Happy Birthday Vince Clarke!
Musicians Born On July 3
1940 Maureen Kennedy (Vernon's Girls)
1945 Mike Corby (Babys)
1946 Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum)
1946 Victor Unitt (Edgar Broughton Band)
1948 Paul Barrere (Little Feat)
1957 Laura Branigan
1961 Vince Clarke (Yazoo)
1969 Kevin Hearn (Barenaked Ladies)
Deaths On July 3
1969 Brian Jones (Rolling Stones)
1971 Jim Morrison (Doors)
1972 Mississippi Fred McDowell (US blues)
Number 1 In The Charts On July 3
1959 Bobby Darin: Dream Lover UK 45
1968 Equals: Baby Come Back UK 45
1982 Captain Sensible: Happy Talk UK 45
1982 ABC: The Lexicon of Love UK LP
Various Music Events On July 3
1957 Ray Charles's first LP, Ray Charles, released on Atlantic.
1960 Ray Charles enters R&B chart with Stick and Stones, his first on ABC Paramount
1969 For the first and only time, rock performers appear at Newport Jazz Festival, with Led Zeppelin, Jeff Beck, Jethro Tull and others
1971 Doors hit US chart with Riders on the Storm
1973 David Bowie, at a concert at Hammersmith Odeon, announces his 'retirement'.
1976 Brian Wilson returns to stage for first time in twelve years at a Beach Boys concert in front of 74,000 people at Anaheim.
1981 Remaining Doors join hundreds of fans in a graveside tribute to Jim Morrison at Pere Lachaire Cemetery, Paris.
1981 Riot breaks out in Southall, London, following gig by 4 Skins
1984 Frankie Goes to Hollywood is at No. 1 and No. 2 in UK charts with Relax and Two Tribes
1995 Courtney Love's request to spread the ashes of late husband Kurt Cobain is turned down by Lake View Cemetery in Seattle.
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