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PostSubject: November 12   18.11.08 0:44

Births
1936 Mort Shuman, US songwriter. Wrote many early 60's hits with Doc Pomus including 'Sweets For My Sweet', 'Teenager In Love', 'Save The Last Dance For Me.'

1940 Screaming Lord Sutch, singer, politician and leader of The Official Monster Raving Loony Party. He was the first long-haired pop star - boasting hair over 18 inches long. His early records included Jack The Ripper and I'm A Hog For You Baby, he died on June 16th 1999. The self-styled lord - real name David Sutch - was Britain's longest-serving political leader, standing in nearly 40 elections.

1943 Brian Hyland, US singer, (1960 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Itsy Bitsy Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini').

1943 John Maus, vocals, The Walker Brothers, (1966 UK No.1 & US No. 13 single 'The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore').

1944 Booker T. Jones. Booker T and the MG's, (1962 US No. 3 single 'Green Onions', 1969 UK No.4 single 'Time Is Tight').

1945 Neil Young, Canadian singer, songwriter, guitarist, Buffalo Springfield, (1967 US No.17 single 'For What It's Worth'). Crosby Stills Nash & Young, (1970 US No.1 & UK No.5 album 'DejVu'). Solo, (1972 US No.1 & UK No.10 single 'Heart Of Gold', 1970 UK No.7 album 'Harvest' spent 66 weeks on the UK chart).

1947 Donald Roeser, Blue Oyster Cult, (1976 US No.12 & 1978 UK No.16 single 'Don't Fear The Reaper').

1948 Errol Brown, singer, Hot Chocolate, (1975 US No.3 single 'You Sexy Thing', 1977 UK No.1 single 'So You Win Again' plus over 25 other Top 40 hits).

1949 Arthur Tavares, Tavares, (1976 UK No.4 & US No.15 single 'Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel').

1953 Calum Macdonald, Runrig, (1995 UK No.18 single 'An Ubhal As Airde, The Highest Apple').

1955 Les McKeown, The Bay City Rollers, (1975 UK No.1 single 'Bye Bye Baby', plus 11 other UK Top 20 singles').

1964 David Ellefson, Megadeth, (1990 UK No.13 single 'No More Mr Nice Guy').

1968 Jo Dunne, bass, We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It, (1989 UK No.11 single 'International Rescue').

1984 Omarion, US R&B singer, (Omari Ishmael Grandberry), former B2K singer, 2005 US No.1 album 'O' and 2006 US No.1 album '21.'


Deaths
1997 Chang Yu-Sheng, best know for his hit Mandarin song "My Future Is Not A Dream," died three weeks after being injured in an auto accident.

2003 Tony Thompson drummer with Chic died of cancer. (US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Le Freak'). Also worked with David Bowie, Madonna and appeared at Live Aid drumming with Led Zeppelin.


Events
1956 Johnnie Ray was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Just Walking In The Rain.' It stayed at No.1 for seven weeks making it this years Christmas No.1.

1965 After changing his name from Toby Tyler to Marc Bolan, the future T Rex star performed his first single 'The Wizard' on the UK TV show 'Ready Steady Go!'

1965 Velvet Underground made their live debut when the played at Summit High School, New Jersey, the band were paid $75 for the gig.

1966 The Monkees debut album started a 13-week run at No.1 on the US album chart, selling over 3 million copies in three months.

1966 Johnny Rivers went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Poor Side Of Town'. Not a hit in the UK.

1966 Donovan's "Mellow Yellow" was released.

1967 Jerry Lee Lewis records "To Make Love Sweeter for You."

1968 UK book and record chain W.H. Smiths refused to display The Jimi Hendrix Experience album 'Electric Ladyland' due to the naked girls featured on the sleeve. The album was then made available as two albums with changed artwork after the complaints.

