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1936 - Opal Courtney Jr
Opal Courtney Jr, singer with Fifties doo-wop group The Spaniels. Their 1954 hit 'Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite' was featured in such films as Three Men and a Baby and American Graffiti. The Spaniels became one of the first artists to sign with Vee-Jay Records, the first large, independent Afro-American owned record label. He died on 18 September 2008.
 
1941 - Jesse Colin Young
Jesse Colin Young, The Youngbloods, (1969 US No.5 single 'Get Together').
 
1943 - Floyd Sneed
Floyd Sneed, drummer with Three Dog Night, who had the 1970 UK No.3 & US No.1 single with a cover of the Randy Newman song 'Mama Told Me Not To Come'. The band scored 21 Billboard Top 40 hits (with three hitting No.1) between 1969 and 1975.
 
1946 - Aston Barrett
Aston Barrett, The Upsetters, Bob Marley and the Wailers, (1981 UK No.8 single 'No Woman No Cry', plus over Ten other UK Top 40 singles).
 
1950 - Tina Weymouth
American musician Tina Weymouth, bassist with Talking Heads, who had the 1983 US No.9 single 'Burning Down The House', 1985 UK No.6 single 'Road To Nowhere'. Also a member of Tom Tom Club, who had the 1981 UK No.7 single 'Wordy Rappinghood'.
 
1950 - Steven Van Zandt
American musician and actor Steven Van Zandt, (Little Steven or Miami Steve), guitarist with South Side Johnny, then Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band and Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul. Created music-industry activist group Artists United Against Apartheid as an action against the Sun City resort in South Africa, Springsteen, U2, Bob Dylan and Run DMC, collaborated on 'Sun City'. He starred as Silvio Dante in the TV Series The Sopranos.
 
1957 - Sharon Bailey
Sharon Bailey, Amazulu, (1986 UK No.5 single 'Too Good To Be Forgotten')
 
1960 - Jim Bob
James Morrison, (Jim Bob), Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, 1992 UK No.7 single 'The Only Living Boy In New Cross').
 
1966 - Francis Anthony 'Eg' White
Francis Anthony 'Eg' White, songwriter and producer. Member of Brother Beyond in the late 1980s, Will Young, Natalie Imbruglia, James Morrison, Kylie Minogue, Adele and Duffy have all recorded his songs.
 
1968 - Rasa Don
Rasa Don, from American alternative hip hop group Arrested Development who scored the 1992 UK No.2 and US No. 8 single 'People Everyday'. The group won two Grammy Awards in 1993 for Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance and were also named Band of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine.
 
1970 - Chris Fryar
Chris Fryar American drummer with the Grammy Award winning country music group, Zac Brown Band. Their 2015 album Jekyll + Hyde which debuted at No.1 on the US chart featured the single 'Heavy Is the Head' with vocals from Chris Cornell.
 
1978 - Karen O
Karen O, singer, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, (2006 UK No. 18 single ‘Gold Lion’).
 
 
1979 - Scott Robinson
Scott Robinson, vocals, Five, with English boy band Five who had the 1998 UK No.2 single 'Everybody Get Up' and the 1999 UK No.1 single 'Keep On Movin'.
 
1981 - Ben Adams
Ben Adams, vocals, A1, (2000 UK No.1 single, 'Same Old Brand New You').
 
Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.  
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This day in music history for this Monday. 

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1956 - Elvis Presley
Sheet metal worker Louis Balint was arrested after punching Elvis Presley at a Hotel in Toledo. Balint claimed that his wife's love for Elvis had caused his marriage to break up. He was fined $19.60 but ended up being jailed because he was unable to pay the fine.
 
1962 - The Beatles
The Beatles travelled to St. James' Church Hall, London, for a ten-minute audition with BBC Television. The audition came about when Beatles fan, David Smith of Preston, Lancashire wrote to the BBC asking for The Beatles to be featured on BBC television. Assuming that Smith was The Beatles' manager, the BBC wrote back to him, offering The Beatles an audition. Smith brought his letter to NEMS Enterprises, and Clive Epstein (Brian's brother) arranged for audition to take place. Four days later, Brian Epstein received a polite "thumbs-down" letter from the BBC.
 
1965 - Marc Bolan
Marc Bolan appeared live on the UK TV show Five O'clock Funfair, performing 'The Wizard'.
 
1967 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience & Pink Floyd
A 16 date UK package tour played its 7th night at the Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff. Featuring The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd, The Move, The Nice, The Outer Limits, The Eire Apparent and Amen Corner, the entourage performed twice nightly. In 1974, Pink Floyd returned to the venue, which has since been demolished, to be replaced by the 'Really Welsh Pavilion'.
 
1974 - Billy Swan
One Hit Wonder Billy Swan started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Can Help'. The song was a hit throughout most of Europe and also reached No.1 in Australia. It was so successful in Norway that it charted for 37 weeks on the Norwegian charts making it the 4th best-performing single of all time in that country.
 
1974 - The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones scored their fifth US No.1 album with 'It's Only Rock 'N Roll'. The album which was the last Stones album for guitarist Mick Taylor peaked at No.2 in the UK.
 
1975 - Queen
Queen started a nine-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with Bohemian Rhapsody. The promotional video that accompanied the song is generally acknowledged as being the first pop video and only cost £5,000 to produce. When the band wanted to release the single various record executives suggested to them that, at 5 minutes and 55 seconds, it was too long and would never be a hit.
 
1976 - Jerry Lee Lewis
Ten hours after his last arrest, Jerry Lee Lewis was nicked again after brandishing a Derringer pistol outside Elvis Presley's Graceland's home in Memphis, demanding to see the 'King'. When police arrived they found Lewis sat in his car with the loaded Derringer pistol resting on his knee.
 
1979 - Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd released 'Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)' which rapidly topped the charts in the UK, followed by the US and a further 9 countries. Featuring children from Islington Green School in North London, close to Floyd's Britannia Row Studios, it was the group’s first UK single since Point Me At The Sky in 1968, and their first chart hit since See Emily Play in 1967.
 
