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PostSubject: March 29   17.11.08 22:27

Births
1942 Eden Kane, singer, (1961 UK No.1 'Well I Ask You', brother of Peter Sarsted).

1943 Chad Allan, Guess Who, (1970 US No.1 & UK No.19 single 'American Woman').

1943 Evangelos Papathanassiou, (Vangelis) 1981 UK No.12 & 1982 US No.1 single 'Chariots Of Fire.'

1945 Speedy Keen, drums, vocals, Thunderclap Newman, (1969 UK No.1 & US No.37 single 'Something In The Air').

1946 Terry Jacks, singer, songwriter, (1974 UK & US No.1 single 'Seasons In The Sun', also a UK No.1 hit for Westlife in 1999).

1947 Bobby Kimball, vocals, Toto, (1983 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Africa').

1949 Dave Greenfield, The Stranglers, keyboards, (1986 UK No.2 single 'Golden Brown' and over 20 over other UK Top 40 singles).

1949 Michael Brecker, Brecker Brothers, (1978 UK No.34 single 'East River').

1956 Patty Donahue, singer, The Waitresses, (1982 UK No.45 single 'Christmas Wrapping'). Died of lung cancer 6th December 1996.

1959 Perry Farrell, Jane's Addiction, (1991 UK No.34 single 'Been Caught Stealing', 1990 US No. 19 album 'Ritual De Lo Habitual'), Porno For Pyros, (1993 US No.3 & UK No.3 self-titled album). Conceived US 'Lollapalooza' tours.


Deaths
1980, Mantovani, Orchestra leader died aged 74. (1953 UK No.1 single 'Moulin Rouge', 1957 US No. 12 single 'Around The World In Eighty Days').


Events
1963 The Shadows had their fifth and final UK No.1 single with 'Foot Tapper.'

1964 The first night of a UK tour kicked of at The Coventry Theatre with The Hollies, the Dave Clark Five, The Kinks and The Mojos.

1966 Rolling Stone Mick Jagger was injured during a gig in Marseilles after a fan threw a chair at the stage, Jagger required eight stitches in the cut.

1966 Fans mobbed the Walker Brothers as they entered a hotel in Cheshire resulting in two of the group being concussed.

1967 During a European tour The Rolling Stones appeared at the Bremen-Stadthalle in Germany. Also on the tour, The Easybeats and The Creation.

1969 Appearing at the London Free Easter Festival: Bethnal Green, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Black Sabbath, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Curved Air, J.J. Jackson's Dilemma, Shy Limbs, Spontaneous Music Ensemble, Sunflower Brass Band and Toe Fat.

1969 Blood Sweat & Tears went to No.1 on the US album chart with their self- titled album.

1973 Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show appeared on the cover of "Rolling Stone."

1975 Labelle went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Lady Marmalade', the groups only No.1. British act All Saints had an UK No.1 with the song in 1998.

1975 Led Zeppelin had all their six albums in the US Top 100 chart in the same week with their latest album Physical Graffiti at No.1.

1976 In Memphis, Bruce Springsteen jumped a fence at Graceland in an attempt to see his idol, Elvis Presley.

1976 During a European tour Neil Young started a three night run at the Hammersmith Odeon in London. Tickets cost ?1–4 ($1.70–$6.80).

1978 David Bowie kicked off his first tour in two years in San Diego, California.

1980 The BeeGees were sued by a Chicago man for plagiarism of the song "How Deep Is Your Love." The BeeGees won the case on appeal.

1980 Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side Of The Moon', spent it's 303rd week on the US album chart, beating the record set by Carole King's album 'Tapestry.'

1981 Shakin' Stevens was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of the Rosemary Clooney hit 'This Ole House', the Welsh singers first of four UK No.1's.

1983 At the end of their 29 date 'War' UK tour, U2 appeared at Hammersmith Palais in London

1986 Austrian singer Falco started a three-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Rock Me Amadeus', also a No.1 in the UK.

1986 Cliff Richard and The Young Ones were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with a charity version of Cliff Richards hit from 1959 'Living Doll.'

1988 Madonna debuted on Broadway in "Speed The Plow."

1998 Shania Twain began her first headlining tour in her Canadian homeland in Sudbury, Ontario.

1999 The David Bowie Internet Radio Network broadcast its first show for Rolling Stone Radio. The show was Bowie's favourite songs with Bowie introducing each track.

2000 Phil Collins took out a high court action against two former members of Earth, Wind And Fire. Collins claimed his company had overpaid the musicians by ?50,000 ($85,000) in royalties on tracks including ‘Sussudio’ and ‘Easy Lover’.

2001 The man who hid in a cathedral organ to try to video the baptism of Madonna and Guy Ritchie's son Rocco, was fined a 1,000 pounds. He admitted disorderly conduct at Dornoch court in Sutherland.

2004 A court in Lithuania sentenced French rock star Bertrand Cantat, lead singer with Noir Desir to eight years in prison for killing his actress girlfriend during a fight. Cantat was convicted of fatally beating Marie Trintignant in a Vilnius hotel room in 2003. Cantat had admitted killing Ms Trintignant but said it was an accident.

2005 Neil Young was treated for a brain aneurysm at a hospital in New York. Doctors expected the 59 year old to make a full recovery. The aneurysm was discovered when Young's vision became blurred after the induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month.

2007 U2 singer Bono accepted an honorary knighthood at a ceremony in Dublin. Fellow band members The Edge and Adam Clayton joined the frontman's wife and four children at the British ambassador David Reddaway's official residence. The rock star and campaigner, 46, was not entitled to be called "Sir" because he is not a British citizen. The U2 singer's new title is Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE).
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