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PostSubject: Februar 14   14.02.09 9:34

Births
1945 Vic Briggs, guitar, The Animals, (1964 UK & US No.1 single 'House Of The Rising Sun').

1946 Doug Simril, Steve Miller Band, (1974 US No.1 & 1990 UK No.1 single 'The Joker').

1947 Tim Buckley, singer, songwriter who recorded the 1972 album 'Greetings From LA'. His singer, songwriter son Jeff Buckley drowned while swimming in 1997. Tim himself died on June 29th 1975 of a heroin and morphine overdose.

1950 Roger Fisher, Heart, (1987 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Alone').

1951 Kenny Hyslop, Slik, (1976 UK No.1 single 'Forever And Ever'). Skids, (1979 UK No.10 single 'Into The Valley'). Simple Minds, (1985 US No.1 single 'Don't You, Forget About Me', 1989 UK No.1 single 'Belfast Child').

1959 Ice- T, (Tracy Morrow), male rapper, (1993 UK No.21 single 'That's How I'm Livin').

1972 Rob Thomas, Matchbox 20, (1998 UK No.38 single 'Push', 2000 US No.1 single 'Bent'). Sang on 1999 US No.1 single by Santana 'Smooth.' Had the 2005 US No.1 solo album 'Something To Be.'


Deaths
1989 Keyboard player Vincent Crane died. Member of The Crazy world of Arthur Brown, (1968 UK No.1 and US No.12 single 'Fire') and Atomic Rooster, (1971 UK No.4 single 'The Devil's Answer').

2002 Mick Tucker, drummer with glam rock band Sweet died of leukaemia.


Events
1955 Ruby Murray was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Softly, Softly'. Murray was the first act to score five simultaneous Top 20 hits.

1958 On CBS television Walter Cronkite reported that the Iranian government has banned rock & roll becausee it is against the concepts of Islam and also a hazard to health.

1959 Cliff Richard was voted the best new singer in the annual NME awards.

1964 Chad & Jeremy were guests on the "Patty Duke Show."

1967 Aretha Franklin recorded her song "Respect" in New York.

1968 Manfred Mann were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the Bob Dylan song 'Mighty Quinn'. A No.10 hit in the US.

1969 Over 300 fans were injured during a concert by Love Affair and Amen Corner at an ice rink in Glasgow, Scotland.

1970 The compilation album 'Motown Chartbusters Vol 3' went to No.1 on the UK chart, featuring Diana Ross and The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and The Four Tops.

1970 The Who taped a concert at Leeds University in Leeds, England, for their forthcoming album, "Live at Leeds."

1972 John Lennon and Yoko Ono began a weeklong stay as co-hosts on "The Mike Douglas Show."

1972 "Steppenwolf Day" was declared in Los Angeles as they announced thier break-up.

1972 "Grease" opened off-Broadway, where it ran for the next decade for a total of 3,388 performances.

1973 David Bowie collapsed at the end of his Valentines Day Show at New York's Radio City Music Hall reportedly due to total exhaustion.

1974 Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille (of Captain And Tennille) married in Virginia City, while on a promotion tour of the States.

1974 The New Seekers split up during their career the group scored over 10 UK Top 40 singles.

1974 Rolling Stone reported that David Bowie had turned down a Gay Liberation group who asked him to compose the "world's first Gay National Anthem."

1976 Slik were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Forever And Ever.' The group featured Midge Ure.

1977 US singer songwriter Janis Ian received 461 Valentine's day cards after indicating in the lyrics of her song 'At Seventeen', she had never received any.

1977 The B-52's perform their first concert together in Athens, GA.

1978 Dire Straits began recording their first album at Basing Street Studios, London. The whole project cost Ł12,500 ($21,250) to produce.

1980 Lou Reed married Sylvia Morales at a ceremony in his New York apartment.

1980 The Tourists kicked off a 12-date UK tour at the Gaumont Theatre, Ipswich. Tickets L3.50.

1981 Mike Barson from Madness married his girlfriend Sandra.

1981 Billy Idol left Generation X for a solo career.

1984 Elton John and Renata Blauel were married. The marriage lasted for four years.

1986 Frank Zappa appeared on "Miami Vice" playing a crime boss named "Mr. Frankie."

1987 Bon Jovi started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Livin' On A Prayer', the groups second US No.1, a No.4 hit in the UK.

