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Births
1934 Bob Shane, The Kingston Trio, (1958 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'Tom Dooley plus nine other US Top 40 hits).

1937 Don Everly, guitar, vocals, The Everly Brothers, (1958 UK & US No.1 single 'All I Have To Do Is Dream' plus over 25 other UK hit singles).

1937 Ray Sawyer, vocals, Dr Hook, (1972 US No.5 & UK No.2 single 'Sylvia's Mother' plus 9 other US Top 40 hits).

1938 Jimmy Carl Black, drums, Frank Zappa, (1970 UK No.9 album 'Hot Rats').

1939 Joe Sample, keyboards, The Crusaders, (1979 UK No.5 single 'Street Life').

1947 Normie Rowe, singer, biggest solo star of Australian pop in the Sixties, (1965, Australian No.1 single 'Que Sera Sera' spent 11 weeks at No.1).

1948 Rick James, US singer, (1980 UK No.41 single 'Big Time'. 1981 US No.3 album 'Street Songs', 1981 US No 16 single 'Super Freak part 1'). Found dead at his Los Angeles home on 6th August 2004.

1954 Mike Campbell, guitar, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, (1977 single 'American Girl', 1989 UK No.28 single 'I Won't Back Down', 1991 UK No.3 album 'Into The Great Wide Open').

1957 Dennis Brown, reggae singer, (1979 UK No.14 single 'Money In My Pocket'). He died on July 1st 1999.

1968 Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis. Married Michael Jackson in 1994, separated on 10th December 1995. Had the UK No.16 single 'Lights Out'.

1969 Patrick Wilson, Weezer, (1995 UK No.12 single, 'Buddy Holly').

1971 Ron Welty, drums, The Offspring, (1999 UK No.1 & US No. 59 single 'Pretty Fly, (For A White Guy)', 1999 US No.6 & UK No.10 album 'Americana').

1975 Big Boi, (Antoine Patton), Outkast, US rapper, (2001 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Ms Jackson'. 2004 US No.1 single 'Hey Ya').


Deaths
1986 Music publisher Dick James died of a heart attack aged 65. Worked with many UK 60's acts including The Beatles.

1989 Paul Robi from The Platters died of cancer. UK & US No.1 single 'Smoke Gets In Your Eyes'.

1995 Richey James guitarist with the Manic Street Preachers vanished leaving no clues to his whereabouts. He left The Embassy Hotel in London at 7am, leaving behind his packed suitcase. His car was found on the Severn Bridge outside Bristol, England sixteen days later. In in November he 2008 was officially 'presumed dead'.

2003 Malcolm Roberts died from complications of emphysema aged 77. Had the 1968 UK No.8 single 'May I Have The Next Dream With You'.


Events
1939 Benny Goodman and his orchestra recorded "And the Angels Sing." Martha Tilton was the vocalist on the song.

1940 Frank Sinatra sang "Too Romantic" and "The Sky Fell Down" in his first recording session with the Tommy Dorsey Band. Frank replaced Jack Leonard as lead singer with the band.

1949 RCA Records issued the first ever 45rpm single, the invention of this size record made jukeboxes possible.

1956 The Rock and Roll Ice Revue opened at the Roxy Theater in New York City.

1963 Neil Young, at age 17, performed his first professional date at a country club in Winnipeg.

1964 The Beatles started a seven week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Want To Hold Your Hand', the first US No.1 by a UK act since The Tornadoes 'Telstar' in 1962 and the first of three consecutive No.1's from the group.

1964 The governor of Indiana declared that the song "Louie Louie" by the Kingsmen was pornographic. He requested that the state's radio stations not play the song.

1965 P.J. Proby split his pants during his first number at the ABC, Luton, the manager stopped the show and gave everyone in the audience a refund. The incident caused a ban on Proby's performance in UK halls and TV.

1967 During a UK tour The Jimi Hendrix Experience played at The Celler Club, South Shields.

1967 At Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles started work on a new song 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'. It wasn't until The Beatles had recorded the song that Paul McCartney had the idea to make the song the thematic pivot for their forthcoming album.

