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Old August 20th, 2011, 05:43 AM   #1001

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20 August

in 1561 - Jacopo Peri, composer is born
in 1666 - Alphonse d' Eve, composer is born
in 1720 - Bernard de Bury, composer is born
in 1756 - Bernardo Bittoni, composer is born
in 1788 - Jose Bernardo Alcedo, composer is born
in 1799 - Johann Christian Gottlob Eidenbenz, composer, dies at 37
in 1813 - Jan Krtitel Vanhal, composer, dies at 74
in 1820 - Adolfe Louis Eugene Fetis, composer is born
in 1825 - Richard Wainwright, composer, dies at 68
in 1856 - Philipp Jakob Riotte, composer, dies at 80..
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z09xDXqzO5w"]Diabelli's Waltz - V34 P.J. Riotte - YouTube[/ame]
in 1873 - William Henry Bell, composer is born
in 1881 - Nikolay Yakovlevich Myaskovsky, composer is born
in 1888 - George Sklavos, composer is born
in 1889 - Witold Friemann, composer is born
in 1905 - Weldon Leo "Jack" Teagarden (US jazz trombonist, vocalist) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-MVPhd_gYI"]Jack Teagarden Lover - YouTube[/ame]
in 1908 - Louis Varney, composer, dies at 64
in 1910 - Arthur Coquard, composer, dies at 64
in 1911 - Billy Amstell (British clarinetist, alto and tenor saxophonist) is born.
in 1913 - Conrad Hermann Hubertius Maria Apollinaris Josten, jazz guitarist is born
in 1923 - Jim Reeves (US country singer) is born.
in 1926 - Frank Rosolino (American jazz trombonist) is born.
in 1930 - Mario Bernardi (Canadian conductor) is born.
in 1931 - Paul Robi/Paul Irvin Roby (US lead singer; The Platters) is born.
in 1931 - Waldemar von Baussnern, composer, dies at 64
in 1932 - Emille-Louis-Victor Mathieu, composer, dies at 87
in 1932 - Tadeusz Joteyko, composer, dies at 60
in 1934 - Pete "Sneaky" Kleinow (US pedal steel guitarist; Flying Burrito Brothers/others) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzgDzTmegr0"]SNEAKY PETE KLEINOW - Spittin' Image - YouTube[/ame]
in 1935 - Charles Shere, composer is born
in 1935 - J J Malone, US soul singer (It's a shame) is born
in 1935 - Justin Tubb, San Antonio Tx, country singer (Grand Ole Opry) is born
in 1935 - Otakar Ostrcil, composer, dies at 56
in 1937 - El Fary/José Luis Cantero Rada (Spanish singer, actor) is born.
in 1937 - Sky Saxon/Sunlight/Richard Marsh (US singer-songwriter, guitarist;The Seeds/others) is born.
in 1940 - John David Lantree (bass; Honeycombs) is born.
in 1941 - Dave Brock (vocals, keyboards, harmonica, guitar; Hawkwind) is born.
in 1942 - Isaac Hayes (US soul/funk singer, songwriter, musician, producer, aactor) is born.
in 1943 - Robert Plant, English rock vocalist (Led Zeppelin-Whole Lotta Love) is born
in 1944 - "Uncle John" Turner (US legendary drummer; Johnny Winter Band/many sessions) is born.
in 1944 - Jon Povey (UK bassist; Pretty Things) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XF-cMi8Dlf0"]"Sunstroke", The Pretty Things, The Fenmen, The Bexley Brothers - YouTube[/ame]
in 1944 - Terry Clarke (Canadian session drummer) is born.
in 1946 - Ralf Hutter (German lead singer; Kraftwerk) is born.
in 1947 - James Pankow (trombone, songwriter; Chicago) is born.
in 1948 - David John de Lloyd, composer, dies at 65
in 1948 - Robert Plant (UK lead singer, harmonica, songwriter; Led Zeppelin/solo/guest) is born.
in 1949 - Nikolas Asimos (Greek composer and singer) is born.
in 1949 - Phil Lynott (Irish singer-songwriter, bassist; Thin Lizzy/Grand Slam/Solo) is born.
in 1952 - Doug Fieger (US vocalist, guitar rhythm; The Knack) is born.
in 1952 - John Clayton Jr (US jazz & classical double bassist) is born.
in 1952 - John Hiatt (US slide guitar, vocals, piano, guitar; solo/guest) is born.
in 1952 - Rudy Gatlin, Olney Tx, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady) is born
in 1954 - Tawn Mastrey (US disc jockey) is born.
in 1955 - Agnes Chan (Hong Kong singer, writer) is born.
in 1955 - Gary Lalonde (Canadian bassist; Honeymoon Suite) is born.
in 1955 - Rob Wiedijk, Dutch rock vocalist (Bob Color) is born
in 1956 - Rick Olsen, rock guitarist (Berlin-Take My Breath Away) is born
in 1957 - Doug Fleger, rocker is born
in 1960 - Rudolf Moser, composer, dies at 68
in 1961 - Rick Rael, heavy metal rocker is born
in 1963 - The Rolling Stones appeared at The Star & Garter Hotel Windsor, England.
in 1965 - KRS-One/Lawrence Parker (US rapper) is born.
in 1965 - Rolling Stones release "Satisfaction" (their 1st #1 US hit)

in 1965 - The Rolling Stones’ manager Andrew Loog Oldham and his partner Tony Calder launched Immediate records. Their first release was The McCoy’s ‘Hang On Sloopy’, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton and Nico (later to join Velvet Underground), all attended the launch party. The label became the home of The Small Faces, Nice, Amen Corner and Chris Farlowe and a young producer - guitarist Jimmy Page.

in 1966 - Beatles pelted with rotten fruit during Memphis concert
in 1966 - Dimebag Darrell/Darrell Abbott (US guitarist; Pantera/Damageplan) is born.

in 1966 - The Beatles, touring America for the last time, were forced to cancel and reschedule their performance in Cincinnati's open-air stadium, Crosley Field. Heavy rain (and no cover provided) made electrocution a virtual certainty if The Beatles had attempted to perform.

in 1967 - Richard Zatorski (Australian keyboardist; Real Life) is born.
in 1968 - The University of Tennessee reported that a guinea pig subjected to days of rock music played at 120 decibels had suffered acute hearing damage.

in 1968 - Yuri Shiratori (Japanese voice actress, singer) is born.
in 1969 - After finishing ‘I Want You, (She’s So Heavy), The Beatles worked on the running order for the Abbey Road album. A preliminary master tape was compiled, the medley was originally slated for side one of the album, and the placement of ‘Octopus's Garden’ and ‘Oh! Darling’ were reversed from the final version. The album was to end with the slashed guitar chord that finishes ‘I Want You (She's So Heavy)’. This was the last time all four Beatles were together in Abbey Road studios.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a3HFpKOHvw"]Shiratori Yuri Hare Hare Yukai ~ Ver Kimodori Emiri - YouTube[/ame]
in 1970 - Fred Durst (US lead singer; Limp Bizkit) is born.
in 1970 - Scott Gottlieb (US drummer; Bleed the Dream) is born.
in 1971 - On the second night of a North American tour, Led Zeppelin appeared at the Seattle Centre Coliseum, Seattle, Washington.
in 1973 - Bruce Springsteen played the first of a seven night run at Oliver’s in Boston, Massachusetts playing two 60-minute sets each night.
in 1974 - Andy Strachan (Australian musician; The Living End) is born.
in 1974 - Big Moe/Kenneth Moore (American rapper) is born.
in 1974 - Maxim Vengerov (Russian violinist) is born.
in 1977 - The Brotherhood Of Man had the No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Angelo', their second UK chart topper.
in 1977 - The Emotions started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Best Of My Love', it made No.4 in the UK.
in 1978 - Ivan Jirko, composer, dies at 51
in 1978 - Petros John Petridis, composer, dies at 86
in 1979 - Jamie Cullum (UK Jazz pianist, singer, songwriter) is born.
in 1979 - Singer Vikki Carr and Michael Nilsson wed
in 1980 - During a North American tour, Queen appeared at the Civic Centre, Hartford, Connecticut.

in 1980 - Joe Dassin dies at age 41. American-French singer having citizenship in both countries; after studying at the International School of Geneva and the Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland, he moved back to the US to go to the University of Michigan, after which, he moved back to France where, while working at a radio station, a record label convinced him to begin to record his songs. By the early 1970s, Joe's songs were on the top of the charts in France, including his big hit Guantanamera. He was also a talented polyglot, recording songs in German, Russian, Spanish, Italian and Greek, as well as French and English. (died of a heart attack during a vacation to Tahiti)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Fbx6pyYsX8"]Joe Dassin - Et Si Tu N'Existais Pas... - YouTube[/ame]
in 1980 - Langhorne Slim (US folk singer, guitarist; War Eagles) is born.
in 1983 - Madness, Joan Jett, The Police and R.E.M. all appeared at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.
in 1983 - The compilation album '18 Greatest Hits' by Michael Jackson and The Jackson Five started a three week run at No.1 on the UK chart.
in 1986 - Rick Allen drummer with Def Leppard made his first live appearance with the band after losing an arm in a car accident, when they appeared at the Monsters Of Rock Festival, Castle Donington, England.
in 1986 - Thad Jones, jazz trumpeter, dies of cancer at 63
in 1988 - Iron Maiden, Kiss, David Lee Roth, Megadeth, Guns N' Roses and Helloween all appeared at this year's 'Monsters Of Rock' Festival, Castle Donington, England. Two rock fans died while 'slam dancing' as Guns N' Roses played.
in 1988 - Steve Winwood went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Roll With It'.
in 1990 - Aerosmith appeared at the Marquee Club London. Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page joined the band on stage for a blues jam.
in 1991 - Betty Bowden, British dancer/actress (Vote for Nigel), dies at 86
in 1991 - Nirvana and Sonic Youth kicked off a joint European tour at Sir Henry’s Pub, Cork, Ireland.
in 1992 - A US Doctor filed a $35m lawsuit against the Southwest Bell phone company. He alleged that his wife died because he could not reach 911 due to all lines being jammed by demand of Garth Brooks concert tickets.
in 1992 - Demi Lovato (US actress, singer) is born.
in 1992 - Rocker Sting weds Trudie Styler
in 1995 - John E Gilmore, tenor Saxophonist, dies at 63.
in 1995 - Paul Foster, singer, dies at 75

in 1996 - Rio Reiser/Ralph Christian Möbius dies at age 46. German rock musician and singer of the rock group Ton Steine Scherben. He taught himself to play cello, guitar, piano and other instruments, wrote lyrics and poetry and later also assumed jobs as actor in movies, TV shows and the theatre. While at school, he became singer in his first rock band The Beat Kings, but he dropped out of school to start an apprenticeship in a studio for photography, which he then quit in order to join a music conservatory. At 17 he followed his two older brothers to Berlin in order to write and compose the first "Beat-Opera" which in his own words was a flop. After a stint in theatrics in 1970 Rio recorded his first single with the band Ton Steine Scherben. They became a musical mouthpiece of new left movements, such as the squatting movement, during that time in Germany and their hometown of West Berlin in particular. After 15 years of touring, four more LPs and various film projects and collaborations with other musicians including the recording of two children's records. In 1985 Rio and the band finally split, and Rio pursued a successful solo career (circulatory collapse after internal bleeding).
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3EtDdTwcl4"]Rio Reiser - Für immer und Dich (Live 1988) - YouTube[/ame]
in 1997 - BBC TV aired the documentary 'Oasis; Right Here Right Now', with the group talking about their troublesome last year plus performances of three new songs from the Manchester band.

in 1998 - Raquel Rastenni dies at age 82. Danish singer born in Copenhagen; she became Denmark's leading female ballad singer. Among her successes were Vovsen i vinduet/"(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?" in 1953 and Heksedansen ("The Witch Dance") in 1960. In addition to her Danish language recordings, she recorded also in Swedish, Yiddish and Hebrew. Her best-selling song was Hele ugen alene/"All week alone" in 1953 which sold over 120,000 copies. She was the first artist in Denmark to earn a gold record. She continued to garner awards throughout her career.

in 1999 - Bobby Sheehan dies at age 31. American bassist and songwriter, born in Summit, New Jersey; he a founding member of the rock band Blues Traveler. Bobby was not related to bass guitarists Billy Sheehan or Fran Sheehan. The band's fourth album, titled Four, was released in late 1994. The upbeat pop single "Run-Around" became a smash hit and was followed by the catchy "Hook". "Run-Around" won a Grammy Award and broke a record for most weeks on the chart. The group recorded the Johnny Rivers song "Secret Agent Man" for the film Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls and the Bob Seger song "Get Out of Denver" for the film Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, as well as Fats Domino's "I'm Walkin'" for Rebel Highway: Cool and the Crazy. Several previously-recorded Blues Traveler songs were included on film soundtracks, including The Last Seduction, Speed, Very Bad Things, White Man's Burden, and The Truth About Cats & Dogs. The band also appeared in the 1998 film Blues Brothers 2000 and on its soundtrack, playing "Maybe I'm Wrong". (drug overdose)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAOvI-LKUI0"]John Popper Band - Sweet Pain - YouTube[/ame]
in 2000 - Craig David started a two week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with his debut release 'Born To Do It'.
in 2000 - Janet Jackson went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Doesn't Really Matter'. Nelly started a five week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Country Grammar'.
in 2000 - Spiller went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Groovejet'. The Italian DJ and producer mixed the track based on an old 1970's hit 'Love Is You' by Carol Williams, with new vocals by Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

in 2003 - Madame Tussauds in London opened an interactive Pop Idol display with a speaking waxwork of judge Simon Cowell. The waxwork made comments such as: 'That was extraordinary. Unfortunately extraordinarily bad.' 'Do you really think that you could become a Pop Idol' Well then you're deaf.' 'Thank you. Goodbye and That was the worst performance I've ever seen.'

in 2004 - A man from Stoke-on-Trent, England, named Bryan Adams as the ‘other man’ in his divorce papers after years spent trying to cope with his wife’s obsession with the singer. Rob Tinsley said he had to live with a 6ft cut-out of Adams which stood at the foot of the bed and posters on the bedroom walls.

in 2005 - Krzysztof Raczkowski/Docent/Doc dies at age 34. Polish drummer; member of Death metal bands Vader and Dies Irae. He joined Vader in 1988, their 1990 demo 'Morbid Reich' became a huge hit in the underground, leading to a record deal with Earache in 1992. This made them the first death metal band from behind the Iron Curtain to sign a record deal outside of their native Poland. He also appears as a guest and/or temporary musician in the bands Sweet Noise, Hunter, Slashing Death, Unborn, Moon, Overdub Trio bands (Doc sadly had drug problems, cause of death is unknown).

in 2006 - Christina Aguilera went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Back To Basics' the singers third UK release. Also a No.1 album in 13 other countries.

in 2006 - Claude Blanchard dies at age 74. French-Canadian pop singer, comic and actor best known for his starring role as a nightclub owner trying to break his mob connections in the CBC-TV miniseries "Music Hall", which was inspired by his life story. As a youth, he delivered groceries in the neighborhood that was home to the Cotroni crime family. In 1988, he was among several entertainers who performed at the maximum-security prison where Frank Cotroni was serving time for manslaughter. He got started in show business in 1946, when he and his sister Claudette teamed up in a vaudeville tap-dance act. He became a stand-up comic, produced cabaret shows, and managed a casino.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeNOUIw29oY&playnext=1&list=PLF6479F610A48 119D"]Claude Blanchard et Fernand Gignac... Deux grands disparus. - YouTube[/ame]
in 2006 - The Rolling Stones played the first of two nights at Twickenham Stadium on their ‘A Bigger Bang’ world tour. Feeder and The Charlatans also appeared.

in 2007 - The funeral of Manchester music mogul and broadcaster, Tony Wilson was held at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Manchester. Peter Hook and Stephen Morris - two members of first Factory signing Joy Division, and later incarnation, New Order attended along with Happy Mondays front man, Shaun Ryder.

in 2008 - Phil Guy dies at age 68. American blues guitarist, born in Lettsworth, Louisiana and brother of Buddy Guy. He played with the harmonica player Raful Neal for ten years in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area before relocating to Chicago in 1969, and played with Junior Wells in the 1970s, and recorded extensively under his own name in the 1980s and 1990s. Phil released his debut solo album 'Bad Luck Boy' in 1983 which was followed by eight more albums, the last being "He's My Blues Brother" recorded with his brother, Buddy, in 2008 (pancreatic cancer)

in 2008 - The daughter of late country star Johnny Cash called the use of her father's name to endorse a US presidential candidate ‘appalling’. Country star John Rich implied Mr Cash would have backed Republican hopeful John McCain while appearing at a rally in Florida, according to media reports. Writing on her website, Roseanne Cash called the remarks ‘presumptuous’. ‘Even I would not presume to say publicly what I 'know' he thought or felt,’ she added.

in 2009 - Larry Knechtel dies at age 69. American keyboardist and session musician; born in Bell, California, he learnt the piano as a child. In 1957, he joined the LA based rock and roll band Kip Tyler and the Flips, followed in 1959 by four years with Duane Eddy's touring group, The Rebels. Larry continued to work with Duane in the recording studio, where he became part of the Hollywood session musician scene, working with the likes of The Beach Boys, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Elvis Costello, Billy Joel, Randy Newman, Simon and Garfunkel, The 5th Dimension, Dolly Parton, Steppenwolf, The Doors, The Byrds, The Mammas and Pappas, Harry Nilsson, Elvis Presley, Hank Williams Jr., David Gates, Neil Diamond, Dave Mason, Poco, Johnny Rivers, Tim Weisberg, and he worked with Phil Spector as a pianist to help create the famous Wall of Sound effect. His most famous piano work is his 1971 Grammy Award winning contribution to "Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon and Garfunkel. Like many session musicians, Larry plays other instruments, notably the harmonica and the electric bass guitar, which can be heard on The Byrds "Mr. Tambourine Man" and on tracks by The Doors who did not have their own bass guitarist. In 1971, he joined Bread, where his many contributions include the memorable guitar solo on the hit single "The Guitar Man". Larry lived in semi-retirement on his large farm property in Maple Falls, Washington until his death. He had, however, worked with record producer Rick Rubin, contributing with the keyboards to albums by Neil Diamond and the Dixie Chicks, and touring with the Dixie Chicks in support of their Grammy Award winning album Taking the Long Way (died in Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, Washington)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ1waT6QC8w"]"Bridge over Troubled Water" -- Larry Knechtel at MHOF induction - YouTube[/ame]
in 2010 - Charles Haddon dies at age 22. British lead singer the Camden, London based synthpop group Ou Est Le Swimming Pool. In 2009 the band released their debut single, "Dance the Way I Feel" which peaked at No.10 in the UK indie and 16 in the Australian charts, after which the supported La Roux on their UK tour. In 2010 they released their second single, "These New Knights", and a third, "Jackson's Last Stand". The band played at Glastonbury Festival and Bestival in 2009, and supported La Roux on their tour in early 2010. In May they played at Evolution Festival and Global Gathering in July 2010, along with a series of festivals all over Europe and Australia throughout the summer of 2010 (Charles took his life after a performance at Pukkelpop, Belgium. He jumped from a telecommunications mast in the backstage artists' parking area).
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq9UL1KdTEw"]Charles Haddon, Rest In Peace. - YouTube[/ame]
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in 1627 - Jacques Mauduit, composer, dies at 69
in 1642 - Johann Friedrich Treiber, composer is born
in 1689 - Jose Pradas Gallen, composer is born
in 1751 - Johann Georg Witthauer, composer is born
in 1772 - Alessandro Felici, composer, dies at 29
in 1772 - Johann Andreas Joseph Giulini, composer, dies at 48
in 1806 - Johannes Frederick Frohlich, composer is born
in 1809 - Francesco Schira, composer is born
in 1812 - Silverius Muller, composer, dies at 67
in 1824 - Santiago Ferrer, composer, dies at 62
in 1825 - Kate Fanny Loder, composer is born
in 1829 - Otto Goldschmidt, composer is born
in 1852 - Benedetto Junck, composer is born
in 1856 - Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner, composer, dies at 64
in 1893 - Juliette Marie Olga Lili Boulanger, composer is born
in 1898 - Nicola van Westerhout, composer, dies at 40
in 1902 - Renato Fasano, composer is born
in 1903 - Yannis Constantinidis, composer is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXrjH7weHmE"]8 Dances from the Greek Islands by Yannis Constantinidis - YouTube[/ame]

in 1904 - Count Basie/William Basie (US jazz pianist, organist, and bandleader) is born
in 1906 - Joachim Homs, composer is born
in 1907 - Hy Zaret/Hyman Harry Zaritsky (US lyricist and composer)
in 1909 - Jon William Jr Haussermann, composer is born
in 1912 - Bruce Trent, singer is born
in 1915 - Raquel Rastenni/Anna Rachel Rastén (Danish singer) is born
in 1916 - Consuelo Velázquez (Mexican songwriter) is born some sourses give Aug 29 1924 as birthdate.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iibS5UW1O5Y"]CONSUELO VELAZQUEZ Besame Mucho - YouTube[/ame]

in 1926 - Ben-Zion Orgad, composer is born
in 1927 - Wilhelm Jr Killmayer, composer is born
in 1928 - Art Farmer (US trumpet player) is born
in 1928 - Zdenek Lukas, composer is born
in 1931 - Gregg Smith, composer is born
in 1932 - Frederick Corder, composer, dies at 80
in 1933 - Janet Baker, York England, mezzo-soprano (Owen Wingrave) is born
in 1934 - Paul Panhuysen (Dutch composer, visual, sound artist) is born
in 1935 - Josef Cyril Sychra, composer, dies at 76
in 1938 - Kenny Rogers (country singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor) is born
in 1939 - Harold W Reid, Augusta County Va, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57) is born
in 1939 - James Burton (US guitarist) is born
in 1940 - Paul Juon, Russian/Swiss violinist/composer, dies at 68
in 1941 - Tom Coster (US keyboards; Santana/guest/solo) is born
in 1944 - Grieg/Work/Forest's musical "Song of Norway," premieres in NYC
in 1944 - Jackie DeShannon, Hazel Kentucky, singer (What the World Needs Now) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JRv6iCCYQo"]Jackie DeShannon - YouTube[/ame]

in 1945 - Basil Poledouris (Greek-American film score composer) is born
in 1946 - Claire Frances Stroface (US singer, songwriter, producer) is born
in 1947 - Carl Giammarese, Chicago Ill, rock guitarist (Buckinghams) is born
in 1948 - Robert Hazard/Robert Rimato (American musician, songwriter) is born
in 1949 - Gerhard von Keussler, composer, dies at 75
in 1949 - Malachi Thompson (American jazz trumpeter) is born
in 1950 - Patrick Juvet (Swiss singer) is born
in 1951 - (Leonard) Constant Lambert, English composer (Rio Grande), dies at 45.

