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AlyssaPandora   you are very much welcome, thank you for your interest. Have a great Monday, as well as a great week. Take care and stay safe.  

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On this day in the history of music: 

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1957 - Buddy Holly
The Crickets  started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'That'll Be The Day'. It was also a No.3 hit in the US where it went on to sell over a million. The song was inspired by a trip to the movies by Holly, Jerry Allison and Sonny Curtis in June 1956. The John Wayne film The Searchers was playing and Wayne's frequently-used, world-weary catchphrase, "that'll be the day" inspired the young musicians.
 
1964 - Sonny and Cher
31 year old Salvatore Philip Bono married 18 year old Cherilyn Sarkisian La Pierre. For a time they performed together as Caesar and Cleo before changing the name of their act to Sonny and Cher. Their union lasted 12 years.
 
1966 - Four Tops
The  Four Tops  were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Reach Out I'll Be There.' The group's only UK No.1.
 
1969 - Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters was seriously injured in a car crash in Champagne, Illinois. Three people were killed in the accident.
 
1973 - Gladys Knight
Gladys Knight  and the Pips started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Midnight Train To Georgia'. It was the group's 18th Top 40 hit and first No.1. The record won the 1974 Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus and has become Knight's signature song.
 
1975 - Bruce Springsteen
After releasing the single and album  Bruce Springsteen  had the rare honor of simultaneous covers on both Time and Newsweek magazines in the US.
 
1977 - Baccara
Baccara were at No.1 in the UK singles chart with 'Yes Sir, I Can Boogie'. They were the first Spanish act to score a UK No.1, and first female duo to do so. 'Yes Sir, I Can Boogie' is also one of the thirty all-time singles to have sold 10 million (or more) copies worldwide.
 
 
1977 - Roy Estrada
American musician Roy Estrada known as a founding member of Little Feat and who also worked with  Frank Zappa  was convicted of sexual assault on a child. Estrada served six years in prison. In January 2012, he pleaded guilty to a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child which happened in March 2008. In the plea bargain agreement, he was sentenced to 25 years in prison and is not eligible for parole
 
1979 - Elton John
During a US tour  Elton John  collapsed on stage at Hollywood's Universal Amphitheatre suffering from exhaustion.
 
1980 - John Lennon
Mark Chapman bought a five-shot .38 special for $169. A little over six weeks later, he would use the gun to kill  John Lennon  outside his New York City apartment.
 
1980 - Steve Took
Former  T. Rex  member Steve Took, choked to death on a cherry stone, after some magic mushrooms he had eaten, numbed all sensation in his throat, he was aged 31. Took was also a member of The Deviants with Pink Fairies members Twink and Mick Farren.
 
1984 - Grateful Dead
During a US tour  Grateful Dead  allocated a specific recording area for fans to bootleg the show; tonight's gig was in Berkeley, California.
 
1988 - U2
U2's film 'Rattle And Hum', received its world wide premiere in the group's hometown Dublin.
 
1989 - Adam Clayton
U2  bass player Adam Clayton was convicted of a drink driving offence by a Dublin court after being found driving twice over the legal limit. He was fined £500 and banned from driving for 1 year
 
1992 - Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley  took his ex-manager to court claiming he had taken $75,000 through unauthorized personal expenses.
 
2000 - Lonnie Donegan
Lonnie Donegan went to Buckingham Palace to receive his MBE for his services to pop music. Lonnie pioneered Skiffle in the 1950s and inspired a generation of teenagers to start bands.
 
2003 - Scott Weiland
Scott Weiland singer with The Stone Temple Pilots was arrested on his birthday in Hollywood, California, after being involved in a traffic collision. He was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, but these charges were later dismissed after the singer successfully completed rehab and underwent subsequent drug tests.
 
2005 - 50 Cent
The distributor of rapper 50 Cent's new film said it would remove posters advertising the film after complaints they glorify gun violence. Posters for 'Get Rich or Die Tryin' showed 50 Cent holding a gun in his left hand and a microphone the other. Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich wrote to Paramount Pictures urging them to take down the posters. The company said it had taken down one poster near a Los Angeles nursery school, and planned to remove more.
 
2006 - Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse  released her second and final studio album Back to Black. The album spawned five singles: 'Rehab', 'You Know I'm No Good', 'Back to Black', 'Tears Dry on Their Own' and 'Love Is a Losing Game' and won Best Pop Vocal Album at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards. Back to Black sold 3.58 million copies in the UK alone, becoming the UK's second best-selling album of the 21st century. Worldwide, the album has sold over 20 million copies.
 
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2007 - Keith Richards
Keith Richards  marched with campaigners protesting against possible Sussex hospital cuts. The Stones guitarist joined 15,000 people for the walk through Chi Chester to oppose plans which could see St Richard's Hospital downgraded. A spokeswoman for the guitarist said: "Keith is a long-standing member of the West Wittering community and is pleased to lend his support to local efforts to save St Richard's Hospital.’
 
