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I SURRENDER – RAINBOW #3 JAN 1981 DIFFICULT TO CURE IS THE FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM BY THE BRITISH ROCK BAND, RAINBOW, AND WAS RELEASED IN 1981. THE ALBUM MARKED THE FURTHER COMMERCIALIZATION OF THE BAND’S SOUND WITH BLACKMORE ONCE DESCRIBING AT THE TIME LIKING FOR THE ROCK BAND, FOREIGNER. THE ALBUM MATERIAL WAS STARTED WITH […]

I SURRENDER – RAINBOW

#3 JAN 1981

DIFFICULT TO CURE IS THE FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM BY THE BRITISH ROCK BAND, RAINBOW, AND WAS RELEASED IN 1981. THE ALBUM MARKED THE FURTHER COMMERCIALIZATION OF THE BAND’S SOUND WITH BLACKMORE ONCE DESCRIBING AT THE TIME LIKING FOR THE ROCK BAND, FOREIGNER.

THE ALBUM MATERIAL WAS STARTED WITH GRAHAM BONNET STILL IN THE BAND, GETTING AS FAR AS RECORDING AN EARLY VERSION OF “I SURRENDER”, BEFORE BONNET LEFT THE BAND DUE TO HIS DISSATISFACTION OVER THE MATERIAL. AMERICAN SINGER JOE LYNN TURNER, FORMERLY OF FANDANGO WAS RECRUITED AND SANG OVER BACKINGS ALREADY COMPLETED. TURNER STATED THAT, BECAUSE OF THIS, HE WAS SINGING IN HIGHER KEYS THAN HE WOULD DO NORMALLY (AND WOULD DO SUBSEQUENTLY)

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1958, JERRY LEE LEWIS ARRIVED AT LONDON’S HEATHROW AIRPORT TO BEGIN HIS FIRST BRITISH TOUR, ALONG WITH HIS NEW BRIDE, 14 YEAR OLD THIRD COUSIN, MYRA. ALTHOUGH ADVISED NOT TO MENTION IT, LEWIS ANSWERED ALL QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS PRIVATE LIFE. THE PUBLIC’S SHOCK OVER LEWIS’ MARRIAGE MARKS THE START OF A CONTROVERSY LEADING TO HIS BRITISH TOUR BEING CANCELLED AFTER JUST 3 OF THE SCHEDULED 37 PERFORMANCES.

1976, WINGS STARTED A FIVE WEEK RUN AT NO.1 ON THE US SINGLES CHART WITH ‘SILLY LOVE SONGS’, MCCARTNEY’S FIFTH US NO.1 SINCE LEAVING THE BEATLES. IT MADE NO.2 IN THE UK

2000, TRAVIS SWEPT THE BOARD AT THE IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS. SINGER FRAN HEALY WON TWO AWARDS FOR BEST CONTEMPORARY SONG FOR THE SINGLE ‘WHY DOES IT ALWAYS RAIN ON ME” AND SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR FOR THE TRAVIS ALBUM ‘THE MAN WHO.’

2002, ADAM ANT APPEARED AT THE OLD BAILEY IN LONDON CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF AN IMITATION FIREARM. ANT, (STUART GODDARD) HAD BEEN ARRESTED IN JANUARY AFTER AN ALTERCATION AT THE PRINCE OF WALES PUB IN LONDON WHEN A BOUNCER REFUSED TO LET HIM IN.

2004, MORRISSEY APPEARED AT THE M.E.N. ARENA MANCHESTER, ENGLAND ON HIS 45TH BIRTHDAY. IT WAS MORRISSEY’S RETURN TO HIS HOME CITY MANCHESTER AFTER AN ABSENCE OF 12 YEARS AND THE 18000 TICKETS SOLD OUT IN ONLY 90 MINUTES. DURING THE SET MORRISSEY PERFORMED FIVE SMITHS SONGS.

 2011, FOUR DEAD DOGS IN ‘SEALED CONTAINERS’ WERE FOUND IN THE TENNESSEE HOME OF FORMER KISS GUITARIST VINNIE VINCENT DURING AN INVESTIGATION THAT LED TO HIS ARREST ON CHARGES OF ASSAULTING HIS WIFE.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1950, BERNIE TAUPIN, ELTON JOHN’S LONG-TIME SONG WRITING PARTNER. ROD STEWART, CHER, THE MOTELS, JOHN WAITE, STARSHIP AND ALICE COOPER HAVE ALL RECORDED HIS SONGS.

1954 – JERRY DAMMERS, FOUNDER MEMBER AND KEYBOARD PLAY WITH THE SPECIALS,

1955 – IVA DAVIS, ICEHOUSE

1955 – MARY BLACK, IRISH SINGER

1959 – STEVEN MORRISSEY, VOCALS, SONGWRITER, THE SMITHS,

1967 – DAN ROBERTS, BASS, CRASH TEST DUMMIES

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