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This Day In The History Of Music.

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Elvis Presley made his first public appearance as a singer on this day. It did not go well: he came fifth in a local talent show. But he was only ten years old. October 3, 1945; Chopin: The Day the Music Died The brief life of Chopin, one of music’s earliest superstars, ended on this day when the sickly composer fell victim to tuberculosis.  Source- | This Day In Music. For those who may not know. Elvis Presley was known as the King of Rock-n-Roll. 

P.S I am thinking about posting each day. If anyone in the Pandora community would like to add or suggest this post, then please do. I welcome all who are interested. Thank you. Take care everyone, and please stay safe as well.

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P.S Here is my new source for Music History. https://www.onthisday.com/  This includes opera as well as classical music. I will keep the other source in the above titled This Day In Music. I have over 300 posts that have been done using that source, so all who want to use it can just click on it from here. Be 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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Born On This Day In The Music World:

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.
 
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This day in music history for this Wednesday. 

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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.
 
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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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1929 - Berry Gordy
Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records. In 1957 Jackie Wilson recorded 'Reet Petite', a song Gordy had co-written with his sister Gwen and writer-producer Billy Davis. Wilson recorded six more songs co-written by Gordy over the next two years, including 'Lonely Teardrops'. Gordy reinvested the profits from his songwriting success into producing. In 1957, he discovered the Miracles (originally known as the Matadors) and began building a portfolio of successful artists. Over the next decade, he signed such artists as The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Stevie Wonder and the Jackson 5.
 
1939 - Gary Troxel
Gary Troxel, The Fleetwoods, (1959 US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'Come Softly To Me').
 
1940 - Bruce Channel
Bruce Channel, US singer, (1962 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Hey! Baby').
 
1940 - Clem Curtis
Trinidadian British singer, Clem Curtis, the original lead vocalist of sixties soul group The Foundations who scored the 1967 UK No.1 single 'Baby Now That I've Found You' and the 1969 US No.3 single 'Build Me Up A Buttercup'. The group was the first multi-racial group to have a No.1 hit in the UK in the 1960s. Curtis died on 27 March 2017 at the age of 76, after a lung cancer diagnosis earlier that year.
 
1943 - Randy Newman
Randy Newman, singer, songwriter, Composer of 'Mama Told Me Not To Come', 'Simon Smith And The Amazing Dancing Bear', 1977 US No.2 single 'Short People.' Film soundtracks including 'Ragtime.' Once hailed as the greatest songwriter alive by Paul McCartney. Since the 1980s, Newman has worked mostly as a film composer, his film scores include Ragtime, Toy Story; A Bug's Life; Toy Story 2; Monsters, Inc.; Cars; Toy Story 3; and Monsters University.
 
1948 - Beeb Birtles
Beeb Birtles from Australian group, Little River Band who scored the 1978 US No.3 single 'Reminiscing' plus 12 other US Top 40 singles selling more than 30 million records.
 
1949 - Hugh McKenna
Hugh McKenna, keyboards, from the Sensational Alex Harvey Band who had the 1975 UK No.7 single 'Delilah, and the 1975 album Next.
 
1954 - David Jaynes
David Jaynes, from British pop band Modern Romance who had the 1982 UK No.4 single 'Best Years Of Our Lives' and a string of UK hits.
 
1958 - David Van Day
David Van Day, singer, from pop vocal duo Dollar who had the 1981 UK No.4 single 'Mirror Mirror'.
 
1959 - Richard Grossman
Australian bassist Richard Grossman who has played bass guitar for the Divinyls and Hoodoo Gurus and was also a member of Australian bands: Matt Finish, Ghostwriters, Persian Rugs, The Kelly Gang and Men At Work.
 
1962 - Matt Cameron
Matt Cameron, drummer with Soundgarden, who joined Pearl Jam in 1998. At the age of thirteen, he and some friends played in a cover band called KISS, however, after a letter from the management of the rather better-known band Kiss, threatening the boys with legal action, they called it a day.
 
1968 - Dawn Robinson
Dawn Robinson, En Vogue, (1992 US No.2 & UK No.4 single 'My Lovin').
 
1970 - Matt Cheslin
Matt Cheslin, bass player, Neds Atomic Dustbin, (1991 UK No.16 single 'Happy').
 
1979 - Chamillionaire
Chamillionaire, (born Hakeem Seriki), US rapper, (2006 US No.1 & UK No.2 single ‘Ridin’).
 
1983 - Rostam Batmanglij
American songwriter, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Rostam Batmanglij from Vampire Weekend. 2010 US & UK No.1 album, ‘Contra’ and the 2013 US No.1 album 'Modern Vampires of the City'.
 
1984 - Trey Songz
Trey Songz, American singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, and rapper. He had the US No.1 album Trigga in 2014.
 
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1963 - The Beatles
'I Want To Hold Your Hand' by The Beatles was released in the UK. For the first time ever in the UK advanced orders passed the million mark before it was released.
 
1965 - The Rolling Stones
Colorado Governor John A. Love declared a Rolling Stones day throughout the State as The Stones appeared at The Denver Coliseum in Colorado during a North American tour.
 
1969 - The Beatles
The Beatles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with their twenty-sixth release in the United States. 'Come Together / Something', which became the group's 18th US No.1. Lennon was inspired by Timothy Leary's campaign for governor of California titled "Come together, join the party" against Ronald Reagan giving him the idea for the track. ’Something’ was the first Beatles song written by George Harrison to appear as an A-side.
 
1976 - Sex Pistols
Lancaster local council cancelled the Sex Pistols gig at Lancaster Poly, England. The reason was given in a statement by the council saying: 'We don't want that sort of filth (The Sex Pistols) in the town limits.'
 
1980 - Abba
ABBA scored their ninth and last UK No.1 single with 'Super Trouper', the group's 25th Top 40 hit in the UK. The name "Super Trouper" referred to the gigantic spotlights used in stadium concerts.
 
1980 - John Lennon
John and Yoko's Double Fantasy album was released. Though initially poorly received, the album is notable for its association with Lennon's murder three weeks after its release, whereupon it became a worldwide commercial success, and went on to win the 1981 Album of the Year at the 24th Annual Grammy Awards.
 
1997 - Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston pulled out of a concert sponsored by the Moonies two hours before she was due on stage after finding out the event was a mass wedding for over 1,000 Moonie couple's. The religious group said they had no intention of suing providing the singer returned the $1m fee she had received.
 
1997 - Lou Reed
'Perfect Day' performed by various artists including Elton John, Bono, Tom Jones & David Bowie went to No.1 on the UK singles chart. Originally written and recorded in 1973 by Lou Reed, this new collaboration of 29 major artists was a fund raiser for the BBC Children In Need charity.
 
1999 - Curtis Knight
American singer and bandleader Curtis Knight died aged 54. Jimi Hendrix had been a member of his band in the 60s. Though Hendrix wasn't in the group very long, he was featured on over 60 songs, 26 studio and 35 live recordings some of which have been released on record.
 
2000 - Larry Mullen
U2's Larry Mullen came to the rescue of motorcyclist who had been involved in an accident. Larry was driving home when he saw the motorcyclist who had crashed and stopped to call for help on his phone and then waited for the ambulance to arrive.
 