2007 - Moloko
Former Moloko singer Roisin Murphy was recovering in hospital after damaging her eye socket during a show in Russia. The singer hit her head on a chair during the show at Moscow's Ikra Club and was rushed to hospital for surgery. A spokesman said she lost "a lot of blood" and had severe concussion, but her vision was unaffected and she was "recovering well". 
 
2009 - Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton  pulled out of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert in New York City after he underwent an operation to remove gallstones. His place at the Madison Square Garden gig was taken by  Jeff Beck.
 
2013 - Lou Reed
Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed died at the age of 71. An admitted hard drinker and drug user for many years, he underwent a liver transplant in Cleveland in April 2013. Afterwards he claimed on his website to be 'bigger and stronger' than ever
 
2014 - The Pet Shop Boys
The Pet Shop Boys' 'Always On My Mind' was voted the top cover version of all time in a BBC Music vote. The song, written by John Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson, was first made famous by Brenda Lee and  Elvis Presley  in 1972.  Johnny Cash's  cover of Nine Inch Nails' 'Hurt' came in second place, followed by The Stranglers' version of Dionne Warwick's 'Walk On By'.  Jimi Hendrix's  take on  Bob Dylan's 'All Along The Watchtower' came fourth and  Jeff Buckley's  cover of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' completed the top five.
 
2014 - Sting
The Last Ship, Sting's musical about shipbuilding in north-east England, opened on Broadway. The former frontman with  The Police  described watching the opening night as "an out-of-body experience".  Billy Joel Bruce Springsteen  and  Blondie's  Deborah Harry were among the first night audience at the Neil Simon Theatre.
 
2016 - John Lennon
A letter  John Lennon  wrote to the  Queen  explaining why he was returning his MBE was found tucked in a record sleeve from a £10 car boot haul. The anonymous owner took the document to a valuation day at  The Beatles  Story in Liverpool and discovered it was worth about £60,000. Lennon had returned the MBE in protest at Britain's involvement in a civil war.
 
2019 - Lewis Capaldi
Scottish singer, songwriter Lewis Capaldi achieved his first No.1 single in the US with ‘Someone You Loved’ after the track had spent 23 weeks in the US charts before reaching the top. The singer celebrated by painting his face in the style of the Stars and Stripes.
 
Born on this day in the music world:
 
1933 - Floyd Cramer
Floyd Cramer, country piano player, (1961 UK No.1 single 'On The Rebound'). Worked with  Elvis Presley  on 'Heartbreak Hotel'  and other hits. Cramer died on 31st December 1997.
 
1949 - Garry Tallent
American musician and record producer Garry Tallent who is the bass player with the  Bruce Springsteen  E Street Band. He started playing with Springsteen in 1971 and as of 2013, and not counting Springsteen himself, Tallent is the only original member of the E Street Band remaining in the band.
 
1949 - Byron Allred
Byron Allred, keyboards, Steve Miller Band, (1974 US No.1 & 1990 UK No.1 single 'The Joker')
 
1951 - K. K. Downing
K. K. Downing, English guitarist and songwriter, and one of the founding members of the British heavy metal band Judas Priest. Downing officially left Judas Priest in 2011.
 
1953 - Peter Dodd
Peter Dodd, guitar, The Thompson Twins, (1984 UK No.2 single 'You Take Me Up', 1984 US No.3 single, 'Hold Me Now').
 
1958 - Hazell Dean
Hazell Dean, UK singer, (1988 UK No.4 single 'Who's Leaving Who').
 
1958 - Simon Le Bon
Simon Le Bon, vocals,  Duran Duran  who scored the 1983 UK No.1 single 'Is There Something I Should Know', plus 25 other UK Top 40 singles, and the 1984 US No.1 single 'The Reflex'. Le Bon is also a member of its offshoot Arcadia, who had the 1985 UK No.7 single 'Election Day'. Le Bon went to Pinner County Grammar School, the same school that  Elton John  attended some years earlier.
 
1967 - Scott Weiland
Scott Weiland, vocals, Stone Temple Pilots, (1993 UK No.23 single 'Plush'). Velvet  Revolver,  (2004 US No.1 & UK No.11 album 'Contraband'). Weiland has also established himself as a solo artist, releasing three studio albums, a cover album, and collaborations with several other musicians since 1998. Weiland died on December 3, 2015 after being found in cardiac arrest on his tour bus in Bloomington, Minnesota, just before he was scheduled to go on stage with his band The Wildabouts. He was 48 years old.
 
1984 - Kelly Osbourne
Kelly Osbourne (2002 UK No.3 single 'Papa Don't Preach', 2003 UK No.1 with  Ozzy Osbourne, 'Changes'.
 
That concludes "What happened on this day in history of music." Until tomorrow take care and stay safe. 
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1956 - Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley made his second appearance on US TV’s The Ed Sullivan Show, where the host presents him with a gold record for ‘Love Me Tender’.
 
1957 - Elvis Presley
After a show at the Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles, local police told Elvis Presley that he was not allowed to wiggle his hips onstage, the local press also ran headlines saying Elvis would have to clean up his act. The next night, the Los Angeles Vice Squad filmed his entire concert, to study his performance.
 
