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Births
1928 Frankie Vaughan, UK singer. During the 50's he scored twenty UK Top 30 singles including, UK No.2 'Green Door'. Made an OBE in 1965. Died 17th Sept 1999 aged 71.

1928 Val Doonican, Irish singer, (1964 UK No. 4 single 'Walk Tall', and 1967 UK No.1 album 'Val Doonican Rocks, But Gently'.

1935 Johnny 'guitar' Watson, guitarist, singer, (1976 UK No.35 single 'I Need It'). Watson died on 17th May 1996.

1940 Angelo D'Aleo, vocals, Dion And The Belmonts, (1961 US No.1 & UK No.11 single 'Runaround Sue').

1943 Dennis Edwards, The Temptations, (1971 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Just My Imagination' and re- issued 'My Girl' UK No.2 in 1992).

1943 Eric Haydock, bass, The Hollies, over 25 Top 40 singles since 1963, (1972 US No.2 single 'Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress', 1988 UK No.1 single 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother', first released in 1969.

1946 Stan Webb, guitar, vocals, Chicken Shack, (1969 UK No.14 single 'I'd Rather Go Blind').

1947 Dave Davies, guitarist, The Kinks, (1964 UK No.1 & US No.7 'You Really Got Me', 1967 UK No.2 single 'Waterloo Sunset' plus 19 other UK Top 40 singles).

1947 Melanie Safka, US singer, songwriter, (1971 US No.1 & 1972 UK No.4 single 'Brand New Key').

1949 Arthur "Killer" Kane, bass guitarist with The New York Dolls, (1973 album 'New York Dolls'). Kane died in Los Angeles on July 13th 2004, due to complications from leukaemia, aged 55.

1956 Lee Ranaldo, guitar, Sonic Youth, (1993 UK No.26 single 'Sugar Kane').

1957 Tony Butler, bass, Big Country, (1983 UK No.10 single 'Fields Of Fire' plus 14 other UK Top 40 singles).

1959 Lol Tolhurst, keyboards, The Cure, 1989 US No.2 single 'Love Song', 1992 UK No.6 single 'Friday I'm In Love', plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles).

1965 Nick Hawkins, guitar, Big Audio Dynamite, (1986 UK No.11 single 'E=MC2'.

1970 Richie Kotzen, Mr. Big, (1992 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'To Be With You'). Also worked with Poison.

1990 Sean Kingston, (Ka'Shon Anderson), Jamaican-American reggae, rap and pop musician. (2007 US and UK No.1 single 'Beautiful Girls').


Deaths
1959 22 year old Buddy Holly, 28 year old The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens, aged 17, died in a crash shortly after take-off from Clear Lake, Iowa, the pilot of the single-engined Beechcraft Bonanza plane was also killed. Holly hired the plane after heating problems developed on his tourbus. All three were traveling to Fargo, North Dakota, for the next show on their Winter Dance Party Tour which Holly had set - covering 24 cities in three weeks, to make money after the break-up of his band, The Crickets, last year.

1967 Producer Joe Meek shot his landlady Violet Shenton and then shot himself at his flat in London, Meek produced The Tornadoes 'Telstar' the first No.1 in the US by a British group.


Events
1941 Jimmy Dorsey and his orchestra recorded "Amapola."

1956 Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash held a recording session at Sun Studios in Memphis. The sessions were later named the "Million Dollar Quartet" and released.

1960 The record label Reprise Records is formed by Frank Sinatra.

1960 Anthony Newley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Why', the singers first of two UK No.1 hits.

1961 In New York, Bob Dylan made his first recording, taping "San Francisco Bay Blues".

1966 Beach Boy Carl Wilson married his girlfriend Annie Hinsche in LA.

1966 During a UK tour Stevie Wonder played at the Scotch Of St James night-club in London.

1967 Appearing at The Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, Tennessee were Otis Redding, The Marvelettes, Aaron Neville, James and Bobby Purify and The Drifters. Tickets cost $2.50-3.50 (L1.47-2.06).

1968 One hit wonders The Lemon Pipers went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Green Tambourine' the song was a No.7 hit in the UK.

1968 The Beatles started work on their new single 'Lady Madonna' at Abbey Road studios in London. Recording three piano and drum takes with overdub bass, fuzz guitars, drums, and vocals.

1969 Allen Klein was appointed The Beatles business manager.

1973 Elton John started a three-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Crocodile Rock'. Elton's first of five US No.1 singles.

1977 Elton John resumed live performing in Sweeden 15 months after he had announced that he would not perform live anymore.

