MONDAY 16TH JULY 2012
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MONDAY 16TH JULY 2012

MOONLIGHTING – LEO SAYER

LEO SAYER (BORN GERARD HUGH SAYER)IS A BRITISH SINGER-SONGWRITER, MUSICIAN, AND ENTERTAINER WHOSE SINGING CAREER HAS SPANNED FOUR DECADES.

HIS FIRST SEVEN HIT SINGLES IN THE UK ALL REACHED THE TOP 10 – A FEAT FIRST REGISTERED BY HIS ONE-TIME MANAGER, ADAM FAITH.

MOONLIGHTING WAS A POPULAR SINGLE ABOUT A YOUNG COUPLE ELOPING TO BE MARRIED AT GRETNA GREEN RECORDED BY LEO SAYER.

WRITTEN BY SAYER AND FRANK FARRELL AND CO-PRODUCED BY ADAM FAITH, “MOONLIGHTING” MADE NUMBER 2 ON THE UK SINGLES CHART IN SEPTEMBER 1975.THE SONG IS FEATURED ON SAYER’S ALBUM, ANOTHER YEAR.

1966, JACK BRUCE, GINGER BAKER AND ERIC CLAPTON FORMED CREAM, THE THREE PIECE GROUP ONLY LASTED 2 YEARS, LEAVING BEHIND SOME CLASSIC RECORDINGS INCLUDING ‘SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE,’ ‘BADGE,’ ‘STRANGE BREW,’ AND ‘WHITE ROOM.’

1981, US SINGER-SONGWRITER HARRY CHAPIN, WHO HAD SUCCESS IN THE 70S WITH ‘TAXI’, ‘W-O-L-D’ AND A NO. 1 ‘CAT’S IN THE CRADLE’, IS KILLED AGED 38 SUFFERING A CARDIAC ARREST WHILE DRIVING ON A NEW YORK EXPRESSWAY. HIS CAR IS HIT FROM BEHIND BY A TRACTOR-TRAILER, CAUSING THE GAS TANK TO EXPLODE

2007, THREE MASKED MEN, CARRYING SLEDGEHAMMERS AND CROWBARS, BROKE INTO THE HOME OF FORMER ATOMIC KITTEN SINGER KERRY KATONA AND ESCAPED WITH GOODS INCLUDING THE SINGERS BMW M5 SPORTS CAR, TWO LAPTOPS, TWO GAMING MACHINES AND TWO TELEVISIONS. THE ROBBERS HELD A KNIFE TO THE NECK OF THE FORMER POP STAR DURING THE RAID ON HER HOME IN WILMSLOW, CHESHIRE.

2000, THE CORRS PRESENTED A PETITION TO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION DEMANDING LEGISLATION TO END PIRACY ON THE INTERNET. THE MANIC STREET PREACHERS AND THE SPICE GIRLS ALSO ADDED THEIR NAMES TO THE PETITION.

2007, THE WHITE STRIPES PLAYED THEIR ‘SHORTEST LIVE SHOW EVER’ AT GEORGE STREET, ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA. JACK WHITE PLAYED A SINGLE C# NOTE ACCOMPANIED BY A BASS DRUM/CRASH CYMBAL HIT FROM MEG. AT THE END OF THE SHOW, JACK ANNOUNCED, “WE HAVE NOW OFFICIALLY PLAYED IN EVERY PROVINCE AND TERRITORY IN CANADA.” THEY THEN LEFT THE STAGE AND PERFORMED A FULL SHOW LATER THAT NIGHT IN ST JOHN’S.

2009, A STAGE BEING BUILT IN FRANCE FOR A CONCERT BY MADONNA COLLAPSED, KILLING TWO WORKERS AND INJURING SIX OTHERS. TECHNICIANS HAD BEEN SETTING UP THE STAGE AT THE VELODROME STADIUM IN MARSEILLE WHEN THE PARTIALLY-BUILT ROOF FELL IN, BRINGING DOWN A CRANE. MADONNA WAS PERFORMING ON HER STICKY AND SWEET TOUR IN UDINE, ITALY, WHEN SHE RECEIVED NEWS OF THE INCIDENT AND WAS SAID TO BE “DEVASTATED” BY THE NEWS.

BORN TODAY

1940 – TONY JACKSON, BASS, VOCALS, THE SEARCHERS
1941, BORN ON THIS DAY, DESMOND DEKKER, JAMAICAN SINGER
1952, BORN ON THIS DAY, STEWART COPELAND, (AKA KLARK KENT), DRUMMER, CURVED AIR, AND THEN WITH THE  POLICE
1947, BORN ON THIS DAY, THOMAS BOGGS, DRUMS, THE BOX TOPS,

 

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