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PostSubject: August 28   17.11.08 23:55

Births
1939 Clem Cattini, drums, The Tornadoes (1962 UK & US No.1 single 'Telstar'). The first major hit from a UK act on the American chart.

1943 Ann Lantree, The Honeycombs, (1964 UK No.1 single 'Have I The Right').

1943 David Soul, actor, singer (1977 UK & US No.1 single 'Don't Give Up On Us').

1946 Ken Andrews, Middle Of The Road, (1971 UK No.1 single 'Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep').

1948 Danny Seraphine, drums, Chicago, (1976 UK & US No.1 single 'If You Leave Me Now').

1949 Hugh Cornwell, guitar, vocals, The Stranglers, (1982 UK No.2 single 'Golden Brown', and over 20 other Top 40 hits). Solo.

1949 Martin Lamble drums, Fairport Convention, (1969 UK No.21 single 'Si Tu Dois Partir'). Killed when the bands van crashed on the way home from a gig in Birmingham.

1951 Wayne Osmond, Vocals, The Osmonds (1971 US No.1 single 'One Bad Apple', 1971 US 1974 UK No.1 single 'Love Me For A Reason', plus 9 other US & UK Top 40 singles).

1961 Kim Appleby, singer, Mel and Kim, (1987 UK No.1 single 'Respectable').

1965 Shania Twain, Canadian singer, (Eilleen Regina Edwards), biggest selling UK album of 1999, 'Come On Over.' Sold over 34 million world wide. 1999 UK No.3 single 'That Don't Impress Me Much'.

1969 Mary McCartney, a daughter to Paul and Linda McCartney Mary was named after Paul's mother (who he mentioned in the song 'Let It Be').

1969 Jack Black, actor, comedian and musician. One half of the comedy/rock duo Tenacious D with Kyle Gass.


Deaths
1981 Producer Guy Stevens died of a heart attack. Worked with Mott The Hoople, Free, The Clash.


Events
1931 "You Rascal You" was recorded by Henry Allen, with the Luis Russell Band.

1961 "Please Mr. Postman" was released by the Marvelettes.

1961 Joe Dowell went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Wooden Heart'.

1963 Peter, Paul & Mary performed "Blowin' In The Wind" before Civil Rights marchers who had gathered in Washington to hear Martin Luther King Jr. speak.

1964 The Beatles appeared on the cover of "LIFE" magazine.

1964 After playing a show at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, New York The Beatles met with Bob Dylan for the first time. It was today in The Delmorico Hotel in New York that Dylan introduced the fab four to marijuana.

1965 The Beach Boys 'California Girls' was at No.3 on the US singles chart, the single peaked at No.26 in the UK.

1967 The Grateful Dead and Big Brother and the Holding Company played at the wake of a Hell's Angels member who had been struck by a car in San Francisco, CA.

1968 Simon and Garfunkel started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Bookends'.

1968 The Beach Boys were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Do It Again'.

1972 David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars made their debut at Carnegie Hall in New York.

1972 Alice Cooper was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'School's Out'.

1978 Devo released their "Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo" LP.

1984 The Jacksons' Victory Tour broke the record for concert ticket sales. The group surpassed the 1.1 million mark in only two months.

1985 INXS begin their first ever world tour in Australia.

1988 Kylie Minogue set a new UK record when her debut album 'Kylie' became the biggest selling album by a female artist in Britain with sales of almost two million.

1993 Billy Joel started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'River Of Dreams.'

1993 Culture Beat started a four-week run at No.1 in the UK singles chart with 'Mr. Vain'.

1986 Tina Turner was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

1995 Oingo Boingo announced they would break up following a series of Halloween shows in California.

1997 The first Genesis album in six years was premiered live in an Album Network radio special and simultaneous webcast at www.atlantic-records.com.

1997 Gina G was taken ill during a flight from London to Glasgow when she suffered an allergic reaction to a flu treatment and had to be rushed to hospital.

1998 Geri Halliwell announced that she was selling off her Spice Girls clothes in a charity auction. The PVC cat suit she used to wear was up for Ł5000 knee high boots for Ł1200 and the Union Jack dress she wore to the Brit Awards for Ł8000.

2005 Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was admitted to hospital after being shot in the leg at a party hosted by hip hop star Kanye West. The party was held at a club in Miami, Florida, to celebrate this year's MTV Video Music Awards.

2005 Green Day cleaned up at this years MTV awards held in Miami winning seven awards including, Video of the Year for 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams' and the Viewer's Choice Award. Best Male Video went to Kanye West for 'Jesus Walks', Best Choreography went to Gwen Stefani for 'Hollaback Girl' and Breakthrough Video went to Gorillaz for 'Feel Good Inc.' The awards went ahead despite concerns over Hurricane Katrina, which hit Florida last week, and after a shooting at a pre-awards party. Record boss Suge Knight was shot in the leg during at a party for Kanye West.

2005 The News Of The World printed an apology to Justin Timberlake. The UK paper ran a story on 18th July 2004 saying the singer had a secret affair with model Lucy Clarkson behind the back of his girlfriend Cameron Diaz. The News Of The World stated that it accepted the allegations were untrue and apologised to Timberlake. The paper agreed to pay a substantial sum of money to a charity of the singers choice.

2005 Hilary Duff was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Most Wanted' the actress turned singer's fourth album.
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