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PostSubject: Januar 30   30.01.09 17:33

Births
1928 Ruth Brown, US singer, (1957 US No.25 single, 'Lucky Lips'), Atlantic Records top selling artist of the 50's.

1936 Horst Jankowski, German pianist, (1965 UK No.3 & US No.12 single 'A Walk In The Black Forrest'). He died of cancer on 29th June 1998.

1941 Joe Terranova, Danny and the Juniors, (1958 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'At The Hop').

1942 Martyn Balin, vocals, Jefferson Airplane, (1967 US No.18 single 'White Rabbit').

1943 Sandy Deane, Jay and the Americans, (1969 US No.6 single 'This Magic Moment' plus nine other US Top 30 hits).

1947 Steve Marriott, guitarist and singer/songwriter. He was a major influence on many UK bands. Marriott was a member of Small Faces, (1967 UK No.3 & US No.16 single with 'Itchycoo Park' plus the 1968 No.1 UK album 'Ogden's Nut Gone Flake') and Humble Pie, (1969 UK No.4 single with 'Natural Born Bugie'). He died in a house fire on April 20th 1991.

1949 William King, trumpet, The Commodores, (1978 UK & US No.1 single 'Three Times A Lady').

1951 Phil Collins, drums, piano, vocals, Genesis, (1986 US No.1 'Invisible Touch', 1992 UK No.7 single 'I Can't Dance' plus six UK No.1 albums). Solo, (1988 UK & US No.1 single 'A Groovy Kind Of Love' plus six other US No.1's and four UK No.1 solo albums). Acting roles include Oliver, Buster and Miami Vice, also worked with Brand X.

1959 Mark Eitzel, guitarist, singer, songwriter, American Music Club, (1993 album 'Mercury').

1961 Jody Watley, vocals, Shalamar, (1980 US No. 8 single 'The Second Time Around', 1982 UK No.5 single 'A Night To Remember'). Solo (1987 UK No.13 single, 'Looking For A New Love', 1989 US No.2 single, 'Real Love'). Destiny's Child covered the Watley penned song 'Sweet Sixteen.'

1964 Angie Stone, singer, songwriter, Vertical Hold, solo. Written hits for Mary J. Blige & D'Angelo.


Events
1917 The Original Dixieland Jazz Band recorded "The Darktown Strutters' Ball." (considered to be the first jazz record)

1956 Jerry Lee Lewis played piano for Billy Lee Riley's recording of "Red Hot."

1956 Elvis Presley started recording what would be his first album at RCA's New York Studios. Songs recorded included his version the Carl Perkins song 'Blue Suede Shoes'.

1959 Elvis Presley had his third UK No.1 single 'One Night / I Got Stung' a double A side.

1961 The Shirelles became the first girl group to have the number one song on the US chart when 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow' reached the top. The song peaked at No.4 in the UK.

1964 The Searchers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Needles And Pins'. The group's second UK No.1.

1967 The Beatles went to Knole Park, Sevenoaks, Kent, for the first day of filming for the 'Strawberry Fields Forever' promotional video. The film was shot in colour, for the benefit of the US market, (UK television was still broadcasting only in black and white).

1968 Bobby Goldsboro recorded "Honey."

1969 The lunchtime rooftop gig took place with The Beatles appearing live on top of the Apple building on Savile Row in London. Lasting for just over 40 minutes it was the last time The Beatles performed live. The performance of "Get Back" was filmed for the movie "Let It Be."

1970 Marc Bolan married June Child at Kensington registry office, they divorced in 1975.

1970 Edison Lighthouse were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)', the groups only Top 40 hit.

1972 Paul McCartney wrote and recorded his protest song 'Give Ireland Back To The Irish' within 24 hours of Bloody Sunday, when 13 Catholics were killed by British paratroopers.

1973 After recently changing their name from Wicked Lester, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss made their first appearance as Kiss at the Popcorn Club in Queens, New York.

1974 Bob Dylan made his first New York concert performance in eight years at Madison Square Garden.

1975 The Bee Gees begin recording 'Jive Talkin', which became their second US chart topper and No.5 UK hit. Barry Gibb's inspiration for the song came when his wife commented on the sound their car made while crossing a bridge over Biscayne Bay into Miami. She noted, "It's our drive talkin'."