1958 - Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly appeared on **ahem** Clark's American Bandstand, where he lip-synched ‘It's So Easy’ and ‘Heartbeat’. It would be Holly's last major TV appearance.
 
1961 - Brian Epstein
Raymond Jones went into Liverpool's NEMS Record store trying to buy The Beatles records that had been released in Germany. Shop manager Brian Epstein promised to investigate further.
 
1962 - The Beatles
The Beatles played at the Empire in Liverpool, their first gig at Liverpool's top theatre. Eight acts were on the bill including Little Richard, Craig Douglas, Jet Harris and Kenny Lynch & Sounds Incorporated.
 
1964 - Smokey Robinson
The first of two nights billed as the 'Tami Show' took place at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica with; Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and The Rolling Stones.
 
1967 - Diana Ross
'Diana Ross and The Supremes Greatest Hits' started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart. Although original member Florence Ballard is pictured on the cover and sings on all the tracks, by the time the LP was released, she had been fired from the group and replaced by Cindy Birdsong.
 
1972 - Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder released his 15th studio album Talking Book. The album's first track, 'You Are the Sunshine of My Life', hit No.1 on the Billboard charts, and earned Wonder his first Grammy Award. The album featured a guest appearance of Jeff Beck on the track 'Superstition'.
 
1972 - The Who
The United States Council for World Affairs announced it was adopting The Who song 'Join Together' as it's official theme tune.
 
1973 - David Cassidy
David Cassidy was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Daydreamer / The Puppy Song', the singers second No.1. 'The Puppy Song' was Cassidy's version of the Harry Nilsson song.
 
1974 - Ken Boothe
Jamaican reggae artist Ken Boothe was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of a song by David Gates (from Bread), 'Everything I Own.' Boy George also took the song to No.1 in 1987.
 
1978 - Queen
Queen played the first night on their 79-date ‘Jazz’ tour at the Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, Texas. Many other acts have appeared here, including, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Santana and Led Zeppelin.
 
1978 - Kiss
The live-action movie KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park, was shown on NBC-TV in the U.S. The four rock stars had to deal with a mad scientist who went crazy in an amusement park. All four members of Kiss had just released their individual solo albums.
 
1978 - Nick Gilder
Nick Gilder went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Hot Child In The City', not a hit in the UK.
 
1989 - Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson started a four week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814'. Only one of three albums to produce seven Top-ten US singles, (the other two being Thriller by Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen's Born In The USA).
 
1995 - Coolio
Coolio featuring L.V. scored his first UK No.1 single with 'Gangsta's Paradise'. The song sampled the chorus of the 1976 Stevie Wonder song 'Pastime Paradise' and featured in the 1995 movie Dangerous Minds (starring Michelle Pfeiffer).
 
1997 - Bill Berry
R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry announced that he was leaving the group after 17 years, becoming a farmer.
 
2001 - Afroman
Afroman (Joseph Foreman), started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Because I Got High.' The song about how cannabis use was degrading his quality of life, rose from obscurity to popularity after it was circulated around the Internet.
 
2004 - Courtney Love
Courtney Love was ordered to stand trial on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon after Kristin King told a Los Angeles court Ms. Love threw a bottle and a lit candle at her after turning up at the home of a former boyfriend in the early hours. Ms. King told the court Ms. Love was "vicious" and "erratic" when she allegedly attacked her while she slept on a sofa on 25 April. She said Ms. Love then sat on her, pulled her hair and pinched her left breast in the "worst pinch I ever had", before managing to flee.
 
2005 - So Solid Crew
A former producer of the rap group So Solid Crew was jailed for at least 30 years for murdering a love rival. Earlier this month a jury found Carl Morgan, 24, of Battersea, south London, guilty of shooting Colin Scarlett in Tooting, south London, last year. They failed to reach a verdict on the same charge faced by rapper Megaman, real name Dwayne Vincent, who would face a retrial next March. The judge said the life sentence showed gun crime would not be tolerated. Morgan appeared in the band's video for the track 21 Seconds.
 
 
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2007 - Leona Lewis
X Factor winner Leona Lewis went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with the first track from her debut album ‘Bleeding Love.’ Lewis had the biggest week one sales so far in 2007 this year outselling the rest of the top five put together, with 218,000 copies. She beat Take That's ‘Rule The World’ into second place.
 
2007 - Porter Wagoner
Country musician Porter Wagoner died in Nashville aged 80 from lung cancer. Wagoner helped launch the career of Dolly Parton and had his own US TV show, which ran for 21 years until 1981. Wagoner signed his first record deal in 1955, and had hits including 'Carroll County Accident' and 'Green Green Grass of Home'.
 
2008 - AC/DC
A statue honoring AC/DC's Bon Scott was unveiled at the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbor in Western Australia. Although born in Scotland, Scott grew up in Fremantle after his family emigrated to Australia in 1952. Bon started out his newfound Australian life in Melbourne, his family lived in the suburb of Sunshine for 4 years before moving to Fremantle. Scott was born in 1946 died on 20th February 1980. He is buried in Fremantle cemetery.
 
