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1921 Latin jazz percussionist Candido Camero born in Havana, Cuba.

1922 Jazz musician and bandleader Charles Mingus, died 5th January 1979 aged 56. His final project was collaboration with Joni Mitchell 'Mingus.'

1936 Glen Campbell, country singer, songwriter, actor, TV presenter. Worked as a session player with Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and The Beach Boys. Scored the 1969 solo UK No.7 single 'Wichita Lineman' and 1975 US No.1 single 'Rhinestone Cowboy'.

1937 Jack Nitzche, producer, songwriter. Produced The Rolling Stones, Neil Young and The Walker Brothers. Co-wrote, 'Up Where We Belong' and 'Needles And Pins.' Died of a heart attack on 25th August 2000.

1939 Simon Napier- Bell, UK manager of Wham! T Rex and Japan.

1944 Drummer Howard Wyeth, Worked with Bob Dylan, Don McLean, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell. He died of a heart attack 27th March 1996.

1950 Peter Frampton, guitar, vocals, The Herd, (1968 UK No.5 single 'I Don't Want Our Loving To Die'), Humble Pie, (1969 UK No.4 single 'Natural Born Bugie') & solo, (1976 UK No.10 single 'Show Me The Way'). Worked with David Bowie, George Harrison, Harry Nilsson.

1951 Paul Carrack, keyboards, guitar, vocals, Ace, (1974 UK No.20 single 'How Long') Squeeze, (1981 UK No.41 single 'Tempted'), Mike And The Mechanics, (1989 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'The Living years') and solo hits.

1950 Guitarist/pop star Peter Frampton born.

1955 Mixmaster, producer, early hip-hop champion and Artist Arthur Baker born in New York City.

1956 Kenny Lyons, The Lemonheads, (1993 UK No.14 single 'Into Your Arms').

1969 Craig Logan, Bros, (1988 UK No.1 single 'I Owe You Nothing', plus 10 other UK Top singles).

1974 Shavo Odadjian, bassist, System of a Down, (2005 US No.1 & UK No.2 album ‘Mezmerize’).

1979 Daniel Johns, Silverchair, (1997 Australian No.1 & UK No.34 single 'Freak', 1995 Australian No.1 album 'Frogstomp' plus three other Australian No.1 albums).

1984 Amelle Berrabah, Sugababes. (replaced co-founding member Mutya Buena in December 2005), 2007 UK No.1 single ‘About You Now.’

1962 Jerry Lee Lewis's 3-year-old son drowned.

2003 Songwriter Felice Bryant died of cancer. Wrote many hits with her husband Boudleaux including; The Everly Brothers, 'Bye Bye Love', 'All I Have To Do Is Dream', 'Wake Up Little Susie' and 'Raining In My Heart' a hit for Buddy Holly. Other acts to record their song include Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Tony Bennett, Simon & Garfunkel, Sarah Vaughan, Grateful Dead, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Beach Boys, Roy Orbison, Elvis Costello, Count Basie, Dean Martin, Ruth Brown, Cher, R.E.M. and Ray Charles.

1956 Elvis Presley made his Las Vegas debut at the Frontier Hotel.

1959 The movie "Go Johnny Go" premiered.

1964 The President of The National Federation Of Hairdressers, offered a free haircut to the next No.1 group in the pop charts, he said," The Rolling Stones are the worst, one of them looks as if he's got a feather duster on his head"

1965 The Beatles had their 7th No.1 UK single with 'Ticket To Ride'.

1966 "Wild Thing" by the Troggs is released in the US. It was written by Chip Taylor, brother of actor Jon Voight.

1967 In the 'most popular Monkee' poll conducted in the music paper Disc & Music Echo, Davy Jones received 63% of the votes, Mickey Dolenz 22%, Peter Tork 8% and Mike Nesmith 7%.

1968 Herb Alpert debuted "This Guy's in Love With You" on his CBS-TV special.

1969 On the roof of the Apple building in London, John Lennon changed his middle name from Winston to Ono.

1969 The Carpenters signed with A&M Records.

1969 The Who gave their first complete live performance of the rock opera "Tommy" at a show in Dolton, England.

1972 Deep Purple had their 2nd UK No.1 album with 'Machine Head'.

1974 Tina Turner started filming in the role of Acid Queen in the Who's film "Tommy."

1976 Johnnie Taylor's "Disco Lady" became the first single to sell over 2 million copies.

1977 The Jam released their first single 'In The City', which peaked at No. 40 in the UK charts (they achieved 17 other top 40 hits including 4 No.1s).

1978 Bob Marley and the Wailers performed at the One Love Peace Concert in Jamaica. It was Marley's first public appearance in Jamaica since being wounded in an assassination attempt a year and a half earlier.

1978 John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd made their first appearance as The Blues Brothers on NBC's "Saturday Night Live."

1979 Keith Richards and his band, the New Barbarians, featuring Richards, Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagan, Stanley Clarke, and Ziggy Modeliste, play a benefit concert for the Canadian National Institute in Ottowa as part of Richards' sentence.

1981 Eric Clapton was hospitalised with injuries from a car crash.

1985 Prince released the album "Around The World In a Day." It was his first release after "Purple Rain."

1989 Guns N' Roses released "Patience."

1989 Madonna started a 3 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Like A Prayer', her 7th US No.1, also a No.1 in the UK.

1990 Earth Day is celebrated in New York Cit's Central Park as 750,000 hear the B-52s.

1991 The Dave Matthews Band played their first ever-live show when they appeared at The Earth Day festival in Charlottesville, Virginia.

1993 The Who's Tommy opened on Broadway at The St James Theatre.

1994 Andrew Fletcher drops out of some Depeche Mode tour dates to attend to personal business matters and be with his wife for the birth of their second child.

1998 It was announced that Faith No More was breaking up.

2001 Wheatus kicked off a 12-date UK tour at Northampton Roadmenders.

2003 The Madonna album "American Life" was released.

2006 Rascal Flatts started a three week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Me and My Gang’ the American country pop groups fifth album.

2007 Avril Lavigne went to No.1 on the UK album chart with her third album 'The Best Damn Thing', also a No.1 on the US chart.
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