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PostSubject: October 29   18.11.08 0:36

Births
1944 Denny Laine, The Moody Blues, (1965 UK No.1 & US No.10 single 'Go Now'), Wings (1974 UK No.3 single 'Band on The Run' and 1977 UK No.1 single 'Mull Of Kintyre').

1946 Peter Green, vocals, guitar, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, (replaced Eric Clapton), Fleetwood Mac, (1969 UK No.1 single 'Albatross', left in 1970).

1948 Ricky Reynolds, Black Oak Arkansas, (70's US No.1 radio hit single 'Jim Dandy To The Rescue').

1951 David Paton, Pilot, (1975 UK No.1 single 'January').

1954 Steve Luscombe, Blancmange, (1982 UK No.7 single 'Living On The Ceiling').

1955 Kevin DuBrow, singer, Quiet Riot, (1983 US No.1 album, 'Metal Health'). Found dead in his Las Vegas home at the age of 52 on 25th Nov 2007. The band's biggest hit was Cum on Feel the Noize, a cover of the Slade song which they are said to have grudgingly recorded in just one take.

1955 Roger O'Donnell, The Cure, (1989 US No.2 single 'Love Song', 1992 UK No.6 single 'Friday I'm In Love', plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles).

1962 Einar Orn, vocals, The Sugarcubes, (1992 UK No.17 single 'Hit').

1965 Peter Timmins, Cowboy Junkies, (1989 album 'The Trinity Session').

1969 Roni Size, DJ, producer, 1997 Mercury Music Prize-winner.

1970 Toby Smith, keyboards, Jamiroquai, (1996 UK No.3 single 'Virtual Insanity').


Deaths
1971 Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident in Macon, GA.

1973 Duane Allman of The Allman Brothers Band was killed in a motorbike accident.

1984 Wells Kelly, drummer with Orleans and Meat Loaf died aged 45 after choking to death on his vomit. Had the 1976 US No.5 single with Orleans, 'Still The One.'


Events
1936 Hank Snow made his first recordings, "Lonesome Blue Yodel" and "Prisoned Cowboy."

1956 Maria Callas made her Metropolitan Opera debut in "Norma."

1957 "Oh Boy!" by Buddy Holly & the Crickets was released.

1962 The Beatles made their second appearance on the Granada TV program 'People and Places.' Filmed in Manchester, they performed two songs, 'Love Me Do' and 'A Taste of Honey'.

1963 The Hollies began recording their first sessions for their first album.

1966 ? & the Mysterians went to No.1 on the US singles chart with '96 Tears'. A No.37 hit in the UK, the song gave The Stranglers a UK No.17 hit in 1990.

1967 Billed as "Sundays At The Saville" Cream played two shows at the Saville Theatre in London, England. The Bee Gees were appearing the following week.

1967 The musical "Hair" opened off Broadway.

1970 Neil Diamond received a gold record for "Cracklin' Rosie."

1975 Joan Baez became a member of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue.

1977 "Bat Out Of Hell" was released by Meat Loaf.

1977 The Belgian travel service issued a summons against The *** Pistols claiming the sleeve to the bands single 'Holidays In The Sun' infringed copyright of one of its brochures.

1979 Lena Martell was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'One Day At A Time,' the singer's only UK hit.

1983 'Islands In The Stream', gave Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers a No.1 on the US singles chart. The song was written by The Bee Gees and co-produced by Barry Gibb.

1983 Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side Of The Moon' became the longest listed album in the history of the US chart when it's total reached 491 weeks on the chart.

1987 'Decades' Rolling Stones Ron Wood's first ever British art exhibition opened in London, featuring portraits of friends and rock stars from the past 20 years.

1987 David Bowie played the first night of his 15 date Glass Spider Tour in Australia and New Zealand at the Boondall Entertainment Centre in Brisbane.

1988 Dire Straits scored their fourth UK No.1 album with 'Money For Nothing'.

1988 Enya started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Orinoco Flow'

1990 The Byrds, LaVern Baker, John Lee Hooker, The Impressions, Wilson Pickett, Jimmy Reed and Ike & Tina Turner were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1991 Three members of Pink Floyd were injured in a auto race in Mexico.

1991 Appearing at London's Wembley Arena, Kylie Minogue.

1991 Memphis City Council named interstate 55 through Jackson, The B.B. King Freeway.

1994 Pato Banton started a four week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of the 1968 Equals hit 'Baby Come Back.'

1996 Manchester band The Stone Roses split up. Singer Ian Brown said 'having spent the last ten years in the filthiest business in the universe, it's a pleasure to announce the end of The Stone Roses.'

1996 In Pasadena, California, a judge drops drug possession charges against Scott Weiland, the singer for the Stone Temple Pilots. The judge concluded that Weiland had made significant progress in rehab.

1997 Del Amitri kicked off a 16- date UK tour at the Brighton Dome.

1998 Steven Adler surrendered to authorities to begin serving a sentence of 150 days for two counts of battery and violation of probation.

1998 East Bay Ray, Klaus Flouride and D.H. Peligro, all former members of the Dead Kennedys, filed suit against Jello Biafra. The claim was that the former lead singer had diverted money owed to the other band members for his own use.

2000 Limp Bizkit started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Chocolate Starfish'.

2000 Texas went to No.1 on the UK album charts with 'Greatest Hits'.

2000 The Spice Girls went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Holler / Let Love Lead The Way'. The group made musical history by scoring their ninth No.1 making them joint fourth in the list of acts that have had nine UK No.1 singles.

2001 Winners at this years 'Q' awards included, Ash, best single for 'Burn Baby Burn', Starsailor won best new act, Travis won best album for 'The Invisible Band', Manic Street Preachers won best live act and John Lydon won the Inspiration award.

2001 U2 performed for the first time on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' live from New York City.

2002 Christina Aguilera's album "Stripped" was released.

2003 Research in the US found that songs get stuck in our heads because they create a 'brain itch' that can only be scratched by repeating a tune over and over. Songs such as the Village People's 'YMCA' and the Baha Men's 'Who Let The Dogs Out' owe their success to their ability to create a 'cognitive itch', according to Professor James Kellaris, of the University of Cincinnati College of Business Administration.

2003 P Diddy promised to investigate claims that his clothing company used a sweatshop factory in Honduras. An American organisation campaigning for workers' rights, said conditions at the factory were wholly unacceptable claiming workers were paid less than a dollar an hour, forced to work overtime, subjected to body searches and dismissed if they got pregnant.

2005 A set of waxwork heads of The Beatles from their Sgt Pepper's album cover sold for L81,500. The "pepperheads" were auctioned off after recently being discovered in a back room at London's Madame Tussauds. They were used in 1967 by artist Sir Peter Blake in the backdrop of the "Lonely Hearts Club Band" album with the actual Beatles posing at the front.

2006 Robbie Williams went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Rudebox' the singer's seventh No.1 album.

2007 Kylie Minogue was honoured with the Music Industry Trust prize for her 20-year career and status as an "icon of pop and style" at a London ceremony. The first time in the event's 16-year history that the award has gone to a woman, past winners included Sir Elton John and Peter Gabriel.
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