in 1951 - Constant Lambert dies at age 45. British composer and conductor; during the 1930s, his career as a conductor took off with his appointment with the Vic-Wells ballet, but his career as a composer stagnated. His major choral work Summer's Last Will and Testament, one of his most emotionally dark works, proved unfashionable in the mood following the death of George V, but Alan Frank hailed it at the time as Constant's "finest work". Constant himself considered he had failed as a composer, and completed only two major works in the remaining sixteen years of his life. Instead he concentrated on conducting, and appeared at Covent Garden and in BBC radio broadcasts, and accompanied the ballet in European and American tours. The war took its toll of his vitality and creativity, and his health declined (died from pneumonia and diabetes)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxB1Maf4Xro"]Constant Lambert - Rio Grande (1927) - Part 1 - YouTube[/ame]

in 1952 - Glenn Hughes (UK bassist, vocals; Deep Purple/Black Sabbath/solo/guest) is born
in 1952 - Joe Strummer/John Mellor (UK-Turkish singer, guitar, lyricist; Clash/The Mescaleros) is born
in 1954 - Nick Kane (US guitarist, 12 string guitar; The Mavericks) is born
in 1954 - Steve Smith (US drummer; Focus/Steps Ahead/The Storm/Journey/guest/session) is born
in 1957 - Budgie, rock drummer (Slits, Siouxsie and the Banshees-Wild Thing) is born
in 1957 - Kim Sledge (US vocalist; Sister Sledge) is born
in 1957 - Kim Sledge, Phila, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family) is born
in 1958 - Stevan Hristic, composer, dies at 73
in 1961 - David Morales (US DJ, producer) is born
in 1961 - Elvis Presley started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Something For Everybody' his sixth US No.1 album.
in 1961 - Patsy Cline recorded the classic Willie Nelson song, ‘Crazy’. She was still on crutches after going through a car windshield in a head-on collision two months earlier.
in 1965 - During a 17 date UK tour The Who played at the Palais in Bournemouth.
in 1965 - The Rolling Stones started a three week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Out Of Our Heads' the group's first US No.1 album.

in 1966 - On their last ever US tour The Beatles performed in two cities due to a cancellation due to rain the previous day. First they performed at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio. Then they flew to St. Louis, Missouri, for a concert at Busch Stadium, where they performed under a tarpaulin due to heavy rain. It was this gig that convinced Paul McCartney that The Beatles should stop performing live.

in 1967 - Serj Tankian (US-born singer; System of a Down) is born
in 1967 - The Doors started recording their second album at Sunset Sound Studios, Hollywood, California.
in 1968 - Dina Carroll (UK soul singer) is born.
Dina Carroll - YouTube

in 1968 - Tommy James and The Shondells returned to the UK No.1 position for the second time with the single 'Mony Mony'.
in 1969 - During a North American tour Led Zeppelin appeared at the Carousel Theatre in Framingham, Massachusetts.
in 1970 - Timothy Mather Spelman, composer, dies at 79
in 1971 - Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come, Hawkwind, Duster Bennett, Brewers Droop, Indian Summer, Graphite, (and second from the bottom on the bill) Queen all appeared at the Tregye Festival Truro, Cornwall, England.
in 1971 - Liam Paris Howlett aka Mr H (UK composer, keyboards; Prodigy)
in 1972 - Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane was arrested after a fight broke out on stage during a concert when the police had been called 'pigs'. Grace Slick was 'Mace' and another group member injured at the show in Akron.
in 1976 - Nikos Vertis (Greek singer) is born
in 1976 - The Rolling Stones, 10CC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Todd Rundgren's Utopia and Hot Tuna all appeared at The Knebworth Festival, Hertfordshire, England, tickets £4.50.
in 1979 - Kelis Rogers (US singer, songwriter) is born
in 1981 - Collie Buddz/Colin Harper (US reggae & Dancehall artist) is born
in 1981 - Hermann Schey, German/Neth singer, dies at 85
in 1982 - U2 singer Bono married Alison Stewart, his girlfriend from 1975 at All Saints Church, Raheny in Ireland. U2 bassist Adam Clayton acted as Bono's best man.
in 1983 - Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone had a four-hour brain surgery operation, after being found unconscious in a New York Street where he had been involved in a fight.
in 1984 - Alizée Jacotey (French singer) is born
in 1984 - Melissa Schuman (US vocalist; Dream) is born
in 1987 - Kim Kibum (Korean actor, singer; Super junior is born
in 1988 - Louise Setara (UK singer-songwriter) is born
in 1988 - Paris Bennett (US singer; finalist on American Idol season 5) is born.

in 1988 - Teddy Diaz dies at age 25. Filipino rock guitarist and founding member of The Dawn formed in 1985. In 1987, they released their self titled debut album, which gained commercial success. Their second album was due for release just after Teddy's tragic death. In spite of his early demise, his influence is still felt among many guitarists in the Philippines today and he has become a legend among many Filipino musicians. The Dawn, and the Filipino music industry also consider Teddy to be the band's driving force until today. In memory of Teddy, The Dawn recorded a song that pays tribute to him: I Stand With You. (Teddy was brutally stabbed to death in front of his girlfriend's house by two bystanders allegedly under the influence of drugs and alcohol.)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0jB3RGX4G4"]The Dawn - Teddy Diaz Guitar Solo - YouTube[/ame]

in 1989 - Hayden Panettiere (American actress, model and singer) is born

in 1989 - Raul Seixas dies at age 44. Brazilian rock composer, singer, songwriter, pioneer and producer, born in Salvador, at aged 12 he formed his first group, The Panthers, later changing their name to Raulzito e os Panteras /"Little Raul and The Panthers". They appeared on TV Salvador and in the mid-1960s, started backing some of Brazil's most famous pop singers of the time, such as Roberto Carlos and Jerry Adriani whenever they went to Salvador. Following the promises of fame and fortune, the band moved to Rio de Janeiro in 1967 and released their first and only album Raulzito e os Panteras, which included a Portuguese language version of the Beatles song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds among many original numbers. Without any publicity, the record sunk and the band disbanded. 1970 marked the beginning of a very active phase of Raulzito career as a producer at CBS. First, his compositions began to be recorded by artists from the label's cast. He spent the year producing albums for Tony & Frankie, Osvaldo Nunez, and Jerry Adriani. In 1973 Raul had a big hit with the song "Golden Fool" on the album Krig-ha, Bandolo!, and became an idol. He went ont to release 21 albums. Every year on the anniverary of his birthday, legions of fans, including hundreds of impersonators throw a parade as a homage to him in downtown São Paulo (sadly died Raul died of pancreatitis)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0IXq1x1wcU"]Raul Seixas - GITA - (Completo) - YouTube[/ame]

in 1990 - Cameron Argon (US electronic and death metal musician) is born is born
in 1990 - Robert "Bo" Burnham (US comedic singer-songwriter, Internet Celebrity)
in 1992 - Brad Kavanagh (UK songwriter, actor) is born
in 1993 - Lyricist Bernie Taupin weds Strephanie Haymes
in 1995 - James Truitte, dancer, dies at 72.
in 1996 - Jamia Simone Nash (American singer and actress) is born.
in 1997 - Former Stone Roses drummer Alan Wren was jailed for seven days after being rude to a top Manchester Magistrate. He was before the court due to having no car insurance and lost his temper after being quizzed about his earnings.

in 1997 - Oasis' third album 'Be Here Now', became one of the fastest selling albums ever, shifting over a million copies on the first day of release.

in 2000 - Survivor filed a lawsuit against TVT Records after they released a soundtrack to the TV show ‘Survivor.’ Survivor guitarist Frankie Sullivan said, “It’s unfortunate that after 23 years of building, promoting, and protecting the name of our band, someone can suddenly come along and release a recording that uses our name and takes away everything we have worked for.”

in 2000 - Tomata du Plenty/David Xavier Harrigan dies at age 52. American lead singer of The Screamers, from 1977-81 The Screamers were L.A.'s leading punk band, and played consecutive sold-out performances at L.A.'s top music venues. Their song '122 Hours of Fear' recorded in 1978 was inspired by the hijacking of Lufthansa Flight 181. He was also founder of Seattle's counterculture troupe Ze Whiz Kidz. During the latter part of his life he focused on painting (cancer)

in 2002 - Atomic Kitten were facing legal action after sacking Andy McCluskey, the songwriter who wrote the bands first No.1 'Whole Again.' The band were about to be dropped by Innocent records when they recorded the song that became a huge hit. The girls then wanted a bigger share of royalties, which McCluskey had turned down. Under the original deal each girl got 4p from the sale of one single.

in 2003 - Wesley Willis dies at age 40. US singer, keyboardist; he joined musicians from the city's alternative rock scene to form the hard rock band The Wesley Willis Fiasco, which produced such future file sharing favorites as "Jesus is the Answer" and "Casper the Homosexual Friendly Ghost". He created a fervor in the Chicago music scene and soon caught the attention of American Recordings, an independent label distributed by The Warner Group. In 1989, Wesley began hearing what he called "demon mullets" and was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. He was institutionalized for two months after his diagnosis. He often mentioned that his demons were named "Heartbreaker," "Nervewrecker," and "Meansucker". He called his psychotic episodes "hell rides", and alternatively, he declared rock and roll to be "the joy ride music". In early 1994, Wesley recorded with the Canadian industrial-metal band Monster Voodoo Machine and appeared on their Juno Award winning debut album Suffersystem. In 1995 without his band, he was signed to American Recordings and went on to record two albums while producing dozens of other albums independently, becoming a minor novelty rock sensation. He toured frequently, was profiled on MTV and was a guest on The Howard Stern Show on September 26, 1996 where he played nearly-identical songs about Baba Booey and Stern. At the time of his death, he had recorded over 1,000 songs but his total life savings were less than $300. Having played hundreds of sold out venues across the country, the question still remains where all of Wesley's money went (complications from chronic myelogenous leukemia).
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2uRv8ZE_Tc"]Wesley Willis Live at the Double Door Chicago - YouTube[/ame]

in 2005 - Martin Dillon dies at age 47. American musician, world renown operatic tenor and professor of music at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey. He performed several times at the Carnegie Hall in New York and performed over 40 roles in the United States, Europe and Asia. He also very successfully revived German-Jewish composer and pianist, Robert Kahn's lost music. His efforts were internationally recognised by the musical and academic community. He made two acclaimed recordings dedicated to Kahn's music, Jungbrunnen - Fountain of Youth and Der Liebe Macht - The Power of Love. Both recordings were world premiers. Martin died before the recording of the third CD which was near completion. He was given the title of Honorary Captain of Police by the New Jersey Police Department in 2001 for his service to the community (Martin died unexpectedly, due to cardiac arrest, about 12 hours after his concert at the Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival)

in 2005 - McFly were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I'll Be OK', the group's 4th No.1

in 2005 - Robert Moog dies at age 71. American pioneer of electronic music, best known as the inventor of the Moog synthesizer. Born in New York City, he earned a bachelor's degree in physics from Queens College, New York in '57, another in electrical engineering from Columbia Uni, and a Ph.D. in engineering physics from Cornell Uni. His awards include honorary doctorates from Polytechnic Institute of New York University and Lycoming College, Pennsylvania. He founded two companies for manufacturing electronic musical instruments and also worked as a consultant and vice president for new product research at Kurzweil Music Systems from 1984 to 1988, helping to develop the Kurzweil K2000. Robert received a Grammy Trustees Award for lifetime achievement in 1970 and in 2002, he was honored with a Grammy Tech Award, and an honorary doctorate degree from Berklee College of Music (brain tumor)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynX6Wmvxl_8"]The Screen Savers: History of The Moog Synthesizer - YouTube[/ame]

in 2005 - Staind were at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Chapter V.'

in 2006 - A man surfing the Internet in America foiled three men who broke into a Liverpool shop in Liverpool, England. The man who had logged onto a site streaming live footage of Mathew Street and a forthcoming Beatles festival saw the men smashing a window of a shop and climb inside. He phoned Merseyside police who arrested the men.

in 2006 - Ustad Bismillah Khan dies at age 90. Indian shehnai maestro. He was the third classical musician to be awarded the Bharat Ratna, in 2001, the highest civilian honour in India and gained worldwide acclaim for playing the shehnai for more than eight decades (Ustad sadly died due to a cardiac arrest)

in 2007 - Rose Bampton dies at age 99. American opera singer; a mezzo-soprano, later a soprano, she made her debut as "Siebel" in Gounod's Faust in 1929. Rose sang primarily at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City, but also made appearances at many major opera houses worldwide. Her greatest successes were from the dramatic soprano repertoire, particularly in operas by Richard Wagner. After her opera career ended, she started on a second career as a voice teacher, at Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Drake University and Adelphi University and was a member of the boards of the Metropolitan Opera and the William Matheus Sullivan Foundation. She was also an honorary chairman of the Bagby Foundation for the Musical Arts.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHzaqPmvMz0"]The Non Mi Dir Contest!- Rose Bampton - YouTube[/ame]

in 2008 - Buddy Harman dies at age 79. American session musician, the first regular drummer on the Grand Ole Opry. He played drums on 18,000 recordings for artists such as Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Brenda Lee, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Roy Orbison, Connie Francis, Chet Atkins, Marty Robbins, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Kenny Rogers, Barbara Mandrell, Eddy Arnold, Perry Como, Merle Haggard, Reba McEntire, and many more. His many awards include "Drummer of the Year" in 1981 from the Academy of Country Music and "Super Picker" Award for drums on the most No.1 recordings from the Nashville NARAS chapter in 1975 and 1976 (sadly died from congestive heart failure)

in 2008 - Drummer Buddy Harman died of congestive heart failure, aged 79. Worked with Elvis Presley (‘Little Sister’), Patsy Cline (‘Crazy’), Roy Orbison (‘Pretty Woman’), Johnny Cash (‘Ring Of Fire’), Tammy Wynette (‘Stand By Your Man’). Was the first house drummer for The Grand Ole Opry. He can be heard on over 18,000 recordings.

in 2008 - Jerry Finn dies at age 39. American record producer who worked on albums by popular bands such as AFI, Bad Religion, Blink-182, Alkaline Trio, MxPx, Rancid, Green Day, Sum 41, The Offspring and Morrissey (sadly died after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage)

in 2008 - Paedophile and ex-pop star Gary Glitter returned to Thailand after being refused entry to Hong Kong. Chinese authorities informed the UK Foreign Office they had barred Glitter from entry. He was earlier deported from Vietnam after spending almost three years in jail for sexually abusing two girls. He flew to Hong Kong from Bangkok after refusing to fly to the UK, and had made a plea for medical treatment after saying he was suffering a heart attack.

in 2008 - Ralph Young dies at age 90. American singer and actor, best known as the partner of Tony Sandler in the singing duo of Sandler and Young. From the 1960s through the early 90s, the tuxedo-clad duo released 22 albums, headlined major hotel and casino showrooms in both the U.S. and abroad, and made countless guest appearances on top-rated television variety shows (died of unspecified causes at his home in Palm Springs, C.A. after a brief illness)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjMx5Kq51Mc"]Ralph Young - She's Mine - YouTube[/ame]

in 2009 - Dean Turner aka Dean Dirt dies at age 37. Australian rock musician and record producer, best known as a founding member of, and bass player for, Australian rock band, Magic Dirt. Born in Geelong he began playing the bass guitar as a career in 1989 and in 1990 along with Adalita Srsen he formed the band Deer Bubbles. Then in 1991 together with guitarist Daniel Herring, they started a new band, briefly known as The Jim Jims. With the addition of drummer Adam Robertson, they became known as Magic Dirt. The band relaesd 15 albums which producted many hits, including "Pace It", "City Trash", "Vulcanella", "Watch Out Boys","Bring Me The Head Of..." and "Plastic Loveless Letter". Under the name Dean Dirt, Dean also produced recordings for a number of Australian bands, including two albums for Theredsunband plus releases for Gersey and Sons Of The Sun. In the period up until his death, he was acting as the manager for Brisbane band, Violent Soho (rare form of tissue cancer)

in 2009 - Johnny Carter dies at age 75. American singer; a founding member of The Flamingos and a member of The Dells. Both groups have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making Johnny one of the few multiple inductees. The Flamingos formed in 1952 in Chicago, they signed to the Chicago-based 'Chance' label in 1953. They recorded in a variety of styles, including midtempo ballads such as “Someday, Someway”, lowdown blues as with “Blues in a Letter”, pop standards “That’s My Desire” and jump tunes like “Jump Children”. Their third single released in 1953, “Golden Teardrops,” has been hailed as “the most perfect-sounding single of all time” and “a legendary masterpiece”, yet it failed to reach the national pop charts. “I’ve Only Got Eyes for You,” was the Flamingos’ biggest hit in 1959. Johnny left the Flamingoes joining The Dells replacing lead tenor Johnny Funches in 1960 and he remained an active member of the group until his death. Just after Johnny joined The Dells, they were successful in the audition as Dinah Washington’s backup group, and toured with Washington from 1961 to 1962 and went on to sing background for the likes of Ray Charles and Barbara Lewis. The group was also being vocally fine-tuned by Quincy Jones and began to include jazz and Broadway-styled show tunes as part of their live and recording acts. They charted with 43 hit singles including "Wear It On Our Face", "I Touched a Dream", "Learning to Love You Was Easy (It's So Hard Trying to Get Over You)", "Always Together", "I Can Sing A Rainbow/Love Is Blue" and their first number-one R&B hit and first top ten pop hit, 1968's "Stay in My Corner", which reached number ten on the pop chart. This showcased both Carter and Marvin in lead vocals. Their last 3 hit singles were "A Heart Is a House for Love", "Come and Get It" and "Oh My Love" in the early 90s. Their last album to date "Then and Now" was released in 2008 (lung cancer)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd6Y3qIw3og"]Dells Medley - A Tribute to Johnnie Carter - YouTube[/ame]

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in 1530 - Bartolomeo Spontone, composer is born
in 1615 - Christopher Gibbons, composer is born
in 1681 - Pierre Danican Philidor, composer is born
in 1753 - Christian Friedrich Ruppe, composer is born
in 1766 - Joseph-Denis Doche, composer is born
in 1771 - Jan Joseph Rosler, composer is born
in 1827 - Edouard Silas, composer is born
in 1827 - Josef Strauss, Austria, composer (Dorfschwalben aus Austria) is born
in 1831 - John White, composer, dies at 52
in 1847 - Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, composer is born
in 1862 - Claude Debussy, St Germain-en-Laye, composer (La Mer, Clair de lune) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79UfWizjGiQ"]Claude Debussy - Reverie (Good quality) - YouTube[/ame]

in 1874 - Edward Cuthbert Bairstow, composer is born
in 1879 - Friedrich August Kummer, composer, dies at 82
in 1893 - Ernst II, duke of Saxony-Coburg-Gotha (1844-93)/composer, dies at 75
in 1895 - Paul White, Bangor Maine, composer (Adante and Rondo for Cello) is born
in 1900 - Gabriel Faure’s opera "Prometheus," premieres in Beziers
in 1901 - Gunnar Wennerberg, composer, dies at 83
in 1909 - Sergius Kagen, composer is born
in 1913 - Robert Schollum, composer is born
in 1917 - John Lee Hooker, Clarksdale Mississippi, blues guitarist (Canned Heat) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYrVwGxlcFA"]John Lee Hooker - Hobo Blues - YouTube[/ame]

in 1921 - Sotiria Bellou (Greek singer) is born.
in 1924 - Andrzej Markowski, composer is born
in 1926 - Bob Flanagan (US tenor singer, The Four Freshmen) is born.
in 1927 - Aleksandar Obradovic, composer is born
in 1928 - Karlheinz Stockhausen, M”drath Germany, composer (Kontrapunkte) is born
in 1934 - John M Chowning, composer is born
in 1934 - Sir Donald McIntyre (UK operatic bass-baritone singer) is born.
in 1936 - Dale Hawkins (US rockabilly singer, guitarist) is born.
in 1936 - Lex P Humphries, drummer is born
in 1937 - Donald MacLeary, dancer is born
in 1937 - Malachi Favors/Malachi Favors Maghostut (US jazz sessionist, double bass player) is born.
in 1939 - Candido Lima, composer is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBJ9H8NFFco"]AMERES by Candido Lima (1/3) - YouTube[/ame]

in 1939 - Fred Milano, Bronx NY, rocker (Dion and The Belmonts) [or 8/26/40] is born
in 1942 - Henry Eichheim, composer, dies at 72
in 1942 - Kathy Lennon, Santa Monica Calif, singer (Lennon Sisters) is born
in 1942 - Mikhailmichel Fokine, Russian ballet dancer/choreographer, dies
in 1944 - Peter Hofmann (German tenor) is born.
in 1945 - Ron Dante, Staten Island NY, rock vocalist (Archies-Sugar, Sugar) is born
in 1946 - Felix Meurders, Dutch radio host is born
in 1946 - Gary "Mutha" Withem (US keyboardist, woodwinds; Gary Puckett & the Union Gap) is born.
in 1947 - Donna Godchaux (US singer; Grateful Dead/session/guest) is born.
in 1948 - David Lee Marks (US songwriter, rhythm guitar; Beach Boys/Dave & the Marksmen) is born.
in 1948 - Sam Neely (Country and western artist; singer-songwriter) is born.
in 1950 - Teresa Davis, rocker is born
in 1952 - Peter Laughner (US guitarist, songwriter and singer; Rocket From the Tombs/Pere Ubu) is born.
in 1954 - Frank Marino, rocker is born
in 1956 - Chris Biondo (US bassist, producer; Chuck Brown, Eva Cassidy, Sadat X) is born.

