WEDNESDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 2012
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WEDNESDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 2012

1957, 16 YEAR-OLD UK SINGER CLIFF RICHARD, STILL KNOWN BY HIS REAL NAME, HARRY WEBB, JOINED THE DICK TEAGUE SKIFFLE GROUP 1973, COUNTRY ROCK SINGER, SONGWRITER 26-YEAR-OLD GRAM PARSONS…., DIED UNDER MYSTERIOUS CONDITIONS IN JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA. HIS DEATH WAS ATTRIBUTED TO HEART FAILURE BUT LATER WAS OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED AS A DRUG OVERDOSE. HIS COFFIN […]

1957, 16 YEAR-OLD UK SINGER CLIFF RICHARD, STILL KNOWN BY HIS REAL NAME, HARRY WEBB, JOINED THE DICK TEAGUE SKIFFLE GROUP

1973, COUNTRY ROCK SINGER, SONGWRITER 26-YEAR-OLD GRAM PARSONS…., DIED UNDER MYSTERIOUS CONDITIONS IN JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA. HIS DEATH WAS ATTRIBUTED TO HEART FAILURE BUT LATER WAS OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED AS A DRUG OVERDOSE. HIS COFFIN WAS STOLEN BY TWO OF HIS ASSOCIATES, AND WAS TAKEN TO CAP ROCK IN THE CALIFORNIA DESERT, WHERE IT WAS SET ALIGHT, IN ACCORDANCE TO PARSON’S WISHES. THE TWO WERE LATER ARRESTED BY POLICE.

1981, SIMON AND GARFUNKEL REUNITED FOR A CONCERT IN NEW YORK’S CENTRAL PARK. OVER 400,000 FANS ATTEND THE SHOW. THE PERFORMANCE WAS RECORDED FOR A RECORD AND VIDEO RELEASE

1993, PEARL JAM RELEASED THEIR SECOND STUDIO ALBUM VS. THE ALBUM SET THE RECORD FOR THE MOST COPIES OF AN ALBUM SOLD IN ITS FIRST WEEK, A RECORD IT HELD FOR FIVE YEARS, DESPITE THE FACT THAT THE GROUP DECLINED TO PRODUCE MUSIC VIDEOS FOR ANY OF THE ALBUM’S SINGLES.

2002, JAMES BROWN WAS BEING SUED BY HIS OWN DAUGHTERS FOR MORE THAN £650,000 OF SONG ROYALTIES THEY SAID THEY WERE OWED. DEANNA BROWN THOMAS AND DR YAMMA BROWN LUMAR, A TEXAS PHYSICIAN, SAID BROWN HAD WITHHELD ROYALTIES ON 25 CO-WRITTEN SONGS BECAUSE OF A FAMILY GRUDGE. THE LAWSUIT CLAIMED THAT BROWN HAD HELD A GRUDGE AGAINST HIS DAUGHTERS SINCE 1998, WHEN MS THOMAS HAD HER FATHER COMMITTED TO A PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL TO BE TREATED FOR ADDICTION TO PAINKILLERS.

2005, RESEARCH PUBLISHED BY GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS SHOWED THAT STATUS QUO HAVE HAD MORE HIT SINGLES THAN ANY OTHER BAND IN UK CHART HISTORY. THE BAND HAD SCORED 61 CHART SUCCESSES, DATING FROM ‘PICTURES OF MATCHSTICK MEN’ IN 1968 TO ‘YOU’LL COME AROUND’ IN 2004. QUEEN CAME SECOND WITH 52 HITS, WITH THE ROLLING STONES AND UB40 WITH 51 HITS EACH.

2010, JOHN LENNON’S SON JULIAN TOLD THE PRESS THAT HE HAS ENDED HIS LONG-RUNNING FEUD WITH HIS HALF-BROTHER SEAN AND HIS STEP-MOTHER YOKO ONO, WHICH STARTED AFTER THE FORMER BEATLE WAS MURDERED IN DECEMBER, 1980. THE TRIO BATTLED IN COURT FOR A SHARE OF THE SINGER’S ESTATE, BUT JULIAN NOW SAID “THINGS ARE GOOD BETWEEN US. WHENEVER I’M IN NEW YORK, WE ALL GET TOGETHER

1943 – CASS ELLIOTT, SINGER, MAMAS AND THE PAPAS,. DIED FROM A HEART ATTACK ON 29TH JULY 1974 WHILE STAYING AT HARRY NILSSON’S LONDON FLAT.

 BORN TODAY

1946 – JOHN COGHLAN DRUMS, STATUS QUO, (LEFT IN 1982)

1947 – LOL CREME, VOCALS. GUITAR, 10CC,

NOW A VIDEO PRODUCER.

1949 – , TWIGGY, (LESLEY HORNBY), 60’S MODEL, SINGER, 1976 UK NO.17 SINGLE ‘HERE I GO AGAIN’)

1951 – DANIEL LANOIS, PRODUCER, SINGER. PRODUCED PETER GABRIEL ALBUM, ‘SO’, ALONG WITH ALBUMS BY BRIAN ENO, U2, (JOSHUA TREE), ROBBIE ROBERTSON, & BOB DYLAN.

1952 – NILE RODGERS, CHIC, (1978 US NO.1 & UK NO.7 SINGLE ‘LE FREAK’), PRODUCED DIANA ROSS, SISTER SLEDGE, DAVID BOWIE, (LET’S DANCE ALBUM.)

1934, BORN ON THIS DAY, BRIAN EPSTEIN, BEATLES MANAGER AND MANAGER OF OTHER LIVERPOOL ACTS. DIED OF AN ACCIDENTAL OVERDOSE OF BRANDY AND BARBITURATES ON 27TH AUGUST 1967.

1935, NICK MASSI, THE FOUR SEASONS, (1976 UK & US NO.1 SINGLE ‘DECEMBER 1963, OH WHAT A NIGHT’). MASSI DIED ON 24TH DECEMBER 2000

1940,BILL MEDLEY, THE RIGHTEOUáS BROTHERS

1957, RUSTY EGAN, THE RICH KIDS, (1978 UK NO.24 SINGLE ‘RICH KIDS’), VISAGE, (1981 UK NO.8 SINGLE ‘FADE TO GREY’)

1963, JARVIS COCKER, SINGER, PULP

1977,, RYAN DUSICK DRUMS, MAROON 5

 PLATINUM BLONDE – PRELUDE

 PRELUDE ARE AN ENGLISH BASED VOCAL FOLK GROUP, WHO IN THEIR MOST FAMOUS LINE-UP CONSISTED OF BRIAN HUME (VOCALS, GUITAR), HIS WIFE IRENE HUME (VOCALS) AND IAN VARDY (GUITARS, VOCALS). THEY FORMED IN THEIR NATIVE GATESHEAD IN 1970.

THEY BEGAN TO WRITE THEIR OWN MATERIAL AND BUILT A FOLLOWING ON THE FOLK CIRCUIT AND IN 1973 THEY RECORDED THEIR FIRST ALBUM, HOW LONG IS FOREVER?, ON DAWN RECORDS AT ROCKFIELD RECORDING STUDIOS IN WALES.FROM IT CAME THEIR BEST KNOWN RECORDING, AN A CAPPELLA VERSION OF THE NEIL YOUNG SONG “AFTER THE GOLD RUSH”, ON DAWN

THE GROUP SIGNED WITH EMI, AND IN 1980 SCORED THEIR SECOND UK HIT WITH “PLATINUM BLONDE”.[4] THE GROUP APPEARED ON TOP OF THE POPS TO PROMOTE THE SINGLE.

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