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PostSubject: October 30   18.11.08 0:37

Births
1939 Eddie Holland (Holland/Dozier/Holland), producer, songwriter, wrote Motown hits for Supremes, Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Martha & The Vandellas, Freda Payne, Chairmen Of The Board.

1939 Grace Slick, vocals, Jefferson Airplane, Starship, (1967 US No.18 single 'White Rabbit', 1987 US & UK No.1 single 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now').

1939 Otis Williams, The Temptations, (1971 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Just My Imagination' and re- issued 'My Girl' UK No.2 in 1992).

1946 Chris Slade, drummer, who has worked with Manfred Mann's Earth Band, AC/DC, Gary Moore and The Firm.

1947 Timothy B Schmit, bass, vocals, Poco, The Eagles, joined in 1977, (1977 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Hotel California', plus 5 US No.1 albums. 'Greatest Hits 1971-1975' is the second biggest selling album in the world with sales over 30m).

1949 David Green, bass, Air Supply, (1980 UK No.11 single 'All Out Of Love', 1981 US No.1 single 'The One That You Love').

1960 Joey Belladonna, Anthrax, (1991 UK No.16 single 'Got The Time').

1962 Geoff Beauchamp, Eighth Wonder, (1988 UK No.7 single 'I'm Not Scared').

1963 Jerry De Borg, guitar, Jesus Jones, (1991 UK No.7 single 'International Bright Young Thing').

1967 Gavin Rossdale, Bush, (1997 UK No.7 single 'Swallowed', the bands first album sold over 7 million copies in the US).

1969 Canadian rapper Snow, (Darrin O'Brien), 1993 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Informer').

1973 Maurizio Lobina, keyboards, Italian group Eiffel 65, (1999 UK No.1 single 'Blue (Da Ba Dee'). The single was also No.1 in Norway, Austria, Finland, Germany and Denmark.


Deaths
2002 Jam Master Jay from Run-DMC was murdered by an assassin's single bullet at his recording studio in Queens, New York.

2003 Steve O'Rourke, Pink Floyd manager since 1968 and keen racing driver, died in Miami, Florida.

2007 Linda Stein, former co-manager of punk band The Ramones, was found beaten to death at her Manhattan apartment. Mrs Stein was the ex-wife of Seymour Stein, former president of Sire Records, which was the launching pad for the Ramones, Talking Heads and Madonna. Mrs Stein had become one of New York's leading estate agents, her clients included Sting and Billy Joel, long-time friend Sir Elton John told the New York Times he was "absolutely shocked and upset".


Events
1959 Cliff Richard and the Shadows were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Travellin Light'.

1963 On the final day of their Swedish tour, The Beatles recorded an appearance for the Sverige Television program 'Drop In' in Stockholm. They performed 'She Loves You', 'Twist and Shout', 'I Saw Her Standing There', and 'Long Tall Sally.'

1967 Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones admitted in court to possession of cannabis and allowing his flat to be used for the smoking of the drug. His plea of 'not guilty' to the charge of possessing methedrine and cocaine was accepted. Jones was sentenced to nine months in Wormwood Scrubs prison. He was released on bail the following day.

1967 Tyrannosaurus Rex recorded a session for the UK Radio 1 'Top Gear' show, the first group to do so without a recording contract.

1970 Hotlegs made their live debut supporting The Moody Blues at the Festival Hall, London. Their only hit 'Neanderthal Man' made No. 2 in July 1970. The members from the group went on to become 10cc.

1970 Michelle Gilliam from The Mamas and the Papas married actor Dennis Hopper, the marriage lasted eight days.

1970 Jim Morrison was sentenced to 6 months in jail and fined $500 for exposing himself in Miami, FL.

1971 John Lennon and The Plastic Ono Band went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Imagine'. The album contained two tracks attacking Paul McCartney, 'How Do You Sleep' and 'Crippled Inside.'

