THURSDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2012
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THURSDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2012

1968, DURING A BEATLES RECORDING SESSION AT ABBEY ROAD SIX SAXOPHONISTS RECORDED PARTS FOR ‘SAVOY TRUFFLE’ FOR THE FORTHCOMING WHITE ALBUM. GEORGE HARRISON DISTORTED THE SAXOPHONES TO GET THE DESIRED SOUND.

1974, JOHN DENVER WAS AT NO.1 ON THE UK SINGLES CHART WITH ‘ANNIE’S SONG.’ THE SONG WAS A TRIBUTE TO HIS WIFE AND WAS WRITTEN IN 10 MINUTES WHILE HE WAS ON A SKI LIFT.

1986, MADONNA WAS AT NO.1 ON THE UK SINGLES CHART WITH THE TITLE TRACK FROM HER ALBUM. ‘TRUE BLUE’ HER THIRD UK NO.1. THE TITLE CAME FROM A FAVORITE EXPRESSION OF HER THEN HUSBAND SEAN PENN AND WAS A DIRECT TRIBUTE TO HIM.

1991, APPLE COMPUTERS SETTLED A LAWSUIT LAUNCHED BY THE BEATLES’ RECORD COMPANY, APPLE CORPORATION, OVER NAME AND LOGO RIGHTS. THE COMPUTER COMPANY REPORTEDLY PAID $29 MILLION TO SETTLE THE SUIT.

2003, MOJO MAGAZINE READERS VOTED THE STUDIO SESSION FOR ELVIS PRESLEY’S DEBUT SINGLE ‘THAT’S ALL RIGHT’ THE MOST PIVOTAL MOMENT IN ROCK HISTORY. BOB DYLAN’S SWITCH FROM ACOUSTIC TO ELECTRIC GUITARS IN 1965 CAME SECOND, AND ‘WHITE RIOT, THE DEBUT SINGLE BY THE CLASH RELEASED IN 1977 WAS VOTED THIRD.

2005, FREDDIE MERCURY’S 1974 ROLLS ROYCE SILVER SHADOW WAS OFFERED FOR AUCTION ON EBAY BY HIS SISTER, KASHMIRA COOKE, WHO HAD INHERITED THE CAR FROM HIM. THE LUXURY VEHICLE HAD NOT APPEARED IN PUBLIC SINCE 2002, WHEN IT HAD BEEN USED TO TRANSPORT THE BULSA 2009, 54-YEAR-OLD JO WOOD, WIFE OF THE ROLLING STONES’ RONNIE WOOD, WAS GRANTED A DIVORCE AFTER 24 YEARS OF MARRIAGE ON THE GROUNDS OF ADULTERY. THE COUPLE SPLIT IN 2008 AFTER THE GUITARIST, 64, BEGAN A RELATIONSHIP WITH A 20-YEAR-OLD WOMAN

2005, FREDDIE MERCURY’S 1974 ROLLS ROYCE SILVER SHADOW WAS OFFERED FOR AUCTION ON EBAY BY HIS SISTER, KASHMIRA COOKE, WHO HAD INHERITED THE CAR FROM HIM. THE LUXURY VEHICLE HAD NOT APPEARED IN PUBLIC SINCE 2002, WHEN IT HAD BEEN USED TO TRANSPORT THE BULSARA FAMILY TO THE PREMIERE OF THE QUEEN STAGE MUSICAL WE WILL ROCK YOU. IT CAME WITH A BOX OF KLEENEX MANSIZE TISSUES LEFT IN THE CAR BY FREDDIE.

 

BORN TODAY

1946 – GARY MALLABER, DRUMS, STEVE MILLER BAND

1950 – ANDREW WOOLFOLK, SAX, EARTH WIND AND FIRE,

1949 – DARYL HALL, SINGER, SONGWRITER,

1957 – BLAIR CUNNINGHAM, DRUMS, HAIRCUT 100,

THERE’S A GUY WORKS DOWN THE CHIP SHOP SWEARS HE’S ELVIS” WAS KIRSTY MACCOLL‘S FIRST HIT SINGLE, CHARTING IN THE UK AT #14 IN 1981, AND REMAINING IN THE CHARTS FOR NINE WEEKS.

IT REACHED #9 IN THE IRISH CHARTS. A PROMOTIONAL VERSION WAS RELEASED IN THE USA WHICH REFERENCED A TRUCK STOP AS OPPOSED TO THE VERY BRITISH CHIP SHOP, BUT THIS WAS ONLY AVAILABLE TO DJS AND DID NOT GET A FULL RELEASE. THERE

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