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PostSubject: July 15   17.11.08 23:34

Births
1944 Millie Jackson, US soul singer, (1973 US No. 24 single, 'Hurts So Good', 1985 UK No.32 single with Elton John, 'Act Of War').

1945 Peter Lewis, Moby Grape, (1967 US No.124 album 'Moby Grape').

1946 Linda Ronstadt, US singer, songwriter, (1975 US No.1 single 'You're No Good', 1989 UK No.2 single with Aaron Neville, 'Don't Know Much' plus over 15 other US Top 40 hits).

1948 Artimus Pyle, drums, Lynyrd Skynyrd, (1974 US No. 8 single, 'Sweet Home Alabama', 1982 UK No.21 single 'Freebird').

1949 Trevor Horne, Buggles, (1979 UK No.1 single 'Video Killed The Radio Star'), Yes, (1980-81), produced three UK No.1's for Frankie Goes To Hollywood, 'Relax', 'Two Tribes', & 'The Power Of Love').

1950 Ian Campbell, Middle Of The Road, (1971 UK No.1 single 'Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep').

1952 Jeff Carlisli, 38 Special, (1982 US No.10 single 'Caught Up In You').

1952 Johnny Thunders, (John Genzale), guitar, vocals, The New York Dolls, 1973 album 'New York Dolls'. Died of a drug overdose on 23rd April 1991.

1953 Alicia Bridges, US singer, (1978 US No.5 & UK No. 32 single 'I Love The Night Life').

1956 Ian Curtis, vocals, Joy Division, (1980 UK No.13 single 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'). Curtis committed suicide on 18th May 1980 by hanging himself.

1956 Joe Satriani, guitarist and former guitar instructor. Satriani now has the most Grammy Award nominations of anyone (14) without winning.

1973 John Dolmayan, drummer, System of a Down, (2005 US No.1 & UK No.2 album ‘Mezmerize’).

1973 John Dolmayan, drummer, System of a Down. (2001 US No.1 & UK No.13 album ‘Toxicity’, 2005 US No.1 & UK No.2 album 'Mezmerize’).

1977 Ray Toro, lead guitar, My Chemical Romance, (2006 UK No.1 single ‘Welcome to the Black Parade’, 2006 US No.2 album ‘The Black Parade’).


Deaths
1958 John Lennon's mother Julia was killed when she was knocked down by a car.

1990 Troy Dixon from Heavy D. & The Boyz died in an accidental fall.

1997 Ary Groenhuijzen, keyboard player with US 50's group The Teddy Bears died. (1958 US No.1 single 'To Know Him, Is To Love Him').

2000 Mike and the Mechanics and Sad Cafe singer Paul Young died of a heart attack at his Manchester home aged 53.

2000 An Oasis fan was killed when he tried to walk home along the M61 motorway in Manchester, England after Oasis had played a sold-out gig at The Reebok stadium.


Events
1942 Glen Miller and his band recorded "Jukebox Saturday Night."

1952 Patti Page made her TV debut in a summer replacement series for Perry Como.

1956 The Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Why Do Fool's Fall In Love'. A No.6 hit in the US.

1965 This weeks US top three singles, No.3 The Byrds, 'Mr Tambourine Man', No.2 The Four Tops, 'I Can't Help Myself' and at No.1 The Rolling Stones with (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction.

1966 Percy Sledge's first and biggest hit, "When A Man Loves A Woman" earns him his first and only gold record.

1967 This week's Top 5 UK albums; No.5, Fiddler On The Roof, Original Soundtrack, No.4, Are You Experienced, Jimi Hendrix, No.3, Sound Of Music, Soundtrack, No.2, Headquarters, The Monkees and No.1 The Beatles, Sgt Pepper's.

1972 Elton John started a five week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Honky Chateau', his first US chart topper.

1973 Ray Davies announced that he was leaving The Kinks. He returned to the group within the week.

1973 Appearing at 'The Great Western Express' festival at White City, London, The Edgar Winter Group, Sly and the Family Stone, Canned Heat, Lindisfarne and The Kinks. Ray Davies of The Kinks announced from the stage that he was sick of the whole thing and was retiring. He then walked into the local hospital and collapsed.

