FRIDAY 25TH MAY 2012
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FRIDAY 25TH MAY 2012

FOOL FOR YOUR LOVING
WHITESNAKE
#13 APR 1980

FOOL FOR YOUR LOVING” IS A SONG RECORDED BY BRITISH HARD ROCK BAND WHITESNAKE. THE SONG IS FROM THE BAND’S 1980 ALBUM READY AN’ WILLING, BUT IT WAS LATER RE-RECORDED IN 1989 FOR THE ALBUM SLIP OF THE TONGUE.

CO-WRITTEN BY DAVID COVERDALE, BERNIE MARSDEN AND MICKY MOODY, THE SONG WAS INSPIRED BY THE BREAKUP OF COVERDALE’S FIRST MARRIAGE.

IT HAS ALSO BEEN RUMORED THAT THE SONG WAS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN FOR BLUES LEGEND B. B. KING.

THIS REMAINS ONE OF WHITESNAKE’S MOST POPULAR AND WELL-KNOWN SONGS. DAVID COVERDALE HAS STATED THAT HE PREFERS THE ORIGINAL TO THE 1989-VERSION.

A MUSIC VIDEO WAS ALSO MADE, WHICH FEATURES THE BAND PERFORMING THE SONG LIVE ON STAGE.

1965, BLUES HARMONICA PLAYER, SINGER AND SONGWRITER, SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON DIED IN HIS SLEEP. VAN MORRISON, AEROSMITH, THE WHO, THE ANIMALS, YARDBIRDS AND MOODY BLUES ALL COVERED HIS SONGS. ACCORDING TO THE LED ZEPPELIN BIOGRAPHY HAMMER OF THE GODS, TOURING THE UK IN THE 60’S, SONNY BOY SET HIS HOTEL ROOM ON FIRE WHILE TRYING TO COOK A RABBIT IN A COFFEE PERCOLATOR

1974, RICK WAKEMAN BECAME THE FIRST MEMBER OF THE GROUP YES TO HAVE A NO.1 UK ALBUM WHEN ‘JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH’ WENT TO THE TOP OF THE CHARTS.

1985, DIRE STRAITS SCORED THEIR SECOND UK NO.1 ALBUM WITH ‘BROTHERS IN ARMS’, ALSO NO.1 IN THE US AND 24 OTHER COUNTRIES. IT WENT ON TO SELL OVER 20 MILLION COPIES WORLDWIDE.

 1996, GINA G HAD HER FIRST UK NO.1 HIT SINGLE WHEN ‘OOH AAH…JUST A LITTLE BIT’ WENT TO THE TOP OF THE CHARTS FOR 1 WEEK. AUSTRALIAN SINGER GINA WAS REPRESENTING THE UK IN THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST WHERE SHE FINISHED IN EIGHTH PLACE IN THE CONTEST.

1997, A REPORT SHOWED THAT ELVIS PRESLEY WAS NOW THE WORLD’S BESTSELLING POSTHUMOUS ENTERTAINER WITH WORLDWIDE SALES OF OVER ONE BILLION, OVER 480 ACTIVE FANCLUBS AND AN ESTIMATED 250,000 UK FANS WHO STILL BUY HIS RECORDS. IRONICALLY HE HAD DIED OWING $3 MILLION (£1.76 MILLION).

2003, JEMINI, THE UK ENTRY FOR THIS YEAR’S EUROVISION SONG CONTEST, FAILED TO GET A SINGLE POINT, THE FIRST TIME A UK ENTRY HAD ENDED UP WITH NUL POINTS. THE FIRST NUL POINTERS CAME IN 1962, SIX YEARS AFTER THE CONTEST STARTED, WHEN FOUR COUNTRIES AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, THE NETHERLANDS AND SPAIN ALL FAILED TO REGISTER.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1921 – HAL DAVID, US SONGWRITER, PIANIST AND ARRANGER, WITH BURT BACHARACH. WROTE MANY CLASSIC SONGS INCLUDING, ‘CLOSE TO YOU’, ’24 HOURS FROM TULSA’, ‘MAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF’, ‘MAGIC MOMENTS’, ‘I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER’. WON TWO OSCARS FOR FILM SCORE ‘BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID’, FOR ‘RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD’.

1943 – JOHN PALMER, FAMILY,

1945 – DAVE LEE TRAVIS, BBC RADIO 1 AND TV PRESENTER.

1975, BORN ON THIS DAY, LAURYN HILL, SINGER,

1947 – MITCHEL MARGO, THE TOKENS, (1961 US NO.1 & UK NO.11 SINGLE ‘THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT’).

1950 – ROBERT STEINHARDT, KANSAS

1958 – PAUL WELLER, UK SINGER, GUITARIST, SONGWRITER, THE JAM, STYLE COUNCILSOLO

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