1978 "Dead Man's Curve" premiered on ABC-TV.

1978 Harry Chapin" met with U.S. President Carter to discuss hunger.

1979 Blondie had the first of five UK No.1 singles, with 'Heart Of Glass'.

1979 The Blues Brothers went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Briefcase Full Of Blues'.

1985 Appearing at the Studio, Bristol, Everything But The Girl and The Woodentops.

1990 During a European tour Bob Dylan started a six-night residency at London's Hammersmith Odeon.

1990 For the first time ever, the UK Top 3 singles featured non- British and non- American acts. Ireland's Sinead O'Connor, Australia's Kylie Minogue and Belgium's Technotronic. Sinead O'Connor had her first No.1 single with a song written by Prince 'Nothing Compares To U'.

1991 Sinead O'Connor announced that she wouldn't accept any Grammy Awards or attend the ceremony because the show reflects "false and destructive materialistic values."

1992 On their first Europe tour Pearl Jam played at The Esplanade Club in Southend, England to 300 people, the bands first ever UK show. The tour also took Pearl Jam to Norway, Sweden, Holland, France, Spain and Italy.

1993 Appearing at The Wheatsheaf, Stoke On Trent, England were Radiohead.

1993 Harry Connick Jr. entered a plea bargain with New York authorities stemming from his arrest in December for having a gun in his carry-on luggage at New York's Kennedy Airport. Under the deal, Connick did not have to plead guilty to the crime, avoided going to jail and had to make public service announcements about carrying guns.

1993 Gloria Estefan received the 1,974th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1996 B.B. King guest starred on CBS-TV's "Touched by an Angel".

1996 Queen Latifah was stopped by police for speeding who found a concealed weapon and marijuana, the singer was given two years probation.

1996 The Ramones claimed to have played their last gig in the UK, at The Brixton Academy, after 22 years together.

1999 Tony Hadley singer with Spandau Ballet told a High Court in London of his "desperate" financial situation after his solo career failed. Hadley and band members Steve Norman and drummer John Keeble, were suing Spandau Ballet songwriter Gary Kemp for hundreds of thousands of pounds of allegedly unpaid publishing royalties. Hadley earned L120,000 a year during the band's heyday in the early 1980s, but the court heard that when he fell on hard times he was forced him to sell his home to pay off a L50,000 overdraft in 1993.

1999 Ice-T spoke to the students of the University of Toledo about a life of crime not being all it is cracked up to be.

1999 Trace Adkins fractured and dislocated his ankle while working to get his truck out of mud.

2001 The commercial television regulator warned Granada TV about over- promoting its manufactured band from the show Pop Stars. It claimed Granada TV would make money from T- shirts, videos and calendars and was 'treading a fine line.'

2002 The Chemical Brothers scored their third UK No.1 album with 'Come With Us.'

2002 Britney Spears performed the national anthem at Super Bowl XXXVI. A Pepsi commercial featuring Britney Spears was premiered during the game.

2003 The exclusive documentary 'Living With Michael Jackson' was shown on UK television. Reporter Martin Bashir had spent eight months with the star, the show's editor said, 'viewers will not believe what they're seeing.'

2004 Sean "P. Diddy" Combs settled a $3 million court case filed by his former driver after an incident in 1999. Wardell Fenderson had driven Mr Combs and his then-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez away from a New York nightclub where three people had been wounded in a shooting. Mr Fenderson said he was traumatized by having guns in the car and being ordered to ignore police orders to stop, for which he was arrested.

2004 R Kelly appeared in Court and entered of plea of not guilty to 21 charges of child pornography. Kelly, who was free on bond, did not talk during the brief hearing. Outside the Cook County Criminal Courthouse fans voiced their support for the singer, proclaiming his innocence with placards and T-shirts. Kelly had been arrested in Florida after he was indicted by a grand jury in Chicago on 21 counts of child pornography, stemming from a videotape that allegedly shows the star performing sexual acts with a 14-year-old girl.

2004 Irish singer, songwriter Damien Rice appeared at Vicar Street, Dublin.

2006 Former Dynasty star Heather Locklear filed for divorce from Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora after 11 years of marriage. Locklear who was previously married to Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and Sambora were married in 1994 and have an eight-year-old daughter called Ava.

2007 Daughtry were at No.1 on the US album chart with their self-titled debut. Lead singer Chris Daughtry was the fourth-place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. The album sold over a 1m copies after just five weeks of release, becoming the fastest selling debut rock album of all time.

2008 UK singer Adel went to No.1 on the UK album chart with her debut album '19'
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