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PostSubject: December 03   03.12.08 7:45

Births
1928 Andy Williams, US singer, (1957 US & UK No.1 single 'Butterfly', 1963 US & UK No.2 single ''Can't Get Used To Losing You'', plus over 25 other US Top 40 singles. Presented the long running Andy Williams TV show).

1940 John Cale, Velvet Underground, (1968 'White Light, White Heat', 1967 Velvet Underground And Nico 'peeled banana' album).

1942 Ken Lewis, Ivy League, (1965 UK No.3 single 'Tossing and Turning').

1944 Ralph McTell, UK folk singer songwriter & children's TV presenter, (1975 UK No.2 single 'Streets of London').

1946 Vic Malcolm, Geordie, (1973 UK No.6 single 'All Because Of You').

1948 John Osbourne, drums, Taste, (1970 UK No.18 album 'On The Boards').

1948 Ozzy Osbourne, (John Michael Osbourne), vocals, Black Sabbath, (1970 UK No.4 single 'Paranoid', the bands self-titled 1970 album was voted as the best British rock albums ever by Kerrang! in 2005.). Solo (1986 UK No.20 single 'Shot In The Dark'). Star of The Osbournes MTV show.

1949 Mickey Thomas, Jefferson Starship, (1987 UK & US No.1 single 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us').

1951 Mike Stock, (part of the Stock, Aitken, Waterman production team, produced over 10 UK No.1 singles.

1951 Nicky Stevens, Brotherhood Of Man, (1976 UK No.1 single 'Save Your Kisses For Me').

1952 Duane Roland, guitar, Molly Hatchet, (1980 album 'Beatin' The Odds).

1967 Adamski, (Adam Tinley, 1990 UK No.1 single 'Killer').

1968 Montell Jordan, singer, (1995 US No.1 & UK No.11 single 'This Is How We Do It').

1979 Daniel Bedingfield, singer, songwriter, (2001 UK No.1 single 'Gotta Get Thru This').


Deaths
1979 At Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum eleven Who fans were trampled to death in the rush to gain admittance for general (unreserved) seats to the band's concert.

2000 Hoyt Curtin, composer, died of heart failure. Wrote the theme to 'The Flintstones', 'Yogi Bear', 'The Jetsons' and other cartoon themes.

2001 Guitarist Grady Martin died aged 72. Worked with Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Buddy Holly and played the riff on Roy Orbison's 'Pretty Woman'.


Events
1956 Guy Mitchell was at No.1 on the US singles chart with his version of the Marty Robbins song 'Singing The Blues'.

1960 The musical "Camelot," by Lerner and Loewe opened on Broadway.

1961 The Beatles met Brian Epstein for the first time at his record store in Liverpool.

1964 The Rolling Stones had their second UK No.1 single with 'Little Red Rooster'.

1965 The Beatles set out on what would be their last ever UK tour at Glasgow's Odeon Cinema. Also on the bill, The Moody Blues The Koobas and Beryl Marsden. The last show was at Cardiff's Capitol Cinema on 12th December.

1965 In Sacramento, CA, Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) was shocked and knocked unconscious during a concert when his guitar made contact with his microphone during a performance of "The Last Time."

1965 Ray Charles was convicted of possession of heroin and marijuana. He was given a five-year suspended sentence and fined $10,000.

1966 The first Monkees concert was held, in Honolulu, HI.

1966 British act The New Vaudeville Band started a three-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Winchester Cathedral'. A No.4 hit in the UK.

1966 Ray Charles was given a five year suspended prison sentence and a $10,000 fine after being convicted of possessing heroin and marijuana.

1966 The Monkees made their live debut at the International Arena, Honolulu.

1967 Appearing at London's Saville Theatre, Gladys Knight and The Pips with Joe Tex.

1967 The Supremes were guest on "Tennessee" Ernie Ford's TV special.

1968 Elvis Presley's NBC-TV special "Elvis" was aired.

1969 John Lennon was asked to play the title role in "Jesus Christ, Superstar." The offer was revoked the next day.

1969 The Rolling Stones recorded 'Brown Sugar' at Muscle Shoals studios. The single went on to be a UK & US No 1.

1969 Al Green kicked off a ten-date UK tour at Manchester's New Century Hall.

1971 The Montreux Casino in Switzerland burnt to the ground during a gig by Frank Zappa, Deep Purple who were recording an album their at the time write the 'Smoke On The Water.'

