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2006 - Gerald Levert
Grammy-nominated R&B star Gerald Levert died of a heart attack aged 40. The singer who was the son of O'Jays vocalist Eddie Levert, first found fame with the R&B trio LeVert, and scored a UK top 10 single with Casanova in 1987.
 
2008 - Coldplay
Coldplay were declared the biggest-selling act of 2008 at the World Music Awards held in Monaco. The band picked up the prize ‘ along with the Rock Act Of The Year award ‘ after their current album 'Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends' topped charts around the globe. Other winners at the awards included Leona Lewis for Best Pop Female ‘ and Best New Artist, Amy Winehouse was the winner in the Female Pop/Rock award, while Alicia Keys was named best in the R&B category. Lil' Wayne bagged the Hip-Hop/Rap Artist award, while Akon was declared the Biggest Internet Artist Of The Year.
 
2014 - Cranberries
Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan was arrested following an alleged air rage incident on a flight from the United States. MS O'Riordan was detained after a stewardess was reportedly attacked in the business section on an Aer Lingus flight from New York to Shannon, County Clare.
 
2014 - The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones faced a battle to win a $12.7m (£7.9m) insurance claim for concerts they postponed when Mick Jagger's girlfriend died. L'Wren Scott took her own life in March, prompting the Stones to postpone a tour of Australia and New Zealand. The group had taken out a policy to be paid in the event shows were cancelled due to the death of family members or others, including Scott. But underwriters said Scott's death may not be covered by the policy.
 
2015 - Allen Toussaint
Allen Toussaint the American musician, songwriter/composer, record producer, and influential figure in New Orleans R&B died aged 77 while on tour in Madrid, Spain. Many artists recorded his songs Including; 'Mother-in-Law', 'Fortune Teller', 'Ride Your Pony', 'Working in the Coal Mine', 'Here Come the Girls', 'Yes We Can Can' and 'Southern Nights'. Alison Krauss and Robert Plant covered 'Fortune Teller' on their 2007 album Raising Sand.
 
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1941 - Kyu Sakamoto
Kyu Sakamoto, (1963 US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'Sukiyaki', the first ever Japanese US No.1). Killed in a plane crash on 12th August 1985.
 
1946 - Jim Gilstrap
American singer Jim Gilstrap best known for his work as a session musician and his 1975 solo hit single 'Swing Your Daddy. Gilstrap appeared on Stevie Wonder's albums, Talking Book and Inner visions and sang the opening two lines of the Wonder song, 'You Are the Sunshine of My Life.' He also appeared on Michael Jackson's album Off The Wall and worked with Keith Moon, Joe Cocker, Willy DeVille and Starship.
 
1947 - Glenn Buxton
Glenn Buxton, guitarist with the Alice Cooper Band, who had the 1972 UK No.1 & US No.7 single 'School's Out', the 1972 hit 'Elected' and the 1973 US & UK No.1 album Billion Dollar Babies. He died on 19 October 1997.
 
1947 - Allee Willis
American songwriter Allee Willis. She co-wrote many hit songs including 'September' and 'Boogie Wonderland' by Earth, Wind & Fire and 'I’ll Be There for You' by the Rembrandts, the theme from the TV sitcom Friends. Her compositions sold over 60 million records. She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018. She died on 24 December 2019 age 72.
 
1948 - Greg Lake
English bassist, guitarist, singer, songwriter, Greg Lake, who worked with King Crimson and Emerson Lake and Palmer who had the 1977 UK No.2 single 'Fanfare For The Common Man'. He scored the 1975 solo 1975 UK No.2 hit single 'I Believe In Father Christmas'. Lake died on 7th Dec 2016 age 69 after a battle with cancer.
 
1949 - Peter Bramall
Peter Bramall, singer, with British pub rock band The Motors who had the 1978 UK No.4 single 'Airport'.
 
1954 - Mario Cipollina
Mario Cipollina, bassist from Huey Lewis and the News who had the 1985 UK No.11 & US No.1 single 'The Power Of Love'. Their third, and best-selling, album was the 1983 Sports, and they contributed to the soundtrack of the 1985 feature film Back to the Future.
 
1957 - Chris Joyce
Chris Joyce, drummer from Simply Red, who had the 1986 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Holding Back The Years'. They have had five No.1 albums in the UK, with their 1991 album, Stars, one of the best-selling albums in UK chart history.
 
1958 - Frank Maudsley
Frank Maudsley, A Flock Of Seagulls, (1982 UK No.10 & US No.26 single 'Wishing, If I Had A Photograph Of You').
 
1965 - David Hawes
David Hawes, bass, Catherine Wheel, (1973 UK No.35 single 'I Want To Touch You').
 
1966 - Steve Mackey
Steve Mackey, from English rock band Pulp, who had the 1995 UK No.2 single 'Common People'. He quit the band in January 1997. Pulp were regarded among the Britpop "big four", along with Oasis, Blur and Suede.
 
1967 - Andrew Vowles
Andrew Vowles, Mushroom, Massive Attack, (1991 UK No.13 single 'Unfinished Sympathy').
 
1968 - Steve Brookstein
Steve Brookstein, singer, winner of the first ever X Factor UK TV show in 2004. (2005 UK No.1 single Against All Odds’).
 
1969 - Paul Leveridge
Paul 'Kermit' Leveridge, Black Grape, (1995 UK No.8 single 'In The Name Of The Father')
 
1970 - Derry Brownson
Derry Brownson, keyboards from British dance music/rock band EMF who had the 1990 UK No.3 & US No.1 single 'Unbelievable'. Their debut album, Schubert Dip, went to No.3 on the UK albums chart.
 
1970 - Warren G
Warren G, US rapper, (1994 UK No.5 single, 'Regulate', 1996 UK No.2 single with Adina Howard, 'What's Love Got To Do With It').
 
1973 - Jacqui Abbott
British singer Jacqui Abbott, with The Beautiful South. Amongst their most successful hits during her stint with the group were: 'Rotterdam', 'Perfect 10', 'Don't Marry Her' and 'Dream a Little Dream of Me'.
 
1975 - Jim Adkins
Jim Adkins, lead singer and guitarist with Jimmy Eat World.
 
1978 - Drew McConnell
Drew McConnell, bass, Babyshambles, (2006 UK No.17 single ‘Janie Jones’).
 
1978 - Eve
Eve, US female rapper, (2001 UK No.4 single, featuring Gwen Stefani, 'Let Me Blow Ya Mind').
 
1979 - Chris Joannon
Chris Joannou, bassist from Australian rock band Silverchair who had the 1997 Australian No.1 single 'Freak' and the 1995 Australian No.1 album Frogstomp plus three other Australian No.1 albums. During their career, Silverchair won more ARIA Music Awards than any other artist in history with 21 wins.
 
1983 - Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert, American country music artist who gained fame as a finalist on the 2003 season of Nashville Star. Her fifth album Platinum peaked at No.1 in 2014 on the US album chart.
 
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1957 - Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley appeared at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, this was Presley’s last concert of the 50’s. Presley served in the United States Army between March 1958 and March 1960 and at the time of his draft he was one of the most well-known names in the world of entertainment.
 
