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PostSubject: May 28   17.11.08 23:03

Births
1910 T- Bone Walker, US blues guitarist, influenced Albert Collins, BB King, Buddy Guy, Freddy King. Died on 16th March 1975.

1917 Papa John Creech – violinist with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna. Died in 1994 aged 76.

1943 Tony Mansfield, Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas, (1964 UK No.1 & US N0.7 single 'Little Children').

1944 Billy Vera, US singer, (1987 US No.1 single with The Beaters, 'At This Moment' featured in the US TV show, 'Family Ties').

1944 Gladys Knight, singer, The Pips, (1973 US No.1 single 'Midnight Train To Georgia', 1975 UK No.4 single 'The Way We Were' plus 20 other UK Top 40 singles).

1945 John Fogerty, guitar, vocals, Creedence Clearwater Revival, (1969 UK No.1 and US No.2 single 'Bad Moon Rising', plus ten other US Top 30 hits, 1970 US & UK No.1 album 'Cosmo's Factory'). Solo and The Blue Ridge Rangers.

1948 Ray Laidlan, Lindisfarne, (1972 UK No.3 single 'Lady Eleanor').

1949 Wendy O Williams – singer with The Plasmatics, a New York punk band who had the 1980 UK No. 55 single ‘Butcher Baby’. She died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds on April 6th 1998.

1955 John McGeoch, guitar, member of Magazine, (1978 UK No.41 single 'Shot By Both Sides'). Also worked with Siouxsie And The Banshees, Armoury Show, Public Image Ltd. Died in his sleep 5th March 2004 aged 49.

1959 Steve Harrington (Steve Strange), vocals, Visage, 1980 UK No.8 single, 'Fade To Grey'.

1962 Roland Gift, singer, Fine Young Cannibals, (1989 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'She Drives Me Crazy').

1968 Kylie Minogue, Australian singer, actress, (1988 UK No.1 single 'I Should Be So Lucky' plus over 20 other UK Top 40 hit singles).

1970 Mark Richardson, drums, Skunk Anansie, (1996 UK No.20 single 'Weak').

1970 Jimi Goodwin, (vocals, bass, guitar), Sub Sub, (1993 UK No.3 single ‘Ain’t No Love, (Ain’t No Use'). Doves, (2002 UK No.3 single ‘There Goes The Fear’ and 2002 UK No.1 album ‘The Last Broadcast’).

1981 Mark Feehily, vocals, Westlife, (Irish boy band, scored 12 UK No.1 singles, first UK No.1 1999 'Swear It Again' plus four UK No.1 albums).


Deaths
1985 Desert Island Discs radio presenter Roy Plomley died. He presented 1,791 of the BBC UK radio shows, which has gone on to become the longest running radio show in the UK.

2004 Former Enuff Z' Nuff guitarist Derek Frigo died of a drug overdose aged 36. (Two US hit singles ‘New Thing’ and ‘Fly High Michelle’).


Events
1941 Frank Sinatra joined Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra in recording "This Love of Mine."

1955 "Billboard" reported that "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" was the most popular song in the U.S.

1957 The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) was established. The NARAS is known for organizing the Grammy Awards.

1964 Cilla Black was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'You're My World'. The singers second No.1.

1964 The BBC received over 8,000 postal applications for tickets for The Rolling Stones appearance on Juke Box Dury.

1966 Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'What Now My Love.'

1966 Percy Sledge started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'When A Man Loves A Woman'. A No.4 hit on the UK chart and No.2 when re-issued in 1987.

1966 The Rolling Stones single "Paint It Black" hit #1 in the U.K.

1966 Ike & Tina Turner released "River Deep, Mountain, High."

1969 Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones) and girlfriend Marianne Faithful were arrested in their London home on marijuana possession charges.

1969 Judy Collins appeared on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson.

1973 Bass player Ronnie Lane left the band Faces and went on to form Slim Chance.

1976 The Allman Brothers Band broke up after Gregg Allman testified against his personal road manager in a drug case. The band reformed in 1978.

1977 The song "Barracuda" was released by Heart.

1977 Bruce Springsteen settled out of court with his former manager Mike Appel. The settlement allowed Springsteen to began recording again.

1977 John Davidson escaped a fire at the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky, which killed 164 people and injured 130 others.

1977 Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers played together for the first time when they performed as part of Mike Howletts band, Strontium 90 at the Circus Hippodroms, Paris.

1979 The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund held a news conference to announce plans for a memorial honoring those who served in the war.

1982 Promoter Bill Graham staged a special Vietnam Veterans benefit concert in San Francisco starring The Jefferson Starship, The Grateful Dead and Country Joe.

1983 Actress and singer Irene Cara started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Flashdance...What A Feeling'. Taken from the film 'Flashdance', a No.2 hit in the UK. Cara had also appeared in TV's 'Roots' and 'The Next Generation'.

1983 US boy band New Edition were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Candy Girl'.

1983 "Weird Al" Yankovic left his job as a mail clerk.

1983 The four day US Festival '83' took place in California, featuring The Clash, U2, David Bowie, The Pretenders, Van Halen, Stray Cats, Men At Work, Judas Priest, Stevie Nicks and Ozzy Osbourne. Over 750,000 fans attended the festival.

1986 Dick Clark's "America Picks the No. 1 Songs" TV special aired.

1987 Whitney Houston released her album "Whitney."

1988 George Michael started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'One More Try'.

1988 Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler married second wife Teresa Barrick in her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

1990 Mitch Mitchell former drummer with Jimi Hendrix took out a High Court action against Private Eye magazine over an allegedly defamatory item.

1995 Hootie & the Blowfish started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album charts with 'Cracked Rear View'. The album went on to sell over 15m copies.

1996 Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan was rushed to Cedars Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles after an apparent drug overdose. The singer was later arrested for possession of cocaine and heroin.

1998 Elton John and Bernie Taupin won an Ivor Novello Award for their re-written version of "Candle in the Wind '97."

2000 Britney Spears was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Oops!...I Did It Again'.

2000 Sonique started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'It Feels So Good'.
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