1979 - Keith Richards
Keith Richard's girlfriend Anita Pallenberg was cleared by a court of shooting a man found dead at her home. A 17-year-old, Scott Cantrell, had shot himself in the head with a gun owned by Keith Richards, while in Pallenberg's bed, at the South Salem, New York house shared by Richards and Pallenberg. Cantrell had been employed as a part-time groundskeeper at the estate and was involved in a sexual relationship with Pallenberg.
 
1985 - Joe Turner
American blues artist Big Joe Turner died of a heart attack aged 75. Wrote 'Shake Rattle and Roll', (a hit for Bill Haley and His Comets) and 'Sweet Sixteen.'
 
1991 - Genesis
Genesis scored their 5th UK No.1 album with 'We Can't Dance', featuring the singles 'Jesus He Knows Me' and 'I Can't Dance'.
 
1991 - Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson had his fourth UK No.1 single with 'Black or White' which featured Slash on guitar. Also a No.1 hit in the US.
 
1992 - Roy Acuff
American country music singer Roy Acuff died aged 89. Known as the "King of Country Music," he was the first living artist elected to the Country Music Hall Of Fame. Acuff started his career in 1932 working for Dr. Hauer's medicine show, hired as one of its entertainers to draw a crowd to whom Hauer could sell medicines.
 
1994 - Tommy Boyce
Tommy Boyce, singer, songwriter, committed suicide. (1968 US No. 8 single with Bobby Hart, 'I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight', also wrote 'Last Train To Clarksville', 'I'm Not Your Stepping Stone' and 'Scooby- Doo Where Are You.' Sold over 40m records.
 
1995 - Junior Walker
American soul singer and saxophonist Junior Walker died of cancer aged 64. Had the 1966 US & UK Top 20 single 'How Sweet It Is', and the 1969 US No.4 single 'What Does It Take, To Win Your Love'. Walker also played sax on Foreigner's 1981 hit ‘Urgent.’
 
2001 - O.C. Smith
Singer O.C. Smith died aged 65. Famous for his 1968 US No.1 single 'Little Green Apples' and 1968 UK No.2 single 'The Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp'. Smith became pastor and founder of The City Of Angels Church in Los Angeles, California.
 
2002 - Otis Redding's
Otis Redding's widow and his former manager filed a lawsuit against the author of a biography written in 2001 about the R&B legend, claiming the book was filled with lies. The lawsuit, filed in Atlanta's Fulton County, sought $15 million in damages and claimed that the book detailed rumors about the singer's drug use, extramarital affairs and divorce, causing "harm to the plaintiffs." It also cites rumors that Otis' manager plotted with the Mafia to kill Otis by causing the plane to crash in order to claim $1 million in life insurance.
 
2005 - 50 Cent
Dan McTeague a Toronto MP tried to have 50 Cent barred from entering Canada to perform a series of concerts later this year. McTeague had sent a letter to Immigration Minister Joe Volpe claiming that the controversial rapper shouldn't be permitted to cross the border because he promotes gun violence.
 
2008 - Guns N' Roses
15 years after their last album, Guns N' Roses released Chinese Democracy in the US, exclusively via the electronics retailer Best Buy. Nine years previously, Geffen Records had reportedly paid Axl Rose $1 million to finish the album, with a further $1 million if he handed it in to them by March 1, 1999.
 
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2008 - Leona Lewis
Leona Lewis was at No.1 on the UK album chart with her debut album 'Spirit'. The album held the record for the biggest digital album sales in a week ever for a new artist and was the 6th biggest selling of 2008 in the world. It has gone on to sell over seven million copies worldwide.
 
2012 - The Quarrymen
According to a new list of the 200 rarest records published in Record Collector magazine, the original acetate of the pre Beatles demo by the Quarrymen of 'That'll Be The Day' was worth £200,000 ($320,630). Several other Beatles records figured in the top 20. Low-numbered copies of The Beatles The White Album was said to be worth £7,000 ($11,222 USD), though a copy of a mono White Album #0000005 sold for £19,201 ($30,782 USD) in 2009.
 
2015 - Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift dominated the American Music Awards, winning three prizes, including album of the year and song of the year. One Direction were named favorite group and artist of the year, for the second year in a row and Ariana Grande was the surprise winner of best female, beating Taylor Swift.
 
2016 - Joe Esposito
Joe Esposito, a close friend and aide of Elvis Presley died at the age of 78. Esposito was Presley's professional assistant and a member of his inner circle, known as the "Memphis Mafia". He was one of two best men at the star's wedding to Priscilla in 1967 and a pallbearer at his funeral in 1977.
 
2019 - Guns N’ Roses
Accounts showed that Guns N’ Roses Not In This Lifetime tour had raked in more than half a billion dollars during it's three-year run grossing $584.2 million (£455.1m). The tour, which kicked off in 2016, sold 5,371,891 tickets, making it the third highest-grossing tour, according to Billboard Boxscore.
 
Born On This Day In The Music World:
 
1925 - Johnny Mandel
Grammy and Oscar-winning American composer and arranger Johnny Mandel. His most famous composition is 'Suicide Is Painless' (theme from the movie and TV series M*A*S*H) and Mandel also worked with Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Barbra Streisand and Tony Bennett as well as providing strings arrangement on Michael Jackson's Off The Wall album.
 
1939 - Betty Everett
Betty Everett, soul singer, (1964 US No. 6 single 'The Shoop Shoop Song, It's In His Kiss', 1965 UK No. 29 single 'Getting Mighty Crowded'). She died on 19th August 2001 aged 61.
 
1949 - Marcia Griffiths
Marcia Griffiths, singer, also called the "Queen of Reggae". With Bob Andy as a duo (Bob and Marcia), she had the 1970 UK hit with 'Young, Gifted and Black'.
 