2001 - George Harrison
Beatles guitarist George Harrison died in Los Angeles of lung cancer aged 58. Following the breakup of The Beatles Harrison had a successful career as a solo artist and later as part of the Traveling Wilburys. The youngest member of The Beatles, (aged 16 when he joined), his compositions include ‘Taxman’, ‘Here Comes the Sun’, ‘Something’, and ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’. Harrison released the acclaimed triple album, All Things Must Pass, in 1970, from which came the worldwide No.1 single 'My Sweet Lord.'
 
2002 - Paul McCartney
Three paintings by Sir Paul McCartney were bought for just £35 each at the Secrets Postcard Sale at London's Royal College of Art. Members of the public gambled on whether they were buying works by celebrity artists at a fraction of their value, as a picture's creator was only made known after it has sold.
 
2005 - Simon Cowell
Pop Idol creator Simon Fuller dropped his £100m copyright case against the X Factor's Simon Cowell after Fuller settled the case out of court in a deal which made him a joint partner in the X Factor show. Mr Fuller had claimed Mr Cowell's ITV talent show X Factor copied his successful Pop Idol format, in a case taken to London's High Court. As part of the settlement, Mr Cowell agreed to appear in at least five more series of American Idol.
 
2007 - Morrissey
Morrissey was set to sue UK music weekly the NME after it failed to apologize for an article focusing on his views on immigration. The magazine had criticized the 48 year old singer and former Smiths star for allegedly telling a reporter Britain had lost its identity due to high levels of immigration.
 
2007 - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle, a convicted sex offender, was arrested for failing to properly register a new permanent address. The 59-year-old had pleaded guilty in 1993 to charges of attempted capital sexual battery by an adult on a victim younger than 12 and being principal to lewd and lascivious behavior on a child younger than 16. He was sentenced to eight years of probation.
 
2007 - Joy Division
Control, the biopic about late Joy Division singer Ian Curtis scooped five prizes at the British Independent Film Awards. The black-and-white film, which featured The Killers, David Bowie and New Order on the soundtrack, was shot for just £3m.
 
2009 - Susan Boyle
Susan Boyle's album became the best-selling debut in UK chart history when it went to No.1 on the UK chart. The 48 year-old runner-up in ITV's Britain's Got Talent, sold 410,000 copies of ‘I Dreamed a Dream’. Boyle also topped the US charts, setting a first-week sales record for a female debut album with 701,000 copies sold in its first week.
 
2019 - Irving Burgie
American musician and songwriter, Irving Burgie regarded as one of the greatest composers of Caribbean music died aged 95. He composed 34 songs for Harry Belafonte, including eight of the 11 songs on the Belafonte album Calypso (1956), the first album of any kind to sell one million copies. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007.
 
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1917 - Merle Travis
country singer, songwriter Merle Travis, who invented the first solid body electric guitar. He wrote 'Sixteen Tons' a 1955 US No.1 for Ernie Ford. Travis died 20th October 1983.
 
1933 - John Mayall
John Mayall, 'father of the UK blues movement', his Bluesbreakers Band has featured Eric Clapton Mick Taylor, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Jack Bruce, Peter Green and Jimmy McCulloch.
 
1939 - Meco Monardo
Meco Monardo, (1977 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Star Wars Theme').
 
1940 - Chuck Mangione
Chuck Mangione, US composer, arranger who had the 1978 US No.4 single, 'Feels So Good'.
 
1941 - Denny Doherty
Denny Doherty, from American folk rock vocal group The Mamas & the Papas who had the 1965 hit 'California Dreamin'', the 1966 US No.1 single 'Monday Monday' and the 1967 hit 'Dedicated to the One I Love'. Doherty died on 19th Jan 2007 at the age of 66 after a short illness. Doherty started his musical career in 1956 with a band called the Hepsters and in 1963, established a friendship with Cass Elliot when she was with a band called The Big 3.
 
1944 - Twink
English drummer, singer and songwriter Twink who was a central figure in the English psychedelic movement. He was a member of The Pretty Things and The Pink Fairies. He has converted to Islam and changed his name to Mohammed Abdullah.
 
1944 - Felix Cavaliere
Felix Cavaliere, keyboards, with American rock band, The Rascals (initially known as The Young Rascals) who had the US No.1 hits 'Good Lovin'' (1966), 'Groovin'' (1967), and 'People Got to Be Free' (1968).
 
1947 - Ronnie Montrose
Ronnie Montrose, guitarist, Montrose, Edgar Winter Group, (1973 US No.1 & UK No.18 single 'Frankenstein). He died on 3 March 2012 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after taking his own life.
 
1951 - Roger Troutman
Roger Troutman, American composer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and the founder of the band Zapp who helped spearhead the funk movement and heavily influenced west coast hip hop due to the scene's heavy sampling of his music over the years. Troutman was found shot and critically wounded outside his northwest Dayton recording studio on 25th April 1999.
 
1951 - Barry Goudreau
Barry Goudreau, guitar, Boston, (1977 UK No.22 single 'More Than A Feeling', 1986 US No.1 single 'Amanda'). Boston have sold more than 75 million records worldwide, including 31 million albums in the United States, of which 17 million were from their self-titled debut album and seven million were for their second album, Don't Look Back, making them one of the world's best-selling artists.
 
1957 - Jennifer Batten
Jennifer Batten, American guitarist who has worked as a session musician and solo artist. Batten played in all three of Michael Jackson's world tours, and from 1999 to 2001 she toured and recorded with Jeff Beck.
 
1958 - Michael Dempsey
Michael Dempsey, bassist from the English new wave band The Lotus Eaters who had the 1983 UK No.15 single 'First Picture Of You' which was a hit in continental Europe, notably France, Italy, Belgium and Spain. Dempsey has also worked with The Cure and Associates.
 
1959 - Wendy Wu
Wendy Wu, Photos, (1980 UK No.56 single 'Irene').
 
1968 - Jonathan Knight
Jonathan Knight, from American boy band New Kids On The Block, who had the 1989 UK No.1 single 'You Got It, The Right Stuff', and the 1990 US No.1 single 'Step By Step'. They enjoyed success in the late 1980s and early 1990s and have sold more than 80 million records worldwide.
 
1968 - Martin Carr
Martin Carr, guitarist, singer with English alternative rock band The Boo Radleys who had the 1995 UK No.9 single 'Wake Up Boo'.
 
1974 - Apl.De.Ap
Apl.De.Ap, vocals, Black Eyed Peas, (2003 US & UK No.1 single 'Where Is The Love').
 
1979 - The Game
The Game, (Jayceon Terrell Taylor), American rapper, (2005 US No.1 with his debut album, The Documentary).
 
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1963 - The Beatles
The Beatles second album With The Beatles became the first million selling album by a group in the UK. The album stayed at the top of the charts for 21 weeks, displacing Please Please Me, so that The Beatles occupied the top spot for 51 consecutive weeks.
 
1968 - Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Wichita Lineman.' Jimmy Webb's inspiration for the lyrics came while driving through Wa**ahem**a County in northern Oklahoma. Webb was driving through an endless litany of telephone poles, each looking exactly the same as the last. Then, in the distance, he noticed the silhouette of a solitary lineman atop a pole. Webb then "put himself atop that pole and put that phone in his hand" as he considered what the lineman was saying into the receiver.
 
