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Births
1934 Horace Kay, The Tams, (1964 US No.9 'What Kind Of Fool Do You Think I Am', 1971 UK No.1 single 'Hey Girl Don't Bother Me').

1936 Tim Field, The Springfields, (1962 US No. 20 single 'Silver Threads And Golden Needles', 1963 UK No.5 single 'Island Of Dreams').

1942 Bill Conti, US singer, (1977 US No.1 single 'Gonna Fly Now' (Theme from Rocky).

1943 Eve Graham, The New Seekers, (1972 UK No.1 and US No.7 single 'I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing').

1944 Brian Pendleton, Pretty Things, (1964 UK No.10 single 'Don't Bring Me Down'). He died of cancer on 15th May 2001 aged 57.

1944 Jack Casady, bass, Jefferson Airplane, (1967 US No.18 single 'White Rabbit'). Hot Tuna.

1945 Lowell George, singer, songwriter, guitarist, Little Feat. Two Top 40 albums during the 70's, best-known songs 'Dixie Chicken' and 'Sailin Shoes'. One time member of Frank Zappa's Mothers Of Invention. Lowell died from a heart attack on 29th June 1979.

1946 Al Green, US soul singer, (1971 UK No.4 single 'Tired Of Being Alone', 1972 US No.1 single 'Let's Stay Together' plus over 10 other Top 40 hits).

1946 Roy Loney, The Flamin Groovies, (1976 album 'Shake Some Action).

1951 Max Weinberg, drummer, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, (1975 US No.23 single 'Born To Run'). Leader of the Max Weinberg Seven on US TV ‘Late Night with Conan O'Brien’. Also the author of 1991 ‘The Big Beat: Conversations with Rock's Greatest Drummers’.

1951 Peabo Bryson, singer, (1983 UK No.2 single with Roberta Flack 'Tonight I Celebrate My Love', 1984 US No.10 single 'If Ever You're In My Arms Again').

1954 Jimmy Destri, keyboards, Blondie, (Five UK No.1 singles including 1979 UK & US No.1 single 'Heart Of Glass'. 1978 world-wide No.1 album 'Parallel Lines').

1955 Louis Johnson, Brothers Johnson, (1980 US No.4 & UK No.6 single 'Stomp').

1957 Wayne Lewis, Atlantic Starr, (1987 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Always').

1961 Butch Taylor, keyboards, Dave Matthews Band, (1998 US No.1 album 'Before These Crowded Streets', 2005 US No.1 album ‘Stand Up’).

1962 Hillel Slovak, guitar, The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Died from a heroin overdose 27th June 1988.

1966 Marc Ford, The Black Crowes, (1991 UK No.39 single 'Hard To Handle', 1991 US No.4 album 'Shake Your Money Maker', 1992 US No.1 & UK No.2 album 'The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion').

1972 Aaron Lewis, vocals, Staind, (2001 US No.1 album, 'Break The Cycle', 2001 US No. 7 & UK No. 15 single 'It's Been A While').

1975 Lou Bega, singer, (1999 UK No.1 single 'Mambo No 5, A Little Bit Of'..).


Events
1956 The UK Top 20 became The Top 30 for the first time. Winifred Atwell was at No.1 with 'Poor People Of Paris.'

1962 The Beatles made their third trip to Germany for a 48-night residency at The Star Club, Hamburg.

1965 The Beatles record the song 'Help' during an evening recording session at Abbey Road in London.

1967 The Rolling Stones performed their first concert behind the Iron Curtain at the Palace of Culture in Warsaw, Poland.

1967 Nancy and Frank Sinatra were at UK No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Somethin' Stupid', making them the only father and daughter to have a No.1 single as a team.

1968 Bobby Goldsboro started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Honey', it made No.2 on the UK chart and also No.2 when re- issued in 1975.

1969 Diana Ross appeared solo on Dinah Shore's NBC-TV special "Like Hep".

1970 Led Zeppelin became the first band to sell out the Montreal Forum.

1971 The Rolling Stones release "Brown Sugar" the first record on their own label, Rolling Stones Records.

1973 Roger Daltrey (Who) released his first solo album "Daltrey."

1974 Elton John went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Bennie And The Jets', his second US No.1, it made No.37 in the UK.

1974 Paul McCartney's 'Band On The Run', went to No.1 on the US album charts. McCartney's third US No.1, which went on to sell over 6 million copies world-wide

1978 The Supremes played the first of three nights at the Palladium in London, England.

1979 David Lee Roth collapsed from exhaustion during a Van Halen show in Spokane, WA.

1980 The Broadway musical "Grease" closed after 3,883 performances.

1980 Sham 69 kicked off an UK tour appearing at The Top Rank in Cardiff.

1982 David Crosby (Byrds, CSN) was arrested for the second time in three weeks for drugs in Dallas.

1985 The single "We Are the World" hit #1 in the U.S.

1985 "The Grand Ole Opry" debuted on television.

1991 Londonbeat went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I've Been Thinking About You', a No.2 hit in the UK.

1993 The first ‘Aerosmith Day’ was observed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts after the band were given their very own holiday.

1994 Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley announced that they were separating.

1995 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony started a two week run on the US album chart with 'E 1999 Eternal.'

1996 Rage Against The Machine appeared on NBC's Saturday Night Live. Their two-song performance was cut to one song when the band attempted to hang inverted American flags from their amplifiers.

1997 The Notorious B.I.G. was at No.1 on the US album charts with 'Life After Death.'

1999 VH1 debuted their Internet radio station called VH1 at Work. The first webcast was the "Divas Live" concert.

1999 Yoko Ono sued Fredieric Seaman over personal effects of the late John Lennon. Seaman, a former assistant to Lennon, was accused of "an elaborate scheme" to "exploit Lennon's death by stealing priceless personal and sentimental items."

2000 Heather Mills won $316,700 in damages for a 1993 accident that involved a British motorcycle officer. Mills, Paul McCartney's girlfriend, received the out-of-court-settlement without any admission of guilt for the loss of her left leg.

2000 Gavin Rossdale (Bush) collapsed at the end of a show in Los Angeles. Tests were planned even though he was feeling much better the next day.

2002 Thieves broke in to a house in Bexhill, Sussex and stole a hi-fi system and several CD's. They left albums by Madonna, Robbie Williams and Oasis but took the owners entire Showaddywaddy collection.

2003 The Beatles Apple Corp company was listed as Britain's fastest profit-growth firm with an annual profit growth of 194%.

2007 Julian Lennon sold a “significant” stake of his share in the songs his father John wrote for The Beatles to US music publishing company Primary Wave. The firm would now receive payments when any Lennon compositions were sold on CD, performed live or played on the radio. The company who were about to market Julian Lennon's new music project, declined to reveal how much the deal was worth.
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