1978 Bob Dylan performed before the largest open-air concert audience (for a single artist). About 200,000 fans turned out at Blackbushe Airport in England.

1978 The Rolling Stones started a two week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Some Girls', the groups seventh US No.1 album.

1980 Linda Ronstadt made her dramatic debut in "The Pirates Of Penzance" at the New York Shakespeare Festival in Central Park. In the part of Mabel, she gets good reviews, and when the production moves to Broadway in January of 1981 she moves with it. The musical-comedy will be made into a movie starring Ronstadt and other original cast members.

1985 Nude photos of Madonna taken in 1977 appeared in this months Playboy and Penthouse Magazines.

1986 Artists featured in the current 'Smash Hits' magazine included, Madonna, Amazulu and UB40. Single of the week was Jesus & Mary Chain, 'Some Candy Talking' and album of the week was 'Stutter' by James.

1986 Columbia Records dropped Johnny Cash after 28 years. Johnny signed with Polygram the next year.

1989 Simply Red scored their second US No.1 single with 'If You Don't Know Me By Now', a 1973 UK hit for Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes.

1989 Soul II Soul went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut release 'Club Classics Volume One'.

1989 More than 200,000 people cram into Venice, Italy for a free Pink Floyd concert. Residents complain about the noise, litering and drug use.

1992 Aretha Franklin sang the U.S. national anthem at the Democratic National Convention in New York City.

1994 Wet Wet Wet were enjoying their sixth week at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Love Is All Around'. It went on to spend a total of 15 weeks at No.1.

1994 Phil Collins announced that he was seeking a divorce from his wife Jill.

1995 Sinead O'Connor dropped out of Lollapalooza because she was pregnant. She was replaced with Elastica.

1998 Aerosmith were forced to cancel a forthcoming US tour after Joey Kramer was involved in a freak accident. The drummer's car set on fire and was completely destroyed as he was filling up with petrol. He was admitted to hospital with second-degree burns.

1999 The original Drifters performed on Today on NBC-TV.

2000 Happy Monday's singer Shaun Ryder was reprimanded by a Manchester judge after he turned up a day late in court to give evidence. Ryder told the court he had been on a bender. A man was cleared of dangerous driving and assaulting Ryder.

2001 Usher went to No.1 on the UK album chart with '8701'.

2002 A boat captained by Bob Segar won its division in the 78th annual Port Huron-to-Mackinac Island Sailboat Race.

2002 VH1 confirmed that it was working on a reality TV show that would follow Liza Minnelli.

2002 Sir Paul McCartney was named the highest-earning music star of the year so far after selling tickets worth ?33.9m during his recent US tour.

2002 Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker married stylist Camille in France.

2004 U2 called in police after thieves nicked a copy of the bands latest album ‘Vertigo’. The CD was stolen during a photo shoot with the band in the south of France.

2005 Victor Edward Willis, the original policeman in the Village People, was arrested after police found a gun and drugs in his convertible in Daly City, south of San Francisco. Willis also had an outstanding $15,000 felony warrant for possession of narcotics.

2006 ‘Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship’ by India.Arie was at No.1 on the US album chart the R&B soul singers third album.

2007 The UK music industry reacted angrily at a decision to give away ‘Planet Earth’ the new album by Prince as a ‘covermount’ with the Mail on Sunday newspaper today. The 10-track CD was not due to be released in stores until 24 July. Stephen Miron, the newspaper's managing director, said: "No one has done this before. We have always given away CDs and DVDs, but this is just setting a new level."

2007 Over 10,000 people applied for a job with P Diddy after the rapper posted an advert on Youtube looking to find a new personal assistant. He warned applicants that the job would be far from easy and would involve everything from getting him ready for the red carpet to aiding in billion dollar deals to helping him jump out of planes in movies.

2007 Alternative metal band Enemy went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'We'll Live And Die In These Towns' the band featured Queens of the Stone Age guitarist and singer Troy Van Leeuwen.
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