FRIDAY 13TH JULY 2012
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FRIDAY 13TH JULY 2012

I LOST MY HEART TO A STARSHIP TROOPER SARAH BRIGHTMAN AND HOT GOSSIP “I LOST MY HEART TO A STARSHIP TROOPER” is a 1978 SINGLE WRITTEN BY JEFF CALVERT AND GERAINT HUGHES[1] OF TYPICALLY TROPICAL AND PERFORMED BY SARAH BRIGHTMAN AND HOT GOSSIP. IT IS NOTABLE AS THE DEBUT OF THE THEN TEENAGE BRIGHTMAN AS […]

I LOST MY HEART TO A STARSHIP TROOPER
SARAH BRIGHTMAN AND HOT GOSSIP

I LOST MY HEART TO A STARSHIP TROOPER” is a 1978 SINGLE WRITTEN BY JEFF CALVERT AND GERAINT HUGHES[1] OF TYPICALLY TROPICAL AND PERFORMED BY SARAH BRIGHTMAN AND HOT GOSSIP. IT IS NOTABLE AS THE DEBUT OF THE THEN TEENAGE BRIGHTMAN AS A SINGER, AND REACHED NUMBER SIX IN THE UK SINGLES CHART.

THE SONG WAS PERFORMED ON THE KENNY EVERETT VIDEO SHOW BY ITS REGULAR DANCE TROUPE HOT GOSSIP. ITS LEAD, SARAH BRIGHTMAN, WAS DRESSED IN A SILVER CATSUIT AND PLATFORM SHOES.

THE SONG IS A LIGHTWEIGHT SPACE DISCO TRACK THAT CASHED IN ON THE MEDIA HYPE SURROUNDING THE ORIGINAL STAR WARS FILM AND OTHER SI-FI FILMS OF THE TIME

1965, PAUL MCCARTNEY WAS PRESENTED WITH FIVE IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS AT A LUNCH PARTY AT THE SAVOY, LONDON. JOHN LENNON REFUSED TO ATTEND; PAUL WAS 40 MINUTES LATE AFTER HE HAD FORGOTTEN ABOUT THE ENGAGEMENT.

1974, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND PLAYED THE FIRST OF A THREE NIGHT, SIX SHOW RESIDENCY AT THE NEWLY-OPENED BOTTOM LINE IN NEW YORK CITY. THE SHOWS RECEIVED RAVE REVIEWS AND CREATED A BUZZ IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.

1978, THE BBC ANNOUNCED A BAN ON THE SEX PISTOLS’ LATEST SINGLE ‘NO ONE IS INNOCENT’, WHICH FEATURED VOCALS BY RONNIE BIGGS, THE BRITISH CRIMINAL NOTORIOUS FOR HIS PART IN THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY OF 1963. AT THE TIME OF THE RECORDING, BIGGS WAS LIVING IN BRAZIL, AND WAS STILL WANTED BY THE BRITISH AUTHORITIES, BUT IMMUNE FROM EXTRADITION.

1985, AT 12.01 STATUS QUO STARTED THE ‘LIVE AID’ EXTRAVAGANZA, HELD BETWEEN WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON AND THE JFK STADIUM, PHILADELPHIA. THE CREAM OF THE WORLD’S BIGGEST ROCK STARS TOOK PART IN THE WORLDWIDE EVENT, RAISING OVER £40MILLION. TV PICTURES BEAMED TO OVER 1.5BN PEOPLE IN 160 COUNTRIES MADE IT THE BIGGEST LIVE BROADCAST EVER KNOWN. ARTISTS WHO APPEARED INCLUDED PAUL MCCARTNEY, PHIL COLLINS, THE WHO, U2, DAVID BOWIE AND MICK JAGGER, QUEEN, TINA TURNER, THE CARS, NEIL YOUNG, TOM PETTY, BOB DYLAN, BRYAN ADAMS, HALL AND OATES, LIONEL RICHIE AND LED ZEPPELIN.

1985, ELTON JOHN RE-SIGNED WITH MCA RECORDS IN AMERICA, HIS FIVE-ALBUM DEAL BEING WORTH $8 MILLION, THE BIGGEST ADVANCE IN HISTORY AT THE TIME.

1991, BRYAN ADAMS WENT TO NO.1 ON THE UK SINGLES CHART WITH ‘EVERYTHING I DO I DO IT FOR YOU’ WHICH FEATURED ON THE SOUNDTRACK FOR THE FILM ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES. IT STAYED AT NO.1 FOR A RECORD-BREAKING 16 WEEKS, (BREAKING A RECORD HELD SINCE 1955), ALSO A NO.1 IN THE US (FOR 7 WEEKS) AND A HIT IN 16 OTHER COUNTRIES. WON A GRAMMY AWARD FOR BEST SONG WRITTEN SPECIFICALLY FOR A MOTION PICTURE IN 1992.

BORN TODAY

1942 – ROGER MCGUINN, GUITAR, VOCALS, THE BYRDS, (1965 US & UK NO.1 SINGLE ‘MR TAMBOURINE MAN’). HE WAS THE ONLY MEMBER OF THE BYRDS TO PLAY ON THE HIT, THE OTHERS BEING SESSION PLAYERS.
1942,  STEPHEN JO BLADD, DRUMS, THE J GEILS BAND, (1982 US NO.1 & UK NO.3 SINGLE ‘CENTERFOLD’).
1961 – LAWRENCE DONEGAN, BASS, LLOYD COLE AND THE COMMOTIONS
1955 – MARK “THE ANIMAL” MENDOZA, BASSIST TWISTED SISTER,

 

 

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