1949 - Sandra Stevens
Sandra Stevens, Brotherhood Of Man, (1976 UK No.1 single 'Save Your Kisses For Me').
 
1949 - Alan Paul
Alan Paul, singer, Manhattan Transfer, (1977 UK No.1 'Chanson D'amour', 1981 US No.7 single 'Boy From New York City').
 
1954 - Bruce Hornsby
Bruce Hornsby, keyboards, vocals, The Range, (1986 US No.1 & UK No.15 single 'The Way It Is').
 
1962 - Chris Bostock
Chris Bostock, bassist with British new wave group Jo Boxers, who had the 1983 UK No.3 single 'Boxer Beat'.
 
1972 - Chris Adler
American drummer Chris Adler who has worked with Lamb of God, Megadeth, Burn the Priest, Testament and Protest The Hero.
 
1978 - Alison Mosshart
Alison Mosshart, American singer, songwriter with The Kills and blues rock band The Dead Weather with Jack White.
 
1978 - Tommy Marth
American saxophone player Tommy Marth who worked with The Killers. On April 23, 2012, Marth's body was discovered in his Las Vegas, Nevada home with a gunshot wound to the head. The Clark County Coroner subsequently ruled that the gunshot wound was self-inflicted and the cause of death was suicide.
 
1983 - Thomas Pridgen
Thomas Pridgen, American drummer with The Mars Volta from 2006 until October 2009. Also worked with The Memorials and the California hardcore band, Trash Talk.
 
1984 - Lucas Stephen Grabeel
Lucas Stephen Grabeel, American actor and singer 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.
 
1992 - Miley Ray Cyrus
Miley Ray Cyrus, (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), American actress, singer and songwriter. Miley Stewart -Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel series, Hannah Montana. Scored the 2006 US No.1 album ‘Hannah Montana’, and the 2013 US No.1 hit 'Wrecking Ball'.
 
Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.  
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@AlyssaPandora  I am glad you are back. Enjoy the reading. Have a great day, take care and stay safe. 

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This day in music history for this Tuesday. (Sorry for the late post).

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1964 - The Who
The Who appeared at The Marquee Club London, England. Between 1964-1968 The Who made 29 appearances at The Marquee.
 
1966 - John Lennon
The Beatles got together for the first time since their return from the summer tour of the United States, ready to record a new album. The first song selected for recording was John Lennon's 'Strawberry Fields Forever', which would not end up on the album, but as The Beatles' next single. This day's session was devoted entirely to ‘Strawberry Fields Forever.’
 
1968 - Diana Ross
Diana Ross and The Supremes were at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Love Child', their 11th No.1 in the US. The song is also notable for knocking off and keeping The Beatles massive ‘Hey Jude’ off the top spot in the US.
 
1973 - Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Photograph'. His first of two US chart toppers as a solo artist. Written by Starr and George Harrison, the promotional film shot for the single showed Starr walking around his new house at the time, Tittenhurst Park, which had been previously the home of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, (and where the 'Imagine' promo film was shot).
 
1976 - Chicago
Chicago started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'If You Leave Me Now', the American group's only UK No.1. It went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance.
 
1983 - Feargal Sharkey
Irish group The Undertones split up. Lead singer Feargal Sharkey went on to have a No.1 UK single as a solo artist with 'A Good Heart' and later worked in A&R for various record labels, and later became the head of UK Music, an umbrella organization representing the collective interests of the UK's commercial music industry.
 
1984 - Motley Crue
Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee married his girlfriend, nude model Candice, (Elaine Margaret Starchuk). The marriage lasted one month. Lee has also been married to actress Heather Locklear and the former Playboy Playmate Pamela Anderson.
 
1991 - Eric Carr
Eric Carr (Paul Charles Caravello) drummer with Kiss died aged 41, of complications from cancer in a New York hospital. Carr replaced Peter Criss in 1980 and remained a band member until he became ill in 1991. For his Kiss stage persona, Carr was known as 'The Fox.'
 
1991 - Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury died of complications from aids at his home in London's Holland park aged 45, just one day after he publicly admitted he was HIV positive. Mercury was openly bisexual and enjoyed a colorful rock star lifestyle. During his career with Queen he scored over 40 Top 40 UK singles including the worldwide No.1 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.
 
1992 - Bill Wyman
Bill Wyman's divorce was finalized with the high court awarding his ex wife Mandy Smith £580,000. The Rolling Stones bassist had started to date Smith when she was 13, the marriage lasted for two years.
 
1993 - Albert Collins
American blues guitarist and singer Albert Collins died of lung cancer aged 61. Known as ‘The master of the telecaster’, he shared a Grammy for the 1985 album Showdown! which he recorded with Robert Cray and Johnny Copeland.
 
1999 - Buddy Holly
During a Bonhams of London rock auction, Buddy Holly's first driving license sold for £3,795; and a copy of The Beatles 1968 The White Album numbered 00000001, sold for £9,775.
 
2002 - Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams started a five week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with his fifth studio album ‘Escapology’. The album became the best selling album of 2002 in the United Kingdom, selling 1.2 million copies.
 
2003 - Black Lace
'Agadoo' by Black Lace was named the worst song of all time by a panel of music writers. The song which peaked at No.2 on the UK charts in 1984 spent 30 weeks in the top 75 and went on to become the eighth best-selling single of 1984 in the UK. Black Lace themselves recorded an X-rated version of the song entitled 'Have a Screw', which was released on the B-side of the 12-inch vinyl 'Gang Bang'.
 
2006 - Shakira
Winners at this year’s American Music Awards included, Kelly Clarkson, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shakira, Jamie Foxx, Nickelback, Sean Paul, Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, Faith Hill, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw and Mary J. Blige. Nelly Furtado, John Mayer and Fall Out Boy.
 
