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Births
1942 Barbra Streisand, singer, actress, (1974 US No.1 & UK No.31 single 'The Way We Were', 1980 UK & US No.1 single 'Woman In Love' plus over 10 other UK Top 40 singles and 4 other US No.1's).

1945 Doug Clifford, drums, Creedence Clearwater Revival, (1969 UK No.1 and US No.2 single 'Bad Moon Rising' plus 11 other US Top 40 singles, 1970 US & UK No.1 album 'Cosmo's Factory').

1947 Glenn Cornick, bass guitar, Jethro Tull, (1969 UK No.3 and US No.11 single 'Living In The Past').

1947 Ann Kelly, The Hues Corporation, (1974, US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'Rock The Boat').

1948 Steve York, Manfred Mann, (1964 UK & US No.1 single 'Do Wah Diddy Diddy').

1957 David Jay, Bauhaus, (1982 UK No.15 single 'Ziggy Stardust') also a member of Love & Rockets.

1958 Boris Williams, drums, The Cure, (1992 UK No.6 single 'Friday I'm In Love' plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles).

1960 Paula Yates, presenter on UK music TV show The Tube, ex-wife of Sir Bob Geldof and girlfriend of INXS singer Michael Hutchence. She died on September 17th 2000.

1963 Billy Gould, Faith No More, (1993 UK No.3 and US No.4 single 'I'm Easy').

1964 Paul Ryder, bass, Happy Mondays, (1990 UK No.5 single 'Step On').

1967 Patty Schemel, Hole, (1995 UK No.16 single 'Doll Parts').

1967 Shannon Larkin, drummer, Ugly Kid Joe, Godsmack, (2003, US No.1 album ‘Faceless’, 2006 US No.1 album ‘IV’).

1968 Aaron Comess, drums, The Spin Doctors, (1993 UK No.3 & US No.7 single 'Two Princes').

1971 Jasbinder Mann (Jas Mann) musician, producer, 1996 UK No.1 single 'Spaceman', No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Spaceman', the fastest selling non-charity single ever. (420,000 copies in 6 days). The song was used as the backing for a Levi Jeans TV commercial.

1974 Brian Marshall, bassist, Creed, (2001 US No.1 & UK No.13 single 'With Arms Wide Open', 2002 US No.1 album, 'Weathered').

1982 Kelly Clarkson, singer, winner of the US TV show Pop Idol, (2002 US No.1 single 'A Moment Like This').


Events
1934 The pipeless organ was patented by Laurens Hammond.

1936 Benny Goodman and his trio recorded "China Boy."

1955 Perez Prado was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White'. Also a US No.1.

1957 Ricky Nelson's first record, "Teenager's Romance," was released.

1959 "Your Hit Parade" aired for the last time. The show had been on since 1935.

1959 Buddy Holly was at No.1 in the UK with the single 'It Doesn't Matter Anymore'.

1961 Bob Dylan played harmonica on the Harry Belafonte's song 'Calypso King'. He was paid a $50 session fee. It was his recording debut.

1961 Del Shannon started a 4 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Runaway', also a No.1 in the UK. Del was the first person to have a hit with a Beatles song in the US with his version of 'From Me To You'.

1964 As a protest against US military spending, folksinger Joan Baez refuses to pay 60% of her income tax.

1965 Beatles manager Brian Epstein won an album when a letter he wrote to music weekly 'Melody Maker' informing its readers that Paul McCartney played lead guitar on 'Ticket To Ride' was published.

1965 Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Game Of Love', it made No.2 in the UK. Wayne took his name from DJ Fontana Elvis's drummer, Eric Stewart guitarist in the Mindbenders went on join Hotlegs and 10CC.

1968 Apple Records turned down an offer to sign new artist David Bowie.

1968 Keith Moon of The Who drove his Lincoln car into a Holiday Inn swimming pool during one of is infamous wild parties.

1968 Louis Armstrong was at No.1 in the UK with the single 'What A Wonderful World / Cabaret'.

1968 Eenjoying a wild birthday party Keith Moon drummer with The Who drove his Lincoln car into a Holiday Inn swimming pool.

