BIRTHDAYS today: Valerie Harper, actress, 76; Steve Davis, snooker player, 58; Roland Orzabal, pop musician
, 54; Tori Amos, singer/ songwriter, 52; Mats Wilander, former tennis player, 51; Howie D, former pop singer, 42; Kristen Wiig, actress, 42; Sheree Murphy, actress, 40.
BORN PAUL McCartney, UK pop musician
, 1942, above GEORGE Mallory, English mountaineer, 1886 IAN Carmichael, UK actor, 1920 DIED BERNARD Manning, UK comedian, 2007, above DOUGLAS Jardine, English cricketer, 1958 CLARENCE Clemons, US rock musician, 2011
There has probably never been a better time to see Northern Ireland's greatest-ever pop musician
in the flesh, if you discount his 1970s pomp - though you pay through the nose for the privilige.
YOU couldn't ask for a better illustration of the changing fortunes in the show business world than the rise, fall and rise (maybe) again of Cardiff pop musician
The 42-year-old Puerto Rican pop musician
Ricky Martin has always been a household name globally, particularly due to his famous hits like 'Livin in Vida Loca'.
Alex Chilton was a pop musician
who couldn't get a major label deal most of his career, but whose posthumous fame as an underground hero now earns him a biography from a major New York publishing house.
Which pop musician
was the original narrator of the TV series Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends?
Assaf came ahead of American actress Jennifer Lawrence, who won an Oscar in February, and Canadian pop musician
Justin Bieber, who performed in the UAE in May.
Former pop musician
Yank Barry is teaming up with celeb boxers, aiming to knock out hunger and homelessness among Syrian refugees, while Jewish group Shalom offers medical care
Composer-pianist Garo Mafyan and pop musician
Erhan GE-leryE-z, who are among the founders of the Yedirenk Foundation, were also in attendance at Wednesday's gala, which was attended by a crowded group of guests that included artists and art journalists.
Founded in 2004, the firm currently has a fleet of three Beech 200 King Air turboprop aircraft, two are firm-owned outright and the third is a managed aircraft, owned by a pop musician
The 22-year-old said: "I'd like to be a pop musician
in the proper old school vein of pop when there weren't any different genres like there are now, it was all just pop music," she says.