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1933 Mike Stoller, (Leiber &), songwriter, and producer for Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, The Monkees, Cliff Richard.

1941 Joe Brown, UK singer, actor, (1962 UK No.2 single 'A Picture Of You').

1941 Ritchie Valens, US singer, (1958 US No.2 and 1959 UK No.29 single 'Donna'). Valens died on 3rd February 1959.

1943 Mary Wells, US singer, (1964 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'My Guy', written by Smokey Robinson). Wells died of cancer on 26th July 1992.

1945 Magic Dick, harmonica, The J Geils Band, (1982 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Centerfold').

1945 Keyboardist Ian McLagan, known for his work with the Small Faces and the Faces, born.

1947 Overend Watts, bass, Mott The Hoople, (1972 UK No.3 and US No. 37 single 'All The Young Dudes').

1948 Steve Winwood, of Spencer Davis, Traffic, and solo work fame, born in Great Barr, Birmingham, UK.

1950 Danny Kirwan, Fleetwood Mac, (1969 UK No.1 single 'Albatross', left the band in 1972).

1950 Johnny Logan, Irish singer, (1980 UK No.1 single 'What's Another Year').

1950 Stevie Wonder, singer, songwriter, multi- instrumentalist, joined Motown in 61, 1963 US No.1 single, 'Fingertips', plus over 40 other US & UK Top 40 singles. 1976 US No.1 double album 'Songs In The Key Of Life'.

1951 Paul Thompson, drums, Roxy Music, (1972 UK No.4 single 'Virginia Plain' plus 15 other UK Top 40 singles).

1963 Julian Brookhouse, Curiosity Killed The Cat, (1989 UK No.14 single 'Name And Number').

1964 Lorraine McIntosh, vocals, Deacon Blue, (1988 UK No.8 single 'Real Gone Kid' plus over 15 other UK Top singles).

1966 Darius Rucker, Hootie & The Blowfish, (1995 US No.1 album 'Cracked Rear View' sold over 15m copies. 1995 UK No.50 single 'Hold My Hand').

1966 Alison Goldfrapp, English singer-songwriter, (2008 UK No.2 album ‘Seventh Tree’).

1979 Michael Madden, bass, Maroon 5, (2004 UK No.1 album ‘Songs About Jane’, 2004 US No.1 & UK No.4 single ‘She Will Be Loved’).

1981 US singer Joan Weber died aged 45. Had the 1954 US No.1 single 'Let Me Go Lover.'

1938 "When the Saints Go Marching In" was recorded by Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra.

1954 "The Pajama Game" made its debut on Broadway in New York City at the St. James Theatre.

1955 Elvis Presley's performance at Jacksonville, FL, became the first Presley show at which a riot ensued.

1957 Guy Mitchell was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Rock-A- Billy', the singers fourth and final UK No.1.

1958 Jerry Lee Lewis was granted a divorce from his second wife six months after marrying his third wife, Myra.

1966 The Kinks recorded "Sunny Afternoon."

1967 In the first use of quadrophonic sound in concert, Pink Floyd perform "Games For May" at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.

1967 The Supremes scored their 10th US No.1 (in 13 releases) when 'The Happening'. It was the last single to be released as the Supremes, from now on they were know as Diana Ross and the Supremes.

1967 The Monkees second album 'More Of The Monkees', went to No.1 on the UK charts for 1 week. (in 1967 only 4 albums reached No.1, 'The Sound Of Music', 'Sgt Pepper' and The Monkees 1st and 2nd albums).

1968 John Lennon and Paul McCartney gave a series of interviews to help launch Apple Corps in the US.

1970 Badfinger began recording "No Matter What."

1970 The Beatles film "Let it Be" premiered in New York.

1971 On his 21st birthday Stevie Wonder received all his childhood earnings. Despite having earned $30 million so far, he received only $1 million.

1971 Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane crashed her Mercedes into a wall near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and was hospitalised.

1971 Mick Jagger marries Bianca Perez Morena de Macias in St. Tropez. She remains "Bianca Jagger" long after the marriage ends.

1974 More than fifty people were hurt when youths started throwing bottles outside a Jackson 5 concert at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. 43 people were arrested.

1977 Dolly Parton made her New York City debut with a concert at the Bottom Line.

1977 Linda Ronstadt denied reports saying she had been offered $1 million to be photographed nude for a Hustler centerfold.

1978 Boney M started a 5 week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Rivers of Babylon'.

1978 Yvonne Elliman went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the Gibb brothers song 'If I Can't Have You'. The song was featured in the film 'Saturday Night Fever', it made No.4 in the UK.

1979 David Lee Roth from Van Halen, collapsed on stage during a concert in Spokane, Washington.

1981 Shakin' Stevens kicked off a 23-date UK tour at Birmingham's Odeon.

1984 "The Fantasticks" became the longest-running musical in theatre history with performance number 10,000. The show opened on May 3, 1960.

1985 Bruce Springsteen and Julianne Phillips were married. They separated in 1989.

1988 Fairground Attraction were at No.1 on the UK singles with 'Perfect'. The group featured Eddi Reader who had previously worked as a backing singer with the Eurythmics and Sandie Shaw.

1989 Bon Jovi went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I'll Be There For You', the groups 4th US No.1, a No.18 hit in the UK.

1989 Kylie Minogue was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with her second solo No.1 'Hand On Your Heart.'

1989 Simple Minds went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Street Fighting Years', their fourth No.1 album.

1993 The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bette Midler and Barry White were guest voices on the season finale of the "The Simpsons." The episode was entitled "Krusty Gets Kancelled."

1995 'Dreamer' by Livin' Joy went to No.1 on the UK singles chart for 1 week.

1996 Oasis became the fastest selling group in UK history after all 330,000 tickets for their summer shows sold out in just nine hours. The tickets for shows at Knebworth and Loch Lomand were priced at ?22.50

2000 Shaun Ryder's Volkswagen Corrado was found abandoned after being used as the getaway car. The former Happy Mondays singer's car was used in an armed robbery on Harry Ramsden's fish and chip restaurant in Manchester. ?7,000 cash was taken in the robbery.

2001 Destiny's Child started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Survivor'.

2002 Soul singer Dionne Warwick was arrested after baggage screeners at Miami International Airport allegedly found 11 suspected marijuana cigarettes in a lipstick container. The charges against her were later dropped.

2003 Michael Jackson launched a court case suing Motown Records. Jacko filed the lawsuit in LA, saying he hadn't been paid royalties due for the music he did with the Jackson Five in the 60s and 70s. The singer also claimed his music has been used in TV ads without his permission.

2003 Dressed as 18th century noblemen, The Darkness signed to East West Records.

2006 Godsmack were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘IV’ the American heavy metal bands second No.1 album.

2007 Brian May was under 24-hour security watch after a deranged man announced he was setting off to murder him - then disappeared. Police were hunting for a schizophrenic who left a letter behind at his home blaming the Queen guitarist for his illness. In it the man - said May was an "impostor" and that HE was the real rock star. He signed the letter "Brian May."

2007 Ne-Yo was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Because of You' the US R&B singers second No.1. The album featured the title track, a US No.2 and UK No.4 hit single.
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