1965 - The Beatles
The final recording session for The Beatles Rubber Soul album took place, at Abbey Road, London. They needed three new songs to finish the album so an old song ‘Wait’ was pulled off the shelf and the group recorded two new songs from start to finish. Paul's ‘You Won't See Me’ and John's ‘Girl’, the basic tracks for both songs being completed in two takes. Rubber Soul was completed, and finished copies of the album were in the shops by December 3 in the UK and December 6 in the US.
 
1969 - Jim Morrison
The FBI in Phoenix, Arizona arrested Jim Morrison for drunk and disorderly conduct aboard a plane. The Doors singer who was on his way to a Rolling Stones concert with actor Tom Baker had been drinking and annoying the stewardesses. The pair spent the night in jail and were released on $2,500 bail.
 
1971 - Tom Jones
BBC TV's Top Of The Pops celebrated its 400th show. The UK chart show was presented by Tony Blackburn with guests; Tom Jones, Dana, John Kongos, Cher, Slade, Cilla Black, The Piglets, Clodagh Rodgers and The Newbeats.
 
1972 - Berry Oakley
The Allman Brothers Band bass player Berry Oakley was killed when his motorcycle hit a bus at the same intersection as former band member Duane Allman, who had died a year earlier. Oakley was 24 years old.
 
1972 - Gilbert O'Sullivan
Gilbert O'Sullivan was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Clair', the singers first of two UK No.1's. The Irish singer songwriter would dress as a 1920s worker in flat cap, braces and baggy trousers.
 
1973 - Mott The Hoople
Thirty US radio stations broadcasted a 'live' Mott The Hoople concert. In reality it was the band recorded in the studio with the applause dubbed in.
 
1978 - David Bowie
David Bowie played the first night of his 8-date Low / Heroes tour of Australia and New Zealand at The Oval in Adelaide. This was Bowies first ever show in Australia.
 
1978 - Donna Summer
Donna Summer started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with her version of Jimmy Webb's 'MacArthur Park', also a hit for actor Richard Harris in 1968, (made No.5 in the UK). Also on this day Summer went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Live And More'.
 
1978 - Cars
The Cars released 'My Best Friend's Girl', the first picture-disc single commercially available, which went on to be a No.3 hit on the UK charts and top 40 in the US.
 
1982 - Prince
Prince kicked off his 87-date '1999' North American tour at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
 
1983 - The Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger appeared on the UK TV show The Tube to defend the video to The Rolling Stones latest single 'Undercover Of The Night' which had been banned by the Independent Broadcasting Authority. The Tube aired the video, minus the scene where Mick was shot through the head. The single peaked at No.8 on the UK chart.
 
1986 - Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd issued a press statement stating that they intend to continue using the name without Roger Waters and were recording their next album.
 
1989 - Chris Rea
Chris Rea started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The Road To Hell.' The iconic album cover features art by the English artist, Adrian Chesterman who was also responsible for creating cover art for, amongst others, Motörhead for their 1979 'Bomber' album.
 
1989 - Lisa Stansfield
Lisa Stansfield was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'All Around The World'. The British singers debut solo single was a No.1 hit in 11 other countries and a No.3 hit in the US.
 
1990 - Ted Albert
Ted Albert the founder of Albert Productions died from a heart attack aged 53. His Australian based company helped launch the careers of The Easybeats, John Paul Young, The Angels, Rose Tattoo and AC/DC. In recognition of his contribution to the music industry, the Australasian Performing Right Association established the annual "Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music".
 
1990 - AC/DC
A 21 year-old AC/DC fan died after being attacked outside the Brendan Byrne Arena in New Jersey where the band were playing a gig that night.
 
1998 - Paddy Clancy
Irish singer Paddy Clancy of the Clancy Brothers died aged 76, he wrote the classic Irish songs 'Wild Mountain Thyme' and 'Carrick Fergus.'
 
1999 - Britney Spears
Britney Spears won four MTV Awards; Best Female Singer, Best Pop Act, Best Song, '...Baby One More Time', Best Breakthrough Artist. Best Rock Act went to The Offspring, Best Male Act, Will Smith and Bono won the Free Your Mind award.
 
2004 - Coldplay
Coldplay fan Sarah Sainsbury wrote to the band asking for their autographs so she could sell them to raise funds at her school charity. Coldplay sent her a triple platinum disc worth over £4,000.
 
2004 - Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli's former bodyguard accused the singer of forcing him to have sex with her in order to keep his job, court documents revealed. M'hammed Soumayah was suing Minnelli for $100m damages, saying she made "many repeated attempts" to compel him into sex and he "eventually succumbed".
 
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2004 - Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams, The Rolling Stones and Queen were inducted into the UK's first music Hall of Fame at a ceremony in London. One act had been chosen by TV viewers of a Channel 4 program to represent each decade since the 1950s. Williams represented the 1990s, Michael Jackson the 1980s, Queen the 1970s, the Rolling Stones the 1960s, and Cliff Richard the 1950s.
 
2009 - David Gilmour
David Gilmour received an honorary doctorate from the Anglia Ruskin University, England. Gilmour had attended Cambridge shire College of Arts and Technology, now part of Anglia Ruskin University, which has campuses in Cambridge, Cambridge shire and Chelmsford, Essex.
 
2011 - Black Sabbath
The four original band members of Black Sabbath announced that they were reuniting and recording a new album followed by a world tour in 2012.
 
2014 - Big Bank Hank
Big Bank Hank (Henry Lee Jackson), from The Sugarhill Gang died aged 58 from kidney complications due to cancer. The Sugarhill Gang were the first hip hop act to have a hit with the cross-over single 'Rapper's Delight' in the pop charts in 1979.
 
2014 - Madonna
A collection of dresses and outfits worn by Madonna during her career in music and film helped a celebrity auction raise $3.2m (£2m). The highest lot was a jacket from Desperately Seeking Susan, which fetched $252,000, while a gown from her Material Girl video reached $73,125. Other lots which attracted the bidders were a pair of John Lennon's spectacles which sold for $25,000 (£15,751) and a ring worn by Elvis Presley for $57,600 (£36,291).
 
2015 - Phil Taylor
Phil Taylor better known as "Philthy Animal" Taylor and drummer with Motorhead died aged 61. He was in the classic mark IV Motörhead line-up of Lemmy, Taylor, and Fast Eddie Clarke who recorded ten studio albums and the live album No Sleep 'til Hammersmith.
 
2016 - David Bowie
The first day of an auction of art owned by David Bowie took £24.3m ($30.7m), more than double the pre-sale estimate. The 47 artworks sold at Sotheby's in London, England had been valued at between £8.1m ($10.2m) and £11.7m ($14.8m). The most expensive lot was Jean-Michel Basquiat's Air Power, which went for £7.1m ($9m).
 
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1927 - Mose Allison
American jazz and blues pianist, singer, and songwriter Mose Allison. His songs have been covered by The Who John Mayall, Elvis Costello, Georgie Fame and many others. His music influenced many blues and rock artists, including Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, Tom Waits, and the Yardbirds. Allison died on 15 November 2016 aged 89.
 
