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PostSubject: Februar 23   23.02.09 7:47

Births
1944 Johnny Winter, guitar, vocals, worked with Rick Derringer and brother Edger Winter, (1969 US top 30 album, 'Johnny Winter).

1944 Mike Maxfield, Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas, (1964 UK No.1 & US N0.7 single 'Little Children').

1946 Rusty Young, pedal steel, Poco, (1979 US No.17 single 'Crazy Love').

1950 Steve Priest, guitar, Sweet, (1973 UK No.1 single 'Blockbuster', plus 14 other UK Top 40 singles').

1952 Brad Whitford, guitar, Aerosmith, (1989 UK No.13 single 'Love In An Elevator', 1989 album 'Pump' spent 53 weeks on the US charts, 1993 US No.1 & UK No.2 album 'Get A Grip', 1998 US No.1 & UK No.4 single 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing').

1955 Howard Jones, singer, songwriter, keyboards, (1983 UK No.2 single 'What Is Love', plus 9 other UK Top 40 singles). His 1984 album 'Human's Lib' spent over a year on the UK chart. Scored the 1986 US No.4 single 'No One Is To Blame'. Also been a member of Ringo Starr's All Star Band.

1955 Zeke Manyika, Orange Juice, (1983 UK No.8 single 'Rip It Up').

1958 David Sylvian, vocals, Japan, (1982 UK 5 single 'Ghosts').

1963 Rob Collins, keyboards, The Charlatans, (1990 UK No.9 single 'The Only One I Know'). Collins was killed in a car crash 23rd July 1996.

1967 Chris Vrenna, Grammy-winning producer, engineer, worked with Tweaker, Nine Inch Nails, Rammstein, U2, Weezer, David Bowie, The Smashing Pumpkins, Hole, Marilyn Manson and the Japanese rock band Dir en grey.

1973 Olaf Lasse Johansson, keyboards, The Cardigans, (1997 UK No.2 single 'Lovefool').


Deaths
1995 Melvin Franklin (Temptations) died of heart failure. (1971 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Just My Imagination' and re- issued 'My Girl' UK No.2 in 1992).

1998 Nine people were killed and more than 40 injured when a truck veered out of control during the annual carnival in Port-au-Prince. The Haitian band Ram was performing on the truck. None of the band members were hurt.

2003 Howie Epstein bassplayer with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers died of a suspected drug overdose in New Mexico.


Events
1937 Bing Crosby sang with Lani McIntyre and his band as "Sweet Leilani" was recorded.

1961 Petula Clark had her first UK No.1 single with 'Sailor'. During her career she achieved a total of 20 UK Top 40 hits and 2 US No.1 singles.

1963 The Chiffons' "He's So Fine" was released.

1965 Filming began on The Beatles follow up to 'A Hard Days Night' on location in the Bahamas with the working title of 'Eight Arms To Hold You.'

1966 During an 11-date tour of Australia and New Zealand The Rolling Stones played the first of four nights at the Palais Theatre, St Kida, Melbourne.

1969 'If Paradise Is Half As Nice' by Amen Corner was at No.1 on the UK singles chart, The Move were at No.2 with 'Blackberry Way' and Peter Sarstedt was as No.3 with 'Where Do You Go To'.

1970 Ringo Starr guest starred on "Laugh-In." It was his first solo TV appearance.

1971 George Harrison was fined and banned from driving for a year.

1972 Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla were legally separated. The couple had married in 1967.

1972 Wings played the last date on their 11-date un-announced UK tour at Oxford University.

1974 Columbia Records released Billy Joel's "Piano Man."

1974 Suzi Quatro was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Devil Gate Drive', the singers second UK No.1.

1974 Rebel Rebel by David Bowie entered the UK chart, the single reached No.5 the following month.

1978 David Coverdale's Whitesnake made their debut at the Sky Bird Club, Nottingham, England.

1978 Sid Vicious of The Sex Pistols and Nancy Spungen were arrested in New York for possession of drugs.

1979 Dire Straits played their first American show when they appeared in Boston.

1979 Dire Straits began their first U.S./Canada tour in Boston.

1980 U2 appeared at The Moonlight Club, at The Railway Hotel in London.

1985 Stevie Wonder was arrested during an antiapartheid demonstration outside the South African Embassy in Washington; he was released after being questioned by police.

1985 The Smiths scored their first UK No.1 album with 'Meat Is Murder.'

1989 Isaac Hayes was jailed by an Atlanta judge for owing $346,300 (L203,705) in child support and alimony.

1991 Whitney Houston achieved her 9th US No.1 single in just over five years with her version of the Sister Sledge song 'All The Man I Need.'

1993 Little Richard received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy.

1994 The ground breaking ceremony for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas occurred.

1998 All members of Oasis were banned for life from flying Cathay Pacific Airlines after "abusive and disgusting behaviour" during a flight from Hong Kong to Perth, Australia.

1999 Oasis guitarist Paul Arthurs was arrested and jailed overnight for being drunk and disorderly. Police found the guitarist outside a Tommy Hilfiger store in London.

1999 Garth Brooks attended spring training camp with the San Diego Padres as a non-roster player. The Padres Foundation agreed to contribute to the Touch 'Em All Foundation in lieu of a salary to Brooks.

1999 Plastic People Of The Universe began their first North American tour in Boston.

2000 Sean "Puffy" Combs was indicted on charges of bribing a witness. According to the Manhattan District Attorney's office, Combs offered money and jewelry to his driver, and asked him to claim ownership of a gun that police recovered from the Comb's car following a Dec. 27, 1999, shooting at a New York nightclub.

2000 At the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Carlos Santana received a record-tying eight Grammy's. Michael Jackson set the record back in 1984 when he won awards for "Thriller."

2000 A cover of the Led Zeppelin classic "What Is And What Should Never Be" by Jimmy Page and the Black Crowes became available for free download exclusively from Musicmaker.com.

2002 The Bee Gees made their last ever concert appearance when they appeared at the Love and Hope Ball, Miami Beach, Florida.

2003 The News Of The World reported that Michael Jackson had undergone scores of painful operations to strip his body of black skin until he appeared white. And that surgeons at a Santa Monica clinic eventually refused him any more treatment. An insider told the paper that Jackson had been anaesthetised on a weekly basis to have his skin peeled and bleached.

2003 Norah Jones cleaned up at the 45th Grammy Awards, held at Madison Square Garden, New York. The singer, songwriter won, Album of the year and Record of the year, with 'Don't Know Why.' Song of the year, Best new artist and Best female pop vocal for 'Don't Know Why'. Other winners included Best male pop vocal, John Mayer, 'Our Body Is A Wonderland'. Best male rock vocal, Bruce Springsteen, 'The Rising', Best female rock vocal, Sheryl Crow, 'Steve McQueen', Best rock performance by group, Coldplay, 'In My Place', Best rap album, Eminem, 'The Eminem Show'.
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