WEDNESDAY 13TH JUNE 2012
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WEDNESDAY 13TH JUNE 2012

I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU THE TOURISTS #4 NOVEMBER 1979 THE TOURISTS WERE A UK ROCK AND POP BAND, BUT ARE BETTER KNOWN FOR TWO OF THEIR MEMBERS (ANNIE LENNOX AND DAVID A. STEWART WHO WENT ON TO ACHIEVE GREAT SUCCESS AS EURYTHMICS. THE BAND FORMED AROUND A NUCLEUS OF TWO MUSICIANS FROM […]

I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU
THE TOURISTS

#4 NOVEMBER 1979

THE TOURISTS WERE A UK ROCK AND POP BAND, BUT ARE BETTER KNOWN FOR TWO OF THEIR MEMBERS (ANNIE LENNOX AND DAVID A. STEWART WHO WENT ON TO ACHIEVE GREAT SUCCESS AS EURYTHMICS. THE BAND FORMED AROUND A NUCLEUS OF TWO MUSICIANS FROM SUNDERLAND IN NORTH-EAST ENGLAND, PEET COOMBES AND DAVE STEWART.

PEET COOMBES WAS A GUITARIST SINGER-SONGWRITER, WHILE DAVE STEWART, ALSO A GUITARIST, HAD BEEN A MEMBER OF THE FOLK ROCK BAND, LONGDANCER, WHO WERE SIGNED TO ELTON JOHN’S ROCKET RECORDS LABEL.

THE TWO MOVED TO LONDON AND ENCOUNTERED SCOTTISH SINGER ANNIE LENNOX WHO HAD DROPPED OUT OF HER COURSE AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC,

FORMING A BAND IN 1975, THE THREE OF THEM INITIALLY CALLED THEMSELVES THE CATCH,

BY 1977, THEY HAD RECHRISTENED THEMSELVES THE TOURISTS.

1969, THE ROLLING STONES HELD A PHOTO CALL IN HYDE PARK TO INTRODUCE NEW GUITARIST MICK TAYLOR. THE 20 YEAR-OLD FORMER JOHN MAYALL’S BLUESBREAKERS MEMBER MADE HIS LIVE DEBUT WITH THE STONES THE FOLLOWING MONTH AT A FREE CONCERT AT HYDE PARK LONDON.

1975, PETER FRAMPTON PLAYED THE FIRST OF TWO NIGHTS AT THE WINTERLAND BALLROOM, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. RECORDINGS FROM THESE TWO SHOWS WERE USED AS PART OF HIS #1 DOUBLE ALBUM ‘FRAMPTON COMES ALIVE

1988, THE BIGGEST CHARITY ROCK CONCERT SINCE LIVE AID THREE YEARS EARLIER TOOK PLACE AT LONDON’S WEMBLEY STADIUM, TO DENOUNCE SOUTH AFRICAN APARTHEID. AMONG THE PERFORMERS WERE STING, STEVIE WONDER, BRYAN ADAMS, GEORGE MICHAEL, WHITNEY HOUSTON AND DIRE STRAITS. HALF THE MONEY RAISED WENT TOWARDS ANTI-APARTHEID ACTIVITIES IN BRITAIN, THE REST WAS DONATED TO CHILDREN’S CHARITIES IN SOUTHERN AFRICA.

1992, ERASURE STARTED A FIVE-WEEK RUN AT NO.1 IN THE UK WITH THE ‘ABBA-ESQUE EP’. THE RELEASE FEATURED FOUR COVERS OF ABBA HITS AND VINCE CLARK & ANDY BELL DRESSED UP AS THE TWO ABBA GIRLS FOR THE VIDEOS.

2000, 37-YEAR-OLD SUSAN E SANTODONATO COLLAPSED AND DIED OF A HEART ATTACK OUTSIDE NEW YORK RADIO STATION STAR 105.7. AFTER A BRITNEY SPEARS IMPERSONATOR LEFT THE BUILDING. A CROWD HAD GATHERED AFTER A DJ CLAIMED BRITNEY SPEARS WAS IN THE STUDIO.

2000, A ROADIE WHO WORKED FOR THE SPICE GIRLS, OASIS, ELTON JOHN AND WHITNEY HOUSTON WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH SMUGGLING MILLIONS OF POUNDS WORTH OF ECSTASY INTO THE UK.

2003, FORMER EAST 17 MEMBER BRIAN HARVEY WAS CLEARED OF DRUGS CHARGES AFTER THE PROSECUTION’S KEY WITNESS REFUSED TO GIVE EVIDENCE AND LEFT THE UK FOR SPAIN. HARVEY HAD BEEN ARRESTED AFTER A NEWS OF THE WORLD INVESTIGATION AND CHARGED WITH POSSESSING AND SUPPLYING COCAINE.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1934, BORN ON THIS DAY, URIEL JONES, SESSION DRUMMER FOR MOTOWN RECORDS’ IN-HOUSE STUDIO BAND, THE FUNK BROTHERS, DURING THE 1960S AND EARLY 1970S. JONES PLAYED ON MANY MOTOWN CLASSICS DIED ON 24TH MARCH 2009.

BORN ON THIS DAY, DENNIS LOCORRIERE, GUITAR, DR HOOK,
1951 – HOWARD LEES, HEART
1976 –  JASON BROWN, VOCALS, FIVE
1968 – DAVID GRAY, UK SINGER, SONGWRITER.
1968, BORN ON THIS DAY, DENEICE PEARSON, 5 STAR,
1981, BORN ON THIS DAY, KYMBERLEY MARSH, SINGER, HEAR’SAY, QUIT THE GROUP IN 2002. NOW AN ACTRESS.

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