1929 - Lavern Baker
Lavern Baker, R&B singer, (1958 US No.6 single 'I Cried A Tear'). Died 10th March 1997.
 
1938 - Roger Lavern
Roger Lavern, keyboards, The Tornadoes, (1962 UK & US No.1 single 'Telstar'). The first major hit from a UK act on the American chart.
 
1940 - John Bahler
American singer, songwriter, arranger, producer, John Bahler, (the elder brother of singer, Tom Bahler). Bahler and his brother Tom were vocalists in the Ron Hicklin Singers. Together with the Wrecking Crew, they are two of the most recorded singers in history, having appeared on hundreds of television show themes, movie soundtracks and top-40 hits of the 1960s through the 1980s.
 
1945 - Vince Martell
Vince Martell, guitar, vocals, Vanilla Fudge, (1968 US No.6 single 'You Keep Me Hangin' On').
 
1946 - Chip Hawkins
Chip Hawkins, Tremeloes, (1963 UK No.1 single 'Do You Love Me', 1967 US No.11 single 'Silence Is Golden'). Father of singer & actor Chesney Hawkes.
 
1946 - Chris Dreja
English musician Chris Dreja, guitarist with The Yardbirds who had the 1965 UK No.3 & US No.6 single 'For Your Love'. The Yardbirds spawned such noteworthy musicians as Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page.
 
1947 - Pat Daugherty
Pat Daugherty from American Southern rock band Black Oak Arkansas, known for their 70s US No.1 radio hit single 'Jim Dandy To The Rescue'.
 
1950 - Jim Peterik
Jim Peterik, guitar, keyboards, vocals, Ides Of March, (1970 US No.2 single 'Vehicle), Survivor, (1982 US & UK No.1 single 'Eye Of The Tiger').
 
1952 - Paul Cowsill
Paul Cowsill, Tfrom American singing group The Cowsills, who had the 1967 US No.2 single 'The Rain, The Park & Other Things', and the 1969 US No.2 single the theme from 'Hair'. TV's Partridge Family was based on The Cowsills family.
 
1953 - Andy Partridge
Andy Partridge, singer, songwriter, guitarist, XTC, (1982 UK No.10 single 'Senses Working Overtime').
 
1956 - Ian Craig Marsh
Ian Craig Marsh, keyboards with Heaven 17 who had the 1983 UK No.2 single 'Temptation'. And as a member of The Human League had the 1981 UK No.1 single 'Don't You Want Me'.
 
1957 - Mike Me saros
Mike Me saros, US group, The Smithereens, (1988 US No.41 album 'Smithereens 11).
 
1957 - Tony Gad
Tony Gad, Aswad, (1988 UK No.1 single 'Don't Turn Around').
 
1969 - Gary Powell
Gary Powell, drummer, from English rock band The Libertines, who had the 2004 UK No.1 album The Libertines. Played with the New York Dolls for their 2004 reunion shows, and Dirty Pretty Things.
 
1973 - Jason White
American musician Jason White, lead guitarist. He was a touring member of Green Day from 1999 until 2012 and played lead guitar in the majority of their live shows. During late 2012 he became an official member of the band, with Green Day becoming a four-piece group.
 
1974 - Static Major
Stephen Garrett (Static Major), American R&B singer, rapper, songwriter and record producer Also a member of the R&B trio Playa. Static Major gained posthumous fame for appearing in Lil Wayne's 2008 No.1 hit Lollipop. Garrett died on Feb 25th 2008 at his home in Louisville, Kentucky.
 
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1956 - Johnnie Ray
Johnnie Ray was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Just Walking In The Rain.' It stayed at No.1 for seven weeks making it this years Christmas No.1. Written in 1952 by Johnny Bragg and Robert Riley, two prisoners at Tennessee State Prison in Nashville, after a comment made by Bragg as the pair crossed the courtyard while it was raining.
 
1962 - The Beatles
The Beatles appeared at the Star Club, Hamburg, Germany, sharing the bill with Little Richard.
 
1965 - Marc Bolan
After changing his name from Toby Tyler to Marc Bolan, the future T. Rex star performed his first single 'The Wizard' on the UK TV show Ready Steady Go!
 
1965 - Velvet Underground
Velvet Underground made their live debut when the played at Summit High School, New Jersey, the band were paid $75 for the gig.
 
1966 - Monkees
The Monkees debut album started a 13-week run at No.1 on the US album chart, selling over 3 million copies in three months.
 
1966 - Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd appeared at the Corn Exchange, Bedford, England. The set list for these early Floyd shows included: 'Let's Roll Another One', 'Gimme A Break', 'Interstellar Overdrive', 'Astronomy Domine' and 'Stoned Alone'. 'Stoned Alone' was also known as 'I Get Stoned', and was possibly the first song Syd Barrett wrote for Pink Floyd.
 
1968 - Jimi Hendrix
UK book and record chain W.H. Smiths refused to display The Jimi Hendrix Experience album 'Electric Ladyland' due to the naked girls featured on the sleeve. The album was then made available as two albums with changed artwork after the complaints.
 
1971 - Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin appeared at The Locarno, Sunderland, England, with tickets at 75p. The set included: 'Immigrant Song', 'Heartbreaker', 'Black Dog', 'Since I’ve Been Loving You', 'Rock And Roll', 'Stairway To Heaven', 'That’s The Way', 'Going To California', 'Tangerine', 'Dazed And Confused', 'What Is And What Should Never Be', 'Celebration Day', 'Whole Lotta Love' and 'Communication Breakdown'.
 
1977 - Sex Pistols
The Sex Pistols went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut LP Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols. the punk group's only No.1 album. The album was met by a hail of controversy upon its release. The first problems involved the allegedly 'obscene' name of the album, resulting in the prosecution of the manager of the Nottingham Virgin record shop for having displayed it in a window. More outrage was sparked by the lyrics of the songs 'God Save the Queen' and 'Anarchy in the UK.'
 
1983 - Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan's Infidels album reached its highest position when it peaked at No.9 in the UK chart. Dylan's 22nd studio album was co-produced with Dire Straits guitarist Mark Knopfler. Dylan had also approached Elvis Costello, David Bowie and Frank Zappa as possible producers.
 
1988 - U2
U2 started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with their sixth studio album 'Rattle And Hum' which went on to sell over 14 million copies.
 
1990 - Ron Wood
Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood broke both his legs after his car crashed on the M4 motorway near Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. Wood was trying to wave other cars past his when he was run over.
 
1997 - Spice Girls
The Spice Girls were at No.1 on the UK album chart with their second album 'Spiceworld', it was also the name of their tie-in film. The album became a huge hit worldwide, lengthening the so-called "Spice mania" fever at that time. It produced 4 singles all of which saw commercial success and has now sold over 20 million worldwide.
 
1998 - Natalie Imbruglia
Winners at the MTV Europe Awards included Madonna best female artist and album for 'Ray Of Light', The Spice Girls won best group, All Saints won breakthrough artist, Robbie Williams, best male artist and Natalie Imbruglia won best song with 'Torn.'
 