1969 - The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones played the final night on a 17 date North American tour at the International Raceway Festival, West Palm Beach, Florida. Also appearing, The Moody Blues, Ten Years After, King Crimson, Janis Joplin, The Band, Steppenwolf and Iron Butterfly.
 
1971 - Sly and the Family Stone
Sly And The Family Stone were at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Family Affair', their fourth and final No.1. Rolling Stone magazine later ranked the song No.138 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
 
1982 - Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson's Thriller album was released. It spent 190 weeks on the UK album chart became the biggest selling pop album of all time, with sales over 66 million copies. Seven singles were released from the album, including 'Beat It', which featured guitarists Eddie Van Halen and Steve Lukather and 'Billie Jean'.
 
1985 - Wham!
Wham! Were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I'm Your Man', the duo's third UK No.1, a No.3 hit in the US.
 
1989 - Happy Mondays
The Happy Mondays and fellow Mancunians The Stone Roses both made their debut appearance on UK TV music show Top Of The Pops. The Mondays performed 'Hallelujah' and the Stones Roses 'Fools Gold.'
 
1991 - Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson scored his fourth UK No.1 album with his eighth studio album Dangerous. The album has sold over 32 million copies worldwide making it one of the best selling albums of all time.
 
1991 - Rob Pilatus
Milli Vanilli singer Rob Pilatus attempted suicide while staying at The Mondrian Hotel, Los Angeles by taking an overdose of sleeping pills and slashing his wrists.
 
1994 - Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur was shot five times during a robbery outside a New York City recording studio.
 
1996 - Ice Cube
Ice Cube obtained a restraining order to keep an obsessed fan away from him and his family. Cynthia Renee Collins was told to stop harassing the 26 year-old rapper, and stay at least 100 feet away from him.
 
1996 - Tiny Tim
American singer and ukulele player Tiny Tim (Herbert Khaury) died from a heart attack on stage while playing his hit ‘Tiptoe Through the Tulips’ at a club in Minneapolis. On 17 December 1969, he married Victoria Mae Budinger on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, a publicity stunt that attracted over 40 million viewers. (they had a daughter, Tulip Victoria). He performed at the 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival in front of a crowd of 600,000 people.
 
1999 - Elton John
Elton John was blasted by the Boy Scout Association after he appeared on stage at London's Albert Hall performing 'It's A Sin' with six male dancers dressed as Boy Scouts. The dancers had peeled of their uniforms during the performance.
 
1999 - Don Harris
Don 'Sugarcane' Harris was found dead in his Los Angeles apartment at the age of 61. The American guitarist and violinist was part of the 50s duo Don & Dewey. He also worked with Little Richard, John Mayall, Frank Zappa, John Lee Hooker and Johnny Otis.
 
2000 - Loverboy
Scott Smith bassist for the Canadian rock band Loverboy died age 45. He was sailing his boat with two friends off the coast of San Francisco near the Golden Gate Bridge, when a large wave swept him overboard. Loverboy were best known for their hit singles ‘Working for the Weekend’ and ‘Turn Me Loose’, although their US Top Ten hits were ‘Lovin' Every Minute of It’ in 1985 and ‘This Could Be the Night’. Loverboy sold over 23 million records and in 1986 the band won six Juno Awards in 1982. He also later worked as a late-night radio DJ at CFOX.
 
2001 - Jennifer Lopez
The first Top Of The Pops UK Awards were held in Manchester, with categories voted by viewers of the BBC show. Winners included: Best pop act: Westlife, Best R&B Act: Destiny's Child, Best Rock Act: U2, Best Dance Act: Fatboy Slim, Best Newcomer: Nelly Furtado, Best Single: Kylie Minogue, 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head', Best Album: Travis, 'The Invisible Band', Artist on top of the world: Jennifer Lopez, Hall of Fame Award went to Paul McCartney.
 
2002 - George Harrison
High Court probate records showed that George Harrison left his fortune of £99m in a trust to his wife Olivia and his son Dhani, depriving the taxman of £40m. His English mansion near Henley-on-Thames was said to be worth £15m.
 
2003 - Ramones
A block of East 2nd Street in New York City was officially renamed Joey Ramone Place. It is the block where Joey once lived with band mate Dee Dee Ramone and is near the music club CBGB, where the Ramones played their first gigs. In 2010, it was reported that "Joey Ramone Place," was New York City's most stolen sign. As of September 27, the sign has been moved to 20 feet above ground level.
 
2005 - 50 Cent
50 Cent was planning to create a vibrator of his manhood, so his female fans could pretend to have sex with him. The rapper was also planning to sell a line of condoms and waterproof sex toys designed to excite his female fans. The rapper said: "I need to make a 50 Cent condom and motorized version of me, which will have to be waterproof so you can utilize it in the tub, Blue is my favourite colour so it will probably be blue’.
 
2005 - Pete Doherty
Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty was arrested on suspicion of possessing class A drugs after he was stopped by police while driving his car in Ealing, west London. Police had stopped the vehicle because it was being driven "in an erratic manner" and recovered "substances" from the scene.
 
2006 - Syd Barrett
The sale of Syd Barrett's final belongings were sold by Cheffins auctioneers in Cambridge, England. The sale of the 77 items raised £119,890 ($233,786). Ten paintings alone raised over £55,000 and two bicycles over £10,000. The sale included such things as the armchair he used to sit in, his home-made bread bin, tools, notebooks and binders and books. The sale catalogue described Barrett - who quit Pink Floyd in 1968 - as a man with a "total disinterest in materialism."
 
2007 - Christies Rock & Roll Auction
During a Christies Rock & Roll auction held the Rockefeller Plaza, New York City a collection of 276 ticket stubs compiled by a rock journalist who covered many rock concerts at New York City venues sold for $2,000. The tickets included concerts by: Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa, The Beach Boys, Pink Floyd, The Allman Brothers Band, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Grateful Dead and Bruce Springsteen.
 
2012 - Rihanna
Rihanna was at No.1 on the UK album chart with her seventh studio album Unapologetic. The album produced seven singles including 'Diamonds', which became Rihanna's twelfth No.1 song, tying her with Madonna and The Supremes for fourth most No.1 songs in the history of the chart.
 
2012 - Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell played the very last live performance of his lifetime when he appeared at Uptown Theatre in Napa, California. Campbell revealed his Alzheimer's diagnosis to the public in 2011, and had set out on his Goodbye Tour as a way to say farewell to his fans.
 
2015 - Sinead O'Connor
Sinead O’Connor was receiving medical treatment after a message about her taking an overdose was posted on her Facebook page. "I have taken an overdose. There is no other way to get respect," the post read. The Irish singer was found safely in Dublin by Police.
 
2015 - Peter Hook
Former New Order bassist Peter Hook was suing his ex-bandmates for £2.3m, ($3.5m). Hook accused Bernard Sumner and Stephen and Gillian Morris of "pillaging" the pop group's assets after the three other band members set up a company without him to handle the band's income in 2011.
 
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1915 - Brownie McGhee
African-American folk music and blues singer and guitarist, Brownie McGhee. He is best known for his collaboration with the harmonica player Sonny Terry. McGhee died of stomach cancer on 16 February 1996 in Oakland, California, aged 80.
 
1924 - Allan Sherman
Allan Sherman, singer, (1963 US No.2 & UK No.14 single 'Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah'). He died on 21st November 1973 aged 49.
 
