughter, naming her God, she was later re-named China.

1975 The Carpenters went to No.1 on the US singles chart with their version of The Marveletts 1961 hit 'Please Mr. Postman'.

1975 The Tymes were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Ms Grace'.

1978 Joy Division made their live debut when they played Pips in Manchester, England.

1978 XTC played the first night of a UK tour at The Lafayette, Wolverhampton.

1980 The Specials made their US live debut when they appeared at New York's Hurrah club.

1980 Paul McCartney was released from a Tokyo jail where he had been imprisoned for nine days after trying to carry a half pound of marijuana through customs at the Tokyo airport.

1984 Yoko One donated $375,000 to Liverpool's Strawberry Fields retirement home.

1986 Norwegian group A-Ha were at No.1 in the UK with 'The Sun Always Shines On TV.' Becoming the first ever-Norwegian act to score a UK No.1.

1986 Barbra Streisand started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Broadway Album.'

1987 Neil Diamond sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXI.

1989 Bobby Brown was arrested for an overtly sexually suggestive performance after a show in Columbus; he was fined $652 under the anti-lewdness ordinance law.

1990 Paul McCartney (Beatles) was profiled on CBS-TV's "48 Hours".

1990 Bill Medley (Righteous Brothers) appeared on NBC-TV's "Cheers."

2002 "Les Miserables" played for the 6,138th time to become the second-longest running show in Broadway history. "Cats" closed in 2000 with the record of 7,485 shows.
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