2000 - Destiny's Child
Destiny's Child started an eleven week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Independent Women Part 1.' Taken from the group's third studio album, Survivor, the song first appeared on the soundtrack to the 2000 film Charlie's Angels.
 
2000 - LeAnn Rimes
LeAnn Rimes sued Curb Records to void a contract signed by her parents on her behalf in 1995. In the suit the 18 year-old singer asked Curb to relinquish its rights and publishing interests in Rimes' past work, as well as future profits.
 
2001 - The Beatles
The three living former Beatles met for the last time at George Harrison's hotel in New York City for lunch. Harrison died two weeks later at a friend's home in Los Angeles on 29 November 2001, aged 58.
 
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2002 - Paul McCartney
Die-hard Beatles fans were enraged after Paul McCartney altered the song writing credits on his 'Back In The US 2002' album, changing them to McCartney and Lennon from Lennon and McCartney.
 
2002 - Lisa Lopes
The city of Atlanta declared this day as TLC day to remember Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes who was killed in a car crash on 26th April 2002 aged 30.
 
2003 - Tony Thompson
American session drummer Tony Thompson died of cancer aged 48. He was most famous as the drummer with The Power Station along with Robert Palmer, and John Taylor and Andy Taylor of Duran Duran and Chic, whose single 'Le Freak' hit No.1 in the US, and No.7 in the UK. He also played on David Bowie's hit single 'Let's Dance'. Thompson also played drums with Led Zeppelin (along with Phil Collins) at Live Aid in 1985.
 
2004 - John Peel
The funeral of DJ John Peel took place at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, Undertones singer Fergal Sharkey and The White Stripes were among mourners, while Sir Elton John left a wreath of yellow roses.
 
2007 - Boy George
Former Culture Club frontman, Boy George was charged with the false imprisonment of a 28-year-old man. Police said the offence was alleged to have taken place at the 47-year-old's home in Hackney, in London on 28 April of this year. The singer, DJ was bailed and was due to appear before Thames Magistrates' Court on 22 November.
 
2008 - Mitch Mitchell
Mitch Mitchell, the British drummer with the Jimi Hendrix Experience was found dead in his US hotel room aged 61. As a teenager, he starred in a children's television Programme, Jennings and Derbyshire, and starred in a leading role in the 1960 British film Bottoms Up with Jimmy Edwards. Mitchell had been working with Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames when in 1966 he was invited to audition for a new band being formed to back Jimi Hendrix. In December 1968, Mitchell played with the Dirty Mac, an all-star band assembled for The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (with John Lennon, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards).
 
2012 - The Madchester Guitar
A guitar signed by some of the biggest names in Manchester's music scene sold for £6,600 in a charity auction. The Madchester Guitar, which was sold through online auction site eBay, was covered in signatures from the likes of the Stone Roses, Oasis, Elbow and Buzzcocks.
 
2014 - Taylor Swift
After a high profile move by Taylor Swift to pull her entire back catalogue from the song-streaming service Spotify, their chief executive Daniel Ek's defended its business model, saying it has paid out $2bn (£1.2bn) to the music industry to date.
 
2016 - Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams broke the record for the most No.1 albums by a British solo artist. The singer's latest album, The Heavy Entertainment Show, debuted at No.1 on this week's chart. It is his 12th album to reach the summit and pushed him ahead of David Bowie who has 11 No.1 albums to his name.
 
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1944 - Booker T
Booker T. Jones. Booker T and the MG's, (1962 US No. 3 single 'Green Onions', 1969 UK No.4 single 'Time Is Tight').
 
1945 - Neil Young
Neil Young, Canadian singer, songwriter and guitarist who as a member of Buffalo Springfield had the 1967 US No.17 single 'For What It's Worth'. Joined Crosby, Stills Nash & Young who had the 1970 US No.1 and UK No.5 album DejVu. As a solo artist Young scored the 1972 US No.1 and UK No.10 single Heart Of Gold, and his 1972 UK No.7 album Harvest spent 66 weeks on the UK chart. In 2008 a newly discovered trapdoor spider Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi was named after the singer. 
 
1947 - Donald Roeser
Donald Roeser, from American hard rock band Blue Oyster Cult who scored the 1976 US No.12 & 1978 UK No.16 single '(Don't Fear) The Reaper'. Blue Oyster Cult have sold over 24 million records worldwide.
 
1948 - Errol Brown
Errol Brown, singer, Hot Chocolate, who had the 1975 US No.3 single 'You Sexy Thing' the 1977 UK No.1 single 'So You Win Again' and over 25 other Top 40 hits. Hot Chocolate started their recording career making a reggae version of John Lennon's 'Give Peace a Chance', and was contacted by Apple Records, saying that Lennon liked this version, and the group was subsequently signed to Apple Records. Brown died of liver cancer at his home in the Bahamas on 6 May 2015.
 
1949 - Arthur Tavares
Arthur Tavares, from American R&B, funk, and soul group Tavares, who had the 1976 UK No.4 and US No.15 single 'Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel'.
 
1952 - Laurence Juber
Laurence Juber, British guitarist, most famous for playing lead guitar with Paul McCartney in Wings.
 
1953 - Calum Macdonald
Calum Macdonald, Runrig, (1995 UK No.18 single 'An Ubhal As Airde, The Highest Apple').
 
1955 - Les McKeown
Les McKeown, Scottish singer of the 1970s pop group, Bay City Rollers who had the 1975 UK No.1 single 'Bye Bye Baby' plus 11 other UK Top 20 singles' and the 1976 US No.1 single 'Saturday Night'.
 
1964 - David Ellefson
David Ellefson, Megadeth, (1990 UK No.13 single 'No More Mr. Nice Guy').
 
1964 - Vic Chesnutt
Vic Chesnutt, American singer-songwriter. Chesnutt who died on Dec 25th 2009 released 17 albums during his career, including two produced by Michael Stipe.
 
1968 - Jo Dunne
Jo Dunne, bassist from English alternative rock group We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It who had the 1989 UK No.11 single 'International Rescue'.
 
1984 - Omarion
Omarion, US R&B singer, (Omari Ishmael Grandberry), former B2K singer, 2005 US No.1 album 'O' and 2006 US No.1 album ‘21.’
 
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1963 - The Beatles
The Beatles recorded a television interview at Westward Television Studios in Plymouth, Devon, for a local teen program "Move Over, Dad". Due to a large crowd of excited fans outside, The Beatles had to be smuggled from their dressing-room at the ABC Cinema, where they were scheduled to appear that night, into an adjacent building, then through a tunnel, to get to Westward Studios for the interview taping.
 
1964 - The Rolling Stones
Decca Records released The Rolling Stones' 'Little Red Rooster'. Written by Willie Dixon (as The Red Rooster), and previously recorded by Howlin’ Wolf and Sam Cooke, the single was recorded at Chess Studios in Chicago. The single was a No.1 hit in the UK and remains the only time a blues song has ever topped the UK pop chart.
 