in 1956 - Elvis Presley began working on his first movie, Love Me Tender. In the drama that was set during and just after the Civil War, Elvis played Clint Reno, the youngest of four brothers. The original title for the movie was The Reno Brothers, but was changed to take advantage of the ‘Love Me Tender’ song recorded for the film.

in 1957 - Duane Jarvis (US guitarist, singer-songwriter; solo/sessionist) is born.
in 1957 - Holly Dunn, San Antonio Tx, country singer (Daddy's Hands) is born
in 1958 - Ian Mitchell, Edinburgh, rocker (Bay City Rollers) is born.
in 1958 - Vernon Reid (English-born American lead guitar; Living Colour/Black Rock Coalition) is born.
in 1959 - Juan Croucier (Cuban-US bassist, singer-songwriter; Dokken/Ratt/solo/sessions) is born.
in 1961 - Andres Calamaro (Argentine vocalist, composer, multi-musician; Los Rodríguez/solo) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aqkt6BwLhgo"]Andres Calamaro - Por Una Cabeza [Spanish&English lyrics] - YouTube[/ame]

in 1961 - Debbi Peterson, LA Calif, rock drummer (Bangles-Eternal Flame) is born
in 1961 - Jay Ashton, rocker (Gene Loves Jezebel) is born
in 1961 - Roland Orzabal, rock vocalist (Tears for Fears-Shout, Head over Heels) is in born
in 1962 - James Debarge, Grand Rapids Mi, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Debarge) is born
in 1962 - The first TV appearance of The Beatles was recorded by Manchester based Granada TV, who filmed a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club Liverpool, (it was shown on 17th October 1962).
in 1963 - Billy J Kramer And The Dakotas were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Bad To Me.' A song John Lennon wrote for them while on holiday in Spain with Brian Epstein.
in 1963 - Tori Amos, [Myra Ellen Amos], NC, pianist/vocalist (Under The Pink,) is born
in 1964 - During a North American tour The Beatles appeared at the Empire Stadium, Vancouver, to over 20,000 fans. The Beatles set at the time was just 29 minutes long. tickets cost £5.25.
in 1964 - Supreme's "Where Did Our Love Go," reaches #1
in 1964 - The Supremes started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Where Did Our Love Go' the girl group's first No.1, it made No.3 in the UK.
in 1965 - The Beatles, on tour in North America, performed two shows at Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon. Between performances, The Beatles were visited in their dressing-room by Carl Wilson and Mike Love of the Beach Boys.
in 1966 - Apolinary Szeluto, composer, dies at 82
in 1966 - Beatles arrive in NYC
in 1966 - GZA/The Genius/Gary Grice (US rapper, music producer; Wu-Tang Clan) is born.
in 1966 - Mark Michaels, heavy metal guitarist (Teach Yourself Rhythm Guitar) is born
in 1966 - New York City teenagers Carol Hopkins and Susan Richmond climbed out onto the ledge on the second floor of a city hotel and threatened to jump unless they could get to meet The Beatles. Police talked then down.
in 1967 - Layne Staley (US lead guitarist, singer; Mad Season/Alice In Chains) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbWoiDhxJsk"]Layne Staley Tribute (River of Deciet) - YouTube[/ame]

in 1967 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared on the BBC TV Simon Dee show.
in 1967 - Yukiko Okada (Japanese singer) is born.
in 1968 - Cynthia Lennon sues John Lennon for divorce on adultry
in 1968 - Paul Colman (Australian guitarist; Newsboys) is born.

in 1968 - Ringo Starr quit The Beatles during the White Album sessions when the constant bickering and tension became too much for him. The news of Ringo's departure was kept secret, and he rejoined the sessions on September 3. After Ringo walked out, the remaining Beatles recorded ‘Back In the USSR’, with Paul on drums and John playing bass.

in 1969 - Beatles record a video for "Long and Winding Road"
in 1969 - During a North American tour Led Zeppelin played the first of two nights at Pirates World in Dania, Florida. Also on the bill were The Royal Ascots, Brimstone and The Echo.
in 1969 - Steve Cradock (UK guitarist; Ocean Colour Scene) is born.

in 1969 - The Beatles met at John Lennon’s Tittenhurst Park home in England for their final ever photo session. Three shots from this session (by Ethan Russell) formed the front and back covers of the Capitol compilation album Hey Jude. Yoko Ono and a pregnant Linda McCartney (she was to give birth to daughter Mary six days later) appeared in some photographs with The Beatles.

in 1970 - Bread went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Make It With You', the group's only No.1 hit, it made No.5 in the UK.

in 1970 - Creedence Clearwater Revival started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with their fifth studio album 'Cosmo's Factory'. The name of the album comes from the warehouse in Berkeley where the band rehearsed. Bandleader John Fogerty was so insistent on practicing (nearly every day) that drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford began referring to the place as "the factory".

in 1970 - Derek and the Dominoes appeared at the Van Dike in Plymouth, England.
in 1970 - Richard Frank Donovan, composer, dies at 78
in 1970 - The Moody Blues started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'A Question Of Balance'.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmmPFrkuPq0"]The Moody Blues - Your Wildest Dreams - YouTube[/ame]

in 1971 - Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Peter, Paul & Mary all appeared at the Odeon Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland.
in 1971 - Craig Finn (US vocalist; The Hold Steady) is born.
in 1972 - Paul Douchette (US drummer; Matchbox 20) is born.
in 1973 - Beenie Man/Moses Davis (Jamaican DJ, reggae artist) is born.
in 1973 - Howie Dorough (US guitarist, vocals; Backstreet Boys) is born.
in 1974 - Stefano Verderi (Italian guitarist) is born.

in 1976 - Gina Bachauer dies at age 63. Greek classical pianist born in Athens, she gave her first recital in Athens at the age of eight and first concert with an orchestra was in 1932, when she was 19 years old. She recorded for the HMV, RCA Victor and Mercury labels. Gina gave hundreds of concerts, including 630 for the Allied troops in the Middle East during World War II and toured extensively in the United States and Europe. She was a close friend of Maurice Abravanel, and often appeared with the Utah Symphony Orchestra and was also the piano teacher of Princess Irene.The Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition was established in 1976 in her honour and in 1981 the Greek Post honored Bachauer by issuing a stamp in her honour.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhXMM2CjZsc"]GINA BACHAUER, PIANO BRAHMS -- PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2 1962 - YouTube[/ame]

in 1978 - Jeff Stinco (Canadian lead guitar; Simple Plan) is born.
in 1978 - Sex Pistol Sid Vicious made his last live stage appearance when he appeared with Rat Scabies from The Damned, former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock and Nancy Spungen at London's Electric Ballroom. In the audience: Elvis Costello, Blondie, Joan Jett , The Slits and Captain Sensible.

in 1979 - Led Zeppelin released In Through the Out Door, their last album of original material, ‘Fool in the Rain’ was released as a single in the US.
in 1980 - During a North American tour Queen appeared at The Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
in 1984 - Charles Whittenberg, composer, dies at 57
in 1987 - Madonna went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Who's That Girl', her sixth US No.1 and also a No.1 in the UK.
in 1987 - Madonna's "Who's That Girl," single goes #1
in 1990 - Orchestra leader David Rose died aged 80. He had the 1962 US No.1 single 'The Stripper'. He also wrote music for the television series Little House on the Prairie and Bonanza.

in 1992 - Sting and Trudie Styler held their wedding reception, (the couple married on 20th August 1992), after The Troggs had played a set, all three members of The Police got on stage and played a couple of numbers.

in 1997 - U2 played the first of two sold out nights at Wembley Stadium, London, England on their Pop Mart tour.
in 1999 - Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell scored her first UK No.1 solo single with 'Mi Chico Latino' the second single from her debut solo album Schizophonic.
in 1999 - Travis scored their first UK No.1 album with 'The Man Who' after spending 12 weeks on the chart.
in 2002 - Corrs drummer, Caroline Corr married long-time boyfriend Frank Woods in a candlelit church on Mallorca.

in 2003 - Blur, Beck, The White Stripes, Doves, The Streets, The Libertines, The Darkness, Junior Senior, The Sleepy Jackson and The Thrills all appeared at this years UK Carling Reading weekend festival.

in 2003 - Kjell Henning Bjoernestad a Norwegian Elvis Presley impersonator set a world record by singing the rock 'n' roll legend's hits non-stop for over 26 hours. The previous record was set by British Elvis fan Gary Jay who sang for 25 hours 33 minutes and 30 seconds.

in 2003 - Magdalena Nile del Río/Imperio Argentina/Pettit Imperio dies at age 96. Argentinian singer and actress. Magdalena performed in Argentina's theatres, where she had a long and successful career. At that time, her stage name was Pettit Imperio. But her most successful moments came after she moved to Spain. It was there that she changed her name to Imperio Argentina, as a way to honor her "other country". While in Spain, del Río participated in many movies, and she participated frequently on television and radio. Imperio Argentina obtained Spanish citizenship in 1999.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCP6rlZbdBM"]Tango: Imperio Argentina - Danza Maligna, 1930 - YouTube[/ame]

in 2004 - Maroon 5 went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Songs About Jane.’

in 2004 - Natasha Bedingfield started a two week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'These Words.' The sister of singer and producer Daniel Bedingfield.

in 2005 - 50 Cent was suing a US car dealer for allegedly using his name in an advert without permission. Describing himself in the legal action as a "hugely successful" artist "known for his good looks, 'gangsta' image and hard knocks success story". The rapper was seeking more than £1m (£555,150) from Gary Barbera Enterprises for a Dodge Magnum advert with the line "Just Like 50 Says" alongside a photo of him.

in 2005 - Luc Ferrari dies at age 76. French composer born on in Paris, his musical education was with Cortot, Honegger, and Messiaen from 1946-1954, for whom he generated pieces in a free atonal style, such as the Antisonate for piano in 1953 and the Piano Quartet in 1954. In 1958 he helped found the Groupe de Recherches Musicales and began the composition of his many electronic works, such as the Etude des accidents in 1958, Tautologos I in 1961, and Composé-Composite for orchestra and tape in 1963. Luc later taught composition in Cologne from 1964 - 1966, and Montreal from 1966 - 1969. His later works expand further upon his love of natural sounds and complex response to human behavior, including sensuality such as Presque rien avec filles/Almost nothing with girls, in 1989. Luc also composed music for TV and films.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqrzNOUyvls"]Luc Ferrari- Societe II (1/3) - YouTube[/ame]

in 2006 - Bruce Gary dies at age 55. American drummer born in Burbank, California; Bruce had a tormented and horrid childhood, but in the 60's and early 70's he played and toured with bluesman Albert Collins. By the time he was twenty-four he was touring and recording with former Cream bassist Jack Bruce and guitarist Mick Taylor, who had just left the Rolling Stones. This stellar lineup also included jazz pianist Carla Bley. Gary also worked with Dr. John in the 70's. In 1978 along with singer Doug Fieger, guitarist Berton Averre, and bassist Prescott Niles, he founded the band The Knack. Their first single, "My Sharona", was an international No.1 hit that became the biggest hit song of 1979. In the early 80s Gary became an in-demand drummer for studio work and live performance with some of the premier musicians of the era including Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Stephen Stills, Rod Stewart, Sheryl Crow, Bette Midler, Yoko Ono, Harry Nilsson, and Doors guitarist Robby Krieger. He was nominated for two Grammy Awards as a stage performer, producer and recording artist. (Non-Hodgkin lymphoma)

in 2007 - Former Savage Garden singer Darren Hayes was arrested on suspicion of racially abusing a member of staff at a Thai restaurant in Soho, London. Hayes was released on bail pending further inquiries.

in 2009 - Sugarland went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Live on the Inside’, the American country music duo’s first No.1.

in 2010 - Conny Stuart /Cornelia van Meijgaard dies at age 96. Dutch singer and actress, born in Wijhe and grew up in The Hague, near the Vredespaleis. In the Second World War, she met Wim Sonneveld, and began to perform in his ensemble. Sonneveld stimulated her comic qualities, for instance by letting his stage writer Hella Haasse write a farcical song like "Yvonne de spionne" for her. In the 1950s she became the leading lady of the show, and from the 1960s on, she became one of The Netherlands' greatest musical stars. She mainly acted in the musicals of Annie M.G. Schmidt and Harry Bannink, including their first, Heerlijk duurt het langst from 1965. The show was an incredible success, and Schmidt and Bannink wrote four more musicals for her. She ended her career in 1985 with her stage show De Stuart Story, accompanied by Louis van Dijk, where she performed old success songs and new songs written for her by M.G. Schmidt.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ayYAwy-Wnw"]Conny Stuart - Wat voor weer zou het zijn in Den Haag (Bannink/Schmidt) - YouTube[/ame]

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in 1723 - Antoine Mouque, composer, dies at 64
in 1727 - Friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer is born
in 1777 - Giuseppe Sellitto, composer, dies at 77
in 1802 - Corona Elizabeth Wilhelmine Schroter, composer, dies at 51
in 1825 - Amos Bull, composer, dies at 81
in 1839 - Charles Philippe Lafont, composer, dies at 57
in 1854 - Moritz Moszkowski, composer is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1L8592UM2o"]Moritz Moszkowski - Piano Concerto in E, Op. 59 (1/3) - YouTube[/ame]

in 1878 - Adolf Fredrik Lindblad, composer, dies at 77
in 1879 - Alfreds Kalnins, composer is born
in 1886 - Gottfried Rudinger, composer is born
in 1893 - Roy Agnew, composer is born
in 1898 - Joseph Robinson, composer, dies at 82
in 1900 - Ernst Krenek, Vienna Austria, composer (Johnny Spielt Auf) is born
in 1900 - Malvina Reynolds (US folk singer, songwriter, guitarist) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_2lGkEU4Xs"]malvina reynolds - little boxes - YouTube[/ame]

in 1903 - William Primrose, Glasgow Scot, violist (Method for Violin and Viola) is born
in 1905 - Leonard Constant Lambert, London England, composer (King Pest) is born
in 1912 - Gene Kelly, Pitts, dancer/actor (An American in Paris, Going My Way) is born
in 1913 - Bob Crosby, Spokane Wa, Bing's brother, orch leader (Bob Crosby Show) is born
in 1913 - Luis-Felipe Ramon y Rivera, composer is born
in 1915 - Graciela Grillo-Perez (Cuban latin jazz singer) is born.
in 1917 - Tex Williams/Sollie Paul Williams (US singer) is born.
in 1920 - Aart Verstegen, ballet dancers/choreographer (Jolly Joker's Last Joke) is born
in 1921 - Elena Del Rubio/Elena Boyd (Panamanian-born US singer; The Del Rubio Triplets) is born.
in 1924 - Edvard Fliflet Braein, composer is born
in 1925 - Sulkhan Fyodorovich Tsintsadze, composer is born
in 1925 - Wlodzimierz Kotonski, composer is born
in 1927 - Martial Solal, composer is born
in 1928 - Gerd Natschinski, composer is born
in 1929 - Pete King (UK jazz saxophonist; many bands/co-owner of Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club) is born.
in 1932 - Mark Russell, Buffalo NY, political satirist/pianist (Real People) is born
in 1934 - Barbara Eden (US actress, singer) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk6vhJCVSfw"]Barbara Eden's Sassy "Don't Tell Mama!" - YouTube[/ame]

in 1934 - Lojze Lebic, composer is born
in 1934 - Raul de Souza (Brazillian trombone player; sessionist) is born.
in 1935 - Loren Rush, composer is born
in 1936 - Rudy Lewis, rocker (Drifters) is born
in 1937 - Albert Charles Paul Marie Roussel, composer, dies at 68
in 1938 - Mike Burt (UK drummer; Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers/Chas & Dave) is born.
in 1938 - Roger Greenaway (songwriter, singer; The Kestrels/Blue Mink) is born.
in 1941 - Pete Shannon (bassist; Nashville Teens) is born.
in 1943 - Johann P Zilcher, German composer, dies at 88
in 1944 - Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, composer, dies at 63.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqYbN9sGICw"]Nikolay Roslavets ~ Pre[/ame]

in 1947 - George McCorkle (US guitarist; Marshall Tucker Band) is born.
in 1947 - Keith Moon, English rock drummer (Who-I'm A Boy) is born
in 1947 - Rex Allen Jr, Chicago, country singer (Nashville on the Road) is born
in 1947 - Terje Rypdal, composer is born
in 1948 - Ernst Jansz, Dutch keyboardist/singer (Doe Maar) is born
in 1949 - Katiana Balanika (Greek actress, singer) is born.
in 1949 - Rick Springfield/Richard Springthorpe (Australian singer, songwriter, guitar; Rock House/solo) is born.
in 1949 - Woody Paul, [Paul Chrisman], Nashville, singer (Riders in the Sky) is born
in 1951 - Jimi Jamison, rocker (Survivor) is born
in 1952 - Dalton Reed, singer is born
in 1952 - Vicky Leandros (Greek singer, politician) is born.
in 1953 - Bobby G/Robert Alan Gubby (vocals; Bucks Fizz) is born.
in 1953 - Bobby Watson (US jazz alto saxophonist, composer, producer, educator) is born.
in 1959 - Bruno Chevillon (French jazz musician, double bass) is born.
in 1959 - Edwyn Collins (Scottish singer, songwriter, producer; Orange Juice) is born.
in 1960 - Gary Hoey (US guitarist; Heavy Bones/solo/sessions is born.

in 1960 - Oscar Hammerstein II dies at age 65. American lyricist; he began his first professional collaboration, with Herbert Stothart, Otto Harbach and Frank Mandel. He began as an apprentice and went on to form a 20 year collaboration with Harbach. Out of this collaboration came his first musical, Always You, for which he wrote the book and lyrics. It opened on Broadway in 1921. He next successfully collaborated with Jerome Kern, their biggest hit, Show Boat, is still considered one of the masterpieces of the American musical theatre. "Here we come to a completely new genre – the musical play as distinguished from musical comedy. Other Kern-Hammerstein musicals include Sweet Adeline, Music In the Air, Three Sisters, and Very Warm for May. Oscar also collaborated with Vincent Youmans with Wildflower, Rudolf Friml with Rose Marie and Sigmund Romberg with both The Desert Song and The New Moon. His most successful and long running collaboration began when he teamed up with Richard Rodgers to write a musical adaptation of the play Green Grow the Lilacs, which was entitled Oklahoma!. They went to produce such classic Broadway musicals as Carousel, Allegro, South Pacific, The King and I, Me & Juliet, Pipe Dream, Flower Drum Song, and The Sound of Music as well as the musical film State Fair and its stage adaptation of the same name, and the television musical Cinderella, all of which were featured in the revue A Grand Night for Singing. Oscar also wrote the book and lyrics for Carmen Jones, an adaptation of Georges Bizet's opera Carmen with an all-black cast. The final song he wrote was "Edelweiss", which was added during rehearsals near the end of the second act. Oscar won eight Tony Awards and two Oscars for best original song—in 1941 for "The Last Time I Saw Paris" in the film Lady Be Good, and in 1945 for "It Might as Well Be Spring" in State Fair. In 1950, the team of Rodgers and Hammerstein received The Hundred Year Association of New York's Gold Medal Award "in recognition of outstanding contributions to the City of New York." The team also received a special Pulitzer Prize award for Oklahoma! in 1944. The Oscar Hammerstein II Center for Theater Studies at Columbia University was established in 1981 with a $1 million gift from his family. The Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre is presented annually, The York Theatre Company in New York is the Administrator of the award (cancer)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEUl1ApvseY&playnext=1&list=PLECD945D30C6B 7CAA"]Dame Kiri Te Kanawa "The Folks Who Live on the Hill" Oscar Hammerstein II / Jerome Kern - YouTube[/ame]

in 1961 - Dean DeLeo (US guitarist; Stone Temple Pilots) is born.
in 1962 - Irving Fine, composer (Toccata), dies at 47
in 1962 - John Lennon married Cynthia Powell at Liverpool's Mount Pleasant register office. He then played a gig that night with The Beatles at Liverpool's Riverpark Ballroom.
in 1962 - Shaun Ryder (UK vocals; Happy Mondays/Black Grape) is born.
in 1963 - Beatles release "She Loves You" in UK.