1929 - **ahem** Clark
**ahem** Clark, host of US TV's longest running music show American Bandstand and he created and produced the annual American Music Awards show. Clark died on April 18, 2012.
 
1937 - Frank Ifield
Frank Ifield, singer, (1962 UK No.1 single 'I Remember You', plus 15 other UK Top 40 singles).
 
1943 - Leo Lyons
Leo Lyons, bass, Ten Years After, (1970 No.10 UK single 'Love Like A Man').
 
1944 - Rob Grill
Rob Grill, who with Grass Roots had the 1968 US No.5 single 'Midnight Confessions', plus 13 other US Top 40 singles. Grill died on 11th July 2011 after suffering a head injury from a fall caused by a stroke. He was 67.
 
1945 - Roger Glover
Roger Glover, bassist with Deep Purple who had the 1970 UK No.2 single 'Black Night' and the 1973 US No. 4 single 'Smoke On The Water'.
 
1953 - June Pointer
June Pointer, singer with American R&B singing group The Pointer Sisters who had the 1981 US No.2 single, 'Slow Hand' and the 1984 UK No.2 single 'Automatic'. The Pointer Sisters have won three Grammy Awards and had 13 US top 20 hits between 1973 and 1985.
 
1953 - David Sancious
David Sancious, keyboard player and guitarist, and an early member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. Sancious contributed to the first three Springsteen albums and has also worked with Stanley Clarke, Narada Michael Walden, Zucchero Fornaciari, Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel and Sting among many others.
 
1954 - George McArdale
George McArdale, from Australian group, Little River Band who scored the 1978 US No.3 single 'Reminiscing' plus 12 other US Top 40 singles selling more than 30 million records.
 
1955 - Billy Idol
William Broad (Billy Idol), singer, Generation X, (1979 UK No.11 single 'King Rocker'). Solo (1987 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Mony Mony', plus nine other UK top 40 singles).
 
1957 - Richard Barbieri
Richard Barbieri, Japan, (1982 UK No.5 single 'Ghosts').
 
1957 - John Ashton
John Ashton, guitarist with English rock band The Psychedelic Furs. Film director John Hughes used their song 'Pretty in Pink' for his 1986 movie of the same name.
 
1965 - Paul Wheeler
Paul Wheeler, Icehouse, from Australian rock band Icehouse who had the 1983 UK hit single 'Hey Little Girl'. Their best known singles on the Australian charts were 'Great Southern Land', 'Crazy' and 'Electric Blue'.
 
1968 - Des'ree
Des'ree, UK singer, songwriter, (1998 UK No.8 single 'Life').
 
1973 - John Moyer
John Moyer, bass, Disturbed, (2005 US No.1 album 'Ten Thousand Fists').
 
1978 - Clay Aiken
Clay Aiken, singer, runner-up in 2003 US American Idol, (2003 US No.1 single 'This Is The Night').
 
1987 - Dougie Poynter
Dougie Poynter, bass, vocals, McFly, (2004 UK No.1 single ‘Colours In Her Hair’, 2004 UK No.1 album ‘Room On The 3rd Floor’).
 
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1957 - Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly and the Crickets appeared on 'The Ed Sullivan Show', performing 'That'll Be The Day' and 'Peggy Sue'. Sam Cooke was also a guest on the same show performing 'You Send Me'.
 
1958 - The Teddy Bears
The Teddy Bears were at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘To Know Him is to Love Him.’ The title of the Phil Spector song came from words on his father’s tombstone.
 
1961 - The Beatles
The Beatles performed a lunchtime show at the The Cavern in Liverpool. That night they headlined a six-group Big Beat Session at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton in Wallasey. Between 1961 -1963, The Beatles played at The Tower Ballroom on 27 occasions.
 
1964 - The Who
The Who played the first of 22 consecutive Tuesday night gigs at The Marquee Club in London, the band were paid £50 for each gig. The Marquee Club saw the rise of some of the most important British artists in the 60s such as Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Cream, Manfred Mann, The Nice, Yes, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, King Crimson and many others who all appeared at the club.
 
1966 - Tom Jones
Tom Jones was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of 'Green Green Grass Of Home.' It stayed at No.1 for seven weeks giving Decca records its first million selling single by a British artist. Also a No.11 hit in the US.
 
1967 - Jimi Hendrix
The Jimi Hendrix Experience released their second studio album Axis: Bold as Love. Hendrix expressed dismay regarding the album cover art, which depicts him and the Experience as various forms of Vishnu, incorporating a painting of them by Roger Law, from a photo-portrait by Karl Ferris. Hendrix stated that the cover would have been more appropriate had it highlighted his American Indian heritage.
 
1967 - Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Move, Nice, Outer Limits and Amen Corner played at the Central Hall, Chatham. The Chatham Standard later reported: ‘Hendrix opened his act with the Beatles’ number Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and the three-piece group made as much of an impression as a studio full of musicians. He did several of his own numbers, including unfaultable versions of 'Hey Joe' and 'Purple Haze' and The Troggs 'Wild Thing'.
 
1973 - Carpenters
The Carpenters went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Top Of The World', becoming the duo's second of three No.1 singles, following '(They Long to Be) Close to You' and preceding 'Please Mr. Postman.' Country singer Lynn Anderson covered the song and her version became her first hit when it reached No.2 on the US country singles charts in mid-1973.
 
1976 - Bill Grundy
The Sex Pistols appeared on ITV's live early evening 'Today' show (in place of Queen who had pulled out following a trip to the dentists by Freddie Mercury). Taunted by interviewer Bill Grundy who asked the band to say something outrageous, guitarist Steve Jones says: 'You dirty **ahem**...you dirty **ahem**...what a **ahem** rotter!' Grundy died of a heart attack aged 69 on 9th Feb 1993.
 
1983 - Neil Young
Neil Young was sued by Geffen Records because his new music for the label was ‘not commercial in nature and musically uncharacteristic of his previous albums’. His latest album Everybody's Rockin' featured a selection of rockabilly songs (both covers and original material) which ran for just 25 minutes, Young's shortest album.
 
1984 - Jim Diamond
Jim Diamond was at No.1 in the UK singles chart with 'I Should Have Known Better.' The song was displaced after one week by Band Aid's charity single 'Do They Know It's Christmas’'. Diamond publicly requested that people not buy his single, but instead buy Do They Know It's Christmas?
 
1987 - Pink Floyd
A Kentucky teacher lost her appeal in the US Supreme Court over her sacking after showing Pink Floyd's film The Wall to her class. The court decided that the film was not suitable for minors with its bad language and sexual content.
 
1989 - Sly Stone
Sly Stone was sentenced to 55 days after pleading guilty to a charge of driving under the influence of cocaine, (two weeks later he also pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine and was sentenced to spend 9-14 months in rehab).
 
1990 - Vanilla Ice
Vanilla Ice started a four-week run at No.1 in the UK with the single 'Ice Ice Baby'. The track sampled the bass intro to the Queen and David Bowie No.1 'Under Pressure'. 'Ice Ice Baby' was initially released as the B-side to the rapper's cover of 'Play That Funky Music', and became the A-side after US DJ's started playing it.
 
1993 - Ray Gillen
American rock singer-songwriter Ray Gillen died age 34 from an AIDS related disease in a New York Hospital. He was best known for his work with Badlands, in addition to his stint with Black Sabbath in the mid-1980s and recording most of the vocals on Phenomena's Dream Runner album.
 
