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PostSubject: October 27   18.11.08 0:36

Births
1949 Byron Allred, keyboards, Steve Miller Band, (1974 US No.1 & 1990 UK No.1 single 'The Joker')

1949 Garry Tallent, bass player for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, (1984 US No.2 & 1985 UK No.4 single 'Dancing In The Dark').

1951 Ken Downing, Judas Priest, (1980 UK No.12 single 'Living After Midnight', 1980 UK No.4 album 'British Steel').

1953 Peter Dodd, guitar, The Thompson Twins, (1984 UK No.2 single 'You Take Me Up', 1984 US No.3 single, 'Hold Me Now').

1958 Hazell Dean, UK singer, (1988 UK No.4 single 'Who's Leaving Who').

1958 Simon Le Bon, vocals, Duran Duran, (1983 UK No.1 single 'Is There Something I Should Know', plus 25 other UK Top 40 singles, 1984 US No.1 single 'The Reflex'), Arcadia, (1985 UK No.7 single 'Election Day')

1967 Scott Weiland, vocals, Stone Temple Pilots, (1993 UK No.23 single 'Plush'). Velvet Revolver, (2004 US No.1 & UK No.11 album 'Contraband').

1982 Keri Lynn Hilson, American R&B singer and songwriter, part of a collective of writers and producers known as The Clutch.

1984 Kelly Osbourne, (2002 UK No.3 single 'Papa Don't Preach', 2003 UK No.1 with Ozzy Osbourne, 'Changes'.


Deaths
1990 Xavier Cugat died of heart failure at the age of 90.

1980 Former T Rex member Steve Took, choked to death on a cherry stone, after some magic mushrooms he had eaten, numbed all sensation in his throat.


Events
1956 "Ain't Got No Home" by Clarence Henry was released. It was his first hit.

1957 The Crickets started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'That'll Be The Day'. A No.3 hit in the US where it went on to sell over a million.

1960 Ben E. King records his first solo songs, "Spanish Harlem" and "Stand by Me."

1962 The Rolling Stones made their first studio recordings at Curly Clayton Studios in Highbury, London.

1962 The Shadows scored their second UK No.1 album with 'Out Of The Shadows.'

1963 Touring Sweden, The Beatles performed three shows at the Cirkus in Goteborg, Sweden.

1964 "Come See About Me" was released by the Supremes.

1966 The Four Tops were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Reach Out I'll Be There.' The group's only UK No.1

1969 Muddy Waters was seriously injured in a car crash in Champagne, Illinois. Three people were killed in the accident.

1970 Black Sabbath played their first ever-live show in the US when they kicked of a 16-date tour at Glassboro State College.

1973 Gladys Knight and the Pips started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Midnight Train To Georgia'. It was the group's 18th Top 40 hit and first No.1.

1973 Status Quo went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Hello'.

1973 Appearing at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Mott the Hoople supported by Aerosmith.

1975 Unknown Bruce Springsteen was simultaneously on the cover of "Time" and "Newsweek."

1977 Baccara were at No.1 in the UK singles chart with 'Yes Sir, I Can Boogie'.

1979 During a US tour Elton John collapsed on stage at Hollywood's Universal Amphitheatre suffering from exhaustion.

1982 Prince's album "1999" was released.

1984 During a US tour, The Grateful Dead allocated a specific recording area for fans to bootleg the show; tonight's gig was in Berkeley.

1984 Big Country went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Steel Town' the bands only No.1 album.

1988 U2's film 'Rattle And Hum', received its world wide premiere in the group's hometown Dublin.

1989 U2 bass player Adam Clayton was convicted of a drink driving offence by a Dublin court after being found driving twice over the legal limit. He was fined L500 and banned from driving for 1 year

1990 'A Little Time' by The Beautiful South was at No.1 on the UK singles chart.

1990 Janet Jackson scored her fourth US No.1 single with 'Black Cat', a No.15 hit in the UK.

1990 Michael Waite from Musical Youth was jailed for four years for his part in a robbery.

1990 Paul Simon started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The Rhythm Of The Saints' his third UK No.1 solo album.

1991 EMF were named 'Best British Group' at the Smash Hits Poll Winners awards. Kylie Minogue won the 'Worst Female singer' award.

1991 Lorrie Morgan and Brad Thompson were married.

1991 Jimmy Dean and Donna Meade were married.

1992 Bo Diddley took his ex-manager to court claiming he had taken $75,000 through unauthorised personal expenses.

1995 Gloria Estefan becomes the only pop artist to receive a call from the Pope to perform.

1995 Yolanda Saldivar was sentenced to life in prison by a Texas jury for the murder of Selena.

1997 34-year old John Hector was arrested in Toronto, Canada and charged with criminal harassment after stalking U2 bass player Adam Clayton.

1998 Jazz singer Peggy Lee suffered a stroke and was hospitalized.

1998 UK page three model turned singer, Samantha Fox was arrested for alleged drink driving.

1999 Coldplay kicked off an 11 date UK tour at Liverpool Royal Court Theatre.

2000 Lonnie Donegan went to Buckingham Palace to receive his MBE for his services to pop music. Lonnie pioneered skiffle in the 1950's and inspired a generation of teenagers to start bands.

2002 Foo Fighters scored their first UK No.1 album with 'One By One.'

2005 The distributor of rapper 50 Cent's new film said it would remove posters advertising the film after complaints they glorify gun violence. Posters for 'Get Rich or Die Tryin' showed 50 Cent holding a gun in his left hand and a microphone the other. Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich wrote to Paramount Pictures urging them to take down the posters. The company said it had taken down one poster near a Los Angeles nursery school, and planned to remove more.

2007 Keith Richards marched with campaigners protesting against possible Sussex hospital cuts. The Stones guitarist joined 15,000 people for the walk through Chichester to oppose plans which could see St Richard's Hospital downgraded. A spokeswoman for the guitarist said: "Keith is a long-standing member of the West Wittering community and is pleased to lend his support to local efforts to save St Richard's Hospital."

2007 Howard Donald was forced to miss a show on the band's Beautiful World European tour after suffering a chest injury while on stage. The Take That singer was recovering in hospital in Austria after sustaining the injury during an earlier concert.

2007 Former Moloko singer Roisin Murphy was recovering in hospital after damaging her eye socket during a show in Russia. The singer hit her head on a chair during the show at Moscow's Ikra Club and was rushed to hospital for surgery. A spokesman said she lost "a lot of blood" and had severe concussion, but her vision was unaffected and she was "recovering well".
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