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PostSubject: October 11   18.11.08 0:25

Births
1946 Gary Mallaber, drums, Steve Miller Band, (1974 US No.1 & 1990 UK No.1 single 'The Joker').

1949 Daryl Hall, (Hall and Oates, 1982 US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'Maneater', plus five other US No.1's, solo 1986 UK No.28 single 'Dreamtime').

1950 Andrew Woolfolk, sax, Earth Wind and Fire, (1975 US No.1 single 'Shining Star', 1981 UK No.3 single 'Let's Groove').

1957 Blair Cunningham, drums, Haircut 100, (1982 UK No.3 single 'Love Plus One').

1962 Andy McCoy, Hanoi Rocks, (1984 UK No.61 single 'Up Around The Bend').

1962 Scott Johnson, Gin Blossoms, (1994 UK No.24 single 'Hey Jealousy').

1971 MC Lyte, US female rapper, (1997 UK No.15 single, 'Cold Rock A Party').

1973 Brendan Brown, guitar, vocals, Wheatus, (2001 UK No 2 single 'Teenage Dirtbag').


Events
1939 Coleman Hawkins recorded "Body and Soul."

1940 Glenn Miller recorded "Make Believe Ballroom Time."

1948 "Where's Charley?" debuted on Broadway.

1960 Aretha Franklin made her stage debut at the Village Vanguard in New York City.

1961 The Highwaymen were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Michael'. The US group's only UK Top 40 hit.

1962 The Beatles made their first appearance on the UK singles chart with 'Love Me Do', which peaked at No. 4 on the chart.

1965 Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers married his former fan club secretary Pauline Behan.

1965 "Roll Over Beethoven" was released by the Beatles.

1967 The Bee Gees were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Massachusetts', the group's first of five UK No.1's.

1967 On this week's UK singles chart, Traffic were at No.3 with 'Hole In My Shoe, The Bee Gees were at No.2 with 'Massachusetts' and Engelbert Humperdink was at No.1 with 'The Last Waltz'

1968 During a Beatles recording session at Abbey Road six saxophonists recorded parts for 'Savoy Truffle' for the forthcoming White Album. George Harrison distorted the saxophones to get the desired sound.

1969 One hit wonders Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Je T'aime Moi Non' the only French language chart topper.

1969 Muddy Waters was seriously injured and three people were killed in a car accident near Chicago, IL.

1973 Elvis and Priscilla Presley's divorce became final.

1974 John Denver was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Annie's Song.'

1975 Neil Sedaka started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Bad Blood', his third No.1, the song featured Elton John on backing vocals.

1976 Dutch group Pussycat were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Mississippi.'

1978 Appearing at The Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead, England, Siouxsie And The Banshees, supported by Spizz Oil and The Human League.

1979 Whitesnake kicked off a 19-date UK tour at Portsmouth Guildhall.

1980 The Police scored their second UK No.1 album with 'Zenyatta Mondatta.'

1986 Janet Jackson started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'When I Think Of You', her first US No.1, a No.10 hit in the UK.

1986 Madonna was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'True Blue' her third UK No.1.

1988 Former Beatle Ringo Starr and his wife Barbara started treatment for alcohol abuse at a clinic in Tucson, Arizona.

1989 The album "Hot in the Shade" was released by KISS.

1990 Drummer Dave Grohl played his first gig with Nirvana when they appeared at the North Shore Surf Club in Olympia.

1995 Tupac Shakur was released from Clinton Correctional Prison on $1.4 Million bail which was posted by Suge Knight. In return 2Pac signed a three album deal with Knight's Death Row Records

1997 Elton John went to No.1 on the US singles chart with his world-wide charity hit 'Candle In The Wind 1997' his eighth US No.1 single.

1997 The Verve started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Urban Hymns.'

1999 Deborah Rowe the wife of Michael Jackson filed for divorce after three years of marriage. The couple met when Rowe was working as a nurse at his plastic surgeon's office.

1999 George Michael refused to let BBC TV screen footage of his appearance at the 'Netaid' concert because he was not happy with his performance.

1999 Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was released on $5000 bail after facing charges relating to a riot at a gig in North Carolina in 1997. Lee allegedly incited the crowd to attack a guard and had also poured a drink over his head.

2003 Mojo magazine readers voted the studio session for Elvis Presley's debut single 'That's All Right' the most pivotal moment in rock history. Bob Dylan's switch from acoustic to electric guitars in 1965 came second, and 'White Riot, the debut single by The Clash released in 1977 was voted third.

2005 Rod Stewart received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to honour a career spanning more than 40 years.

2007 Take That kicked off their Beautiful World European tour in Belfast ending in Manchester on 20 November 2007.
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