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PostSubject: July 30   17.11.08 23:39

Births
1941 Paul Anka, singer, (1957 UK & US No.1 single 'Diana'. The single sold over 9 million copies world- wide). Wrote many classic songs including: 'It Doesn't Matter Anymore', 'Puppy Love' and the lyrics to 'My Way.'

1945 David Sanborn, saxophone, US session player, worked with Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, David Bowie.

1946 Jeffrey Hammond Hammond, bass, Jethro Tull, (1969 UK No.3 & UK No.11 single 'Living In The Past').

1949 Andy Scott, guitar, Sweet, (1973 UK No.1 single 'Blockbuster', plus 14 other UK Top 40 singles).

1949 Joyce Jones, singer, First Choice, (1973 UK No.9 single 'Smarty Pants).

1949 Hugh Nicholson, Marmalade, (1969 UK No.1 single 'Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da'').

1956 Phil Phearon, vocals, Galaxy, (1983 UK No.4 single 'Dancing Night').

1957 Chris Miller (Rat Scabies), drums, The Damned, (1986 UK No.3 single 'Eloise').

1958 Kate Bush, UK singer, songwriter, (1978 UK No.1 single 'Wuthering Heights' plus over 20 other UK Top singles. Her 1985 UK No.1 album 'Hounds Of Love' spent 52 weeks on the chart).

1959 Vaughan Toulouse, Dept S. He died from an Aids related illness in 1991, Dept S had the 1981 UK No.22 single 'Is Vic There'.

1966 Craig Gannon, The Bluebells, (1993 UK No.1 single with the re-issued 'Young At Heart',)

1966 Jyoti Mishra, White Town, (1997 UK No.1 single 'Your Woman').

1968 Louise Wener, vocals, Sleeper, (1996 UK No.10 single 'Sale Of The Century').

1968 Sean Moore, drums, Manic Street Preachers, (1996 UK No.2 single 'A Design For Life' 1998 UK No.1 album 'This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours').

1972 Brad Hargraves, Third Eye Blind, (1997 US No.4 & UK No. 33 single 'Semi- Charmed Life').

1977 Ian David Carslick Watkins, lead singer, of the Welsh alternative rock band Lostprophets.

1979 Ian Watkins, singer, Lostprophets, (2004 UK No.8 single 'Last Train Home', 2006 UK No.1 album 'Liberation Transmission').


Deaths
1978 Glen Goine, singer and guitarist with Parliament-Funkadelic died aged 24.

1991 Linda McCartney's father and showbiz lawyer Roger Eastman died.

1992 Many Motown stars gathered for a memorial service for Mary Wells, who died of cancer at the age of 49. Smokey Robinson sang a medley of Wells' hits.

1993 Rob Jones bass player with The Wonder Stuff died age 29.

2000 Nine Pearl Jam fans were killed at this years Roskolde festival in Denmark during the bands set. The victims, all men and aged between 17 and 28, were trampled to death close to the stage.


Events
1942 Frank Sinatra recorded the last of 90 recordings with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.

1954 Elvis Presley made his professional debut in Memphis. It was his first concert to be advertised.

1956 Brenda Lee recorded her first hit, "Jambalaya" and "Bigelow 6-500."

1960 The Elvis Presley album 'Elvis is Back' was at No.1 on the UK chart.

1966 The Beatles started a five week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Yesterday...And Today', the groups eighth chart topper.

1966 The Troggs started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Wild Thing'.

1968 The Beatles' Apple Boutique in London closed after heavy losses.

1970 The Rolling Stones fired Allen Klein as their manager.

1973 Gary Glitter was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I'm The leader Of The Gang (I Am), the singers first of three No.1's.

1975 The Charlie Daniels Band, one of the U.S.' popular exponents of Southern style boogie rock, earns it first US gold record for "Fire on the Mountain."

1977 The Bee Gees younger brother Andy Gibb started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Just Wanna Be Your Everything', his first of three US No.1's, it made No.26 in the UK. Andy died 10/3/88 aged 30.

1978 Glen Goine, singer and guitarist with Parliament Funkadelic died aged 24. (1978 US No.16 album 'One Nation Under A Groove').

1978 Appearing at the JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, Fleetwood Mac and Steve Miller Band.

1986 Boy George was fined Ł250 by a London court for possession of heroin.

1986 Steve Winwood started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Roll With It', a No.53 hit in the UK.

1987 David Bowie played the first show of his "Glass Spider" tour in Philadelphia, PA.

1988 Gary Glitter appeared in a full-page ad in the NME pictured holding a very large tub of skin rejuvenating cream. The heading being 'The things people do to keep hold of their young persons Railcard'.

1988 Steve Winwood started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Roll With It', a No.53 hit in the UK.

1991 A police officer was forced to tear up a traffic ticket given to the limousine that Axl Rose was travelling in after it made an illegal turn. Rose threatened to pull that nights Guns N' Roses gig if the ticket was issued.

1998 Jamiroquai were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Deeper Underground', Brandy and Monica held the US No.1 position with 'The Boy Is Mine'.

2003 The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Rush, The Guess Who, Justin Timberlake, The Flaming Lips, Sass Jordan and The Isley Brothers played a benefit concert in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to prove that the city is safe from SARS. With 450,000 spectators, it was the largest concert in Canadian history.

2005 A new book published to mark the 35th anniversary of the death of Jimi Hendrix claimed the guitarist pretended to be gay so he would be discharged from the army. "Room Full of Mirrors" by Charles Cross said army records showed Hendrix was discharged from the 101st Airborne Division aged 19 in 1962 for "homosexual tendencies."

2006 Shakira started a four week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Hips Don't Lie.'

2006 British gay magazine 'Attitude' listed the 'Top 10 Gay Albums' of all time. No.1 was Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters, 2, Arrival - Abba, 3, Vauxhall and I - Morrissey, 4, Light Years - Kylie Minogue, 5, Older - George Michael, 6, Welcome To The Pleasuredome - Frankie Goes to Hollywood, 7, Erotica - Madonna, 8, I Am a Bird Now - Antony and the Johnsons, 9, Bad Girls - Donna Summer AND No. 10 The Man Who Sold the World - David Bowie.

2007 A man admitted bootlegging charges after hearing evidence from Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page. Robert Langley, 57, from Buckingham, originally denied three trademark and two copyright infringements after being caught at a record fair in Glasgow. The seizure of CDs and DVDs two years ago included L11,500 of counterfeit Led Zeppelin material.
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