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Births
1919 Tennessee Ernie Ford, singer and TV presenter, who had a 1955 US No.1 & 1956 UK No.1 single with 'Sixteen Tons'. It was Capitol Records' first No.1 of the rock era. Ford died on October 17th 1991.

1920 Boudleaux Bryant, songwriter with his wife Felice. They wrote The Everly Brothers hits, 'Bye Bye Love', 'All I Have To Do Is Dream' and 'Wake Up Little Susie' as well as 'Raining In My Heart', which was a hit for Buddy Holly. Bryant died on June 25th 1987.

1943 Bill Szymczyk, US producer, worked with The Eagles, The Who, B.B. King, Joe Walsh, Wishbone Ash, The J. Geils Band and The James Gang.

1944 Peter Tork, vocals, keyboards, bass, The Monkees, (1967 UK & US No.1 single 'I'm A Believer' plus 10 US & 8 UK Top 40 singles').

1945 Roy Dyke, Ashton Gardner & Dyke, (1971 UK No.3 single 'The Resurrection Shuffle').

1950 Peter Gabriel, vocals, Genesis, (1974 UK No.21 single 'I Know What I Like In Your Wardrobe', left Genesis in 1975). Solo, (1986 US No.1 & UK No.4 single 'Sledgehammer' from the 1986 UK No.1 & US No.2 album 'So').

1950 Roger Christian, vocals, The Christians, (1988 UK No.8 single 'Harvest For The World').

1951 Rod Dees, Showaddywaddy, (1976 UK No.1 single 'Under The Moon Of Love' plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles).

1952 Ed Gagliardi, bass, Foreigner, (1985 UK & US No.1 single 'I Want To Know What Love Is').

1956 Peter Hook, bass, vocals, Joy Division, (1980 UK No.13 single 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'). New Order, (1983 UK No.9 single 'Blue Monday'). Revenge, Monaco, (1997 UK No.11 single 'What Do You Want From Me').

1958 Mark Fox, percussion, Haircut 100, 1982 UK No.3 single 'Love Plus One').

1961 Henry Rollins, singer & actor, Black Flag, Rollins Band, (1994 UK No.27 single 'Liar/Disconnected').

1961 Les Warner, The Cult, (1987 UK No.11 single 'Lil' Devil').

1962 Rob Ellis, PJ Harvey, (1993 UK No.27 single '50ft Queenie').

1966 Freedom Williams, C & C Music Factory, (1991 UK No.4 single 'Things That Make You Go Hmmm..., 1991 US No.1 single 'Gonna Make You Sweat').

1971 Sonia, (Sonia Evans), UK No.1 single in 1989 with 'You'll Never Stop Me Loving You.'

1972 Robert Harrell, bassist, 3 Doors Down, (2003 US No.4 single 'When I'm Gone', 2005 US No.1 album 'Seventeen Days'

1974 Robbie Williams, vocalist with Take That, who had a 1995 UK No.1 single with 'Back For Good' and seven other UK No.1 singles. He left to pursue a solo career and since then has had a 1998 UK No.1 single with 'Millennium' and six other UK No.1 singles). 1997 UK No.1 album Life Thru A Lens spent 123 weeks on the UK chart.

1976 Leslie Feist, Canadian singer-songwriter, worked with Peaches and Broken Social Scene. (2007 UK No.4 single '1 2 3 4' was used in the iPod nano advertisements). 'Mushaboom' from her Let It Die album was featured in advertisements for Lacoste perfume, (McDonald's had offered $1m for the rights to use the song in their commercials which Feist refused). HSBC Direct used 'Gatekeeper' and 'My Moon My Man' was used by Verizon Wireless and LG.


Deaths
1993 Founder member of Musical Youth, Patrick Waite died.

1997 Michael Menson of Rebel MC died from a brain haemorrhage sustained in a racist attack. (1989 UK No.3 single 'Street Tuff').

2002 Country singer / songwriter Waylon Jennings died after a lengthy fight with diabetes, (1980 US No.21 single 'Theme From The Dukes Of Hazzard'), plus country No.1 hits, played bass with Buddy Holly in 1959.


Events
1940 Earl 'Fatha' Hines and his orchestra recorded the classic "Boogie Woogie on St. Louis Blues".

1961 Frank Sinatra launched his own record label. Reprise Records, later the home of Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Randy Newman and The Beach Boys.

1961 Lawrence Welk started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Calcutta'.

1965 Gary Lewis recorded "Count Me In."

1965 The Rolling Stones played the last night on a 16-date tour of Australia and New Zealand at the Capital Theatre in Perth. Also appearing on the tour was Roy Orbison, The Newbeats and Ray Columbus and the Invaders.

1966 The Rolling Stones appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show." The appearance had been taped the day before.

1967 The Monkees announced that from now on they would be playing on their own recordings instead of session musicians.

1967 The Beatles' "Penny Lane" backed with "Strawberry Fields Forever" was released in the U.S.

1969 A launch party was held for Mary Hopkin at the Post Office Tower in London, guests included Jimi Hendrix, Donovan and Paul McCartney with his new girlfriend Linda Eastman.

1970 Black Sabbath's self-titled first LP was released.

1971 The Osmonds started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'One Bad Apple'. The group had been appearing on TV in the US from 1962, on the Andy Williams Show and then the Jerry Lewis show.

1971 Appearing live at the Grand Theater, Gary, Indiana, The Jackson Five, Diana Ross and the Supremes and Mungo Jerry.

1972 Appearing at London's Roundhouse, The Greasy Truckers Party, Hawkwind, Man and Brinsley Schwarz.

1972 Led Zeppelin was forced to cancel a concert in Singapore when officials wouldn't let them off the plane because of their long hair.

