2002, Dee Dee Ramone guitarist with The Ramones died in Los Angeles of a drug overdose aged 49.
1999, Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Everybody's Free To Wear Sunscreen'.
1996, Inventor William Palmer died. He invented the magnetic tape recorder; before this music had been cut direct to record.
1986, A&R man Dick Rowe died of diabetes. Rowe became famous for not signing The Beatles to Decca records and made the classic quote 'Nobody cares about guitar groups anymore.' He did however sign The Rolling Stones to Decca.
1971, John & Yoko jammed live on stage with Frank Zappa at The Filmore East in New York.
1970, Born on this day, James Shaffer, guitar, Korn, (1998 UK No.23 single 'Got The Life', 1998 US No.1 album 'Follow The Leader').
1969, Born on this day, ME (no, not that me... I meant me)
1961, Born on this day, Tom Araya, vocals, bass, Slayer, (1995 UK No.50 single 'Serenity In Murder').
1960, Born on this day, Steve Vai, guitarist, Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, (1987 US No.1 & UK No.9 single 'Here I Go Again').
1944, Born on this day, Clarence White, guitar, The Byrds, (1965 UK & US No.1 single 'Mr Tambourine Man'). White died on July 14th 1973.
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