1973 John Lennon released the album "Mind Games."

1974 Kathy Silva files for a divorce from Sylvester Stewart and was awarded custody of their 14-month-old son. Stewart disappeared with his son and was believed to be in hiding.

1975 Bob Dylan played the first night on his 31-date Rolling Thunder Revue tour at the War Memorial Auditorium, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

1978 The movie "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park" aired on NBC-TV.

1982 Australian band Men At Work went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Who Can It Be Now'' the group's first US No.1, a No.45 hit in the UK.

1982 'Kids From Fame' by The Kids From Fame went back to No.1 for four weeks on the UK album charts.

1983 This weeks Top 5 UK singles charts: No.5, 'They Don't Know', Tracy Ullman, No.4, 'Uptown Girl', Billy Joel, No.3, 'Union Of The Snake', Duran Duran, No.2, 'All Night Long', Lionel Richie and No.1 'Karma Chameleon' by Culture Club.

1982 Paul Weller announced the breakup of The Jam.

1984 Linda Ronstadt made her operatic debut in "La Boheme" in New York City, NY.

1984 Barry Manilow opened at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The shows sold out for $1.9 million. Manilow beat the previous record by $100,000 that was held by Diana Ross.

1986 The Beastie Boys released the LP "License To Ill."

1988 Kurt Cobain smashed his very first guitar.

1990 Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose was released on $10,000 bail, after being arrested for allegedly hitting a neighbour over the head with a bottle. The incident happened after a complaint to the police about loud music coming from the singers house.

1993 Meat Loaf went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Bat Out Of Hell II. Back To Hell.'

1995 David Bowie, Tom Donahue, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Pete Seeger, Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd, The Shirelles and The Velvet Underground are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

1996 Former Take That member Mark Owen kicked off 4 UK dates at the Civic Hall, Wolverhampton.

1997 Sally Nyolo (formerly of Zap Mama) began her first U.S. tour.

1997 The U.S. Senate passd the "La Cienega" bill. The bill closed a loophole in the 1909 copyright act that put most pre-1978 music copyrights in jeopardy.

1998 All four original members of Black Sabbath reunited momentarily to play 'Paranoid' on US TV's David Letterman Show.

2000 A new web site was launched to help teach children basic Physics. www.britneyspears.ac featured the singer to illustrate mathematical equations. Visitors could access physics theories generously interspersed with photos of Britney.

2001 Michael Jackson's album entitled "Invincible" was released.

2002 U.S. President George W. Bush signed an act that renamed the Oakwood Postal Station in Los Angeles the Nat King Cole Post Office.

2004 An arrest warrant was issued for Motley Crue singer Vince Neil after he allegedly knocked a soundman unconscious during a concert. Neil was said to have punched Michael Talbert in the face at Gilley's nightclub in Dallas after he asked the soundman for more volume on his guitar but attacked Talbert as he adjusted it, leaving him unconscious for 45 seconds.

2005 Hundreds of people queued outside the Sheffield Arena to make sure of getting tickets to see a Sir Cliff Richard. By the time the tickets went on sale some fans had been outside the Arena for nine days, the concert was not until November 2006.

2005 Robbie Williams went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Intensive Care' the singer's sixth UK No.1 studio album.

2006 Winners at the 2006 Q Awards included The Arctic Monkeys who had four nominations, the Sheffield group won the best album and the people's choice awards, while U2 picked up the prize for innovation. Smokey Robinson was honoured with his first ever UK award for his outstanding contribution to music, and Boy George won the classic song award for Karma Chameleon. Muse won best live act, The Who received the Q legend award and Primal Scream won the Q groundbreaker award and Corinne Bailey Rae won best new act.

2007 Forbes.com reported that Elvis Presley had regained his crown as the highest-earning dead celebrity, with an annual income of $49m (Ł23.7m) during the past year. John Lennon ranked second with $44m (Ł21.3m), while Peanuts cartoon creator Charles M Schulz was third on the list, Beatle George Harrison was fourth with $22m (Ł10.6m). Nirvana's Kurt Cobain topped the list in 2006.
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