WEDNESDAY 17TH OCTOBER 2012
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WEDNESDAY 17TH OCTOBER 2012

THE FORGOTTEN SONG

LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH – STEPHEN STILLS

“LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH” IS A 1970 SINGLE BY FOLK ROCKER STEPHEN STILLS. THE FIRST RELEASE FROM HIS SOLO DEBUT STEPHEN STILLS,
STILLS WROTE THE SONG AFTER BEING INSPIRED BY THE TAG LINE — “IF YOU CAN’T BE WITH THE ONE YOU LOVE, LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH” WHICH WAS A FREQUENT REMARK BY MUSICIAN BILLY PRESTON. STILLS ASKED HIM FOR PERMISSION TO USE THE LINE IN A SONG AND PRESTON AGREED IMMEDIATELY.

1964, MANFRED MANN STARTED A TWO WEEK RUN AT NO.1 ON THE US SINGLES CHART WITH ‘DO WAH DIDDY DIDDY’, POSSIBLY THE FIRST NO.1 WITH A NONSENSE SONG TITLE. ALSO A NO.1 IN THE UK, THE SONG WAS FIRST RELEASED BY THE US GROUP THE EXCITERS.

1973, THE ROLLING STONES PERFORMED TWO SHOWS AT FORET NATIONALE, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, AS PART OF A TOUR OF THE UK AND EUROPE. OPENING FOR THE TOUR’S SHOWS WERE BILLY PRESTON AND AMERICAN GROUP KRACKER, THE FIRST BAND TO BE SIGNED TO ROLLING STONES RECORDS. BOBBY KEYS DIDN’T SHOW UP FOR THE CONCERT, WHICH RESULTED IN HIM BEING BANNED BY MICK JAGGER FROM FUTURE ROLLING STONES TOURS UNTIL 1989, WITH OCCASIONAL EXCEPTIONS. ACCORDING TO LEGEND BOBBY MISSED THE GIG DUE TO HIM FILLING A HOTEL BATHTUB WITH DOM PERIGNON CHAMPAGNE AND DRINKING MOST OF IT

1987, THE BEE GEES BECAME THE ONLY GROUP TO HAVE A UK NO.1 SINGLE IN EACH OF THE THREE DECADES, (60’S, 70’S & 80’S), WHEN ‘YOU WIN AGAIN’ WENT TO NO.1 ON THE UK SINGLES CHART. THE BROTHERS FIFTH AND LAST NO.1

1992, TASMIN ARCHERS DEBUT SINGLE ‘SLEEPING SATELLITE’ WAS AT NO.1 IN THE UK, THE ENGLISH SINGER, SONGWRITERS ONLY NO.1. ARCHER WROTE THE SONG IN THE LATE 1980S ABOUT THE MOON LANDINGS IN 1969, BUT IT WAS ONLY WHEN ARCHER GOT A RECORD DEAL THAT THE SONG SAW THE LIGHT OF DAY.

1999, IT WAS REPORTED THAT MICHAEL JACKSON HAD PLAYED A SECRET GIG AT A MARTIAL ARTS EXHIBITION IN BARNSTAPLE, ENGLAND. THE MAN WHO HAD ARRIVED IN THE WHITE STRETCH LIMO WAS NAVI, A LONDONER WHO CLAIMS TO BE THE WORLD’S NUMBER ONE JAKO IMPERSONATOR.

2008, FOUR TOPS SINGER LEVI STUBBS DIED AT HIS DETROIT HOME, AGED 72. STUBBS HAD BEEN IN ILL HEALTH SINCE BEING DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER IN 1995 AND A STROKE AND OTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS LED HIM TO STOP TOURING IN 2000. THE GROUP SIGNED WITH MOTOWN RECORDS IN 1963 AND PRODUCED 20 TOP 40 HITS OVER THE FOLLOWING 10 YEARS, MAKING MUSIC HISTORY WITH OTHER ACTS IN BERRY GORDY’S MOTOWN STABLE.

BORN TODAY

 1934 – RICO RODRIGUES, THE SPECIALS,

1935 – MICHAEL EAVIS, THE FARMER WHOSE LAND IS USED TO HOLD GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL, THE FIRST BEING IN 1970 WITH T REX HEADLINING TO A CROWD OF 1500.

1941, ALAN HOWARD, BASS, THE TREMELOES

1972 – EMINEM, US RAPPER, (MARSHALL BRUCE MATHERS III),

1946 – JIM TUCKER, GUITAR, THE TURTLES

1958 – ALAN JACKSON, US SINGER,

1967 – RENE DIF, AQUA

1968 – ZIGGY MARLEY, ZIGGY MARLEY & THE MELODY MAKERS, (1988 UK NO.22 SINGLE ‘TOMORROW PEOPLE’). HIS FATHER LATE BOB MARLEY HAD HIS LAST HAIRCUT THE YEAR ZIGGY WAS BORN. AQUA

1972 – WYCLEF JEAN, THE FUGEES,

 

 

 

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