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PostSubject: July 22   17.11.08 23:37

Births
1941 George Clinton, (1994 UK No.22 single 'Bop Gun'), Parliament, Funkadelic, (1978 US No.16 album 'One Nation Under A Groove').

1941 Keith Sweat, US singer, (1988 UK No.26 single 'I Want Her').

1943 Bobby Sherman, US singer, (1969 US No.3 single 'Little Woman' and six other US Top 30 hits).

1944 Estelle Bennett, The Ronettes, (1963 US No.4 & UK No.4 single 'Be My Baby').

1944 Ric Davis, vocalist and keyboardist with Supertramp, (1979 UK No.7 & US No.6 single with ‘The Logical Song’ and a 1979 US No.1 & UK No.3 album 'Breakfast In America').

1947 Don Henley, The Eagles, drums, vocals, (1977 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Hotel California', plus 5 US No.1 albums. 'Greatest Hits 1971-1975' is the second biggest selling album in the world with sales over 30m). Solo (1985 US No.5 & UK No.12 single 'The Boys of Summer').

1956 Mick Pointer, drummer Marillion, (1985 UK No.2 single 'Kayleigh').

1963 Emily Saliers, guitar, vocals, Indigo Girls, (1989 US No.22 album 'Indigo Girls').

1964 William Calhoun, drums, Living Colour, (1991 UK No.12 single 'Love Rears Its Ugly Head').

1967 Pat Badger, bass, Extreme, (1991 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'More Than Words').

1971 Chris Helme, vocals, The Seahorses, (1997 UK No.3 single 'Love Is The Law', UK No.2 album, 'Do It Yourself').

1973 Daniel Jones, Savage Garden, (1998 US No.1 & UK No.4 single 'Truly Madly Deeply').

1973 Rufus Wainwright, Canadian / American, singer-songwriter, son of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle and the brother of Martha Wainwright. 2003 album ‘Want One’, 2005 UK No.21 album ‘Want Two’, 2007 UK No.2 album 'Release the Stars.'


Deaths
2004 Legendary French singer and guitarist Sacha Distel died after a long battle with deteriorating health. 1970 UK No.10 single 'Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head'

2004 Singer, songwriter and producer Arthur Crier died of heart failure. Member of The Chimes Worked with Little Eva, Gene Pitney, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Ben E. King, Johnny Nash, The Coasters.

2005 Eugene Record founder member and singer with The Chi-lites died of cancer. Had the 1972 US No.1 single 'Oh Girl' and 1972 UK No.3 single 'Have You Seen Her.'


Events
1937 Hal Kemp and his orchestra recorded "Got a Date with an Angel."

1963 The Beatles' first U.S. album, "Introducing The Beatles," was released.

1965 Mick Jagger, Brian Jones and Bill Wyman from The Rolling Stones were each fined ?5 at East Ham Magistrates Court, London after being found guilty of insulting behaviour at a Romford Road service station. The three had all urinated against a wall.

1967 Vanilla Fudge made its concert debut in New York.

1967 This week's UK Top 5 singles: No.5, 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale', Procol Harum, No.4, 'She'd Rather Be With Me', The Turtles, No.3, 'It Must Be Him', Vikki Car', No.2, 'Alternate Title', The Monkees and No.1, 'All You Need Is Love', The Beatles.

1968 The Byrds' "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" album was released.

1969 Aretha Franklin was arrested for disorderly conduct after creating a disturbance in a Detroit parking lot.

1972 The variety show, "The Bobby Darin Amusement Company" premiered on CBS.

1972 The Who's "Join Together" was released.

1972 Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested in Sweden for possession of drugs.

1977 Elvis Costello's first album, "My Aim Is True," was released in Britain. It was later released in the U.S.

1977 Tony Orlando announced his retirement from show business.

1979 Little Richard, known as Reverend Richard Penniman, spoke at a revival meeting in North Richmond, CA. He warned the congregation about the evils of rock & roll music.

1980 Appearing at Rotters, Liverpool, UB40.

1989 Former actress Martika started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Toy Soldiers', a No.5 hit in the UK.

1989 Courtney Love married her first husband James Moreland who was the singer with LA band Leaving Trains.

1989 Simply Red scored their first UK No.1 album with their third release 'A New Flame'.

1989 Sonia was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'You'll Never Stop Me Loving You'.

1989 The soundtrack album 'Batman' by Prince started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart.

1996 The parents of a teen-age murder victim sued the band Slayer contending that the band's lyrics were "satanic" and inspired 3 teen-age boys to rape, torture and stab the girl to death.

1999 Simple Minds closed their official fan club due to dwindling membership.

2000 Oasis appeared at London's Wembley Stadium, the gig was broadcast live around the world on TV.

2001 Destiny's Child went back to No.1 on the UK album chart for the second time with 'Survivor'.

2006 Johnny Cash was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘American V: A Hundred Highways.’ Released posthumously on July 4, the vocal parts were recorded before Cash's death, but the instruments were not recorded until 2005.

2007 Welsh singer Paul Potts started a three week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'One Chance.' Potts became the winner of the first series of ITV's Britain's Got Talent show.

2007 Ja Rule and Lil Wayne were arrested after a concert in Manhattan on charges of carrying illegal firearms. The rappers were arrested separately, Rule was stopped for speeding when a weapon was discovered in his car and officers who arrested Wayne for smoking marijuana also found a pistol in his car.
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