MONDAY 25TH JUNE 2012
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MONDAY 25TH JUNE 2012

  LOVE ME LOVE MY DOG – PETER SHELLY #3 MAR 1975 PETER SHELLEY IS A BRITISH 1970S POP SINGER AND SONGWRITER WHO HAD UK HITS WITH “GEE BABY” AND “LOVE ME LOVE MY DOG”. IN 1973 SHELLEY CO-FOUNDED MAGNET RECORDS. HIS SHELLEY’S ROLE WAS THAT OF DIRECTOR OF A&R. HE WROTE, PRODUCED AND SANG […]

 

LOVE ME LOVE MY DOG – PETER SHELLY
#3 MAR 1975

PETER SHELLEY IS A BRITISH 1970S POP SINGER AND SONGWRITER WHO HAD UK HITS WITH “GEE BABY” AND “LOVE ME LOVE MY DOG”.

IN 1973 SHELLEY CO-FOUNDED MAGNET RECORDS. HIS SHELLEY’S ROLE WAS THAT OF DIRECTOR OF A&R. HE WROTE, PRODUCED AND SANG MAGNET’S FIRST RELEASE “MY COO CA CHOO” WHICH REACHED #2 IN THE UK SINGLES CHART.

HAVING EARLIER APPEARED AS THE ORIGINAL ALVIN STARDUST ON THE LIFT OFF TELEVISION PROGRAMME, SHELLEY WAS SURPRISED WHEN THE RECORD WENT STRAIGHT INTO THE CHART THE FOLLOWING WEEK.

HOWEVER, AS HE HAD NO DESIRE TO BECOME HIS OWN STAGE NAME CREATION, HE DECIDED  THAT IF THIS ACT WAS TO BECOME MORE THAN JUST A ONE-HIT WONDER, THEN A “FACE” WAS REQUIRED TO BE — AND PERFORM — AS ALVIN STARDUST.

THE IDEAL PERSON APPEARED, SHANE FENTON. THE NEW ‘STARDUST’ THEN APPEARED ON BBC TELEVISION’S TOP OF THE POPS JUST AS THE RECORD HAD ENTERED THE TOP 30, BEFORE FINALLY REACHING #2. SHELLEY THEN FOLLOWED UP WITH A STRING OF HITS WITH STARDUST, INCLUDING “JEALOUS MIND” WHICH WENT TO #1 IN THE UK.

 

1966, JACKIE WILSON WAS ARRESTED FOR INCITING A RIOT AND REFUSING TO OBEY A POLICE ORDER AT A NIGHTCLUB IN PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS. WILSON HAD A CROWD OF 400 WHIPPED INTO A FRENZY AND REFUSED TO STOP SINGING WHEN REQUESTED TO DO SO BY POLICE. HE WAS LATER CONVICTED OF DRUNKENNESS AND FINED $30

1969, THE HOLLIES RECORDED ‘HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER’. THE BALLAD WAS WRITTEN BY BOBBY SCOTT AND BOB RUSSELL (WHO WAS DYING OF CANCER OF THE LYMPH NODES). THE PAIR MET IN PERSON ONLY THREE TIMES, BUT MANAGED TO COLLABORATE ON THE SONG. THE TRACK WHICH FEATURES ELTON JOHN ON PIANO WAS RE-RELEASED IN LATE 1988 IN THE UK FOLLOWING ITS USE IN A TELEVISION ADVERTISEMENT FOR MILLER LITE BEER, WHERE IT REACHED NO.1.

1988, DEBBIE GIBSON WENT TO NO.1 ON THE US SINGLES CHART WITH ‘FOOLISH BEAT’, MAKING DEBBIE (AGED 17), THE YOUNGEST FEMALE TO WRITE, PRODUCE AND RECORD A US NO.1 SINGLE. A NO.9 HIT IN THE UK.

2006, NICOLE KIDMAN MARRIED HER SINGER BOYFRIEND KEITH URBAN AT CEREMONY IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. X-MEN ACTOR HUGH JACKMAN, MEDIA MAGNATE RUPERT MURDOCH AND KING KONG ACTRESS NAOMI WATTS WERE AMONG THE GUESTS AT THE SERVICE.

2009, MICHAEL JACKSON DIED AT THE AGE OF 50, AFTER SUFFERING HEART FAILURE AT HIS HOME IN BEVERLY HILLS. JACKSON IS CREDITED FOR TRANSFORMING THE MUSIC VIDEO INTO AN ART FORM AND A PROMOTIONAL TOOL. HIS 1982 THRILLER IS THE WORLD’S BEST-SELLING RECORD OF ALL TIME WITH SALES OF OVER 50 MILLION. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS LIST’S HIM AS ONE OF THE “MOST SUCCESSFUL ENTERTAINER OF ALL TIME”, WITH 13 GRAMMY AWARDS AND 13 NUMBER ONE SINGLES

2009, A SGT PEPPER SOUVENIR POSTER BEARING THE SIGNATURES OF ALL FOUR BEATLES SOLD FOR $52,500 (£31,720) AT A POP MEMORABILIA AUCTION IN NEW YORK CITY.

 

BORN ON THIS DAY

1935, BORN ON THIS DAY, EDDIE FLOYD, US SOUL SINGER

1939, BORN ON THIS DAY, HAROLD MELVIN. HE DIED ON MARCH 24TH 1997

1945, BORN ON THIS DAY, CARLY SIMON, US SINGER, SONGWRITER,

1952, BORN ON THIS DAY, TIM FINN, SINGER, SONGWRITER, SPLIT ENZ, CROWDED HOUSE

1954, BORN ON THIS DAY, DAVID PAICH, VOCALS, KEYBOARDS, TOTO,

1963, BORN ON THIS DAY, GEORGIOS PANAYIOTOU (GEORGE MICHAEL)

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