1965, Pye Records announced that they’d signed ‘the British Bob Dylan’, when they 
added Donovan to the label. The Scottish singer-songwriter produced a series of hit
albums and singles between 1965 and 1970

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.

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

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

born today

1939,Ray Manzarek, keyboards, with The Doors
1945,Joe Schermie, bass, Three Dog Night
1951, Vincent James, Sweet Sensation,
1952, Grammy Award winning American singer and songwriter Michael McDonald
1959, Neil Conti, from English group Prefab Sprout
1968, Chynna Phillips, singer with Wilson Phillips, who had the 1990 US No.1 & UK
No.6 single ‘Hold On’. Phillips is the daughter of Michelle Gilliam, from Mamas And
The Papas.
1981,Lisa Hannigan, Irish singer