Friday 15th February 2013

1965, American singer and pianist Nat King Cole died of lung cancer.

1968, John and Cynthia Lennon, along with George and Patti Harrison, flew to India to study meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Paul and Ringo joined them a few days later, but Starr would become bored and leave on March 1st, comparing the experience to be like a ‘Butlins holiday camp.’ Much of the Beatles’ ‘White Album’ was written during their stay.

1969, Singer Vickie Jones was arrested on fraud charges for impersonating Aretha Franklin in concert at Fort Myers, Florida. No-one in the audience had asked for their money back.

1997, U2 went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Discotheque’, the bands third UK No.1 single. The entire track was leaked onto the internet in December 1996, forcing U2 to move the release date.

born today

1941 – Brian Holland, Holland/Dozier/Holland, producer and songwriter
1944 – Denny Zager, singer with Zager and Evans who had the 1969 US & UK No.1 single ‘In The Year 2525’.
1952 – Melissa Manchester, US singer,
1959 – Ali Campbell, singer with UB40
1960 – Mikey Craig, bassist with Culture Club
1976 – Ronnie Vannucci Jr, drummer, with The Killers,