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Births
1937 Johnnie Taylor, soul singer, (1976 US No.1 UK No.25 single 'Disco Lady').

1942 Tammy Wynette, US Country singer, 1968 US No.19 and 1975 UK No.1 single 'Stand By Your Man'. She died on 7th April 1998.

1942 Jim King, Family, (1971 UK No.4 single 'In My Own Time').

1948 Bill Ward, drums, Black Sabbath, (1970 UK No.4 single 'Paranoid'). The bands self-titled album was voted as the best British rock albums ever by Kerrang! in 2005.

1950 Eddy Amoo, The Real Thing, (1976 UK No.1 single 'You To Me Are Everything').

1951 Rex Goh, guitar, Air Supply, (1980 UK No.11 single 'All Out Of Love', 1981 US No.1 single 'The One That You Love').

1954 Pete Erskine, percussion, Weather Report, (1976 hit 'Birdland').

1957 Thereza Bazar, singer, Dollar, (1981 UK No.4 single 'Mirror Mirror').

1959 Ian McCulloch, Echo And The Bunnymen, (1983 UK No.8 single 'The Cutter').

1961 Sean McLuskey, Jo Boxers, (1983 UK No.3 single 'Boxer Beat').

1962 Gary Daly, vocals, China Crisis, (1984 UK No.9 single 'Wishful Thinking').

1962 Kevin Paul Mooney, bass, Adam And The Ants, (1981 UK No.1 single 'Stand And Deliver' plus 15 other UK Top 40 singles).

1964 Kevin Saunderson, Inner City, (1989 UK No.4 single 'Good Life').

1981 Craig David, UK singer, (2000 UK No.1 single, 'Fill Me In', 2000 UK No.1 album 'Born To Do It' spent 50 weeks on the chart.

1981 Jesse Colburn, guitarist. Closet Monster and Avril Lavigne's band from 2002 to 2003.

1988 Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, (Adele), English soul and jazz singer, (2008 UK No.1 album ‘19’, 2008 UK No.2 single ‘Chasing Pavements’).

1989 Chris Brown, US singer, had the 2005 US No.1 with his debut release ‘Run It’


Deaths
1972 Blind blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis died of a heart attack aged 76.


Events
1900 "The Billboard" (later called "Billboard") began weekly publication instead of monthly after six years of publication.

1955 The musical "Damn Yankees" opened in New York City. It ran for 1,019 performances.

1956 Elvis Presley scored his first US No.1 single and album when 'Heartbreak Hotel' went to the top of the charts. His debut album also went to No.1.

1962 Chris Montez recorded "Let's Dance."

1962 The Shirelles started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Soldier Boy', it made No.23 in the UK.

1962 The soundtrack to West Side Story went to No.1 on the US album chart. It went on to spend a total of 54 weeks at the No.1 position.

1963 on a recommendation by George Harrison, Dick Rowe Head of A&R at Decca records, (and the man who turned down The Beatles), went to see The Rolling Stones play at Crawdaddy Club, London. The band were signed to the label within a week.

1966 Manfred Mann were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Pretty Flamingo'.

1968 Buffalo Springfield performed their final concert in Long Beach, CA.

1968 Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Bad Moon Rising" was released.

1969 Stevie Wonder met President Nixon at the White House.

1969 The Beatles single 'Get Back' was released in the US.

1972 Paul Simon, Chicago and Carol King performed at a benefit for U.S. Presidential candidate George McGovern.

1972 The first day of the three day Bickershaw Festival, Wigan, England, with The Grateful Dead, Dr John, Donovan, The Kinks, Captain Beefheart, Hawkwind, America, Family, Country Joe MacDonald, Wishbone Ash, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Brinsley Schwarz and the Flamin Groovies.

1973 David Bowie scored his first UK No.1 album when 'Aladdin Sane' started a five-week run at the top, featuring the single 'Drive In Saturday'.

1973 Elvis Presley went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite'.

1974 Appearing at CBGB’S, New York City, Television, supported by The Stillettoes (Blondie).

1978 Appearing live at Liverpool University, England, The Buzzcocks, The Slits and Penetration.

1979 Peaches and Herb started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Reunited', it made No.4 in the UK.


1979 On the last date of a US tour. The Boomtown Rats appeared at The Palladium in New York.

1983 The Stranglers 'Golden Brown' was named most performed work of 1982 at the 28th Ivor Novello Awards.

1984 Chrissi Hynde (Pretenders) and Jim Kerr (Simple Minds) were married.

1984 Duran Duran were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Reflex', the groups second No.1.

1987 Over 130 Girls fainted during a gig by Curiosity Killed The Cat in Liverpool.

1986 It was announced that Cleveland, Ohio, had been chosen as the city where the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame would be built.

1990 The John Lennon tribute concert was held at the Pier Head Arena in Merseyside, featuring Lenny Kravitz, Al Green, Joe Cocker, The Christians, Kylie Minogue, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Deacon Blue, Lou Reed, Joe Walsh and Wet Wet Wet.

1990 During a North American tour Nirvana appeared at the Einstein-A-Go-Go in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

1992 Radiohead released 'The Drill EP', their first record in the UK.

1995 Former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler was arraigned on a felony count of possession of heroin, as well as 2 misdemeanor drug charges.

1996 Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan received both a public apology and a donation of $12,750 to the Warchild charity from The Sport newspaper after they ran a story claiming she had performed a gig in Hamburg without wearing any underwear.

1996 Rage Against The Machine went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Evil Empire'.

1997 Management company Ignition sent emails to over 100 Oasis unofficial websites threatening legal action over their alleged unlawful breach of copyright over Oasis music featured on the sites.

1998 The Michigan state legislature introduced a bill that would limit concert attendance by minors under the age of 18.

1999 Garth Brooks was named artist of the decade at the 34 annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

2000 Rod Stewart had a one-hour throat operation at Cedar Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles to remove a growth on his thyroid. The growth turns out to be benign.

2002 Australian actress & singer Holly Valance went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Kiss Kiss.'

2002 UK band Doves scored their first UK No.1 album with ‘The Last Broadcast.’

2002 Kenny Chesney was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘No Shoes, No Shirt.’

2003 UK Holiday camp operator Butlins introduced a new system of rhyming slang at bingo halls in an attempt to bring the game up-to-date. Pop stars Jennifer Lopez and Gareth Gates became new catchphrases for the callers, 'Gareth Gates' (Cool and 'J-Lo's bum' (71). Other additions include 'stroppy teen' (15) and 'feng shui' (53).

2005 Justin Timberlake underwent an operation at Los Angeles' Cedars Sinai Hospitalto remove nodules from his throat.
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