WEDNESDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER 2012
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WEDNESDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER 2012

1967, FILMING CONTINUED FOR THE BEATLES MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR. THE BUS HEADED FOR WIDECOMBE ON THE MOOR, WHERE A LOCAL FAIR WAS BEING HELD BUT THE BUS DRIVER (ALF MANDERS) TOOK A SHORTCUT TO BYPASS HEAVY TRAFFIC AND ENDED UP STUCK ON A BRIDGE, THE COACH ENDED UP HAVING TO DRIVE IN REVERSE FOR A […]

1967, FILMING CONTINUED FOR THE BEATLES MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR. THE BUS HEADED FOR WIDECOMBE ON THE MOOR, WHERE A LOCAL FAIR WAS BEING HELD BUT THE BUS DRIVER (ALF MANDERS) TOOK A SHORTCUT TO BYPASS HEAVY TRAFFIC AND ENDED UP STUCK ON A BRIDGE, THE COACH ENDED UP HAVING TO DRIVE IN REVERSE FOR A HALF-MILE BEFORE IT COULD TURN AROUND. THEY THEN HEAD FOR PLYMOUTH, FOLLOWED BY A 20-CAR CONVOY OF JOURNALISTS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS.

1989, AEROSMITH RELEASED ‘PUMP’ THEIR TENTH STUDIO ALBUM WHICH FEATURED THE HIT SINGLES: ‘LOVE IN AN ELEVATOR’, ‘THE OTHER SIDE’ AND ‘JANIE’S GOT A GUN’. AEROSMITH FOUND THEMSELVES IN LAW SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS AFTER A SMALL ROCK BAND NAMED PUMP SUED AEROSMITH’S MANAGEMENT COMPANY FOR SERVICE MARK INFRINGEMENT. AEROSMITH WON THE CASE.

1992, MIKE OLDFIELD STARTED A TWO-WEEK RUN AT NO.1 ON THE UK CHART WITH ‘TUBULAR BELLS II’.

1997, FOUNDER OF THE POLAR MUSIC RECORD LABEL, SONGWRITER, PRODUCER AND ABBA’S MANAGER STIG ANDERSON DIED OF A HEART ATTACK. ANDERSON CO-WROTE SOME OF ABBA’S BIGGEST HITS, SUCH AS ‘WATERLOO’, ‘MAMMA MIA’, ‘S.O.S’, ‘FERNANDO’, ‘DANCING QUEEN’, ‘KNOWING ME, KNOWING YOU’ AND ‘THE NAME OF THE GAME.’ HIS FUNERAL WAS BROADCAST LIVE ON SWEDISH TELEVISION AN HONOUR OTHERWISE ONLY RESERVED FOR DISTINGUISHED STATESMEN OR ROYALTY.

2003, JOHNNY CASH, US SINGER SONGWRITER DIED OF RESPIRATORY FAILURE AGED 71. ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL MUSICIANS OF THE 20TH CENTURY, KNOWN AS “THE MAN IN BLACK.” HE TRADITIONALLY STARTED HIS CONCERTS BY SAYING, “HELLO, I’M JOHNNY CASH.” HAD THE 1969 US NO.2 & UK NO.4 SINGLE ‘A BOY NAMED SUE’, PLUS 11 OTHER US TOP 40 SINGLES. CASH ALSO HAD HIS OWN US TV SHOW IN LATE 60’S EARLY 70’S.

2007, THE SURVIVING MEMBERS OF LED ZEPPELIN ANNOUNCED THEY WOULD REFORM FOR A STAR-STUDDED TRIBUTE CONCERT IN LONDON. ROBERT PLANT, JIMMY PAGE AND JOHN PAUL JONES WOULD PLAY AT A SHOW TO REMEMBER THE LATE ATLANTIC RECORDS FOUNDER AHMET ERTEGUN. THE PLACE OF LED ZEPPELIN DRUMMER JOHN BONHAM, WHO DIED IN 1980, WOULD BE TAKEN BY HIS SON JASON. THE ONE-OFF CONCERT, THE TRIO’S FIRST PERFORMANCE FOR 19 YEARS, WOULD TAKE PLACE AT THE O2 ARENA IN LONDON ON 26TH NOVEMBER WITH TICKETS COSTING £125.

BORN TODAY

1943 – MARIA MULDAUR, US SINGER, SONGWRITER
1944 – BARRY WHITE, SOUL SINGER & PRODUCER. DIED FROM KIDNEY FAILURE ON 4TH JULY 2003 AGED 58.
1952 – GERRY BECKLEY, AMERICA
1952, BORN ON THIS DAY, NEIL PEART, DRUMMER, RUSH
1956, BORN ON THIS DAY, BARRY ANDREWS, KEYBOARDS, XTC
1956, BORN ON THIS DAY, BRIAN ROBERTSON, GUITAR, THIN LIZZY,
1981, BORN ON THIS DAY, JENNIFER HUDSON, ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING AMERICAN ACTRESS AND SINGER. ONE OF THE FINALISTS ON THE THIRD SEASON OF AMERICAN IDOL, SHE WENT ON TO STAR AS EFFIE WHITE IN THE 2006 MOTION PICTURE MUSICAL DREAMGIRLS.

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