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PostSubject: November 14   18.11.08 0:45

Births
1936 Freddie Garrity, vocals, Freddie & The Dreamers, (1963 UK No.3 single 'You Were made For Me', 1965 US No.1 single 'I'm Telling You Now'). Died on 19th May 2006.

1938 Cornell Gunter, The Coasters, (1958 US No.1 single 'Yakety Yak', 1959 UK No.6 single 'Charlie Brown'). Gunter was murdered on 26th February 1990.

1944 Sherri Payne, vocals, The Supremes, joined in 1973.

1949 James Young, guitar, Styx, (1979 US No.1 & 1980 UK No.6 single 'Babe').

1951 Steven Bishop, US singer, songwriter, 1976 album 'Careless', sang the theme for the film 'Tootsie', 1977 US No.11 single 'On And On'.

1954 Alexander O'Neal, US singer, (1987 UK No.4 single 'Criticize')

1956 Alec John Such, bass, Bon Jovi, (1987 US No.1 & UK No.4 single 'Livin' On A Prayer', 1986 US No.1 album 'Slippery When Wet' has sold over 8 million copies world wide).

1964 Andrew Banfield, Pasadenas, (1992 UK No.4 single 'I'm Doing Fine Now').

1965 Stuart Stapels, vocals, guitar, Tindersticks, (1993 album 'Tindersticks').

1966 Joseph 'Run' Simmons, Run-DMC, (1986 UK No.8 single with Aerosmith 'Walk This Way', 1998 UK No.1 single 'It's Like That').

1968 Brian Yale, Matchbox 20, (1998 UK No.38 single 'Push', 2000 US No.1 single 'Bent').

1970 Adina Howard, US singer, (1996 UK No.2 single with Warren G, 'What's Love Got To Do With It').

1972 Douglas Payne, bass, Travis, (1999 UK No.1 album 'The Man Who', 1999 UK No.10 single 'Why Does It Always Rain On Me', plus over 10 other UK Top 40 singles).

1975 Faye Tozer, Steps, (1998 UK No.1 single 'Heartbeat / Tragedy').

1975 Travis Barker, Blink 182, (2000 UK No.2 single 'All The Small Things' 2001 US No.1 album 'Take Off Your...').


Deaths
1992 John Cascella, keyboardist of John Mellencamp's band, was found dead in his car in Indiana. It is believed that he died of a heart attack.


Events
1921 In Chicago, IL, on KYW Radio, the first opera by a professional company was broadcast.

1943 Leonard Bernstein made his debut with the New York Philhamonic when he filled in for the ailing Bruno Walter prior to a nationally broadcast concert. Bernstein was 25 years old and was an assistant conductor at the time.

1944 Tommy Dorsey and Orchestra recorded "Opus No. 1."

1960 Ray Charles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Georgia On My Mind', a No.24 hit in the UK. His cover of Hoagy Carmichael's 1930 standard, became the first of three No.1 hits for the singer.

1961 The Elvis Presley film "Blue Hawaii" premiered.

1962 The Beatles played the final show of a 14 night run at the Star-Club, Hamburg, West Germany.

1967 A package tour with Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Move, Nice and Amen Corner kicked off at the Royal Albert Hall, London. All acts played two shows per night.

1969 'Sugar Sugar' by The Archies was at No.1 on the UK singles chart. The single became the longest running one hit wonder in the UK with eight week's at the top of the charts..

1970 Santana's "Black Magic Woman" was released.

1981 Queen started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with their 'Greatest Hits' album.

1981 The Police had their fourth UK No.1 with 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic'.

1982 Appearing at London's Lyceum, The Go-Go's, The Members and Stolen Pets. Tickets L4.00.

1987 George Michael went to No.1 on the UK album chart with his debut solo album 'Faith', also No.1 in the US

1987 The soundtrack from the film 'Dirty Dancing' went to No.1 on the US album chart.

1987 T'Pau started a five week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'China In Your Hand'.

1987 Sonny and Cher sang "I Got You Babe" on the David Letterman show.

1990 The Who's Pete Townshend confessed his bisexuality to Newsweek.

1990 Record producer Frank Farin fired Milli Vanilli singers Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan because they were insisting on singing on their new album.

1991 Over 1,000 New Kids On The Block fans were given medical treatment after a minor riot during a concert in Berlin, Germany.

1992 Bon Jovi went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Keep The Faith' their second UK No.1 LP.

1992 The Heights started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'How Do You Talk To An Angel', taken from the US TV series 'The Five Heartbeats'.

1995 Blur brought chaos to traffic in central London, England when over 3,000 fans turned up for a signing at 'Book's Etc' in Charring Cross Road.

1995 The Rolling Stones released their acoustic "Stripped" album.

1996 Michael Jackson married Debbie Rowe.

1999 Robbie Williams went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'She's The One / It's Only Us', his second UK No.1. 'She's The One' was written by World Party leader Karl Wallinger. Williams scored six other chart toppers as a member of Take That.

2000 UK Music shops HMV refused to stock the new single by The Offspring after the band decided to give the track away as a free download on their official website.

2000 Former Kajagoogoo singer Limahl narrowly missed death when a coach he was travelling on crashed. Limahl, (Chris Hamil), was on his way to perform at High Wycombe's Swan Theatre when the vehicle caught fire.

2000 The trial of Michael Abram began. He had attacked George Harrison and his wife in their home in Britain on December 30, 1999.

2000 Marilyn Manson's released "Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death)." The cover of the album was banned by several retail chains due to the cover art. The banning chains released an alternate cover. The cover depicts Manson on a crucifix.

2004 The Rolling Stones were refused permission to pursue a claim against their former record company Decca for unpaid royalties through the courts. A High Court judge in London said the dispute would go to arbitration and not be decided in court. The dispute was over their Forty Licks compilation CD, which was released in 2002 and was the first collection to span their entire career.

2004 U2 went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Vertgo', the bands fifth UK No.1.

2004 Eminem started a three week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Encore', the rappers third UK No.1.

2005 Franz Ferdinand kicked off a 10 date UK tour at the Cardiff CIA with special guests The Editors and The Rakes.
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