1970 The Doors made their last appearance with Jim Morrison in New Orleans.

1971 The Supremes kicked off a 13-date UK tour at The Regal, Edmonton.

1973 Mott The Hoople kicked off a 20-date UK tour at Leeds Town Hall with support group Queen.

1977 During a UK tour Blondie appeared at Friars in Aylesbury, supported by XTC.

1977 The *** Pistols went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut LP 'Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's The *** Pistols', the punk group's only No.1 album.

1979 Marty Balin's, of Jefferson Starship, rock opera "Rock Justice" opens a four-day run at San Francisco's Old Waldorf night club.

1980 Bruce Springsteen scored his first No.1 US album with 'The River', featuring the US No.5 & UK No.44 single 'Hungry Heart.'

1983 Lionel Richie started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'All Night Long', becoming Motown's biggest seller to date, it made No.2 in the UK.

1984 Madonna released the album "Like A Virgin."

1987 Sly Stone is arrested for nonpayment of child support when he arrives an hour late for his "comeback" concert in LA.

1988 U2 started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Rattle And Hum.'

1988 UK group The Escape Club went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Wild Wild West', not a hit in the UK.

1989 The musical "Grand Hotel" opened at the Beck Theatre.

1990 Ron Wood, of the Rolling Stones, was injured when he was struck by a car near London.

1990 Rolling Stone Ron Wood broke both his legs after his car crashed on the M4 motorway near Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. Wood was trying to wave other cars past his when he was run over.

1993 John Otway played at London's Astoria. It was Otway's 2,000 gig, (his highest chart position until now was with 'Cor Baby, That's Really Free' which made UK No.27).

1993 Michael Jackson canceled a world tour, saying that he had a dependence on painkillers.

1994 Sparks played their first live gig for 19 years in front of 200 people at Leicester University, England.

1996 The album "Evita: The Complete Motion Picture Music Soundtrack" was released.

1997 US singer, keyboard player Billy Preston was jailed for three years for possessing cocaine.

1997 George Michael launched his fanclub 'Members Online' on the internet.

1998 Winners at the MTV Europe Awards included Madonna, best female artist and album for 'Ray Of Light', The Spice Girls won best group, All Saints won breakthrough artist, Robbie Williams, best male artist and Natalie Imbruglia won best song with 'Torn.'

1999 Gary Glitter was sentenced to four months in a Bristol prison after being found guilty of downloading child pornography from the Internet. He was released on 11th January 2000.

1999 Oasis announced their new bass player was Andy Bell, the ex-Ride guitarist, who until recently looked set to join UK band Gay Dad.

2000 A1 went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Same Old Brand New You.'

2000 Destiny's Child started an eleven week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Independent Woman Part 1.'

2000 LeAnn Rimes sued Curb Records to void a contract signed by her parents on her behalf in 1995. In the suit the 18 year- old singer asked Curb to relinquish its rights and publishing interests in Rimes' past work, as well as future profits.

2000 R Kelly started a two week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'TP- 2.Com'

2000 Westlife went to No.1 on the UK album charts with 'Coast To Coast.'

2001 Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker made an appearance as a DJ at Pentonville Prison, North London as part of his club night 'Desperate.'

2002 Die-hard Beatles fans were enraged after Paul McCartney altered the song writing credits on his 'Back In The US 2002' album, changing them to McCartney and Lennon from Lennon and McCartney.

2002 The city of Atlanta declared this day as TLC day to remember Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes who was killed in a car crash on 26th April 2002 aged 30.

2004 The funeral of DJ John Peel took place at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, Undertones singer Feargal Sharkey and The White Stripes were among mourners, while Sir Elton John left a wreath of yellow roses.

2006 Jamiroquai went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'High Times Singles - 1992-2006.'

2007 Former Culture Club frontman, Boy George was charged with the false imprisonment of a 28-year-old man. Police said the offence was alleged to have taken place at the 47-year-old's home in Hackney, in London on 28 April of this year. The singer, DJ was bailed and was due to appear before Thames Magistrates' Court on 22 November.
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