TUESDAY 24TH JULY 2012
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TUESDAY 24TH JULY 2012

BLUE GUITAR
JUSTIN HAYWARD AND JOHN LODGE
#8 OCT 1975  

 JOHN CHARLES IS AN ENGLISH MUSICIAN, BEST KNOWN AS BASS GUITARIST, VOCALIST, AND SONGWRITER OF THE LONGSTANDING GROUP, THE MOODY BLUES.

HE HAS ALSO WORKED AS A RECORD PRODUCER AND  HAS COLLABORATED BOTH WITH HIS BANDMATES IN THE MOODY BLUES, AND WITH OTHER MUSICIANS OUTSIDE THE BAND, AS WELL AS A SUCCESSFUL SOLO CAREER.

IN 1966 AFTER THE MOODY BLUES ORIGINAL BASSIST CLINT WARWICK HAD LEFT THE BAND, LODGE SUCCEEDED  AS THE PERMANENT BASSIST AND VOCALIST,

LODGE’S DISTINCTIVE FALSETTO RANGED FROM A HIGH HARMONIOUS VOICE AND HIS SOLID LEAD VOCALS WERE A MAJOR ASSET TO THE REVISED MOODY BLUES FROM THIS POINT ON.

1976, ELTON JOHN SCORED HIS FIRST UK NUMBER 1 SINGLE WITH ‘DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART’ A DUET WITH KIKI DEE. IT WAS WRITTEN BY ELTON JOHN AND BERNIE TAUPIN UNDER THE PSEUDONYM “ANN ORSON” AND “CARTE BLANCHE” AND WAS ELTON’S FIRST UK NO.1 AFTER 16 TOP 40 HITS. JOHN HAD MET DEE WHEN SHE WAS WORKING AS A BACKING SINGER. JOHN WOULD LATER RE-RECORD THE SONG WITH RUPAUL FOR HIS 1993 ‘DUETS’ ALBUM.

1980, PETER SELLERS, ACTOR, SINGER, DIED OF A HEART ATTACK. (1956 UK NO.9 SINGLE ‘YING TONG SONG’ WITH THE GOONS, 1960 UK NO.4 SINGLE ‘GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME’, WITH SOPHIA LOREN, 1965 UK NO.14 SINGLE ‘A HARD DAY’S NIGHT’).

1984, THE REV. C.L. FRANKLIN DIED, (FATHER OF SOUL SINGER ARETHA FRANKLIN). FRANKLIN WHO WAS AN AMERICAN BAPTIST MINISTER AS WELL AS A CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST HAD BEEN IN A COMA SINCE 1979 AFTER BEING SHOT BY BURGLARS AT HIS HOME IN DETROIT

1997, POLICE GAVE OASIS SINGER LIAM GALLAGHER A FORMAL CAUTION AFTER HE ADMITTED CRIMINAL DAMAGE FOLLOWING AN INCIDENT WITH A CYCLIST IN CAMDEN, NORTH LONDON. GALLAGHER HAD GRABBED THE RIDER FROM THE WINDOW OF HIS CHAUFFEUR DRIVEN CAR AND BROKEN THE MAN’S RAY-BANS SUNGLASSES.

2007, BEYONCE TRIPPED DOWN TWELVE STAIRS WHILE PERFORMING “RING THE ALARM” ON TOUR IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA. VIDEO FROM THE NIGHT OF THE CONCERT CAPTURED HER STEPPING ON HER TRENCH COAT AND THEN TUMBLING HEAD-FIRST DOWN TWELVE STEPS AT THE AMWAY ARENA APPEARED WITHIN HOURS ON YOUTUBE.

2011, FORMER LED ZEPPELIN FRONTMAN ROBERT PLANT JOINED THREE LOCAL MUSICIANS AT A FUNDRAISING CHARITY SHOW IN MONMOUTH WALES, WHERE TICKETS COST £3. THE EVENT WAS A TRIBUTE TO HIS FRIEND, FORMER LED ZEPPELIN PRODUCER PAT MORAN, WHO DIED OF A RARE DEMENTIA IN JANUARY. PLANT DELIGHTED THE SMALL CROWD IN THE MONMOUTHSHIRE TOWN WITH SONGS FROM HIS LED ZEPPELIN DAYS AS WELL AS TUNES FROM HIS SOLO CAREER.

 

BORN TODAY

1944 – JIM ARMSTRONG, THEM
1958 – MICK KARN, BASS, SAX, JAPAN
1961 – GARY CHERONE, VOCALS, EXTREME
1970 – JENNIFER LOPEZ, SINGER, ACTRESS
1947 – ALAN WHITEHEAD, DRUMMER, MARMALADE,

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