in 1963 - Glen Gray Knoblauch dies at age 63. American jazz saxophonist and leader of the Casa Loma Orchestra. He attended Illinois Wesleyan University but left to work for the Santa Fe Railroad. In 1927, his Orange Blossoms Band was renamed the Casa Loma Orchestra, after Casa Loma in Toronto, where the band played for eight months. Glen collaborated with the jazz musician Jean Goldkette and with trumpeter/arranger Salvador Camarata. He gave Betty George her first job as a soloist. Ill health forced Gray to retire from touring in 1950. In 1956, he went back into the studio to record the first of what became a series of LPs for Capitol Records, which recreated the sounds of the big band era in stereo.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK-qFyZjTaE"]Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra - Blue moon (1935) - YouTube[/ame]

in 1963 - Ringo admits he wrote a song "Don't Pass Me By".

in 1963 - The Rolling Stones appeared on UK TV show Ready, Steady, Go! for the first time, performing their debut single ‘Come On.’ The group made a total of 20 appearances on the show between 1963 and 1966.
in 1965 - Security guards at a Manchester TV studio hosed down 200 Rolling Stones fans after they broke down barriers while waiting for the band to arrive for a performance.

in 1966 - On their final tour of America, The Beatles performed at Shea Stadium in New York City, New York. Unlike the previous year's performance, which had sold out, there were 11,000 empty seats in the 55,600 seat stadium. The Beatles earn more than the previous year, receiving $189,000 for their performance.

in 1966 - The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the double a sided 'Yellow Submarine - Eleanor Rigby'. The group's eleventh No.1.
in 1967 - During a North American tour Herman's Hermits supported by The Who appeared at Atwood Stadium, Flint in Michigan.
in 1967 - Joni Mitchell played her first ever UK show when she opened for The Piccadilly Line at The Marquee Club in London.
in 1967 -Cedella Marley (Jamaican vocalist; Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers) is born.
in 1968 - During a North American tour The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at Singer Bowl, Flushing Meadow Park, New York. Also on the bill Soft Machine and Big Brother and the Holding Company.
in 1968 - Laura Claycomb (US operatic soprano) is born.
in 1968 - Ringo quits Beatles over a disagreement, temporarily
in 1969 - During a UK tour Queen appeared at Bolton's Octagon Theatre in Bolton, Lancashire.
in 1969 - Ira Dean (US bassist; Trick Pony) is born.
in 1969 - Johnny Cash started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Johnny Cash At San Quentin'.
in 1969 - The Rolling Stones started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Honky Tonk Women' the group's fifth US No.1. Also No.1 in the UK.
in 1970 - Brad Mehldau (US jazz pianist; many sessions) is born.
in 1970 - KK/Krishnakumar Kunnath (Indian singer) is born.
in 1970 - Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground performed together for the last time at the New York Club 'Max's Kansas City'. Reed worked as a typist for his father for the next two years, at $40 per week.
in 1970 - Nel Rose, dancer, dies at 55
in 1971 - Bone Crusher/Wayne Hardnett Jr (US rapper) is born.
in 1971 - Diana Ross was at No.1 on the UK singles chart 'I'm Still Waiting', the singers first solo UK No.1. The song which spent four weeks at the top of the charts was released after BBC Radio 1 DJ Tony Blackburn featured it heavily on his morning programme.
in 1971 - During a North American tour Led Zeppelin appeared at the Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth Texas.
in 1971 - Gisela Hernandez Gonzalo, composer, dies at 58
in 1972 - Balis Dvarionas, composer, dies at 68
in 1974 - John Lennon reports seeing a UFO in NYC
in 1974 - Shifty Shellshock/Seth Binzer (US singer; Crazy Town/solo) is born.
in 1975 - Eliza Carthy (US singer, fiddler) is born.
in 1975 - Free guitarist Paul Kossoff revived from dead after heart attack
in 1975 - Hamilton Joe Franks And Reynolds went to No.1 on the US singles chart with, 'Fallin' In Love', their only US No.1, it made No.33 in the UK.
in 1975 - Joy Division singer Ian Curtis married Deborah Woodruff, whom he met while still at school, when he was 19 and she was 18. They remained married until his death when he hanged himself in the kitchen of his house in Macclesfield, England at the age of 23.
in 1977 - Shelly Fairchild (US country singer) is born.
in 1978 - Julian Casablancas (US vocalist, songwriter; Strokes) is born.
in 1979 - Richard Neville/Richard Neville Dobson (UK vocalist, Five) is born.

in 1980 - David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Ashes To Ashes' his second UK No.1. Taken from the Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) album, the song continued the story of Major Tom from Bowie's 'Space Oddity'. The video for 'Ashes to Ashes' was one of the most iconic of the 1980s and costing £250,000, it was at the time the most expensive music video ever made.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYjBQKIOb-w"]David Bowie - Heroes (live) - YouTube[/ame]

in 1980 - Diamondog/Diamantino Edgar Capacassa Feijó (Angolan rapper) is born.
in 1980 -The Heatwave Festival in Toronto, Canada took place with Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, The B-52's, The Pretenders, Rockpile and The Rumour. Tickets cost $30, with only 50,000 people attending the festival lost over $1 million.

in 1982 - YTCracker/Bryce Case Jr (US nerdcore hip-hop MC-DJ, computer hacker) is born.
in 1983 - Shawn Michelle Stevens dies at age 25. American cocktail waitress and fifth wife of Jerry Lee Lewis, they married in June of 1983 (She was found dead, brusied and bloodied, in the bedroom of their Nesbit home. The Coroner's report cited death by an overdose of amphetamines)
in 1985 - Aerosmith played at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin, the first night on their 89 date Done With Mirrors Tour.
in 1986 - Jamaican singer Boris Gardiner started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I Want to Wake Up with You'.
in 1986 - Neil Cicierega aka Lemon Demon (US comedian, filmmaker, musician) is born.
in 1986 - Sigue Sigue Sputnik came up with an idea to sell advertising space between the tracks on their forthcoming new album. It was a non-starter.
in 1987 - Siegfried Borris, composer, dies at 80.

in 1989 - Helen le Clerq, Dutch dancer, dies.

in 1990 - David Rose dies at age 80. British-born American songwriter, composer, arranger, and orchestra leader. In the early 1930s, he gained a reputation, while arranging for the Frank Trumbauer orchestra and later leading a house band at station WGN. He composed several early swing originals such as "Break It Down," "Transcontinental," "Plantation Moods," and a piece recorded under three different titles: "I've Got It", "Itchola", and "Jigsaw Rhythm". His most famous compositions were "The Stripper", "Holiday for Strings", and "Calypso Melody". In 1957 his rendition of Larry Clinton's "Calypso Melody" became Rose's second million selling record, and was awarded a gold disc. He also wrote music for the television series Little House on the Prairie, Highway To Heaven, and Bonanza. In addition, he was musical director for the Red Skelton show during its 21-year-run on the CBS and NBC networks, and was the recipient of four Emmy awards.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N01p4J8aH8M"]Andre Previn, David Rose - "Serenade In Blue" - YouTube[/ame]

in 1991 - Iggy Pop, Sonic Youth, Pop Will Eat Itself, Dinosaur Jr, Chapterhouse, Nirvana, Silverfish, Babes in Toyland, James, The Fall, De La Soul, Blur, Teenage Fanclub, Flowered Up, The Fat Lady Sings, Kingmaker, Mercury Rev, Sisters of Mercy and Neds Atomic Dustbin all appeared at this year’s three day Reading Festival in England.
in 1991 - The re-formed Dire Straits kicked off a two year 300 date world tour in Dublin, Ireland.
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in 1995 - Dwayne Goettel aka aDuck dies at age 31. Canadian keyboardist, he played for an early incarnation of the Canadian gothic/synthpop band Psyche, as well as a band called Water, who opened for Skinny Puppy in 1985. He joined Skinny Puppy during the recording of Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse in mid-1986 when he was recruited to take Wilhelm Schroeder's place. Dwayne would come to be cEvin Key's primary partner in forming Skinny Puppy's music until the album The Process, as well as in their side projects Doubting Thomas, Cyberaktif, The Tear Garden and Hilt. He also formed Subconscious Records in 1993 to release a 12" single under the pseudonym Duck. (heroin overdose)
in 1995 - Dwayne Rudolph Goettel, musician, dies at 31.
in 1997 - Texas went to No.1 on the UK album chart for the second time with 'White On Blonde'.

in 1998 - Gene Page dies at age 68. American influential conductor, arranger and record producer most active from the mid-1960s through the mid-1980s; his sound can be heard in the arrangements with Righteous Brothers, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Buffalo Springfield, Barbra Streisand, Martha and the Whitney Houston, Vandellas, Barry White, George Benson, Roberta Flack, Elton John and many more. He was one of the most prolific arrangers/conductors of popular music during his time and worked on more than 200 gold and platinum records. (died after a long illness)

in 2000 - Dindo Yogo /Théodore Dindo Mabeli dies at age 44. Congolese singer and musician. He started in Bakin and founded "etumba na ngwaka". In 1978, by the help of his friend Emeneya Mubyala, Dindo joined Papa Wemba's Viva La Musica. In 1981 he left the band for the Langa Langa Stars founded by Verckys Kiamuangana, and in 1984 he made another move, this time to Zaiko Langa Langa. During that time, he also recorded a number of solo albums. In 1991, he left Zaiko Langa Langa, and went solo until his death.

in 2001 - Eric Allendale Dubussion dies at age 65. West Indian trombonist, bandleader, teacher, born in Dominica, West Indies. In 1954 while in his late teens he came to the UK to complete his education. He joined the Hammersmith Borough Brass Band as a trumpet player. After which he was a member of variuos jazz groups, as a trombonist, namely the Chris Barber Band, Terry Lightfoot Band, Alex Welsh band and Edmundo Ros's band before joining The Foundations in 1967. He played on their hits "Baby, Now That I've Found You", "Back On My Feet Again", "Build Me Up Buttercup" and "In The Bad Bad Old Days". He later taught music in Zambian schools for four years. Next he moved to Paris where helped found The St Andre Blues Band. He had a brain haemorrhage in 1989 but recovered enough to play the keyboard. (suffered a stroke)

in 2002 - The Strokes, Foo Fighters, Prodigy, Offspring, Muse, Sum 41, Janes Addiction, The Dandy Warhols, Jimmy Eat World, Incubus, Pulp, The White Stripes, Feeder and Cornershop all appeared at the UK Carling Leeds-Reading Weekend Festival in England.

in 2003 - Lee Ryan of boy band Blue was banned from driving for 18 months after admitting drink-driving. Ryan was also ordered to pay a £2250 fine at Tower Bridge magistrate's court London.
in 2003 – Metallica, System Of A Down, Sum 41, Primal Scream and Good Charlotte all appeared at this years UK Carling Reading weekend festival.

in 2004 - Al Dvorin (81) American bandleader and talent agent, and who also 'popularised' the phrase "Elvis has left the building". He met Presley through Colonel Tom Parker in 1955, and organized Presley's concert tours for the next 22 years. (He was killed in an car accident on his way from a concert by Elvis impersonator Paul Casey)

in 2004 - Queen, became the first UK rock band to receive official approval in Iran, where Western music was strictly prohibited. Lead singer, Freddie Mercury, who died of AIDS in 1991, was of Iranian ancestry and bootlegged albums had been available for years.

in 2005 - Les McKeown the lead singer of the Bay City Rollers appeared in court charged with drugs offences. McKeown, aged 49, was accused of conspiring with four other people, including the band's drummer Pat McGlynn, to supply cocaine. He was arrested in Dalston, east London, in June as part of a major police operation.

in 2006 - Maynard Ferguson dies at age 78. Canadian jazz trumpeter & leader. He came to prominence playing in Stan Kenton's orchestra, before forming his own band in 1957. He was noted for being able to play accurately in a remarkably high register. When he debuted with Stan Kenton's Orchestra in 1950, he could play higher than any other trumpeter up to that point in jazz history. In the 60s, feeling the need for spiritual exploration, he left the US and he moved with his family to India and taught at the Krishnamurtl based Rishi Valley School near Madras. In 1969, he relocated to Manchester, England, manufacturing personally-designed trumpets and mouthpieces and performing with a variety of ensembles in Europe. He returned to America and formed a new band in 1971. Maynard was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame in 1992 (kidney and liver failure brought on by an abdominal infection)
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQvRP50WWXg]Maynard Ferguson Birdland - YouTube[/ame]

in 2007 - Comedy writer Buddy Sheffield, sued Disney alleging that he originally came up with the idea for Hannah Montana but was never compensated by Disney. In the lawsuit, Sheffield claimed that he pitched an idea for a TV series with the name of ‘Rock and Roland’ to Disney Channel in 2001 with the plot of a junior high student who lived a secret double life as a rock star.

in 2007 - Martti Pokela dies at age 83. Finnish folk musician and composer born in Haapavesi; an expert with the kantele, Finland's national musical instrument. He and his wife, Marjatta, were widely credited with ushering in a revival of Finnish folk music beginning in the 1950s. Their daughter, Eveliina Pokela, began performing with them in the 1960s. Martti merged traditional Finnish folk music with contemporary sounds. He and his family's albums have been released outside of Finland. Martti taught the kantele at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and Kuopio until 1987 and was the founder of the academy's folk music department, where he was named a full professor in 1980.
in 2008 - Madonna kicked off her 86-date Sticky & Sweet Tour at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff Wales. It became the highest grossing tour by a solo artist, breaking the previous record Madonna achieved with her 2006 Confessions Tour. Madonna's first venture with Live Nation, was estimated to have grossed $280 million.

in 2008 - Steve Foley dies at age 49. American drummer who played for Curtiss A, Things That Fall Down, The Replacements, Bash & Pop, Wheelo and several other bands in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He played live for the most part but he recorded with songwriter Peter Lack and he appears in a Replacements video, "When It Began", nominated twice in the 1991 MTV Video Music Awards. Steve toured Europe and the United States with The Replacements and played their final show at Grant Park in Chicago in 1991 (accidentally overdosing on prescription medication)

in 2009 - Calvin Harris went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Ready For The Weekend’ the Scottish singers second album.

in 2010 - Bill Phillips dies at age 74. American country music singer born in Canton, Nth Carolina; his professional music career started with the Old Southern Jamboree on WMIL in Miami in 1955. He moved to Nashville in 1957 and worked with Johnny Wright and Kitty Wells until the late 1970s. His biggest recording "Put It Off Until Tomorrow" peaked on the country charts at No.6 in April of 1966.

in 2010 - George David Weiss dies at age 89. American singwriter and composer born in New York City, New York; very prolific during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, and former President of the Songwriters Guild of America. Some of his film scores include Murder, Inc; Gidget Goes to Rome; Mediterranean Holiday; and Mademoiselle. He collaborated on three Broadway musicals Mr. Wonderful; First Impressions; and Maggie Flynn. In addition, George and Will Severin composed the family musical, A Tale of Cinderella. He wrote some beautiful classics including "What a Wonderful World", "Let's Put It All Together", "Can't Help Falling in Love", "Lullaby of Birdland", "Mr. Wonderful", and "The Lion Sleeps Tonight". His music was recorded by singers such as Tom Jones, Mel Tormé, Elvis Presley, Dinah Washington, The Stylistics, Tennessee Ernie Ford, and Sammy Davis Jr. In 1984 George was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. (natural causes)
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvrRdsjahqY]R.C. - "What a Wonderful World." - YouTube[/ame]

in 2010 - Natalie Nevins dies at age 85. American singer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she began singing when she was five and later took flute and piano lessons. By 1950, she had her own television program on WCAU titled Notes From Natalie and years later, was asked by Ed Sullivan to appear on his show. In 1965, she was hired by Lawrence Welk as a vocalist on his weekly television program, where her pitch perfect singing voice earned Natalie nationwide fans and admirers. In addition to solo numbers, she sang in duets with Jimmy Roberts and Joe Feeney plus recorded a solo album titled Natalie Nevins Sings I Believe & Other Inspirational Songs which was released in 1968. She left the Welk organization in 1969, and later moved back to Philadelphia to care for her mother and to be near her brother John (complications from hip surgery).

in 2010 - Tito Burns /Nathan Bernstein dies at age 89. British accordionist and impresario, born in London, active in both jazz and rock and roll. His Tito Burns Septet, featured on the BBC's Accordion Club radio series. In 1947, they are thought to have been the first band to perform the new jazz idiom bebop on BBC Radio. When the show ended, the band went on tour and recorded a number of sides with various line-ups, including pianist and trumpeter Dennis Rose and saxophonist Johnny Dankworth. In 1949, they were recording as a septet, but went back to being a sextet shortly afterwards. By 1955, his career had taken a turn to the emerging rock and roll. In 1959, he became manager for Cliff Richard, and he soon gathered list of clients, including The Searchers. Among the new talents he discovered was singer Dusty Springfield. As an impresario, he first brought Cliff Richard to tailor Dougie Millings for a stage costume. The resulting outfit, with its unique style, was later emulated by other key performers of the time, and Millings went on to make costumes for The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and especially The Beatles. Tito also appeared in D. A. Pennebaker's 1965 film Don't Look Back. Toward the end of his career, he left managing bands for an executive position at London Weekend Television. Throughout his career he promoted concert tours for many US entertainers in Europe, such as Simon and Garfunkel, Tony Bennett, and Victor Borge (prostate cancer)
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xgjye4BuKE]CRAZY RHYTHM Johnny Meijer en Tito Burns - YouTube[/ame]

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in 1531 - Ercole Bottrigari, composer is born
in 1579 - John Amner, composer is born
in 1669 - Alessandro Marcello, composer is born
in 1683 - Meinrad Spiess, composer is born
in 1712 - Thomas Bullis, composer, dies at 54
in 1724 - Andreas Kneller, composer, dies at 75
in 1725 - Johann Balthasar Kehl, composer is born
in 1733 - David Traugott Nicolai, composer is born
in 1820 - Jacopo Tomadini, composer is born
in 1821 - Emmanuele Muzio, composer is born
in 1837 - Théodore Dubois (French composer, teacher) is born.
in 1839 - Eduard Napravnik, composer is born
in 1840 - Joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, composer, dies at 89
in 1841 - Karl Friedrich Curschmann, composer, dies at 36
in 1854 - Nikolay Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer is born
in 1856 - Felix Mottl, composer is born
in 1879 - Rentaro Taki, composer is born
in 1890 - Franz Philipp, composer is born
in 1891 - Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer is born
in 1897 - Fred Rose (US songwriter, record publishing executive) is born.
in 1900 - V sa Pr¡hoda, Czech violinist is born
in 1905 - Alphonse Trent (US jazz pianist; Alphonse Trent's Orchestra) is born.

in 1905 - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup (US delta blues guitarist, singer, songwriter) is born.
Video Notes: Recorded: Chicago, April 14, 1942. "Big Boy" Crudup was a great blues singer and writer who was well-known throughout the United States. Arthur Crudup began his musical career singing gospel in church choirs.He began playing the blues for parties in Clarksdale, Mississippi, in 1939, but Crudup moved to Chicago in the hopes of making a better living. For awhile he played street corners in Chicago blues, but what he earned was not enough to live on. He lived in a packing crate underneath an elevated train track until he was found by blues producer Lester Melrose. Crudup was hired to play at a party at Tampa Red's house in 1941, and as a result of that night, was signed to record for RCA/Bluebird. However, the relationship with Melrose deteriorated after Crudup found out that he was not being paid royalties for the songs he wrote in 1947. By this time Crudup had become an innovator because his sound was his own. He returned to Mississippi after his falling out with Melrose and ran a successful bootlegging business. He did continue to record with RCA in the late 1940's and 50's, and he also toured with Sonny Boy Williamson (Rice Miller) and Elmore James.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRp3xIWS1d0"]Arthur Big Boy Crudup - Who's Been Foolin' You - YouTube[/ame]

in 1910 - Bernhard Heiden, composer is born
in 1912 - Fritz "Freddy" Brocksieper (German jazz drummer, percussionist) is born.
in 1915 - Wynonie Harris, rocker is born
in 1916 - Léo Ferré (French composer, singer) is born.
in 1919 - Nils Viggo Bentzon, composer is born
in 1924 - Alyn Ainsworth (British bandleader) is born.
in 1924 - Louis Teicher, pianist (Ferante and Teicher-Exodus) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhNHS_J2TOs"]Ferante & Teicher: Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head (Bacharach / David) - YouTube[/ame]

in 1927 - Keno Duke (Carribean jazz drummer) is born.
in 1929 - William Winfield, rocker (Harptones) is born
in 1932 - Richard Graham Meale, composer is born
in 1934 - Jesus Caunedo (Cuban jazz clarinetist) is born.
in 1934 - Roger Donald Dickerson, composer is born
in 1938 - David Frieberg (US bassist; Jefferson Airplane & Starship/Quicksilver Messenger Service) is born.
in 1938 - Mason Williams (US guitarist, composer) is born.
in 1941 - Ernest Wright Jr, US rock vocalist (Imperials-So Much) is born
in 1942 - Joe Chambers, LA Calif, rock guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers) is born
in 1942 - Marshall Donald Thompson (US vocals; Chi-Lites) is born.
in 1943 - Bob Sedergreen (Palestinian jazz pianist; freelance/solo) is born.
in 1943 - John Cipollina/John Holland Mallet III (US guitarist, Quicksilver Messenger Service) is born.
in 1944 - Jim Capaldi (UK drummer, singer, songwriter; Traffic/guest/solo) is born.
in 1945 - Ken Hensley (UK vocals, keyboards, piano, guitar; Uriah Heep/guest) is born.
in 1945 - Malcolm "Mollie" Duncan, Scotland, saxophonist (Average White Band) is born
in 1948 - Jean-Michel Jarre (French singer, Keyboards, Synthesizer; Solo) is born.
in 1949 - Stephen Harrison Paulus, composer is born
in 1951 - Danny Joe Brown (US singer; Molly Hatchet/own band) is born.
in 1951 - Jimmy Farrar, Jacksonville Fl, rock vocalist (Molly Hatchet) is born
in 1951 - Mike Derosier (US drummer; Heart) is born.
in 1953 - Ron Holloway (US tenor saxophonist) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TId4qOOmaXY"]Ron Holloway & Gil Scott-Heron - Is That Jazz - YouTube[/ame]

in 1954 - Philippe Cataldo (French singer is born..
in 1955 - Jeffrey Daniel, LA CA, rock vocalist (Shalamar) is born
in 1956 - Dick Lee (Singaporean singer-songwriter) is born.
in 1957 - Albert Edward Sammons, composer, dies at 71
in 1958 - Kenneth Leighton, composer, dies at 28
in 1958 - Leo Blech, composer, dies at 87
in 1961 - Colin Angus, Scottish pop musician (Shamen, Ebeneezer Goode) is born
in 1961 - Mark "Bedders" Bedfored, London, rock bassist (Madness) is born
in 1962 - Henry George Ley, composer, dies at 74
in 1963 - John Bush, US heavy metal singer (Anthrax-Armed and Dangerous) is born.

