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PostSubject: Februar 22   22.02.09 16:48

Births
1936 Ernie K-Doe, R&B singer who had a 1961 US No.1 single with 'Mother-in-Law', which was written by Allen Toussaint. K-Doe died on 5th July 2001.

1938 Bobby Hendricks, The Drifters, (1960 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Save The Last Dance For Me').

1943 Louise Lopez, Odyssey, (1980 UK No.1 single 'Use It Up And Wear It Out').

1943 Mick Green, guitarist with Johnny Kidd & The Pirates from 1962-4, (1963 UK No.4 singles 'I'll Never Get Over You'). Joined Billy J. Kramer in 1964.

1945 William Oliver Swofford, (Oliver), 1969, US No 3 & UK No. 6 single, 'Good Morning Starshine.

1953 Actor Nigel Planer, 'Neil', (1984 UK No.2 single with his version of the 1967 hit for Traffic, 'Hole In My Shoe').

1953 Graham Lewis, bass, Wire, (1989 UK No.68 single 'Eardrum Buzz').

1953 John Sparks, Dr Feelgood, (1979 UK No.9 single 'Milk And Alcohol').

1962 Michael Wilton, Queensryche, (1992 UK No.18 single 'Silent Lucidity').

1973 Scott Phillips, Creed, (2001 US No.1 & UK No.13 single 'With Arms Wide Open', 2002 US No.1 album, 'Weathered').

1977 James Blunt, singer, songwriter and former Army captain. Had the 2005 UK No.1 single 'You're Beautiful' and the 2005 UK No.1 album 'Back To Bedlam.' Became the first British artist to top the American singles chart in nearly a decade when 'You're Beautiful' reached No.1 in 2006. The last British artist to do so was Elton John in 1997 with 'Candle in the Wind'.

1979 Tom Higgenson, singer, Plain White T's, (2007 UK top 10 album 'Every Second Counts').


Deaths
1987 Andy Warhol, pop artist and producer died after a gall bladder operation. The founder of the Pop Art movement, produced and managed The Velvet Underground, designed the 1967 Velvet Underground And Nico 'peeled banana' album cover and The Rolling Stones 'Sticky Fingers' album cover.

2002 Drummer Ronnie Verrell died aged 77. Worked with Tom Jones, The Strawbs, and Phil Everly. Provided the drum licks for Animal in The Muppet Show.


Events
1956 Elvis Presley entered the music charts for the first time with "Heartbreak Hotel."

1960 Percy Faith started a 9-week run at No.1 on the US chart with 'Theme From A Summer Place' a No.2 hit in the UK.

1962 Elvis Presley was at No.1 o the UK singles chart with 'Rock-A- Hula Baby / Cant Help Falling In Love.' The tracks were from his latest film 'Blue Hawaii' and became the singers tenth UK No.1

1963 The Beatles formed their Northern Music Publishing Company. Michael Jackson eventually purchased it.

1965 Filming for the Beatles' second movie, "HELP!" began in the Bahamas.

1966 During an 11-date tour of Australia and New Zealand The Rolling Stones played at the Centennial Hall, Adelaide, supported by The Searchers.

1968 Genesis released their first single 'The Silent Sun.' Not a chart hit.

1969 Appearing at Manchester's Free Trade Hall, Tyrannosaurus Rex with support act David Bowie performing a one-man mime act.

1974 The first of two nights at London's Rainbow with former David Bowie guitarist Mick Ronson.

1975 Scottish group The Average White Band went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Pick Up The Pieces', the bands album AWB also went to No.1 on the US chart.

1975 Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel had their only UK No.1 single with 'Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me).

1977 The Sex Pistols won 'Turkey Of The Year' in this years NME readers poll.

1978 The Police appeared in a Wrigley's Chewing Gum commercial for US TV, the band dyed their hair blonde for the appearance.

1978 Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen were arrested in New York and charged with drug possession.

