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PostSubject: November 26   26.11.08 7:53

Births
1925 Michael Holliday, singer, 1958 UK No.1 'The Story Of My Life'. The song gave the writers Bacharach and David their first UK No.1 hit.

1939 Tina Turner, (Annie Mae Bullock), Ike & Tina Turner, (1966 UK No.3 single 'River Deep Mountain High', 1971 US No.4 single 'Proud Mary'), solo, (1984 UK No.3 and US No.1 single 'What's Love Got To Do With It', plus over 25 other UK Top 40 singles).

1944 Jean Terrell, vocals, The Supremes, joined in 1969. (1970 US No.10 & UK No.6 single 'Up The Ladder To The Roof').

1944 Alan Henderson, Them, (1965 UK No.2 & US No.24 single 'Here Comes The Night').

1945 John McVie, Fleetwood Mac, (1987 UK No.5 single 'Little Lies', and 1977 US No.1 single 'Dreams', from worldwide No.1 album 'Rumours').

1946 Burt Reiter, bass, Focus, (1973 UK No.4 single 'Sylvia', 1973 US No.9 single 'Hocus Pocus').

1948 John Rossall, The Glitter Band, (1974 UK No.4 single 'Angel Face').

1949 Martin Lee, Brotherhood Of Man, (1976 UK No.1 single 'Save Your Kisses For Me').

1964 Adam Gaynor, Matchbox 20, (1998 UK No.38 single 'Push', 2000 US No.1 single 'Bent').

1966 Mark Gillespie, Big Fun, (1989 UK No.4 single 'Blame It On The Boogie').

1970 Ron Jones, guitar, Flaming Lips, (2002 UK No. 32 single 'Do You Realize').

1981 Natash Bedingfield, singer, (2004 UK No.1 single 'These Words').


Deaths
1956 Big band leader and trombone soloist Tommy Dorsey died.

2003 Rapper Soulja Slim was shot to death in front of his home in New Orleans aged 25. The rapper was featured on on Juvenile's 2004 US No.1 single 'Slow Motion.'


Events
1962 The Beatles recorded "Please Please Me."

1962, The Beatles recorded their second single 'Please Please Me' and 'Ask Me Why' for the flip side at EMI studio's London.

1967 The promotional film of The Beatles 'Hello, Goodbye' was aired on The Ed Sullivan show in the US. It was never shown at the time in the UK due to a musician's union ban on miming.

1967 During a UK tour Jimi Hendrix appeared at The Palace Theatre in Manchester, playing two shows in one evening.

1968 Cream gave its last concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London. It was recorded and released as "Goodbye Cream" February 20, 1969.

1973 The New York Dolls played their first show (in a London restaurant.)

1973 John Rostill of The Shadows died after being electrocuted at his home recording studio. A local newspaper ran the headline, 'Pop musician dies, guitar apparent cause'.

1975 Appearing live on UK TV pop show 'Supersonic', Slade, Gary Glitter, Leo Sayer and The Troggs.

1976 Kevin Godley and Lol Creme left 10cc to work as a duo and concentrate on other projects including developing 'The Gizmo', a device used to make neo- orchestral sounds on a guitar.

1976 The *** Pistols released the single 'Anarchy In The UK'. It peaked at No.38 on the UK charts.

1977 'The Sound Of Bread' by Bread went to No.1 on the UK album chart.

1982 Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis married actress Cicely Tyson in New York, the musician's third marriage.

1983 David Bowie played the last night of his 10-date Serious Moonlight tour of Australia and New Zealand at West Springs Stadium, Auckland.

1988 UK music weekly the New Musical Express ran a competition to win a 1959 Black Gibson Les Paul belonging to New Orders Bernard Sumner. 25 other runner-ups would win a copy of the bands new single 'Fine Time.'

1989 The Rolling Stones played a concert at Death Valley Stadium in Clenson, South Carolina to help raise money for the victims of Hurricane Hugo.

1991 During a UK tour Nirvana appeared at Bradford University, England.

1991 US Country singer Garth Brooks asked fans to bring 10 cans of food to a grocery store in exchange for a lottery envelope, some of which contained tickets to see Garth at a forthcoming show. Over 10,000 cans were donated to charity.

1994 Baby D started a two week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Let Me Be Your Fantasy'

1994 Boyz II Men started their 14th and final week at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I'll Make Love To You' giving them the longest run in chart history along with 'I Will Always Love You' by Whitney Houston.

1994 The Eagles started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Hell Freezes Over.'

1995 Alice In Chains were at No.1 on the US album chart with their self-titled album.

1999 98 Degrees performed several songs and sold some exclusive band merchandise on the Home Shopping Network.

2000 Manchester club the Hacienda was auctioned off raising Ł18,000 for charity. Madonna made her UK TV debut at the club when C4 music show The Tube was broadcast live from the venue. Oasis, Happy Mondays, U2, New Order, Stone Roses, The Smiths and James all played at the club.

2000 The Beatles went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Beatles 1.'

2006 Westlife went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The Love Album' the Irish boy bands sixth UK No.1 album.
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