WEDNESDAY 18TH JULY 2012
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WEDNESDAY 18TH JULY 2012

INVISIBLE TO YOU – MARY COUGHLAN MARY COUGHLAN (BORN 5 MAY 1956, COUNTY GALWAY, IRELAND)IS AN IRISH JAZZ AND FOLK SINGER AND ACTRESS.SHE HAS RECEIVED GREAT ACCLAMATION IN HER NATIVE COUNTRY, FOR HER EMOTIONAL AND HEARTFELT JAZZY MUSICAL RENDITIONS. DUTCH MUSICIAN ERIK VISSER, WHOSE OWN BAND WERE VERY POPULAR IN EUROPE AT THE TIME, BECAME […]

INVISIBLE TO YOU – MARY COUGHLAN

MARY COUGHLAN (BORN 5 MAY 1956, COUNTY GALWAY, IRELAND)IS AN IRISH JAZZ AND FOLK SINGER AND ACTRESS.SHE HAS RECEIVED GREAT ACCLAMATION IN HER NATIVE COUNTRY, FOR HER EMOTIONAL AND HEARTFELT JAZZY MUSICAL RENDITIONS.

DUTCH MUSICIAN ERIK VISSER, WHOSE OWN BAND WERE VERY POPULAR IN EUROPE AT THE TIME, BECAME INTERESTED IN MARY HAVING SEEN HER PERFORM IN DUBLIN HELPED HER TO RECORD HER FIRST ALBUM IN 1984, TIRED AND EMOTIONAL. VISSER WOULD GO ON TO BECOME HER LONG-TERM COLLABORATOR. THE ALBUM SOLD AN UNEXPECTED 100,000 COPIES IN IRELAND, PARTLY DUE TO A MEMORABLE APPEARANCE ON THE LATE LATE SHOW.

 

 

1953, TRUCK DRIVER ELVIS PRESLEY MADE HIS FIRST EVER RECORDING WHEN HE PAID $3.98 AT THE MEMPHIS RECORDING SERVICE SINGING TWO SONGS, ‘MY HAPPINESS’ AND ‘THAT’S WHEN YOUR HEARTACHES BEGIN’. THE SO-CALLED VANITY DISC, WAS A GIFT FOR HIS MOTHER. IT WOULD SURFACE 37 YEARS LATER AS PART OF AN RCA COMPILATION CALLED ‘ELVIS – THE GREAT PERFORMANCES’.

1966, BOBBY FULLER LEADER OF THE BOBBY FULLER FOUR WAS FOUND DEAD IN HIS CAR IN LOS ANGELES AGED 22. FULLER DIED MYSTERIOUSLY FROM GASOLINE ASPHYXIATION, WHILE PARKED OUTSIDE HIS APARTMENT. POLICE LABELLED IT A SUICIDE, BUT THE POSSIBILITY OF FOUL PLAY HAS ALWAYS BEEN MENTIONED.

1969, DURING SESSIONS AT ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS, LONDON, RINGO STARR RECORDED HIS VOCAL TO ‘OCTOPUS’S GARDEN.’ STARR HAD WRITTEN THE SONG WHEN HE ‘QUIT’ THE BEATLES THE PREVIOUS YEAR AND WAS STAYING ON ACTORPETER SELLER’S YACHT IN THE MEDITERRANEAN.
1970, UK BBC RADIO 1 DJ KENNY EVERETT WAS SACKED AFTER HE JOKED ON AIR THAT THE WIFE OF THE CONSERVATIVE TRANSPORT MINISTER MARY PEYTON HAD ‘CRAMMED A FIVER INTO THE EXAMINER’S HAND’, WHEN TAKING HER DRIVING TEST’.

1974, THE US JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ORDERED JOHN LENNON OUT OF THE COUNTRY BY SEPTEMBER 10TH. THE IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE DENIED HIM AN EXTENSION OF HIS NON-IMMIGRANT VISA BECAUSE OF HIS GUILTY PLEA IN ENGLAND TO A 1968 MARIJUANA POSSESSION CHARGE. THE US COURT OF APPEAL WOULD OVERTURN THE DEPORTATION ORDER IN 1975 AND LENNON WAS GRANTED PERMANENT RESIDENT STATUS THE FOLLOWING YEAR.

1988, NICO DIED AFTER SUFFERING A MINOR HEART ATTACK WHILE RIDING A BICYCLE ON HOLIDAY WITH HER SON IN IBIZA SPAIN. THE GERMAN BORN SINGER-SONGWRITER AND KEYBOARD PLAYER WITH VELVET UNDERGROUND, HAD ALSO WORKED AS A FASHION MODEL AND ACTRESS.

1992, BOBBY BROWN MARRIED WHITNEY HOUSTON AT HER NEW JERSEY ESTATE WHO WAS DRESSED IN A $40,000 MARC BOUWER WEDDING GOWN. THOSE IN ATTENDANCE INCLUDED STEVIE WONDER, GLORIA ESTEFAN, NATALIE COLE, PATTI LABELLE AND FREDDIE JACKSON. AFTER YEARS OF MAKING TABLOID HEADLINES, SHE WOULD FILE FOR DIVORCE IN SEPTEMBER, 2006.

 

BORN TODAY

1929, SCREAMIN’ JAY HAWKINS, (JALACY HAWKINS), R&B SINGER DIED ON 12TH FEBRUARY 2000
1941, MARTHA REEVES, SOUL SINGER
1948, PHIL HARRIS, ACE
1950, CESAR ZUIDERWYK, GOLDEN EARRING
1950, GLENN HUGHES, THE VILLAGE PEOPLE, (1978 US NO.2 & 1979 UK NO.1 SINGLE ‘YMCA’). HUGHES DIED ON 4TH MARCH 2001
1955 – TERRY CHAMBERS, DRUMS, XTC,

 

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