2007 - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea lost his multi-million pound house in a wildfire that swept through Malibu, 53 other properties were destroyed by the blaze. Flea told the Los Angeles Times the $4.8m (£2.3m) property was "burnt to a crisp".
 
2008 - Boy George
Snaresbrook Crown Court heard how Boy George chained a male escort to his bedroom wall and beat him with a metal chain after accusing him of hacking into his laptop. The singer had made contact with Mr. Carlsen, 29, on the social networking website Gaydar. Mr. Carlsen told the court that he was dragged along the floor towards the bed and a handcuff was put on his right hand. The manacle was attached to a hook drilled into the wall by the bed. The police later photographed welts on Mr. Carlsen's arm where the handcuffs had been. The fire brigade had to be called to cut the cuffs off.
 
2008 - Michael Lee
English drummer Michael Lee died from a seizure aged 39. Lee had worked with Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Little Angels, The Cult, Ian Gillan, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Quireboys and Thin Lizzy.
 
2013 - Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams scored his 11th UK No.1 album when Swings Both Ways went to the top of the charts. It was also the 1,000 No.1 UK album since the charts began in 1956 when Frank Sinatra was at No.1 with Songs For Swingin' Lovers.
 
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1939 - Jim Yester
Jim Yester, guitar, vocals, The Association, (1967 US No.1 single 'Windy').
 
1941 - Wayne Jackson
Wayne Jackson, American soul and R&B trumpet player in the Mar-Keys, and the house band at Stax Records and later as one of The Memphis Horns. Jackson played on 52 No.1 songs, supporting the likes of Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, Otis Redding, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Peter Gabriel and the Doobie Brothers. Jackson died on 21st June 2016 aged 74.
 
1941 - Donald Dunn
Donald Dunn, Booker T and the MG's, (1962 US No. 3 single 'Green Onions', 1969 UK No.4 single 'Time Is Tight'). Dunn died in his sleep on 13th May 2012 after playing a show at the Blue Note night club in Tokyo the night before. He had been in the country as part of an ongoing tour with Steve Cropper and Eddie Floyd.
 
1941 - Pete Best
Pete Best, The Beatles drummer, 1960-1962.
 
1942 - Billy Connolly
Billy Connolly, singer, actor, comedian, The Humblebums with Gerry Rafferty, 1975 UK No.1 single 'D.I.V.O.R.C.E.'
 
1943 - Robin Williamson
Robin Williamson, Scottish multi-instrumentalist musician, singer, songwriter and storyteller, who first made his name as a founding member of The Incredible String Band.(1967 album 'The 5000 Spirits or The Layers Of The Onion').
 
1945 - Lee Michaels
Lee Michaels, US keyboard player, (1971 US No.6 single 'Do You Know What I Mean').
 
1948 - Tony Bourge
Tony Bourge, guitarist, from Welsh hard rock Budgie. They were one of the earliest heavy metal bands and a seminal influence to many acts. Budgie had the 1971 single 'Nude Disintegrating Parachutist Woman'.
 
1950 - Bob Burns
Bob Burns, American drummer who was in the original line-up of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. Burns also played on the band's first two official albums: (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd) and Second Helping. He died in a car crash in Georgia late at night after a performance on April 3, 2015.
 
1955 - Clem Burke
Clem Burke, American musician who is best known as the drummer from Blondie from 1975, shortly after the band formed, throughout the band's entire career. Blondie have scored five UK No.1 singles including the 1979 UK & US No.1 single 'Heart Of Glass' and 1978 worldwide No.1 album Parallel Lines.
 
1957 - Chris Hayes
Chris Hayes, guitarist 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.
 
1958 - Carmel
Carmel, (1983 UK No.15 single 'Bad Day').
 
1962 - John Squire
English musician, songwriter and artist John Squire best known as the guitarist for the Stone Roses. After leaving the Stone Roses he went on to found the Seahorses and has since released two solo albums.
 
1962 - Gary Stonadge
Gary Stonadge, bass, Big Audio Dynamite, who scored the 1986 UK No.11 single 'E=MC2.
 
1964 - Tony Rombola
Tony Rombola, guitarist, Godsmack, (2003, US No.1 album ‘Faceless’, 2006 US No.1 album ‘IV’).
 
1970 - Chad Taylor
Chad Taylor, guitarist, from American rock band Live who achieved worldwide success with their 1994 album Throwing Copper, which sold eight million copies in the US.
 
Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.  
 
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1958 - Lord Rockingham's XI
Lord Rockingham's XI were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Hoot's Mon', (based on the traditional Scottish folk song 'One Hundred Pipers'). Lord Rockingham's XI were the house band on the UK Jack Good TV show 'Oh Boy.'
 
1965 - The Beatles
Harrods department store in London, England, closed to the public so The Beatles could do their Christmas shopping in private.
 
1965 - The Seekers
The Seekers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Carnival Is Over', the group's second No.1. Originally a Russian folk song from 1883 with lyrics written by Tom Springfield (the brother of Dusty Springfield). At its peak, the song was selling 93,000 copies per day and is No.30 of the biggest selling singles of all time in the United Kingdom.
 
1966 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Jimi Hendrix Experience made their UK live debut at the Bag O'Nails Club, London, where they played using the clubs DJ booth. Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend, The Beatles, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, The Hollies, and the Small Faces would all hang out at the club.
 
1969 - John Lennon
John Lennon returned his MBE to The Queen on the grounds of the UK's involvement in the Nigeria Biafra war, America in Vietnam, and against his latest single 'Cold Turkey' slipping down the charts.
 
1972 - Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'My Ding a-Ling', his only UK No.1. The song was originally recorded by Dave Bartholomew in 1952. Berry's version was from a concert recorded at the Locarno ballroom in Coventry, England, on 3 February 1972. Boston radio station WMEX disc jockey Jim Connors was credited with a gold record for discovering the song and pushing it to No.1 over the airwaves and amongst his peers in the United States.
 