1965 - Bruce Springsteen
The Castile's, which featured a young singer called Bruce Springsteen appeared at The Fire House, Hazlet, New Jersey. The night was billed as a Teenage Go, Go Dance.
 
1968 - Brian Jones
Rolling Stone Brian Jones bought 'Cotchford Farm' in Sussex. The author AA Milne who wrote Winnie The Pooh had owned the house.
 
1968 - Hugo Montenegro
Hugo Montenegro was at No.1 in the UK singles chart with 'The Good The Bad And The Ugly', the soundtrack from a Clint Eastwood spaghetti western film. The first instrumental No.1 since 1963.
 
1970 - Syd Barrett
Syd Barrett released his second solo album Barrett only 10 months after his debut The Madcap Laughs. David Gilmour produced the whole album, which also featured performances by Pink Floyd's Richard Wright on keyboards. The album has since been reissued in remastered form with extra tracks from the sessions.
 
1976 - Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin scored their seventh UK No.1 with the film soundtrack double album The Song Remains The Same, peaking at No.2 on the US chart. The tracks were recorded at Madison Square Garden, New York City in 1973.
 
1976 - Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart started an 8 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Tonight's The Night'. It was Rod's second US No.1; it made No.5 in the UK after being banned by many radio stations due to song being about the seduction of a virgin. The song features whispers from actress Britt Ekland who was Stewart's girlfriend at the time.
 
1976 - Sex Pistols
The Melody Maker announced UK dates for the first major punk tour with The Sex Pistols and the Ramones co-headlining along with Talking Heads, The Vibrators and Chris Spedding. The 14-date tour which was due to start at Newcastle City Hall on Nov 29th never took place.
 
1981 - U2
U2 kicked off a 23 date North American 'October' tour at JB Scott's in Albany, New York.
 
1982 - Men At Work
Men At Work started a 15-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with their debut album 'Business As Usual', which went on to sell over five million copies in the US.
 
1992 - Ronnie Bond
Ronnie Bond drummer with The Troggs died. Scored the 1966 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Wild Thing' and 1966 UK No.1 ‘With A Girl Like You.’
 
1999 - Spice Girls
A report showed that The Spice Girls were the highest earners in pop during the 90s with their debut album 'Spice' selling over 20 million copies. Elton John was second with 14 million sales from 'The Lion King'.
 
2000 - The Beatles
The Beatles launched their first official website www.thebeatles.com. The site went live on the same day as the release of their retrospective 'Compilation 1' album.
 
2004 - Russell Jones
Rap artist Ol' Dirty **ahem**, (real name Russell Jones), collapsed and died at a Manhattan recording studio in New York aged 35. A spokesman for his record company, said the rapper, had complained of chest pains, was dead by the time paramedics reached him. ODB was a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan in the early 1990s.
 
2005 - Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell was named Show Business personality of the year by the Variety Club at the show business charity's annual awards show in London. Katie Melua won recording artist of the year at the event, hosted by singer Myleene Klass.
 
2012 - The Beatles
The original collage that was reproduced and included in copies of The Beatles' 1967 classic Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band record sold for $87,720. The piece, which was designed by Peter Blake, was sold to an unnamed bidder as part of an auction of modern British art at Sotheby’s in London.
 
2015 - Adele
Adele's comeback single 'Hello' achieved platinum sales status in the UK, just three weeks after it was released after the chart-topping song sold more than 600,000 copies.
 
2016 - Leon Russell
Leon Russell died in Nashville, he was 74. He led Joe Cocker’s band Mad Dogs & Englishmen, and appeared at George Harrison’s 1971 Concert for Bangladesh. Many of his songs became hits for others, among them 'Superstar' (written with Bonnie Bramlett) for the Carpenters, 'Delta Lady' for Joe Cocker and 'This Masquerade' for George Benson. More than 100 acts have recorded 'A Song for You,' which Russell said he wrote in 10 minutes.
 
2019 - Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart was featured on the cover of Britain’s Railway Modeller magazine. The singer had put the finishing touches to a 25-year project building a railway city, which was modelled on both New York and Chicago around 1945. The model railway which spans 1,500 square feet was housed in the attic of his Los Angeles home.
 
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1949 - Terry Reid
Terry Reid, UK singer, member of Peter Jay's Jaywalkers. Reid turned down the job as lead singer with Led Zeppelin.
 
1951 - Bill Gibson
Bill Gibson from Huey Lewis and the News who had the 1985 UK No.11 & US No.1 single 'The Power Of Love'. Their third, and best-selling, album was the 1983 Sports, and they contributed to the soundtrack of the 1985 feature film Back to the Future.
 
1953 - Andrew Ranken
Andrew Ranken, drummer from Irish-British Celtic punk band The Pogues who scored the 1987 UK No.8 single 'The Irish Rover'.
 
1960 - Wayne Parker
Wayne Parker, Glass Tiger, (1986 UK No.29 single 'Don't Forget Me, When I'm Gone').
 
1979 - Nikolai Fraiture
Nikolai Fraiture, bassist from American rock band The Strokes who had the 2001 UK No.14 single 'Last Nite' and the 2001 UK No.2 album Is This It.
 
1980 - Monique Adrienne Coleman
Monique Adrienne Coleman, American actress and singer from High School Musical, as part of the cast had the 2006 US No.1 ‘High School Musical’ album and 2007, US No.1 ‘High School Musical 2’ album. Over 17 million viewers in the United States watched the TV premier of High School Musical; making it the highest rated basic cable broadcast in U.S. history.
 
1993 - Julia Michaels
American singer and songwriter Julia Michaels. Her debut solo single in 2017, 'Issues', peaked at No.11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. As a songwriter, Michaels has written songs for artists including Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony, Shawn Mendes, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber and Gwen Stefani. She has earned two Billboard Hot 100 No.1 songs with Bieber's 'Sorry' and Gomez's 'Lose You to Love Me'.
 
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1960 - Ray Charles
Ray Charles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Georgia On My Mind', a No.24 hit in the UK. His cover of Hoagy Carmichael's 1930 standard, became the first of three No.1 hits for the singer.
 
1962 - The Beatles
The Beatles played the final show of a 14 night run at the Star-Club, Hamburg, West Germany.
 
1967 - Jimi Hendrix
Pink Floyd were added to a 16-date UK tour with Jimi Hendrix, The Move, The Nice, Amen Corner, The Outer Limits and The Eire Apparent. It kicked off at the Royal Albert Hall, London. The headlining Hendrix was allotted exactly 40 minutes; The Move, who preceded him onstage, had just half an hour, and Pink Floyd, who appeared between after The Outer Limits, were allowed between 15 and 20 minutes per show.
 
1969 - Archies
'Sugar Sugar' by The Archies was at No.1 on the UK singles chart. The single became the longest running One Hit Wonder in the UK with eight week's at the top of the charts. It was the first No.1 performed by cartoon characters.
 
1975 - Queen
Queen played the first of two nights at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool, England, the first nights on their 78-date A Night At The Opera World Tour.
 
1981 - The Police
The Police had their fourth UK No.1 single with 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic', a No.3 hit in the US.
 
