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Sep 03 1942
Al Jardine, guitarist and vocalist with The Beach Boys is born in Lima, Ohio, USA. (1942)

Sep 03 1944
Gary Leeds, drummer with The Walker Brothers, is born in Glendale, California, USA. (1944)

Sep 03 1945
George Biondo, bassist with Steppenwolf after the departure of Nick St Nicholas, is born in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. (1945)

Sep 03 1948
Don Brewer, drummer of Grand Funk Railroad, is born in Flint, Michigan, USA. (1948)

Sep 03 1952
In Brooklyn State Hospital, Woody Guthrie is diagnosed as suffering from Huntington?s Chorea, described by the consulting neurologist as ?psychosis associated with organic changes in the nervous system.? (1952)

Sep 03 1955
Bill Haley turns down a $2000 dollar a day, fifteen-date tour of Australia because some of his band members are afraid of flying. (1955)

Sep 03 1956
Elvis Presley records Ready Teddy and Anyplace Is Paradise at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1956)

Sep 03 1965
Bob Dylan plays at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1965)

Sep 03 1965
Allen Klein, co-manager of The Rolling Stones, announces in weekly UK rock paper the NME that, ?I believe the whole group scene is going to disappear in six months with the exception of entertainers like The Beatles, The Stones and The Animals.? (1965)

Sep 03 1970
Led Zeppelin play at the Sports Arena, San Diego, California. (1970)

Sep 03 1971
Led Zeppelin play at Madison Square Garden, New York City. (1971)

Sep 03 1979
Pioneering ska-punk band Madness are signed by Stiff Records in London, UK. (1979)

Sep 03 1980
Queen play at the Boston Gardens, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. (1980)

Sep 03 1997
Radiohead play a fan-club only show at The Astoria, London. (1997)

Sep 03 2005
Rock'n'roll legend Fats Domino, feared dead in the devastation caused in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, by Hurricane Katrina, is proved to be alive when his daughter recognises him in a newspaper photograph in which he is being rescued. (2005)

Sep 03 2008
Sir Cliff Richard attends the launch of his first official autobiography, My Life My Way, at the Century Club, London, UK. The book marks the beginning of celebrations for his 50th anniversary in Music. (2008)

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