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Births
1939 Jimmy Ruffin, (1974 UK No.4 single 'What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted').

1939 Johnny Maestro, Brooklyn Bridge, (1969 US No.3 single, 'Worst That Could Happen').

1942 Derek Taylor press officer for The Beatles also worked with Beach Boys and The Byrds. Taylor died on 10th September 1997.

1943 Rick Westwood, guitarist, Brian Poole and the Tremeloes, (1967 UK No.1 & US No.11 single 'Silence Is Golden').

1943 Thelma Houston, US soul singer, (1977 US No.1 & UK No.13 single 'Don't Leave Me This Way').

1945 Christy Moore, Irish singer, songwriter, Planxty, solo,

1946 Bill Danoff, Starland Vocal Band, (1976 US No.1 & UK No.18 single 'Afternoon Delight').

1946 Jerry Nolan, drums, The New York Dolls, 1973 album 'New York Dolls'. Nolan died on 14th January 1992 from a fatal stroke.

1948 Pete Wingfield, singer, Pianist and producer, (1975 UK No.7 and US No.15 single 'Eighteen With A Bullet')

1949 Keith, (James Keefer), US singer, (1967 US No.7 and UK No.24 single '98.6').

1950 Prairie Prince, drums, The Tubes, (1977 UK No.28 single 'White Punks On Dope', 1983 US No.10 single 'She's A Beauty).

1960 Anne Dudley, Art Of Noise, (1988 UK No.5 single with Tom Jones 'Kiss').

1961 Phil Campbell, Motorhead, (1980 UK No.15 single 'Ace Of Spades').

1969 Eagle Eye Cherry, (1998 UK No.6 single 'Save Tonight').

1986 Matt Helders, drummer, Arctic Monkeys, (2005, UK No.1 single ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’, 2006 UK No.1 album ‘Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not’).


Deaths
1992 Nigel Preston drummer with The Cult died in London.

1998 Eddie Rabbitt, US singer, songwriter died of lung cancer. (1981 US No.1 & UK No.53 single 'I Love A Rainy Night'. Elvis, Dr Hook & Tom Jones recorded his songs.


Events
1941 Glenn Miller and His Orchestra recorded "Chattanooga Choo Choo."

1955 "Rock Around The Clock" was released by Bill Haley & His Comets.

1958 Van Cliburn signed an artist’s contract with RCA Victor Records.

1964 The Searchers had their third UK No.1 single with 'Don't Throw Your Love Away.'

1966 The Mamas and the Papas started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Monday Monday', it made No.3 in the UK.

1967 Jimi Hendrix played two shows at London's Saville Theatre. Ringo Starr, Brian Jones and members of The Beach Boys and The Moody Blues were in the audience.

1968 Aretha Franklin recorded a live album in Paris.

1968 Reginald Dwight decided to change his name to Elton John.

1972 Reginald Dwight changed his name by Deed poll to Elton Hercules John.

1972 The Rolling Stones released the second album on their own label, 'Exile on Main Street' featuring two hit singles, 'Tumbling Dice' and 'Happy'.

1977 Deniece Williams (former backing singer with Stevie Wonder) went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Free.'

1977 The Eagles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Hotel California', the groups 4th US No.1, it made No.8 in the UK.

1978 90,000 tickets were sold in eight hours for Bob Dylans forthcoming London dates.

1979 Joy Division signs a record deal with Manchester's Factory Records.

1982 Diana Ross received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1983 Paul Weller unveiled his new group Style Council at an anti nuclear benefit gig in London.

1988 Terence Trent D'arby went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Wishing Well', a No.4 hit in the UK.

1991 A judge in Macon, Georgia dismissed a wrongful death suit against Ozzy Osbourne. A local couple failed to prove their son was inspired to attempt suicide by Ozzy's music.

1992 A leather Jacket worn by John Lennon during 1960-1963, was sold at Christies, London, for ?24,200.

1994 Tony Dibart was at No.1 in the UK with the single 'The Real Thing.'

1994 The band, Verve, changes it's name to The Verve, to avoid a legal suite by the American jazz label of the same name.

1998 Thousands of fans shut down central Tokyo after the suicide of Hideto "Hide" Matsumoto (X-Japan).

1998 Steve Perry left Journey.

1999 Lisa Stansfield made her film debut in the U.K. The film was the comedy "Swing."

2000 Britney Spears went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Oops! I Did It Again.'

2003 Pete Townshend was cleared of possessing pornographic images of children. He was placed on a national register of *** offenders for five years. Police determined that he did not possess images of child abuse but that he was guilty of accessing a child pornography Internet site in 1999.

2003 A US surgeon sued 50 Cent over an unpaid medical bill. The doctor claimed 50 Cent and his friend turned up at a hospital with multiple gunshot wounds in 2000, but said the rapper never paid the ?20,000 he owed for treatment despite being asked several times.

2003 A Los Angeles federal jury recommended a $1.5 million award to a British record company that sued rapper-producer Dr Dre for song plagiarism. London-based Minder Music Ltd. sued Dre in 2000, claiming his 1999 song, ‘Let's Get High,’ used the bass line of The Fatback's 1980 song, ‘Backstroking’ which was featured on Dre's successful ‘2001’ album, which sold 9 million copies worldwide.

2004 A planning inquiry hearing Madonna's appeal to ban ramblers from parts of her ?9m country estate heard details of the land's make-up. The pop star claimed 100 acres of land at the 1,200-acre Ashcombe House estate had been inaccurately classified as open country. Madonna was appealing against the classification in a hearing. Under the act, people would have the right to access any land registered on the final map as open country- mountain, moor, heath or down.

2006 Snow Patrol went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Eyes Open' the bands fourth album. Also a No.1 in Ireland, and Australia and a No. 27 hit on the US Chart. The bands first album 'Songs For Polarbears' peaked at No.143 when released in 1998.
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