1997 - Kenny G
Kenny G set a new world record when he held a note on his saxophone for 45 minutes and 47 seconds. (The record has since been broken by Geovanni Escalante, who held a note for 1 hour, 30 minutes and 45 seconds, using a technique that allows him to blow and breathe at the same time).
 
2006 - Oasis
An Oasis fan enjoyed "the best day of his life" when Noel Gallagher popped round to his house in Poynton, Cheshire to play an intimate gig. Ben Hayes had won a BBC Radio 1 competition to have the star play in his front room as part of a week of gigs compered by DJ Jo Whiley. 15 people packed into his lounge for the tiny gig - with his mother on hand making cups of tea for the crew.
 
2008 - Wham
Wham's Last Christmas was the most played festive track of the last five years. The Performing Right Society put the 1984 hit at the top of their chart of seasonal songs, just ahead of Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas? The Pogues came third with Fairytale of New York, recorded with the late Kirsty MacColl and first released in 1987. Other featured artists include Slade, Mariah Carey and Bruce Springsteen.
 
2012 - Shakira
Shakira was being sued for $100m (£62.4m) by a former boyfriend who acted as her business manager for six years. Antonio de la Rua claimed he was the "principal architect" of a business plan that turned the singer into a global superstar. He was seeking to "recover his share of past and future partnership profits," according to papers filed in New York.
 
2013 - Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan was placed under judicial investigation in France for allegedly provoking ethnic hatred of Croats. It followed a legal complaint lodged by a Croat association in France over a 2012 interview Dylan gave to Rolling Stone magazine. In the interview Dylan allegedly compared the relationship between Jews and Nazis to that of Serbs and Croats.
 
2013 - Martin Sharp
Australian artist, cartoonist, songwriter and film-maker Martin Sharp died from emphysema aged 71. Sharp was called Australia's foremost pop artist. His psychedelic posters of Bob Dylan, Donovan and others, rank as classics of the genre. Martin co-wrote one of Cream's best known songs, ‘Tales of Brave Ulysses’, created the cover art for Cream's Disraeli Gears and Wheels of Fire albums, and in the 1970s became a champion of singer Tiny Tim.
 
2013 - Richard Coughlan
English drummer and percussionist Richard Coughlan died age 66. He was one of the founding members of Caravan in 1968 and remained with the band until his death. Caravan who were signed to Decca Records, blended psychedelic rock, jazz and classical influences to create a distinctive progressive rock sound.
 
2014 - AC/DC
Phil Rudd the drummer of rock band AC/DC pleaded not guilty to charges of threatening to kill and possession of drugs. Phil Rudd was excused from appearing in New Zealand's Tauranga District Court, with his lawyer entering his plea. The 60-year-old Australian-born musician was originally charged with attempting to procure the murder of two men.
 
2016 - Drake
Drake was named Spotify's most-streamed artist of 2016, with his single 'One Dance' the site's biggest song of the year. The Canadian had 4.7 billion streams in this year, more than half of which were for his album Views. 'One Dance' alone was streamed 960 million times. Played consecutively, that would take more than 5,200 years.
 
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1930 - Matt Monro
English singer Matt Monro. Known as “The Man with the Golden Voice”, he scored the 1964 UK No.4 & US No.23 single 'Walk Away' plus 10 other UK Top 40 hits including the 1965 hit with his version of The Beatles' 'Yesterday'. He died on7 February 1985 from liver cancer at the Cromwell Hospital, Ealing, London.
 
1934 - Billy Paul
Billy Paul, (1972 US No.1 & 1973 UK No.12 single 'Me and Mrs. Jones'). Paul died on 24th April 2016 aged 81.
 
1936 - Lou Rawls
Lou Rawls, US singer. Rawls who released more than 60 albums, sold more than 40 million records, had the 1976 US No.2 and UK No.10 single 'You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine'. Rawls died from lung cancer on 6th January 2006 aged 72.
 
1938 - Sandy Nelson
Sandy Nelson, US drummer, (1962 UK No.3 & US No.7 single 'Let There Be Drums'). Worked with The Teddy Bears, Gene Vincent. At end of 1963, Nelson was in a motorcycle accident. The injuries necessitated amputation of his right foot and part of that leg, nonetheless, Nelson continued to record and play drums.
 
1944 - Bette Midler
Bette Midler, singer, actress, (1989 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'Wind Beneath my Wings'). Worked with Barry Manilow, starred in the film 'The Rose' based on the life of Janis Joplin.
 
1944 - Charlie Grima
Charlie Grima, Wizzard, (1973 UK No.1 single 'See My Baby Jive').
 
1944 - Eric Bloom
Eric Bloom, guitar, vocals 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.
 
1944 - John Densmore
John Densmore, drums, The Doors, who had the 1967 US No.1 & UK No.49 single 'Light My Fire' & 1971 single 'Riders On The Storm'. Densmore allowed 'Riders on the Storm' to be used to sell Pirelli Tyres, in the UK only and later stated that he "heard Jim's voice" in his ears and ended up donating the money earned to charity. In 2002, Densmore vetoed an offer by Cadillac for $15 million for 'Break on Through (To the Other Side)' because of Morrison's vehement opposition to licensing the Doors' music for commercial use.
 
1946 - Gilbert O'Sullivan
Gilbert O'Sullivan, singer, songwriter, (1972 UK No.1 single 'Clair', 1972 US No.1 single 'Alone Again Naturally', plus 13 other UK Top 40 singles).
 
1951 - Jaco Pastorius
Jaco Pastorius, jazz bass player, who had the 1976 hit with Weather Report, 'Birdland'. Also worked with Joni Mitchell and Pat Metheny. Died on 21st September 1987 aged 35. He suffered irreversible brain damage after being beaten into a coma after an altercation with a bouncer at the Midnight Club in Fort Lauderdale.
 
1956 - Julee Cruise
Julee Cruise, singer, (1990 UK No. 7 single 'Falling').
 
1959 - Stephen Batt
Stephen Batt, Japan, (1982 UK No.5 single 'Ghosts').
 
1963 - Sam Reid
Sam Reid, Glass Tiger, (1986 UK No.29 single 'Don't Forget Me, When I'm Gone').
 
1971 - Greg Upchurch
Greg Upchurch, drummer with American rock band 3 Doors Down who had the 2003 US No.4 single When I'm Gone', and the 2005 US No.1 album Seventeen Days.
 
1974 - Isaiah "Ikey" Owens
Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, American keyboardist known for his work with The Mars Volta, Jack White and an array of bands from the Long Beach music scene. Owens died on 14th October 2014 aged 39 due to a heart attack in his hotel room in Puebla, Mexico.
 
1977 - Brad Delson
Brad Delson, guitarist with Linkin Park who had the 2002 US No.2 & UK No.4 single 'In The End', and the 2002 US No.2 & 2001 UK No.4 album Hybrid Theory.
 
1988 - Tyler Joseph
Tyler Joseph American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and rapper and lead vocalist for the musical duo Twenty One Pilots. Their second album the 2015 Blurryface peaked at No.1 on the US chart.
 
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1957 - Elvis Presley
Al Priddy a DJ on US radio station KEX in Portland was fired after playing Elvis Presley's version of 'White Christmas' The station management said, 'it's not in the spirit we associate with Christmas'.
 
