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Births
1928 Blues Incorporated founder Alexis Korner born in Paris. His band saw performers like Jack Bruce, Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, Robert Plant, and Eric Burdon pass through the ranks.

1942 Animals founder and keyboardist Alan Price born.

1944 Bernie Worrell, keyboards, Parliament, Funkadelic, (1978 US No.16 album 'One Nation Under A Groove').

1947 Mark Volman, The Turtles, (1967 US No.1 single 'Happy Together', 1967 UK No.4 single 'She'd Rather Be With Me'). Flo and Eddie, worked with Frank Zappa, T Rex, Bruce Springsteen.


Deaths
1996 Legendary Bernard Edwards guitarist and producer from 'Chic', died in a Tokyo Hotel room after complaining that he was feeling ill

1993 Saxophonist Steve Douglas dies of heart failure in Los Angeles during a recording session with Ry Cooder. He was 55. As a session musician, he played on such hits as Da Doo Ron Ron and Be My Baby.

2002 Layne Staley (Alice in Chains) was found dead in his apartment.

2003 The oldest working musician in Britain Conrad Leonard died aged 104. Leonard had worked with Cole Porter, Petula Clark and the at the BBC during his career.


Events
1956 Clyde McPhatter of the Drifters is released from the U.S. Armed Forces.

1960 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Stuck on You,'' Elvis Presley. The song is Presley's first to be released in stereo and his first since being released from the Army.

1956 Clyde McPhatter (Drifters) was released from the U.S. Armed Forces.

1965 The film T.A.M.I. (Teen-Age Music International) Show opened in London under the title Teenage Command Performance.

1967 Jimi Hendrix, The Walker Brothers, Engelbert Humperdink and Cat Stevens, played two shows at The Odeon, Birmingham, England.

1968 John Lennon, George Harrison and their wives left the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram in Rishikesh, India two weeks before their study was complete. Ringo and Paul had already left.

1970 US singles chart No. 1 is ABC by The Jackson 5. The song is the group's second consecutive No. 1 single.

1970 Eurovision Song Contest winner Dana was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'All Kinds Of Everything.'

1975 The Stylistics started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK chart with 'The Best Of' album.

1978 Patti Smith releases Because the Night co-written by with Bruce.

1978 Dead Boys' drummer Johnny Blitz was stabbed outside NY's CBGB club. He survived.

1980 Blondie went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Call Me', featured in the Richard Gere movie 'American Gigolo', the track was also a No.1 in the UK.

1980 Brian Johnson 32 year old singer with Geordie joined AC/DC replacing Bon Scott who died after a drinks binge.

1980 For the first time ever the Top five artists on the US country chart were all female, Crystal Gayle who was at No.1, with Dottie West, Debbie Boone, Emmylou Harris and Tammy Wynette making up the rest of the Top 5.

1980 Rose Royce went to No.1 on the UK album charts with their 'Greatest Hits' LP.

1982 Classix Nouveaux kicked off a 13-date UK tour at St Albans City Hall.

1986 Prince became only the 5th songwriter to have two top ten hits at the same time. The songs were "Kiss" (Prince and the Revolution) and "Manic Monday" (Bangles).

1986 George Michael was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'A Different Corner', the singers second solo No.1.

1988 Sonny Bono was inaugurated as the Mayor of Palm Springs, CA.

1989 The Pixies kicked off a 19-date UK tour at The Top Rank, Brighton.

1989 Madonna’s Like a Prayer is No 1 in the US singles charts.

1990 The TV movie "Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys" aired on ABC.

1990 On BBC- TV's 'French and Saunders' show, a comedy courthouse sketch featuring, Mark Knopfler, Dave Gilmour, Lemmy, Mark king and Gary Moore. The sketch ended with all the guitarists jamming together.

1991 Michael Bolton released "Time, Love and Tenderness."

1995 Following in the footsteps of idols like Tony Bennet and Martin Mull, David Bowie exhibits his paintings at a gallery in South London to decidedly mixed reviews.

1995 The Stone Roses played their first gig in five years when the appeared at The Rockerfella Club, Oslo, Norway.

1998 Robbie Williams started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Life Thru A Lens.'

1998 Popular Italian singer Andrea Bocelli makes a firm move toward dedicating his career to opera when he performs for Bill and Hillary Clinton. Bocelli performs a concert of popular operatic arias with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

2000 Britain's Daily Express won the right from the Court of Appeal to keep their source a secret. Elton John had sued for the name of the source that had leaked information about his forthcoming action against PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

2000 Phil Collins won ?250,000 in a high court case over royalties with two former members of his band. The judge ruled that they had been overpaid in error but because the two musicians had no other income they would not have to pay it back.

2002 police were investigating how tracks from the forthcoming Oasis album 'Heathen Chemistry' had been illegally circulated on the Internet. They thought the person responsible had access to their private recording sessions.

2005 It was announced that two 30-second television commercials designed to attract vacationing families to Graceland to experience the "real" Elvis Presley would air nationally in the US starting in April 2006. It was the first time in the history of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. that the company has used television advertising to promote Graceland tourism.

2006 BBC TV in the UK aired The McCartneys v The Fur Trade a programe following the couples anti-fur trade protests.
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