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Births
1940 Gretchen Christopher, The Fleetwoods, (1959 US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'Come Softly To Me').

1972 Saul Williams, most known for his blend of poetry and hip-hop. 2007 album 'The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!'

1976 Ja Rule, US rapper, (Jeffrey Atkins), (2001 UK No.4 with Jennifer Lopez, I'm Real', 2002 US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'Always On Time', 2001 US No.1 album 'Pain Is Love').


Deaths
1996 Wes Farrell died aged 56. He was one of the writers behind 'The Partridge Family' and also wrote 'Hang On Sloopy' the 1965 hit for The McCoys.

2008 Mike Smith, the lead singer of 1960s British group The Dave Clark Five, died from pneumonia at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire, England at the age of 64. The Dave Clark Five had 19 UK Top 40 hits, including 'Bits and Pieces' and the number one single 'Glad All Over.' The band, which broke up in the 1970s, sold more than 100 million records and recorded 23 albums.


Events
1932 Bing Crosby and the Mills Brothers teamed up to record "Shine."

1964 The first night of a 29 date twice-nightly tour featuring The Searchers, Booby Vee and Dusty Springfield kicked off at The Adelphi Cinema, Slough.

1964 The Hollies appeared on UK music show 'Thank Your Lucky Stars.'

1968 Former Supremes singer Florence Ballard married Thomas Chapman in Detroit.

1968 The Beatles 'Sgt Pepper' won album of the year, best cover and best-engineered and recorded album at this years Grammy Awards.

1972 On the last date of an Australian tour Led Zeppelin played at the Festival Hall in Brisbane.

1972 John Lennon's U.S. immigration visa expired. It was the beginning of a 3 1/2 year fight for Lennon to stay in the U.S.

1976 10CC kicked off a 30-date UK tour at the Fairfield Hall, Croydon promoting their new album 'How Dare You'. Also this week 10CC member Eric Stewart had been nominated for a Grammy award in America for his work on the 'Original Soundtrack' album.

1976 A Special 'Leap Year' concert with The Stranglers, Nasty Pop, Deaf School and Jive Bombers, at London's Roundhouse.

1976 Slik appeared at London's Victoria Theatre, tickets 75p and L1.25.

1976 Two members of Lynyrd Skynyrd were knocked unconscious after a scuffle broke out- between the band and members of the metropolitan police boxing team, who were holding a dinner at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.

1980 Buddy Holly's glasses and the Big Bopper's wristwatch were found in old police files by the Mason City Sheriff. The items were worn by the men when their plane crashed of February 3, 1959.

1992 Mr Big started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'To Be With You', a No.3 hit in the UK.

1992 U2 kicked off their north American leg of the 'Zoo TV Tour', at The Lakeland Civic Centre Arena, Florida.

1996 Status Quo sued Radio 1 for Ł250,000 ($425,000) on the grounds that the BBC station was breaking the law by not including their new record on their playlist.

2000 Sir Elton John stormed out of the opening of his new Broadway musical show, 'Aida', after 15 minutes complaining that his songs had been ruined.

2000 In Guilford, Surrey, Eric Clapton had his driving privileges suspended for six months and was fined about $570 dollars for speeding.

2000 Puff Daddy plead not guilty to charges that he had attempted to bribe a professional driver to take responsibility for a 9mm handgun that had been found in a vehicle with Puff Daddy following a shooting in 1999.

2000 The city of Autlan de Navarro, Mexico announced plans to build a public monument to tribute Carlos Santana.

2004 Peter Andre went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with a re-issue of his 1996 No.2 hit 'Mysterious Girl.' Andre had been a contestant in the UK TV show 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here' set in the Australian outback.
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