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PostSubject: May 30   17.11.08 23:04

Births
1944 Lenny Davidson, Dave Clark Five, (1964 UK No.1 single 'Glad All Over', 1965 US No.1 single 'Over And Over' plus 15 other UK Top 15 singles).

1955 Nicky 'Topper' Headon, The Clash, (1979 UK No. 11 single 'London Calling', 1982 US No. 8 single 'Rock The Casbah, 1991 UK No.1 single 'Should I Stay Or Should I Go', first released 1982, plus 15 other UK Top 40 singles).

1960 Stephen Duffy, early Duran Duran and member of Lilac Time, Me Me Me, (1996 UK No.19 singe 'Hanging Around'), solo, (1985 UK No.4 single 'Kiss Me').

1964 Tom Morello, guitar, Rage Against The Machine, (1996 US No.1 album 'Evil Empire'). Audioslave (2005 US No.1 album 'Out of Exile').

1968 Tim Burgess, vocals, The Charlatans, (1990 UK No.9 single 'The Only One I Know', 1996 UK No.3 single 'One To Another', plus 3 UK No.1 albums). And solo.

1971 Patrick Dalheimer, bassist, Live, (1997 US No.1 album ‘Secret Samadhi’).

1974 Cee-Lo Green (Thomas Callaway), singer, rapper, songwriter and record producer, Goodie Mob, Gnarls Barkley, (2006 UK No.1 & US No.2 single ‘Crazy’), and solo.


Deaths
1974 Bernadette Whelan a 14 year-old David Cassidy fan died of heart failure, 4 days after attending a concert of his. Over 1,000 other fans had to be given first aid during the White city Stadium show.

1980 Carl Radle bass player with Derek and the Dominoes died of kidney failure aged 38. Also worked with George Harrison & Delaney And Bonnie.

2003 Record producer Mickie Most died aged 64. Member of The Most Brothers during late 50's. Produced hits for The Animals, Hermans Hermits, Lulu and Jeff Beck. Ran his own label, RAK in the 70's, hits with Hot Chocolate, Suzi Quatro and Mud.


Events
1962 Benny Goodman led the first American jazz band to play in the Soviet Union.

1964 The Beatles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Love Me Do', the groups 4th US No.1 in five months.

1965 The Rolling Stones played the final night of a US tour at the New York Academy of Music. During the afternoon the band recorded six songs for the Clay Pole TV show.

1966 In San Francisco, CA, Jefferson Airplane performed at a benefit for the Haight-Ashbury Legal Organization.

1966 Dolly Parton married Carl Dean in Catoosa County, Georgia.

1968 The Beatles begin recording the White Album.

1970 Ray Stevens went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Everything Is Beautiful'. The former DJ had a string of novelty hits, the first being 'Jeremiah Peabody's Poly Unsaturated Quick Dissolving Fast Acting Pleasent Tasting Green & Purple Pills'.

1972 Slade played The Free Trade Hall, Manchester with Status Quo as support.

1972 Roxy Music played their first major date at England's Great Western Express Festival.

1975 On "Midnight Special," Joan Baez welcome Kool & the Gang into the studio.

1978 Led Zeppelin began recording "In Through the Out Door."

1980 On "Midnight Special," the Temptations hosted. The guests were Firefall and Robbie Dupree.

1980 Carl Radle bass player with Derek And The Dominos died of kidney disease.

1982 Appearing at London's Hammersmith Palais, Level 42.

1987 Adam Horovitz from The Beastie Boys was arrested while on tour after a beer can hit a fan during a disturbance in Liverpool.

1987 David Bowie kicked off his 87-date Glass Spider world tour at the Feynoord Stadium, Rotterdam, Holland.

1988 Leonard Cohen played the first of 3 sold out nights at London's Royal Albert Hall.

1989 Prince released the single "Batdance."

1989 Bobby Brown released "On Our Own."

1990 Midnight Oil closed down 6th Avenue in New York City as they played a protest concert in front of Exxon's offices. The protest was in reaction to the Exxon Valdez disaster.

1992 Paul Simon married singer Edie Brickell.

1992 The Black Crowes went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion'.

1996 Alan Whitaker from Penzance appeared on the UK TV quiz show Mastermind, his specialist subject being The *** Pistols. He won a place in the semi-final of the show answering all but one of the 18 questions correctly.

1997 Neil Young canceled his European tour because he had cut his finger while slicing a ham sandwich.

1999 In London, a bomb threat at a Kenny Rogers concert being held at Royal Albert Hall caused the evacuation of more than 3,000. No bomb was found and no injuries were reported.

1999 In New Jersey, Lenny Kravitz walked off stage after 40 minutes and collapsed from heat exhaustion. He had been performing in a fur coat.

1999 Tim McGraw made an unannounced appearance to open a concert for his wife, Faith Hill.

2003 Singer Finley Quaye was threatened with jail after his mobile phone rang when he was in the dock waiting to be sentenced on charges of assault. After being found guilty of assaulting his former girlfriend he was ordered to attend a six-month domestic violence programme by a district Judge.

2004 Madonna was forced to pay out ?250,000 in a lawsuit after copying ideas by the late French erotic photographer Guy Burton. Madonna had admitted that the video for her song ‘Hollywood’ was inspired by Burton.

2005 Coldplay's new album was illegally put on the internet a week before its UK and US release. The leak took place on the day copies were sent to UK radio stations and the day before it went on sale in Japan. Security measures around the release included hosting album playbacks at Abbey Road studios for journalists instead of sending them copies of the album, any CDs that were sent out were labelled with a false name - The Fir Trees - to throw would-be pirates off the scent.
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