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PostSubject: November 30   30.11.08 9:36

Births
1924 Allan Sherman, singer, (1963 US No.2 & UK No.14 single 'Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah'). He died on 21st November 1973 aged 49.

1929 Johnny Horton, singer, (1959 US No.1 & UK No.16 single 'The Battle Of New Orleans'). Horton was killed in a car crash on 5th November 1960.

1929 Dick Clark, host of US TV's longest running music show American Bandstand.

1937 Frank Ifield, singer, (1962 UK No.1 single 'I Remember You', plus 15 other UK Top 40 singles).

1937 Paul Stookey, vocals, Peter Paul and Mary, (1969 US No.1 & 1970 UK No.2 single 'Leaving On A Jet Plane').

1943 Leo Lyons, bass, Ten Years After, (1970 No.10 UK single 'Love Like A Man').

1945 Roger Glover, bass, Deep Purple, (1970 UK No.2 single 'Black Night'), 1973 US No. 4 single 'Smoke On The Water').

1949 Terry Reid, UK singer, member of Peter Jay's Jaywalkers. Reid turned down the job as lead singer with Led Zeppelin.

1953 June Pointer, the Pointer Sisters, (1981 US No.2 single 'Slow Hand', 1984 UK No.2 single 'Automatic')

1953 David Sancious, keyboard player and guitarist, early member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, contributed to the first three Springsteen albums.

1954 George McArdale, Little River Band, Australian group, (1978 US No.3 single 'Reminiscing' plus 12 other US Top 40 singles).

1955 William Broad (Billy Idol), singer, Generation X, (1979 UK No.11 single 'King Rocker'). Solo (1987 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Mony Mony', plus nine other UK top 40 singles).

1957 Richard Barbieri, Japan, (1982 UK No.5 single 'Ghosts').

1957 John Ashton, guitar, Psychedelic Furs, (1986 UK No.18 single 'Pretty In Pink').

1965 Paul Wheeler, Icehouse, (1983 UK No.17 single 'Hey Little Girl').

1968 Des'ree, UK singer, songwriter, (1998 UK No.8 single 'Life').

1973 John Moyer, bass, Disturbed, (2005 US No.1 album 'Ten Thousand Fists').

1978 Clay Aiken, singer, runner-up in 2003 US American Idol, (2003 US No.1 single 'This Is The Night').

1987 Dougie Poynter, McFly, (2004 UK No.1 single 'Colours In Her Hair', 2004 UK No.1 album 'Room On The 3rd Floor').


Deaths
1996 Tiny Tim died after collapsing after ending a show early because he felt ill.

1999 Don 'Sugarcane' Harris, died. US guitarist, pianist, 50's duo Don & Dewey, Worked with Little Richard, John Mayall, Frank Zappa.


Events
1954 Nat King Cole played the first of six nights at Harlem's Apollo in New York.

1958 Coed Records released "16 Candles" by the Crests.

1959 Adam Faith was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'What Do You Want.' The singers first of two UK No.1's.

1963 The Beatles second album 'With The Beatles' became the first million selling album by a group in the UK.

1965 The Colorado State government declared this day to be Rolling Stones Day.

1968 Sly & The Family Stone's "Everyday People" was released.

1968 Glen Campbell started a five-week run at No. 1 on the US album chart with 'Wichita Lineman.'

1969 The Monkees made what would be their last live appearance for 15 years when they played at The Oakland Coliseum, California.

1969 David Bowie, The Graham Bond Organisation and Dusty Springfield all performed at a fund raising show in London for youth magazine 'Rave.'

1969 Simon & Garfunkel's first TV special, "Songs of America," aired.

1969 The Save Rave '69 benefit concert, to aid the youth culture magazine Rave, took place in London.

1971 Sly And The Family Stone were at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Family Affair', it peaked at No.15 in the UK.

1974 Elton John started a ten-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with his 'Greatest Hits'.

1982 Metallica played their final concert with Ron McGovney.

1985 Phil Collins had his fifth US No.1 with 'Separate Lives'. The song was taken from the film 'White Nights' and featured Marilyn Martin.

