WEDNESDAY 27TH JUNE 2012
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WEDNESDAY 27TH JUNE 2012

EVERY KINDA PEOPLE – ROBERT PALMER

“EVERY KINDA PEOPLE” IS A 1978 SONG ORIGINALLY PERFORMED BY ROBERT PALMER IN HIS DOUBLE FUN ALBUM. IT WAS PALMER’S FIRST HIT SONG IN THE U.S., REACHING THE TOP 20. THE SONG WAS WRITTEN BY ANDY FRASER.
WITH ITS BLEND OF CARIBBEAN STEEL PAN, VIOLINS AND MOVING LYRICS, “EVERY KINDA PEOPLE” HAS BECOME ONE OF PALMER’S BEST-LOVED SONGS, COVERED MULTIPLE TIMES BY OTHER ARTISTS (INCLUDING CHAKA DEMUS AND PLIERS, RANDY CRAWFORD AND AMY GRANT) AND CITED BY MUSIC FANS AND SPIRITUAL GROUPS FOR ITS POSITIVE MESSAGE OF PEACE AND MULTICULTURALISM.

1968, ELVIS PRESLEY APPEARED ON AN NBC TV SHOW THAT WAS BILLED AS HIS “COMEBACK SPECIAL”. THE SHOW FEATURED THE KING PERFORMING ON A SMALL, SQUARE STAGE, SURROUNDED BY A MOSTLY FEMALE AUDIENCE. PRESLEY WAS OUTFITTED IN BLACK LEATHER AND PERFORMED MANY OF HIS EARLY HITS.

1987, WHITNEY HOUSTON BECAME THE FIRST WOMEN IN US HISTORY TO ENTER THE ALBUM CHART AT NO.1 WITH ‘WHITNEY’ SHE ALSO BECAME THE FIRST WOMAN TO TOP THE SINGLES CHART WITH FOUR CONSECUTIVE RELEASES WHEN ‘I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY’ HIT NO.1.

1992, MICHAEL JACKSON PLAYED THE FIRST NIGHT ON HIS DANGEROUS WORLD TOUR AT THE OLYMPIC STADIUM IN MUNICH, GERMANY. THE TOUR CONSISTED OF 69 CONCERTS TO APPROXIMATELY 3.9 MILLION FANS ACROSS THREE CONTINENTS. ALL PROFITS MADE FROM THE TOUR WERE DONATED TO VARIOUS CHARITIES INCLUDING THE HEAL THE WORLD FOUNDATION, JACKSON’S MAIN REASON FOR CONDUCTING THE TOUR

1998, AFTER SPENDING 30 WEEKS ON THE UK ALBUM CHART THE CORRS WENT TO NO.1 WITH ‘TALK ON CORNERS’. IT WENT ON TO BE THE BEST SELLING UK ALBUM OF 1998 SPENDING 142 WEEKS ON THE CHART.

2000, FOLLOWING MONTHS OF SPECULATION, EX-TAKE THAT STAR GARY BARLOW WAS DROPPED BY HIS RECORD LABEL. A RCA SPOKESPERSON SAID THE DECISION WAS MADE BY ‘MUTUAL CONSENT’.

2002, ONE DAY BEFORE THE SCHEDULED FIRST SHOW OF THE WHO’S 2002 US TOUR, BASS PLAYER JOHN ENTWISTLE, DIED AGED 57 IN HIS HOTEL ROOM AT THE HARD ROCK HOTEL AND CASINO IN LAS VEGAS

 

BORN ON THIS DAY

1944 – BRUCE JOHNSON, VOCALS, GUITAR, THE BEACH BOYS,

1951 – GILSON LAVIS, DRUMS, CHUCK BERRY, SQUEEZE, JOOLS HOLLAND,

1962 – MICHAEL BALL, UK SINGER,

1935, BORN ON THIS DAY, DOC POMUS, US SONGWRITER. WROTE MANY EARLY 60’S HITS WITH MORT SHUMAN INCLUDING, ‘SWEETS FOR MY SWEET’, ‘TEENAGER IN LOVE’, ‘SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME.’ HE DIED ON MARCH 14TH 1991.

1983, BORN ON THIS DAY, EVAN DAVID TAUBENFELD, GUITARIST AND SINGER WITH AVRIL LAVIGNE AND THE BLACK LIST CLUB.

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