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PostSubject: April 26   17.11.08 22:37

Births
1938 Duane Eddy, guitarist, (1960 UK No.2 and US No.4 single 'Because They're Young', plus over 15 other UK & US Top 40 singles).

1938 Maurice Williams, (1960 US No.1 & 1961 UK No.14 single with The Zodiacs, 'Stay'). Also a hit for Jackson Browne and The Hollies.

1940 Giorgio Moroder, producer, (1979 US No.33 & UK No. 48 single, 'Chase' from the film Midnight Express. Produced Donna Summer's world- wide 1976 hit 'Love To Love You Baby', 1984 UK No.3 single with Phil Oakey, 'Together In Electric Dreams.')

1942 Bobby Rydell, US singer, (1960 US No.2 & UK No.7 single 'Wild One', plus 17 other US Top 40 hits).

1945 Tony Murray, The Troggs, (1966 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Wild Thing').

1945 Gary Wright, Spooky Tooth, solo, (1976 US No.2 single 'Dream Weaver').

1947 Pete Ham, Badfinger.

1951 Nick Garvey, The Motors, (1978 UK No.4 single 'Airport').

1952 Neol Davies, Selecter, (1979 UK No.8 single 'On My Radio').

1960 Roger Taylor, drums, Duran Duran, (1983 UK No.1 single 'Is There Something I Should Know' plus 25 other UK Top 40 singles, 1984 US No.1 single 'The Reflex'), Arcadia, (1985 UK No.7 single 'Election Day').

1961 Chris Mars, drums, The Replacements, (1984 album 'Let It Be').

1967 Mamas & The Papas singer Mama Cass gave birth to a daughter, Owen Vanessa, in Los Angeles.

1970 Ruth Anne, vocals, Olive, (1997 UK No.1 single 'You're Not Alone').

1970 Tionne Watkins, T- Boz, vocals, TLC, (1995 US No.1 & UK No.4 single 'Waterfalls' 1999 US No.1 album 'Fanmail' spent 57 weeks on the UK chart).

1975 Joey Jordison, drums, Slipknot, (2001 UK No.1 album ‘Iowa’).

1976 Jose Antonio Pasillas II, drummer, Incubus, (2004 US No.2 and UK No.6 album ‘A Crow Left of the Murder…’, 2006 US No.1 album ‘Light Grenades’).

1981 Ms Dynamite, (Niomi McLean Daley), UK rapper, singer, (2002 UK No. 7 single 'It Takes More').

1982 Jonathan Lee, vocals, S Club 7, (1999 UK No.1 single 'Bring It All Back'). 2000 UK No.1 album '7' spent over a year on the UK chart.


Deaths
1997 Ernest Stewart, keyboard player with KC and the Sunshine Band, died of a asthma attack. (1975 US No.1 single 'That's The Way, I Like It', 1983 UK No.1 single 'Give It Up').


Events
1960 Anthony Newley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Do You Mind', the UK singers second and final No.1.

1964 The Beatles, Rolling Stones and the Dave Clark Five headlined the NME poll winners concert at Wembley's Empire Pool.

1965 During a UK tour The Who appeared at Bridgewater Town Hall in England.

1966 Dusty Springfield was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'You Don't Have To Say You Love Me', the singers only UK No.1.

1969 The Original Cast of 'Hair' started a 13-week run at No.1 on the US album chart.

1969 During the bands second North American tour Led Zeppelin played the second of two nights at The Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco in California.

1975 BJ Thomas went to No.1 on the US singles chart with '(Hey Won't You Play), Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song'. It was the singers second US No.1. Not a hit in the UK.

1977 Studio 54 opened in New York.

1978 Ringo Starr appeared in his first TV special, a version of Mark Twain's 'The Prince And The Pauper'.

1980 The Carpenters' "Music Music Music" TV special aired on ABC-TV.

1980 Blondie were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Call Me', the groups fourth UK No.1, featured in the Richard Gere movie 'American Gigolo', the track was also a No.1 in the US.

1980 The Beat released 'Mirror In The Bathroom', the first digitally recorded single in the UK.

1982 Rod Stewart was mugged by a gunman along Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard while standing next to his car.

1982 Meat Loaf played the first of four sold out nights at Wembley Arena, London.

1982 Joe Strummer disappears for about a month causing the Clash to cancel their U.K. tour.

1984 Mike McCartney unveiled the ?40,000 statue of The Beatles by John Doubleday at the new ?8 million Cavern Walks shopping centre in Liverpool, England. John's first wife, Cynthia, was also in attendance.

1986 Van Halen started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with '5150'.

1986 Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music started a 5 week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Street Life-20 Greatest Hits'.

1990 New Kids On The Block's Danny Wood injured his ankle while on stage in Manchester when he tripped over a toy animal thrown on stage by a fan, he was forced to fly back to the States for treatment.

1990 Nirvana appeared at the Pyramid Club in New York City. The bands label Sub Pop filmed the show and the performance of ‘In Bloom’ was later used as a promo clip.

1994 Singer Grace Slick pleaded guilty to pointing a shotgun at police in her California home. She claimed she was under stress because her home had burned down the previous year. She was later sentenced to 200 hours of community service.

1995 Courtney Love reportedly turned down an offer of $1m from Playboy to pose nude for the magazine.

1999 Geffen Records and Bong Load Custom Records filed suit against Beck in Los Angeles, CA.

1999 Sinead O'Connor was ordained as the first woman priest in the Latin Tridentine Church.

1999 Lycos launched five Web radio music channels hosted by live Internet DJs.
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