1987 - George Michael
George Michael went to No.1 on the UK album chart with his debut solo album 'Faith'. The album won several awards including the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1989. To date, the album has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Between 1987 and 1988, Faith produced six Top 5 Billboard Hot 100 hits,
four of which ('Faith', 'Father Figure', 'One More Try', and 'Monkey') reached No.1, making him the only British male singer to have four No.1 singles from one LP on the Billboard Hot 100.
 
1987 - T'Pau
T'Pau started a five week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'China In Your Hand'. The song's title according to singer Carol Decker is the effect you get if you hold a china cup to a light, you can see your hand through it.
 
1991 - New Kids On The Block
Over 1,000 New Kids On The Block fans were given medical treatment after a minor riot during a concert in Berlin, Germany.
 
1992 - Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Keep The Faith' their fifth studio album and second UK No.1. The album produced six UK Top 20 hit singles, 'Keep The Faith', 'Bed Of Roses', 'In These Arms', 'I'll Sleep When I'm Dead', 'I Believe' and 'Dry County'.
 
1996 - Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson married Debbie Rowe in Sydney Australia. The couple had met when he was diagnosed with vitiligo in the mid-1980s, and she was working as his dermatologist's assistant. The couple divorced on October 8, 1999, with Rowe giving full custody rights of the children to Jackson with Rowe receiving an $8-million settlement.
 
1999 - Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'She's The One / It's Only Us', his second UK No.1. 'She's The One' was written by World Party leader Karl Wallinger. Williams scored six other chart toppers as a member of Take That.
 
2004 - U2
U2 went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Vertigo', the bands fifth UK No.1, taken from 'How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb'.
 
2004 - The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones were refused permission to pursue a claim against their former record company Decca for unpaid royalties through the courts. A High Court judge in London said the dispute would go to arbitration and not be decided in court. The dispute was over their Forty Licks compilation CD, which was released in 2002 and was the first collection to span their entire career.
 
2006 - Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame by Roger Taylor of Queen. Jimmy Page personally accepted the award in front of a 3,000 strong audience during the 3rd annual induction ceremony which was held at the famed Alexandra Palace in London.
 
2013 - Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney posted a letter on his website calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to release 30 Greenpeace activists whom Russian authorities arrested during a protest over Arctic oil drilling in September. All the activists involved had their charges dropped in late December of this year.
 
2015 - Elvis Presley
A pair of white boots worn by Elvis Presley during his famous '68 Comeback TV Special performance were bought by a UK collector for £29,500, ($44,500). Elvis had worn the size-11 Verde boots while singing 'If I Can Dream', two months after the assassination of Martin Luther King, the lyrics included quotes from the civil rights leader.
 
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1936 - Freddie Garrity
Freddie Garrity, singer and actor who was the frontman and comical element in the 1960s pop band Freddie and the Dreamers. They scored the 1963 UK No.3 single 'You Were made For Me', and the 1965 US No.1 single 'I'm Telling You Now'. Garrity died on 19th May 2006 aged 69.
 
1938 - Cornell Gunter
Cornell Gunter, who was an original member of The Platters. He later joined The Coasters who scored the 1958 US No.1 single 'Yakety Yak', the 1959 US No.2 and UK No.6 single 'Charlie Brown', as well as 'Young Blood' and 'Poison Ivy'. Gunter was murdered in Las Vegas, Nevada, after being shot in his car on 26th February 1990.
 
1949 - James Young
James Young, guitar, Styx, (1979 US No.1 & 1980 UK No.6 single 'Babe').
 
1951 - Steven Bishop
Steven Bishop, US singer, songwriter, 1976 album 'Careless', sang the theme for the film 'Tootsie', 1977 US No.11 single 'On And On'.
 
1951 - Frankie Banali
Frankie Banali, drummer, Quiet Riot, W.A.S.P. Billy Idol.
 
1956 - Alec John Such
Alec John Such, bass, Bon Jovi, (1987 US No.1 & UK No.4 single 'Livin' On A Prayer', 1986 US No.1 album 'Slippery When Wet' has sold over 8 million copies world wide).
 
1964 - Andrew Banfield
Andrew Banfield, Pasadena's, (1992 UK No.4 single 'I'm Doing Fine Now').
 
1966 - Joseph Simmons
Joseph 'Run' Simmons, one of the founding members of the influential hip hop group Run–D.M.C. who had the 1986 UK No.8 single with Aerosmith 'Walk This Way' and the 1998 UK No.1 single 'It's Like That'. He is also a practicing minister, known as Reverend Run.
 
1968 - Brian Yale
Brian Yale, Matchbox Twenty who rose to international fame with their debut album, Yourself or Someone Like You (1996), which was certified 12× Platinum in the United States and multi-platinum in Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
 
1970 - Adina Howard
Adina Howard, US singer, (1996 UK No.2 single with Warren G, 'What's Love Got To Do With It').
 
1972 - Douglas Payne
Douglas Payne, bassist with Scottish rock band Travis. Their 1999 UK album The Man Who spent nine weeks at No.1 on the UK Charts and one-hundred and thirty-four weeks in the top 100 of the chart. Travis had and 1999 UK No.10 single 'Why Does It Always Rain On Me', plus over 10 other UK Top 40 singles.
 
1975 - Faye Tozer
Faye Tozer, singer with British dance-pop group Steps. Between 1997 and 2001 Steps scored two No.1 singles in the UK, two No.1 albums and 14 consecutive top 5 singles in the UK.
 
1975 - Travis Barker
Travis Barker, drummer, Blink 182, (2000 UK No.2 single 'All The Small Things' 2001 US No.1 album 'Take Off Your...').
 
1982 - Joy Williams
Joy Williams American singer-songwriter who performed with John Paul White as The Civil Wars from 2009 until 2012 and scored the 2014 US No.1 album The Civil Wars.
 
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1959 - Johnny and the Moondogs
Johnny and the Moondogs, (The Beatles) played in the final heat of the 'TV Star Search' competition at The Hippodrome Theatre, Manchester, England. Judging was done by the volume of applause each group received when it is called back onto stage at the end of the night. Since the Moondogs had no money to stay overnight in Manchester, they were forced to head back to Liverpool before they were called back onto stage.
 
1964 - Brian Jones
Rolling Stone Brian Jones was admitted to Passavant Hospital in Chicago with a temperature of 105, causing Jones to miss the last few dates on the Stones current tour.
 
1965 - The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones made their US TV debut on Hullabaloo, performing ‘Get Off Of My Cloud’. Hullabaloo was an American one-hour musical variety series that ran on NBC from January 1965 through August 1966.
 
1966 - The Doors
The Doors officially signed with Elektra Records in a deal for the band to produce seven albums. The band also reluctantly agreed to release ‘Break On Through’ as their first single. The lyric "She gets high/she gets high/she gets high" was changed to ‘She gets/she gets/she gets" in order to secure radio play.
 
1969 - Carpenters
The Carpenters released their debut album, Offering, (later re-named as Ticket To Ride) on A&M Records. It was a commercial failure and produced only one minor hit single, a ballad version of The Beatles song 'Ticket to Ride'.
 
