FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2012
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FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2012

1957, DURING AN AUSTRALIAN TOUR, LITTLE RICHARD PUBLICLY RENOUNCED ROCK ‘N’ ROLL AND EMBRACED GOD, TELLING A STORY OF DREAMING OF HIS OWN DAMNATION AFTER PRAYING TO GOD WHEN ONE OF THE ENGINES ON A PLANE HE WAS ON CAUGHT FIRE. THE SINGER THREW FOUR DIAMOND RINGS, VALUED AT $8,000, INTO SYDNEY’S HUNTER RIVER AND SOON AFTER LAUNCHED A GOSPEL CAREER. FIVE YEARS LATER, HE WOULD SWITCH BACK TO ROCK

1969, A DJ ON DETROIT’S WKNR RADIO STATION RECEIVED A PHONE CALL TELLING HIM THAT IF YOU PLAY THE BEATLES ‘STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER’ BACKWARDS, YOU HEAR JOHN LENNON SAY THE WORDS “I BURIED PAUL.” THIS STARTED A WORLDWIDE RUMOUR THAT PAUL MCCARTNEY WAS DEAD

1978, WHILST LIVING AT THE CHELSEA HOTEL IN NEW YORK CITY, SEX PISTOL SID VICIOUS CALLED THE POLICE TO SAY THAT SOMEONE HAD STABBED HIS GIRLFRIEND NANCY SPUNGEN. HE WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH MURDER AND PLACED IN THE DETOX UNIT OF A NEW YORK PRISON. VICIOUS DIED OF A HEROIN OVERDOSE BEFORE THE CASE WENT TO TRIAL.

1994, PINK FLOYD PLAYED THE FIRST OF A 15-NIGHT RUN AT EARLS COURT, LONDON, ENGLAND. LESS THAN A MINUTE AFTER THE BAND HAD STARTED PLAYING ‘SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND’, A SCAFFOLDING STAND HOLDING 1200 FANS, COLLAPSED, THROWING HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE 20 FEET TO THE GROUND. IT TOOK OVER AN HOUR TO FREE EVERYONE FROM THE TWISTED WRECKAGE,

PINK FLOYD SENT A FREE T-SHIRT AND A NOTE OF APOLOGY TO ALL THE FANS WHO HAD BEEN SEATED IN THE STAND THAT COLLAPSED. THE SHOW WAS IMMEDIATELY CANCELLED AND RE-SCHEDULED

1997, JOHN DENVER WAS KILLED WHEN THE HANDMADE, EXPERIMENTAL AIRPLANE HE WAS FLYING RAN OUT OF GAS AND CRASHED OFF THE COAST OF MONTEREY BAY, CALIFORNIA. THE 53 YEAR OLD STAR HAD SCORED 15 SONGS ON BILLBOARD’S TOP 40 POP CHART, TEN OF WHICH REACHED NUMBER ONE ON EITHER BILLBOARD’S ADULT CONTEMPORARY OR COUNTRY CHART.

2005, SINGER AND LIVE AID CO-FOUNDER MIDGE URE RECEIVED AN HONORARY DEGREE FROM DUNDEE’S UNIVERSITY OF ABERTAY. HE SAID: “HAVING LEFT SCHOOL AT THE AGE OF 15, I NEVER EXPECTED TO RECEIVE SUCH AN ACCOLADE.”

BORN TODAY

1935 – LUCIANO PAVAROTTI, ITALIAN SINGER
1942, MELVIN FRANKLIN, VOCALS, THE TEMPTATIONS
1948, RICK PARFITT, VOCALS, GUITAR, STATUS QUO
1969, MARTIE ERWIN, INSTRUMENTALIST, DIXIE CHICKS
1966, BRIAN KENNEDY, IRISH SINGER, SONGWRITER, WORKED WITH VAN MORRISON BAND & SOLO
1935,  SAM MOORE, SINGER, (SAM & DAVE)

 

THE PRICE OF LOVE – BRYAN FERRY

LET’S STICK TOGETHER IS A 1976 ALBUM BY BRYAN FERRY. HIS THIRD SOLO RELEASE, IT WAS HIS FIRST FOLLOWING THE DISBANDMENT OF ROXY MUSIC EARLIER IN THE YEAR. UNLIKE FERRY’S TWO PREVIOUS SOLO RECORDINGS, LET’S STICK TOGETHER WAS NOT A DEDICATED ALBUM PROJECT, INSTEAD BEING MADE UP OF MATERIAL RELEASED AS SINGLES, B-SIDES AND AN EP. WITH A HIGHLY-POPULAR TITLE TRACK, IT HAD A GENERALLY FAVOURABLE CRITICAL RECEPTION, BUT ONLY JUST MADE THE UK TOP 20.

FIVE OF THE TRACKS ON THE ALBUM WERE REMAKES OF BRYAN FERRY SONGS PREVIOUSLY RECORDED WITH ROXY MUSIC.

IN MOST CASES THE RE-RECORDINGS WERE SMOOTHER AND MORE ORIENTED TO JAZZ AND R&B THAN THE ORIGINAL ROXY MUSIC VERSIONS.

“THE PRICE OF LOVE” (WRITTEN BY DON & PHIL EVERLY) – 3:25

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