WEDNESDAY 30TH MAY 2012
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WEDNESDAY 30TH MAY 2012

PASSION –  ROD STEWART 17th NOV 1980 RODERICK DAVID “ROD” STEWARTIS A BRITISH SINGER-SONGWRITER, BORN AND RAISED IN NORTH LONDON, ENGLAND, AND CURRENTLY RESIDING IN EPPING. HE IS OF SCOTTISH AND ENGLISH ANCESTRY. WITH HIS DISTINCTIVE RASPY SINGING VOICE, STEWART CAME TO PROMINENCE IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 1970S WITH THE JEFF BECK GROUP […]

PASSION –  ROD STEWART
17th NOV 1980

RODERICK DAVID “ROD” STEWARTIS A BRITISH SINGER-SONGWRITER, BORN AND RAISED IN NORTH LONDON, ENGLAND, AND CURRENTLY RESIDING IN EPPING. HE IS OF SCOTTISH AND ENGLISH ANCESTRY.

WITH HIS DISTINCTIVE RASPY SINGING VOICE, STEWART CAME TO PROMINENCE IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 1970S WITH THE JEFF BECK GROUP AND THEN FACES. HE LAUNCHED HIS SOLO CAREER IN 1969 WITH HIS DEBUT ALBUM AN OLD RAINCOAT WON’T EVER LET YOU DOWN (US: THE ROD STEWART ALBUM). HIS WORK WITH THE JEFF BECK GROUP AND FACES INFLUENCED HEAVY METAL GENRES

 1964, THE BEATLES WENT TO NO.1 ON THE US SINGLES CHART WITH ‘LOVE ME DO’, THE GROUP’S FOURTH US NO.1 IN FIVE MONTHS. THE VERSION RELEASED IN AMERICA HAD ANDY WHITE PLAYING DRUMS WHILE RINGO PLAYED THE TAMBOURINE. THE BRITISH SINGLE WAS A TAKE ON WHICH RINGO PLAYED THE DRUMS.

1970, RAY STEVENS WENT TO NO.1 ON THE US SINGLES CHART WITH ‘EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL’. THE FORMER DJ HAD A STRING OF NOVELTY HITS, INCLUDING ‘JEREMIAH PEABODY’S POLY UNSATURATED QUICK DISSOLVING FAST ACTING PLEASANT TASTING GREEN & PURPLE PILL’.

1992, SINGER, SONGWRITER PAUL SIMON MARRIED SINGER EDIE BRICKELL.

 1996, ALAN WHITAKER FROM PENZANCE APPEARED ON THE UK TV QUIZ SHOW MASTERMIND, HIS SPECIALIST SUBJECT BEING THE SEX PISTOLS. HE WON A PLACE IN THE SEMI-FINAL OF THE SHOW ANSWERING ALL BUT ONE OF THE 18 QUESTIONS CORRECTLY.

2003, RECORD PRODUCER MICKIE MOST DIED AGED 64. MEMBER OF THE MOST BROTHERS DURING LATE 50’S, AND MICKIE MOST AND THE PLAYBOYS, PRODUCED HITS FOR THE ANIMALS, HERMANS HERMITS, DONOVAN, KIM WILDE, LULU AND JEFF BECK. MOST RAN HIS OWN RECORD LABEL RAK IN THE 1970’S, HAVING HITS WITH HOT CHOCOLATE, SUZI QUATRO AND MUD.

2003, SINGER FINLEY QUAYE WAS THREATENED WITH JAIL AFTER HIS MOBILE PHONE RANG WHEN HE WAS IN THE DOCK WAITING TO BE SENTENCED ON CHARGES OF ASSAULT. AFTER BEING FOUND GUILTY OF ASSAULTING HIS FORMER GIRLFRIEND HE WAS ORDERED TO ATTEND A SIX-MONTH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAMME BY A DISTRICT JUDGE

BORN ON THIS DAY

1964 – TOM MORELLO, GUITAR, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, (1996 US NO.1 ALBUM ‘EVIL EMPIRE’). AUDIOSLAVE (2005 US NO.1 ALBUM ‘OUT OF EXILE’).

1967 – SVEN PIPIEN, BASS, THE BLACK CROWES.

1974 – CEE-LO GREEN (THOMAS CALLAWAY), SINGER, RAPPER, SONGWRITER AND RECORD PRODUCER

BORN ON THIS DAY

1944 – LENNY DAVIDSON, DAVE CLARK FIVE,

1955 – NICKY ‘TOPPER’ HEADON, THE CLASH,

1960 – STEPHEN DUFFY, SINGER, SONGWRITER, GUITARIST, FOUNDING MEMBER OF DURAN DURAN WITH JOHN TAYLOR AND NICK RHODES (LEFT IN 1979)

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