FRIDAY 20TH APRIL 2012
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FRIDAY 20TH APRIL 2012

FORGOTTEN 45 @5.45PM

DOLLAR – GIVE ME BACK MY HEART

 #4Mar 1982

Dollar are a pop vocal duo from the UK, consisting of David Van Day and Thereza Bazar. The duo were successful in the late 1970s and 1980s.

 Thereza Bazar and David Van Day met at 17 when they successfully auditioned for the cabaret act Guys ‘n’ Dolls. The group enjoyed a number of hit singles in the mid 1970s and during this time Van Day became romantically involved with Bazar. By 1977 the group was in decline and the pair complained about the choice of material and musical direction.Van Day decided to quit the band to embark on a solo career while Bazar would continue with Guys n’ Dolls to earn a living for them both. The group’s management were unhappy with the situation and sacked Bazar with the reasoning that a six-piece group consisting of three couples would now look odd with five members.[3] With the change in circumstances, the pair decided to begin a career as a duo. They were picked up by French label Carrere Records, going under the name Dollar.

MUSIC DIARY

1979, LIGHTING DIRECTOR BILLY DUFFY WAS KILLED IN AN ACCIDENT DURING A KATE BUSH CONCERT IN SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND. 21-YEAR OLD DUFFY FELL TWENTY FEET THROUGH AN OPEN TRAP DOOR ON THE STAGE. KATE BUSH HELD A BENEFIT CONCERT ON 12TH MAY WITH PETER GABRIEL AND STEVE HARLEY AT LONDON’S HAMMERSMITH ODEON FOR HIS FAMILY.

1985, THE CHARITY RECORD ‘WE ARE THE WORLD’ BY USA FOR AFRICA WAS AT NO.1 ON THE UK SINGLES CHART. THE US ARTISTS’ ANSWER TO BAND AID HAD AN ALL-STAR CAST INCLUDING STEVIE WONDER, TINA TURNER, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, DIANA ROSS, BOB DYLAN, DARYL HALL, HUEY LEWIS, CYNDI LAUPER, KIM CARNES, RAY CHARLES, BILLY JOEL AND PAUL SIMON PLUS THE COMPOSER’S OF THE TRACK, MICHAEL JACKSON AND LIONEL RICHIE.

1992, ‘A CONCERT FOR LIFE’ TOOK PLACE AT WEMBLEY STADIUM AS A TRIBUTE TO QUEEN SINGER FREDDIE MERCURY AND FOR AIDS AWARENESS. ACTS APPEARING INCLUDED; ELTON JOHN, ROGER DALTREY, TONY IOMMI (BLACK SABBATH), DAVID BOWIE, MICK RONSON, JAMES HETFIELD, GEORGE MICHAEL, SEAL, PAUL YOUNG, ANNIE LENNOX, LISA STANSFIELD, ROBERT PLANT, JOE ELLIOTT AND PHIL COLLEN, AXL ROSE AND SLASH.

1996, ENGLISH R&B SINGER MARK MORRISON HAD HIS FIRST UK NO.1 SINGLE WHEN ‘RETURN OF THE MACK’ STARTED A TWO-WEEK RUN AT THE TOP OF THE CHARTS. A NO.2 HIT IN THE US, THE BEAT WAS SAMPLED FROM TOM TOM CLUB’S ‘GENIUS OF LOVE.’

1997, MICHAEL JACKSON ATTENDED AN UNVEILING OF A WAX STATUE OF HIMSELF AT THE GREVIN MUSEUM OF WAX IN PARIS, FRANCE. JACKSON PROVIDED ONE OF HIS OWN OUTFITS TO DRESS THE FIGURE.

2002, IN THE DISPUTE OVER WHO OWNED THE RIGHTS TO NIRVANA’S RECORDINGS FORMER MEMBERS DAVE GROHL AND KIRST NOVOSELIC ASKED A SEATTLE COURT TO PROVE THAT COURTNEY LOVE WAS MENTALLY STABLE. THEY TOLD THE COURT THAT SHE WAS ‘IRRATIONAL, MERCURIAL, SELF-CENTERED, UNMANAGEABLE, INCONSISTENT AND UNPREDICTABLE.’ THEY ALSO CLAIMED A CONTRACT WAS INVALID BECAUSE LOVE WAS ‘STONED’ AT THE TIME.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1948, CRAIG FROST, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, (1974 US NO.1 SINGLE ‘THE LOCOMOTION’)
1972 – CARMEN ELECTRA, THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS
1951, LUTHER VANDROSS, SOUL SINGER,. DIED ON 1ST JULY 2005 AGED 54 TWO YEARS AFTER SUFFERING A MAJOR STROKE
1939 – JOHNNY TILLOTSON, SINGER, (1960 US NO.2 AND 1961 UK NO.1 SINGLE ‘POETRY IN MOTION’).

 

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