Music Diary 3rd April

10 years after its first release, The Bluebells had a UK No.1 single with ‘Young At Heart’ after the track was featured on a Volkswagen TV commercial. The song was co-written by Bananarama member Siobhan Fahey. (and recorded by Bananarama). In 2002 session musician Bobby Valentino, who performed the violin solo on The Bluebells version of the song won the right to be recognised as co-author after taking legal action


Mariah Carey smashed Elvis Presley’s US chart record by scoring the 18th number one of her career with ‘Touch My Body’, from her new album E=MC2. Carey had now surpassed Elvis Presley’s 17 number ones, The Beatles still held the record with 20 US No.1 hit singles


Adele broke the record for the longest time at No.1 in the UK album chart by a female solo artist after her second album, 21 spent 10 consecutive weeks at the top of the chart. The previous record was held by Madonna with her first greatest hits record, The Immaculate Collection, in 1990.

born today

1928 – Don Gibson, US country singer songwriter,
1938 – Phillippe Wynne, vocals, Detroit Spinners,
1944 – Tony Orlando, singer, Dawn
1985 – Leona Lewis, singer, winner of the third UK series of the The X Factor, 2006

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