1973 After becoming ill during a concert in Las Vegas Elvis Presley presented Doctor Sidney Bowers with a Lincoln Continental to show his appreciation for all his work.

1974 David Bowie turned down an offer from the Gay Liberation group to compose 'the world's first Gay National Anthem.'

1976 Genesis released their first album since the departure of Peter Gabriel, 'A Trick Of The Tail' featuring eight new tracks with drummer Phill Collins taking on the role of lead vocalist.

1976 The 101'ers featuring Joe Strummer played at The Town Hall, Hampstead, London, and on the same night DP Costello, (Elvis Costello) played at The Half Moon, Putney, London supporting Vivian Stanshall.

1977 Julie Covington was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Don't Cry For Me Argentina', taken from the Evita musical. Covington had been in the 1977 TV series based on an all female group Rock Follies.

1978 "Al Green Day" was declared in Los Angeles, CA.

1980 Thin Lizzy leader Phil Lynott married Caroline Crowther the daughter of TV personality Leslie.

1980 Police raided the home of former *** Pistol John Lydon who greeted them waving a ceremonial sword, the only illegal item they found was a canister of tear gas, claimed to be for defence against intruders.

1981 Island Records launched 'One Plus One' cassettes, one side had one of their artist's albums and the other was blank so you could record on it!

1982 The Jam became the first band since The Beatles to play two numbers on the same edition of 'Top Of The Pops', when they performed 'A Town Called Malice', and 'Precious', their latest double a sided No.1.

1982 The marble slab was stolen from the grave of Lynyrd Skynyrd's singer Ronnie Van Zant, police found it two weeks later in a dried up river bed.

1982 The 300 pound gravestone on the grave of Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant was stolen from an Orange Park, FL, cemetery. Police found it two weeks later in a dry river bed.

1983 Marvin Gaye sang the U.S. national anthem at the NBA All-Star game.

1988 Michael Jackson bought a ranch in Santa Ynez, California that he called "Neverland."

1989 Michael Jackson fired his manager, Dileo, who reportedly sought a $60 million (L35.3 million) settlement to prevent him revealing Jackson's lifestyle to the press.

1989 This year's Brit Awards was hosted by Sam Fox and Mick Fleetwood in which just about everything went wrong - lines were fluffed and bands mis-cued onto the stage. Winners included Phil Collins who won British Male Solo Artist, British Female Solo Artist was Annie Lennox, Erasure won Best British Group, Best British Album went to Fairground Attraction for 'First Of A Million Kisses', British Breakthrough Act was Bros, Michael Jackson won International Male, International Female went to Tracey Chapman and U2 won Best International Group. This was the last year the show was broadcast live.

1992 It was announced that Vince Neil was leaving Motley Crue.

1993 Holland's 2 Unlimited started a five-week run at the UK No.1 with the single 'No Limit.'

1993 The Cult went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Pure Cult.'

1996 Take That split up, the biggest band of the 90s announced their demise in front of the world's press at The Hilton in Manchester, the band had achieved 7 No.1 singles & 2 No.1 albums. They released one more single and a Greatest Hits album.

1997 Michael Jackson became a father when Debbie Rowe gave birth to a baby boy, Prince Michael Jackson Jr.

1998 Police at Manchester Airport arrested former Stone Roses singer, Ian Brown after an incident during a flight from Paris. Brown was found guilty in August the same year and jailed for four months; British Airways also banned him from flying with the airline.

1999 Monica started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Angel Of Mine.'

2000 Gabrielle started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Rise.'

2000 Oasis scored their fifth UK No.1 single with 'Go Let It Out'. The first release on the bands 'Big Brother' label.

2000 D'angelo was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Voodoo.'

2002 Jennifer Lopez was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Jo To Tha L-o! The Remixes.'

2005 Readers of UK newspaper The Sun voted George Michael's 'Careless Whisper' as the greatest British pop single of the past 25 years. Oasis came second with 'Wonderwall' and Kate Bush third with 'Wuthering Heights'. The rest of the Top 10: No.4, Robbie Williams, 'Angels', No.5, The Jam, 'Going Underground', in equal 6th, The Sex Pistols, 'God Save The Queen' and Joy Division, 'Love Will Tear Us Apart', 7th was Queen, 'We Are The Champions', 9th, The Stone Roses, 'Fool's Gold' and 10th The Undertones 'Teenage Kicks'.

2005 Keane went to No.1 for the fourth time on the UK album chart with their debut release 'Hopes and Fears'.

2007 Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty was fined Ł300 and disqualified from driving for two months after admitting to two charges of driving without insurance or a licence at Thames Magistrates Court in London.

2007 Robbie Williams checked into rehab on his birthday to deal with an addiction to prescription drugs. The singer, who was 33 today, was admitted into an unnamed clinic in the US.

2008 Former Blue singer Lee Ryan was charged with an attack on a taxi driver in Surrey. The 24-year-old was accused of assaulting the man following a minor traffic accident in Oxted on New Year's Eve

2008 A fan paid $3,000 for a jewelled bra, which Shakira wore on her Oral Fixation world tour in 2007, in an auction for the pop star's children's charity. More than $60,000 had been raised so far, with one fan paying $14,100 to meet Shakira. The charity was currently building a school for poor children in the singer's home country, Colombia. Other items in the auction included a purple wig and Gibson guitar used in the video for Las De La Intuicion, which sold for $3,301, a shiny lavender skirt with turquoise and coral beading that Shakira wore while singing Hips Don't Lie on tour, fetched more than $1,076.
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