1963 - The Beatles
The Beatles recorded an appearance on the UK TV comedy program The Morecambe and Wise Show. The Beatles played ‘This Boy’, ‘All My Loving’, and ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ and also participate in comedy sketches with Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise. The program was broadcast on April 18, 1964.
 
1966 - David Bowie
David Bowie released 'Rubber Band', his first single on the Deram label. It was part of a three-track audition tape Bowie's new manager Kenneth Pitt used to persuade the label to sign him. Despite some good reviews in the music press, the single was a flop, once more failing to break into the UK charts.
 
1967 - Monkees
The Monkees album, ‘Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Ltd’ went to No.1 on the US album chart. It was their fourth album to sell over a million copies, following ‘The Monkees’, ‘More Of The Monkees’ and ‘Headquarters’.
 
1969 - The Supremes
Cindy Birdsong of The Supremes was kidnapped at knifepoint by a maintenance man who worked in the building she lived in. She later escaped unharmed by jumping out of his car on the San Diego freeway. The kidnapper was arrested in Las Vegas four days later.
 
1976 - Pink Floyd
The first day of the photo shoot for the forthcoming Pink Floyd Animals album cover took place at Battersea Power Station in London, England with a giant inflatable pig lashed between two of the structure's tall towers. A trained marksman was hired ready to fire if the inflatable escaped, but was not needed on this, the first day. Unfortunately the following day the marksman hadn't been rebooked, so when the inflatable broke free from its moorings, it was able to float away, eventually landing in Kent where it was recovered by a local farmer, reportedly furious that it had ‘scared his cows.’
 
1978 - Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Da Ya Think I'm Sexy', the singers fifth UK chart topper. A plagiarism lawsuit by Brazilian musician Jorge Ben Jor confirmed that the song had been derived from his composition 'Taj Mahal'. Stewart agreed to donate all his royalties from the song to United Nations Children's Fund.
 
1978 - Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand's ‘You Don't Bring Me Flowers’ was at No.1 on the US singles chart. A radio station engineer had spliced together Neil's version with Barbra's version and got such good response, the station added it to their playlist. When Neil Diamond was told about it, he decided to re-record the song with Streisand herself, and within weeks of its release, the single went to No.1 in the US and No.5 in the UK.
 
1982 - David Blue
US folk singer David Blue died of a heart attack aged 41 while jogging in New York's Washington Square Park. Member of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue during the late 70s. He wrote ‘Outlaw Man’ covered by the Eagles on their 1973 Desperado album.
 
1983 - Michael Jackson
MTV aired the full 14-minute version of Michael Jackson's Thriller video for the first time. Now regarded as the most influential pop music video of all time, in 2009, the video was inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, the first music video to ever receive this honor, for being “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant.
 
1995 - Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey went to No.1 on the US singles chart with her duet with Boyz II Men 'One Sweet Day'. It made Carey the first artist in history to have two consecutive single debut at No.1, 'Fantasy' being her first.
 
2000 - Madonna
Thieves broke into the London home Madonna shared with Guy Ritchie. The raiders forced their way in through a basement door then took a set of car keys before loading up Guy Ritchie's car with some of the couple's possessions and driving off.
 
2001 - Valerie Jones
Singer Valerie Jones died aged 45. One-third of the sister group The Jones Girls, who sang back-up vocals with Lou Reed, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls, Teddy Pendergrass and Betty Everett.
 
2002 - Liam Gallagher
Oasis singer Liam Gallagher was arrested and charged with assault after he Kung-Fu kicked a police officer. The incident happened at the Bayerischer hotel in Munich, the singer lost his two front teeth in the brawl and an Oasis minder was knocked out cold.
 
2003 - Justin Hawkins
Darkness singer Justin Hawkins was held for two hours at JFK Airport, New York after police mistook him for a wanted man with the same name and looks. The police only agreed to let him go after Justin's fiance and manager Sue Whitehouse produced a tour schedule to prove that he was in England on July 4th when the crime was committed.
 
2006 - Dave Mount
David Mount the drummer with Mud died in London. They had the 1974 UK No.1 single 'Tiger Feet' (best-selling single of 1974). Plus 14 other UK Top 40 singles.
 
2006 - Beyoncé
25 year old singer and actress Beyoncé was set to earn more money than any other black actress for her performance in her latest film 'Dreamgirls'. The musical based on the history of Diana Ross and The Supremes would earn the singer a £5m fee.
 
2006 - Shocking Blue
Dutch singer Mariska Veres from Shocking Blue died of cancer at the age of 59. Had the 1970 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Venus', (later covered by girl group of Bananarama).
 
2007 - Ozzy Osbourne
Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne made more than $800,000 (£389,032) for charity after they sold off some of their possessions from their former US home. Items sold included the family's custom pool table for $11,250 (£5,470) and a pair of Ozzy's trademark round glasses went for $5,250 (£2,553). The beaded wire model of the Eiffel Tower that adorned the kitchen fetched $10,000 (£4,862), while skull-adorned trainers worn by Ozzy sold for $2,625 (£1,276).
 
2008 - Odetta
American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and a civil and human rights activist Odetta died of heart disease age 77. She influenced many of the key figures of the folk-revival of that time, including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Mavis Staples, and Janis Joplin. Time magazine included her song 'Take This Hammer' on its list of the 100 Greatest Popular Songs. Martin Luther King Jr. called her the queen of American folk music.
 
2009 - Eric Woolfson
Scottish songwriter, lyricist, vocalist, producer, pianist, and co-creator of The Alan Parsons Project Eric Woolfson died from kidney cancer age 64. Woolfson wrote songs for Marianne Faithfull, Frank Ifield, The Tremeloes, Marmalade, Dave Berry, and Peter Noone. Following the 10 successful albums he made with Alan Parsons, he sold over 50 million albums worldwide.
 
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2012 - Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin received a prestigious award from Barack Obama for their significant contribution to American culture and the arts. Dressed in black suits and bow ties, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page were among a group of artists who received Kennedy Centre Honours at a dinner event at the White House. In his tribute to the band, Mr Obama said: "When Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham burst onto the musical scene in the late 1960s, the world never saw it coming." The president thanked the former band members for behaving themselves at the White House given their history of "hotel rooms being trashed and mayhem all around".
 
2013 - Junior Murvin
Reggae singer Junior Murvin, best known for the 1976 hit song 'Police and Thieves', died in Jamaica aged 67. 'Police and Thieves' (produced by Lee "Scratch" Perry), was a hit in Jamaica and also took off in the UK where it found an audience with punk rock aficionados.
 
2013 - Queen
Roger Taylor and Brian May opened the Queen Studio Experience - Montreux, an exhibition of Queen memorabilia at Mountain Studios in Switzerland, where they had recorded many classic tracks spanning seven albums and where Freddie Mercury recorded his last vocal. The exhibition would open to the public a day later.
 
2014 - Bobby Keys
American saxophone player Bobby Keys died as a result of cirrhosis at his home in Franklin, Tennessee. Keys started touring at age fifteen with Bobby Vee and fellow Texan Buddy Holly and was best known as being the main saxophone player for The Rolling Stones. When on tour with the Stones, according to legend Keys filled a bathtub with Dom Perignon champagne and drank most of it. Keys appeared on albums by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Harry Nilsson, Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, George Harrison, John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker and other prominent musicians.
 
