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Born on this day, 1938, Connie Francis




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Connie Francis – Lipstick On Your Collar





On this day in 1981, The Human League had their only UK No.1 single with
'Don't You Want Me'




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The Human League - Don't You Want Me





On this day in 1970, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Tears Of A Clown'



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Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Tears of a Clown





Born on this day, 1940, David Gates, vocals, bass, Bread




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Bread – Guitar Man





On this day in 1983, The Flying Pickets were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the Yazoo song 'Only You'. Also this years Christmas No.1 and the first a cappella chart-topper in the UK.




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The Flying Pickets - Only You





On this day in 1964, Soul singer Sam Cooke was shot dead at the Hacienda Motel in Los Angeles, California. Bertha Franklin, manager of the motel, told police that she shot and killed Cooke in self-defense because he had attacked her. Police found Cooke's body in Franklin's apartment-office, clad only in a sports jacket and shoes, but no shirt, pants or underwear.
The shooting was ultimately ruled a justifiable homicide.




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Sam Cooke - Cupid





On this day in 1967, American soul singer, songwriter Otis Redding
was killed in a plane crash, aged 26




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Otis Redding – These Arms Of Mine





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Joni Mitchell - River





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