FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2012
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FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2012

FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER – 1ST HOUR 1967, THE SOUNDTRACK TO THE SOUND OF MUSIC WAS AT NO.1 ON THE UK ALBUM CHART, SPENDING ITS 132 WEEK ON THE CHART. THE BEATLES WERE AT NO.2 WITH ‘SGT PEPPER’S’ AND SCOTT WALKER WAS AT NO.3 WITH ‘SCOTT.’ 1973, DAVID BOWIE RELEASED HIS SEVENTH ALBUM PIN UPS. THE […]

FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER – 1ST HOUR

1967, THE SOUNDTRACK TO THE SOUND OF MUSIC WAS AT NO.1 ON THE UK ALBUM CHART, SPENDING ITS 132 WEEK ON THE CHART. THE BEATLES WERE AT NO.2 WITH ‘SGT PEPPER’S’ AND SCOTT WALKER WAS AT NO.3 WITH ‘SCOTT.’

1973, DAVID BOWIE RELEASED HIS SEVENTH ALBUM PIN UPS. THE ALBUM, WHICH FEATURES SUPERMODEL TWIGGY ON THE FRONT COVER, IS A COLLECTION OF COVER VERSIONS OF SOME OF THE SINGER’S FAVOURITE SONGS, INCLUDING TRACKS BY PINK FLOYD, THE PRETTY THINGS, THE WHO, THE YARDBIRDS AND THE KINKS.

1996, IRISH BOY BAND BOYZONE SCORED HAD THEIR FIRST UK NO.1 SINGLE WITH THEIR VERSION OF THE 1968 BEE GEES SONG ‘WORDS’. ELVIS PRESLEY AND RITA COOLIDGE HAVE BOTH COVERED THE SONG.

2005, A SURVEY CONCLUDED THAT THE AVERAGE PERSON SPENT AROUND £21,000 ($42,000) ON MUSIC DURING THEIR LIVES, THE FIGURE INCLUDED THE AMOUNT SPENT ON HI-FI EQUIPMENT, CONCERTS AND CDS. MUSIC ENTHUSIASTS WERE LIKELY TO SPEND MORE THAN DOUBLE THAT, PARTING WITH JUST OVER £44,000 ($89,000), IN A LIFETIME, ACCORDING TO THE SURVEY CONDUCTED BY UK COMPANY PRUDENTIAL.

2007, JOHNNY MARR WAS MADE A VISITING PROFESSOR OF MUSIC AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD IN MANCHESTER. THE FORMER SMITHS GUITARIST WAS SET TO DELIVER A SERIES OF WORKSHOPS AND MASTERCLASSES TO STUDENTS ON THE BA POPULAR MUSIC AND RECORDING DEGREE.

2009, A CLUMP OF HAIR BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN TRIMMED FROM ELVIS PRESLEY’S HEAD WHEN HE JOINED THE US ARMY IN 1958 SOLD FOR $15,000 (£9,200) AT AN AUCTION IN CHICAGO, AMERICA. OTHER ITEMS SOLD BELONGING TO PRESLEY INCLUDED A SHIRT WHICH SOLD FOR $52,000 (£32,000), A SET OF CONCERT-USED HANDKERCHIEFS, $732 (£450) AND PHOTOS FROM THE RECEPTION OF PRESLEY’S 1967 WEDDING TO PRISCILLA, SOLD FOR NEARLY $6,000 (£3,700).

 

BORN TODAY

1944 – GEORGE MCCRAE,

1944 – PETER TOSH, GUITAR, VOCALS, THE WAILERS, LEFT IN 1974. HE WAS MURDERED BY BURGLARS AT HIS HOME ON 11TH SEPTEMBER 1987

1957 – KARL WALLINGER, KEYBOARDIST WITH THE WATERBOYS

1945 – JEANNIE C RILEY, SINGER,

1960 – DANIEL WOODGATE, DRUMMER, MADNESS

1960 – JENNIFER HOLLIDAY, US SINGER,

1966 – SINITTA, SINGER,

1946 – KEITH REID, PROCOL HARUM,

 

 

FORGOTTEN SONG

5-7-0-5 – CITY BOY

CITY BOY WERE A MODERATELY SUCCESSFUL ENGLISH ROCK BAND IN THE LATE 1970S, CHARACTERISED BY COMPLEX VOCAL ARRANGEMENTS AND HEAVY GUITARS.

THE BAND CONSISTED OF LOL MASON (LEAD VOCALS),

THEIR BREAKTHROUGH CAME IN 1978 WITH THEIR HIT SONG “5.7.0.5.” (MUTT LANGE’S FIRST HIT SINGLE OUTSIDE OF HIS HOMELAND OF SOUTH AFRICA).

AFTER THE SPLIT, LOL MASON FORMED THE MAISONETTES AND HAD A MODERATE HIT IN THE UK WITH “HEARTACHE AVENUE”.

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