2016 - Duran Duran
Duran Duran said they were "outraged and saddened" at losing a High Court fight to reclaim US rights to some of their most famous songs. The group had argued that US copyright laws gave them the right to call for a reversion of copyright after 35 years. 'Girls on Film', 'Rio' and 'A View to a Kill'' were among the disputed tracks.
 
Born on this day in the music world.
 
1906 - Peter Carl Goldmark
Dr Peter Carl Goldmark, who invented the long-playing microgroove record in 1945. The invention went on to revolutionize the way people listened to music. Goldmark was Killed in a car crash on 7th December 1977.
 
1933 - Ernest Warren
Ernest Warren 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 7 May 2012.
 
1941 - Tom McGuinness
Tom McGuinness, guitar, vocals, Manfred Mann, who had the 1964 UK & US No.1 single 'Do Wah Diddy Diddy'. As a member of McGuinness Flint had the 1970 UK No.2 single 'When I'm Dead And Gone'. McGuinness later became a member of The Blues Band.
 
1942 - Ted Bluechel
Ted Bluechel Jr, drums, vocals, The Association, (1967 US No.1 single 'Windy').
 
1960 - Rick Savage
Rick Savage, bass player, Def Leppard, (1987 UK No.6 single 'Animal' 1987 world wide No.1 album Hysteria 1988 US No.1 single 'Love Bites').
 
1960 - Sydney Youngblood
Sydney Youngblood, singer, (1989 UK No.3 single 'If Only I Could').
 
1968 - Nate Mendel
Nate Mendel, American bassist with, Foo Fighters, The Jealous Sound, Sunny Day Real Estate, and The Fire Theft. Mendel was also a member of Diddly Squat, and punk bands Christ On A Crutch.
 
1971 - Donna Matthews
Donna Matthews, guitar, Elastica, (1995 UK No.13 single 'Waking Up').
 
1978 - Nelly Furtado
Canadian singer and songwriter Nelly Furtado. Her debut album Whoa, Nelly! (2000) spawned two top 10 hit singles; 'I'm Like a Bird' and 'Turn Off the Light'. Furtado's third album Loose (2006) became her best selling album with 12 million copies sold worldwide.
 
1978 - Chris Wolstenholme
Chris Wolstenholme, bassist from English rock band Muse who scored the 2003 UK No.1 album Absolution, and the 2003 UK No.8 single, ‘Time Is Running Out’. Muse were nominated for five Grammy Awards, of which they won Best Rock Album for The Resistance.
 
1981 - Britney Spears
Britney Spears, US singer, (1999 US & UK No.1 single ''Baby One More Time', 1999 album 'Baby One More Time', spent 82 weeks on the UK chart. Biggest selling teenage act in the world with album sales over 40m).
 
1986 - Tal Wilkenfeld
Born on this day in Tal Wilkenfeld, Australian bass guitarist who has gained worldwide attention performing alongside some of rock and jazz music's most notable artists including Jeff Beck.
 
1991 - Charlie Puth
American singer and songwriter Charlie Puth best known for writing and singing on Wiz Khalifa's US No.1 single 'See You Again', taken from the Furious 7 soundtrack.
 
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1955 - Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley's first release on RCA Victor Records was announced. The first two songs ‘Mystery Train’ and ‘I Forgot to Remember to Forget’ had been purchased from Sam Phillips of Sun Records. Elvis was described by his new record company as 'The most talked about personality in recorded music in the last 10 years.'
 
1956 - Guy Mitchell
Guy Mitchell was at No.1 on the US singles chart with his version of 'Singing The Blues', which spent nine weeks at the top of the charts. Two other charting versions of the song were released almost simultaneously with Mitchell's, one by UK singer Tommy Steele (with the Steelmen) and the other by US country singer Marty Robbins.
 
1961 - The Beatles
Brian Epstein invited The Beatles into his office to discuss the possibility of becoming their manager. John Lennon, George Harrison and Pete Best arrived late for the 4pm meeting, (they had been drinking at the Grapes pub in Matthew Street), but Paul McCartney was not with them, because, as Harrison explained, he had just got up and was "taking a bath".
 
1964 - The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones had their second UK No.1 single with their version of 'Little Red Rooster'. The Stones had recorded the song at Chess Studios in Chicago, the same studios where Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and Little Walter had recorded their blues classics.
 
1965 - Keith Richards
Rolling Stone Keith Richards was knocked unconscious by an electric shock on stage at the Memorial Hall In Sacramento, California, when his guitar made contact with his microphone.
 
1965 - Beryl Marsden
The Beatles set out on what would be their last ever UK tour at Glasgow's Odeon Cinema. Also on the bill, The Moody Blues The Koobas and Beryl Marsden. The last show was at Cardiff's Capitol Cinema on 12th December.
 
1965 - The Who
The Who released their debut studio album My Generation in the UK. In the United States, it was released by Decca Records as The Who Sings My Generation in April 1966, with a different cover and a slightly altered track listing. In 2003 it was named the second greatest guitar album of all time by Mojo magazine.
 
1965 - The Beatles
The Beatles sixth studio album Rubber Soul was released. Often referred to as a folk rock album, Rubber Soul incorporates a mix of pop, soul and folk musical styles. The title derives from the colloquialism "plastic soul", which referred to soul played by English musicians.
 
1966 - The New Vaudeville Band
British act The New Vaudeville Band started a three-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Winchester Cathedral'. A No.4 hit in the UK.
 
1966 - Ray Charles
Ray Charles was given a five year suspended prison sentence and a $10,000 fine after being convicted of possessing heroin and marijuana.
 
1966 - The Monkees
The Monkees made their live debut at the International Arena, Honolulu. The massive success of the TV series and its spin-off records had created intense pressure to mount a touring version of the group.
 
1969 - The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones recorded 'Brown Sugar' at Muscle Shoals studios. The single went on to be a UK & US No.1. The song was written by Mick Jagger with Marsha Hunt in mind; Hunt was Jagger's secret girlfriend and mother of his first child Karis.
 
1975 - Ronnie Wood
Ronnie Wood's wife Krisse was arrested for alleged possession of cannabis and cocaine after a raid on the couple's house in Richmond. Krissie’s friend Audrey Burgon was also arrested, newspapers reported that the two women were found ‘sleeping together.’
 
1976 - Pink Floyd
A giant 40ft inflatable pig could be seen floating above London, England after breaking free from its moorings. The pig, nicknamed Algie, was being photographed for the forthcoming Pink Floyd Animals album cover. The Civil Aviation Authority issued a warning to all pilots that a flying pig was on the run, and the pig eventually crashed into a barn in Godmersham, Kent, where the farmer complained of his cows being scared by the incident.
 
1976 - Bob Marley
An attempt was made on Bob Marley's life when seven gunmen burst into his Kingston home injuring Marley his wife Rita and manager Don Taylor, the attack was believed to be politically motivated.
 
1976 - Abba
An estimated three and a half million people applied for ABBA's forthcoming British Albert Hall concerts, there were just over 11 thousand tickets available.
 
1977 - Paul McCartney
Wings started a nine-week run at No.1 in the UK with 'Mull Of Kintyre'. The first single to sell over 2 million copies in the UK, (it was co-written by Denny Laine who sold his rights to the song when he became bankrupt).
 