1978 Appearing at the Vortex, Wardour Street, London, The Police.

1981 Appearing at the newly opened Rock City in Nottingham, England, Toyah. Forthcoming acts included, Alex Harvey, Bad Manners, The Stranglers, After The Fire, Gillan and Frankie Valli.

1982 Blues guitarist, singer Sam Lightnin Hopkins died aged 70. Influenced Bob Dylan & Jimi Hendrix.

1982 Barbra Streisand started a seven-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with the 'Love Songs LP'.

1982 Hall and Oates went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Can Go For That, (No Can Do)' the duo's fourth US No.1, a No.8 hit in the UK.

1982 Paul McCartney guested on BBC radios Desert Island Discs his selections include, Elvis Presley's 'Heartbreak Hotel', Chuck Berry's 'Sweet Little Sixteen', John Lennon's 'Beautiful Boy 'and Little Richards 'Tutti Frutti'.

1988 During a court case involving Holly Johnson and ZTT Records it was revealed that Frankie Goes To Hollywood had not played on their hits 'Relax' and 'Two Tribes'. The court was told that top session musicians were used to make the records.

1988 INXS had their first US No.1 hit single with 'Need You Tonight'.

1988 Terence Trent D'arby went back to No.1 on the UK album chart for an 8 week run with Introducing 'The Hardline To Terence Trent D'arby'.

1988 Tiffany was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I Think We're Alone Now', the singers only UK No.1 single.

1990 Unhappy with the re-issue of the bands early single 'Sally Cinnaman' The Stone Roses trashed their former record company Revolver FM's offices and threw paint over cars. The band were arrested and charged with criminal damage.

1990 Bob Dylan was named commander in France's Order of Arts and Letters by the country's Culture Ministry.

1991 22 years to the day that The Beatles played live on the roof of their London offices, Manchester band James played a live set on the roof of Manchester's Piccadilly radio station attracting several thousand on-lookers.

1992 Touring Australia and New Zealand for the first and only time Nirvana appeared at the The Barton Theater in Adelaide.

1994 Dina Carroll went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'So Close'.

1994 Natalie Cole sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXVIII.

1998 Elton John recieved a knighthood in British Prime Minister Tony Blair's first New Year's Eve Honours List.

1998 Magistrates in Derby, England, issued a warrant for the arrest of Mark Morrison for his failure to appear in court on charges of affray and obstructing a police officer.

1999 After spending 11 weeks on the chart Britney Spears started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with '...Baby One More Time.' Britney's debut album also went to No.1 on the US chart on the same day.

1999 In the NME readers poll results the winner of 'The pop personality that you would like as your doctor' was won by singer Natalie Imbruglia.

2000 Gabrielle went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Rise'. The song used a sample from Bob Dylan's 'Knocking On Heaven's Door' giving Dylan his third UK No.1 as a writer, the other two being The Byrds version of 'Mr Tambourine Man' and Manfred Mann's 'The Mighty Quinn'.

2002 The musical "Taboo" opened at London's Leicester Square. The musical follows the life of Boy George.

2002 Marc-Andre Dalbavie's "Color" had its world premiere at Carnegie Hall.

2002 Freddy Fender was released from a San Antonio, TX, hospital after having a kidney transplant the week before. Fender had been having problems related to diabetes and hepatitis C.

2005 The Chemical Brothers went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Push The Button', the duo's fourth UK No.1 album. The Game had the US No.1 album with 'The Documentary.'

2007 Brandy (Brandy Norwood) was sued for wrongful-death by the parents of a woman that was killed in a car crash involving Brandy on Decenber 30, 2006.

2008 Madonna topped the list for the richest female musician, according to the Forbes.com. Its first-ever list focusing on women in the music industry estimated the 49-year-old banked $72m between June 2006 and June 2007. Madonna earned much of that from her Confessions tour - the highest-grossing tour for a female artist - earning $260m worldwide. Barbra Streisand came second, with $60 million followed by Celine Dion with $45 million, mainly from her recent concerts at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas
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