Monday 17th September 2012
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Monday 17th September 2012

1931, THE FIRST LONG-PLAYING RECORD, A 33 1/3 RPM RECORDING, WAS DEMONSTRATED AT THE SAVOY PLAZA HOTEL IN NEW YORK BY RCA-VICTOR. THE VENTURE WAS DOOMED TO FAIL HOWEVER DUE TO THE HIGH PRICE OF THE RECORD PLAYERS, WHICH STARTED AROUND $95 (ABOUT $1140 IN TODAY’S DOLLARS) AND WASN’T REVIVED UNTIL 1948. 1967, THE DOORS […]

1931, THE FIRST LONG-PLAYING RECORD, A 33 1/3 RPM RECORDING, WAS DEMONSTRATED AT THE SAVOY PLAZA HOTEL IN NEW YORK BY RCA-VICTOR. THE VENTURE WAS DOOMED TO FAIL HOWEVER DUE TO THE HIGH PRICE OF THE RECORD PLAYERS, WHICH STARTED AROUND $95 (ABOUT $1140 IN TODAY’S DOLLARS) AND WASN’T REVIVED UNTIL 1948.

1967, THE DOORS WERE BANNED FROM THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW AFTER JIM MORRISON BROKE HIS AGREEMENT WITH THE SHOW’S PRODUCERS. MORRISON SAID BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE THAT HE WOULDN’T SING THE WORDS, ‘GIRL, WE COULDN’T GET MUCH HIGHER,’ FROM ‘LIGHT MY FIRE’ BUT DID ANYWAY. THE DOORS ALSO PERFORMED THEIR NEW SINGLE ‘PEOPLE ARE STRANGE.’

1969, MEDIA ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ATLANTIC WERE RUNNING STORIES THAT SAID PAUL MCCARTNEY WAS DEAD. HE WAS SUPPOSEDLY KILLED IN A CAR ACCIDENT IN SCOTLAND ON NOVEMBER 9TH, 1966 AND THAT A DOUBLE HAD BEEN TAKING HIS PLACE FOR PUBLIC APPEARANCES. IN FACT, PAUL AND HIS GIRLFRIEND JANE ASHER WERE ON VACATION IN KENYA AT THE TIME

2000, PAULA YATES WAS FOUND DEAD IN BED FROM A SUSPECTED DRUG OVERDOSE. YATES HAD PRESENTED THE UK MUSIC TV SHOW ‘THE TUBE’ DURING THE 80’S, MARRIED BOB GELDOF AND WAS THE GIRLFRIEND OF INXS SINGER MICHAEL HUTCHENCE.

1999, ENGLISH SINGER FRANKIE VAUGHAN DIED OF HEART FAILURE AGED 71. DURING THE 1950’S HE SCORED TWENTY UK TOP 30 SINGLES INCLUDING THE UK NO.2 ‘GREEN DOOR.’ HE WAS AWARDED AN OBE IN 1965, AND A CBE IN 1996

2011, THE ESTATE OF JIMI HENDRIX GAVE THE GO-AHEAD FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF ARCHIVAL RELEASES NEARLY 41 YEARS TO THE DAY AFTER THE SINGER’S DEATH. THE FOUR NEW PRODUCTS INCLUDED AN EXPANDED VERSION OF HIS LANDMARK WINTERLAND CONCERTS IN 1968, A REVAMP OF A 1972 LIVE COMPILATION, AN UPGRADED DVD OF HIS FINAL U.K. FESTIVAL GIG, AND A DVD REISSUE OF SOME OLD TALK- SHOW APPEARANCES.

BORN TODAY

1923, BORN ON THIS DAY, HANK WILLIAMS, THE BIGGEST EVER US COUNTRY STAR. WILLIAMS DIED IN THE BACKSEAT OF A CADILLAC ON 1ST JANUARY 1953 ON THE WAY TO A GIG

1933, BORN ON THIS DAY, JEANINE DECKERS, THE SINGING NUN, DECKERS DIED ON 29TH MARCH 1985

1962, BORN ON THIS DAY, BAZ LUHRMANN, AUSTRALIAN FILMMAKER, 1999 UK NO.1 SINGLE ‘EVERYBODY’S FREE TO WEAR SUNSCREEN’)

1968, BORN ON THIS DAY, ANASTACIA, US SINGER,

1947, BORN ON THIS DAY, JIM HODDER, DRUMS, STEELY DAN, HE DROWNED AT HIS HOME SWIMMING POOL ON 5TH JUNE 1990.

LAS PALABRAS DE AMOR (THE WORDS OF LOVE) – QUEEN

LAS PALABRAS DE AMOR (THE WORDS OF LOVE)” IS A ROCK BALLAD BY ENGLISH ROCK BAND QUEEN. IT WAS RELEASED AS THE THIRD SINGLE FROM THEIR 1982 ALBUM HOT SPACE. WRITTEN BY GUITARIST BRIAN MAY, THE SONG PROVED MORE POPULAR IN THE UNITED KINGDOM THAN THEIR PREVIOUS SINGLE (“BODY LANGUAGE”), REACHING #17 IN THE UK SINGLES CHART.

THE SONG’S LYRICS WERE WRITTEN BY GUITARIST BRIAN MAY.VOCALS WERE PROVIDED BY LEAD SINGER FREDDIE MERCURY WITH MAY ON THE HIGH HARMONY VOCAL. THE SONG WAS INSPIRED BY THE BAND’S CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH THEIR LATIN-AMERICAN FANS. IT MARKED THE BAND’S FOURTH APPEARANCE ON TOP OF THE POPS

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