1986 - Judas Priest
Judas Priest were sued by two family's, alleging that the band were responsible for their son's forming a suicide pact and shooting themselves after listening to Judas Priest records. The parents and their legal team alleged that a subliminal message of 'do it' had been included in the Judas Priest song Better By You, Better Than Me from the Stained Class album and alleged the command in the song triggered the suicide attempt. The trial lasted from 16 July to 24 August 1990, when the suit was dismissed.
 
1994 - Boyz II Men
Boyz II Men knocked themselves off the No.1 position on the US singles chart when 'On Bended Knee' started a six week run a No.1. The group's 'I'll Make Love To You' had been at No.1 for a record breaking 14 weeks.
 
1999 - Jay-Z
It was reported that rapper Jay-Z had been arrested in connection with the stabbing of music executive Lance Rivera. The rapper was charged with first-degree assault.
 
1999 - Bono
U2 singer Bono had his missing laptop computer returned after losing it. A young man had bought it for £300 discovered he had the missing laptop, which contained tracks from the forthcoming U2 album.
 
2000 - Hoyt Curtin
American composer Hoyt Curtin died of heart failure aged 78. He was the composer of many of the Hanna-Barbera cartoons' theme songs, including The Flintstones, Top Cat, Jonny Quest, Super friends, The Jetsons, Josie and the Pussycats, and The New Scooby-Doo Movies.
 
2001 - Grady Martin
American session guitarist Grady Martin died aged 72. He was a member of the legendary Nashville A-Team, playing guitar on hits ranging from Roy Orbison's ‘Oh, Pretty Woman’, Marty Robbins' ‘El Paso’ and Loretta Lynn's ‘Coal Miner's Daughter’. During a 50-year career, Martin backed such names as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Joan Baez and J. J. Cale.
 
2003 - Barbra Streisand
A Los Angeles court ruled that the privacy of singer Barbra Streisand was not violated when a picture of her Malibu estate was posted on a website. Streisand had filed a $10m action against software entrepreneur Kenneth Adelman after he posted a photo of her home on his conservation site.
 
2006 - Take That
The reformed Take That topped the UK singles and album charts simultaneously for the first time ever in their career. The single ‘Patience’ remained at number for the second week, and Beautiful World the group’s new album entered the chart at No.1.
 
2007 - Diana Ross and Brian Wilson
Diana Ross and the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson both collected awards for contributions to US culture a ceremony in Washington, attended by President Bush. Hootie and the Blowfish paid tribute to Brian Wilson with a medley of some of the Beach Boys' best-known songs.
 
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2008 - Derek Wadsworth
Composer, keyboardist and arranger Derek Wadsworth died in Oxford shire, England. As a musician he worked with Georgie Fame, Alan Price, George Harrison, Mike Oldfield, Diana Ross, Tom Jones, Dionne Warwick, Simply Red. Arranger for David Essex, Dusty Springfield, Nina Simone, Judy Garland, Kate Bush, Cat Stevens, Rod Stewart, Small Faces, The Rolling Stones and Manfred Mann.
 
2009 - Ronnie Wood
Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood was arrested in Esher, Surrey on suspicion of assault, after a passer-by dialed 999 as a violent argument took place between Wood and his 21-year-old on-off girlfriend Ekaterina Ivanova. He was later cautioned by police.
 
2014 - Ed Sheeran
Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran was named the most-streamed artist in the world by Spotify. The 23-year-old had racked up more than 860 million streams on the service, beating Eminem and Coldplay who came second and third respectively. Katy Perry was the year's most streamed female artist, with Ariana Grande second and Lana Del Rey third.
 
2014 - Ian McLagan
English keyboard instrumentalist Ian McLagan died of a stroke age 69. He was a member of Small Faces and the Faces and also worked with many other artists including with The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, Billy Bragg, Jackson Browne, Chuck Berry and Bruce Springsteen.
 
2015 - Scott Weiland
American musician and singer-songwriter Scott Weiland died aged 48. He was found in cardiac arrest on his tour bus in Bloomington, Minnesota, just before he was scheduled to go on stage with his band The Wildabouts. He was 48 years old. Weiland was best known as the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots from 1986 to 2013, as well as Velvet Revolver from 2003 to 2008.
 
2015 - Gladstone Anderson
Jamaican pianist, keyboard player, and singer, Gladstone Anderson (also known by his nickname "Gladdy") died age 81. He played a major part in the island's musical history, playing a key role in defining the ska sound and the rocksteady beat, and playing on hundreds of recordings and as leader of Gladdy's All Stars who scored the instrumental song hit with 'The Liquidator' in 1969 and 1980.
 
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1928 - Andy Williams
Andy Williams, US singer, (1957 US & UK No.1 single 'Butterfly', 1963 US & UK No.2 single ''Can't Get Used To Losing You'', plus over 25 other US Top 40 singles. Presented the long running Andy Williams TV show). Williams died on Sept 25th 2012 at the age of 84 of bladder cancer.
 
1942 - Ken Lewis
Ken Lewis, Ivy League, (1965 UK No.3 single 'Tossing and Turning').
 
1944 - Ralph McTell
Ralph McTell, UK folk singer songwriter & children's TV presenter, (1975 UK No.2 single 'Streets of London').
 
1946 - Vic Malcolm
Vic Malcolm, Geordie, (1973 UK No.6 single 'All Because Of You').
 
1948 - John Wilson
John Wilson, drummer from Irish rock and blues band Taste who had the 1970 UK No.18 album 'On The Boards'. Its founder was songwriter and musician Rory Gallagher.
 
1948 - Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne (John Michael Osbourne), singer with English rock band Black Sabbath who had the 1970 UK No.4 single 'Paranoid'. The bands self-titled 1970 album was voted as the best British rock album ever by Kerrang! in 2005. He had the 1986 solo UK No.20 single 'Shot In The Dark'. Star of The Osbourne's MTV show.
 
1949 - Mickey Thomas
American rock singer Mickey Thomas, best known as one of the lead vocalists of Jefferson Starship and Starship, (1987 UK & US No.1 single 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us'). Thomas also worked with the Elvin Bishop Group.
 
1951 - Kimberley Rew
Kimberley Rew from British-American rock band Katrina And The Waves, best known for the 1985 hit 'Walking on Sunshine'. They also won the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest with the song 'Love Shine a Light'.
 
1951 - Mike Stock
Mike Stock, (part of the Stock, Aitken, Waterman production team, produced over 10 UK No.1 singles.
 
1951 - Nicky Stevens
Nicky Stevens, Brotherhood Of Man, (1976 UK No.1 single 'Save Your Kisses For Me').
 
1952 - Don Barnes
American rock vocalist and guitarist Don Barnes, one of the founding members of the Southern rock band 38 Special.
 
1952 - Duane Roland
Duane Roland, guitarist from American Southern rock/hard rock band Molly Hatchet who had the 1980 album 'Beatin' The Odds and their hit song 'Flirtin' with Disaster'.
 
1968 - Montell Jordan
Montell Jordan, singer, (1995 US No.1 & UK No.11 single 'This Is How We Do It').
 
1979 - Daniel Bedingfield
Daniel Bedingfield, singer, songwriter, (2001 UK No.1 single 'Gotta Get Thru This').
 
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