FRIDAY 20TH JULY 2012
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FRIDAY 20TH JULY 2012

HEAD OVER HEELS – TEARS FOR FEARS

HEAD OVER HEELS” IS A SONG BY THE BRITISH NEW WAVE BAND TEARS FOR FEARS.

IT WAS THE BAND’S TENTH SINGLE RELEASE IN THE UK AND THE FOURTH TAKEN FROM THEIR SECOND LP SONGS FROM THE BIG CHAIR)

IN THE USA, IT WAS THE THIRD SINGLE FROM THE ALBUM AND CONTINUED THE BAND’S RUN OF HITS THERE. A LIMITED EDITION FOUR-LEAF CLOVER SHAPED PICTURE DISC WAS ISSUED FOR THE SINGLE’S RELEASE IN THE UK.

“HEAD OVER HEELS” HAD BEEN DEVELOPED NEARLY TWO YEARS PRIOR AS PART OF A SEGUE WITH THE SONG “BROKEN”, WHICH WAS PREVIOUSLY A STAND ALONE B-SIDE TO THE 1983 “PALE SHELTER” SINGLE

THE SONG FEATURES ROLAND ORZABAL ON LEAD VOCALS.

1968, JANE ASHER ANNOUNCED ON THE NATIONAL BRITISH TV SHOW, DEE TIME, THAT HER ENGAGEMENT TO PAUL MCCARTNEY WAS OFF. PAUL REPORTEDLY WAS WATCHING AT A FRIEND’S HOME AND WAS SURPRISED BY THE NEWS. SHE WAS SAID TO HAVE INSPIRED MANY OF MCCARTNEY’S SONGS, SUCH AS ‘ALL MY LOVING’, ‘AND I LOVE HER’, AND ‘WE CAN WORK IT OUT’. JANE WENT ON TO HAVE A CAREER IN FILMS AND TELEVISION AS WELL AS BECOMING A SUCCESSFUL AUTHOR AND BUSINESS WOMAN.

1973, TV TALENT SHOW OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS WINNERS PETERS AND LEE WERE AT NO.1 ON THE UK SINGLES CHART WITH THEIR FIRST SINGLE AND ONLY CHART TOPPER ‘WELCOME HOME.’

1975, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND PLAYED THE OPENING NIGHT ON THEIR BORN TO RUN TOUR AT THE PALACE THEATRE, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND. THIS ALSO SAW THE LIVE DEBUT OF STEVEN VAN ZANDT, (MIAMI STEVE) AS A MEMBER OF THE E STREET BAND.

1986, CARLOS SANTANA CELEBRATED HIS 39TH BIRTHDAY, AND 20TH ANNIVERSARY IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS, WITH A CONCERT IN SAN FRANCISCO. PREVIOUS GROUP MEMBERS WERE ASSEMBLED FOR THE EVENT, AS 17 OF THEM PERFORMED TOGETHER ON STAGE.

1996, GARY BARLOW SCORED HIS FIRST UK NO.1 SINGLE WITH ‘FOREVER LOVE’ TAKEN FROM HIS DEBUT ALBUM OPEN ROAD. BARLOW BECAME THE FIRST MEMBER OF TAKE THAT TO TOP THE CHARTS WITH A SOLO RECORD.

2003, A TOOTH SAID TO HAVE BEEN PULLED OUT OF ELVIS’S MOUTH AFTER AN INJURY FAILED TO SELL ON THE AUCTION SITE EBAY. THE TOOTH HAD BEEN PUT ON A 10-DAY SALE WITH A RESERVE PRICE OF $100,000 (£64,100). BIDS HAD PUSHED THE PRICE UP TO $2M (£1.28M) BUT THEY WERE LATER FOUND OUT TO BE FRAUDULENT.

 

BORN TODAY

1947 – CARLOS SANTANA, GUITAR, SANTANA,

1947 – TONY THORPE, THE RUBETTES

1955 – JEM FINER, BANJO, THE POGUES,

1956 – PAUL COOK, DRUMS, SEX PISTOLS,

1945, – JOHN LODGE, BASS, VOCALS, THE MOODY BLUES

1945 – KIM CARNES, US FEMALE SINGER,

1946 – WENDY RICHARD, ACTRESS, (1962 UK NO.1 SINGLE WITH MIKE SARNE, ‘COME OUTSIDE’,

1964, BORN ON THIS DAY, CHRIS CORNELL, VOCALS, GUITAR, SOUNDGARDEN

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