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PostSubject: July 12   17.11.08 23:33

Births
1943 Christine McVie, keyboards, vocals, Chicken Shack, Fleetwood Mac, (1987 UK No.5 single 'Little Lies' and 1977 US No.1 single 'Dreams', from world wide No.1 album 'Rumours'). Solo

1946 Jeff Christie, Christie, (1969 UK No.2 single 'I'm Gonna Make You Mine').

1947 Wilko Johnson, guitar, Dr Feelgood, (1979 UK No.9 single 'Milk And Alcohol'). Solid Senders.

1949 John Wetton, bass, vocals, King Crimson, U.K. Uriah Heep, Roxy Music, Asia, (1982 US No.4 & UK No.46 single 'Heat Of The Moment').

1950 Eric Carr, drums, Kiss, (1974 US No.5 single 'On And On' 1976 US No 11 album 'Rock and Roll Over' spent 26 weeks on the chart. 1987 UK No.4 single 'Crazy Crazy Nights'). Carr died on 24th November 1991.

1952 Liz Mitchell, singer, Boney M, (1978 UK No.1 & US No.30 single 'Rivers Of Babylon').

1952 Philip Taylor Kramer, bass guitar, Iron Butterfly. His disappearance on February 12, 1995 caused a mystery lasting four years. On May 29, 1999, Kramer's Ford Aerostar minivan and skeletal remains were found by photographers looking for old car wrecks to shoot at the bottom of Decker Canyon near Malibu, California. Based on forensic evidence his death was ruled as a probable suicide.

1953 Billy and Bobby Alessi, Alessi Brothers, (1977 UK No.8 single 'Oh. Lori).

1960 Ray Gillen, member of Black Sabbath who died 1st December 1993.

1962 Dan Murphy, guitar, Soul Asylum, (1993 US No.5 and UK No.7 single 'Runaway Train').

1964 Tim Gane, guitar, keyboards, Stereolab, (1994 UK No.45 single 'Ping Pong').

1977 Dominic Howard, drums, Muse, (2003 UK No.1 album ‘Absolution’, 2003 UK No.8 single, ‘Time Is Running Out’).

1984 Gareth Gates, UK singer, TV's Pop Idol runner up, (2002 UK No.1 single 'Unchained Melody').


Deaths
1979 Minnie Ripperton dies of cancer in Los Angeles at the age of 31. Her "Lovin' You" reached number one in 1975.

1983 Former Traffic member Chris Wood died of liver failure after a lengthy illness.

1996 Jonathan Melvoin (Smashing Pumpkins) was found dead in a New York City hotel of a heroin overdose.

2003 Saxophonist, composer and arranger Benny Carter died aged 95. He worked with Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles and composed many TV theme's including Ironside and M-Squad.


Events
1954 Elvis Presley signed his first recording contract and quit his job as a truck driver. The contract was with Sun Records.

1959 Alan Freed began a 13 week Rock & Roll show on ABC-TV.

1961 Pat Boone began a 10-day tour of South Africa.

1962 Ray Charles was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I Can't Stop Loving You'.

1962 The Rolling Stones made their performance debut at the Marquee Club in London.

1964 The Beatles appeared at the Hippodrome Theatre in Brighton with The Fourmost and the Shubdubs (whose drummer, Jimmy Nicol, would later fill in for an ill Ringo Starr on The Beatles' world tour). Also in the US The Ed Sullivan Show re-broadcast The Beatles' first live television appearance on the Sullivan show (from February 9). On the way to tonights gig George Harrison was involved in a minor crash in his brand new E-Type Jaguar in Kings Road, Fulham, London. Passing pedestrians collected bits of broken glass as souvenirs.

1968 Mickey Dolenz from The Monkees married Samantha Juste who he met when working in the UK on the BBC TV show 'Top Of The Pops'.

1969 One hit wonders Zager and Evans started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'In The Year 2525, (Exordium And Terminus)', also No.1 in the UK.

1969 Blind Faith began their one and only tour with a sold-out show at New York's Madison Square Garden.

1969 The Beatles' "The Ballad of John and Yoko" hits #8 on the singles chart. The song was banned on many radio stations because of the lyrics, "Christ, you know it ain't easy ..."

1969 Elvis Presley was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, on sale for 35 Cents, (2/6).

1975 K.C. & the Sunshine Band make their pop chart debut with "Get Down Tonight." It's the first of four singles by the band to make it to the number one spot.

1975 Johnny Nash was at No.1 in the UK singles chart with 'Tears On My Pillow'.

1980 During their 23 date ‘11 O’clock Tick Tock’ U2 played at The Moonlight, West Hampstead in London.

1980 Olivia Newton-John and the Electric Light Orchestra had the UK No.1 single with 'Xanadu', taken from the film of the same name. It gave Olivia Newton- John her third UK No.1 single.

1986 Boy George and singer Marilyn were arrested in London, England for possession of drugs.

1986 Simply Red scored their first US No.1 single with 'Holding Back The Years', a No.2 hit in the UK.

1988 Michael Jackson arrived in the UK for his first ever-solo appearances. He performed a total of eight nights to 794,000 people.

1992 A memorial to Buddy Holly was unveiled in Dallas, TX.

1992 Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses) was arrested at New York's JFK airport on a warrant from St. Louis, MO. Rose was wanted on charges stemming from a 1991 Guns N' Roses concert.

1996 Smashing Pumpkins tour keyboardist Jonathan Melvoin is found dead in a New York City hotel of a heroin overdose. Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlain is charged with possession of a controlled substance and fired by the band, who has always taken a hard anti-drug stance.

1997 Anthony Keidis (Red Hot Chili Peppers) suffered a broken wrist in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles, CA.

1998 It was announced by Toronto's Mayor Mel Lastman that the Spice Girls had backed out of a promise to perform at a free outdoor event at Toronto's City Hall. The Spice Girls had decided instead to appear on the Canadian TV show MuchMusic.

1999 DMX was arrested in Trinidad in mid-concert for using obscene language.

1999 Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit) was arrested in St. Paul, MN, for allegedly kicking a local securit guard in the head during the band's performance.

2000 A statue erected in the memory of John Lennon is unveiled in London's Trafalgar Square. The sculpture features a revolver with a knotted barrel created by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reutersward

2003 Appearing at this year's two day T In The Park festival in Scotland, REM, The White Stripes, Idlewind, The Cardigans, The Proclaimers, The Music, The Charlatans, Coldplay, Supergrass, The Darkness, Turin Brakes, The Coral and Feeder.
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