1969 - Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin was arrested during a gig in Tampa, Florida, after badmouthing a policeman and using vulgar and indecent language. Joplin became upset after police moved into the hall forcing fans to move back to their seats. As the singer left the stage she confronted a detective calling him 'a son of a **ahem**' and told him she would kick his face in. She was released on $504 bail.
 
1971 - Rod Stewart
In this week's Disc and Music Echo's Progressive album chart: No.5, Cat Stevens, 'Teaser and the Firecat, No.4, Hawkwind, 'In Search Of Space', No.3, Santana, No.2, Rod Stewart, 'Every Picture Tells A Story' and No.1 John Lennon, Imagine.
 
1980 - Blondie
Blondie had their fifth UK No.1 single and third No.1 of this year with 'The Tide Is High' a song written by reggae star John Holt, also a No.1 in the US.
 
1986 - Kim Wilde
Pop history was made when the Top 5 UK singles were all by female vocalists; Corinne Drewery from Swing Out Sister, Mel and Kim, Susannah Hoff's from The Bangles, Kim Wilde and Terri Nunn from Berlin who were at No.1 with 'Take My Breath Away.'
 
1987 - Dire Straits
Dire Straits became the first act to sell over three million copies of an album in the UK. Brothers in Arms contained five, top 40 singles: ‘Money for Nothing,’ ‘So Far Away,’ ‘Walk of Life,’ ‘Brothers in Arms’ and ‘Your Latest Trick.’ The album is the eighth-best-selling album in UK chart history.
 
1990 - Frank Farian
Milli Vanilli producer Frank Farian held a press conference to confirm the rumor's that the two members of the group Rob and Fab had not sung on any of their hit records.
 
1991 - Jacques Morali
French music producer and songwriter Jacques Morali, died of complications from aids. Formed The Village People and co-produced their film, Can't Stop the Music. Between 1974 and 1982 Morali produced over 65 albums.
 
1992 - Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne announced his retirement from touring after a gig in California, saying "Who wants to be touring at 46."
 
2000 - George Harrison
Michael Abram, the Liverpool man who stabbed George Harrison after breaking into his home, was awarded a not guilty verdict at Oxford's Crown Court. But the verdict was returned in view of Abrams mental history, and he was taken into care.
 
2000 - Ricky Martin
Winners at The MTV Europe Awards included All Saints for best pop act, Ricky Martin won best male artist, Madonna won best female artist, Red Hot Chili Peppers won best rock band, Blink 182 won best new act & Jennifer Lopez won best R&B act.
 
2002 - UK Music Industry
The UK music industry made the decision to include computer downloads as part of the pop singles chart in an attempt to restore credibility to the Top 40. OD2 the online music distributor would compile the new chart with the official chart company.
 
2005 - Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams snubbed a Take That reunion when he decided to stay at his Los Angeles home. A behind the scenes TV documentary had arranged for all five members to reunite to coincide with the release of a greatest hits CD and DVD.
 
2007 - Jay-Z
Jay-Z went to No.1 on the US album chart with American Gangster his 10th No.1 album. This made the rapper joint second with Elvis Presley for the most No.1 albums on the chart; only The Beatles have had more, with 19. Since 1998, all eight of Jay-Z's solo studio albums had hit No. 1, in addition to his Collision Course project with Linkin Park and his Unfinished Business collaboration with R. Kelly.
 
2007 - Led Zeppelin
Kenneth Donnell, from Glasgow, paid £83,000 for two tickets to see Led Zeppelin rehearse and perform at the O2 arena in London on the 10th December. Donnell bid for the tickets as part of an auction for the BBC's Children in Need.
 
2011 - John Lennon
A cardboard sign reading Bed Peace, created by John Lennon for his 1969 bed-in peace protest in Montreal, was sold by Christie's auction house to an anonymous telephone bidder for $155,600.
 
2015 - Miles Davis
Trumpeter Miles Davis was voted the greatest jazz artist of all time by listeners of UK stations BBC Radio and Jazz FM. Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker and Billie Holiday also all made the top 10.
 
2016 - Mose Allison
American jazz and blues pianist, singer, and songwriter Mose Allison died aged 89. He became notable for playing a unique mix of blues and modern jazz. His music influenced many blues and rock artists, including Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, Tom Waits, the Yardbirds, John Mayall, J. J. Cale, the Who (who made ‘Young Man Blues’ a staple of their live performances and is featured on their Live At Leeds album).
 
2018 - Roy Clark
American singer and musician Roy Clark died aged 85 at his Tulsa home due to complications of pneumonia. He scored the 1969 US hit single, 'Yesterday, When I Was Young' and was best known for hosting Hee Haw, a nationally televised country variety show, from 1969 to 1997.
 
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1905 - Mantovani
Mantovani, Orchestra leader, (1953 UK No.1 single 'Moulin Rouge', 1957 US No. 12 single 'Around The World In Eighty Days'). He died on 30th March 1980.
 
1928 - CW McCall
Bill Fries, (CW McCall), singer, 1976 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Convoy',
 
1932 - Petula Clark
Petula Clark, UK singer, (1961 UK No.1 single 'Sailor', 1967 UK No.1 single 'This Is My Song', plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles. 1965 US No.1 'Downtown', the first UK female singer to score a No.1 single in the US).
 
1933 - Clyde McPhatter
Clyde McPhatter, from American doo-wop and R&B vocal group The Drifters who had the 1960 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Save The Last Dance For Me' and over 12 other chart hits. He died on 13th June 1972.
 
1941 - Rick Kemp
Rick Kemp, bassist with English folk rock band Steeleye Span who formed in 1969. They had the 1975 UK No.5 single 'All Around My Hat' and a hit with 'Gaudete'.
 
1945 - Frida Lyngstad
1945, Swedish singer, songwriter Anni-Frid Lyngstad from ABBA. Their first UK hit was the 1974 No.1 single 'Waterloo', followed by 8 other UK No.1 singles and 9 UK No.1 albums. ABBA are one of the best-selling music artists of all time. In 1967, Frida won the Swedish national talent competition, New Faces winning a recording contract with EMI Sweden.
 
1949 - Steve Fossen
Steve Fossen, from American rock band Heart who scored the 1987 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Alone'. Heart has sold over 35 million records worldwide.
 
1954 - Alexander O'Neal
American R&B singer, songwriter and arranger Alexander O'Neal who scored the 1987 UK No.4 single 'Criticize'.
 
1954 - Tony Thompson
Tony Thompson, Chic, (1978 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Le Freak'). Thompson died on 12th November 2003.
 
1956 - Michael Hampton
American funk/rock guitarist Michael Hampton. He was recruited as a seventeen-year-old guitar prodigy by the band Funkadelic and made his debut with the band's album Let's Take It to the Stage in 1975.
 
1957 - Joe Leeway
Joe Leeway, percussion, Thompson Twins, (1984 UK No.2 single 'You Take Me Up', 1984 US No.3 single, 'Hold Me Now').
 