1990 The Rolling Stones played the first of ten nights at the Korakuen Dome, Tokyo, Japan. The shows were seen by over 500,000 fans, making the band $20 million (L11.76 million).

1992 Jon Farriss from INXS married actress Leslie Bega.

1992 The film 'Waynes World', with a brief cameo appearance from Meat Loaf premiered in the US.

1994 Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia married moviemaker Deborah Koons.

1995 Rapper Tupac Shakur was sentenced to one-and-a-half to four-and-a-half years in prison on a sexual abuse charge. He was later released on appeal.

1996 T.A.F.K.A.P. (Prince) married Mayte Garcia in a Minneapolis church, he also composed a special song for his wife, 'Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother, Wife', which she heard for the first time when they had their first wedding dance. Garcia had appeared on the US television program 'That's Incredible!' at the age of 8 as the world's youngest professional belly dancer. She came to the attention of Prince in 1990 when her mother submitted a video cassette of Mayte performing. The couple split in 1998.

1998 Madonna performed her first club performance in more than 10 years at the Roxy in New York.

1998 Marilyn Manson began an short book signing tour at Tower Records in New York. He was supporting his autobiography "It's A Long Hard Road Out of Hell."

1998 T.G. Sheppard was best man for 35 different bridegrooms at a hotel in Las Vegas. The event was held for the winners of a national radio promotion for Sheppard's song "She's Gettin' the Rock."

1998 Usher started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Nice & Slow'.

1998 Celine Dion's 'My Heart Will Go On' set a new recorded for the most radio plays in the US with 116 million plays in one week.

1999 Lenny Kravitz scored his first UK No.1 single with 'Fly Away.' The track had been used on a TV ad for cars.

1999 US rapper Foxy Brown was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Chyna Doll.'

1999 Elton John appeared as himself in a special episode of the animated series The Simpsons shown on US TV.

2000 KISS announced that they were going to do a farewell tour in makeup and then sell off the stage props from their career in an auction.

2001 "Barbara Streisand: Timeless" aired on FOX. The show was a farewell-tour concert.

2003 Stolen reel-to-reel studio recordings by The Beatles were found in Australia. Police recovered the tapes of the bands 1968 'White album' and the 'Abbey Road' album after they were advertised for sale in a Sydney newspaper. Australian police had been tipped off by British detectives from Operation Acetone, an investigation into thefts of original Beatles music from Abbey Road studios in London in the 1960's .

2003 David Bowie played to a sold-out 35,000 strong crowd at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.

2004 Dave Holland, former drummer with Judas Priest was jailed for eight years for indecent assault and the attempted rape of a 17-year old boy. The youth, who had learning difficulties, had been taking drum lessons from Holland.

2005 Kerrang! magazine announced the results of its readers' poll for the best British rock albums ever. The Top 10 were: No.1, Black Sabbath's Black Sabbath; No.2, Iron Maiden's Number Of The Beast; No.3 *** Pistols' Never Mind the Bollocks; No. 4, Led Zeppelin's IV; No.5, Black Sabbath's Paranoid; No.6, Muse's Absolution; No.7, The Clash's London Calling; No.8, Queen's Sheer Heart Attack; No.9, Iron Maiden's Iron Maiden and No.10, Manic Street Preachers' The Holy Bible.

2007 Winners at the 27th annual Brit Awards at London's Earls Court included Muse who won Best British Live Act, British Breakthrough Act went to The Fratellis. Winner of the Best International Breakthrough Act was Orson. Take That won the first-ever live vote, when they took home the Best British Single for 'Patience.' Arctic Monkeys were named Best British Group, James Morrison was named Best British Male and Amy Winehouse won Best British Female. Justin Timberlake won Best International Male and Nelly Furtado won Best International female. The Killers won Best International Group and Best International Album for Sam's Town and Oasis won the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award.

2008 Oasis singer Liam Gallagher married his long-term partner, the ex-All Saints singer Nicole Appleton at a civil ceremony in London. The venue, Westminster Register Office, was where Gallagher married his first wife, Patsy Kensit, in 1997.
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