WEDNESDAY 20TH JUNE 2012
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WEDNESDAY 20TH JUNE 2012

WONDEROUS STORIES – YES #7SEP 1977 YES ARE AN ENGLISH ROCK BAND WHO ACHIEVED WORLDWIDE SUCCESS WITH THEIR PROGRESSIVE, ART, AND SYMPHONIC STYLE OF ROCK MUSIC. REGARDED AS ONE OF THE PIONEERS OF THE PROGRESSIVE GENRE, YES ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR LENGTHY SONGS, MYSTICAL LYRICS, ELABORATE ALBUM ART, AND LIVE STAGE SETS. NO FEWER THAN […]

WONDEROUS STORIES – YES
#7SEP 1977

YES ARE AN ENGLISH ROCK BAND WHO ACHIEVED WORLDWIDE SUCCESS WITH THEIR PROGRESSIVE, ART, AND SYMPHONIC STYLE OF ROCK MUSIC. REGARDED AS ONE OF THE PIONEERS OF THE PROGRESSIVE GENRE, YES ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR LENGTHY SONGS, MYSTICAL LYRICS, ELABORATE ALBUM ART, AND LIVE STAGE SETS. NO FEWER THAN 17 MUSICIANS HAVE BEEN A PART OF THE BAND’S LINE-UP, YES HAVE SOLD 13.5 MILLION CERTIFIED UNITS IN THE UNITED STATES.

THE BAND FORMED IN 1968  AND SINGER JON ANDERSON

1981, STARS ON 45 WENT TO NO.1 ON THE US SINGLES CHART, A MEDLEY OF BEATLES SONGS SET TO A DISCO BEAT. IT WAS THE START OF A FLOOD OF ‘STARS ON’ HITS INCLUDING STARS ON STEVIE WONDER, PUNK SONGS, STATUS QUO AND CHAS & DAVE.

2000, THE RONETTES WERE AWARDED $2.6 MILLION (£1.5 MILLION) IN BACK EARNINGS FROM PHIL SPECTOR. NEW YORK JUDGE PAULA OMANSKY RULED THAT THE LEGENDARY PRODUCER HAD CHEATED THEM OUT OF ROYALTIES.

2004, ORGANISERS AT A PAUL MCCARTNEY GIG HIRED THREE JETS TO SPRAY DRY ICE INTO THE CLOUDS SO IT WOULDN’T RAIN DURING THE CONCERT. THE GIG IN PETERSBURG, RUSSIA, WAS MCCARTNEY’S 3,000 CONCERT APPEARANCE. HE HAD PERFORMED 2,535 GIGS WITH THE QUARRYMEN AND THE BEATLES, 140 GIGS WITH WINGS AND 325 SOLO SHOWS.

 2006, CLAYDES CHARLES SMITH, CO-FOUNDER AND LEAD GUITARIST OF KOOL & THE GANG DIED AGED 57 AFTER A LONG ILLNESS. THEY HAD THE 1981 US NO.1 & UK NO.7 SINGLE ‘CELEBRATION’ AND 15 OTHER TOP 40 HITS.

 2004, BRITNEY SPEARS WENT TO NO.1 ON THE UK SINGLES CHART WITH ‘EVERYTIME’, THE SINGERS FIFTH UK NO.1. VELVET REVOLVER WERE AT NO.1 ON THE US ALBUM CHART WITH ‘CONTRABAND.’

2008, AMERICAN SINGER SONGWRITER JIMMY BUFFETT ANNOUNCED THAT HIS MARGARITAVILLE HOLDINGS HAS PARTNERED WITH NEW YORK GAMBLING COMPANY COASTAL MARINA TO BUY THE TRUMP MARINA HOTEL

 

BORN ON THIS DAY

1924 – CHET ATKINS, GUITARIST, 1960 UK NO.46 SINGLE ‘TEENSVILLE’. RECORDED OVER 100 ALBUMS DURING HIS CAREER, MAJOR INFLUENCE ON GEORGE HARRISON AND MARK KNOPFLER. ATKINS DIED ON JUNE 30TH 2001

1942 – BRIAN WILSON, SINGER, SONGWRITER, THE BEACH BOYS,

1946, ANNE MURRAY, SINGER, SONGWRITER,

1949 – LIONEL RICHIE, VOCALS, KEYBOARDS, THE COMMODORES

1953 – ALAN LONGMUIR, BAY CITY ROLLERS,

1960 – CHRIS GIBSON, THE GIBSON BROTHER

1960 – JOHN TAYLOR, BASS, DURAN DURAN,

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