1974 - Nick Drake
UK singer, songwriter Nick Drake died in his sleep aged 26 of an overdose of tryptasol an anti-depressant drug. Drake signed to Island Records when he was twenty years old, recorded the classic 1972 album Pink Moon. In 2000, Volkswagen featured the title track from Pink Moon in a television advertisement, and within a month Drake had sold more records than he had in the previous thirty years.
 
1976 - Joni Mitchell
The Band made their final performance; 'The Last Waltz' held on American Thanksgiving Day, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The show also featured Joni Mitchell, Dr John, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond, Eric Clapton and others. The event was filmed by director Martin Scorsese and made into a documentary of the same name, released in 1978.
 
1984 - Bob Geldof
The cream of the British pop world gathered at S.A.R.M. Studios, London to record the historic Do They Know It's Christmas? The single, which was written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, featured Paul Young, Bono, Boy George, Sting and George Michael. It went on to sell over three million copies in the UK, becoming the bestselling record ever, and raised over £8 million ($13.6 million) worldwide.
 
1992 - Whitney Houston
The Bodyguard, opened nation-wide featuring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. The film which was Houston's acting debut was written by Lawrence Kasdan in the 1970s, originally as a vehicle for Steve McQueen and Diana Ross. It became the second-highest-grossing film worldwide in 1992 with the soundtrack becoming the best-selling soundtrack of all time, selling more than 42 million copies worldwide.
 
1995 - Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Exhale (Shoop Shoop)', written by Babyface and taken from the film 'Waiting To Exhale', it gave Whitney her 11th US No.1.
 
1996 - Freddie Mercury
A statue in Montreux, Switzerland by sculptor Irena Sedlecka was erected as a tribute to Freddie Mercury. Standing almost 10 feet (3 meters) high overlooking Lake Geneva it was unveiled by Freddie's father and Montserrat Caballé, with bandmates Brian May and Roger Taylor also in attendance.
 
2000 - Alice Cooper
A burglar broke into Alice Cooper's home and made off with over $6000 worth of clothes, shoes and cameras belonging to the singers daughter. The good's were all lifted from Cooper's house in Paradise Valley, along with four of the star's gold discs.
 
2001 - Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams started an eight-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Swing When You're Winning'. The album spent 57 weeks on the UK Albums Chart, certified 7x Platinum, and became the 49th best-selling album of all-time in the UK.
 
2003 - Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell was arrested in Phoenix Arizona with a blood alcohol level of .20 after his BMW struck a Toyota Camry. He was charged with 'extreme' drunk driving, hit and run, and assaulting a police officer. A police officer reported that while in custody, Campbell hummed his hit 'Rhinestone Cowboy' repeatedly.
 
2003 - Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson launched a website to defend himself following allegations of sexual abuse of a 12-year old boy. The singer posted a message saying the charges were based on 'a big lie' and he wanted to end 'this horrible time' by proving they were false in court.
 
2005 - Madonna
Madonna achieved her sixth number one on the US album charts with ‘Confessions on a Dance Floor’ her third consecutive US album chart topper. The album went to No.1 in 40 countries setting a new record. The Beatles previously held this record when The Beatles 1 went to No.1 in 36 countries in 2000.
 
2007 - Kevin Dubrow
Kevin Dubrow, the frontman with metal band Quiet Riot, was found dead in his Las Vegas home at the age of 52. Their 1983 release Metal Health was the first metal album to top the US charts. 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.
 
2008 - Michael Jackson
The legal dispute over a music contract between Michael Jackson and an Arab sheik, ended with an "amicable settlement." Jackson had been due to fly in to the UK to give evidence at the High Court before an agreement in principle was reached. The King of Bahrain's son, Sheikh Abdulla Bin Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa, was suing Jackson for £4.7m, claiming he reneged on a music contract.
 
2009 - Freddie Mercury
Brian May joined Freddie Mercury's 87-year-old mother Jer Bulsara in Feltham town Centre, at a ceremony to unveil a plaque to the late singers memory. They were joined by over 2,000 fans from as far as Japan and Australia who descended on the Centre, in Feltham High Street in England. The plague reads: “Freddie Mercury - musician, singer and songwriter” along with the dates he lived in Feltham, between 1964 and 1968.
 
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2010 - Bob Dylan
A restaurant fell victim to a prankster who had them make 178 pizzas by claiming they were for singer Bob Dylan and his crew. An imposter wearing a fake pass for a Dylan concert called in an Antonio's restaurant and placed the huge order worth more than $3,900. He told the owner the pizzas were for Dylan and his crew who had appeared in concert in Amherst, Massachusetts. Staff at Antonio's worked until 5.30am to make the pizzas - but were left stunned when no one returned to collect the order.
 
2011 - Don DeVito
Don DeVito, a longtime Columbia Records executive who produced the key Bob Dylan albums Blood on the Tracks and Desire died aged 72 after a 16-year battle with prostate cancer. DeVito had also worked with artists including Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Aerosmith. DeVito started off as a guitarist touring for Al Kooper, and had his own band, The Sabers, which later broke up mid-tour. According to Columbia, DeVito was stranded in Fort Smith, Ark., when he happened to meet Johnny Cash and developed what would become a lifelong friendship; Cash would later introduce DeVito to Dylan.
 
2015 - Boston
Defamation lawsuits filed by Tom Scholz, the founder of the Rock group Boston, against the ex-wife of the band's late lead singer, Brad Delp and the Boston Herald were dismissed by the highest court in Massachusetts. Scholz sued after the Herald published articles in which Micki Delp made remarks that Scholz claimed could be construed as blaming him for Delp's 2007 suicide.
 
2019 - Iain Sutherland
Scottish singer songwriter Iain Sutherland who helped compose Sir Rod Stewart's 1975 hit song 'Sailing' died. Sutherland and his brother Gavin recorded the song in 1972 before it became a worldwide hit for Sir Rod. The brothers worked as a folk group, the Sutherland Brothers Band and later combined with a local rock band, Quiver, and billed themselves as the Sutherland Brothers & Quiver.
 