1963 - Jay Bennett
Jay Bennett, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, from American alternative rock band Wilco who released the albums Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, A Ghost Is Born, Sky Blue Sky and Wilco (The Album). Bennett died unexpectedly in his sleep on 24 May 2009 age 45.
 
1966 - Christian "Flake" Lorenz
Christian "Flake" Lorenz, keyboardist, for the German rock band Rammstein who formed in Berlin in 1994. Five of their albums reached No.1 on the German album charts.
 
1968 - Ol Dirty **ahem**
Ol' Dirty **ahem** (also known as ODB, Dirty, Dirt McGirt, Dirt Dog, Big Baby Jesus, Osirus, Joe Bannanas), born Russell Tyrone Jones. (1997 US & UK No.1 album ‘Wu-Tang Forever’). Collapsed and died at a Manhattan recording studio in New York on 13th November 2004 aged 35.
 
1974 - Chad Kroeger
Chad Kroeger, guitarist from Canadian rock band, Nickelback who had the 2002 US No.1 & UK No. 4 single 'How To Remind You', and the 2001 album Silver Side Up. Nickelback is one of the most commercially successful Canadian groups, having sold more than 50 million albums worldwide.
 
1988 - B.o.B
Bobby Ray Simmons Jr. known professionally as B.o.B, American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer. B.o.B rose to fame after his 2009 debut single ‘Nothin' on You’, reached No.1 in both the US and the UK charts.
 
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1960 - Patsy Cline
Patsy Cline recorded 'I Fall to Pieces' which the following year became Cline's first No.1 hit on the Country charts, and her second hit single to cross over onto the Pop charts. It was the first of a string of songs that would be written by Hank Cochran and Harlan Howard. The song was ranked at No.7 on CMT's television special of the 100 Greatest Songs in Country Music.
 
1962 - The Beatles
The Beatles recorded their second appearance on Radio Luxembourg, for the program The Friday Spectacular. The Beatles were interviewed and then they played in front of a live audience both sides of their latest single, 'Love Me Do' and 'P.S. I Love You'.
 
1963 - Nino Tempo
Nino Tempo and April Stevens went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Deep Purple', it made No.17 in the UK.
 
1968 - Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin played their first ever show in the North of England when they appeared at Manchester College of Science & Technology. Zeppelin were paid £225 for the gig.
 
1968 - Jimi Hendrix
The Jimi Hendrix Experience went to No.1 on the US album chart with their third and final studio album Electric Ladyland. The double album included ‘Crosstown Traffic,’ ‘Voodoo Chile’ and a version of Bob Dylan's ‘All Along the Watchtower’. Hendrix expressed displeasure and embarrassment with this "naked lady" cover which was banned by several record dealers as "pornographic", while others sold it with the gatefold cover turned inside out.
 
1971 - Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa appeared on this week's UK TV music show the 'Old Grey Whistle Test', playing live and showing clips from his '200 Motels' film.
 
1974 - John Lennon
John Lennon was at No.1 in the US singles chart with 'Whatever Gets You Through The Night.' Elton John played on the session and made a deal with Lennon that if the song reached No.1, Lennon would have to appear on stage live with Elton. Lennon kept his side of the deal and appeared live with Elton. They played three songs together: ‘I Saw Her Standing There,’ ‘Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds’ and ‘Whatever Gets You Through the Night.’ Backstage after the concert, Lennon got back with Yoko Ono after a temporary split.
 
1976 - Brian Wilson
Beach Boy Brian Wilson gave his first formal interview for eight years on the UK BBC 2, TV show 'Old Grey Whistle Test.'
 
1985 - Feargal Sharkey
Former Undertones singer Feargal Sharkey had his only UK No.1 single with the Maria McKee song 'A Good Heart' written about her relationship with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers keyboard player Benmont Tench. Sharkey followed up the single with Tench written 'You Little Thief', this time about Tench's relationship with McKee.
 
1985 - Starship
Starship started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'We Built This City', it made No.12 in the UK.
 
1985 - U2
U2 launched their own record label 'Mother Records.' The intent was 'to unearth fresh musical talent in Ireland' and the label released several one-off single releases for The Hothouse Flowers, In Tua Nua and Cactus World News amongst others.
 
1987 - Topper Headon
Former Clash drummer Topper Headon was jailed for 15 months at Maidstone Crown Court, England for supplying heroin to a man who later died.
 
1988 - Stephen Love
Former Beach Boys manager Stephen Love was sentenced to five years probation for embezzling almost $1m from the group's accounts.
 
1996 - The Beatles
The Beatles 'Anthology 3' went to No.1 on the UK album chart. The album included rarities and alternative tracks from the final two years of the band's career, ranging from the initial sessions for The Beatles (also known as The White Album) to the last sessions for Let It Be and Abbey Road in later 1969 and early 1970.
 
1999 - Grady Owen
Grady Owen guitarist with Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps died. Scored the 1956 US No.7 & UK No.16 single with 'Be Bop A Lula'. During his time with the band, Grady can also be seen playing rhythm guitar with the band in the cult classic film Hot Rod Gang.
 
2000 - Elton John
Elton John told a London High Court that his former lover and manager John Reid betrayed him over touring costs. The singer said Reid, had been "caught with his hands in the till". Elton was suing Andrew Haydon, former managing director of John Reid Enterprises, his management company alleging Haydon was negligent in allowing JREL to charge him "several millions" in overseas tour expenses.
 
2000 - Joseph Calleja
American rapper Joseph Calleja died of chronic intestinal disorder. Calleja had celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that can cause stunted growth, as a result, he reached a maximum height of 3 feet, 9 inches (114 centimeters) by adulthood. He was a member of Kid Rock's band.
 
2002 - The Rolling Stones
Texan multi-billionaire David Bonderman hired The Rolling Stones to play at his 60th birthday party held at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. The bands fee was £4.4m.
 
2006 - Queen
Queen's ‘Greatest Hits’ album was declared the Best Selling UK album of all time by The Official UK Charts Company. The chart which was made up of sales figures from the last fifty years showed their Greatest Hits compilation had sold 5,407,587 copies. The Beatles occupied second place with Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band.
 
2010 - The Beatles
The Beatles back catalogue was finally made available on iTunes, after years of negotiations. For the first time consumers would now be able to purchase some of the Fab Four's most popular songs via the store. Apple and record label EMI had been in talks for years about getting the catalogue online. Apple chief executive and Beatles fan Steve Jobs said it had "been a long and winding road to get here. We love the Beatles and are honoured and thrilled to welcome them to iTunes."
 
2014 - U2
U2 singer Bono was involved in what doctors called a "high energy bicycle accident." The singer was rushed to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center's emergency department and underwent five hours of surgery. The injury forced the group to postpone a planned weeklong residency on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
 
2018 - Scott English
American songwriter Scott English died age 81, due to complications of hip surgery. He is best known as the co-writer of 'Brandy' which he wrote with Richard Kerr. This song became a No. 1 hit for Barry Manilow in 1974. He also wrote 'Bend Me, Shape Me', a US hit for The American Breed and a UK hit for Amen Corner.
 
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