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Births
1933 Willie Nelson, US country singer, actor, (1982 US No.5 single 'Always On My Mind', 1984 UK No.17 single 'To All The Girls I've Loved Before'). Wrote country classic 'Crazy' hit for Patsy Cline.

1943 Bobby Vee, US singer, (1961 US No.1 single & UK No.3 single 'Take Good Care Of My Baby').

1948 Wayne Kramer, MC5, (1969 album 'Kick Out The Jams').

1951 Des Tong, bass, Sad Cafe, (1979 UK No.3 single 'Every Day Hurts').

1953 Merrill Osmond, The Osmonds, (1971 US No.1 single 'One Bad Apple', 1974 UKNo.1 single 'Love Me For A Reason' plus nine other US & UK top 40 singles).

1962 Robert Reynolds, bass, The Mavericks, US country rock group, (1998 UK No.4 single 'Dance The Night Away').

1967 Turbo B, Snap! (1990 UK No.1 single 'The Power').

1968 Ben Ayres, guitar, vocals, Cornershop, (1998 UK No.1 single ‘Brimful Of Asher’).

1969 Paulo 'Destructor' JR, Sepultura, (1996 UK No.19 single 'Roots Bloody Roots').

1971 Darren Emerson, keyboards, Underworld, (1996 UK No.2 single 'Born Slippy').

1971 Chris Henderson, guitarist, 3 Doors Down, (2003 US No.4 single ‘When I’m Gone’, 2005 US No.1 album ‘Seventeen Days’).

1982 Cleo Higgins, vocals, Cleopatra, (1998 UK No.3 single 'Cleopatra's Theme').

1982 Lloyd Banks, (Christopher Lloyd), US singer, rapper, G-Unit , solo, (2004 US No.1 album ‘The Hunger For More’).

1987 Nikki Webster, Australian singer and model, (2001 Australian No.2 single ‘Strawberry Kisses’). Performed at the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony.


Deaths
1968 Frankie Lymon, of the Teenagers dies of a herion overdose.

1982 Rock critic Lester Bangs died of a heart attack aged 33. Bangs worked for Rolling Stone, Creem and The Village Voice.

1983 Blues legend Muddy Waters died aged 68.

1983 Andy Cavaliere manager of Steve Winwood died of a heart attack aged 36.

1999 Darrell Sweet (Nazareth) died of a heart attack as the band arrived for a show in New Albany, IN.


Events
1940 Jimmy Dorsey and his band recorded the song "Contrasts."

1956 Ronnie Hilton was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'No Other Love.' Hilton scored a total of 18 UK Top 40 hits during his career.

1957 Elvis recorded "Jailhouse Rock."

1958 Brooklyn born Carole King's first single, "The Right Girl," is released.

1960 The Everly Brothers started a seven week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Cathy's Clown', giving Warner Bros a No.1 with their first release.

1964 During a UK tour The Beatles played two shows at The Odeon Cinema in Glasgow. They were also interviewd by BBC Scotland and STV for the evening news programs.

1965 The Kinks began their first British tour.

1965 Herman's Hermits and the Zombies began their first U.S. tour.

1965 This was the first night of a twice-nightly UK package tour with The Yardbirds, The Kinks and Goldie & The Gingerbreads, at The Adelphi Cinema, Slough, England.

1966 The Rolling Stones 4th album 'Aftermath' went to No.1 on the UK chart.

1966 The Young Rascals went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Good Lovin'. The song had been a hit for The Olympics the year before.

1968 BBC TV launched The Cilla Black Show making Cilla the first British female performer to have her own TV show. The theme song, ‘Step Inside Love’, was written by Paul McCartney.

1976 The Who's drummer Keith Moon paid nine cab drivers to block-off both ends of a New York street so he could throw the contents of his hotel room out of the window.

1977 Led Zeppelin broke a new world attendance record at a concert when they played to 76,229 people at a gig at the Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan. The Who held the previous record at the same venue with 75,962 people.

1977 Glen Campbell went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Southern Nights', his second US No.1.

1978 An Anti Nazi League Benefit concert at London's Victoria Park featuring The Clash, Steel Pulse, X Ray Spex and the Tom Robinson Band.

1980 The film "McVicar," which starred Roger Daltrey and Adam Faith, premiered.

1983 The original Manfred Mann reunited for a London concert.

1983 Michael Jackson started a 3 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Beat It', his 5th solo US No.1, it made No.3 in the UK.

1985 Spandau Ballet have their only UK No.1 single with 'True'.

1985 Phil Collins released "Sussudio."

1987 Madonna's "La Isla Bonita" became her 11th consecutive top five single.

1987 The Beatles' "Help!", "Rubber Soul" and "Revolver" were released on compact disc.

1988 Erasure went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their 3rd LP 'The Innocents'.

1988 S-Express were at No.1 in the UK with the single 'Theme From S-Express'.

1990 Prince played a concert at Rupert's Night-club, Minneapolis with the $100 a head ticket proceeds all going to the family of his former bodyguard Charles 'Big Chick.' Huntsberry who had died from a heart attack.

1991 Nirvana signed a deal with Geffen Records.

1992 Madonna's bustier was stolen from Fredrick's Of Hollywood. A $1,000 reward was offered for its return.

1993 Virgin radio went on the air in London.

1994 Brendan O'Hare, drummer for Teenage Fanclub, leaves the band.

1994 The Cranberries cancel a UK tour when singer Dolores O'Riordon injures her knee on the ski slopes.

1998 Boyzone singer Ronan Keating married Yvonne Connolly on the Caribbean island Nevis.

1998 The Oak Ridge Boys performed in Washington, DC, at the 50th anniversary ceremony of the American Red Cross' blood services.

1999 The three former members of Spandau Ballet lost a court case against band songwriter Gary Kemp. They had claimed they were owed 1 million pounds in lost royalties. The Judge said he had become a fan of the bands during the case.

2001 A light aircraft carrying Sting went off the runway as it landed in Florence. None of the four aboard, Sting a friend and two pilots were hurt. Brake failure was suspected as the cause of the accident.

2004 new child abuse charges were made against Michael Jackson including a count of conspiracy, covering allegations of child abduction, extortion and false imprisonment. A new court date of May 28th 2004 was set.

2005 The Dave Matthews Band agreed to pay $200,000 (?105,000) after their tour bus dumped human waste on a boatload of tourists in Chicago in August 2004. Bus driver Stefan Wohl who was alone on board the bus at the time the sewage was dumped was fined $10,000 (?5,200), the band had already donated $100,000 (?54,252) to two groups that protect the Chicago River and its surrounding area. The Dave Matthews Band offered their "deepest apologies" to more than 100 boat passengers who were on an architectural tour.

2006 Gnarls Barkley went to No.1 on the UK abum chart with 'St Elsewhere' the duo's debut album which was also a US No.4 hit.
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