1980 Appearing at The Royal Highland Exhibition Hall, Edinburgh, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, featuring Roger Glover, Graham Bonnet and Cozy Powell.

1981 One hit wonder Joe Dolce was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Shaddap You Face.'

1985 Appearing on this week's UK Music show The Tube, Marc Almond, Monochrome Set and film of Killing Joke.

1986 MTV dedicated a full 22 hours broadcast to The Monkees, showing all 45 episodes of the original Monkees TV series.

1986 A Fine Young Cannibals concert in Boston was delayed until 2AM because somebody had thrown tear gas into the club.

1986 MTV aired 22 hours of the Monkees TV episodes in celebration of their 20th anniversary as a group.

1988 Stevie Wonder was awarded the 1998 MusiCares Person Of The Year at a concert in Los Angeles.

1989 Milli Vanilli won a Grammy for Best New Artist. It was admitted later that they were not the vocalists on the album.

1989 Metallica performed the song "One" on the Grammy Awards.

1992 UK music paper the NME printed their writers all time best debut albums; at No.1, Patti Smith, 'Horses', No.2, Joy Division, 'Unknown Pleasures', No.3, MC5, 'Kick Out The Jams, No.4, The Jesus and Mary Chain, 'Psychocandy' and No.5, Television, 'Marquee Moon'.

1992 Shakespear's Sister started an eight-week run as the UK No.1 with the single 'Stay'. The duo was made up of ex Bananarama member Siobhan Fahey and singer Marcella Detroit (who co-wrote 'Lay Down Sally' with Eric Clapton).

1993 Chris LeDoux's "Whatcha Gonna Do With A Cowboy" was certified gold by the RIAA.

1997 Jennifer Lopez married Ojani Noa, they separated a year later.

1997 Blur went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their album 'Blur.'

1997 No Doubt went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Don't Speak.'

1997 The Spice Girls started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Wannabe', the first UK act to score a No.1 for over 18 months.

1998 Tori Amos married sound engineer Mark Hawley.

2000 The engagement ring Sex Pistol Sid Vicious gave to his girlfriend Nancy Spungen went on sale for auction at Ł1,500 ($2,550). Sid bought the ring from Camden market in 1977. Also on sale was a pair of John Lennon's jeans for Ł2,250 ($3,825).

2001 Winners at the 43rd Grammy Awards included U2, record of the year and song of the year with 'Beautiful Day', Steely Dan won album of the year for 'Two Against Nature', Macy Gray won Female pop vocal for 'I Try', Sting won Male pop vocal for 'She Walks This Earth', Eminem won Best Rap album from 'The Marshall Mathers LP', Johnny Cash won Best Male country performance for 'Solitary Man', and Shelby Lynne won best new artist award.

2002 Two middle-aged women spent the first of eight nights sleeping in a car outside Bournemouth International Centre to make sure they were first in the queue for when tickets to Cliff Richard's forthcoming concert went on sale.

2003 Sir Paul McCartney played a private show in San Diego for the 50th birthday of Wendy Whitworth, the executive producer of CNN's Larry King Show. Sir Paul donated his $1 million fee to the Adopt-a-Minefield charity.

2003 Cerys Matthews married US record producer Seth Riddle at a church in Trevine near Fishguard, Wales. The singer arrived for her wedding on the back of a vintage 1930s tractor after guests dressed as 1930s gangsters and molls had already arrived.

2004 Norah Jones started a six week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Feels Like Home', the singers second US No.1. Usher feat Lil Jon and Ludacris were at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Yeah.'

2004 UK band Busted scored their third UK No.1 single with 'Who's David.'

2004 The Sex Pistols' 'Anarchy in the UK' was named the most influential record of the 1970s in poll compiled by Q magazine. Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' was voted into second place and Donna Summer's 'I Feel Love' was third, T Rex's 'Get It On' was fourth and Special AKA's 'Gangsters' came fifth.
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