1971 Nazareth kicked off a nine-date UK tour at Worcester College, Oxford.

1973 Ringo Starr released the song "You're Sixteen." It was his second straight number one single.

1975 Ronnie Wood's wife Krisse was arrested for alleged possession of cannabis and cocaine after a raid on the couples house in Richmond. Krissie's friend Audrey Burgon was also arrested, newspapers reported that the two women were found 'sleeping together.'

1976 The Stranglers signed a recording contract with United Artists.

1976 A giant 40ft inflatable pig could be seen floating above London after breaking free from its moorings. The pig had been photographed for Pink Floyd's 'Animals', album cover; the CAA issued a warning to all pilots that a flying pig was on the run.

1976 An attempt was made on Bob Marley's life when seven gunmen burst into his Kingston home injuring Marley his wife Rita and manager Don Taylor, the attack was believed to be politically motivated.

1976 An estimated three and a half million people applied for Abba's forthcoming British Albert Hall concerts, there were just over 11 thousand tickets available.

1976 The *** Pistols' "Anarchy in the U.K." was released.

1977 Wings started a nine-week run at No.1 in the UK with 'Mull Of Kintyre'. The first single to sell over 2 million in the UK, (co-written by Denny Laine who sold his rights to the song when he became bankrupt).

1977 Linda Ronstadt started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Simple Dreams'.

1978 The Philadelphia Furies, a soccer team co-owned by Peter Frampton, Paul Simon and Mick Jagger, lost their first match in the North American League, 3-0 to the Washington Diplomats.

1983 Duran Duran scored their first UK No.1 album with their third release, 'Seven And The Ragged Tiger'

1983 Lionel Richie started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Can't Slow Down'.

1985 New Order played two shows in one day at the Hacienda, Manchester, one in the afternoon and one evening show.

1986 A lawsuit was filed against Judas Priest and CBS Records, alleging that two fans shot themselves after listening to the band's music for six hours.

1987 Appearing at London's Town & Country Club, The Icicle Works supported by the La's.

1990 Nightline aired Madonna's video for "Justify My Love." The previous week MTV had banned the video.

1991 Gilby Clarke replaced Izzy Stradlin as rhythm guitarist for Guns 'N' Roses.

1991 Alan Feed received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1994 Boyz II Men knocked themselves off the No.1 position on the US singles chart when 'On Bended Knee' started a six week run a No.1. The groups 'I'll Make Love To You' had been at No.1 for a record breaking 14 weeks.

1995 Prince opened the inaugural VH1 Fashion Awards.

1997 Janet Jackson got an injunction against Eric Leon Christian, who she claimed had been harassing her.

1998 La Mafia announced its retirement after a 20-year career.

1999 It was reported that rapper Jay-Z had been arrested in connection with the stabbing of music executive Lance Rivera. The rapper was charged with first-degree assault.

1999 U2 singer Bono had his missing laptop computer returned after loosing it. A young man had bought it for Ł300 discovered he had the missing laptop, which contained tracks from the forthcoming U2 album.

1999 Prosecutors in California charged Gabriel Gomez with the kidnapping and murder of Sandra Ann Rosas, wife of Los Lobos singer and guitarist Cesar Rosas. No body had yet been found.

2000 Backstreet Boys started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Black & Blue'.

2000 Mick Jagger and U2 formed a Ł100 million offshore investment trust to buy commercial property. Based in the Channel Islands the fund planed to invest in small offices and shops in London, England.

2000 S Club 7 went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Never Had A Dream Come True'.

2002 It was announced that Peter Garrett had quit Midnight Oil after 25 years.

2003 A Los Angeles court ruled that the privacy of singer Barbra Streisand was not violated when a picture of her Malibu estate was posted on a website. Streisand had filed a $10m action against software entrepreneur Kenneth Adelman after he posted a photo of her home on his conservation site.

2006 The reformed Take That topped the UK singles and album charts simultaneously for the first time ever in their career. The single 'Patience' remained at number for the second week, and Beautiful World the group's new album entered the chart at No.1.

2007 Diana Ross and the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson both collected awards for contributions to US culture a ceremony in Washington, attended by President Bush. Hootie and the Blowfish paid tribute to Brian Wilson with a medley of some of the Beach Boys' best-known songs.
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