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1915 Lorne Greene, star of the NBC TV show Bonanza. He had a US No.1 single 'Ringo', which made him the second Canadian to have a US No.1 single, a No.22 hit in the UK. Greene died on September 11th 1987.

1939 Ray Manzarek, keyboards, The Doors, (1967 US No.1 & UK No.9 single 'Light My Fire' & 1971 single 'Riders On The Storm').

1942 Rick Frank, drummer, Elephant's Memory, worked with John Lennon on his 1972 album 'Some Time In New York City'

1945 Joe Schermie, bass, Three Dog Night, (1970 UK No.3 & US No.1 single 'Mamma Told Me Not To Come').

1949 Stanley Knight, Black Oak Arkansas, (70's US No.1 radio hit single 'Jim Dandy To The Rescue').

1950 Steve Hackett, guitar, (1974 UK No.21 single 'I Know What I Like In Your Wardrobe', quit Genesis in 1977 for solo work).

1951 Vincent James, Sweet Sensation, (1974 UK No.1 single with 'Sad Sweet Dreamer').

1952 Michael McDonald, keyboards, vocals, The Doobie Brothers, (1979 US No.1 single 'What A Fool Believes', 1993 UK No.7 single 'Long Train Runnin').

1958 Grant McLennan, bass, vocals, songwriter, The Go-Betweens and solo. McLennan died in his sleep at his home in Brisbane, Australia on 6th May 2006.

1958 Leslie Carter, (Fruitbat), Carter The Unstoppable *** Machine, (1992 UK No.7 single 'The Only Living Boy In New Cross').

1959 Neil Conti, Prefab Sprout, (1988 UK No.7 single 'The King Of Rock 'n' Roll').

1959 Per Gessle, guitar, vocals, Roxette, (1990 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'It Must Of Been Love').

1966 Gary Whelan, drums, Happy Mondays, (1990 UK No.5 single 'Step On').

1968 Chynna Phillips, Wilson Phillips, (1990 US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'Hold On', daughter of Michelle Gilliam, from Mamas And The Papas).

1970 Jim Creeggan, bass, Barenaked Ladies, (1998 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'One Week').

1981 Lisa Hannigan, Irish singer with Damien Rice. Appeared on his 2003 album 'O' featuring the single 'Cannonball.'

2000 Bass player John London died aged 58. Worked with The Monkees, James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt.

2000 US blues singer Screamin' Jay Hawkins died aged 70. A Golden Gloves boxing champion at 16, he was married nine times, spent two years in jail, was temporary blinded by one of his flaming props on stage in 1976. He recorded 'I Put A Spell On You' in 1956, covered by The Animals and Nina Simone.

1924 Bandleader Paul Whiteman presented his unique symphonic jazz at the Aeolian Hall in New York City. The concert featured the first public performance of George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue."

1942 Mildred Bailey recorded "More Than You Know" on Decca Records.

1956 Dean Martin was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Memories Are Made Of This.

1956 Screamin' Jay Hawkins recorded "I Put a Spell On You."

1961 The Miracles' "Shop Around" became Motown's first million-selling single.

1964 The Beatles returned to New York City by train from Washington, D.C. for two performances at Carnegie Hall. There was such a demand for tickets that some extra seating was arranged surrounding the stage. Ticket ranged from $1.65 to $5.50.

1965 Pye Records announced that they'd signed 'the British Bob Dylan', when they added Donovan to the label.

1967 15 police officers raided 'Redlands' the home of Rolling Stone Keith Richards and took away various substances for forensic tests.

1968 Jimi Hendrix returned home to Seattle where he received a key to the city and an honorary high school diploma. He also played for the students of Garfield High School from which he had dropped out.

1968 Billed as 'Tour 60 cities in 66 Days' The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at the Centre Arena, Seattle, Washington.

1969 'If Paradise Is Half As Nice' by Amen Corner was at No.1 on the UK singles chart, the groups only UK No.1.

1970 John Lennon performed 'Instant Karma', on BBC TV's 'Top Of The Pops', becoming the first Beatle to have appeared on the show since 1966.

1972 Al Green went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Let's Stay Together', his only US chart topper. Tina Turner took the song to No.26 in 84.

1972 "Roundabout" was released by Yes.

1976 Appearing at the Marquee Club London, Eddie and the Hot Rods supported by The *** Pistols who were playing their first London show.

1977 Barbra Streisand started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'A Star Is Born.'

1977 The Police recorded their first single, 'Fall Out' for Ł150 ($255) at Pathway Studios, London.

1977 The Police record "Fall Out," their first single.

1978 Appearing at the Birmingham Odeon, Rush, promoting their new single 'Closer To The Heart', in the shops for 99p.

1980 Appearing at London's Hammersmith Palais were Iggy Pop and The Psychedelic Furs.

1981 Deborah Harry of Blondie announced that she would be making a solo album.

1989 Tiny Tim declared himself a New York City mayoral candidate. He did not win in the election.

1989 Aretha Franklin lost a court case against Broadway producer Ashton Springer, who sued for $1 million when Aretha failed to turn up for rehearsals for the stage show Sing Mahalia Sing - blaming her fear of flying on the non appearance.

1994 Alice In Chains entered the US album chart at No.1 with 'Jar Of Flies.'

1994 Celine Dion started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The Power Of Love', the singers first US No.1, a No.4 hit in the UK.

1995 Van Halen, scored their first US No.1 album with 'Balance.'

1997 U2 held a press conference in the Lingerie Department at the Greenwich Village Kmart store in Manhattan, New York City, to announce their Pop Mart world tour. The tour was set to start in Las Vegas on April 25th of this year.

1997 David Bowie received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2000 Mariah Carey started a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Thank God I Found You.'

2001 The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered Napster to stop its users from trading copyrighted material without charge.

2003 Former Doors drummer John Densmore took out legal action against The Doors keyboard player Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger for breach of contract, trademark infringement and unfair competition. The band had reformed with Ex- Cult singer Ian Astbury and former Police drummer Stewart Copeland. Densmore said "It shouldn't be called The Doors if it's someone other than Jim Morrison singing."

2004 Eminem's ex-wife Kimberly Mathers was jailed for a month after being found using cocaine while on probation. Mathers was also put on a 90-day drug abuse programme.

2005 A train was named after Clash frontman Joe Strummer at a ceremony in Bristol. The diesel train owned by Cotswold Rail, was named after the singer, guitarist who died aged 50 in 2002.

2007 During a press conference at West Hollywood's Whisky a Go Go club Sting confirmed that The Police were getting back together. The band were set to kick off a world tour on May 28 in Vancouver, Canada, supported by Sting's son Joe Sumner's band, Fiction Plane.

2008 Ronald Isley's appeal against a three-year jail term for tax fraud was rejected by a US court. The 65-year-old singer of the Isley Brothers argued against being imprisoned in an Indiana jail on the grounds of age and poor health. The court heard he cashed royalty cheques belonging to his brother O'Kelly, who died in 1996 and spent millions of dollars made from undeclared performances on a yacht and two homes. Isley was ordered to pay more than $3.1m to the US tax service for "pathological" evasion.
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