2011 - Metallica
The organizers of a planned Metallica concert in India were arrested after the show was called off, leading fans of the band to destroy the stage and vandalize equipment. Metallica had been booked to play in Delhi on Friday, but they postponed the show after a security barrier in front of the stage collapsed. The four promoters of the gig, were arrested on fraud charges after they refused to refund tickets. Around 25,000 people had purchased tickets to see what would have been Metallica's first-ever concert in India.
 
2013 - Lorde
New Zealand singer Lorde topped the UK singles chart with her debut single, 'Royals', making her the youngest solo artist to score a UK No.1 since 15-year-old Billie Piper's 'Because We Want To' in 1998. 16 year old Lorde was signed to Universal on a development deal at just 13 years old, after a friend's father sent them home recordings of her singing Duffy and Pixie Lott tracks.
 
2014 - Oasis
Police in Manchester England, said "an Oasis fan" could've been responsible for breaking into an art gallery to steal a picture of the band after a window was smashed at MASA-UK in Greater Manchester. The black-and-white painting by Olga Tsarevska Loma was inscribed with 'otz2013'.
 
2016 - Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley broke the record for the most No.1 albums by a solo artist. The late singer's new album The Wonder Of You beat competition from Lady Gaga and Michael Bublé to become his 13th album to top the chart. Before now, Elvis and Madonna were tied record holders with 12 No.1 albums each to their names.
 
2019 - Stephen Morris
Musician Stephen Morris appealed for the return of his £250,000 antique violin after leaving it on a train. He forgot the 310-year-old instrument, in a white case, when he got off the train in London with his bike. Morris who has played on Bond film scores and recorded with David Bowie said: “It’s devastating to lose it. I was really only its custodian and had hoped to pass it on to another violinist eventually”.
 
Born on this day in the music world:
1927 - Cleo Laine
Cleo Laine, jazz singer, (1961 UK No.5 single 'You'll Answer To Me').
 
1936 - Charlie Daniels
Charlie Daniels who is known for his No.1 country hit 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia'. Daniels has been active as a singer since the early 1950s and was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 24, 2008. He died of a hemorrhagic stroke on 6 July 2020, age 83.
 
1937 - Graham Bond
Graham Bond, UK R&B keyboard player, saxophonist with The Graham Bond Organization. He died on 8th May 1974 after committing suicide by throwing himself under a London tube train at Finsbury Park station. Bond had worked with Alexis Korner, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker.
 
1940 - Wayne Fontana
British singer Wayne Fontana, who had the 1966 UK No.2 single with Mindbenders, 'Groovy Kind Of Love', and the 1965 US No.1 single 'Game Of Love'. Fontana died from cancer on 6 August 2020 at the age of 74.
 
1941 - Hank Marvin
Hank Marvin, guitar, The Shadows, (1963 UK No.1 single 'Foot Tapper', plus 28 other UK Top 40 singles. Also played on many hits with Cliff Richard. Member of Marvin, Welch and Farrar.
 
1948 - Telma Hopkins
Telma Hopkins, singer from American pop music group Dawn who were popular in the 1970s. Their signature hits include 'Candida', 'Knock Three Times', and 'Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree'.
 
1953 - Desmond Child
Desmond Child, American musician, songwriter, and producer who has co-written over 70 Top 40 singles, with songs that have sold over 300 million albums worldwide. His collaborations include Bon Jovi, Bonnie Tyler, Aerosmith, Ricky Martin, Weezer, Shakira, Jennifer Rush, Kiss, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Cher, Katy Perry, and Alice Cooper.
 
1957 - Stephen Morris
Stephen Morris, drums, Joy Division, (1980 UK No.13 single 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'). New Order, (1983 UK No.9 single 'Blue Monday'). The Other Two, (1991 UK No.41 single 'Tasty Fish').
 
1958 - Dave Wyndorf
Dave Wyndorf, lead vocalist, guitarist, pianist, trombonist, and songwriter for the American rock group Monster Magnet.
 
1958 - William Reid
William Reid, The Jesus and Mary Chain, (1987 UK No.8 single 'April Skies').
 
1959 - Neville Henry
Neville Henry, from British new wave group The Blow Monkeys who had the 1986 hit 'Digging Your Scene' and the 1987 UK No.5 single 'It Doesn't Have To Be This Way'.
 
1963 - Eros Ramazzotti
Italian musician and singer-songwriter, Eros Ramazzotti who has sold over 55 million records and worked with artists such as Cher, Tina Turner, Andrea Bocelli, Patsy Kensit, Anastacia, Joe Cocker, Nicole Scherzinger and Ricky Martin.
 
1969 - Ben Harper
American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Ben Harper. Two-time Grammy Award winner, winning awards for Best Pop Instrumental Performance and Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album, in 2005.
 
1987 - Frank Ocean
American singer and songwriter Frank Ocean. His debut studio album, Channel Orange, released in July 2012 reached No. 2 on the US album chart. His second studio album Blonde debuted at No.1 in the US and the UK.
 
That concludes another day for this day in history of music. Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe. 
 
 
 
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@AlyssaPandoraWell I will be sure to add some of Frank Ocean's songs to my GSOTD choices. And you are welcome. Thank you for your interest with music history. Have a great day. Take care and stay safe.  

