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PostSubject: November 27   27.11.08 7:58

Births
1935 Al Jackson, drummer, Booker T and the MG's. (1962 US No.3 single 'Green Onions', 1969 UK No.4 single 'Time Is Tight'. Shot dead by burglars at his home 1st October 1975.

1941 Eddie Rabbitt, singer, songwriter, (1981 US No.1 & UK No.53 singles 'I Love A Rainy Night'. Elvis, Dr Hook and Tom Jones all recorded his songs. He died of cancer on 7th May 1998.

1942 Jimi Hendrix, guitarist, singer, (1967 UK No.6 single 'Hey Joe', 1970 UK No.1 single 'Voodoo Chile', 1968 US No.1 & UK No.6 album 'Electric Ladyland'). Hendrix died on 18th September 1970 after choking on his own vomit.

1944 Dave Winthrop, Sax, Supertramp, (1979 US No.6 & UK No.7 single 'The Logical Song' 1974 album 'Crime Of The Century').

1944 Trevor Davis, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, (1968 UK No.1 single 'Legend Of Xanadu').

1945 Randy Brecker, Blood Sweat & Tears, (1969 US No.12 & UK No.35 single 'You've Made Me So Very Happy').

1959 Charlie Burchill, guitar, Simple Minds, (1985 US No.1 single 'Don't You, Forget About Me', 1989 UK No.1 single 'Belfast Child', plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles).

1960 Ashley Ingram, Imagination, (1982 UK No.2 single 'Just An Illusion').

1962 Charlie Benante, Anthrax, (1991 UK No.16 single 'Got The Time').

1962 Mike Bordin, Faith No More, (1993 UK No.3 and US No.4 single 'I'm Easy').

1965 Fiachna O'Braonain, Hothouse Flowers, (1988 UK No.11 single 'Don't Go').

1965 Wallis Buchannan, Jamiroquai, (1996 UK No.3 single 'Virtual Insanity').

1971 Terry Corso, guitarist, Alien Ant Farm, (2001 Australian No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Smooth Criminal').

1973 Twista, (a.k.a Tung Twista, born Carl Terrell Mitchell), US rapper known for being the fastest in the world at rap delivery at one time. (2004 US No.1 album 'Kamikaze' 2004, US No.1 single 'Slow Jamz').

1978 Mike Skinner, singer, songwriter, aka The Streets, (2004 UK No.1 album 'A Grand Don't Come For Free').


Deaths
1973 Hank Snow's guitarist Jimmy Widener was shot dead, his body was dumped in an alley.

2005 Tony Meehan drummer with The Shadows died aged 62 from head injuries sustained in a fall. Had the 1963 UK No.1 single 'Foot Tapper' plus 28 other UK Top 40 singles.


Events
1962 The Beatles recorded their first BBC radio session at the BBC Paris studio on Regent Street in London. They played 'Twist and Shout', 'Love Me Do' and 'P.S. I Love You', the tracks were aired on the BBC Light Program 'Talent Spot.'

1964 Mick Jagger was fined Ł16 for driving offences by a court in Tettenhall, Staffs. His solicitor told the court: "The Duke of Marlborough had longer hair than my client and he won some famous battles. His hair was powdered, I think because of fleas. My client has no fleas."

1965 Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Whipped Cream & Other Delights'.

1965 The Lovin' Spoonful's "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice" was released.

1966 The New Vaudeville Band were at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Winchester Cathedral', it made No.4 in the UK.

1967 During a UK tour Jimi Hendrix appeared at the Whitla Hall, Queen's College in Belfast, playing two shows in one evening.

1967 Capitol Records released the Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" album in the U.S.

1969 During a North American tour The Rolling Stones played the first of four shows at Madison Square Garden, New York City. The group played to 55,000 fans over the four nights grossing over $100,000.

1970 George Harrison released his solo album "All Things Must Pass."

1976 Queen's "Somebody To Love" was released.

1976 '20 Golden Greats' by Glen Campbell started a six-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart.

1976 Rod Stewart played the first night of a UK tour at Manchester's Belle Vue Kings Hall.

1981 The British Phonographic industry placed advertisements in the press claiming that 'home taping was wiping out music'. The Boomtown Rats, 10CC, Elton John and Cliff Richard all backed the campaign.

1982 Lionel Richie was No.1 in the US with 'Truly'. Richie achieved a No.1 each year from 78-86 as a writer, 'Three Times A Lady', 'Still', 'Lady (Kenny Rodgers), 'Endless Love', (Diana Ross), 'All Night Long', 'Hello' 'Say 'You Say Me and as co-writer of 'We Are The World'.

1982 'The Singles The First Ten Years' went to No.1 on the UK album chart giving Abba their 8th UK No.1 album.

1986 Bon Jovi were at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You Give Love A Bad Name', it peaked at No.14 in the UK.

1996 Former Stones Roses guitarist John Squires new band The Seahorses made their live debut, when they played at The Buckley Tivoli, England in front of 200 fans.

1997 A disturbed rock fan brought the funeral of Michael Hutchence to a standstill when he tried to launch himself from a 20 ft high balcony with a cord around his neck. He was removed by police and taken away to a psychiatric unit.

1997 Bjork was admitted to the hospital in Reykjavik, Iceland, with a high fever. The singer was forced to cancel many upcoming dates due to a kidney infection.

2001 Elvis Presley was inducted into The Gospel Association Hall Of Fame.

2003 Figures released by The Rolling Stones showed that the band had grossed Ł175m from their 2002 '40 Licks World Tour.' The report also showed they had made over $1billion from 1989-2002 from royalties, album sales and tour revenue.

2004 UK music weekly the NME featured a 'Cool List', the top ten was: 10, Ana Matronic from Scissor Sisters, 9, Martin Tomlinson from Selfish Cunt, 8, Brandon Flowers from The Killers, 7, Bloc Party's Kele Okereke, 6, Morrissey, 5, Nick McCarthy from Franz Ferdinand, 4, Razorlight's Johnny Borrell, 3, Eminem, 2, Mike Skinner, The Streets and two people were at No.1, Pete Doherty from Babyshambles and Carl Barat from The Libertines.

2005 Multimillionaire defence contractor David H. Brooks booked New York's Rainbow Rooms and his daughter Elizabeth's favourite acts for her 'bat mitzvah' coming-of-age celebration. The stars who appeared included 50 Cent, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Stevie Nicks. 50 Cent who was paid $500,000 to appear performed only four songs but he did manage to work in the lyric, "Go shorty, it's your bat miztvah, we gonna party like it's your bat mitzvah". The party cost an estimated $10 million, including the price of corporate jets to ferry the performers to and from the venue.

2005 Eminem started a six week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Curtain Call - The Hits' the rappers fifth UK No.1.

2006 Sir Cliff Richard lost a battle to extend the number of years that musicians could receive royalties for their records. Richard wanted copyright to last 95 years, rather than the present 50 years, but an independent review recommend the terms would not change. Sir Cliff's earliest big hit 'Move It', recorded in 1958 would start to come out of copyright in 2008.
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