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PostSubject: July 28   17.11.08 23:39

Births
1935 Simon Dee (Cyril Nicholas Henty-Dodd), British TV and radio presenter, hosted a twice-weekly chat show 'Dee Time' during the 1960's, with musical guests including Jimi Hendrix and Lulu.

1938 George Cummings, steel guitar, Dr Hook, (1972 US No.5 & UK No.2 single 'Sylvia's Mother' plus 9 other US Top 40 hits).

1944 Mike Bloomfield, guitarist, member of the Paul Butterfield band and Electric Flag. Played on Dylan's album 'Highway 61 Revisited.' He died on 15th February 1981.

1945 Rick Wright, keyboards, vocals, Pink Floyd, (1973 US No.1 & UK No.2 album 'Dark Side Of The Moon', spent a record breaking 741 weeks on the US chart. 1979 UK and US No.1 single 'Another Brick In The Wall, (part 2)'. Pink Floyd have sold over 200 million albums worldwide).

1949 Peter Doyle, singer, The New Seekers, (1972 UK No.1 & US No.7 single 'I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing'). Doyle died on 13th October 2001.

1949 Simon Kirke, drums, Free, (1971 UK No.2 & US No.4 single 'All Right Now'). Bad Company (1974 UK No.15 single 'Can't Get Enough').

1949 Steve Took, percussion, T Rex, 1971 UK No.1 single 'Hot Love', plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles'). Took died on 27th October 1980.

1962 Rachel Sweet, singer, (1978 UK No.35 single 'B-A-B-Y').

1965 Nick Banks, drums, Pulp, (1995 UK No.2 single 'Common People').

1965 Texas Axile, keyboards, Transvision Vamp, (1989 UK No.3 single 'Baby I Don't Care').

1972 Dan Warton, drums, Neds Atomic Dustbin, (1991 UK No.16 single 'Happy').

1980 Noel Sullivan, vocals, Hear'Say, (2001 UK No.1 single 'Pure and Simple').

1986 Jacoby Dakota Shaddix, lead singer with Papa Roach.

1990 DeAndre Cortez Way (Soulja Boy), American rapper. 2007 US No.1 single 'Crank That (Soulja Boy).'


Deaths
1996 Marge Ganser from The Shangri-Las died of breast cancer. The group scored over ten hits during the 60's including the 1964 US No.1 'Leader Of The Pack.'

2004 Singer with The Tymes George Williams died of cancer. Had the 1975 UK No.1 single 'Ms Grace'.


Events
1933 The first singing telegram was sent. It was given to Rudy Vallee on his 32nd birthday.

1939 Judy Garland recorded "Over the Rainbow."

1954 The first press interview with 19 year old Elvis Presley was published in the 'Memphis Press- Scimitar'.

1956 Gene Vincent appeared on the Perry Como TV show in the US.

1957 Jerry Lee Lewis made his television debut on "The Steve Allen Show."

1960 Cliff Richard had his third UK No.1 single with 'Please Don't Tease'.

1966 Chris Farlowe And The Thunderbirds were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Jagger and Richards song 'Out Of Time'.

1969 Police in Moscow reported that thousands of public phone booths had been vandalised after thieves were stealing parts of the phones to convert their acoustic guitars to electric. A feature in a Russian youth magazine had shown details on how to do this.

1970 The movie "Ned Kelly" opened in which Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones) made his acting debut.

1973 Chicago went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Chicago IV', the groups second US No.1.

1973 Gary Glitter had his first UK No.1 single with 'I'm The leader Of The Gang (I Am).

1973 Grand Funk Railroad's "We're An American Band" was released.

1973 A rock festival took place in Watkins Glen, NY. About 600-thousand people watched the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers and The Band perform.

1979 The World Series of Rock was held at Cleveland Stadium, with Journey, Ted Nugent and Thin Lizzy.

1979 ' I Don't Like Mondays' a song inspired by a true life shooting incident gave The Boomtown Rats their second UK No.1single.

1980 The Police, U2 and Squeeze play the Dalymount Festival in Dublin.

1980 Elton John started a five week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Sleeping With The Past', his fifth No.1 album.

1987 The Beatles sued Nike and Capitol Records over the use of their song "Revolution" in shoe commercials.

1990 Elton John started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Sleeping With The Past', his fifth No.1 album.

1990 Partners In Kryme started a four week run at No.1 with 'Turtle Power' the first rap chart topper in the UK.

1991 An estimated 2,000 Youths rioted after a MC Hammer concert in Penticon, Canada, almost 100 arrests were made.

1993 The 10,000 Maniacs played their last show with lead singer Natalie Merchant. Merchant left the group to pursue a solo career.

1995 Michael Jackson's video "You Are Not Alone" was premiered.

1995 Jimi Hendrix' father James Al Hendrix won back the rights to his son's name, likeness, image and music after a number of companies had profited from them over the years.

1996 Marge Ganser from The Shangri-Las died. The group scored over ten hits during the 60's.

1998 It was announced that Toad The Wet Sprocket was disbanding.

2000 A U.S. federal appeals court granted a last minute stay of an injunction that ordered Napster, Inc., to shut down. The order to stop operations came on July 26, 2000.

2001 The Eagles played the first concert at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX.

2001 Gorillaz appeared at The Brixton Academy, London.

2002 Dave Matthews Band went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Busted Stuff.'

2003 The wine Sir Cliff Richard made from his Algarve estate started a UK supermarket battle. Fans were asking all the stores when the wine would go on sale with the Tesco chain saying they would be the first, but the Waitrose shops had been selling the L8.49 a bottle red for the last week.

2004 Justin Timberlake obtained a restraining order against a photographer who allegedly stalked him. A judge in Santa Monica, California, granted the order against photographer Artemus Earl Lister.

2006 Prince's second wife Manuela Testolini Nelson filed for divorce. His first marriage, to dancer Mayte Garcia, took place in 1996 but only lasted two years.
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