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THURSDAY 31ST JANUARY 2013

1976, ABBA KNOCKED QUEEN FROM THE UK NO.1 POSITION ON THE UK SINGLES CHART WITH ‘MAMMA MIA.’ QUEEN’S SINGLE ‘BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY’ HAD ENJOYED A NINE WEEK RUN AT THE TOP OF THE CHARTS, BY COINCIDENCE, QUEEN’S SINGLE CONTAINS THE FAMOUS “MAMMA MIA, MAMMA MIA, MAMMA MIA LET ME GO” LINE.

1976, UK MUSIC WEEKLY SOUNDS READERS POLL WINNERS INCLUDED; BEST ALBUM ‘A NIGHT AT THE OPERA’, BY QUEEN, BEST SINGLE ‘BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY’, QUEEN, BEST BAND QUEEN, MUSICIAN MIKE OLDFIELD, FEMALE SINGER MADDY PRIOR, STEELEYE, SPAN, NEW BAND RAINBOW, BORE OF THE YEAR THE BAY CITY ROLLERS.

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2003, ROBBIE WILLIAMS TOPPED A CHART BASED ON UK ALBUM SALES FROM THE PAST 5 YEARS. THE EX TAKE THAT SINGER HAD SOLD 9.7 MILLION ALBUMS IN BRITAIN, AN AVERAGE OF MORE THAN 5,000 EVERY DAY

2007, JIM MORRISON WAS ENLISTED TO HELP FIGHT GLOBAL WARMING MORE THAN 35 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH. ‘WOMAN IN THE WINDOW’, A PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED POEM WRITTEN AND RECORDED BY THE DOORS FRONTMAN SHORTLY BEFORE HE DIED IN 1971 WAS BEING SET TO MUSIC AND USED TO PUBLICISE THE GLOBAL COOL CAMPAIGN

BORN TODAY

1951, HARRY WAYNE CASEY, SINGER WITH KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND

1951, PHIL MANZANERA, GUITARIST WITH ROXY MUSIC

1956, JOHN LYDON, (JOHNNY ROTTEN,) SINGER WITH THE SEX PISTOLS

1961, LLOYD COLE, ENGLISH SINGER, SONGWRITER, WHO FORMED LLOYD COLE AND THE COMMOTIONS.

1981 – JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE,