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PostSubject: July 13   17.11.08 23:34

Births
1942 Roger McGuinn, guitar, vocals, The Byrds, (1965 US & UK No.1 single 'Mr Tambourine Man'). He was the only member of The Byrds to play on the hit, the others being session players.

1942 Stephen Jo Bladd, drums, The J Geils Band, (1982 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Centerfold').

1961 Lawrence Donegan, bass, Lloyd Cole And The Commotions, (1985 UK No.19 single 'Brand New Friend').


Deaths
1984 Philippe Wynne, a former lead singer of the Spinners, died of a heart attack while on stage in Oakland, CA.

1999 Sandy y Papo was killed in a car accident at the age of 23.

2004 Arthur ‘Killer’ Kane, bass player with The New York Dolls, died in Los Angeles on aged 55. The influential American band formed in 1972 and made just two albums, the 1973 'New York Dolls' and 1974 'Too Much Too Soon'.

2004 Hal Carter died. Manager, agent and producer, wrote ‘Come On And Twist’, worked with The Kinks, Marty Wilde, Billy Fury, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent.


Events
1939 Frank Sinatra made his recording debut with the Harry James band with the songs "Melancholy Mood" and "From the Bottom of My Heart."

1959 The Shirelles' "Dedicated To The One I Love" was released.

1963 The Rolling Stones played their first ever gig outside London when they appeared at The Alcove Club, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire supporting The Hollies.

1964 The Supremes made the studio recording of "Come See About Me."

1964 The Animals went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'House Of The Rising Sun.' This was the first Number 1 to have a playing time of more than four minutes.

1965 Paul McCartney was presented with five Ivor Novello Awards at a lunch party at The Savoy, London. John Lennon refused to attend; Paul was 40 minutes late after he had forgotten about the engagement.

1968 Steppenwolf's "Born To Be Wild" was released.

1968 Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel's album, "Bookends" is #1 for the third week in a row on the US charts. That album along with the "Mrs. Robinson" soundtrack will give the duo 16 straight weeks at #1 on the L.P. charts.

1969 Over 100 US radio stations banned The Beatles new single 'The Balled Of John and Yoko' due to the line 'Christ, you know it ain't easy', calling it offensive.

1972 During a North American tour The Rolling Stones played the first of two nights at the Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan.

1974 Eric Clapton's "I Shot The Sheriff" was released.

1974 George McCrae's "Rock Your Baby" begins the first of two straight weeks at #1 on the US charts.

1974 Elton John started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Caribou', his third No.1 album, also No.1 in the US.

1974 George McCrae started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Rock Your Baby', his only US No.1, also No.1 in the UK.

1976 The first issue of UK punk fanzine Sniffin' Glue was published, with features on The Stranglers, Ramones and Blue Oyster Cult. Former bank clerk Mark Perry edited the fanzine.

1977 A Boz Scaggs show in New York was cut short due to the infamous New York City blackout. In a related story, NRBQ was playing that night in a different venue and improvised by taping flashlights to their microphone stands and playing an acoustic set.

1979 Adam and the Ants kicked off a 20-date UK tour at Retford Portherhouse.

1980 Advertised in this weeks UK music weekly NME, Levi jeans with free braces, sizes 27-33 priced at Ł16.95.

1985 The Live-Aid concerts, put together to help starving people in Africa are held in Philadelphia and London. The shows were organized by Boomtown Rats lead singer Bob Geldof and featured dozens of major acts. It's estimated that the shows were either watched or listened to by an audience of one and a half billion.

1985 George Michael sang lead vocals to Elton John's performance of "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" at the Live Aid Concert.

1985 Duran Duran became the first artists to have a No.1 on the US singles chart with a James Bond theme when 'A View To A Kill', went to the top of the charts.

1985 Elton John re-signed with MCA Records in America, his five-album deal being worth $8 million, the biggest advance in history at the time.

1985 Tears For Fears went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Songs From The Big Chair'.

1990 Curtis Mayfield was badly injured after a strong gust of wind blew a lighting rig on him during a outside concert in Brooklyn, New York.

1991 Appearing at Wembley Arena, London, INXS, Jellyfish, Jesus Jones, Hothouse Flowers, Roachford and Deborah Harry.

1991 Bryan Adams went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Everything I Do I Do It For You' taken from the film 'Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves'. It stayed at No.1 for a record-breaking 16 weeks, also a No.1 in the US and 16 other countries.

1991 The Everly Brothers foundation bought 80 acres of land in the brother's hometown, planning to build a theme park and museum in honour of the duo.

1992 Wet Wet Wet played a free concert on the Isle Of Arran, Scotland.

1995 Geddy Lee (Rush) sang "Oh Canada" before the All-Star Game at Baltimore's Camden Yards.

1996 2Pac featuring KC & Jojo, Dr Dre & Roger Troutmans went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'How Do U Want It / California Love', 2Pac's first US No.1.

1996 Over 2,000 guitar players set a new world record for the largest 'jam' ever when they all played 'Heartbreak Hotel' for 75 minutes.

1997 Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis underwent five hours of hospital surgery after being involved in a motorbike accident in Los Angles.

1997 The Prodigy started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The Fat Of The Land'.

1997 A trial against John Denver for drunken driving ended in a hung jury, deadlocked 3-3. Denver's defence attorney argued that the singer suffered from a thyroid condition that had distorted blood alcohol tests.

1998 RealNetworks Inc. rolled out a test version of RealSystem G2. G2 is a streaming video and audio delivery system.

1998 It was announced that Marilyn Manson would cancel appearances at seven European rock festivals due to Ginger Fish's bout with mononucleosis.

1999 The Manic Street Preachers had to postpone a tour of the US because the mother of singer James Dean Bradfield had fallen seriously ill.

1999 The New Radicals called it a day after just one album and a world-wide hit single. Front man, songwriter and driving force Gregg Alexander said he would concentrate on producing and writing.

2000 In Japan, Yoko Ono filed a lawsuit against Teito Rapid Transit Authority for copyright infringement for their unauthorized use of a ticket showing the portrait of John Lennon (Beatles).

2000 James Brown was accused of swinging a knife at a utility worker and holding the man against his will. The event was supposed to have happened on July 3, 2000, when Russel Eubanks responded to a "no lights" report.

2002 Fatboy Slim brought the Brighton area to a standstill when he threw a free beach party. Organisers had expected 60,000 fans to attend but over 250,000 turned up causing chaos on the roads with traffic jams over ten miles long. Fatboy Slim spent Ł100,000 of his own money supporting the event after a sponsor pulled out.

2003 Ashanti started a two week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Chapter II’ the singers second US No.1, a No.5 hit in the UK.

2007 Rod Stewart collected his CBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace. The singer who was honoured for his services to music wore a skull and crossbones tie, white trousers and a stripy shirt instead of the conventional morning suit.
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