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1962 - The Beatles
The Beatles made their second appearance on the Granada TV program ‘People and Places.’ Filmed in Manchester, they performed two songs, 'Love Me Do' and ‘A Taste of Honey’.
 
1963 - Mickie Most
The Everly Brothers, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Mickie Most, The Rolling Stones, Julie Grant and The Flintstones all appeared at The Goumont Theatre, St Albans, England.
 
1965 - The Who
The Who released the single 'My Generation' in the UK. The song was named the 11th greatest song by Rolling Stone on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and 13th on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll. It reached No. 2 in the UK, the Who's highest charting single in their home country but only No. 74 in America.
 
1966 - ? & the Mysterians
? & the Mysterians went to No.1 on the US singles chart with '96 Tears'. Although he closely guarded his true identity at the time, the man known as Question Mark turned out to be Rudy Martinez, from Saginaw Valley, Michigan. The song was later a UK hit in the UK for The Stranglers in 1990.
 
1967 - Cream
Cream played two shows at the Saville Theatre in London, England, billed as "Sundays At The Saville", The Bee Gees were appearing the following week.
 
1971 - Duane Allman
Duane Allman of The Allman Brothers Band was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle on a Macon, Georgia street while trying to swerve to avoid a tractor-trailer and was thrown from the motorcycle. The motorcycle bounced into the air, landed on Allman and skidded another 90 feet with Allman pinned underneath. He was three weeks shy of his 25th birthday.
 
1977 - Sex Pistols
The Belgian travel service issued a summons against the Sex Pistols claiming the sleeve to the bands single 'Holidays In The Sun' infringed copyright of one of its brochures.
 
1983 - Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon marked its 491st week on the Billboard album chart in the US, surpassing the previous record holder, 'Johnny's Greatest Hits' by Johnny Mathis. When it finally fell off of list in October 1988, 'Dark Side' had set a record of 741 weeks on the chart.
 
1983 - Dolly Parton
'Islands In The Stream', gave Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers a No.1 on the US singles chart. The song was written by The Bee Gees and co-produced by Barry Gibb.
 
1984 - Wells Kelly
American drummer Wells Kelly who was a member of Orleans and worked with Meat Loaf died aged 45 after choking to death on his vomit. Had the 1976 US hit singles with Orleans, 'Still The One' and 'Dance with Me.'
 
1987 - David Bowie
David Bowie played the first night of his 15 date Glass Spider Tour in Australia and New Zealand at the Boondall Entertainment Centre in Brisbane.
 
1987 - Ron Wood
'Decades' Rolling Stones Ronnie Wood's first ever British art exhibition opened in London, featuring portraits of friends and rock stars from the past 20 years.
 
1988 - Enya
Enya started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Orinoco Flow.' Originally with family act, Clannad, Enya went solo and specialized in Celtic and New Age recordings.
 
1994 - Pato Banton
UK reggae/rap performer Pato Banton (with Robin & Ali Campbell from UB40), started a four week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of the 1968 Eddy Grant song and Equals hit 'Baby Come Back.'
 
1996 - Ian Brown
Manchester band The Stone Roses split up. Singer Ian Brown said 'having spent the last ten years in the filthiest business in the universe, it's a pleasure to announce the end of The Stone Roses.'
 
2000 - Spice Girls
The Spice Girls went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Holler / Let Love Lead The Way'. The group made musical history by scoring their ninth No.1 making them joint fourth in the list of acts that have had nine UK No.1 singles.
 
2001 - John Lydon
Winners at this years 'Q' awards included, Ash, best single for 'Burn Baby Burn', Starsailor won best new act, Travis won best album for 'The Invisible Band', Manic Street Preachers won best live act and John Lydon won the Inspiration award.
 
2003 - Village People
Research in the US found that songs get stuck in our heads because they create a 'brain itch' that can only be scratched by repeating a tune over and over. Songs such as the Village People's 'YMCA' and the Baha Men's 'Who Let The Dogs Out' owe their success to their ability to create a 'cognitive itch', according to Professor James Kellaris, of the University of Cincinnati College of Business Administration.
 
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2003 - P Diddy
P Diddy promised to investigate claims that his clothing company used a sweatshop factory in Honduras. An American organization campaigning for workers' rights, said conditions at the factory were wholly unacceptable claiming workers were paid less than a dollar an hour, forced to work overtime, subjected to body searches and dismissed if they got pregnant.
 
2005 - The Beatles
A set of waxwork heads of The Beatles from their Sgt. Pepper's album cover sold for £81,500. The "pepperheads" were auctioned off after recently being discovered in a back room at London's Madame Tussauds. They were used in 1967 by artist Sir Peter Blake in the backdrop of the "Lonely Hearts Club Band" album with the actual Beatles posing at the front.
 
2006 - McFly
McFly scored their 6th UK No.1 single with 'Star Girl'. The song was played in space to wake up the astronauts on the space station, after a successful twitter campaign asking NASA to play the song started by band member Tom Fletcher.
 
