WEDNESDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER 2012
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WEDNESDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER 2012

I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU – ART GARFUNKEL “I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU” IS A POPULAR SONG BY COMPOSER HARRY WARREN AND LYRICIST AL DUBIN, WRITTEN IN 1934 FOR THE FILM DAMES WHERE IT WAS INTRODUCED BY DICK POWELL AND RUBY KEELER. A REMAKE OF THE SONG BY ART GARFUNKEL WAS A NUMBER […]

I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU – ART GARFUNKEL

I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU” IS A POPULAR SONG BY COMPOSER HARRY WARREN AND LYRICIST AL DUBIN, WRITTEN IN 1934 FOR THE FILM DAMES WHERE IT WAS INTRODUCED BY DICK POWELL AND RUBY KEELER.

A REMAKE OF THE SONG BY ART GARFUNKEL WAS A NUMBER ONE SONG ON THE UK SINGLES CHART IN OCTOBER 1975 FOR TWO WEEKS. THE SONG WAS HIS FIRST HIT AS A SOLO ARTIST IN THE UK. IN THE US, THE SONG REACHED #18 ON THE U.S. BILLBOARD HOT 100 AND #1 ON THE ADULT CONTEMPORARY CHART.[1] GARFUNKEL PERFORMED THE SONG ON THE SECOND EPISODE OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.

1966, JOHN LENNON STARTED WORK ON HIS ROLE AS PRIVATE GRIPWEED IN THE FILM ‘HOW I WON THE WAR’. THE BLACK COMEDY DIRECTED BY RICHARD LESTER, WAS FILMED IN SPAIN IN ALMERÍA PROVINCE AND SAW LENNON, TAKING A LONG-OVERDUE BREAK FROM THE BEATLES AFTER NEARLY FOUR YEARS OF CONSTANT TOURING.

1967, WORKING AT ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS, LONDON, THE BEATLES BEGAN RECORDING JOHN LENNON’S NEW SONG ‘I AM THE WALRUS’, RECORDING 16 TAKES OF THE BASIC BACKING TRACK.

1981, SOFT CELL WERE AT NO.1 ON THE UK SINGLES CHART WITH THEIR VERSION OF ‘TAINTED LOVE.’ THE SONG HAD BEEN A HIT FOR GLORIA JONES IN 1964. (JONES WHO BECAME MARC BOLAN’S GIRLFRIEND WAS THE DRIVER OF THE CAR, THAT CRASHED AND KILLED BOLAN ON 16 SEPTEMBER 1977. JONES NEARLY DIED IN THE ACCIDENT).

1946, FREDDIE MERCURY SINGER, QUEEN, (1975 UK NO.1 SINGLE ‘BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY ALSO UK NO.1 IN 1991, PLUS OVER 40 OTHER UK TOP 40 SINGLES. 1980 US NO.1 SINGLE ‘CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE’). SOLO, (1987 UK NO. 4 SINGLE ‘THE GREAT PRETENDER’). MERCURY DIED OF BRONCHIO-PNEUMONIA ON NOVEMBER 24TH 1991 AGED 45, JUST ONE DAY AFTER HE PUBLICLY ANNOUNCED HE WAS HIV POSITIVE.

1936, WILLIE WOODS, JUNIOR WALKER AND THE ALL STARS, (1969 US NO.4 SINGLE ‘WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO WIN YOUR LOVE’). WOODS DIED OF LUNG CANCER ON 27TH MAY 1997

1998, AEROSMITH SCORED THEIR FIRST US NO.1 SINGLE WITH THE DIANE WARREN WRITTEN SONG ‘I DON’T WANT TO MISS A THING’. THE SONG WHICH WAS FEATURED IN THE 1998 FILM ARMAGEDDON GAVE THE BAND THEIR FIRST NO.1 SINGLE AFTER 28 YEARS TOGETHER.

1999, AFTER SPENDING 58 WEEKS ON THE UK ALBUM CHART, SHANIA TWAIN WENT TO NO.1 WITH ‘COME ON OVER’. IT BECAME THE BEST-SELLING COUNTRY MUSIC ALBUM, AND THE SECOND BEST-SELLING STUDIO ALBUM BY A FEMALE ACT. TO DATE, THE ALBUM HAS SOLD MORE THAN 40 MILLION COPIES WORLDWIDE.

2008, A STUDY OF MORE THAN 36,000 PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD CONCLUDED THAT MUSICAL TASTES AND PERSONALITY TYPE WERE CLOSELY RELATED. THE RESEARCH, WHICH WAS CARRIED OUT BY PROFESSOR ADRIAN NORTH OF HERIOT WATT UNIVERSITY, EDINBURGH IN THE UK SUGGESTED CLASSICAL MUSIC FANS WERE SHY, WHILE HEAVY METAL FANS WERE GENTLE AND AT EASE WITH THEMSELVES. FANS OF INDIE MUSIC HAD LOW SELF-ESTEEM AND WERE NOT HARD WORKING, FANS OF RAP MUSIC HAD HIGH SELF-ESTEEM AND WERE OUTGOING. COUNTRY & WESTERN FANS WERE HARDWORKING AND OUTGOING, REGGAE FANS WERE CREATIVE BUT NOT HARDWORKING, AND FANS OF CHART POP HAD HIGH SELF-ESTEEM, WERE NOT CREATIVE, BUT WHERE HARDWORKING AND OUTGOING.

BORN TODAY

1939, BORN ON THIS DAY, JOHN STEWART, SINGER, SONGWRITER WITH THE KINGSTON TRIO. AS A SOLO ARTIST HE HAD A 1979 US NO.5 SINGLE WITH ‘GOLD’. HE ALSO WROTE THE MONKEES HIT ‘DAYDREAM BELIEVER’. STEWART DIED AGED 68 AFTER HE SUFFERED A MASSIVE STROKE OR BRAIN ANEURYSM IN SAN DIEGO ON 19TH JAN 2008………..

1945, BORN ON THIS DAY, AL STEWART, UK SINGER,

1946, BORN ON THIS DAY, LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III, US SINGER, SONGWRITER, (1973 US NO.17 SINGLE ‘DEAD SKUNK’). ONCE APPEARED IN TV ‘S M.A.S.H. HE IS THE FATHER OF MARTHA AND RUFUS WAINWRIGHT

1954, BORN ON THIS DAY, SAL SOLO, CLASSIX NOUVEAUX, (1982 UK NO.11 SINGLE ‘IS IT A DREAM’).

1980, BORN ON THIS DAY, KEVIN SIMM, VOCALS, LIBERTY X

 

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