Born On This Day In The Music World:
 
1940 - Percy Sledge
Percy Sledge, soul singer, (1966 UK No.4 and US No.1 single 'When A Man Loves A Woman'). He died on April 14th 2015.
 
1944 - Bev Bevan
English rock musician Bev Bevan, drummer with The Move who had the 1969 UK No.1 single 'Blackberry Way'. With Electric Light Orchestra had the 1979 UK No.3 & US No.4 single 'Don't Bring Me Down' plus 26 other Top 40 hits. Bevan also served as the touring drummer for Black Sabbath during their 1983 Born Again Tour.
 
1944 - Bob Lind
Bob Lind, singer, (1966 US & UK No.5 single 'Elusive Butterfly').
 
1950 - Jocelyn Brown
Jocelyn Brown, singer, (1997 UK No.5 single 'Something Goin' On', worked with John Lennon, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen).
 
1959 - Steve Rothery
Steve Rothery, guitarist from British rock band Marillion who had the 1985 UK No.2 single 'Kayleigh'. The band achieved eight Top Ten UK albums between 1983 and 1994, including a No.1 album in 1985 with Misplaced Childhood.
 
1960 - Amy Grant
Amy Grant, singer, (1991 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Baby Baby').
 
1964 - Mark Lanegan
Mark Lanegan American alternative rock musician and singer-songwriter. Lanegan was a co-founder of Screaming Trees and was also a member of Queens of the Stone Age and is featured on five of the band's albums
 
1966 - Stacey Lattishaw
Stacey Lattishaw, (1980 US No.21 single 'Let Me Be Your Angel', 1980 UK No.3 single 'Jump to The Beat').
 
1967 - Rodney Sheppard
Rodney Sheppard, guitarist from American rock band Sugar Ray who had the 1999 UK No. 10 single 'Every Morning'.
 
1968 - Tunde
Tunde, singer, Lighthouse Family, (1996 UK No.4 single 'Lifted' plus 9 other UK Top 40 singles). Now solo.
 
Enjoy your Thanksgiving day tomorrow, until Friday, take care and stay safe.  
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1961 - Jimmy Page
Neil Christian and the Crusaders, featuring a young Jimmy Page on guitar, played a concert at Holloway Women’s Prison in London, England. The inmates were all dressed in washed out yellow, green, blue and red faded floral print dresses and wore homemade mascara, using the charcoal from burnt matches.
 
1962 - The Beatles
The Beatles recorded their first BBC radio session at the BBC Paris studio on Regent Street in London. They played 'Twist and Shout', 'Love Me Do' and 'P.S. I Love You', the tracks were aired on the BBC Light Program 'Talent Spot.'
 
1964 - The Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger was fined £16 for driving offences by a court in Tettenhall, Staffs. His solicitor told the court: "The Duke of Marlborough had longer hair than my client and he won some famous battles. His hair was powdered, I think because of fleas. My client has no fleas."
 
1967 - Jimi Hendrix
The 16-date UK package tour  with Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Move, The Nice, The Outer Limits, The Eire Apparent and Amen Corner travelled to Belfast to appear for two shows at the Whitla Hall, Queens College. It was Jimi's 25th birthday and before the shows the guitarist was given a birthday cake by the promoters This was to be the only concert that The Jimi Hendrix Experience ever played in Ireland.
 
1970 - The Sunshine In
Black Sabbath, Cactus and Steel Mill, (featuring Bruce Springsteen) all appeared at the Sunshine In, Asbury Park in New Jersey. All three acts played two shows, tickets cost $5.00.
 
1970 - George Harrison
George Harrison released All Things Must Pass which includes the hit singles 'My Sweet Lord' and 'What Is Life', as well as songs such as 'Isn't It a Pity' and the title track that had been turned down for inclusion on releases by the Beatles. The triple album would go on to be certified 6x Platinum by the RIAA, making it the best selling album by a solo Beatle.
 
1976 - Glen Campbell
20 Golden Greats by Glen Campbell started a six-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart. During his 50 years in show business, Campbell released more than 70 albums and has sold over 45 million records.
 
1981 - Elton John
The British Phonographic industry placed advertisements in the press claiming that 'home taping was wiping out music'. The Boomtown Rats, 10cc, Elton John and Cliff Richard all backed the campaign.
 
1982 - Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie was No.1 in the US with 'Truly'. Richie achieved a No.1 each year from 78-86 as a writer, 'Three Times A Lady', 'Still', 'Lady (Kenny Rodgers), 'Endless Love', (Diana Ross), 'All Night Long', 'Hello' 'Say 'You Say Me and as co-writer of 'We Are The World'.
 
1986 - Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi were at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You Give Love A Bad Name', it peaked at No.14 in the UK. Released as the first single from the album Slippery When Wet, in 2009 it was named the 20th-greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1.
 
1991 - Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury's funeral service was conducted by a Zoroastrian priest, for 35 of his close friends and family, with Elton John and the remaining members of Queen among those in attendance. Mercury was cremated at Kensal Green Cemetery, West London, England.
 
1996 - John Squire
Former Stones Roses guitarist John Squires new band The Seahorses made their live debut, when they played at The Buckley Tivoli, England in front of 200 fans.
 
1997 - Michael Hutchence
A disturbed rock fan brought the funeral of INXS singer Michael Hutchence to a standstill when he tried to launch himself from a 20 ft. high balcony with a cord around his neck. He was removed by police and taken away to a psychiatric unit.
 
2003 - The Rolling Stones
Figures released by The Rolling Stones showed that the band had grossed £175m from their 2002 '40 Licks World Tour.' The report also showed they had made over $1billion from 1989-2002 from royalties, album sales and tour revenue.
 