in 1963 - Stevie Wonder became the first artist ever to score a US No.1 album and single in the same week. Wonder was at No.1 on the album chart with 'Little Stevie Wonder / The 12 Year Old Genius' and had the No.1 single 'Fingertips part 2'. This was also the first ever live recording to make No.1.

in 1964 - Maurice Schoemaker, composer, dies at 73
in 1964 - Pebbles, rock vocalist (Girlfriend) is born
in 1966 - The Doors started recording their first album at Sunset Sound Recording Studios, West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.
in 1967 - 17-year old singer and guitarist Bruce Springsteen joined a group called Earth.
in 1968 - Andreas Kisser, Brazilian heavy metal guitarist (Sepultura) is born.

in 1968 - The Incredible String Band, Traffic, Bonzo Dog Band, Family, Fairport Convention, Blossom Toes, Pretty things, Deviants, Blonde On Blonde and Free all appeared over two nights at The Roundhouse in London.
in 1969 - During a North American tour Led Zeppelin appeared at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Jacksonville, Florida.

in 1970 - Kristyn Osborn (US country singer; SheDaisy) is born.
in 1972 - Carlos Wesley "Don" Byas, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 59
in 1973 - Slava Vorlova, composer, dies at 79
in 1974 - Paul Anka with Odia Coates started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with '(You're Having My Baby', Anka's 24th US top 40 hit. It made No.6 in the UK.

in 1975 - Queen started recording 'Bohemian Rhapsody' at Rockfield studio’s in Monmouth, Wales, (the song was recorded over three weeks). Freddie Mercury had mentally prepared the song beforehand and directed the band throughout the sessions. May, Mercury, and Taylor sang their vocal parts continually for ten to twelve hours a day, resulting in 180 separate overdubs.

in 1976 - Michael Dewar Head, composer, dies at 76
in 1977 - Singer, songwriter Waylon Jennings was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine. Jennings had recently been named an honorary police chief.

in 1978 - Louis Prima dies at age 67. American jazz singer, trumpeter, and actor; born in New Orleans, USA, Louis studied violin for several years as a child. In his youth, he played trumpet with Irving Fazola, his brother's band, and the pit band of the Saenger Theater. In 1933 he began his busy recording career, as part of the David Rose orchestra at station WGN, Chicago; he was also part of the small recording group The Hotcha Trio, with Rose on piano and Norman Gast on violin. In 1934 he moved to New York, working regularly on 52nd Street with old New Orleans friends like Eddie Miller and George Brunies, and also new acquaintances like Pee Wee Russell. Louis's informal jazz group was known as Louis Prima and His New Orleans Gang, and this band recorded prolifically. The 1950s, see's him and his wife Keely Smith Vegas lounge act in the 1950s helping to make The Sahara a hotspot; in 1959, they won the Grammy Award for Best Performance by a Vocal Group or Chorus for "That Old Black Magic". Among many other achievements Lous was the voice of King Louie in the '67 Disney animated feature The Jungle Book and in 2008, he was posthumously inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame (following headaches and problems with his memory, he sought medical attention. He went into a coma following surgery to remove a brain tumor. He never recovered, and died three years later).
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXYRkp2HZto"]Louis Prima - WHEN YOU'RE SMILING - YouTube[/ame]

in 1979 - Celebrating 30 years in show business, B.B. King played at the Roxy Club, Sunset Strip, Los Angeles.
in 1979 - Elva Hsiao (Taiwanese singer) is born.
in 1980 - During a North American tour Queen appeared at the Civic Centre, Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania.
in 1980 - Iron Maiden Whitesnake, Def Leppard, UFO, Gillan, Pat Travers Band and Rory Gallagher all appeared at the 20th National Rock Festival Reading Rock 80, England. Advance tickets £12.50.
in 1981 - Jiro Wang (Taiwanese singer, actor, model) is born.
in 1981 - Mark Chapman was given a 20 year jail sentence for the murder of John Lennon.

in 1983 - The fifth wife of Jerry Lee Lewis, Shawn Michelle Stevens was found dead at their Mississippi home of a methadone overdose. They had been married less than three months. Jerry Lee would marry again in 1984 to 22 year-old Kerrie McCarver, but divorce in 2004.

in 1984 - Yesung/Kim Jong-woon (Korean singer; Super Junior) is born.
in 1985 - Huey Lewis and the News started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The Power Of Love'. As featured in the movie 'Back To The Future'.

in 1985 - Paul Creston/Giuseppe Guttoveggio dies at age 78. American composer born in New York City, self-taught as a composer. He was an honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity, initiated into the national honorary Alpha Alpha chapter. His pieces include six symphonies, a number of concertos, including two for violin, one for marimba and orchestra, one for one piano, one for two pianos, one for accordion and one for alto saxophone, a fantasia for trombone and orchestra, and a Rapsodie again for alto saxophone - written for famous virtuoso Jean-Marie Londeix. He also wrote a suite -1935 and a sonata op. 19 -1939 for alto saxophone and piano, both dedicated to Cecil Leeson, as well as a suite for organ, Op. 70. Several of his works were inspired by the poetry of Walt Whitman.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzKjmXNyD2o"]PAUL CRESTON (1906-1985): Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 32 (1942) - YouTube[/ame]

in 1987 - Donny Osmond released his first single in 10 years 'I'm In It For Love', (Donny now shaves and has taken to wearing black leather).
in 1989 - The Who perform "Tommy" at the Universal Amphitheatre with special guests Steve Winwood, Elton John, Phil Collins, Patti LaBelle and Billy Idol.

in 1990 - Judas Priest successfully defended themselves against a lawsuit, after two fans attempted suicide while listening to the Stained Class album. Both fans eventually died, one immediately from a shotgun blast, and the other on a second attempt three years later by a methadone overdose. The prosecution claimed that there were subliminal messages in the group’s music that caused the two seventeen year olds to carry out the suicide pact in 1985.

in 1990 - This years three day UK Reading Festival kicked off, featuring, Faith No More, The Cramps, Inspiral Carpets, Pixies, The Fall, Jesus Jones, Ride, Dinosaur Jnr, The Wedding Present, Billy Bragg and others, a three day ticket £35.
in 1991 - Lenny Kravitz was at No.2 in the US singles chart with 'It Ain't Over Till It's Over', held off the No.1 position by Bryan Adams '(Everything I Do), I Do It for You'.
in 1991 - Metallica scored their first UK No.1 album with their self- titled LP.
in 1992 - Larrie Londin, jazz drummer, dies at 48.
in 1994 - The Eagles appeared at the Giants Stadium, New York City.
in 1995 - Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker presented this weeks UK TV Music show 'Top Of The Pops', guest's included Oasis, Blur, Bjork and The Charlatans.
in 1996 - Oasis singer Liam Gallagher failed to turn up for the recording of the bands MTV unplugged session at London's Royal Festival Hall in front of 400 fans. He later sat in the audience and watched the show with his brother Noel taking over on vocals.

in 1997 - Tete Montoliu dies at age 64. Catalonian jazz pianist, after his studies in the 50s, he toured with Lionel Hampton through Spain and France and recorded Jazz flamenco, setting off a prolific international career. In the 1960s, Montoliu played in various concerts at New York and established collaborations with Elvin Jones and Richard Davis. During the 1970s, he travelled extensively throughout Europe, consolidating his reputation as a main referent in the Hard Bop movement. During the 1980s, he played in numerous concerts, collaborating with prominent jazz players such as Johnny Griffin, George Coleman, Joe Henderson, Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, Hank Jones, Roy Hargrove , Jerry Tilitz and Jesse Davis, among others. In 1996, shortly before his death, Spain paid public tribute to Tete Montoliu for his outstanding fifty-year career in jazz.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88act0Eabyc"]Tete Montoliu - Speak Low - YouTube[/ame]

in 1998 - Producer Gene Page died after a long illness. Worked with Barbra Streisand, Barry White, The Righteous Brothers, Dobie Gray, Bob and Earl. Produced Whitney Houston's 'Greatest Love of All' and Roberta Flack's 'Tonight I Celebrate My Love.'

in 1999 - Alexandre Lagoya dies at age 70. Greek-Italian classical guitarist born in Alexandria; As well as a recording career, he taught at the Paris Conservatory, and in Canada, and developed a new method of hand positioning which helped people learn to play the guitar better. He also added the use of the little finger to plucking and claimed to have invented a method for maximizing the sound coming from the classical guitar.

in 1999 - Warren Covington dies at age 78. American trombone player and bandleader born in Philadelphia; he played early on with Isham Jones; Les Brown and Gene Ames in the early 40s. Following this he became a staff musician for CBS radio. In 1946-47 he led The Commanders, after which he began playing with Tommy Dorsey in 1950. After Dorsey's death, he took the helm of his ensemble, touring with them from 1961 well into the 1970s. He also backed Charles Mingus, Randy Weston, Bobby Hackett, and George Benson on big band recordings, and did a number of film soundtracks.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg36S-PlVpM"]Warren Covington - Charleston - YouTube[/ame]

in 2001 - Travis, Eminem, Eels, Green Day, Marilyn Manson, Supergrass, PJ Harvey, Manic Street Preachers, Weezer, Iggy Pop, Queens Of The Stone Age, The Cult, Frank Black, The Strokes, Supergrass, Ash, Stephen Malkmus and Mercury Rev all appeared at this years Carling Weekend Reading / Leeds festival, a three day ticket cost £80.

in 2004 - Al Dvorin the announcer who popularised the phrase "Elvis has left the building" died in a car crash, on his way home from an Elvis convention in California. Dvorin aged 81, was in a car driven by Elvis photographer Ed Bonja. Dvorin was never paid for recordings of his words, and was bitter towards the multimillion dollar Elvis Presley Enterprises. In the early 1970s, Colonel Parker asked Dvorin to inform fans at a gig that Presley would not be appearing for an encore. He took the stage and announced: "Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has left the building. Thank you and goodnight."

in 2005 - Harold "Hal" Kalin dies at age 71. American singer, one half of Kalin Twins; the Kalins grew up in Port Jervis, NY, and pursued music as a career while in their teens. They had a gold record in 1957 with thier release "When" which topped the UK charts and reach No.5 in the US. They where first set of twins to reach No.1 in the UK charts, followed years later by The Proclaimers. But despite further releases, the twins could not crack the top ten again. Sometimes they performed with their younger sibling, Jack, and thus appeared as the Kalin Brothers. The Kalins ceased recording after 1962, but three decades later, they were still performing as a pop-nostalgia act before audiences in their 50s (a result of injuries sustained in a car accident).

in 2005 - Justin Timberlake accepted libel damages for a fabricated story that he had an affair behind girlfriend Cameron Diaz's back. A News of the World article in July 2004 alleged Mr Timberlake had sexual relations with model Lucy Clarkson. The singer's solicitor Simon Smith told London's High Court Ms Clarkson had admitted lying to the newspaper. Under the headline "Exclusive: Bad News for Cameron as model reveals lover's secret fling", Ms Clarkson went into detail about several dates they had before spending the night together in a hotel. Timberlake donated the "substantial" damages paid by the newspaper and Ms Clarkson to charity.

in 2005 - Kaleth Miguel Morales dies at age 21. Colombian vallenato singer and songwriter, born in Valledupar, Cesar, he is best known as the leader of the "Nueva Ola"/"New Wave" movement in Vallenato. His most famous song, Vivo En El Limbo /"I Live in the Limbo", started as a simple tune he performed at parties, but quickly became popular when it received an official release in 2004, also the year he prepared his first album for Sony BMG Music Entertainment. The album, La Hora de la Verdad/"The Hour of Truth", was released in 2005. The album's singles, Vivo En El Limbo and La Hora de la Verdad, were sold around Ecuador and Venezuela, where they are still popular today (Kaleth died due to a marked brain edema, with a deep parietal contusion, after a drunken car accident in heavy rain).
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDay24D6l60"]Kaleth y Miguel Morales - Despertar contigo - YouTube[/ame]

in 2006 - Léopold Simoneau, CC, CQ dies at age 90. French-Canadian lyric tenor, one of the outstanding Mozarteans of his time. In 1959 he became the first recipient of the Calixa-Lavallée Award. He made his debut in 1949 at the Opéra-Comique of Paris as Vincent in Gounod's opera Mireille and at the Paris Opera as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte. He made his debut at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in 1950 singing Ottavio in Don Giovanni and Ferrando in Così fan tutte. The following year, 1951, he made his debut at the Glyndebourne Festival as Idamante in Idomeneo. In the 1950s he made several famous recordings, including one of the Mozart Requiem with Bruno Walter conducting. He also participated in two celebrated recordings with Philips Records, George Bizet's Les pêcheurs de perles conducted by Jean Fournet, and Christoph Willibald Gluck's Orphée et Euridyce conducted by Hans Rosbaud, in which he gave what some critics feel are the definitive performances of the roles of Nadir and Orphée. He also sang the role of Belmonte in Sir Thomas Beecham's recording of Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio, and the role of Ferrando in Mozart's Così fan tutte opposite Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Nan Merriman, Rolando Panerai, Lisa Otto, Sesto Bruscantini, conducted by Herbert von Karajan, both considered classics (died at his home in Victoria, BC).

in 2007 - Chris Resch dies at age 48. Alaskan vocalist for metal band Pandemonium.

in 2009 - Joe Maneri dies at age 82. American jazz composer, saxophonist and clarinet player; born in Brooklyn, NY, he made his professional debut on the Catskills society-band circuit at age 17. Three years later, he was introduced to the work of Arnold Schoenberg, the famed inventor of the 12-tone system, and immediately thereafter formed his own 12-tone jazz ensemble, as well as playing in a number of other music combos. After 10 years studying under composer Joseph Schmidt, Eric Leinsdorf, commissioned him to compose a piano concerto. He made his first recordings for Atlantic in 1962, which went unreleased, after which he dissappeared from the music scene. He resurfaced in 1970 teaching theory and composition at the New England Conservatory of Music. Maneri's first officially released recording, 1991's Kavalinka, found him joined by his violinist son, Mat, and percussionist Masashi Harada. This was followed by the Leo Lab session Get Ready to Receive Yourself, and Three Men Walking in 1995 (died from complications of heart surgery).
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSvMxb3JKms"]Joe Maneri - Paniots Nine - YouTube[/ame]

in 2010 - George Michael pleaded guilty at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court in London to driving under the influence of drugs. The singer had been arrested in July when he was returning home from the London Gay Pride parade and crashed his car into the front of a Snappy Snaps store in Hampstead, North London.

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in 1718 - Johann Jacob Rowalt, composer is born
in 1742 - Jose Antonio Carlos de Seixas, composer, dies at 38
in 1758 - Franz Teyber, composer is born
in 1773 - Franz Nikolaus Novotny, composer, dies at 29
in 1774 - Nicolo Jommelli, composer, dies at 59
in 1791 - Pietro Domenico Paradisi, composer, dies
in 1842 - Jerome-Joseph de Momigny, composer, dies at 80
in 1880 - Robert E Stolz, Austrian composer/conductor (...smaller guard) is born
in 1887 - Olav Fartein Valen, composer is born
in 1891 - Luis Iruarrizaga Aguirre, composer is born
in 1891 - Samuel Gardner, composer is born.
Video Notes: Samuel Gardner (August 25, 1891 -- January 23, 1984) was an American composer and violinist of Russian origin. In 1893, his family moved to New York, where he studied violin at the Institute of Musical Art, now the Juilliard School of Music. He was a student of Franz Kneisel and Percy Goetschius, and began his career as a concert violinist; among his compositions is a violin concerto. Mr. Gardner made his debut in New York in 1909. He won a Pulitzer prize with a string quartet in 1918. He wrote a number of other chamber works, and a handful of things for orchestra, including Broadway, which was performed by the Boston Symphony in the 1929-30 season. He also pursued a distinguished career as a violinist, appearing with the Kniesel String Quartet, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic. Mr. Gardner taught violin at the Juilliard School (My, how times have changed!), Columbia University and at the University of Wisconsin, and wrote several textbooks on the art of the violin.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTOsn5BHqFM]Samuel Gardner - de Beriot: Concerto #2, Andante - YouTube[/ame]

in 1897 - Jaroslav Ridky, composer is born
in 1902 - Stefan Wolpe, Berlin Germany, composer (Zeus and Elidco) is born
in 1905 - Louis "King" Garcia (Puerto Rican trumpeter; Dorsey Brothers) is born.
in 1905 - Undine Smith Moore, composer is born
in 1909 - Arwel Hughes, composer is born
in 1909 - Ruby Keeler, Halifax NS, dancer (Dames, 42nd Street) is born
in 1911 - Jacopo Napoli, composer is born
in 1914 - Alexei Haieff, Blagovestchensk Siberia, composer (Princess Zondilda) is born
in 1915 - Walter Trampler (US violist) is born.
in 1918 - Leonard Bernstein, Lawrence MA, conductor/composer (West Side Story) is in born
in 1919 - William Patrick Foster (US band director, conductor) is born.
in 1928 - Karl Korte, composer is born
in 1930 - Siegfried Wagner, composer, dies at 61.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_h3I6zI7Mo]Siegfried Wagner - Der Bärenhäuter (Ouverture) - YouTube[/ame]

in 1933 - Wayne Shorter, rocker (Weather Report) is born
in 1934 - Eddie Ilarde (Filipino disk jockey, television host, Senator) is born.
in 1940 - José van Dam (Belgian baritone vocalist; operatic/classical) is born.
in 1942 - Panayot Pipkov, composer, dies at 70
in 1942 - Walter Williams, US, rock vocalist (O'Jays-Use to Be My Girl) is born
in 1947 - Keith Tippett (UK jazz pianist, composer; Stan Tracey?freelance/sessionist) is born.
in 1949 - Fariborz Lachini (Canadian/Iranian film composer) is born.
in 1949 - Gene Simmons, [Chaim Witz], Haifa Israel, rock guitarist (KISS-Beth) is born
in 1950 - Charles Fambrough (US jazz bass player; sessionist/freelance) is born.
in 1950 - Willy Deville, NYC, rock vocalist/guitarist (Mink Deville) is born
in 1951 - James Warren (vocals, bassist; Korgis) is born.
in 1951 - Rob Halford (lead singer; Judas Priest) is born.
in 1952 - Geoff Downes (UK keyboardist; The Buggles/Yes/Asia) is born.
in 1953 - Willy DeVille/William Boray (frontman; Mink DeVille) is born.
in 1954 - Elvis Costello, [Declan Patrick McManus], Lon, rock vocalist (Allison) is born
in 1954 - Martin Jourard, keyboardist/vocalist (Motels-Only the Lonely) is born
in 1955 - Frank Sidebottom/Chris Sievey (British comedian, musician) is born.
in 1955 - John McGeoch (Scottish guitarist; Magazine/the Banshees/Public Image Ltd/Visage) is born.
in 1956 - Matt Aitken, rocker (Stock Aitken and Waterman-Road Block) is born
in 1957 - Canadian singer, songwriter Paul Anka was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Diana' (written about his brother's baby-sitter). His only UK No.1 as an artist, Anka was the first teenage solo act to reach No.1.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuTbB-d12A0]Paul Anka - Diana (1957) - YouTube[/ame]

in 1958 - Damian McKee (UK guitarist, vocalist; Albatross/Rosetta Stone) is born.
in 1958 - Saskia van Orly, Dutch singer (Tambourine) is born
in 1958 - Staten Island, New York doo wop group The Elegants went to No.1 on the US singles chart with their re-worked version of the Mozart lullaby, "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" re-titled "Little Star". The Elegants would be around in one form or another until the 1980s, but never had another hit record.
in 1959 - Mike Freeman (US marimba and vibraphone player) is born.
in 1959 - Ruth Ann Swenson (US operatic soprano) is born.
in 1960 - Cath Caroll (UK vocalist; Miaow) is born.
in 1960 - The Shadows were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Apache'. The first of five UK No.1's for Cliff Richard's backing group.
in 1961 - After playing a lunchtime gig at The Cavern Liverpool, The Beatles played aboard the Merseyside riverboat M.V.Royal Iris’ supporting Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band. Tickets cost 8/6.
in 1961 - Billy Ray Cyrus, Flatwoods Ky, country singer (Achy Breaky Heart) is born
in 1962 - Little Eva went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The Loco-motion'. The Carole King and Gerry Goffin song was offered to Dee Dee Sharp (Mashed Potatoes), who turned it down. The writers had their babysitter record it who took it to No.1.
in 1962 - Mazzi Rawd, heavy metal rocker is born
in 1962 - Vivian Campbell, heavy metal rocker (White Snake-Here I Go Again) is born
in 1963 - Candida Doyle (UK keyboards; Pulp) is born.
in 1963 - Paul McCartney is fined 31 pounds and given a 1 yr suspended license for speeding
in 1963 - Shock G/Gregory E. Jacobs (US singer, rapper; Digital Underground) is born.
in 1965 - Erik Dahlgren (Swedish drummer; Wannadies) is born.
in 1965 - Mia Zapata (US vocalist; The Gits) is born.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZRWBvbdqtM]Mia Zapata Sentencing Murder Trial Video - YouTube[/ame]

in 1965 - Nigel Durham (UK drummer; Saxon/Oliver-Dawson Saxon) is born.
in 1965 - Two female Beatles fans hired a helicopter to fly over the house The Beatles were renting in Beverly Hills, California and jumped from the helicopter into the swimming pool.
in 1966 - Colleen Browne (Canadian vocalist; Pale Saints/Heart Throbs/Parachute Men) is born.
in 1966 - Derek Sherinian (US keyboardist; Dream Theater/many others) is born.
in 1966 - DJ Terminator X /Norman Rogers (US rapper; Public Enemy) is born.

