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PostSubject: April 11   17.11.08 22:31

Births
1946 Bob Harris, BBC DJ & TV presenter. (Presented the long running music show 'The Old Grey Whistle Test'').

1956 Neville Staples, The Specials, (1981 UK No.1 single 'Ghost Town').

1958 Stuart Adamson, guitarist and vocalist with Skids, who had a 1979 UK No.10 single with ‘Into The Valley’ then Big Country, who had a 1983 UK No.10 single with ‘'Fields Of Fire’ plus 14 other UK Top 40 singles. Adamson died on December 16th 2001.

1965 Nigel Pulsford, Bush, (1996 US No.1 & UK No.4 album, 'Razorblade Suitcase', 1997 UK No.7 single 'Swallowed').

1966 Lisa Stansfield, UK singer, (1989 UK No.1 & US No.3 single 'All Around The World', plus over 12 other UK Top 40 singles).

1969 Cerys Matthews, vocals, Catatonia, (1998 UK No.3 single 'Mulder And Scully').

1970 Delroy Pearson, 5 Star, (1986 UK No.3 single 'System Addict' plus 15 other UK Top 40 singles).

1987 Joss Stone, (Joscelyn Eve Stoker), UK singer, (2004 UK No.1 album ‘Mind Body & Soul’).


Deaths
2006 a member of Eminem's rap collective D12 was killed in a nightclub shooting in Detroit after an argument broke out at the CCC nightclub. Proof, (real name Deshaun Holton), was shot at a club on Eight Mile Road, made famous in Eminem's autobiographical film 8 Mile. Holton was a longtime friend of Eminem and was the rappers best man at his wedding in January of this year.


Events
1954 Doris Day was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Secret Love'.

1956 James Brown debuts on the R&B charts with "Please, Please, Please."

1956 Travelling from Amarillo to Nashville, the plane that Elvis Presley was flying on developed engine trouble and was forced to make an emergency landing. The incident created a fear of flying for Presley.

1961 Bob Dylan made his professional singing debut in Greenwich Village. He opened for John Lee Hooker.

1963 Gerry And The Pacemakers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'How Do You Do It'' The groups first of three UK No.1's.

1965 Performing at the New Musical Express poll winners concert, at London's Wembley Empire Pool, England, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Tom Jones, Freddie and the Dreamers, The Animals, The Kinks, Herman's Hermits, Moody Blues, Them, Cilla Black, The Seekers and Donovan.

1966 NBC broadcasted the last episode of "Hulabaloo."

1966 Frank Sinatra recorded "Strangers in the Night."

1968 Big Brother & the Holding Company made their national TV debut on ABC's "Hollywood Palace."

1970 Paul McCartney announced a "temporary break with the Beatles." He cited "personal differences" and adding that he will no longer record with John Lennon.

1970 Peter Green announced that he would be leaving Fleetwood Mac.

1977 Alice Cooper played to an audience of 40,000 in Sydney, Australia, the largest crowd to attend a rock concert in the country's history.

1981 Edward "Eddie" Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli were married.

1981 Hall and Oates started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Kiss On My List', the duo's second US No.1, a No.33 hit in the UK.

1982 Appearing at Guernsey Beausejour Leisure Centre, Depeche Mode.

1986 Dave Clark's musical 'Time' opened at London's Dominion Theatre, starring Cliff Richard.

1983 Dave Prater of Sam & Dave was killed in an automobile accident.

1988 Cher won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in "Moonstruck."

1990 Elton John sang at the funeral of AIDS victim Ryan White.

1991 Ringo Starr was a guest on Fox TV's "The Simpsons."

1991 Paula Abdul held a press conference in Hollywood to deny allegations that backing vocalist Yvete Marine had sung un-credited lead parts on Paula's 'Forever Your Girl' LP.

1992 Def Leppard scored their second UK No.1 album with 'Adrenalize' the follow-up to the multi million selling 'Hysteria' album.

1992 Pearl Jam appeared on US TV show Saturday Night Live from New York City.

1992 Lee Greenwood married Kimberly Payne. It was his fifth marriage and her first.

1994 A Seattle, WA, coroner ruled that Kurt Cobain's (Nirvana) death was a suicide.

1994 Nirvana's album "In Utero" was certified double-platinum.

1994 Oasis released their first single 'Supersonic'; it peaked at No.31 on the UK charts.

1995 Peter, Paul and Mary released their 17th album, "LifeLines."

1997 Savage Garden released their self-titled debut album.

1999 Former Eastenders actress Martine McCutcheon started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with her debut release 'Perfect Moment'.

2000 No Doubt released the album "Return to Saturn."

2001 Robbie Williams raised 165,000 pounds at a charity auction with the money going to his old school in Stoke to build a performing arts block. The items sold were Robbie's personal possessions, including a toilet from a stage show, a Union Jack bikini, Tiger's head briefs, a Millennium jet pack and the hand written lyrics to 'Angels' which sold for ?27,000.

2002 Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson got engaged.
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