2005 - 50 Cent
Multimillionaire defense contractor David H. Brooks booked New York’s Rainbow Rooms and his daughter Elizabeth’s favorite acts for her ‘bat mitzvah’ coming-of-age celebration. The stars who appeared included 50 Cent, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Stevie Nicks. 50 Cent who was paid $500,000 to appear performed only four songs but he did manage to work in the lyric, "Go shorty, it's your bat mitzvah, we gonna party like it's your bat mitzvah". The party cost an estimated $10 million, including the price of corporate jets to ferry the performers to and from the venue.
 
2005 - Tony Meehan
Tony Meehan drummer with The Shadows died aged 62 from head injuries sustained in a fall at his London flat in Maida Vale. Had the 1963 UK No.1 single 'Foot Tapper' plus 28 other UK Top 40 singles. Left The Shadows in 1961 to work as a session drummer with Joe Meek. Also had the UK No.1 hit ‘Diamonds’ with Jet Harris.
 
2005 - Tony Meehan
Tony Meehan drummer with The Shadows died aged 62 from head injuries sustained in a fall at his London flat in Maida Vale. Had the 1963 UK No.1 single 'Foot Tapper' plus 28 other UK Top 40 singles. Left The Shadows in 1961 to work as a session drummer with Joe Meek. Also had the UK No.1 hit ‘Diamonds’ with Jet Harris.
 
2006 - Cliff Richard
Sir Cliff Richard lost a battle to extend the number of years that musicians could receive royalties for their records. Richard wanted copyright to last 95 years, rather than the present 50 years, but an independent review recommend the terms would not change. Sir Cliff's earliest big hit ‘Move It’, recorded in 1958 would start to come out of copyright in 2008.
 
2014 - Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift was at No.1 on the US album chart with her fifth studio album 1989. The total US sales figure from the debut week of 1989 was the highest of any album since 2002 and 1989 became the best-selling album of 2014 in the US. The album has now sold over 9 million copies worldwide.
 
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1935 - Al Jackson
Al Jackson, drummer, Booker T and the MG's. (1962 US No.3 single 'Green Onions', 1969 UK No.4 single 'Time Is Tight'. Shot dead by burglars at his home 1st October 1975.
 
1936 - Henri Belolo
French music producer and songwriter Henri Belolo. He was the creator along with Jacques Morali of acts like The Ritchie Family and Village People. He died on 3 August 2019 in Paris, France age 82.
 
1941 - Eddie Rabbitt
Eddie Rabbitt, singer, songwriter who had the 1981 US No.1 hit 'I Love A Rainy Night'. Elvis Presley, Dr Hook and Tom Jones all recorded his songs. He died of cancer on 7th May 1998.
 
1942 - Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix, guitarist, singer, songwriter who had the 1967 UK No.6 single 'Hey Joe', the 1970 UK No.1 single 'Voodoo Chile', and the 1968 US No.1 and UK No.6 album 'Electric Ladyland'. Hendrix who is widely considered to be the greatest guitarist in musical history made appearances at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, the iconic 1969 Woodstock Festival and the 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival. Hendrix died on 18th September 1970 after choking on his own vomit.
 
1944 - Trevor Davis
Trevor Davis, from British pop/rock group, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, who scored the 1968 UK No.1 single 'Legend Of Xanadu'. Davis died in hospital on 13th January 2015 following a short illness.
 
1945 - Randy Brecker
Randy Brecker, from jazz-rock American music group Blood Sweat & Tears. They scored the 1969 US No.2 single 'Spinning Wheel', and the 1969 US No.12 single 'You've Made Me So Very Happy'. They had a US No.1 with their second album Blood, Sweat & Tears in 1968.
 
1959 - Charlie Burchill
Charlie Burchill, guitarist with Scottish rock band, Simple Minds, who had the 1985 US No.1 single 'Don't You, Forget About Me', and the 1989 UK No.1 single 'Belfast Child', plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles. In 2016, they won the British Academy's Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection.
 
1960 - Ashley Ingram
Ashley Ingram, from English three piece band Imagination, who had the 1982 UK No.2 single 'Just An Illusion'.
 
1962 - Calvin Hayes
Calvin Hayes from British band Johnny Hates Jazz who had the 1987 UK No.5 single and international success with 'Shattered Dreams'.
 
1962 - Charlie Benante
Charlie Benante, Anthrax, (1991 UK No.16 single 'Got The Time').
 
1962 - Mike Bordin
Mike Bordin, drummer, from American rock band, Faith No More who had the 1993 UK No.3 and US No.4 hit single with their version of The Commodores 'I'm Easy'. They had the best-selling albums The Real Thing (1989) and Angel Dust (1992).
 
1965 - Fiachna O'Braonain
Fiachna O'Braonain from Irish rock group Hothouse Flowers who scored the 1988 UK No.11 single 'Don't Go'. Their first album, People, released in 1988 became the most successful debut album in Irish history. It reached the No.1 slot in Ireland within a week and eventually reached No.2 in the UK Albums Chart.
 
1965 - Wallis Buchannan
Wallis Buchannan, from Jamiroquai who had the 1993 UK No.1 album Emergency on Planet Earth and the 1998 UK No.1 single 'Deeper Underground'. Jamiroquai have sold more than 26 million albums worldwide and won a Grammy Award in 1998.
 
1973 - Twista
Twista, (a.k.a Tung Twista, born Carl Terrell Mitchell), US rapper known for being the fastest in the world at rap delivery at one time. (2004 US No.1 album ‘Kamikaze’ 2004, US No.1 single ‘Slow Jamz’).
 
1978 - Mike Skinner
Mike Skinner, singer, songwriter, aka The Streets, (2004 UK No.1 album 'A Grand Don't Come For Free').
 
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1954 - Winifred Atwell
Winifred Atwell was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Let's Have Another Party.' Atwell was the first black artist to reach No.1 in the UK and the first black artist to sell a million records.
 
1960 - Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Are You Lonesome Tonight', his third US No.1 of 1960. The single included a spoken passage loosely based on Shakespeare.
 