in 1966 - During their last US tour, The Beatles, played two shows at the Coliseum in Seattle, Washington. The first show at 3pm was attended by only 8,000 fans (the arena seated 15,000), but the evening show was a sell-out.

in 1967 - Beatles go to Wales to study TM with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
in 1967 - Bobbie Gentry started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Ode To Billy Joe', a No.13 hit in the
in 1967 - Brian Wilson returned to performing live with The Beach Boys in Honolulu after a 2 year hiatus. The group had just released ‘Heroes and Villains’ in the US.
in 1967 - Jeff Tweedy (US bassist, singer-songwriter; Wilco/Uncle Tupelo) is born.
in 1968 - Rafet El Roman (Turkish pop singer, composer) is born.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC26UhAZt_Q]Rafet El Roman - Yalanc[/ame]

in 1968 - Spider One/Michael David Cummings (US vocalist, Powerman 5000) is born.
in 1968 - Stuart Murdoch (Scottish lead singer; Belle & Sebastian) is born.
in 1968 - Takeshi Ueda (Japanese singer, composer) is born.
in 1969 - Luke Scott (UK guitar; Babybird) is born.

in 1970 - A party was held to celebrate the official opening of 'Electric Ladyland' studios in New York City, New York. Artists who went on to record at the studio include: Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, AC/DC, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Frank Zappa and Guns N' Roses.

in 1970 - Elton John made his US live debut when he kicked off a 17-date tour at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. In the audience that night were Don Henley, Quincy Jones and Leon Russell. Elton’s latest single ‘Border Song’ had just debuted at number 92 on the US chart.
in 1970 - Emerson Lake and Palmer made their live debut at The Guildhall, Plymouth, England.
in 1970 - Jo Dee Messina (US country singer) is born.
in 1971 - Brice Long (US country music singer) is born.
in 1971 - During a North American tour Led Zeppelin played at Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston, Texas.

in 1971 - Ted Lewis dies at age 79. American entertainer, bandleader, singer, and clarinetist. He led a band presenting a combination of jazz, hokey comedy, and schmaltzy sentimentality that was a hit with the American public. He was known by the moniker "Mr. Entertainment" or Ted "Is Everybody Happy?" Lewis. Born in Circleville, Ohio, then moved up to New York where he first recorded in 1917 with Earl Fuller's Jass Band. By 1919 Ted was leading his own band, hiring musicians like Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey, and Don Murray to play clarinet and had a recording contract with Columbia Records. Ted and his band appeared in a few early-talkie movie musicals in 1929, notably the Warner Brothers revue The Show of Shows. The first of several films titled with his catchphrase, Is Everybody Happy? also premiered in 1929, while 1935 saw Lewis and his band performing several numbers in the film Here Comes the Band. Lewis kept his band together through the 1950s, and continued to make appearances on television and in Las Vegas into the 1960s.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg0w7j6BhCo]GOODNIGHT ~ Ted Lewis & His Orchestra.wmv - YouTube[/ame]

in 1971 - Thalia Sodi (Mexican actress, singer) is born.
in 1972 - Juan Carlos Paz, composer, dies at 71
in 1972 - Robert Denzler, composer, dies at 80
in 1973 - Bobby Darin performed his final concert, at the Las Vegas Hilton. He died at the age of 37 on December 20th in 1973 following open-heart surgery.
in 1973 - Butch Trucks drummer of Allman Brothers, breaks leg in a car crash
in 1973 - Donny Osmond was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Young Love' his third and last No.1. Tab Hunter also had a hit with the song in 1957.
in 1973 - Guitarist Henry McCullough quits Wings
in 1973 - One hit wonders, Stories started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Brother Louie'. Hot Chocolate who had a No.7 hit with the song in the UK wrote the song.
in 1979 - 25 years after his first UK No.1 single Cliff Richard had his 10th chart topper with 'We Don't Talk Anymore' his first No.1 for eleven years.

in 1979 - Ray Eberle dies at age 59. American singer born in Mechanicville, New York, he started singing in his teens, with no formal training. He would go on to success with Glen Miller and sang lead on "Sometime", composed by Glenn Miller in 1939, "Polka Dots and Moonbeams", "At Last", a number 9 chart hit on Billboard in 1942, and "To You". Ray appeared in the 20th Century Fox movies Sun Valley Serenade in 1941 and Orchestra Wives in 1942, and later became a members of the group The Modernaires (died in Douglasville, Georgia).
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hqwACYQ8hs]Ray Eberle - Moonlight Serenade (audio) - YouTube[/ame]

in 1979 - Stan Kenton dies at age 67. American bandleader and pianist; he is regarded in the history of jazz as one of the pioneers of progressive jazz, with his orchestra and arranger Pete Rugolo. He started leading his own bands in the late 1930s and become famous in the mid-'40s with songs like "Painted Rhytmm", "Intermission Riff" and "Eager Beaver". He was leading his band until his death in 1979. In the 1970s he started his own record company, Creative Sounds, after finishing his contract with Capitol Records in the late 60s. In later years he was also widely active as an educator (stroke).
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JAkl97Wsc8]Tampico Stan Kenton - YouTube[/ame]

in 1979 - The Knack started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'My Sharona', the group's only US chart topper, a No.6 hit in the UK. Lead singer Doug Fieger said he was inspired to write the tune by Sharrona Alperin, a 17 year old senior at Los Angeles' Fairfax High.
in 1980 - Gower Champion, dancer (Marge and Gower Champion Show), dies at 60
in 1981 - Mark Chapman, John Lennon's murderer, is sentenced to 20 years
in 1981 - R.E.M. appeared at The Scorpio, Charlotte, North Carolina. This show was billed as "Charlotte's First Gay New Wave Disco and Costume Party", with the $3 tickets benefitting various gay-lesbian charities.
in 1987 - Amy Macdonald (Scottish singer, songwriter) is born.
in 1987 - Hip hop star Scott la Rock was shot dead in New York the latest victim in the Brooklyn, Bronx street war.
in 1987 - Liu Yifei (Chinese actress, singer) is born.
in 1988 - Alexandra Burke (UK singer; X Factor winner) is born.
in 1988 - Raymond Arthur Quinn (UK singer, actor; 2006 X Factor finalist) is born.
in 1989 - Gunnar Johnsen Berg, composer, dies at 80
in 1989 - The Sugarcubes, New Order, The Pogues, The Mission, House Of Love, The Swans, Pop Will Eat Itself, Green On Red, That Petrol Emotion, Billy Bragg and The Wonder Stuff all appeared at the three day Reading Festival in England.
in 1990 - 'Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini' by Bombalurina was the UK No.1 single. Bombalurina was childrens TV presenter Timmy Mallett with a remake of Brian Hyland's 1960 hit.
in 1992 - Alma Graciela Haro Esmerelda, singer, dies of diabetes at 65
in 1992 - Miyabi Natsuyaki (Japanese singer) is born.

in 1993 - Snoop Doggy Dogg was released on $1 million bail after being accused of being involved with the murder of a member of the By Yerself gang during a shooting in Los Angeles. He was acquitted of the charges in 1996.

in 1994 - Creadel 'Red' Jones dies at age 53. American singer; an original member of the Chicago group The Chi-Lites. His distinctive bass voice was one of the group's trademarks, and was heard on many of their hits, such as "Are You My Woman", "I Like Your Lovin',(Do You Like Mine)", "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People," and "Oh Girl". He left the group in the mid-70s and made a return in 1980, but left for good in 1990. Posthumously, Red, as a member of The Chi-Lites was inducted into The R&B Hall Of Fame in 2000, and inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2005.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q4udi5SHqA]CHI LITES - LOVE ME - YouTube[/ame]

in 1994 - Jimmy Buffett crashed his Grumman G-44 Widgeon seaplane on take-off in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Buffett swam away from the wreckage.
in 1994 - Jimmy Page and Robert plant recorded their MTV unplugged set at London's television centre.
in 1994 - Take That kicked off a 36 date sold out UK tour with 3 nights at the SEC Glasgow. During the tour the group played 9 sold out nights at London's Wembley Arena.

in 1995 - Doug Stegmeyer dies at age 43. American bass player, born in Long Island, New York; Doug along with high school friend Russell Javors, Liberty DeVitto and Howard Emerson, formed the band Topper, performing songs that Russell wrote. The band Topper soon became noticed by Billy Joel, a recognizable fan. Soon, Joel found he needed a bassist on his Streetlife Serenade tour. From then on Doug played bass and backing vocals on every one of Joel's studio albums from Turnstiles through The Bridge and the live albums Songs in the Attic and Kohuept. Throughout his tenure with Joel, he was dubbed "The Sargeant Of The Billy Joel Band". Doug also performed as bassist for Debbie Gibson and Hall & Oates (suicide).

in 1995 - R B Hudmon, RandB/Soul Singer, dies at 41
in 1995 - Smashing Pumpkins, Bjork, Neil Young, Green Day, Hole, Paul Weller, Soundgarden, Beck, Foo Fighters, Ash, Deus, Gene all appeared at this years UK Reading festival, a three day ticket cost £60.
in 1996 - Sylvia Fisher, opera Singer, dies at 86.
in 1997 - A deranged man who had escaped from a mental institution near Helsinki Finland was arrested. The man had planned to set fire to the stage that Michael Jackson was performing from was arrested before he was able to light the gasoline he had put on the stage.
in 1999 - Oasis bass player Paul McGuigan announced he had quit the band just a few days after guitarist Bonehead had left the band.

in 1999 - Robert/Rob Fisher dies at age 39. British keyboardist and songwriter; he went to school at Lord Wandsworth College in Hampshire where he was part of a band called Cirus. After which he was a key figure in the early days of synthpop, beginning with the duo Naked Eyes, with vocalist, Pete Byrne. Their biggest hits were "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me"; and the self-penned "Promises, Promises". In 1987, Rob re-emerged as one half of the pop duo, Climie Fisher, with singer-songwriter, Simon Climie. Together they took "Love Changes (Everything)" to the UK No.2 spot, and their hip-hop inspired "Rise To The Occasion" also made the UK Top Ten (died due to complications following stomach surgery for cancer)
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDiBovAZK98]Rob Fisher - Light (Original Mix) - YouTube[/ame]

in 2000 - Jack Nitzche dies at age 63. American keyboards, piano, percussionist, composer, songwriter, producer, arranger, and studio musician; Jack is an Academy Award winning American motion picture composer, an important behind-the-scenes figure in popular music for 40 years. got his first film credit serving as musical director for The T.A.M.I. Show, a legendary concert movie filmed in November 1964 and released in January 1965. Also in 1965, he wrote his first film score, for the low-budget Village of the Giants, though it would be another five years before he really began to work in films consistently. In the meantime, he continued to produce, arrange, and record with a wide variety of musicians including Tim Buckley, Bobby Darin, Doris Day, Marianne Faithfull, Frankie Laine, and the Monkees. He began a long association with Neil Young when he wrote a string arrangement for Young's song "Expecting to Fly," which appeared on the Buffalo Springfield album Buffalo Springfield Again in 1967. When the Springfield broke up in 1968 and Young went solo, Nitzsche continued to work with him, co-producing and writing arrangements for his first solo album, Neil Young, in 1969. He also worked on Young's early '70s albums After the Gold Rush, Harvest, Time Fades Away, and Tonight's the Night, and returned for Life - 1987, and Harvest Moon - 1992. He returned to movie work in 1970 with Performance, starring Mick Jagger. It really launched his career as a composer of film scores. By 1973, he was working on major studio films like The Exorcist, and in 1975 he earned an Academy Award nomination for his music to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. But in the late '70s, he accepted a few production jobs involving new wave rock performers, producing the first three albums by Mink DeVille and Graham Parker and the Rumor's celebrated Squeezing out Sparks. By the 1980s, however, he was working full-time on film scores, averaging two a year during the decade. He got another Academy Award nomination for An Officer and a Gentleman in 1982, and, with Will Jennings and Buffy Sainte-Marie, he won the Oscar for best song for "Up Where We Belong," which had already become a number one hit for Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes. (died of cardiac arrest brought on by a bronchial infection)
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2PbASgiexE]Jack Nieztsche - Love Theme - 9 1/2 weeks OST - YouTube[/ame]

in 2000 - Oasis, Primal Scream, Foo Fighters, The Bluetones, Muse, Eminem, Beck, Stereophonics, Blink 182, Slipknot, Placebo, Pulp, Eminem, Rage Against The Machine, Gomez, Limp Bizkit, Embrace and The Wannadies all appeared at Carling Weekend Reading and Leeds festival in England.

in 2001 - Aaliyah/Aaliyah Haughton dies at age 22. US Grammy-nominated singer, actress and model born in Brooklyn but raised in Detroit; at 9, she successfully auditioned for the TV show Star Search, where she performed "My Funny Valentine". At 11, she spent 5 nights in Las Vegas performing in Gladys Knight's revue. Aaliyah became famous during the mid-1990s with several hit records from the songwriting production team of Missy Elliott and Timbaland, including several number one R&B hits, a number one pop hit, and nine top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100. She played a major role in popularizing the stuttering, futuristic production style that consumed hip-hop and urban soul in the late '90s. (Sadly died in a small Cessna plane crashed a few minutes after take off in the Bahamas)

in 2002 - Eva Cassidy went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Imagine’, the singers second UK No.1 album. Blazin Squad went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Crossroads.'
in 2005 - Two former members of Guns N' Roses were suing singer Axl Rose for allegedly naming himself sole administrator of the US rock band's copyrights. Slash and Duff - otherwise known as Saul Hudson and Michael McKagan, accused Rose of "arrogance and ego". The legal action claimed the singer "was no longer willing to acknowledge the contributions of his former partners".

in 2006 - Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton was undergoing treatment for throat cancer causing him to sit out the first half of the band's Route of All Evil Tour, the first time he would miss any shows in the band's history. Longtime band friend David Hull filled in for Hamilton until his return.

in 2007 - Richard Cook dies at age 50. British jazz writer and magazine editor sometimes credited as R. D. Cook, he was born in Kew, Surrey and lived in West London as an adult. He was co-author, with Brian Morton, of The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings, now in its ninth edition. Richard Cook's Jazz Companion and It's About That Time: Miles Davis On and Off the Record were published in 2005. A writer on music from the late 1970s until his death, he was a prominent contributor to the NME, the jazz critic for The Sunday Times and more recently music writer for the New Statesman. Richard was formerly editor of The Wire, when it was a jazz centred periodical, and edited Jazz Review magazine from its foundation in 1998. He also presented a programme on jazz for BBC local radio GLR (cancer)

in 2010 - A selection of previously unseen photographs of The Beatles went on display in Liverpool at the Victoria Gallery and Museum. The images were taken by Astrid Kirchherr the former girlfriend of original bass player Stuart Sutcliffe, who took pictures of the band's early years after meeting them in Hamburg in 1960. The exhibition included images of the Beatles on holiday in Tenerife and of the making of their film A Hard Day's Night in 1964 in Liverpool.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erwILTukHSM]Beatles - Astrid Kirchherr on the first photo shoot - YouTube[/ame]

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in 1627 - Thomas Bullis, composer is born
in 1661 - Louis Couperin, composer, dies
in 1683 - Christoph Schultze, composer, dies at 76
in 1687 - Willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph) is born
in 1712 - Sebastian Anton Scherer, composer, dies at 80
in 1726 - Karl Kohaut, composer is born
in 1745 - Francois Guichard, composer is born
in 1749 - Johann Ernst Rembt, composer is born
in 1788 - Aloys Schmitt, German music theory/composer/royal pianist is born
in 1813 - Daniel Gottlob Turk, composer, dies at 63
in 1823 - Wilhelm Troszel, composer is born
in 1828 - Erik Anthon Valdemar Siboni, composer is born
in 1832 - Henryk Klein, composer, dies at 96
in 1843 - George August Lumbye, composer is born
in 1849 - Jacques-Fereol Mazas, composer, dies at 66
in 1860 - Philipp Friedrich Silcher, composer, dies at 71
in 1873 - Carl Wilhelm, composer, dies at 57
in 1887 - Luis Abraham Delgadillo, composer is born
in 1896 - Richard Hammond, composer is born
in 1903 - Jimmy Rushing, US blues singer is born.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mtb6cZSWzZc]Jimmy Rushing - Mr. Five by Five - YouTube[/ame]

in 1908 - Antonio Pastor died at age 71. American impresario, variety performer and theatre owner who became one of the founding forces behind American vaudeville in the mid-to-late nineteenth century. The strongest elements of his entertainments were an almost jingoistic brand of United States patriotism and a strong commitment to attracting a mixed-gender audience, the latter being something revolutionary in the male-oriented variety halls of the mid-century. He embarked on a show business career at a very young age, obtaining a job singing at P.T. Barnum's Scudder's American Museum. During the next few years he worked in minstrel shows, the circus business, and as a comic singer in variety revues. He established himself as a popular songwriter during a four-year run at Robert Butler's American Music Hall, a variety theatre located at 444 Broadway in what is now called Soho but was then the heart of the lower Manhattan theatre district. He also published "songsters", books of his lyrics which were sung to popular tunes. In 1881 Antonio took a lease on the former Germania Theatre on 14th Street in the same building that housed Tammany Hall. He alternated his theatre's presentations between operettas and family-oriented variety shows, creating what became known as vaudeville. His theatre featured performers such as Ben Harney presenting a new style called "ragtime" as well as other up-and-coming talents such as Lillian Russell, May Irwin and George M. Cohan.

in 1911 - Lester Lanin, orchestra leader (40 Beatle Hits) is born. (or ’07?)
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IKcX_fiE-s]Lester Lanin & His Orchestra Ob La Di, Ob La Da - YouTube[/ame]

in 1915 - Gr‚ [Gerarda D] Brouwenstijn, Dutch singer is born
in 1915 - William Bardwell, composer is born
in 1918 - Louis W "Louis" Stotijn, bassoonist/conductor (Residence Orchestra) is born
in 1922 - Lazar Nikolov, composer is born
in 1923 - Wolfgang Sawallisch (German conductor, pianist) is born.
in 1925 - Gustavo Becerra-Schmidt (Chilean composer) is born.
in 1926 - Anahit Tsitsikian (Armenian violinist) is born.
in 1928 - Peter Appleyard (Canadian jazz vibraphonist) is born.
in 1931 - Dane Skerl, composer is born
in 1938 - Maurice Williams, rocker is born
in 1940 - Fred Milano, rocker is born
in 1940 - Nik Turner (UK saxophones, flute, vocals, composer; Hawkwind) is born.
in 1941 - Chris Curtis, [Chris Crummy], rock drummer/vocalist (Deep Purple) is born
in 1942 - Vic Dana, Buffalo, singer/dancer (Talent Scouts) is born
in 1944 - Maureen "Moe" Tucker (US drummer; Velvet Underground) is born.
in 1946 - Chantal Renaud (Quebec singer, actress) is born.
in 1946 - Mark Snow/Martin Fulterman (US prolific composer for film and television) is born.
in 1946 - Valerie Simpson (one half of Ashford and Simpson US songwriting/production team) is born.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNJ5OnN-YEg]Valerie Simpson - Silly, wasn't I - YouTube[/ame]

in 1948 - Jet Black, rocker (Stranglers-Dreamtime) is born
in 1948 - Oscar L Fernndez, Brazilian conductor/composer (Imbapara), dies at 50
in 1950 - Charles Fambrough (US jazz bassist, composer) is born.
in 1950 - Richard Cowsill, Newport RI, rocker (Cowsills-Hair, We Can Fly) is born
in 1952 - Billy Rush (US guitarist; Asbury Jukes) is born.
in 1952 - Mark Craney (US drummer; Jethro Tull/others) is born.
in 1952 - Willie Rush, rocker (Asbury Jukes) is born
in 1954 - Michael Chetwood, rocker is born
in 1954 - Steve Wright [UK BBC radio DJ and TV presenter) is born.
in 1954 - Wally Murphy, rocker is born
in 1957 - Dr. Alban/Alban Nwapa (Swedish based, Nigerian singer) is born.
in 1957 - John O'Neill (Irish guitarist; Undertones/That Petrol Emotion ) is born.

