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PostSubject: November 04   18.11.08 0:39

Births
1938 Harry Elson, The Friends Of Distinction, (1969 US No.3 single 'Grazing In The Grass').

1940 Chuck Mangione, US composer, arranger, (1978 US No.4 single, 'Feels So Good').

1940 Delbert McClinton, US singer, songwriter, (1980 US No.8 single 'Giving It Up For Your Love'), worked with Bruce Channel, wrote 'Two More Bottles Of Wine' country No.1 for Emmylou Harris.

1947 Mike Smith, Amen Corner, (1969 UK No.1 single 'If Paradise Is Half As Nice' plus five other UK Top 40 hits).

1951 Dan Hartman, multi- instrumentalist, producer, worked with Edgar Winter. Had the 1978 UK No.8 & US No.29 solo single 'Instant Replay'). He died on 22nd March 1994.

1954 Chris Difford, guitar vocals, Squeeze, (1979 UK No.2 single 'Up The Junction'). Now solo.

1957 James Honeyman-Scott, Pretenders, (1980 UK No.1 single 'Brass In Pocket'). He died on 16th June 1982.

1966 Kool Rock, (Damon Wimbley), rapper, The Fat Boys. (1988 UK No.2 single 'Wipe-out').

1970 Sean John Combs, (aka, Puff Daddy & P Diddy), American record producer, clothing designer and rapper. (1997 US & UK No.1 single with Faith Evans, 'I'll Be Missing You' is the most successful rap single of all time). Producer of MTV's Making the Band. Richest hip-hop entertainer as of 2007, having a net worth estimate of US $346 Million.

1974 Louise Nurding, singer, Eternal, (1993 UK No.3 single 'Stay', 1993 UK No.2 album 'Always & Forever' left in 1995), solo, (1996 UK No.5 single 'Naked').

1977 Kavana, singer, (1997 UK No.8 single 'I Can Make You Feel Good').


Events
1957 Jackie Wilson made his US chart debut with 'Reet Petite', (it made No.1 in the UK in 1986, 29 years after It's first release).

1961 Bob Dylan made his concert hall debut in New York City. The show was seen by 50 people who paid two dollars each at Carnegie Hall.

1961 Cliff Richard scored his first UK No.1 album with his 5th release '21 Today'

1963 The Beatles topped the bill at The Royal Variety Show at The Prince Of Wales Theatre, London. With the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret in the audience, this was the night when John Lennon made his famous remark "In the cheaper seats you clap your hands. The rest of you, just rattle your jewellery". The show was broadcast on UK television on the Nov 10th 1963.

1965 The Rolling Stones were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Get Off Of My Cloud', also a No.1 in the US.

1966 The Beach Boys 'Good Vibrations', entered the UK chart, it went on to be a UK & US No.1 hit single.

1967 "I Second That Emotion" by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles' was released.

1968 Cream played their final US show in Long Island.

1969 Ivory Watson of The Ink Spots died aged 60. UK No.10 single 'Melody Of Love.'

1970 Bob Dylan recorded the song "George Jackson." Jackson was a black militant what had been killed in a California prison shootout.

1970 The Beach Boys played the first of four nights at the Whiskey A Go-Go club in LA.

1971 The Who opened up The Rainbow Finsbury Park, London, England appearing on the first of three nights.

1972 Johnny Nash started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Can See Clearly Now', his only US chart topper, it made No.5 in the UK.

1973 Soft Machine and Pink Floyd hold a benefit concert for Robert Wyatt who had been paralyzed earlier in the year.

1974 Elton John released his "Greatest Hits" LP.

1977 "The Last Waltz" premiered in New York City.

1978 Greg Reeves, sues his former band Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young for $1 million in unpaid back royalties.

1978 Boston played their first show in the city of Boston.

1978 The Talking Heads' "Take Me To The River" was released.

1978 Canadian singer Anne Murray went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You Needed Me', her only US No.1 hit, it made No.22 in the UK.

1978 Crosby Stills Nash & Young were sued by former bass player Greg Reeves for over a $million claiming he was owed from sales of their album 'Deja Vu'.

1978 Linda Ronstadt went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Living In The USA'.

1980 Bob Marley was baptised at the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Kingston, converting to a Christian Rastafarian and taking on the new name Berhane Selassie.

1982 Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, of the Talking Heads, have a baby boy.

1983 David Bowie played the first night of his 10-date Serious Moonlight tour of Australia and New Zealand at Perth Entertainment Centre.

1987 U2 were on the front cover of UK pop magazine 'Smash Hits', plus features on the Pet Shop Boys, Wet Wet Wet, T'Pau, Sting and Black. Reviewed in the new singles page The Smiths 'I Started Something I Couldn't Finish'.

1988 Appearing at The Brixton Academy, London, Salt-n-Pepa.

1989 Elton John scored his 50th UK chart hit when 'Sacrifice', entered the charts. Only Cliff Richard and Elvis Presley had also achieved this.

1989 featured on this week's BBC 2's UK music show 'Rapido', Terence Trent D'arby, Throwing Muses and The Pixies plus Tina Turner, Sting, Mick Jagger, Phil Collins and David Bowie talking about the movies they've made.

1989 Roxette scored their second US No.1 single with 'Listen To Your Heart', a No.6 hit in the UK the following year.

1990 The musical "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" opened.

1991 Bobby "Blue" Bland, Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, The Isley Brothers, The Yardbirds, and Sam & Dave are elected to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

1992 Elton John and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin sign a $39 million publishing contract with Warner-Chappell music.

1993 Depeche Mode's Martin Gore was arrested at the Denver Westin Hotel after refusing to turn down the volume of his music in his room.

1995 Michael Jackson premiered his single "Earth Song" on the German game show "Wanna Bet?".

1996 Melissa Etheridge and partner Julie Cypher appear on the cover of Newsweek promoting an article on gay parents.

1996 Michael Jackson announced that he and a friend, Debbie Rowe, were expecting a child, but he denied that the couple had used artificial insemination and that Rowe had been paid to carry the baby.

1998 Amazon.com formed "Advantage ForMusic," which allows unsigned artists and independent labels to sell music online.

1998 Fall singer Mark E Smith appeared at Manhattan Criminal Court on assault charges accused of kicking, punching and choking his girlfriend and band keyboard player Julia Nagle at a New York Hotel.

1998 Oasis singer Liam Gallagher was arrested after an alleged drunken brawl with photographer Mel Bouzac at a London pub. Bouzac had been tipped off that Liam was in the pub wearing a Russian hat and attempted to take photos.

2000 Stereophonics bass guitarist Richard Jones married Gail Middleditch at a church in Suffolk.

2000 DMX went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Great Depression'.

2001 Michael Jackson went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Invincible'.

2002 Elton John and his lyricist Bernie Taupin received the Music Industry Trusts Award for one of the greatest songwriting partnerships of all time.

2002 The book "Journals" was released. The book, about Kurt Cobain, contained letters and diary entries from the 1980s until 1994.

2006 Diddy was at No.1 on the US album chart with his fifth album 'Press Play.'

2007 The Eagles went to No.1 on the UK album chart for the first time ever - 33 years after their debut album On the Border. This was the group's first full studio album since The Long Run in 1979.
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