MONDAY 18TH JUNE 2012
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MONDAY 18TH JUNE 2012

THE WORD GIRL – SCRITTI POLITTI #6 MAY 1985 “THE WORD GIRL” IS A UK HIT SINGLE FOR ENGLISH SOUL GROUP SCRITTI POLITTI. IT WAS RELEASED IN 1985 AS A SINGLE FROM THE GROUP’S ALBUM, CUPID & PSYCHE 85 THE SONG HAS A SIMILAR SOUND TO MANY OF THE OTHER GROUP’S SONGS, WITH A SMOOTH […]

THE WORD GIRL – SCRITTI POLITTI
#6 MAY 1985

THE WORD GIRL” IS A UK HIT SINGLE FOR ENGLISH SOUL GROUP SCRITTI POLITTI. IT WAS RELEASED IN 1985 AS A SINGLE FROM THE GROUP’S ALBUM, CUPID & PSYCHE 85

THE SONG HAS A SIMILAR SOUND TO MANY OF THE OTHER GROUP’S SONGS, WITH A SMOOTH R&B-INSPIRED SOUND WITH GREEN GARTSIDE’S SOULFUL VOCALS ON TOP. ON RELEASE, THIS SONG BECAME THE BAND’S BIGGEST UK HIT SINGLE, CLIMBING TO #6 ON THE UK CHART.

1948, COLUMBIA RECORDS STARTED THE FIRST MASS PRODUCTION OF THE 33-RPM LONG PLAYER. THE NEW FORMAT COULD CONTAIN A MAXIMUM OF 23 MINUTES OF MUSIC PER SIDE VERSUS THE THREE MINUTES THAT COULD BE SQUEEZED ON TO A 78 RPM DISC.

1964, TOURING AUSTRALIA THE BEATLES PLAYED AT SYDNEY STADIUM IN SYDNEY. THIS WAS PAUL MCCARTNEY’S 22ND BIRTHDAY AND AFTER THE SHOW HIS GUESTS INCLUDED 17 GIRLS WHO WERE WINNERS OF THE DAILY MIRRORS ‘WHY I WOULD LIKE TO BE A GUEST AT A BEATLES BIRTHDAY PARTY’ COMPETITION.

1974, PETER HOORELBEKE DRUMMER WITH US BAND RARE EARTH WAS ARRESTED AFTER A CONCERT FOR THROWING HIS DRUMSTICKS INTO THE CROWD.

1993, A&M RECORDS CHAIRMAN JERRY MOSS AND VICE-CHAIRMAN HERB ALPERT ANNOUNCED THEY WERE LEAVING THE COMPANY THEY FOUNDED MORE THAN 30 YEARS EARLIER. THEY HAD SOLD A&M IN 1990 TO POLYGRAM FOR $500 MILLIION

2000, IT WAS REPORTED THAT SALES OF PIRATE MUSIC CDS HAD NOW EXCEEDED MORE THAN 500 MILLION A YEAR AND ACCOUNTED FOR ONE IN EVERY FIVE SOLD. THE PHONOGRAPHIC INDUSTRY ESTIMATED IT WAS COSTING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY £3 BILLION ($5.1 BILLION) IN LOST SALES.

2002, U2 LOST A BID TO PREVENT THE DEMOLITION OF HANOVER QUAY STUDIO IN DUBLIN.’OVER 8,000 FANS SIGNED AN ONLINE PETITION TO PRESERVE THE STUDIO, WHERE THE GROUP RECORDED ‘ALL THAT YOU CAN’T LEAVE BEHIND’ AND SOME OF THEIR ‘POP’ ALBUM.

2010, JOHN LENNON’S HANDWRITTEN LYRICS TO THE BEATLES SONG ‘A DAY IN THE LIFE’ SOLD FOR $1.2M (£810,000) AT AN AUCTION AT SOTHEBY’S IN NEW YORK. THE DOUBLE-SIDED SHEET OF PAPER WITH NOTES WRITTEN IN FELT MARKER AND BLUE INK ALSO CONTAINED SOME CORRECTIONS AND OTHER NOTES PENNED IN RED INK.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1942 – PAUL MCCARTNEY, THE BEATLES, WINGS, SOLO. THE MOST SUCCESSFUL ROCK COMPOSER OF ALL TIME. FIRST MET JOHN LENNON ON JULY 6TH 1957 WHO WAS IMPRESSED THAT PAUL COULD TUNE A GUITAR.
1953 – JEROME SMITH, GUITARIST, KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND
1957 – TOM BAILEY, VOCALS, KEYBOARDS, THE THOMPSON TWINS
1961 – ALISON MOYET, SINGER, YAZOO
1971 – NATHAN MORRIS, BOYZ II MEN
1963 – DIZZY REED, KEYBOARDS, GUNS N’ ROSES, TOURED AND RECORDED SINCE 1990.

 

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