WEDNESDAY 22ND AUGUST 2012
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WEDNESDAY 22ND AUGUST 2012

MUSIC DIARY

1982, U2 SINGER BONO MARRIED ALISON STEWART, HIS GIRLFRIEND FROM 1975 AT ALL SAINTS CHURCH, RAHENY IN IRELAND. U2 BASSIST ADAM CLAYTON ACTED AS BONO’S BEST MAN

1983, RAMONES GUITARIST JOHNNY RAMONE HAD A FOUR-HOUR BRAIN SURGERY OPERATION, AFTER BEING FOUND UNCONSCIOUS IN A NEW YORK STREET WHERE HE HAD BEEN INVOLVED IN A FIGHT.

2000, SURVIVOR FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST TVT RECORDS AFTER THEY RELEASED A SOUNDTRACK TO THE TV SHOW ‘SURVIVOR.’ SURVIVOR GUITARIST FRANKIE SULLIVAN SAID, ‘IT’S UNFORTUNATE THAT AFTER 23 YEARS OF BUILDING, PROMOTING, AND PROTECTING THE NAME OF OUR BAND, SOMEONE CAN SUDDENLY COME ALONG AND RELEASE A RECORDING THAT USES OUR NAME AND TAKES AWAY EVERYTHING WE HAVE WORKED FOR.’

2002, ATOMIC KITTEN WERE FACING LEGAL ACTION AFTER SACKING ANDY MCCLUSKEY, THE SONGWRITER WHO WROTE THE BANDS FIRST NO.1 ‘WHOLE AGAIN.’ THE BAND WERE ABOUT TO BE DROPPED BY INNOCENT RECORDS WHEN THEY RECORDED THE SONG THAT BECAME A HUGE HIT. THE GIRLS THEN WANTED A BIGGER SHARE OF ROYALTIES, WHICH MCCLUSKEY HAD TURNED DOWN. UNDER THE ORIGINAL DEAL EACH GIRL GOT 4P FROM THE SALE OF ONE SINGLE.

2006, A MAN SURFING THE INTERNET IN AMERICA FOILED THREE MEN WHO BROKE INTO A LIVERPOOL SHOP IN LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND. THE MAN WHO HAD LOGGED ONTO A SITE STREAMING LIVE FOOTAGE OF MATHEW STREET AND A FORTHCOMING BEATLES FESTIVAL SAW THE MEN SMASHING A WINDOW OF A SHOP AND CLIMB INSIDE. HE PHONED MERSEYSIDE POLICE WHO ARRESTED THE MEN.

2005, ROBERT MOOG, INVENTOR OF THE SYNTHESISER DIED AGED 71, FOUR MONTHS AFTER BEING DIAGNOSED WITH BRAIN CANCER. DR MOOG BUILT HIS FIRST ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENT, A THEREMIN – AGED 14 AND MADE THE MINIMOOG, “THE FIRST COMPACT, EASY-TO-USE SYNTHESISER” IN 1970.
BORN ON THIS DAY,

1938, KENNY ROGERS, SINGER, (1977 UK NO.1 SINGLE ‘LUCILLE’, 1980 US NO.1 & UK NO.12 SINGLE ‘LADY’, PLUS 15 OTHER US TOP 40 HITS).

1952,JOE STRUMMER, SINGER, SONGWRITER, GUITARIST, THE CLASH,

1954, STEVE SMITH, DRUMS, JOURNEY, (1982 US NO.2 SINGLE ‘OPEN ARMS’).

1957, KIM SLEDGE, SISTER SLEDGE

1954, BORN ON THIS DAY, NICK KANE, THE MAVERICKS

1944, BORN ON THIS DAY, JACKIE DESHANNON SINGER,

 

 

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