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PostSubject: July 11   17.11.08 23:33

Births
1949 Jeff Hana, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, (1971 US No.9 single 'Mr Bojangles').

1951 Bonnie Pointer, singer, The Pointer Sisters, (1984 UK No.2 & US No.5 single 'Automatic').

1954 Benny DeFranco, The DeFranco Family, (1973 US No.3 single 'Heartbeat-It's A Lovebeat', biggest selling US single of 73. Based on The Osmonds, featured 10 year-old Tony DeFranco).

1957 Pete Murphy, vocals, Bauhaus, (1982 UK No.15 single 'Ziggy Stardust'). Solo.

1959 Richie Sambora, guitar, Bon Jovi, (1986 us No.1 album 'Slippery When Wet' plus 5 UK No.1 albums. 1987 US No.1 & UK No.4 single 'Livin' On A Prayer').

1959 Susanne Vega, US singer, songwriter, (1990 UK No.2 single 'Tom's Diner', with DNA).

1966 Mel Appleby, (Mel and Kim, 1987 UK No.1 single 'Respectable').

1975 Lil' Kim, US singer, (Kimberly Jones), 1997 UK No.11 single 'Not Tonight', 2001 US & UK No.1 single with Christina Aguilera, Mya and Pink, 'Lady Marmalade').

1975 Rick McMurray, drums, Ash, (1995 UK No.11 single 'Girl From Mars', 1996 UK No.1 album '1977').

1975 Samer El Nahhal, bassist, Lordi. Became Finland's first ever Eurovision Song Contest winners after their song ‘Hard Rock Hallelujah’ won the contest held in Athens in 2006.


Deaths
1991 Roger Christian died, had worked with The Beach Boys on such hits as 'Little Deuce Coupe'.

1996 Jonathan Melvoin from The Smashing Pumpkins died from a drug overdose.


Events
1918 Enrico Caruso recorded "Over There" written by George M. Cohan.

1946 Dean Martin recorded his first four songs.

1955 Alma Cogan was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Dreamboat'. Cogan went on to score over 20 UK Top 40 singles.

1959 Joan Baez made her first recording. It was a duet with Bob Gibson which was recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival.

1960 Hollywood Argyles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Alley Oop', it made No.24 in the UK.

1964 The Supremes' "Where Did Our Love Go?" was released.

1964 Bobby Freeman's last big hit, "C'mon and Swim" makes it into the Hot 100. It will peak at number five.

1964 The Beatles appeared live on the ABC Television program "Lucky Stars (Summer Spin)", performing ‘A Hard Day's Night’, ‘Long Tall Sally’, ‘Things We Said Today’ and ‘You Can't Do That’. To avoid the crowd of fans waiting for them, The Beatles arrived at the Teddington Studio Centre by boat, traveling down the River Thames.

1967 Kenny Rogers formed The First Edition. Rogers had left the New Christy Minstrels.

1969 David Bowie's "Space Oddyssey" album was released.

1969 The Rolling Stones released the single 'Honky Tonk Women'.

1970 The Who's "Summertime Blues" was released.

1970 'Self Portrait' gave Bob Dylan his fifth UK No.1 album.

1970 The soundtrack album 'Woodstock' started a four week run at No.1 on the US album chart.

1970 Three Dog Night started a two week run at No.1 in the US with their version of the Randy Newman song 'Mamma Told Me Not To Come', it made No.3 in the UK.

1974 The Grateful Dead receive two gold records for albums they released in 1970, "Workingman's Dead" and "American Beauty."

1976 Andy Gibb married his girlfriend Kim, they divorced in 1978.

1977 The opening night of The Vortex Club, Wardour Street, London with Siouxise, Adam And The Ants, The Slits and Sham 69.

1977 Gregg Allman and Cher become parents to Elijah Blue.

1979 Neil Young's concert film, "Rust Never Sleeps," debuted at the Bruin Theatre in Westwood, CA. The album of the same name was released simultaneously.

1981 Cliff Richard started a five week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Love Songs', his fifth No.1 album.

1981 The Specials had their second and final UK No.1 single with 'Ghost Town'.

1987 Heart started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Alone', it made No.3 in the UK.

1992 A range of eight 'ties', went on sale in Bloomingdales, New York, designed by Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead, the collection grossed $10 million in the US by the end of the year.

1993 Appearing at Finsbury Park, London, Neil Young with Booker T. & The MG's, Pearl Jam and James.

1995 Mike Mills (R.E.M.) underwent emergency intestinal surgery in Germany. Seven shows of R.E.M.'s European tour had to be cancelled.

1996 Beck made a surprise performance at Lollapalooza '96 in St. Louis, MO.

1998 MTV premiered the special "Beastiography," a profile of the Beastie Boys.

1998 Billie went to No1 on the UK singles chart with 'Because We Want To'. The 15 year old made chart history by becoming the second youngest female to score a No.1, Helen Shapiro was the youngest at 14 with the 1961 No.1 single 'You Don't Know'.

1999 Limp Bizkit started a three week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Significant Other’ the bands first US No.1.

1999 Ricky Martin started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Livin' La Vida Loca'.

2000 After being sacked 'out of the blue' last year, Richard Ashcroft's ex-manger Jazz Summers issued a writ citing breach of contract for an undisclosed sum said to be 'in excess of Ł50,000'.

2000 Lars Ulrich (Metallica) was the first witness to testify at a U.S. Senate hearing over copyright law issues concerning free sharing of music files on Web sites such as Napster and MP3.com.

2002 The funeral of The Who's bass player John Entwistle took place at a church in The Cotswolds. More than 200 mourners filed into the 12th century church of St Edward in Stow-on-the-wold

2004 UK band McFly went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Room On The 3rd Floor.’ They broke the record set by The Beatles as the youngest group ever to debut at No.1 on the album charts.

2004 Lloyd Banks started a two week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘The Hunger For More.’

2004 The Darkness replaced David Bowie at this years T In The Park Scottish festival following his heart operation. Other acts appearing included Muse, Franz Ferdinard, Faithless, Scissor Sisters, Black Eyed Peas and Pink.
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