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PostSubject: October 08   18.11.08 0:24

Births
1934 Doc Green, The Drifters, (1960 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Save The Last Dance For Me').

1940 Fred Cash, vocals, The Impressions, (1965 US No.7 single 'Lilies Of The Field').

1940 George Bellamy, guitar, The Tornadoes, (1962 UK & US No.1 single 'Telstar'). The first major hit from a UK act on the American chart.

1941 Dave Arbus, East Of Eden, (1971 UK No.7 single 'Jig A Jig').

1945 Butch Rillera, Redbone, (1971 UK No.2 & US No.21 single 'The Witch Queen Of New Orleans').

1945 Ray Royer, Procol Harum, (1967 UK No.1 & US No.5 single 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale').

1947 Tony Wilson, Hot Chocolate, (1975 US No.3 single 'You Sexy Thing', 1977 UK No.1 single 'So You Win Again' plus over 25 other Top 40 hits).

1949 Hamish Stewart, Average White Band, (1975 US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'Pick Up The Pieces'). Member of the Paul McCartney band during the 90's, now solo.

1949 Harry Bowens, Was Not Was, (1992 UK No.4 single 'Shake Your Head').

1951 Johnny Ramone, guitar, The Ramones, 1977 UK No.22 single 'Sheena Is A Punk Rocker'). Died of prostate cancer on 15th September 2004.

1967 Teddy Riley, US singer, Blackstreet, (1996 UK No. 9 & US No.1 'No Diggity', featuring Dr Dre).


Events
1941 The Benny Goodman Orchestra recorded "Buckle Down Winsocki", with Tom Dix as featured vocalist.

1955 Jimmy Young was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Man From Laramie', the singers second UK No.1.

1956 The show "Lawrence Welk's Top Tunes and New Talent" debuted.

1957 Jerry Lee Lewis recorded the song "Great Balls Of Fire."

1959 Born on this day, James Johnstone, Pigbag, (1982 UK No.3 single 'Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag').

1964 Roy Orbison was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Oh Pretty Woman', his third UK No.1.

1964 Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles recorded their next single 'She's a Woman' in seven takes plus overdubs, recording the song from start to finish in five hours.

1965 During a UK The Rolling Stones appeared at The ABC, Stockton on Tees. Also on the bill, Spencer Davis Group, Unit Four + 2, The Checkmates, The End, and Charles Dickens and The Habits.

1968 Cass Elliot debuted as a solo act in Las Vegas, NV. She cancelled the two-week gig after one show because of tonsillitis and lack of rehearsal.

1971 "Imagine" was recorded by John Lennon.

1977 Billy Joel released his album "The Stranger."

1977 David Soul was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Silver Lady', his second UK No.1 single.

1980 Bob Marley collapsed onstage during a show in Pittsburgh, PA. It was the last show he would ever perform. He died seven months later of cancer.

1980 Prince released the album "Dirty Mind".

1984 Anne Murray won the Country Music Association's Album of the Year Award for "A Little Good News". Murray was the first woman to achieve this award.

1987 Chuck Berry was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1987 The Chuck Berry biographical film "Hail, Hail Rock & Roll" premiered.

1987 The three members from ZZ Top made advance bookings for seats on the first passenger flight to the Moon. The boys are still waiting for confirmation of the trip.

1988 Def Leppard were at No.1 in the US singles chart with 'Love Bites.'

1988 On their 12th single release, U2 scored their first UK No.1 with 'Desire.' The track was taken from the album 'Rattle And Hum.'

1988 Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side Of The Moon' finally left Billboard's Hot 200 Album Chart after a record breaking 741 weeks.

1988 Keith Richards appeared as a musical guest on "Saturday Night Live."

1992 The U.S. Postal Service announced the commemorative stamp booklet that would include Bill Haley, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Clyde McPhatter, Dinah Washington, and Otis Redding.

1994 "Elvis Aaron Presley - The Tribute" was aired as a pay-per-view special.

1996 Jimmy Chamberlin, formerly of the Smashing Pumpkins, pled guilty to disorderly conduct in connection with the heroin related death of Jonathan Melvin.

2000 All Saints went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Black Coffee'.

2000 Christina Aguilera started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Come On Over Baby.'

2000 Radiohead started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Kid A'. Also No. in the US.

2000 Mystikal was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Let's Get Ready.'

2001 Liza Minnelli performed at the White House at a Columbus Day celebration.

2003 Coldplay singer Chris Martin asked Australian police to drop a charge of malicious damage after allegedly attacking a photographer's car. Martin was charged in July after breaking a windscreen with a rock after being photographed surfing. Martin did not appear in court at Byron Bay, New South Wales, when his lawyer, Megan Cusack, asked for the charge to be dropped.

2004 Beanie Sigel was sentenced to a year in federal prison on a gun-possession charge that stemmed from a traffic stop in 2002.

2004 Britney Spears split with the manager who had guided her career since she was 13 years old. Larry Rudolph said he and the singer had "mutually agreed not to renew their nine-year management relationship".

2006 The Killers started a three week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Sam's Town' the US bands second album.

2007 Arctic Monkeys were named the best act in the world at this year's Q Awards held in London. Best album went to Amy Winehouse's Back to Black and Muse won Best live act. Manic Street Preachers won the award for the year's top track for 'Your Love Alone is Not Enough' and 'Ruby' by the Kaiser Chiefs won best video. Top breakthrough artist was Kate Nash, The icon of the year went to Sir Paul McCartney, Kylie Minogue was named idol of 2007, former Blur frontman Damon Albarn took the prize for inspiration, Classic songwriter award went to Billy Bragg, Innovation in sound award Sigur Ros and Lifetime achievement award went to Johnny Marr. The late Tony Wilson, founder of Manchester's Factory Records was named Q's hero.
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