2007 - Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue was honored with the Music Industry Trust prize for her 20-year career and status as an "icon of pop and style" at a London ceremony. The first time in the event's 16-year history that the award has gone to a woman, past winners included Sir Elton John and Peter Gabriel.
 
2007 - Johnny Cash
Walk the Line, the film about the life of singer Johnny Cash was voted the greatest music biopic in a poll. The film starred Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon as Cash and his wife June Carter as the country stars and won the actress an Oscar in 2006. It was followed by rapper Eminem's 8 Mile, with Mozart's life story Amadeus next and Ray, starring Jamie Foxx as musician Ray Charles, at number four. The most recent film in the top 10 was Joy Division biopic Control.
 
2009 - Michael Jackson
Forbes Magazine reported that Michael Jackson had earned about 72 million dollars since his death on June 25th. That was good enough for third place on their list of dead celebrities making the most money. Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent came in first at $350 million, songwriters Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein were second with $235 million and Elvis Presley was fourth, earning $55 million.
 
2013 - Lady Gaga
Hundreds of viewers complained about Lady Gaga's recent UK performance on The X Factor according to Ofcom. Around 200 people contacted the broadcasting watchdog about her outfit of shells and flesh-coloured underwear. Another 60 viewers complained directly to ITV about the singer's appearance, before the 9pm watershed.
 
2013 - John Lennon
John Lennon's first home, in Liverpool, was sold for £480,000 at an auction held at The Cavern Club. The red brick terrace at 9 Newcastle Road, Wavertree, was where the member of The Beatles lived from birth, in 1940, until he was five. The property has a rear yard and is a few streets away from Penny Lane, made famous by The Beatles.
 
2014 - Phil Collins
Phil Collins handed over his large collection of Alamo memorabilia to a Texas museum, calling the donation the end of a six-decade "journey". "I'm 64," he said of his fascination with the 1836 battle. "When I was five or six years old, this thing began." Collins' collection included a fringed leather pouch used by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie's legendary knife.
 
2016 - Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan said he accepted his Nobel Prize in literature, ending a silence since being awarded the prize earlier this month. He said the honor had left him "speechless". The foundation said it had not yet been decided if the singer would attend the awards ceremony in December.
 
2018 - James Edwin Farrar
Singer, songwriter and musician James Edwin Farrar died due to heart failure, at the age of 67. He was the original lead singer of the Raw Energy band and the second lead singer of the American Southern Rock band Molly Hatchet from 1980 to 1982, and in more recent years, Gator Country.
 
2019 - Ed Sheehan
Ed Sheeran became the UK’s richest star under 30 according to the annual Rich List of Britain’s wealthiest young stars with an estimated fortune of £170million - almost double his worth last year. Coming in second was Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe with £90million and former One Direction singer Harry Styles was placed at number three.
 
Born on this day in the music world.
1944 - Denny Laine
English musician, singer, songwriter Denny Laine who with The Moody Blues, had the 1965 UK No.1 & US No.10 single 'Go Now'. As a member of Wings he had the 1974 UK No.3 single.
 
1946 - Rob Van Leeuwen
Rob Van Leeuwen, Shocking Blue, (1970 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Venus').
 
1946 - Peter Green
English guitarist, singer, songwriter Peter Green the founder of Fleetwood Mac. Was a member of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, (replaced Eric Clapton), and Fleetwood Mac scored the 1969 UK No.1 single 'Albatross' and other hits include 'Black Magic Woman', 'Oh Well' and 'Man of the World'. He left Fleetwood Mac in 1970. Green died in his sleep age 73 on 26 Jul 2020.
 
1948 - Ricky Reynolds
Ricky Reynolds, from American Southern rock band Black Oak Arkansas, known for their 70s US No.1 radio hit single 'Jim Dandy To The Rescue'.
 
1951 - David Paton
Scottish bassist, guitarist and singer David Paton who with Pilot had the 1975 UK No.1 single 'January'. He also worked with Camel, Elton John, Fish and Rick Wakeman.
 
1954 - Steve Luscombe
Steve Luscombe, from English synth-pop band Blancmange, who had the 1982 UK No.7 single 'Living On The Ceiling'.
 
1955 - Kevin DuBrow
Kevin DuBrow, singer, Quiet Riot, (1983 US No.1 album, 'Metal Health'). Found dead in his Las Vegas home at the age of 52 on 25th Nov 2007. The band's biggest hit was **ahem** on Feel the Noise, a cover of the Slade song which they are said to have grudgingly recorded in just one take.
 
1955 - Roger O'Donnell
Roger O'Donnell, keyboardist with English rock band The Cure who had the 1989 US No.2 single 'Love Song', the 1992 UK No.6 single 'Friday I'm In Love', plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles. He has also worked with the Psychedelic Furs, the Thompson Twins and Berlin.
 
1962 - Einar Orn
Einar Orn, vocals, The Sugarcubes, (1992 UK No.17 single 'Hit').
 
1965 - Peter Timmins
Peter Timmins, with Canadian alternative country/blues/folk rock band, Cowboy Junkies.
 
1969 - Roni Size
Roni Size, DJ, producer, 1997 Mercury Music Prize-winner.
 