1985 Wham! Were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I'm Your Man', the duo's third UK No.1.

1988 LL Cool J performed the first rap concert held in Africa.

1989 Appearing this week on UK TV music show Top Of The Pops; The Happy Mondays and fellow Mancunians The Stone Roses both making their TOTP debut. The Mondays performed 'Hellelujah' and the Roses 'Fool's Gold.'

1991 Michael Jackson scored his fourth UK No.1 album with 'Dangerous.'

1991 Milli Vanilli singer Rob Pilatus attempted suicide while staying at The Mondrain Hotel, Los Angeles by taking an overdose of sleeping pills and slashing his wrists.

1991 The Billboard Hot 100 chart changed by including airplay as well as sales, the US No.1 this week was P.M Dawn, 'Set Adrift On Memory Bliss'.

1992 The video "NFL Country," by various artists, was certified Gold by the RIAA.

1994 Tupac Shakur was shot five times during a robbery outside a New York City recording studio. He survived the shooting, but was killed two years later in Las Vegas. Two days later a jury found him guilty of sexually abusing a woman, but acquitted him of the more serious *** and weopons charges.

1994 Tupac Shakur was shot five times during a robbery outside a New York City recording studio.

1995 Oasis kicked off a 10-date UK tour at Southampton Guildhall.

1996 Ice Cube obtained a restraining order to keep an obsessed fan away from him and his family. Cynthia Renee Collins was told to stop harassing the 26 year-old rapper, and stay at least 100 feet away from him.

1996 Robson and Jerome went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Take Two.'

1996 Mark Wills and Kelly Mangus were married.

1997 Chumbawamba's Danbert Nobacon was arrested by Italian police for wearing a skirt and was detained in police cells overnight.

1997 Metallica were at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Reload', the bands third US No.1 album.

1998 Inga Vainshtein, Jewel's former manager, filed suit claiming she was fired after Jewel's mother intentionally caused a rift between them.

1998 The album "Across the Bridge of Hope" was released in Britain. The money was raised for victims of the bombing in Northern Ireland on August 15, 1998.

1999 Jomato Records released an early collection of Shania Twain's work and called it "Beginnings (1989-90)." The material predates Twain's earliest Nashville demos.

1999 Elton John was blasted by the Boy Scout Association after he appeared on stage at London's Albert Hall performing 'It's A Sin' with six male dancers dressed as Boy Scouts. The dancers had peeled of their uniforms during the performance.

2001 The Stereophonics kicked off a 12-date UK tour at London Docklands Arena.

2001 The first Top of the Pops UK Awards were held in Manchester, with categories voted by viewers of the BBC show. Winners included: Best pop act: Westlife, Best R&B Act: Destiny's Child, Best Rock Act: U2, Best Dance Act: Fatboy Slim, Best Newcomer: Nelly Furtado, Best Single: Kylie Minogue, 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head', Best Album: Travis, 'The Invisible Band', Artist on top of the world: Jennifer Lopez, Hall of Fame Award: Sir Paul McCartney.

2002 High Court probate records showed that George Harrison left his fortune of Ł99m in a trust to his wife Oliva and his son Dhani, depriving the taxman of Ł40m. His English mansion near Henley-on-Thames was said to be worth Ł15m.

2003 Will Young scored his fourth UK No.1 single with 'Leave Right Now.'

2003 Irish boyband Westlife went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Turnaround' their fourth UK No.1 album.

2005 Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty was arrested on suspicion of possessing class A drugs after he was stopped by police while driving his car in Ealing, west London. Police had stopped the vehicle because it was being driven "in an erratic manner" and recovered "substances" from the scene.

2005 Police were investigating claims that Michael Jackson was trafficking drugs to feed his 40 pills-a-day habit. The singer was suspected of flying antidepressants and painkillers from the US to his current home in Bahrain.

2006 The sale of Syd Barrett's final belongings were sold by Cheffins auctioneers in Cambridge, England. The sale of the 77 items raised Ł119,890 ($233,786). Ten paintings alone raised over Ł55,000 and two bicycles over Ł10,000. The sale included such things as the armchair he used to sit in, his home-made bread bin, tools, notebooks and binders and books. The sale catalogue described Barrett - who quit Pink Floyd in 1968 - as a man with a "total disinterest in materialism."
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