MONDAY 11th MARCH 2013

1978, The debut single from Kate Bush, ‘Wuthering Heights’ a song inspired by the Emily Bronte novel, started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart. Record company, EMI had originally chosen another track, ‘James and the Cold Gun’ as the lead single, but Bush was determined that ‘Wuthering Heights’ would be the first release from the album.

1995, Van Halen kicked off their 131-date Balance World Tour, at the Pensacola Civic Center,
Pensacola Civic Center, Florida. (Dubbed the “Ambulance” Tour by Eddie Van Halen due to
his hip surgery, and his brother, drummer Alex Van Halen wearing a neck brace for most of
the tour)

1996, Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker walked free from Kensington police station after police failed
to charge him with any criminal offence following his ‘stage invasion’, during Michael
Jackson’s performance at the Brit Awards on 19th February 1996.

Born today

1950,  Bobby McFerrin, vocalist and conductor, (1988 US No.1 & UK No.2
single ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’).

1951,  Katie Kissoon, Mac & Katie Kissoon, (1971 US No.20 single ‘Chirpy
Chirpy Cheep Cheep’, 1975 UK No.3 single ‘Sugar Candy Kisses’).

1961, Bruce Watson, guitar, Big Country

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