FRIDAY 5TH OCTOBER 2012
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FRIDAY 5TH OCTOBER 2012

1966, HAVING MOVED TO AND LIVING IN LONDON, ENGLAND, JIMI HENDRIX, MITCH MITCHELL AND NOEL REDDING PLAYED TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME – THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE WERE FORMED.

1974, MIKE OLDFIELDS ‘TUBULAR BELLS’ WENT TO NO.1 FOR THE FIRST TIME ON THEUKALBUM CHART 15 MONTHS AFTER BEING RELEASED. IT WENT ON TO SELL OVER 10 MILLION COPIES WORLDWIDE.

1985, MIDGE URE WAS AT NO.1 ON THEUKSINGLES CHART WITH ‘IF I WAS.’ THE FORMER ULTRAVOX AND SLIK SINGERS ONLY SOLO NO.1. THE SONG FEATURES MARK KING OF LEVEL 42 ON BASS GUITAR.

2000,UKTV SHOW TOP OF THE POPS ISSUED A TOP 40 CHART BASED ON SINGLES THAT HAD SPENT THE LONGEST TIME ON THEUKCHART. NO.3 WAS ‘MY WAY’ BY FRANK SINATRA, NO.2 ‘SHE LOVES YOU’, THE BEATLES AND NO.1 ‘RELAX’ BY FRANKIE GOES TOHOLLYWOOD’.

2006, REGGAE LEGEND BOB MARLEY WAS HONOURED WITH A HERITAGE PLAQUE AT HIS FORMER NORTH LONDON HOME AT 34 RIDGMOUNT GARDENS IN CAMDEN. THE EVENT WAS PART OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH, A SEASON OF EVENTS PROMOTING THE CONTRIBUTION OF AFRICAN-CARIBBEAN COMMUNITIES IN LONDON.

2007, ISAAC HANSON FROM US POP BAND HANSON HAD SURGERY TO REMOVE A BLOOD CLOT FROM HIS LUNGS AFTER BEING DIAGNOSED WITH A POTENTIALLY FATAL CONDITION. THE GUITARIST WHO HAD DEVELOPED PAGET-SCHROETTER SYNDROME WAS EXPECTED TO MAKE A FULL AND SPEEDY RECOVERY.

 

BORN TODAY

1942 – RICHARD STREET, THE TEMPTATIONS

1943 – SINGER, GUITARIST, STEVE MILLER,

1949 – BRIAN CONNOLLY, VOCALS, SWEET,

1955 – LEO BARNES, HOTHOUSE FLOWERS

1955 – RUSSELL CRAIG MAEL, SPARKS

1952, – HAROLD FALTEMEYER,

1954, BOB GELDOF, IRISH SINGER, SONGWRITER, ACTOR AND POLITICAL ACTIVIST.

GELDOF WAS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE BAND AID RELIEF PROJECT. HE CALLED MIDGE URE FROM ULTRAVOX, AND TOGETHER THEY CO-WROTE THE SONG, ‘DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS’’ CO-FOUNDED PLANET 24, A TELEVISION PRODUCTION COMPANY THAT HAS MADE SUCH PROGRAMS AS THE BIG BREAKFAST, THE WORD AND SURVIVOR.

1957 – LEE THOMPSON, SAX, VOCALS, MADNESS

1985 – NICOLA ROBERTS, VOCALS, GIRLS ALOUD,

 

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