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Births
1927 Ronnie Scott, jazz musician. Formed his own nine-piece group in 1953, opened the first Ronnie Scott's night club in London in 1959. He played with his own groups at the club, in between presenting the cream of the world's jazz musicians. He died on December 23rd 1996.

1941 King Tubby, reggae producer. worked with Robbie Shakespeare, Sly Dunbar, Carlton Barrett. He was killed on 6th February 1989 after being shot in the street outside his home.

1943 Dick Taylor, guitar, vocals, The Pretty Things, (1964 UK No.10 single 'Don't Bring Me Down').

1944 John Tavener, composer.

1945 Robert Wyatt, Soft Machine and solo singer, (1983 UK No.35 single 'Shipbuilding').

1946 Rick Allen, bass, The Box Tops, (1967 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'The Letter').

1951 William Nelson, Funkadelic, (1978 US No.16 album 'One Nation Under A Groove').

1959 Dave Sharpe, guitar, vocals, The Alarm, (1983 UK No.17 single '68 Guns').

1968 Lawrence Muggerud, DJ Muggs, Cypress Hill, (1993 UK No.15 single 'I Ain't Goin' Out Like That', 1993 US No.1 album 'Black Sunday').

1968 Rakim, US rapper, (1998 UK No.65 single with Malcolm McLaren, 'Buffalo Girls Stampede').

1968 Sarah McLachlan, singer songwriter, organiser of the Lilith Fair US tour together, (1997 US No.2 album 'Surfacing').

1975 Lee Latchford-Evans, vocals, Steps, (1998 UK No.1 single 'Heartbeat / Tragedy').

1977 Joseph Fatone, *NSYNC, (2000 US No.1 single 'It's Gonna Be Me', 1999 UK No.5 single 'I Want You Back').

1980 Nicolas Carter, Backstreet Boys, (1997 US No.2 single 'Quit Playing Games With My Heart', 1999 UK No.1 single 'I Want It That Way').


Deaths
1983 British Rock & Roll singer Billy Fury died of heart failure. 1961 UK No.3 single 'Halfway To Paradise', plus 25 other Top 40 UK singles.

2000 Sax player Thomas 'Beans' Bowles died of prostate cancer. Played on many Motown sessions including Marvin Gaye's, 'What's Going On' and The Supremes 'Baby Love'.

2003 H-Town singer Keven Conner was killed in a car crash in Houston aged 28. Conner died when an SUV ran a red light and crashed into the car he was a passenger in, which had just picked him up from the recording studio.

2005 Drummer and singer Jim Capaldi died of stomach cancer aged 60. Member of Traffic, (1967 UK No.2 single 'Hole In My Shoe') and solo, (1975 UK No.4 single 'Love Hurts').


Events
1927 Jean Goldkette and his dancing orchestra recorded "I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover."

1940 "Beat the Band" made its debut on NBC radio.

1956 Elvis Presley made the first of four weekly appearances on the TV program Stage Show, performing 'Shake Rattle And Roll', 'Flip Flop and Fly' and 'I Got A Woman'. One of the hosts from the show was quoted as saying 'he can't last.'

1963 Touring the UK The Beatles played at the Majestic Ballroom in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland.

1965 The Moody Blues were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Go Now!' the groups only UK No.1.

1965 The Who made their first appearance on UK TV show Ready Steady Go! To project the desired image, the hand-picked audience consisted only of teens dressed in the current Mod fashion.

1966 Brian Poole and the Tremeloes announced their break-up.

1967 Appearing live at London's Royal Albert Hall, The Four Tops, The Dakotas, Madeline Bell, The Remo Four and Johnny Watson.

1968 Jim Morrison of The Doors was arrested and charged with public drunkenness after harassing a security guard at a Las Vegas adult movie theatre.

1978 Appearing at the Marquee, London, The Piranhas, the bands single 'Tom Hark' made No. 6 in the UK in Aug 1980.

1978 The Fleetwood Mac album 'Rumours' went to No.1 on the UK album chart, also a No.1 in the US. The album went on to sell over 15 million copies world- wide and spent over 440 weeks on the UK chart.

1978 At the request of a fan, Ted Nugent autographed a man's arm with a bowie knife.

1978 The Doobie Brothers made an appearance on ABC-TV's "What's Happening."

1980 The original Ants split up with Adam.

1984 Frankie Goes To Hollywood started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Relax!' UK music TV show Top Of The Pops' were unable to feature the song due to a BBC ban. (It made No.10 in the US).

1985 The recording took place for 'We Are The World' the US equivalent of Band Aid. Written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie the all star cast included Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Daryl Hall, John Oates, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Perry and Bob Geldof.

1985 "We Are The World" was recorded. More than 40 artists were involved. The proceeds went toward worldwide hunger prevention.

1988 Eleven years after it was released, The Sex Pistols album 'Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The *** Pistols' went Gold in the US with sales over 500,000.

1990 Paul Abdul started a 10-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Forever Your Girl'. Abdul spent sixty-four consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200 before hitting number one, making it the longest time for an album to reach the number one spot.

1990 Aaron Neville sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXIV.

1991 Gloria Estefan made her first live performance (at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles) since injuring her back in a bus accident while on tour.

1994 Paul and Linda McCartney attended the premiere of Wayne's World II in London. The couple then went on to Hard Rock Café, where the film star Mike Myers presented them with a cheque for LIPA (the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) for L25,000 ($42,500) from the sale of Linda's vegetarian burgers.

1995 TLC started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Creep' the groups first US No.1, it made No.6 in the UK the following year.

1996 Chris Isaak made a guest appearance on the NBC TV show "Friends."

1996 Diana Ross performed as the featured halftime performer at Super Bowl XX in Tempe, AZ.

1998 Tracey Lawrence was convicted of battery stemming from a quarrel in September with his wife, Stacie. Lawrence was sentenced to pay $500 to a Las Vegas shelter for battered women.

1998 Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher played a 20-minute solo gig at the King Head, an English pub in Santa Monica in front of 250 fans.

1999 Pat Boone formed the Gold Records label, which will only sign artists 45 years old and up. The first perfomer signed was Jack Jones.

2001 Jennifer Lopez started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'J.Lo.'

2001 Limp Bizkit started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Chocolate Starfish'.

2001 Shaggy feat Ricardo Rikrot started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'It Wasn't Me'. Also a No.1 in the UK.

2004 Elvis Presley fans expressed their anger at plans to cut up a rare tape of the singer's early songs and sell the snippets at auction. The tape, which featured a recording made by Presley during the early 1950s, was now too fragile to play. US firm Master Tape Collection said the tape would be cut into two-inch snippets and sold for L270 ($460) each.

2004 R&B singer Faith Evans appeared before an Atlanta judge after being arrested on drug possession charges. Evans and her husband-manager, Todd Russaw, were charged with possession of marijuana and cocaine.

2007 Scottish band The View went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut 'Hats Off To The Buskers.'

2007 Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture was at No.1 on the US album chart. The musical based on the history of Diana Ross and the Supremes featured Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose and Keith Robinson.
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