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PostSubject: November 22   22.11.08 9:33

Births
1943 Floyd Sneed, drums, Three Dog Night, (1970 UK No.3 & US No.1 single 'Mamma Told Me Not To Come').

1946 Aston Barrett, The Upsetters, Bob Marley and the Wailers, (1981 UK No.8 single 'No Woman No Cry', plus over Ten other UK Top 40 singles).

1949 Steven Van Zandt, (Little Steven or Miami Steve), guitarist with South Side Johnny, then Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band and Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul. Created music-industry activist group Artists United Against Apartheid as an action against the Sun City resort in South Africa, Springsteen, U2, Bob Dylan and Run DMC, collaborated on 'Sun City'. Starred as Silvio Dante in the TV Series 'The Sopranos'.

1950 Tina Weymouth, bass, Talking Heads, (1983 US No.9 single 'Burning Down The House', 1985 UK No.6 single 'Road To Nowhere'), Tom Tom Club, (1981 UK No.7 single 'Wordy Rappinghood').

1957 Sharon Bailey, Amazulu, (1986 UK No.5 single 'Too Good To Be Forgotten')

1960 James Morrison, (Jim Bob), Carter The Unstoppable *** Machine, 1992 UK No.7 single 'The Only Living Boy In New Cross').

1962 Neil Fraser, guitar, Tindersticks, (1993 album 'Tindersicks').

1968 Rasa Don, Arrested Development, (1992 UK No.2 single 'People Everyday').

1978 Karen O, (Karen Lee Orzo?ek), singer, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, (2006 UK No. 18 single 'Gold Lion').

1979 Scott Robinson, vocals, Five, (1998 UK No.2 single 'Everybody Get Up', 1999 UK No.1 single 'Keep On Movin').

1981 Ben Adams, vocals, A1, (2000 UK No.1 single, 'Same Old Brand New You').


Deaths
1997 INXS singer Michael Hutchence was found dead in his hotel suite in Sydney. He was 37. Hutchence body was found at 11.50am naked behind the door to his room. He had apparently hanged himself with his own belt and the buckle broke away and his body was found kneeling on the floor and facing the door. It had been suggested that his death resulted from an act of auto eroticism, no forensic or other evidence to substantiate that suggestion was found.


Events
1938 Bunny Berigan and his orchestra recorded "Jelly Roll Blues."

1955 RCA Records bought the rights to the music of Elvis Presley for $25,000.

1957 The Miles Davis Quintet debuted with a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

1957 Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel appeared as Tom and Jerry on ABC-TV's American Bandstand.

1963 The Beatles released their second album 'With The Beatles' which spent 51 weeks on the UK charts.

1965 Bob Dylan married Sara Lowndes in New York. Sara filed for divorce on March 1st 1977.

1965 The musical "Man of La Mancha" opened. It ran for 2,328 performances.

1967 Long John Baldry was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Let The Heartaches Begin'.

1967 Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant" was released.

1968 The Beatles released their double album called "The Beatles" (a.k.a. "The White Album").

1968 Iron Butterfly, Canned Heat and The Youngbloods played the first of two nights at New York's Fillmore East, tickets cost $3 - $5.

1975 Billy Connolly was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of the Dolly Parton song D.I.V.O.R.C.E.

1975 KC and the Sunshine Band started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'That's The Way (I Like It)', the group's second US No.1 of the year, it made No.4 in the UK.

1976 Jerry Lee Lewis was arrested for drunk driving after driving his rolls Royce into a ditch.

1980 Abba scored their sixth UK No.1 album when 'Super Trouper' started a nine week run at the top of the charts.

1982 UK group Japan announced they were splitting up.

1982 The British rock group Japan announced it is breaking up.

1983 Appearing at the Marquee Club, London, R.E.M. Tickets L2.50.

1984 Gary Numan kicked off a 19- date UK tour at St David's Hall, Cardiff.

1986 The Human League went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Human', making them the 8th UK act to score a US No.1 single in 1986.

1987 Jesus and Mary Chain singer Jim Reid was arrested in Canada after being accused of assaulting members of the audience with his microphone stand, he was released on $2,000 bail.

1990 Bill Wyman announced that his 17-month marriage to model Mandy Smith was over.

1991 Alice Cooper came to the rescue of two fans; Patrick and Dee Ann Kelly, whose California home was about to be re-possessed. Patrick had painted Coopers face on the house to help sell the property. Mr Cooper signed autographs to help raise money for the couple.

1992 Appearing at The Boardwalk, Manchester, The Cherries, Molly Halfhead and Oasis.

1992 Paul Simon began his first tour of South America in Brazil.

1994 "The Black Album" was released by Prince.

1995 Singer Sophie B. Hawkins makes her acting debut on Fox's "Party Of Five".

1998 George Michael started an eight-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Ladies & Gentleman, The Best Of George Michael', his fourth UK No.1 album.

1998 Alanis Morissette was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie.'

2002 The surviving members of The Doors, Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger, announced they would record and tour again with a new line up including ex- Cult singer Ian Astbury and former Police drummer Stewart Copeland. Original drummer John Densmore was not able to take part because he was suffering from severe tinnitus.

2004 Ozzy Osbourne struggled with a burglar who escaped with jewellery worth about L2m from his Buckinghamshire mansion. Osbourne told reporters that he had the masked raider in a headlock as he tried to stop him. The burglar broke free and jumped 30 ft from a first floor window. A large amount of jewellery was stolen in the raid in which two burglars were involved.

2004 U2 shot the video for 'All Because Of You' from a moving flat bed truck on the streets of Brooklyn in New York City. Later in the day, they performed a brief concert under the Brooklyn Bridge, which was taped by MTV for a later showing.

2005 Poems written by Bob Dylan in his college days sold for $78,000 (L45,000) at a New York City auction. The 16 pages of poems were the first known time Robert Zimmerman used the Dylan name and came from his studies at the University of Minnesota during 1959-60.

2005 A gig by former Stone Roses front man Ian Brown was abandoned after 20 minutes because the floor at the venue began to sag. 2,000 people were told to leave Newcastle's Carling Academy, which had only been open for a month. Organisers said it was simply a safety precaution after joists under the main dance floor came out of their springs.
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