1971 Crosby Stills Nash & Young went to No.1 on the US album chart with '4 Way Street.'

1974 David Bowie releases Diamond Dogs in the US.

1976 Led Zeppelin had their 6th No.1 UK album when 'Presence' went to the top. Also No.1 in the US.

1976 'Wings At The Speed Of Sound', started a 8 week run at No.1 in the US album charts.

1976 Paul and Linda McCartney spent the evening with John Lennon at his New York Dakota apartment and watched Saturday Night Live on TV. Producer of the show Lorne Michaels made an offer on air asking The Beatles to turn up and play three songs live. Lennon and McCartney thought about taking a cab to the studio, but decided they were too tired. This we the last time Lennon and McCartney were together.

1977 Joan Baez and Santana perform for the inmates of Soledad Prison in CA.

1977 Talking Heads began its first European tour, supporting the Ramones.

1979 Ray Charles’ ‘Georgia On My Mind’ was proclaimed the state song of Georgia.

1981 New Order started work on their first album at Strawberry Studios in Stockport.

1982 Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Ebony And Ivory.' This was McCartney's 24th No.1 hit single as a songwriter.

1982 Status Quo scored their fourth UK No.1 album with '1982'.

1984 Jerry Lee Lewis married wife number six, 22 year old Kerrie McCarver.

1984 In San Francisco director Jonathan Demme priemiers his long form video as film, Stop Making Sense, starring the Talking Heads.

1984 R.E.M. kicked off a 7-date UK tour at the Tin Can Club, Birmingham, England, the bands first full UK tour.

1985 RKO Home Video released six black and white film classics starring Fred Astaire.

1990 The road crew for Roger Waters discovered an unexploded World War II era bomb while constructing the set for "The Wall" concert in Potsdamer Platz, Germany.

1992 Wilson Pickett was arrested after running into an 86 year old man and was charged with driving with open bottles of alcohol in his car.

1992 David Bowies weds Sudanese supermodel Iman in a civil ceremony in Switzerland.

1992 "Elvis -- The Great Performances" aired on CBS-TV.

1992 Wilson Pickett was arrested after running into an 86 year old man and yelling death threats whilst driving his car over the mayor's front lawn in Englewood, New Jersey. Pickett was charged with driving with open bottles of alcohol in his car.

1993 Farm Aid 6 took place in Ames, Iowa.

1994 Madonna visited the San Antonio Spurs locker room to congratulate David Robinson on his 71-point performance.

1995 Oasis released the single 'Some Might Say' which gave the band their 1st UK No.1.

1996 It was announced that Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) was in a drug rehab and could not perform causing the cancellation of several shows.

2002 Jewel was thrown from a horse and suffered a broken collarbone and a rib.

2003 The first official UK download chart was compiled after the big five record companies- EMI, Warners, Sony, BMG and Universal combined for a Digital Download day. Over 150,000 computer users had downloaded 1.1m tracks. The Net Parade Top 3: No.3, Tatu, 'All The Things She Said', No, 2, Coldplay, 'Clocks' and No.1 Christina Aguilera, 'Beautiful.'

2004 Marion "Suge" Knight, the founder of Death Row records was released from Mule Creek State Prison in California after serving 10 months for breaking his parole on a 1997 assault. Knight was sent back to prison on 4 August for a second parole violation after he punched a parking attendant outside a Hollywood night-club in 2003.

2005 US singer Akon went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Trouble’. Mariah Carey was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Emancipation of Mimi.'

2007 Sheryl Crow said a ban on using too much toilet paper should be introduced to help the environment. The singer suggested using "only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where two to three could be required". Crowe made the comments on her website after touring the US on a biodiesel-powered bus to raise awareness about climate change. Crow had also designed a clothing line with what she called a "dining sleeve". The sleeve is detachable and can be replaced with another "dining sleeve" after the diner has used it to wipe his or her mouth.

2007 The Arctic Monkeys sold 85,000 copies of their new album ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’ on its first day in UK shops, putting it on course to be the year's fastest-selling new release.

2007 Aides to George Bush were told they couldn’t book a luxury five star hotel suite because Mick Jagger had already booked it during The Rolling Stones current world tour. Jagger had splashed out 3,600 pounds a night for the suite at the five-star Imperial Hotel in Vienna, Austria, in advance of the band appearing in Vienna. President Bush had sent US secret service agents to vet the hotel before finding it was booked.
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