TUESDAY 19TH JUNE 2012
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TUESDAY 19TH JUNE 2012

MESSAGE OF LOVE –  THE PRETENDERS #11 FEBRUARY 1981 THE PRETENDERS ARE AN ENGLISH–AMERICAN ROCK BAND FORMED IN HEREFORD, ENGLAND IN MARCH 1978. THE BAND HAS EXPERIENCED DRUG-RELATED DEATHS OF THE MEMBERS, AND NUMEROUS SUBSEQUENT PERSONNEL CHANGES HAVE TAKEN PLACE OVER THE YEARS, WITH CHRISSIE HYNDE AS THE SOLE CONTINUAL MEMBER. EXTENDED PLAY IS THE […]


MESSAGE OF LOVE –  THE PRETENDERS
#11 FEBRUARY 1981

THE PRETENDERS ARE AN ENGLISH–AMERICAN ROCK BAND FORMED IN HEREFORD, ENGLAND IN MARCH 1978.

THE BAND HAS EXPERIENCED DRUG-RELATED DEATHS OF THE MEMBERS, AND NUMEROUS SUBSEQUENT PERSONNEL CHANGES HAVE TAKEN PLACE OVER THE YEARS, WITH CHRISSIE HYNDE AS THE SOLE CONTINUAL MEMBER.

EXTENDED PLAY IS THE TITAL OF AN EP RELEASED BY NEW WAVE BAND THE PRETENDERS.

THIS EP WAS RELEASED MAINLY IN THE USA, NOT IN THE UK. IN THE UK THE TRACKS WERE RELEASED AS THE SINGLES “MESSAGE OF LOVE” B/W “PORCELAIN” AND “TALK OF THE TOWN” B/W “CUBAN SLIDE

“MESSAGE OF LOVE” AND “TALK OF THE TOWN” WERE INCLUDED ON THEIR SECOND ALBUM RELEASED LATER IN THE YEAR. “PORCELAIN” AND “CUBAN SLIDE”.

1965, THE FOUR TOPS WENT TO NO.1 ON THE US SINGLES CHART WITH ‘I CAN’T HELP MYSELF’. LEAD SINGER LEVI STUBBS HAD NOT BEEN SATISFIED WITH THE RECORDING SESSION AND WAS PROMISED THAT HE COULD DO IT AGAIN THE FOLLOWING DAY, BUT NO OTHER SESSION EVER TOOK PLACE. THE TRACK THAT BECAME A HIT WAS JUST THE SECOND TAKE OF THE SONG.

1968, THE ROLLING STONES SCORED THEIR SEVENTH UK NO.1 SINGLE WHEN ‘JUMPIN JACK FLASH’ HIT THE TOP OF THE CHARTS. KEITH RICHARDS HAS STATED THAT HE AND JAGGER WROTE THE LYRICS WHILE STAYING AT RICHARDS’ COUNTRY HOUSE, WHERE THEY WERE AWOKEN ONE MORNING BY THE SOUND OF GARDENER JACK DYER WALKING PAST THE WINDOW. WHEN JAGGER ASKED WHAT THE NOISE WAS, RICHARDS RESPONDED: “OH, THAT’S JACK – THAT’S JUMPIN’ JACK.”

1976, FUTURE SMITHS SINGER STEVE MORRISSEY HAD A LETTER PUBLISHED IN THIS WEEKS MUSIC MAGAZINE RECORD MIRROR AND DISC ASKING THE EDITOR WHY THE PAPER HAD NOT INCLUDED ANY STORIES ON THE SEX PISTOLS.

2007, LAWYERS FOR BRITNEY SPEARS DEMANDED A FLORIDA RADIO STATION REMOVE “OFFENSIVE” ADVERTISEMENTS, WHICH FEATURED HER WITH A SHAVED HEAD. THE WFLZ BILLBOARDS INCLUDED THE SLOGANS “TOTAL NUT JOBS”, “SHOCK THERAPY” AND “CERTIFIABLE”, WHICH RAN ACROSS PICTURES OF A BALD SPEARS. LAW FIRM LAVELY AND SINGER DEMANDED THE “IMMEDIATE REMOVAL” OF THE BANNERS IN A LETTER TO THE STATION. SPEARS WAS PHOTOGRAPHED SHAVING HER OWN HEAD IN A CALIFORNIAN HAIR SALON EARLIER THIS YEAR.

2011, AMY WINEHOUSE WAS BOOED BY CROWDS IN SERBIA’S CAPITAL BELGRADE AFTER APPEARING TO BE TOO DRUNK TO PERFORM. THE CONCERT – THE FIRST ON THE SINGERS 12-DAY EUROPEAN TOUR, SAW WINEHOUSE MUMBLE HER WAY THROUGH PARTS OF SONGS, LEAVE THE STAGE ALTOGETHER AND AT ONE POINT SHE THREW HER MICROPHONE TO THE FLOOR. SHE WAS FREQUENTLY BOOED BY THE CROWD, WHO HAD PAID UP TO £45 TO SEE HER IN A COUNTRY IN WHICH WAGES ARE SOME OF THE LOWEST IN EUROPE.

 

BORN ON THIS DAY

1936 – TOMMY DEVITO, THE FOUR SEASONS

1948 – NICK DRAKE UK SINGER, SONGWRITER

1951 – ANN WILSON, VOCALS, HEART

1959 – -MARK DEBARGE, DEBARGE,

1963 – PAULA ABDUL, SINGER, DANCER,

1963 – SIMON WRIGHT, DRUMMER, AC/DC, JOINED IN 1983. JOINED DIO IN 1989.

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