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Births
1914 Larry Adler, mouth organist, worked as a soloist with many of the world's major symphony orchestras. He played with countless artists from Fred Astaire to George Gershwin and later with Elton John and Sting. Recorded the 1994 tribute album 'Glory Of Gershwin'. He died on August 7th 2001, aged 87.

1929 Jerry Goldsmith. Created the music for scores of classic movies and television shows 'Star Trek', 'Planet of the Apes', 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' and 'Dr. Kildare.' He died after a long battle with cancer on July 21st 2004, aged 75.

1937 Don Wilson, guitar, The Ventures, (1960 UK No.4 single 'Perfidia', 1960 US No.2 single 'Walk Don't Run').

1937 Roberta Flack, US singer, songwriter, (1972 US No.1 single 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face', 1973 US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'Killing Me Softly With His Song').

1940 Jimmy Merchant, Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers, (1956 UK No.1 & US No.6 single 'Why Do Fools Fall In Love').

1943 Ral Donner, US singer, (1961 US No.4 & UK No.25 single 'You Don't Know What You've Got Until You Loose It'). Donner died on April 6th 1984.

1946 Clifford T. Ward, UK, singer, songwriter, (1973 UK No.8 single 'Gaye'). Ward died on the 18th December 2001.

1949 Nigel Olsson, drummer with the Elton John band.

1958 Norman Harris, guitarist, songwriter and producer. He worked with The Delfonics, The Trammps and MFSB. Harris died of a heart attack on March 21st 1987.

1962 Cliff Burton, bass player with Metallica. Burton was killed on September 27th 1987, when the band's tour bus crashed as it was traveling between Stockholm and Copenhagen. He was found crushed to death under the bus.

1977 Rosanna Tavarez - member of vocal group Eden's Crush, who had a 2001 US No.1 single with 'Get Over Yourself', (the first female group to debut at number one with their first single). Formed after its members auditioned for the reality series Popstars


Deaths
1975 Dave Alexander, bass player with Iggy Pop and the Stooges died from Pneumonia aged 28.

2006 James Dewitt Yancey, (A.K.A. J Dilla or Jay Dee), hip hop producer and MC, died of a rare blood disease, at his home in Los Angeles, California


Events
1942 Glen Miller became the first person to be awarded a Gold disc, for his 'Chattanooga Choo Choo', single.

1956 Little Richard recorded "Long Tall Sally".

1958 The "Annette" serial began on ABC-TV's "Mickey Mouse Club."

1958 Frank Sinatra started a five week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Come Fly With Me.'

1962 Henry Mancini went to No.1 on the US album chart with the soundtrack to 'Breakfast At Tiffany's.'

1966 Bob Marley married Rita Anderson a singer in the group The Soulettes. The couple had three children together.

1967 The Beatles recorded the orchestral build-up for the middle and end of 'A Day in the Life'. At the Beatles' request, the orchestra members arrived in full evening dress along with novelty items. One violinist wore a red clown's nose, while another a fake gorilla's paw on his bow hand. Others were wearing funny hats and other assorted novelties. The recording was filmed for a possible 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' television special which was ultimately abandoned.

1968 One hit wonder Paul Mauriat started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Love Is Blue', a No.12 hit in the UK.

1968 The Four Tops 'Greatest Hits' was at No.1 on the UK album chart, the first No.1 album for the Tamla Motown label.

1968 The Beatles turned all of their business affairs over to the newly formed Apple record company.

1971 Carole King's "Tapestry" was released.

1972 Appearing at The Rainbow Theatre, London, England, The Faces.

1972 David Bowie appeared at the Tolworth Toby Jug, London, on the opening date of his Ziggy Stardust tour.

1973 Elton John had his first UK No.1 album when 'Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player' started a six-week run at the top of the charts.

1974 Record producer Phil Spector was injured in a car crash. He needed extensive plastic surgery that dramatically altered his looks. Details of how the accident happened were kept secret.

1976 Elvis Presley was made a police reserve for the Memphis police.

1977 The Clash started recording their debut album at CBS studios in London, England.

1978 Van Halen's debut album was released.

1979 Rod Stewart started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Da Ya Think I'm Sexy', his third US No.1. (and a No.1 hit in the UK). Also today Rod started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Blondes Have More Fun.'

1984 Frankie Goes To Hollywood were at No.1 on the UK singles chart for the third week with 'Relax.' Eurythmics had the UK No.1 album with 'Touch.'

1985 Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings appeared at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

1987 Expose's debut album "Exposure" was released.

1990 Paula Abdul started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Opposites Attract', her fourth US No.1, a No.2 hit in the UK.

1993 Michael Jackson granted his first interview in 15 years to Oprah Winfrey. In the interview, Jackson claimed that he has a disorder that destroys the pigmentation of the skin and that he had had very little plastic surgery.

1994 Snoop Doggy Dog made his UK live debut at London's Leicester Square Equinox.

1997 Brian Connolly singer with the 1970's Glam rock group Sweet died of kidney and liver failure aged 47.

1997 During a gig by Blur at London's Astoria, Spice Girl members Ginger Spice and Sporty Spice were thrown of the stage after joining the band during their set. Security didn't recognise the two Spice Girls.

1998 Axl Rose was charged with disorderly conduct following a row with a baggage handler at Arizona Airport, Rose was later released on bail.

1999 It was announced that BPI Communications was suspending publication of its Musician magazine after 21 years.

2001 Police were investigating Eminem over suspected drugs offences after he appeared to consume Ecstasy pills and encouraged the audience at his Manchester show to take drugs. Over 100 gay rights protesters picketed the show.

2002 Enrique Iglesias started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Escape.'

2004 Diana Ross was sentenced to two days in jail after pleading 'no contest' to a drink driving charge. She was allowed to enter her plea over the telephone from New York; her lawyer said the singer would serve her term at a prison near her Los Angeles home. Ross was arrested in December 2002 after tests indicated she was twice over the drink- drive limit.

2005 Prince topped Rolling Stone magazine's annual list of the year's biggest money earners after his 2004 tour grossed over $90 million (L53 million). Madonna came in second place after earning $54.9 million (L34.3 million) and Metallica came third with $43 million (L25.3 million).

2005 Who singer Roger Daltrey was awarded the CBE by The Queen at Buckingham Palace for services to the music industry.

2008 Amy Winehouse won five prizes at this year's Grammy Awards, including song of the year and record of the year, both for her single 'Rehab', and best new artist. The UK singer was not at the Los Angeles ceremony to collect them due to visa problems. Instead, she made an acceptance speech by satellite, paying tribute to her husband, "my Blake incarcerated", who was in custody awaiting trial on charges of attempting to pervert the course of justice and grievous bodily harm. Kanye West scooped four Grammy Awards, while Bruce Springsteen won three. The White Stripes, Justin Timberlake, Carrie Underwood and Mary J Blige all picked up two awards.

2008 Jack Johnson was at No.1 on the UK album chart with his fifth album 'Sleep Through The Static.' Also a No.1 in the US and Australia.
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