1968 The Who kicked off their third North American tour at the Civic Auditorium San Jose, California

1969 Tommy James and the Shondells started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Crimson And Clover', the groups second and last No.1. Billy Idol had a 1987 US No.1 with 'Mony Mony' a No.3 hit for Tommy James in 1968.

1969 Joni Mitchell made her Carnegie Hall debut.

1972 Chuck Berry has his first UK No.1 single with a live recording of a song he'd been playing live for over 20 years 'My Ding A Ling'. UK public morality campaigner Mary Whitehouse attempted to have the song banned.

1975 Neil Sedaka had his second US No.1 single with 'Laughter In The Rain', over 12 years after his last chart topper 'Breaking Up Is Hard To Do'.

1975 Pilot were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'January', the groups only No.1.

1975 Lisa Marie Presley met her favorite singer, Elton John, for her seventh birthday. The event was arranged by Elvis Presley.

1976 "Sonny and Cher" resumed on TV despite a real life divorce.

1977 The film "Genesis in Concert" premiered in London.

1977 The *** Pistols began a European tour in Belgium.

1978 Amstrad were advertising their new ranges of hi-fi in the UK, the 8000 system complete with 40 watt amp, speakers and amp, L86 and the executive system with 140 watt amp, record deck, tuner, tape deck and speakers priced at L365.

1980 Uriah Heep kicked off their 19 date 10th Anniversary UK tour at Birmingham's Odeon, supported by Girlschool.

1982 "Bar-Kays Day" was declared in Memphis, TN.

1985 Glenn Frey (Eagles) appeared on an episode of "Miami Vice" on NBC-TV.

1985 Appearing at Loughborough University, King, on the first night of a 23-date UK tour.

1986 Diana Ross married Norwegian shipping magnate Arne Naess in Geneva, Stevie Wonder performed at the reception. The couple divorced in 2000.

1986 During a UK tour The Bangles appeared at Portsmouth Polytechnic, England.

1988 The Cars announced they were breaking up after 12 years of working together.

1992 George Michael and Elton John went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me', also a No.1 in the UK. All proceeds from the single went to Aids charities.

1997 Blur went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Beetlebum'.

1997 Boy George was beaten up by two bouncers after trying to jump the queue outside The Ministry Of Sound in London where George had been a guest DJ.

1997 The original soundtrack from the film 'Evita' went to No.1 on the UK album chart.

1999 Four hundred people were injured after an Australian concert by Marilyn Manson when he stormed off stage after being bombarded with missiles and abuse at the show in Perth. One of Manson's guitar technicians who needed treatment for cuts to the head.

1999 The Lycos Web site began a new search service that offered easy access to a half-million high quality recordings that use MP3.

2000 C.C. DeVille announced that he was leaving Poison. The band later convinced him to come back.

2001 A collection of Sir Elton John's private photos on display at a museum in Atlanta were withdrawn. The exhibition, which included snaps of nude men, was said to be too explicit, some school trips to the museum had been cancelled.

2002 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club made their UK live debut when they appeared at Liverpool University.

2002 The father of S Club 7's Paul Cattermole was jailed for nearly three years for *** acts with two 14 year-old girl fans of the group. Gerald Cattermole, 50 had been warned by police not to get involved with fans who often visited his house.

2002 Kirk Hammett (Metallica) was the first recipient of the annual Hall of Fame Award in "Guitar World" magazine.

2002 Winona Ryder was charged with four felony counts that stemmed from her shoplifting arrest on December 12, 2001. She was charged with theft, burglary, vandalism and possession of a controlled substance.

2002 Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys) agreed to enter a counseling program and perform community service in order to get a charge of resisting/opposing a law enforcement officer without violence dropped. Carter had been arrested at a nightclub on January 2, 2002.

2004 LMC vs U2 started a two week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Take Me To The Clouds Above.'

2008 US space agency Nasa announced that 'Across the Universe' by the Beatles was to become the first song ever to be beamed directly into space. The track would be transmitted through the Deep Space Network - a network of antennas - on the 40th anniversary of the song being recorded, being aimed at the North Star, Polaris, 431 light-years from Earth. In a message to Nasa, Sir Paul McCartney said the project was an "amazing" feat. "Well done, Nasa," he added. "Send my love to the aliens. All the best, Paul."
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