1970 - Toby Smith
Toby Smith, keyboards, with Jamiroquai who had the 1993 UK No.1 album Emergency on Planet Earth and the 1998 UK No.1 single 'Deeper Underground'. Smith died on 11 April 2017 aged 46 after he had been diagnosed with cancer six years earlier.
 
1984 - Chris Baio
American musician, Chris Baio from Vampire Weekend. 2010 US & UK No.1 album, ‘Contra’ and the 2013 US No.1 album 'Modern Vampires of the City'.
 
That is music history for today. Enjoy the read. Until tomorrow, have a great day, take care and stay safe.   
 
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1959 - Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard and the Shadows were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Travelling' Light'. Their 6th release and second No.1 hit.
 
1961 - The Beatles
Two days after Beatles fan Raymond Jones asked for The Beatles' German single ‘My Bonnie’ (recorded with Tony Sheridan) at Brian Epstein's NEMS record store in Liverpool, two girls asked for the same record. Epstein's difficulty in locating the record was due to him not knowing that the record was released, not by The Beatles, but by Tony Sheridan and 'The Beat Brothers' ('Beatles' resembles a vulgar slang word in German, so The Beatles' name was changed for this single).
 
1963 - The Beatles
On the final day of their Swedish tour, The Beatles recorded an appearance for the Sverige Television program ‘Drop In’ in Stockholm. They performed ‘She Loves You’, ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, and ‘Long Tall Sally.’
 
1967 - Brian Jones
Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones admitted in court to possession of cannabis and allowing his flat to be used for the smoking of the drug. His plea of 'not guilty' to the charge of possessing methergine and cocaine was accepted. Jones was sentenced to nine months in Wormwood Scrubs prison. He was released on bail the following day.
 
1967 - Tyrannosaurus Rex
Tyrannosaurus Rex recorded a session for the UK Radio 1 'Top Gear' show, the first group to do so without a recording contract.
 
1970 - Elton John
Elton John released his third studio album Tumbleweed Connection. The cover photo for the album was taken at Horsted Keynes railway station, 30 miles south of London and captured John and Bernie Taupin in front of the late-nineteenth-century station to represent the album's rural Americana concept, despite the English location. 
 
1970 - Hotlegs
Hotlegs made their live debut supporting The Moody Blues at the Festival Hall, London. Their only hit 'Neanderthal Man' made No. 2 in July 1970. The members from the group went on to become 10cc.
 
1970 - Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison of The Doors was fined and sentenced to six months in jail after being found guilty of exposing himself during a gig in Miami.
 
1971 - John Lennon
John Lennon and The Plastic Ono Band went to No.1 on the UK album chart with Imagine. The album contained two tracks attacking Paul McCartney, 'How Do You Sleep' and 'Crippled Inside.' Early editions of the LP included a postcard featuring a photo of Lennon holding a pig, in mockery of McCartney's similar pose with a sheep on the cover of Ram. The front cover photo was a Polaroid taken by Andy Warhol.
 
 
1971 - Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd released their sixth studio album Meddle in the US. The album features 'One Of These Days' and the 23-minute track 'Echoes' which took up all of side 2 on the vinyl record. The cover image was photographed by Bob Dowling. The image represents an ear, underwater, collecting waves of sound, represented by ripples in the water.
 
1978 - Blondie
Blondie released the single 'Hanging on the Telephone', as the second single from the album Parallel Lines. Written by Jack Lee from US West Coast power pop trio The Nerves. The song gave Blondie their first UK Top 10 hit.
 
1982 - Men At Work
Australian band Men At Work went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Who Can It Be Now'' the group's first US No.1, a No.45 hit in the UK.
 
1990 - Axl Rose
Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose was released on $10,000 bail, after being arrested for allegedly hitting a neighbor over the head with a bottle. The incident happened after a complaint to the police about loud music coming from the singer's house.
 
1998 - Black Sabbath
All four original members of Black Sabbath reunited momentarily to play 'Paranoid' on US TV's David Letterman Show.
 
 
2000 - Britney Spears
A new web site was launched to help teach children basic Physics. www.britneyspears.ac featured the singer to illustrate mathematical equations. Visitors could access physics theories generously interspersed with photos of Britney Spears.
 
2002 - Jam Master Jay
Jam Master Jay from Run-DMC was murdered by an assassin's single bullet at his recording studio in Queens, New York.
 
2003 - Steve O'Rourke
Steve O'Rourke suffered a stroke and died in Miami, Florida. O'Rourke had managed Pink Floyd since 1968, and was the executive producer for their 1982 film The Wall.
 
2004 - Vince Neil
An arrest warrant was issued for Motley Crue singer Vince Neil after he allegedly knocked a soundman unconscious during a concert. Neil was said to have punched Michael Talbert in the face at Gilley's nightclub in Dallas after he asked the soundman for more volume on his guitar but attacked Talbert as he adjusted it, leaving him unconscious for 45 seconds.
 
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2005 - Cliff Richard
Hundreds of people queued outside the Sheffield Arena to make sure of getting tickets to see a Sir Cliff Richard. By the time the tickets went on sale some fans had been outside the Arena for nine days, the concert was not until November 2006.
 
