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PostSubject: April 21   17.11.08 22:35

Births
1947 Alan Wagner, The Foundations, (1967 UK No.1 single 'Baby Now That I've Found You'. 1969 US No.3 single 'Build Me Up A Buttercup'.)

1947 James Osterberg, (Iggy Pop), The Stooges, solo, 1986 UK No.10 single 'Real Wild Child').

1947 John Weider, guitar, Family, (1971 UK No.4 single 'In My Own Time'), also member of The New Animals.

1948 Paul Davis, singer, (1982 US No.6 single '65 Love Affair').

1951 Nicole Barclay, Fanny, (1975 US No.29 single 'Butter Boy').

1958 Madness keyboardist, Mike Barson, born in Edinburgh.

1959 Robert Smith, lead singer/songwriter of the UK punk/gloom/pop band The Cure, born. Some sources say he's a tad older, born in 1957.

1959 Michael Timmins, guitar, Cowboy Junkies, (1989 album 'The Trinity Session').

1963 Johnny McElhone, Altered Images, (1981 UK No.2 single 'Happy Birthday') then joined Texas, (1997 UK No.3 single 'Say What You Want', 1997 UK No.1 album 'White On Blonde').


Deaths
1970 Blues guitarist Earl Hooker dies.

1978 UK folk singer Sandy Denny died after falling down a flight of stairs at a friend's house. She was a member of Fairport Convention and a solo artist. Denny Featured on the Led Zeppelin track 'Battle Of Evermore' on the bands fourth album.

2000 Neal Matthews of The Jordanaires died of a heart attack. Sang on Presley's 'Don't Be Cruel' and 'Hound Dog.' Also worked with Ricky Nelson, Marie Osmond, Tom Jones and Merle Haggard.

2007 Doris Richards died of cancer in England. The 91-year-old mother of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards bought her son his first guitar for his 15th birthday. He learned some chords from her father, Gus Dupree, a musician who instilled him with an early passion for music.


Events
1960 Dick Clark testified before a congressional committee investigating payola. He admitted that he had a financial interest in 27 percent of the records he played on his show in a period of 28 months.

1961 The Beatles debuted at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England.

1962 Elvis Presley started a 2 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Good Luck Charm', his 5th US No.1 of the 60's. Also a UK No.1 single.

1963 The Beatles and The Rolling Stones met for the first time at a gig at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, London

1965 The Beach Boys appeared on ABC-TV's "Shindig!" and performed "Do You Wanna Dance?"

1969 Janis Joplin and the Kozmic Blues Band played at London's Royal Albert Hall.

1970 Elton John made his solo concert debut when he opened for T. Rex in London.

1970 Tyrannosaurus Rex, Spooky Tooth, Jackie Lomax and Heavy Jelly all appeared at The Roundhouse, London, tickets, 25 shillings.

1973 Alice Cooper went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Billion Dollar Babies.' Also a No.1 album in the UK.

1973 Tony Orlando & Dawn started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree', (it became the biggest seller of 1973, selling over 6 million)

1977 "Annie" opened on Broadway.

1977 Natalie Cole and John Denver were guests on Frank Sinatra's ABC-TV special "Sinatra & Friends".

1979 Amii Stewart went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Knock On Wood', it made No.6 in the UK the same year and No.7 when re-issued in 1985.

1982 Joe Strummer disappeared for three weeks, which resulted in The Clash cancelling a tour. He was found Living rough in Paris

1984 Phil Collins started a three week run at No.1 in the US singles chart with the theme tune from 'Against All Odds'. It was his first US No.1, a No. 2 in the UK.

1984 The film soundtrack to 'Footloose' went to No.1 on the US album chart.

1990 Amy Grant sued Marvel Comics for including her likeness in a Dr Strange Comic

1990 Fleetwood Mac scored their 4th UK No.1 album with 'Behind The Mask'

1990 Paul McCartney played in front of 184,000 spectators in Rio, creating a new world record for the largest crowd attending a rock concert

1990 Sinead O'Connor started a four week stay at No.1 in the US singles chart with her version of the Prince song 'Nothing Compares To You', it also made No. 1 in 18 other countries

1993 Former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman married for the third time when he tied the knot with 33-year-old fashion designer Suzanne Accosta.

1995 MTV Asia re-launched its Mandarin-language channel.

1999 Brooks & Dunn debuted their video "South of Santa Fe" while country.com simultaneously streamed the video. It was the first time that a country video debuted simultaneously on TV and the Internet.

2001 R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck was charged by police at Heathrow airport with being drunk on an aircraft and assaulting British Airways crew. Buck was taken into custody after landing on a flight from Seattle and questioned by police for 12 hours.

2002 Oasis went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Hindu Times', the bands sixth UK No.1.

2003 It was reported that Evel Knievel had signed over exclusive rights to allow the production of "Evel Knievel: The Rock Opera."

2004 Former Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan was attacked in a London pub. The singer was assaulted at the Joiner's Arms pub in central London and suffered a fractured cheekbone after being kicked, punched and hit with a metal bar. Two men, aged 20 and 21, were arrested and later released on bail.

2006 The Soul2Soul II Tour 2006 a co-headlining tour between country music singers, and husband and wife, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill kicked off at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus ending after 73 shows on September 3, 2006 in Las Vegas. The tour became the highest grossing country music tour ever with a gross of $90 million.
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