in 1958 - Ralph Vaughan Williams died at age 87. English composer of symphonies, chamber music, opera, choral music, and film scores. He was also a collector of English folk music and song which influenced his editorial approach to the English Hymnal, beginning in 1904, containing many folk song arrangements set as hymn tunes, in addition to several original compositions.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y7nJL1hpUU]Ralph Vaughan Williams: Tallis Fantasia - YouTube[/ame]

in 1959 - Joanne Gail Abbott, executive (MTV) is born
in 1960 - Branford Marsalis, jazz saxophonist (Bring on the Night, Tonight Show) is born
in 1960 - Mark Hambourg, composer, dies at 81
in 1960 - Nancy Martinez, rocker is born
in 1961 - Daniel Lévi (French singer-songwriter, composer, pianist) is born.
in 1961 - Jimmy Olander, Palos Verdes Cal, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in Middle) is born
in 1963 - Cilla Black made her first major concert appearance at The Odeon Cinema Southport on a bill with The Beatles.
in 1965 - Annie Holland (UK bassist; Elastica) is born.
in 1965 - Sonny & Cher were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I Got You Babe', the duo's only UK No.1.
in 1965 - The Byrds appeared at the Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, California.
in 1966 - Dan Vickrey (US guitarist; Counting Crows) is born.
in 1966 - Shirley Manson (Scottish singer; Garbage) is born.
in 1967 - Andres Sas, composer, dies at 67
in 1967 - Beatles, Mick Jagger and Marienne Faithful meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
in 1967 - Jeff Tweedy (US vocalist, guitarist; Loose Fur/Wilco/Golden Smog/Uncle Tupelo) is born.
in 1967 - Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull joined up with The Beatles in Bangor North Wales to seek guidance from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

in 1967 - Small Faces, Move, The Gass, Tomorrow, Denny Laine, Jeff Beck, Eric Burdon and Marmalade all appeared on the first day of the 3-day non-stop happening ‘Festival of the Flower Children’ at Woburn Abbey, England. Plus DJ’s John Peel and Tommy Vance, day tickets cost £1.

in 1967 - The Beatles held a press conference at University College in Bangor, North Wales with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The Beatles announced that they had become disciples of the guru and that they renounced the use of drugs. The four had become members of the Maharishi's 'Spiritual Regeneration Movement', which obligated them to donate one week's earnings each month to the organization.

in 1969 - Adrian Young (US drummer; No Doubt) is born.

in 1970 - Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, (his last ever UK appearance), Donovan, Jethro Tull, Miles Davis, Arrival, Cactus, Family, Taste, Mungo Jerry, ELP, The Doors, The Who, Spirit, The Moody Blues, Chicago, Procol Harum, Sly and the Family Stone and Free all appeared over three days at the third Isle Of Wight Festival. Weekend tickets, £3.

in 1971 - Francesco Santoliquido, composer, dies at 88.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql_0i4UB3uQ]O, BEL SOLE! - FRANCESCO SANTOLIQUIDO - YouTube[/ame]

in 1971 - Thalía/Ariadna Thalía Sodi Miranda (Mexican singer, actress) is born.
in 1972 - Looking Glass started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Brandy You're A Fine Girl', it didn't chart in the UK.
in 1973 - 10cc made their live debut at the Palace Lido Isle of Man at the start of an UK tour. Comprising of Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme, who had written and recorded together for some three years before assuming the 10cc name
in 1975 - Tyler Connolly (Canadian singer) is born.
in 1976 - Amaia Montero (Spanish singer; La Oreja de Van Gogh/solo) is born.

in 1976 - Lotte Lehmann died at age 88. German soprano opera & actress singer, born in Perleberg. After studying in Berlin with Mathilde Mallinger, she made her debut in Hamburg Opera in 1910 as a Page in Wagner's Lohengrin. Lotte went on to appear at all the top opera houses around the world. In 1930, she made her US debut in Chicago as Sieglinde in Wagner's Die Walküre. In addition to her operatic work, she was a renowned singer of lieder, giving frequent recitals throughout her career. Beginning with her first recital tour to Australia in 1937, with her accompianist Paul Ulanowsky, who remained her primary accompianist for concerts and master classes up until her retirement. She was also famous for her interpretation of Leonore in Beethoven's Fidelio. Just before Austria was annexed by Germany in 1938, Lotte emigrated to the USA, where she sang at the San Francisco Opera and the Metropolitan Opera until 1945. After her retirement from the recital stage in 1951, Lotte taught master classes at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California, which she helped found in 1947. She also gave master classes in Chicago, London, Vienna and others. The Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara was named in her honor.
Video Note: Musical excerpts from a feature film Lehmann made in 1948. Not included is Lehmann leading the entire cast in God Bless America. She had a major part in this very sentimental film. She played a Jewish mother which was quite a feat because she was not domestic at all. Her acting is quite good. Unfortunately the musical excerpts are very short. Full length versions of the songs from the film were issued by RCA. The only opportunity to see her sing while she was still performing. She retired 3 years later.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWXejgfzUD8]Lotte Lehmann - various - YouTube[/ame]

in 1976 - Zemfira Talgatovna Ramazanova (Russian singer) is born.
in 1977 - Heinz Rottger, composer, dies at 67.

in 1977 - Uriah Heep, Thin Lizzy, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Eddie and the Hot Rods, Golden Earing, Aerosmith, Doobie Brothers, Hawkwind, Racing Cars, John Miles, Graham Parker, The Enid, No Dice and Frankie Miller's Full House all appeared at the 17th three day Reading Festival, England. A three day ticket cost £7.95.

in 1978 - Charles Trowbridge Haubiel, composer, dies at 86
in 1978 - Fleetwood Mac, The Cars, Todd Rundgren, Bob Welsh and Eddie Money all appeared at Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio.
in 1978 - Frankie Valli went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the Barry Gibb song 'Grease'. It went on to sell over 2 million in the States (a No. 3 hit in the UK).
in 1978 - Raja Kashif (Pakistani singer) is born.
in 1979 - Allison Robertson (US guitarist;The Donnas) is born.
in 1979 - Yagmur Sarigül (Turkish guitarist, songwriter; maNga) is born.
in 1980 - Pete Comita replaces Tom Peterson as bassist of Cheap Trick

in 1981 - Lee Hays died at age 67. American folk-singer-songwriter born in Little Rock, Arkansas, best known for singing bass with The Weavers. Throughout his life, he was concerned with overcoming racism, inequality, and violence in society. Hays wrote or co-wrote "Wasn't That a Time?", "If I Had a Hammer, "and "Kisses Sweeter than Wine", which became Weaver's staples. He also familiarized audiences with songs of the '30s labor movement, such as "We Shall Not be Moved" (died from diabetic cardiovascular disease at home in Croton)
in 1981 - Ottawa City Council named 'Paul Anka Day' to celebrate his 25th anniversary in show-business. The council also named a street in Ottawa 'Paul Anka Drive' in his honour. The Canadian singer songwriter had written over 900 songs including the classic ‘My Way’.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nBB6wiZE1U]Lee Hays & Pete Seeger - If I Had a Hammer - YouTube[/ame]

in 1982 - David Long (New Zealand vocals, guitarist, composer; Six Volts/ The Mutton Birds) is born.
in 1986 - Cassie/Casandra Ventura (US R&B singer) is born.
in 1986- Mario/Mario Dewar Barrett (US R&B artist) is born.
in 1987 - Sonny Bono, who once said that he never voted until he was 53, announced that he was running for mayor of Palm Springs, California. He won the election in 1988 and went on to win a seat in Congress in 1996.

in 1988 - Carlos Manuel de Marques Paião died at age 30. Popular Portugese singer, accordionist and song-writer; He represented Portugal at the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Playback and he penned some 500 songs some of which became national hits. He was also a doctor, having graduated in Medicine in 1983, but his great passion, was music (killed in a car accident in Ponte Amieira, near the city of Rio Maior, while returning from a concert)
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIDUTrndf8I]Natal Internacional dos Artistas.wmv - YouTube[/ame]

in 1988 - The first day at this years three day Reading Festival featuring Iggy Pop, Starship, Squeeze, Ramones, Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler, Hothouse Flowers, Deacon Blue, Quireboys, Broken English, three day ticket £24.

in 1990 - Lil' Chris/Christopher James Hardman (UK singer-songwriter, TV personality) is born.
in 1993 - A double sided acetate of The Beatles performing live at The Cavern in Liverpool sold for £16,500 at Christies, London, a world record price for a recording.
in 1993 - Rockin Dopsie Sr, Jazz-Fusion singer (Zydeco), dies at 61.

in 1994 - Scottish singer Frankie Miller suffered a massive brain haemorrhage in New York, while writing material for a new band he and Joe Walsh from The Eagles had formed. Miller spent five months in a coma. He then entered rehabilitation, re-learning how to walk and talk.

in 1995 - Blur scored their first UK No.1 single with 'Country House' and won a media battle with Oasis for the No.1 position. Both acts released their new singles on the same day, 'Country House' topped the chart, selling 270,000 copies, compared to 220,000 sold by 'Roll with It', seeing Oasis entering the chart at No.2.

in 1995 - Ronnie White died at age 57. American producer, songwriter and singer with the Chimes, Miracles and very early on sang as a duo Ron & Bill with childhood friend William 'Smokey' Robinson. After which the pair founded the group the Miracles. He co-wrote with Smokey classics including, "Ain't That Peculiar", "My Girl", "Don't Look Back", and "You Beat Me to the Punch". He also played a key role in the career of Stevie Wonder, who was Ronnie's 11-year-old neighbor, and he brought him to the attention of Motown head, Berry Gordy Jr. Ronnie can be seen performing with the Miracles on the 2006 DVD release: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles:The Definitive Performances 1963-1987 and in The T.A.M.I. Show (1964). He was posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on March 20, 2009 along with the other original members of The Miracles (leukemia)
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYVPBB0VbUw]Smokey Robinson/The Miracles-Everybodys Gotta Pay Some Dues - YouTube[/ame]

in 1995 - Seal went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Kiss From A Rose', taken from the film 'Batman Forever' a No.4 hit in the UK.
in 1996 - The Corrs appeared at The Carrickdale Hotel, Dundalk Ireland.
in 1997 - Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers was admitted to hospital after crashing on his motorbike while driving down Sunset Boulevard.

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in 2000 - Douglas Allen Woody died at age 43. American bass guitarist best known for his work in the rock groups The Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule, The Artimus Pyle Band, The Peter Criss Band, Blue Floyd, and Montage. He joined The Allman Brothers along with guitarist Warren Haynes upon the group's reunion in 1989. Douglas and Haynes formed side project Gov't Mule in 1994 with former Dicky Betts drummer Matt Abts. Haynes and Douglas decided to leave The Allman Brothers Band in 1997 to put a full-time effort into Gov't Mule (a chambermaid found Woody, lying dead inside a room at the Marriott Courtyard Motel on the Grand Central Parkway, an autopsy performed was inconclusive)

in 2001 - Maxwell started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Now'. Staind went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Break The Cycle'.

in 2003 - Rolling Stone Magazine named Jimi Hendrix as the greatest guitarist in Rock history. Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Chuck Berry, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Ry Cooder also made the top 10 list.

in 2004 - David Myers died at age 80. American cinematographer born in Auburn, New York. During the 60's he traveled the world shooting documentaries for both National Geographic and the United Nations (he was a pioneer in the field of cinema verite). But it was his vital and substantial work on the classic Oscar-winning landmark rock concert documentary "Woodstock" that really cemented David's status as a top cinematographer of rock documentaries. Among the other rock documentaries he photographed are "Johnny Cash in San Quentin," "Elvis on Tour," "Mad Dogs and Englishmen," "Soul to Soul," "Wattstax," "Let the Good Times Roll," "Save the Children," "Cracked Actor: A Film About David Bowie", "The Grateful Dead," Martin Scorsese's "The Last Waltz," Neil Young's "Rust Never Sleeps," and Joni Mitchell's "Shadows and Light." David also shot the Oscar-winning documentary "Marjoe" and the speculative paranormal documentary "The Mysterious Monsters." Outside of his documentary credits, Myers was the cinematographer for such fiction pictures as George Lucas' debut feature "THX 1138," "Welcome to L.A.," Bob Dylan's "Renaldo and Clara," "FM," "Roadie," "Zoot Suit," and "UFOria" (sadly died from a stroke). (not to be confused with Dave Myers American music video director)

in 2004 - Laura Branigan died at age 47. American singer-songwriter and actress; she is best known in the US for her 1982 Platinum-certified hit "Gloria" and in Europe for the No.1 single "Self Control", Top 10 hit "Solitaire," and for the No.1 Adult Contemporary hit "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You." Laura also contributed songs to films and television soundtracks, including the Grammy- and Academy Award-winning Flashdance soundtrack, the Ghostbusters soundtrack, and the Baywatch soundtrack, as well as having songs featured in the popular Grand Theft Auto video game series. Her signature song "Gloria" stayed on the Billboard Hot 100 for 36 weeks, at the time a record for a female artist. The song holds a place in the top 100 singles of both 1982 and 1983. She also played Janis Joplin in the American musical "Love, Janis". (brain aneurysm)

Video Notes: "Forever Young" has become something of a pop culture standard. Originally written and recorded by Alphaville in 1984. Just a year after the song's initial release, pop singer Laura Branigan covered "Forever Young" on her 1985 album "Hold Me". Never released as a single for Laura Branigan but became a huge favorite to her fans and she began a tradition of performing the song as an encore at her concerts.

It has been performed by numerous musical groups and in different versions and has appeared in television series, movies, and advertisements. The song plays during scenes in the television series Passions, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (episode 103: "Underage Drinking: A National Concern"), the North American version of Queer as Folk (season 1, episode 18), and One Tree Hill (season 4, episode 16). It also plays in the movie Listen to Me and during the school dance scene of the 2004 film Napoleon Dynamite. In 2006 and 2007 the song was used in advertisements for the Scandinavian banks SEB in Sweden and Nordea in Denmark. It also appeared in prom-themed advertisements for Saturn ION automobiles.

In 1996 the Canadian Eurodance group Temperance released a cover version of the song which reached number 8 on the Canadian Dance Chart. Idol 2006 contestant Sara Burnett performed "Forever Young" on the Swedish television show. Her performance qualified her for the show's top 10 and appears on the soundtrack Det bästa från idol 2006 (The best from Idol 2006). Other artists to have covered "Forever Young" in the years since its original release include the Countdown Singers, DJ Space C, David Monte Cristo, DJ Company, Dune, BnH, Emil Wakin Chau, Fire & Ice, Interactive, Waterboy, Ella, Tune Up!, Youth Group and Axel Rudi Pell. In 2001 Swedish group Ainbusk re-wrote the song in their native language as an existential Christmas carol titled "Förevigt nu". And most recently Cash Cash who made the song into nothing more than a cheap same thumping sound dance song that you hear in the clubs, and the rap artist Jay-Z who used the medley and the chrous and called it his own.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ELgvmeGYlo]Forever Young Laura Branigan - YouTube[/ame]

in 2004 - US Cinematographer David Myers died after suffering a stroke. He worked of various music films including Woodstock, Elvis On Tour, The Last Waltz, The Grateful Dead Movie, Mad Dogs & Englishmen and Cracked Actor: A Film About David Bowie.

in 2005 - A plaque was unveiled by fellow Quarrymen John Duff Lowe and Colin Hantonat at the site where the band which was to become The Beatles made their first recordings. John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison recorded a version of Buddy Holly's ‘That'll Be The Day’ and a Lennon-Harrison song, ‘In Spite Of All The Danger’ as The Quarrymen at the Percy Philips studio in Liverpool in 1958.

in 2005 - A post office near the Los Angeles studio where Ray Charles recorded much of his music was renamed after the R&B legend. A federal bill was signed by US President George Bush to rename the post office. Charles, died in June 2004 at the age of 74, suffering from acute liver disease.

in 2005 - Denis D'Amour aka Piggy died at age 45. Canadian guitarist, he was trained in classical violin as a child, but influenced by progressive rock artists such as King Crimson, Pink Floyd and Rush he took up the electric guitar. In 1982 he became a founding member of the Canadian heavy metal band Voivod a band he played with until his untimely death. His approach to music was anarchic and experimental rather than strict and theoretical. Since their debut record in 1984, Voivod with Denis have released 10 studio albums as well as one EP, one live album, two compilations, seven demos and one DVD featuring a live concert. The band found mainstream success in the late 1980s with its most successful album Nothingface-1989, which was the first Voivod album to enter the Billboard 200 charts (colon cancer)

in 2005 - Green Day were named best band on the planet at the 12th annual Kerrang! rock awards, they also won best live act. Welsh metal group Funeral For a Friend won best British band, while New Jersey's My Chemical Romance picked up best album and best video. Iron Maiden were inducted into the Kerrang! Hall of Fame and Marilyn Manson took the Icon Award. Best single went to Foo Fighters' ‘Best of You’ while Trivium were named best international newcomers. ‘Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor was named classic songwriter while Killing Joke were given a lifetime achievement accolade.

in 2007 - High School Musical 2 soundtrack album was at No.1 on the US chart. The Disney album stayed at No.1 for 4 weeks. The premiere of the musical brought in a total of 17.2 million viewers in the United States, almost 10 million more than its predecessor, making it the highest rated basic cable broadcast in U.S. history.
in 2007 - Police who raided the home of US rap star DMX, found 12 neglected pit bull terrier dogs and a number of guns. The bodies of three more dogs had been buried. No arrests were made and DMX told police he had not been at the property in Arizona for at least two months. The rapper who had launched his own range of dog clothing, including caps, scarves and raincoats for canines also featured on the cover of his latest album, Year of the Dog... Again, with a pit bull straining at the leash.

in 2007 - Uncle John Turner died at age 63. American drummer was born and raised in Port Arthur, Texas. He first played drums with Jerry LaCroix. Unc met the Winter brothers and performed with them a few times as a substitute. In 1968, Unc convinced Johnny to try a full blown blues band and sent for his friend Tommy Shannon to play bass. This group quickly got natonal recognition and began making records and shortly after that played Woodstock, with Edgar Winter as the fourth member. By late 1970, they had split up and Uncle John and Tommy moved to Austin and formed a band called Krackerjack, which had Stevie Ray Vaughan as one of the major guitarists, along with Jesse Taylor, John Stahely, and Robin Siler. Unc then moved to Houston for a while and made records with Isaac Payton Sweat, Ezra Charles, and Joey Long and played and recorded the next four years with Alan Haynes. Uncle John then joined Paul Orta and made three albums with him before he and Appa Perry began the Blues Power project, which was Uncle John and Appa and different artists, including Alan Haynes, Tony Redman, Mike Keller, Matt Farrell, Matthew Robinson, John McVey, Mark Goodwin, Erin "Icewater" James, Eve Moncees, Gary Clark Jr., Shawn Pittman, and Sweet Basil McJagger. Uncle John has jammed with B. B. King, Jimi Hendrix, Freddie King, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Lightnin' Hopkins, to mention a few and has also recorded with Walter "Shakey" Horton, Willie Dixon, Albert Collins, Nuno Mindelis (the Blues King of Brazil), Benoît Blue Boy (the godfather of French blues), Lazy Lester, and many more.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKt1t8pxH_o]Jeff Strittmatter & Uncle John Turner at Bojangles 2005 - YouTube[/ame]

in 2009 - Ellie Gaye/Eleanor Greenwich died at age 68. American singer and songwriter; born in Brooklyn, New York, at 17, under the name Ellie Gaye, she recorded her first single, the self-written "Silly Isn't It" b/w "Cha-Cha Charming" while attending Queens College, Greenwich. At this time she met up and coming songwriter Jeff Barry and soon the pair began writing songs together. Along with Jeff she was a co-writer of "Tell Laura I Love Her," in 1960. Soon after they were signed to the famed Brill Building and began writing and producing for Phil Spector's short-lived Philles label. In 1962 Ellie and Jeff married and decided to write songs exclusively with each other. Before the end of 1963, Barry-Greenwich had scored hits with songs such as "Be My Baby" and "Baby, I Love You" (The Ronettes), "Chapel Of Love" (The Dixie Cups), "Then He Kissed Me" and "Da Doo Ron Ron" (The Crystals), "Not Too Young To Get Married" (Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans), and "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" by Darlene Love. Greenwich and Barry also recorded singles and an album under the name The Raindrops, with Ellie providing all the female vocals through overdubbing, and Jeff singing backgrounds in a bass voice. They wrote many hits at this time including "Hanky Panky", "Do Wah Diddy Diddy", "Cherry Cherry", "Kentucky Woman", "I Can Hear Music", "River Deep, Mountain High" to mention a few. In 1967, Ellie formed Pineywood Music with Mike Rashkow, they worked with The Fuzzy Bunnies, Dusty Springfield, The Definitive Rock Chorale, The Other Voices, and The Hardy Boys. She went on to collaborate with other writers such as Ellen Foley and Jeff Kent as well as providing backing vocals on many hits over her long career. As well as the above she also worked with Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Elton John, Cher, Tina Turner, Mariah Carey, Bette Midler, Celine Dion, U2, Twisted Sister and Hanson and many others have recorded her songs. In 1984 she involved herself in a musical based on her life titled Leader of the Pack. In 1991, Ellie and Jeff Barry were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Ellie's songs have earned her over 25 gold and platinum records and sales in the tens of millions along with over 33 BMI Awards and numerous civic and Hofstra-Alumni citations (heart attack)

in 2010 - Néstor Zavarce died at age 74. Venezuelan actor, composer and singer; he had many hits in the 50s and 60s including "El Pajaro Chogüi", "Amanecer a la Vida”, “Si Muero antes de Despertar”, “Tres Muchachos y una Chica”
and “Armiño Negro”. He was also a popular big screen and soap opera actor who got his big break in "La Balandra Isabel Llego Esta Tarde", a joint Argentine-Venezuelan production that won the award for best photography at the the1950 Cannes Film Festival. He retired from show business in 1974 and from public life in 1984. (heart attack).
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX0Yc5O7pBs]Nestor Zavarce y Grupo Montuno - El Pajaro Chogui (En Vivo) - YouTube[/ame]