2006 - Arctic Monkeys
Winners at the 2006 Q Awards included The Arctic Monkeys who had four nominations, the Sheffield group won the best album and the people's choice awards, while U2 picked up the prize for innovation. Smokey Robinson was honored with his first ever UK award for his outstanding contribution to music, and Boy George won the classic song award for Karma Chameleon. Muse won best live act, The Who received the Q legend award and Primal Scream won the Q groundbreaker award and Corinne Bailey Rae won best new act.
 
2007 - Elvis Presley
Forbes.com reported that Elvis Presley had regained his crown as the highest-earning dead celebrity, with an annual income of $49m (£23.7m) during the past year. John Lennon ranked second with $44m (£21.3m), while Peanuts cartoon creator Charles M Schulz was third on the list, Beatle George Harrison was fourth with $22m (£10.6m). Nirvana's Kurt Cobain topped the list in 2006.
 
2007 - Linda Stein
Linda Stein, former co-manager of punk band the Ramones, was found beaten to death at her Manhattan apartment. Mrs. Stein was the ex-wife of Seymour Stein, former president of Sire Records, which was the launching pad for the Ramones, Talking Heads and Madonna. Mrs. Stein had become one of New York's leading estate agents, her clients included Sting and Billy Joel, long-time friend Sir Elton John told the New York Times he was "absolutely shocked and upset".
 
2008 - Mike Terry
American producer and saxophonist Mike Terry died in Detroit aged 68. Worked with Martha And The Vandellas, Jackie Wilson, Mary Wells, The Four Tops, The Supremes, Kim Weston, Marvin Gaye, The Isley Brothers and Edwin Starr.
 
2015 - Adele
Adele went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Hello', the lead track from her third album 25. The track was streamed 7.32 million times in its first week, breaking the streaming record previously held by Justin Bieber's 'What Do You Mean?' The song also debuted at No.1 in Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia and Switzerland.
 
2016 - Curly Putman
American songwriter Curly Putman died aged 85. He wrote 'Green, Green Grass of Home' which was covered by many artists including: Elvis Presley, Johnny Darrell, Gram Parsons, Joan Baez, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Porter Wagoner, Merle Haggard, Joe Tex and Tom Jones. He also co-wrote (with Bobby Braddock), 'D-I-V-O-R-C-E' made famous by Tammy Wynette
 
Born on this day in the music world:
1939 - Eddie Holland
Eddie Holland (Holland/Dozier/Holland), producer, songwriter, wrote Motown hits for Supremes, Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Martha & The Vandellas, Freda Payne, Chairmen Of The Board.
 
1939 - Grace Slick
American singer-songwriter Grace Slick from Jefferson Airplane, Starship. Slick provided vocals on a number of iconic songs, including 'Somebody to Love', 'White Rabbit', 'We Built This City' and 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now'.
 
1939 - Otis Williams
American singer Otis Williams, who with The Temptations had the 1971 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Just My Imagination' and re-issued 'My Girl' which was a UK No.2 hit in 1992
 
1946 - Chris Slade
Chris Slade, drummer, who has worked with Australian rock band AC/DC, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Gary Moore and The Firm.
 
1947 - Timothy B Schmit
Timothy B Schmit, bass, vocals, Poco, the Eagles, joined in 1977, (1977 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Hotel California', plus 5 US No.1 albums. 'Greatest Hits 1971-1975' is the second biggest selling album in the world with sales over 30m).
 
1949 - David Green
David Green, bass, for the Australian soft rock band Air Supply who scored the 1980 UK No.11 single 'All Out Of Love' and the 1981 US No.1 single 'The One That You Love'.
 
1960 - Joey Belladonna
Joey Belladonna, Anthrax, (1991 UK No.16 single 'Got The Time').
 
1962 - Geoff Beauchamp
Geoff Beauchamp, Eighth Wonder, (1988 UK No.7 single 'I'm Not Scared').
 
1963 - Jerry De Borg
Jerry De Borg, guitarist with English group Jesus Jones who had the 1990 US No.2 hit with 'Right Here Right Now' and the 1991 UK No.7 single 'International Bright Young Thing'.
 
1967 - Gavin Rossdale
Gavin Rossdale, English musician and actor, and the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Bush who had the 1997 UK No.7 single 'Swallowed'. The bands debut album, Sixteen Stone sold over 7 million copies in the US.
 
1969 - Snow
Canadian rapper Snow, (Darrin O'Brien), 1993 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Informer').
 
1970 - Tommy Walter
Tommy Walter, bassist, songwriter, with Eels
 
1973 - Maurizio Lobina
Maurizio Lobina, keyboards, Italian group Eiffel 65, (1999 UK No.1 single 'Blue (Da Ba Dee'). The single was also No.1 in Norway, Austria, Finland, Germany and Denmark.
 
1989 - Vanessa White
Vanessa White, best known for being a member of girl group The Saturdays who scored the 2013 UK No.1 hit single 'What About Us' featuring Sean Paul.
 
That concludes another day in history of music. Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.   
 
 
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