FRIDAY 21st SEPTEMBER 2012
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FRIDAY 21st SEPTEMBER 2012

FOREVER YOUNG – ALPHAVILLE “FOREVER YOUNG” IS THE TITLE TRACK FROM GERMAN ROCK/SYNTHPOP GROUP ALPHAVILLE’S 1984 DEBUT ALBUM OF THE SAME NAME. THOUGH IT WAS NOT THE GROUP’S HIGHEST-CHARTING EUROPEAN HIT AND FAILED TO REACH THE AMERICAN TOP 40 DESPITE THREE SEPARATE U.S. SINGLE RELEASES, “FOREVER YOUNG” HAS SUBSEQUENTLY BEEN COVERED BY NUMEROUS ARTISTS. THE […]

FOREVER YOUNG – ALPHAVILLE

FOREVER YOUNG” IS THE TITLE TRACK FROM GERMAN ROCK/SYNTHPOP GROUP ALPHAVILLE’S 1984 DEBUT ALBUM OF THE SAME NAME. THOUGH IT WAS NOT THE GROUP’S HIGHEST-CHARTING EUROPEAN HIT AND FAILED TO REACH THE AMERICAN TOP 40 DESPITE THREE SEPARATE U.S. SINGLE RELEASES, “FOREVER YOUNG” HAS SUBSEQUENTLY BEEN COVERED BY NUMEROUS ARTISTS.

THE SONG’S MUSIC VIDEO SHOWS THE BAND PERFORMING IN ONE OF THE HALLS AT HOLLOWAY SANATORIUM IN VIRGINIA WATER, SURREY, ENGLAND. A NUMBER OF RAGGED PEOPLE RANGING FROM CHILDREN TO THE ELDERLY AWAKE TO OBSERVE THE BAND, THEN WALK THROUGH A DIAMOND-SHAPED GLOWING PORTAL.

 1971, THE FIRST EDITION OF THE NEW BBC TV MUSIC SHOW ‘THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST’ WAS AIRED. PRESENTED BY RICHARD WILLIAMS, THE SHOW INCLUDED; FILM CLIPS OF JIMI HENDRIX FROM MONTEREY FESTIVAL PLAYING ‘WILD THING’, BOB DYLAN PLAYING ‘MAGGIES FARM’, PLUS AMERICA AND LESLEY DUNCAN ‘LIVE’ IN THE STUDIO

1974, CARL DOUGLAS WAS AT NO.1 ON THE UK SINGLES CHART WITH ‘KUNG FU FIGHTING.’ THE SONG WAS RECORDED IN 10 MINUTES, HAD STARTED OUT AS A B-SIDE AND WENT ON TO SELL OVER 10 MILLION AND MADE DOUGLAS A ONE HIT WONDER.

1986, THE NATIONAL INQUIRER MAGAZINE FEATURED A PICTURE OF MICHAEL JACKSON IN AN OXYGEN CHAMBER WITH A STORY CLAIMING THAT JACKSON HAD A BIZARRE PLAN TO LIVE UNTIL HE WAS 150 YEARS OLD.

 1991, STATUS QUO PUT THEMSELVES IN THE GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS BY APPEARING FOUR VENUES IN ONE DAY, SHEFFIELD, GLASGOW, BIRMINGHAM AND LONDON, PERFORMING ALL FOUR IN A 12-HOUR PERIOD.

 1996, THE FUGEES SCORED THEIR SECOND UK NO.1 SINGLE WITH ‘READY OR NOT’. THE CHORUS IN THE SONG IS BASED ON ‘READY OR NOT HERE I COME (CAN’T HIDE FROM LOVE)’ BY THE DELFONICS. THE FUGEES PREVIOUS SINGLE ‘KILLING ME SOFTLY,’ WAS SO SUCCESSFUL THAT THE TRACK WAS ‘DELETED’ AND NO LONGER SUPPLIED TO RETAILERS WHILST THE TRACK WAS STILL IN THE TOP 20 TO MAKE WAY FOR THE NEXT SINGLE ‘READY OR NOT’

 1980, DURING A NORTH AMERICAN TOUR, BOB MARLEY COLLAPSED WHILE JOGGING IN NEW YORK’S CENTRAL PARK. AFTER HOSPITAL TESTS HE WAS DIAGNOSED AS HAVING CANCER. MARLEY PLAYED HIS LAST EVER CONCERT TWO NIGHTS LATER AT THE STANLEY THEATER IN PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA.

2011, A CONTRACT REVEALING THAT THE BEATLES REFUSED TO PERFORM IN FRONT OF A SEGREGATED AUDIENCE AT THE COW PALACE IN DALY CITY, CALIFORNIA ON AUGUST 31ST, 1965, SOLD FOR $23,033 AT AN AUCTION IN LOS ANGELES. IN ADDITION TO THE DESEGREGATION CLAUSE, THE CONTRACT GUARANTEED THE BAND $40,000 AND AT LEAST 150 POLICE OFFICERS TO PROVIDE SECURITY AT THE SHOW

 

BORN TODAY

 

1934, BORN ON THIS DAY, LEONARD COHEN, CANADIAN SINGER, SONGWRITER, POET

1954,  PHIL TAYLOR, MOTORHEAD

1947, DON FELDER, GUITAR, VOCALS, THE EAGLES

1967, FAITH HILL, SINGER

1972,  LIAM GALLAGHER, VOCALS, OASIS

1959, CORINNE DREWERY, SINGER, SWING OUT SISTER

 

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