1962 - The Beatles
The Beatles performed two evening shows: the first at The Cavern Club in Liverpool and the second at the 527 Club in Liverpool. The 527 Club show was a dance for the staff of Lewis Department Store in Liverpool, held on the top floor of the store.
 
1964 - The Shangri-Las
The Shangri-Las went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the 'teen death song', 'Leader Of The Pack'. When released in the UK the song was refused airplay by the BBC, (probably due to its death theme), where it went on to chart three times: No.11 in 1965; No.3 in 1972 (by which time the BBC ban had been lifted); and once again at No.7 in 1976.
 
1967 - The Beatles
The Beatles recorded their last fan club record as a group; 'Christmas Time Is Here Again!' The Beatles' Christmas records were spoken and musical messages from the group that were posted out on flexi disc at Christmas time to members of their official fan-clubs in the United Kingdom and the United States.
 
1970 - Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan's 11th studio album New Morning was on the UK charts, his 6th UK No.1. The album featured 'If Not For You' which was recorded by both George Harrison (on his 1970 album All Things Must Pass), and became the title track for Olivia Newton-John's 1971 debut album.
 
1970 - Dave Edmunds
Dave Edmunds was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of the 1955 Smiley Lewis hit 'I Hear You Knocking.' Also the first release on the new MAM record label.
 
1974 - John Lennon
John Lennon made his last ever concert appearance when he joined Elton John on stage at Madison Square Gardens in New York City. Lennon performed three songs; 'Whatever Gets You Thru The Night', 'I Saw Her Standing There' and 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.'
 
1976 - Sex Pistols
The Sex Pistols appeared on BBC TV's 'Nationwide' and ITV's 'London Weekend Show' in the UK.
 
1976 - Tom Robinson
The Tom Robinson Band made their live debut at The Hope & Anchor, London. The bands biggest hit '2-4-6-8 Motorway' peaked at No.5 in the UK in Oct 77. Robinson now also works as a radio presenter.
 
1987 - David Bowie
David Bowie played the second of four sold-out nights during his Glass Spider Tour in Australia and New Zealand at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne.
 
1987 - Jennifer Warnes
Taken from the film 'Dirty Dancing', the Jennifer Warnes' duet with Bill Medley '(I've Had) The Time Of My Life', went to No.1 on the US singles chart. In the UK the song had two chart outings: in November 1987, after the film's initial release, the song peaked at No.6; and in January 1991, after the film was shown on mainstream television, the song reached No.8.
 
1987 - R.E.M.
R.E.M. had their first entry in the Top 10 on the US singles chart with ‘The One I Love.’
 
1991 - Nirvana
Nirvana recorded a performance for BBC TV music show Top Of The Pops in London. When asked to lip-sync 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' to a pre-recorded tape Kurt Cobain protested by singing an octave lower (he later confirmed he was imitating Morrissey from The Smiths), and attempted to eat his microphone at one point. He also changed some of the lyrics, exchanging the opening line "load up on guns, bring your friends," for "load up on drugs, kill your friends."
 
1992 - Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston started a record-breaking fourteen-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Will Always Love You', taken from the 'Bodyguard' soundtrack. The song was written by Dolly Parton.
 
1993 - Jerry Edmonton
Steppenwolf drummer Jerry Edmonton was killed in a car crash not far from his Santa Barbara, California home, he was 47. Steppenwolf had the 1969 US No.2 & UK No.30 single 'Born To Be Wild'.
 
1999 - Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Millennium Prayer', despite the record being boycotted by most radio stations. It became Cliff's 14th UK No.1.
 
2000 - David Bowie
David Bowie was crowned the musician's musician. Bowie beat The Beatles and alternative rockers Radiohead in a survey by the NME that asked hundreds of top rock and pop stars to name their biggest musical influence.
 
2000 - Madonna
Madonna played her first British show for more than seven years at London's Brixton Academy. Tickets changed hands for more than £1,000. QXL.com the internet auctioneers sold one pair for £2,204.
 
2002 - Tony McCarroll
Tony McCarroll the original drummer with Oasis failed in a bid to sue the group's lawyers after he was sacked because he took too long to file his claim. Judge Justice Gray, at the High Court in London, told McCarroll his case could not proceed because he had brought his claim outside of the six-year time limit.
 
2004 - Metallica
Metallica played the last show on their 137-date ‘Madly in Anger with the World Tour’ at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. It became the fourth-highest grossing tour of 2004, reaping $60,500,000 in ticket sales.
 
2006 - Kid Rock
US actress Pamela Anderson filed for divorce from rapper Kid Rock after just four months of marriage. In a statement on her website the 39-year-old confirmed she had split from Rock.
 
2007 - Kanye West
Kanye West and stuntman Evel Knievel settled a copyright dispute over West's use of the name "Evel Kanyevel" in a music video. The 69-year-old daredevil had claimed his image was tarnished by the video’s "vulgar, sexual nature." The clip for Touch The Sky, showed the rap star cavorting with Pamela Anderson and trying to jump a rocket-powered motorcycle over a canyon.
 
2013 - George Harrison
It was reported that George Harrison's sister was living in a pre-fabricated home and "struggling for money" since her allowance from The Beatles star's estate was cut off about a year after he died. 82-year-old Louise Harrison admitted that she had no access to her brother's multi-million dollar fortune and was cash-poor living in rural Missouri. She never challenged her brother's estate, adding "I don't care about the money, it's been over ten years and I haven't made any ripples."
 
2016 - Ray Columbus
New Zealand born Ray Columbus, singer and songwriter, television host, music manager and entertainer died aged 74. He was the lead singer of Ray Columbus & the Invaders, who scored the 1964 hit was 'She's A Mod', a No.1 hit in Australia, the first song from a New Zealand group to reach the top of the charts in another country. During the 60s, Columbus toured with The Rolling Stones, Roy Orbison and The Newbeats.
 
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