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PostSubject: Februar 28   28.02.09 8:48

Births
1941 Marty Sanders, Jay and the Americans, (1969 US No.6 single 'This Magic Moment plus nine other US Top 30 hits).

1942 Brian Jones, guitar, Rolling Stones, (1966 UK & US No.1 single 'Paint It Black', plus 5 other UK No.1 singles and 3 UK No.1 albums). Jones died on July 3rd 1969 after drowning in his swimming pool under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

1942 Joe South, US singer, songwriter, (1969 US No.12 & UK No.6 single 'Games People Play'). Worked with Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, Aretha Franklin.

1945 Ronnie Rosman, Tommy James & The Shondells, (1966 US No.1 single 'Hanky Panky', 1968 UK No.1 single 'Mony Mony').

1952 Eddie Manion, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, (1978 album 'Hearts Of Stone').

1957 Cindy Wilson, The B-52's, (1990 UK No.2 & US No.3 single 'Love Shack').

1957 Ian Stanley, keyboards, Tears For Fears, (1985 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World').

1957 Phil Gould, drums, Level 42, (1986 UK No.3 single 'Lessons In Love', plus 19 other UK Top 40 singles).

1966 Ian Brown, vocals, The Stone Roses, (1989 UK No.8 single 'Fool's Gold', 1989 album 'The Stone Roses'). Solo, (1998 UK No.5 single 'My Star').

1967 Marcus Lillington, Breathe, (1988 UK No.4 single 'Hands To Heaven').

1971 Nigel Godrich Grammy Award-winning UK recording engineer and record producer. Best known for his work with Radiohead.

1972 Danny McCormack, bass, vocals, The Wildhearts, (1996 UK No.14 single 'Sick Of Drugs').


Deaths
1968 Frankie Lymon was found dead at his mother's house in New York of a suspected drug overdose, he was 25.

1974 Singer songwriter Bobby Bloom shot himself dead in the head at his Hollywood apartment aged 28. Bloom had the 1970 US No.8 & UK No.3 single 'Montego Bay'.

1985 David Byron, singer with Uriah Heep died from a heart attack.

2008 Drummer Buddy Miles, who played with Jimi Hendrix in his last regular group, Band of Gypsys, died aged 60 at his home in Austin, Texas after struggling with a long-term illness. Born George Allen Miles in Omaha, Nebraska, Buddy's nickname was a tribute to his idol, jazz drummer Buddy Rich. Rich also played with The Delfonics, The Ink Spots, Wilson Pickett, Electric Flag, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Muddy Waters and Barry White. In the 1980s, he achieved a certain amount of notoriety in the US as the vocalist on the celebrated claymation California Raisins commercials.


Events
1930 Ted Lewis and his orchestra recorded "On the Sunny Side of the Street."

1959 "Cash Box" magazine began using a red 'bullet' on its record charts to indicate the records that have the strongest upward movement each week.

1964 The Yardbirds played at the Rhythm and Blues Festival at The Town Hall, Birmingham, England.

1966 Police were called after over a 100 music fans barricaded themselves inside Liverpool's Cavern Club to protest at the clubs closer. The club had run up debts of over Ł10,000.

1968 Husband and wife team Esther and Abi Ofarim were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Cinderella Rockefella.'

1970 Simon and Garfunkel started a six week run at the top of the US singles chart with 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', also No.1 in the UK in March the same year.

1970 In an interview with the New Musical Express, Fleetwood Mac's Peter Green talked about his plans to give all his money away. The following year Green confronted his accountant with a gun after he sent him an unwanted royalty check. The guitarist went to jail briefly before being transferred to an asylum and was committed to a mental hospital in 1973. He re- launched his career in the 90's.

1970 Led Zeppelin played a gig in Copenhagen as The Nobs after Eva Von Zeppelin a relative of the airship designer threatened to sue if the family name was used in Denmark.

1972 George and Patti Harrison were injured in a car crash; Patti was unconscious for several days.

1976 Rhythm Heritage went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Theme From SWAT', not a hit in the UK.

1977 Whilst appearing live on stage Ray Charles was attacked by a member of his audience who tried to strangle him with a rope.

1981 Eddie Rabbitt (Edward Thomas), started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Love A Rainy Night', his only No.1, it made No.53 in the UK.

1982 Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham collapsed during the bands European tour suffering from heroin withdrawal.

1984 Michael Jackson won a record seven Grammy awards including: Album of the year for 'Thriller'; Record of the year and Best rock vocal performance for 'Beat It'; Best pop vocal performance, Best R&B performance and Best R&B song for 'Billie Jean', and Best Recording For Children for E.T The Extra Terrestrial.

1986 Appearing at The Town And Country, London, The Colour Field plus special guests Primal Scream, tickets Ł4.50.

1986 George Michael announced that Wham! would officially split during the summer.

1988 K.D. Lang performed at the closing ceremony of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.

1991 The Record Plant in Hollywood closed.

1991 In Los Angeles, "Curtis Mayfield Day" was held.

1994 Eric Clapton played his 100th performance at London's Royal Albert Hall, in aid of the 'Children In Crisis', charity.

1996 Grammy award winners included Alanis Morissette who won album of the year for 'Jagged Little Pill' best female rock vocal & best song for 'You Oughta Know', Nirvana's 'Unplugged won best alternative album and Coolio best rap performance with 'Gangsta's Paradise.'

1996 The original members of Kiss appeared at the Grammy Awards. It was the first time in 17 years that the band had appeared in full make-up and costumes.

1997 Death Row Records boss Marion 'Suge' Knight was sentenced to nine years in prison for violating his probation for a 1995 assault conviction. Under US law, Knight would not be allowed to run Death Row Records while in prison.

1998 Celine Dion started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'My Heart Will Go On.'

1998 Cornershop went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Brimful Of Asher.'

2000 Songwriter Stan Penrige sued the members of Kiss, the band's publishing company, and Universal Music Group. Penrige charged that he had been shortchanged millions in publishing royalties for the song "Beth."

2000 In a Los Angeles Superior Court, Celine Dion filed a suit against the "National Enquirer". The papers claimed an "intentional infliction of emotion distress, invasion of privacy, and unfair business practices." The headline that brought the suit was "Celine: I'm Pregnant With Twins".

2002 On this week's UK singles chart; No.3 'Hero' by Enrique Iglesias, No.2 'Whenever Whatever' by Shakira and Will Young was at No.1 with 'Anything Is Possible / Evergreen'.

2006 Two stewards were shot during a concert by rapper Kanye West at the NEC in Birmingham, England. Police said the shootings took place after people who tried to gain entrance without tickets were escorted from the arena. A man, who had no ticket, entered the foyer and was ejected, he then returned and shot at the stewards, one was in a serious condition after being shot in the face.

2008 Boy George pleaded not guilty to falsely imprisoning a male escort by chaining him to a wall. The singer and DJ was also accused of assaulting Audun Carlsen during the alleged incident on 28 April 2007. He was released on bail until a trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court in November.

2008 Arctic Monkeys won three prizes, including best British band at this year's NME Awards held at the O2 in London. The band's single 'Fluorescent Adolescent' won them best track and they won best video for 'Teddy Picker.' Best album went to Klaxons for Myths of the Near Future while Kate Nash won best solo artist. Muse were presented with the best live band award and US group The Killers took best international act. The Manic Street Preachers, who performed at the ceremony, were awarded the NME's Godlike Genius honour and Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty was voted hero of the year. Britney Spears's Blackout was voted worst album and The Hoosiers were named worst band.
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