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in 1521 - Josquin Des Prez, composer, dies
in 1562 - Hans Leo Hassler, composer is born
in 1583 - Simon Besler, composer is born
in 1611 - Tomas L de Victoria, Spanish composer/singer/organist, dies
in 1650 - Johann Samuel Welter, composer is born
in 1739 - Michel Delalande, composer is born
in 1746 - Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer, composer, dies
in 1826 - Hermann Kipper, music teacher/critic/composer is born
in 1837 - Heinrich Urban, composer is born
in 1841 - Ignaz Xaver von Seyfried, composer, dies at 65
in 1846 - Frantiszek Scigalski, composer, dies at 64
in 1846 - Gottfied Wilhelm Fink, composer, dies at 63
in 1855 - Francisco Eduardo da Costa, composer, dies at 36
in 1865 - Jozef Nowakowski, composer, dies at 64
in 1867 - Karol Katski, composer, dies at 511878 - Joseph John Richards, composer is born
in 1867 - Umberto Giordano, composer is born
in 1868 - Franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee, composer, dies at 82
in 1882 - Jaroslav Kricka, composer is born
in 1883 - August Friedrich Pott, composer, dies at 76
in 1886 - Eric Coates (English composer) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAQ6r-9TeI8"]Calling all workers (Eric Coates) - YouTube[/ame]

in 1886 - Rebecca Clarke, composer is born
in 1887 - Wilhelm Volkmar, composer, dies at 74
in 1892 - NYC Metropolitan Opera House catches fire
in 1902 - Herbert Menges, composer is born
in 1909 - Lester W "Pres" Young, US jazz saxophonist is born
in 1919 - Murray Grand (US songwriter, singer, pianist) is born.
in 1922 - Carl Fuchs, composer, dies at 83
in 1923 - Idrees Sulieman (US bop and hard bop trumpeter) is born.
in 1925 - Tony Crombie, drummer/bandleader is born
in 1927 - Jimmy C. Newman (American singer) is born.
in 1928 - Peter Richard Tahourdin, composer is born
in 1932 - Francois Glorieux, composer is born
in 1934 - Joe Weaver (US Detroit blues, electric blues and R&B pianist, singer, bandleader) is born.
in 1937 - Alice Coltrane née McLeod (US Harp, Piano, Organ; jazz musician) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AOfPj40Tls"]ALICE COLTRANE - Something About John Coltrane - YouTube[/ame]

in 1937 - Phil Shulman (Scottish vocalist,saxophone,trumpet,clarinet,percussion; Gentle Giants) is born.
in 1937 - Tommy Sands (US actor, pop singer) is born.
in 1940 - Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock, jazz guitarist is born
in 1942 - Daryl Dragon, Pasadena Calif, keyboardist (Capt and Tennille) is born
in 1944 - Barry Conyngham, composer is born
in 1944 - Tim Bogert (UK bassist; Vanilla Fudge/Cactus/Beck, Bogert & Appice) is born.
in 1945 - Malcolm Allured (UK drums; Showaddywaddy) is born.
in 1947 - David Leon 'Billy' Knight (US percussionist: The Pips/resident player in Vegas) is born.
in 1948 - Oley Speaks, composer, dies at 74
in 1948 - Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez, composer, dies at 50
in 1948 - Pavlos Sidiropoulos (Greek singer; Damon & Phidias/Spiridoula/Oi Aprosarmostoi) is born.
in 1949 - Edith Valckaert, Belgian violinist is born
in 1949 - Jeff Cook, Fort Payne Ala, country guitar/vocalist (Alabama-Mt Music) is born
in 1949 - Simon Kirke, rocker (Bad Company) is born.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QpvkCGqr4E"]Lessons from a Legend: Simon Kirke - Promo - YouTube[/ame]

in 1951 - Kevin Kavanaugh (US keyboards; Asbury Jukes) is born.
in 1953 - Alex Lifeson/Aleksandar Živojinovic (Canadian guitarist; Rush) is born.
in 1953 - Nicolai Berezowsky, composer, dies at 53
in 1953 - Willy "Mink" Deville, [Borsay], US blues/rock singer (Hey! Joe) is born
in 1955 - Laura Fygi (Dutch singer; Centerfold/solo) is born..
in 1956 - Glen Matlock, rock bassist (Sex Pistols) is born
in 1961 - Jeffrey Steele/Jeffrey LeVasseur (Award-winning US country singer, guitarist) is born.
in 1961 - Yolanda Adams (US gospel singer) is born.
in 1962 - Carlos Lavin, composer, dies at 79
in 1963 - John Philipson, pop bassist (Rowwen HŠze, Kroenenberg) is born
in 1964 - Alexey Semyonovich Zhivotov, composer, dies at 59
in 1964 - During a North American tour The Beatles, performed a show at Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio, in front of 14,000 fans.
in 1964 - The Honeycombs were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Have I The Right', the group's only UK No.1.

in 1965 - On the last day of a five-day break from their North American tour, The Beatles, attended a recording session for The Byrds. Later that afternoon, The Beatles met Elvis Presley at his mansion in Beverly Hills. It was an awkward meeting, leaving The Beatles with the impression that Presley's personality was decidedly "unmagnetic". John Lennon remarked soon after, “Where’s Elvis? It was like meeting Engelbert Humperdinck.”

in 1965 - Otto Reinhold, composer, dies at 66
in 1966 - The Beach Boys 'God Only Knows' peaked at No.2 on the UK singles chart.
in 1967 - Bob Nastanovich (US percussionist; Pavement/Silver Jews) is born.

in 1967 - Brian Epstein dies at age 32. British music entrepreneur, and the manager of The Beatles. He also managed several other musical artists such as Gerry & The Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, Cilla Black and The Remo Four. His management company was named NEMS Enterprises, after his family's music stores, called NEMS (North End Music Stores). Brian paid for The Beatles to record a demo in Decca's studios, which he later persuaded George Martin to listen to, as Decca was not interested in signing the band. Brian was then offered a contract by Martin on behalf of EMI's small Parlophone label, even though they had previously been rejected by almost every other British record company. Martin later explained that Epstein's enthusiasm and his confidence that The Beatles would one day become internationally famous convinced him to sign them. The first contract between The Beatles and Epstein was auctioned in London in 2008, and was sold for £240,000.
(A coroner's inquest concluded that Epstein died from an overdose of the sleeping pill Carbitrol.).
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7WI88GCh-Y"]Death of Brian Epstein (1967) - YouTube[/ame]

in 1967 - Ogie Alcasid/Herminio Alcasid Jr (Filipino singer, TV host, actor) is born.
in 1969 - During a North American tour Led Zeppelin played two shows at the Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, New Haven.
in 1970 - Park Myeong-su (Korean comedian, MC, singer) is born.
in 1970 - Tony Kanal (British bassist; No Doubt) is born.
in 1971 - Chilam/Julian Cheung (Hong Kong actor and singer) is born.
in 1972 - Felix da Housecat/Felix Stallings Jr (US DJ, record producer) is born.
in 1972 - Jimmy Pop "Ali"/James Moyer Franks (US lead singer, guitar, piano; Bloodhound Gang) is born.
in 1973 - Burak Kut (Turkish pop singer, flutist, pianist) is born.
in 1975 - Björn Gelotte (Swedish singer, guitarist, drums; Sight/In Flames) is born.

in 1975 - Bob Scholl dies at age 37. American singer born in Mt. Vernon, NY; he was leader and founding member of the vocal group The Mellow Kings, originally called the Mellotones. The other members included Robert's brother Jerry Scholl, Ed Quinn, Neil Arena, and Larry Esposito, all students from George Washington High. They released several records including "The Chapel on the Hill," and "Baby Tell Me Why Why Why" before their chart hit "Tonite, Tonite" in 1958. The group appeared in revival shows in the late 60's and early 70's. (died in a boating accident in New York).

in 1975 - Mase/Mason Durrell Betha (US rapper, songwriter, TV personality)-{NOT Vincent Mason} is born.

in 1976 - Mukesh Chand Mathur dies at age 53. Indian playback singer of Bollywood, born in Ludhiana; his first song was "dil hi bujha hua ho to" as an actor singer for Nirdosh. He got his break as a playback singer for Actor Motilal in 1945 with the film Pehli Nazar' with Music by Anil Biswas & Lyrics by Aah Sitapuri'/First Look. The first song that he sang for a Hindi film was Dil Jalta Hai to Jalne De/If the heart burns, let it burn. In 1974, received National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the song Kain baar yoon bhi dekhaa hai from Rajnigandha-1974, and Filmfare Awards for the songs Sab Kuch Seekha in the movie Anari-1959, Sabse bada naadan wahi hai in Pehchaan-1970, Jai Bolo in Be Imaan-1972 and Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein, the title song of Kabhie Kabhie-1976. Mukesh left such an impact on the Hindi Film Industry that they are still remembered to date (sadly died of a heart attack while in Detroit, Michigan, where he had gone to perform in a concert).
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7rlVPINglw"]Indian old Song - Mera Joota Hai Japani by Mukesh - YouTube[/ame]

in 1977 - Singer songwriter Jimmy Buffett married his second wife, Jane Slagsvol, they later separated for 9 years, but have since reunited.
in 1977 - The Floaters were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Float On'. The only UK hit for the Soul/funk act from Detroit, making them One-hit Wonders.
in 1979 - Boleslaw Szabelski, composer, dies at 82
in 1979 - Jon Siebles (American guitarist, vocals; Eve 6) is born.
in 1979 - Sarah Neufeld (Canadian violinist; Arcade Fire) is born.

in 1980 - Gene Kardos dies at age 81. American saxophone player and bandleader; he led a New York orchestra from 1931 to in 1938. The band's early swing sound earned it a large following and made it a regular at the Roseland Ballroom. The group made its first recording for RCA in 1931, they made several early recordings under the name of Gene's pianist Joel Shaw. Vocalist Dick Robertson was featured on many of those early recordings. Later recordings made under Gene's name, vocalists included Chick Bullock, Pat Henry, Don Carrol, Cecil Bridge, Lee Russell, Jackie Gale, and Bea Wain.

in 1980 - Stephanie Michelle Steele, Abilene TX, country singer is born
in 1981 - Joan Edwards, singer (Joan Edwards Show), dies at 62

in 1981 - Ronnie Self dies at age 43. American rockabilly singer and songwriter. he had a chart hit single "Bop-A-Lena", recorded in in 1957 and released in 1958. His boastful country anthem "Ain't I'm a Dog" was a regional hit in the South, but failed to score nationally. However, Brenda Lee's cover of his songs "I'm Sorry" and "Sweet Nothin's" became major pop classics and his country gospel song "Ain't That Beautiful Singing", recorded by Jake Hess, was awarded a Grammy for Best Sacred Performance in 1969.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q7jPi0gZEU"]Ronnie Self - Bop-A-Lena - YouTube[/ame]

in 1982 - During a North American tour Queen appeared in Myriad, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
in 1983 - Barry Manilow appeared at Blenheim Palace the British stately home.
in 1986 - Mario/Mario Dewar Barrett (American R&B-pop singer, actor, model, dancer) is born.

in 1987 - Scott la Rock/Scott Sterling dies at age 25. American hip hop DJ; he was the original DJ for the hip hop group Boogie Down Productions. Working as a social worker, Scott met rapper KRS-One in 1986 at the Franklin Men's Shelter in the Bronx where KRS was staying. The pair, together with rapper D-Nice, formed Boogie Down Productions. Their 1987 debut album, Criminal Minded, was an instant hit. After Scott's violent death KRS-One continued Boogie Down Productions, crediting subsequent releases as being "Overseen by Scott La Rock". The "Stop the Violence Movement" was in large a result of his murder. (Scot was shot in New York, after trying to defuse a disagreement; a victim of the Brooklyn - Bronx street war, he died in the operating room within one hour of being shot).

in 1988 - 'Monkey' gave George Michael his eighth US No.1 single of the 1980s, a record only beaten by Michael Jackson.
in 1988 - Tracy Chapman went to No.1 on the US album chart with her self-titled album.

in 1990 - Stevie Ray Vaughan dies at age 36. American blues, country, rock, guitarist, lead singer and guitarist for the band Double Trouble. He was inspired to play guitar by his older brother, Jimmie Vaughan, and was influenced by such players as Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Guy. After a few years as a sideman in and around Austin, Stevie formed the band Double Trouble, with whom he made four successful studio albums and established a reputation as one of the foremost blues guitarists in the world. He was noted for using the Fender Stratocaster, with several guitars being made in tribute to him, including a Signature Stratocaster and a replica of his famous Strat named "Lenny". In 1986, after years of substance abuse from alcohol and cocaine, he spent a month in drug rehabilitation, and remained clean and sober for the final four years of his life. On February 22nd 2000, he was posthumously inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in Washington, D.C., being one of only 79 performers to be inducted; honored with 13 Grammy Nominations, presented with 5; and he also won several W. C. Handy Awards, during his lifetime and posthumously, including Entertainer of the Year and Instrumentalist of the Year in 1984. In 2003, he was ranked No.7 in Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Classic Rock Magazine ranked him No.3 in their list of the 100 Wildest Guitar Heroes in 2007 (Tragically he was killed with four others within seconds after takeoff in a helicopter crash en route to Chicago)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAG-kX_IlUw"]Stevie Ray Vaughan Little Wing - YouTube[/ame]

in 1990 - Taylor Mitchell/Taylor Josephine Stephanie Luciow (Canadian folk singer) is born.
in 1991 - Vince Taylor, [Brian Holden], Brit singer (Brand new Cadillac), dies
in 1992 - John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to The Beatles song ‘A Day In The Life’ sold at an auction for $87,000, (£47,220).
in 1993 - This years UK 3 day Reading Festival kicked off with headline acts New Order, The The, The Lemonheads, Rage Against The Machine, Dinosaur JR, plus on the Melody Maker stage, Blur, Radiohead, The Boo Radleys and Shampoo.
in 1994 - Boyz II Men started a 14 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I'll Make Love To You', a No.5 hit in the UK. The record- breaking 14 week stay came to an end when they knocked themselves from the top with 'On Bended Knee'.
in 1994 - Roberto Goyeneche, [El Polaco], Argentine tango singer (Maria), dies
in 1995 - Martin Louis "Marty" Paich, jazz arranger, dies at 70.

in 1997 - Sotiria Bellou dies at age 76. Greek singer and performer of the Greek rebetiko style of music. She was one of the most famous rebetisas of all, mentioned in many music guides, and a contributor to the '84 British Documentary entitled Music of the Outsiders. On 14 March 2010, Alpha TV ranked Sotiria the 22nd top-certified female artist in the nation's phonographic era (Sotiria died battling cancer, although she was particularly admired by artists, critics, and the public, she was alone and ignored towards the end of her life and sadly only a handful of people supported her in the last stages of her year-long fight with cancer)

in 1998 - Ras Sam Brown dies at age 72. Jamaican roots reggae singer, poet; well known in Kingston for his politics after he stood in the 1961 elections for his Suffering People's Party. He received fewer than 100 votes, yet by being the first rasta to ever stand for politics his influence has been greater than this statistic suggests, especially as at the time there was generalised feeling in the Rastafarian movement that Rastas do not vote. In 1996 he became a roots reggae singer and poet with an album called History, Past and Present. Ras was the first rasta to ever stand for politics in 1961 (died while attending an international trade fair in Barbados)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKV-sPCbXpg"]Ras Sam Brown--Victory - YouTube[/ame]

in 1999 - The Charlatans, Blur, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Offspring, Catatonia, Reef, The Chemical Brothers, The Divine Comedy, Pavement, Silverchair, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion all appeared at The Carling Reading three day festival, England, tickets, £78.
in 2000 - Percussionist Richard Jaeger died. Worked with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, The Pointer Sisters.

in 2000 - Richard "Snax" Jaeger dies at age 52. American blues and jazz percussionist; born in San Diego, California, he has worked with many greats including Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, The Pointer Sisters, The BoDeans, Jimi Hendrix and many others.

in 2001 - Five were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Let's Dance', the group's final UK No.1.

in 2003 - P Diddy was being sued for $5m (£3.20m) by a woman who claimed she was assaulted by a bouncer outside his New York restaurant. Stephanie Grieso, said she was arguing outside Justin's in August 2002 when a bouncer grabbed her by the neck and pushed her down on the pavement, causing leg injuries.

in 2003 - Rolling Stone magazine ranked Stevie Ray Vaughan #7 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitarist's of all time.
in 2003 - Singer songwriter Janis Ian, married her lesbian partner, Patricia Snyder in Toronto. It was the second marriage for both.

in 2004 - Green Day, The Darkness, The White Stripes, Morrissey, The Libertines, Franz Ferdinand, The Hives, 50 Cent, (50 Cent was booed off stage after being greeted by a rain of bottles thrown at him and his G-Unit crew as they came onstage). The Streets, The Vines, Soulwax, Dogs Die In Hot Cars, The Offspring, Ash, Placebo and Lostprophets all appeared at this years UK Carling Weekend in Reading and Leeds, England.

in 2004 - Winners at this years Kerrang! awards included The Darkness for best British band and best live band, best band on the planet award went to Metallica. Green Day were inducted into the Kerrang! Hall of Fame, Lostprophets won the best single for ‘Last Train Home’ and best album went to Muse for ‘Absolution’.

in 2005 - Giorgos Mouzakis dies at age 83. Greek songwriter and musician, he performed first as a trumpeter in 1938, recording his first album in 1946. He studied at the Athens Conservatoire 1939–47 and in Austria and Germany 1952–54. Many of his compositions were for the theatre. A productive composer, his opus consists of some 2,500 tunes and songs for over 200 plays, 20 musical comedies, and about 60 films. His best know compositions are: "The Slave Woman", "My Weakness", "A friend from the past", "The Hymn of Panathinaikos" and "I whistle to you". He was a member of the Greek Composers' Society and National Music Association and performed widely in Greece and abroad including America, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Poland and Romania. A resident of Athens, Mouzakis received a presidential distinction in 2003.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ8jBtZjL44"]TANGO BOLERO hellenic orchestra by GIORGOS MOUZAKIS re-uploaded .wmv - YouTube[/ame]

in 2006 - Beyonce featuring Jay-Z was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Deja Vu.'

in 2006 - Jesse Pintado dies at age 38. US-Mexican metal guitarist; born in Mexico, but moved to America at a young age. He started in the band Terrorizer where he recorded the grindcore album World Downfall, before he joined Napalm Death immediately prior to the recording of their album Harmony Corruption. Jesse recorded 13 albums with the band which included 4 live albums. Whilst in Napalm Death, he had also played with bassist Shane Embury in Lock Up, releasing two albums. Jesse, under the name of Cristo de Pisto also played for Brujeria on their 2000-album Brujerizmo. In 2004 he officially left Napalm Death and revived Terrorizer, recruiting Tony Norman of Monstrosity and Anthony Rezhawk; he and Pete Sandoval were the only original members. He relocated to Ridderkerk in the Netherland. In 2006, with Terrorizer he released thier second and album Darker Days Ahead (a few weeks after the release of his album Darker Days Ahead, Jesse died in hospital in the Netherlands due to liver failure after a diabetes-induced coma)

in 2006 - The Rolling Stones played at the Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield, England on their ‘A Bigger Bang’ world tour.

in 2007 - Doug Riley dies at age 62. Canadian keyboardist and informally referred to as "Doctor Music"; born in Toronto, he graduated at the University of Toronto and studied with the Royal Conservatory of Music. Doug spent two decades with the internationally renowned black light theatre company, The Famous People Players as its musical director, as well as his participating on over 300 album projects in various genres. From 1993-2000 he was voted Jazz Organist of the Year at the Jazz Report Awards and in 2003 he was honored with The Order of Canada (heart failure)

in 2007 - Kevin Federline's lawyers asked Britney Spears to pay some of her former husband's legal expenses in their divorce case. His legal team said Federline had "no net income" after various expenses, and that Ms Spears was "clearly the monied party" in the dispute. According to legal documents filed in Los Angeles, the pop star's average monthly income was $737,868 (£365,966). The couple had married in October 2004 and filed for divorce in November 2006.

in 2009 - Antonio Virgilio Savona dies at age 89. Italian singer, composer and musician; born at Palermo, Sicily, he started to study music at the age of six. After high-school, Antonio enrolled at the Saint Cecilia's Conservatory in Rome to study piano. In 1941 he replaced Iacopo Jacomelli in a vocal quartet, Quartetto Egie, which changed its name to Quartetto Ritmo and then to Quartetto Cetra one year later. Besides singing, Antonio was the group's composer and arranger. He wrote the music while Tata Giacobetti, also a member of the quartet, wrote the lyrics. They worked together for over 40 years, producing 100's of songs which made up Quartetto Cetra's vast repertoire. During 1970s he was also active as pianist, orchestra conductor, arranger and producer and started researching folk songs. In 1991 he wrote an autobiographical book about Quartetto Cetra, published by Sperling & Kupfer. Antonio also composed music and wrote scripts for radio and TV programs, stage shows and movies (Parkinson's disease.)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZPT71TEUtY"]Antonio Virgilio Savona -Cade l'uliva (Addio, addio Amore...)- - YouTube[/ame]
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