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PostSubject: March 28   17.11.08 22:26

Births
1941 Charlie McCoy, Area Code 615, 1970 theme for UK BBC TV Music show 'The Old Grey Whistle Test', 'Stone Fox Chase.'

1945 Chuck Portz, The Turtles, (1967 US No.1 single 'Happy Together', 1967 UK No.4 single 'She'd Rather Be With Me').

1948 John Evans, Jethro Tull, (1969 UK No.3 & US No.11 single 'Living In The Past').

1948 Milan Williams, keyboards, brass, guitar, The Commodores, (1978 UK & US No.1 single 'Three Times A Lady').

1949 Sally Carr, Middle Of The Road, (1971 UK No.1 single 'Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep').

1954 Reba McEntire, country singer, sold over 30 million albums during her career.

1962 Geo Grimes, Danny Wilson, (1988 UK No.3 single 'Mary's Prayer').

1965 Steve Turner, guitar, Mudhoney, (1991 UK No.60 single 'Let It Slide').

1969 Cheryl James (Salt) Salt-n-Pepa, (1991 UK No.2 single 'Let's Talk About Sex').

1969 James Atkin, EMF, (1990 UK No.3 & 1991 US No.1 single 'Unbelievable').

1976 Dave Keuning, guitarist, The Killers, (2005 UK No.1 with their debut album 'Hot Fuss').


Deaths
1999 Freaky Tah (Lost Boyz) was killed by a ski-masked gunman who came up behind him and fired a single gunshot into his head. Freaky Tah was 27 years old.

1995 Singer Jimmy McShane, (Baltimora), died of Aids. Had the 1985 UK No.3 single 'Tarzan Boy).


Events
1958 Eddie Cochran recorded "Summertime Blues."

1964 Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in London announced the Beatles would be cast in wax - the first pop stars to be honoured.

1966 Gary Lewis recorded "Green Grass."

1967 Van Morrison recorded "Brown Eyed Girl."

1969 Joe Cocker played his first American concert.

1970 Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's "Woodstock" was released.

1970 Simon and Garfunkel were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', the duo's only UK No.1.

1974 Blues artist Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup died of a stroke at the age of 69. Wrote Elvis Presley hit 'That's All Right (Mama).'

1976 Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt and Alan Lancaster from Status Quo were arrested after an incident at Vienna Airport, all three were released on bail.

1976 Genesis began its first North American tour since Peter Gabriel's departure. Phil Collins was the new lead singer.

1979 Eric Clapton and Patti "Layla" Boyd were married. Patti was George Harrison's ex-wife.

1981 Blondie started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Rapture', the groups fourth US No.1, a No.5 hit in the UK.

1981 Elton John's version of The Beatles 'I Saw Her Standing There' was released as a tribute to John Lennon.

1982 In Los Angeles, David Crosby was arrested for possession of Quaaludes and drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of cocaine and carrying a concealed .45-caliber pistol.

1986 More than 6,000 radio stations of all format varieties played "We are the World" simultaneously at 10:15 a.m. EST.

1987 Mel and Kim were at No.1 on the UK singles chart 'Respectable', giving the production team of Stock, Aitken and Waterman their first UK No.1.

1992 during a North American tour Pearl Jam appeared at the Cabaret Metro in Chicago with Smashing Pumpkins as the support act.

1995 Lyle Lovett and Julia Roberts announced that they were separating. They had been married for 21 months.

1996 Phil Collins announced that he was leaving Genesis to concentrate on his solo career.

2000 Jimmy Page accepted substantial undisclosed libel damages from a magazine which claimed he had caused or contributed to the death of his Led Zeppelin bandmate John Bonham. Page's solicitor, Norman Chapman, told High Court Judge Mr Justice Morland that the feature in Ministry magazine printed in 1999 claimed Page was more concerned with keeping vomit off his bed than saving his friend's life, and that he stood over him wearing Satanist robes and performing a useless spell.

2001 Puffy (also known as Puff Daddy) told MTV he now wanted to be known as P. Diddy.

2001 it was reported that singer songwriter James Taylor and his wife Caroline Smedvig were expecting twin boys, carried by a surrogate mother who was a family friend.

2002 The National Museum of American History put a cornet that had belonged to Louis Armstrong on display.

2002 Gloria and Emilio Estafan obtained a permanent restraining against Venezuelan actor-singer Juan Carlos Diaz.

2004 Usher was at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Confessions’, his second UK No.1 album.
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