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WICKED GAME – CHRIS ISAAK #10 NOV 1990 “WICKED GAME” IS A 1989 SONG BY CHRIS ISAAK FROM HIS THIRD STUDIO ALBUM HEART SHAPED WORLD. DESPITE BEING RELEASED AS A SINGLE IN 1989, IT DID NOT BECOME A HIT UNTIL IT WAS LATER FEATURED IN THE DAVID LYNCH FILM WILD AT HEART (1990). LEE CHESNUT, […]

WICKED GAME – CHRIS ISAAK
#10 NOV 1990

WICKED GAME” IS A 1989 SONG BY CHRIS ISAAK FROM HIS THIRD STUDIO ALBUM HEART SHAPED WORLD.

DESPITE BEING RELEASED AS A SINGLE IN 1989, IT DID NOT BECOME A HIT UNTIL IT WAS LATER FEATURED IN THE DAVID LYNCH FILM WILD AT HEART (1990).

LEE CHESNUT, AN ATLANTA RADIO STATION MUSIC DIRECTOR WHO LOVED DAVID LYNCH FILMS, BEGAN PLAYING THE SONG AND IT QUICKLY BECAME A NATIONWIDE TOP TEN HIT IN JANUARY 1991, , MAKING IT THE ONLY HIT SONG OF HIS CAREER IN THE U.S.

1969, BRIAN JONES DROWNED WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS AND ALCOHOL AFTER TAKING A MIDNIGHT SWIM IN HIS POOL, AGED 27. HIS BODY WAS FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POOL BY HIS SWEDISH GIRLFRIEND ANNA WOHLIN. THE CORONER’S REPORT STATED “DEATH BY MISADVENTURE”, AND NOTED HIS LIVER AND HEART WERE HEAVILY ENLARGED BY DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE. JONES WAS ONE OF THE FOUNDING MEMBERS OF THE ROLLING STONES AND IN THE EARLY 60’S USED THE NAME “ELMO LEWIS.”

1971, AMERICAN SINGER, SONGWRITER AND POET, JIM MORRISON OF THE DOORS WAS FOUND DEAD IN A BATHTUB IN PARIS, FRANCE, THE CAUSE OF DEATH WAS GIVEN AS A HEART ATTACK. HE CO-WROTE SOME OF THE GROUP’S BIGGEST HITS, INCLUDING ‘LIGHT MY FIRE’, ‘LOVE ME TWO TIMES’, AND ‘LOVE HER MADLY.’ ON THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH AN ESTIMATED 15,000 FANS GATHERED AT PERE LACHAISE CEMETERY IN PARIS, FRANCE TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS.

1973, ON THE LAST NIGHT OF A 60 DATE TOUR DAVID BOWIE ANNOUNCED HE WAS ABOUT TO RETIRE FROM LIVE PERFORMING, ALTHOUGH IT EVENTUALLY TRANSPIRES THAT ‘ZIGGY STARDUST’ THE STAGE PERSONA IS BEING RETIRED AND NOT BOWIE HIMSELF.

1976 – DURING THE WIMBLEDON LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS, CLIFF RICHARD LAUNCHED INTO A SPONTANEOUS CONCERT, WHERE HE LED SPECTATORS THROUGH SOME OF HIS OLD HITS. IT WAS LATER LEARNED THAT SIR CLIFF HAD PLANNED THE MOMENT AS A PUBLICITY STUNT.

1986, U2 CREW MEMBER GREG CARROLL WAS KILLED IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN DUBLIN WHILE RUNNING AN ERRAND FOR BONO. THE SONG ‘ONE TREE HILL’ ON THE BANDS JOSHUA TREE ALBUM IS DEDICATED TO CARROLL.

2002, A SESSION VIOLINIST SERENADED A HIGH COURT JUDGE DURING A COPYRIGHT BATTLE WORTH AN ESTIMATED £100,000. THE CASE WAS OVER THE RIGHTS TO THE BLUEBELLS VERSION OF ‘YOUNG AT HEART.’ BOBBY VALENTINO WON HIS CASE AS JOINT OWNER OF THE SONG.

 

BORN ON THIS DAY

1949, JOHNNIE WILDER, VOCALS, HEATWAVE,
1950,, DAMON HARRIS, VOCALS, THE TEMPTATIONS
1955, NEIL CLARK, GUITAR, LLOYD COLE AND THE COMMOTION
1957, LAURA BRANIGAN, US SINGER –  DIED OF A BRAIN ANEURYSM 26TH AUG 2004
1960, , VINCE CLARKE, KEYBOARDS, DEPECHE MODE,
1976, SHANE LYNCH, VOCALS, BOYZONE

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