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PostSubject: March 22   17.11.08 22:24

Births
1936 Roger Whittaker, singer, songwriter, (1969 UK No.12 single 'Durham Town', 1975 UK No.2 & US No.19 single 'The Last Farewell').

1943 George Benson, US singer, jazz /pop singer, guitarist, (1980 US No.4 & UK No.7 single 'Give Me The Night').

1943 Keith Relf, vocals, The Yardbirds, (1965 UK No.3 & US No.6 single 'For Your Love'). Relf died on November 14th 1976.

1944 Tony McPhee, guitar, vocals, The Groundhogs, (1971 UK No.5 album 'Split').

1947 Harry Vanda, The Easybeats, (1966 UK No.6 & US No.16 single 'Friday On My Mind').

1947 Patrick Olive, Hot Chocolate, (1975 US No.3 single 'You Sexy Thing', 1977 UK No.1 single 'So You Win Again' plus over 25 other top 40 hits).

1948 Andrew Lloyd Webber, songwriter, producer with Tim Rice, (1977 UK No.1 single by Julie Covington, 'Don't Cry For Me Argentina', biggest selling UK single by a female artist, until 1985, taken from musical 'Evita').

1948 Randy Hobbs, bass guitarist, Johnny Winter group, McCoys, (1965 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'Hang On Sloopy'). Hobbs died on August 5th 1993 from a drug overdose, aged 45.

1958 Pete Wylie, singer, Wah! (1982 UK No.3 single 'Story Of The Blues').

1963 Susanne Sulley, singer, The Human League, (1981 UK No.1 & 1982 US No.1 single 'Don't You Want Me' plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles).

1968 Mickey Dale, keyboards, Embrace, (2006 UK No. 2 single ‘Natures Law’, 2006 UK No.1 album ‘This New Day’).

1979 Aaron Wright North, guitarist, Nine Inch Nails, (2005 US No.1 album ‘White Teeth’).


Deaths
1994 Singer, producer Dan Hartman died. Worked with The Edgar Winter group. 1978 UK No.8 & US No.29 solo single 'Instant Replay.'


Events
1956 Carl Perkins was injured in a car accident on his way to perform on the "Perry Como Show."

1962 The Beatles and The New York Twisters appearing at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England.

1963 The Beatles released their 1st album 'Please Please Me'. It stayed in the UK charts for 70 weeks.

1965 Bob Dylan's first electric album "Bring it All Back Home" was released.

1971 US police arrested all the members from The Allman Brothers Band for heroin and marijuana possession.

1975 Led Zeppelin started a six week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Physical Graffiti', the groups fourth US No.1 album.

1975 The tartan teen sensations Bay City Rollers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Bye Bye Baby', the groups first of two UK No.1's.

1975 Frankie Valli was at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'My Eyes Adored You', his first solo No.1.

1975 Bay City Rollers scored their 1st UK No.1 single with 'Bye Bye Baby', it stayed at the top for 6 weeks.

1975 Tom Jones started a 4 week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with his '20 Greatest Hits' collection.

1977 The John Denver TV special "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" was aired on ABC.

1978 The Police signed to A&M Records. The band had over 15 UK top 40 hits with the label.

1980 Johnny Mathis went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Tears And Laughter'.

1980 Pink Floyd's 'Another Brick In The Wall', started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart. Also No.1 in the UK.

1980 The Jam had their 1st No.1 with 'Going Underground' the first UK single of the 80s to debut at No.1.

1985 The first night of a sold out UK tour by Paul Young at The Pavilion, Shepton Mallet.

1986 Heart went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'These Dreams', it made No.8 in the UK in 1988.

1992 Tears For Fears split up, Roland Orzabal continued using the name Tears For Fears. During their career they scored 15 UK top 40 singles and 2 US No.1's.

1997 Puff Daddy featuring Mase started a 6 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Can't Nobody Hold Me Down', his first US No.1, it made No.19 in the UK.

1997 Marilyn Manson stopped a show in Honolulu, Hawaii, short after falling onstage and severing an artery in his hand.

1999 Britney Spears' album "...Baby One More Time" was certified triple platinum by the RIAA.

2000 Yusuf Islam the former singer Cat Stevens joined the campaign to save the Section 28 ban on the promotion of homosexuality in UK schools. He praised peers for fighting the government's plans to scrap Section 28.

2004 Ozzy Osbourne was voted the nation's favourite ambassador to welcome aliens to planet Earth. The 55 year old singer topped a Yahoo poll as the face people wanted to represent them to alien life.

2004 A new book claimed that Elvis Presley’s ancestors came from a small village called Lonmay in the North East of Scotland. Author Allan Morrison said he’d found evidence that Elvis’s great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather was married in the village 300 years ago.
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