• November 23rd: On this Day

    Nov 23 2007, 11:10

    2005, US singer-songwriter Chris Whitley died of lung cancer aged 45. Whitley earned critical success with his 1991 album ‘Living with the Law’ and toured with Bob Dylan and Tom Petty.

    1995, US Soul singer Junior Walker died. (1966 US & UK Top 20 single 'How Sweet It Is.' 1969 US No.4 single 'What Does It Take, To Win Your Love').

    1994, Tommy Boyce, singer-songwriter, committed suicide. (1968 US No. 8 single with Bobby Hart, 'I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite', also wrote 'Last Train To Clarksville', 'I'm Not Your Stepping Stone' and 'Scooby- Doo Where Are You.' Sold over 40m records.

    1992, US Country singer Roy Acuff died aged 89. In 1962 he was the first living artist elected to the Country Music Hall Of Fame.

    1985, Joe Turner, US blues songwriter died. Wrote 'Shake Ratle and Roll', 'Sweet Sixteen.'

    1983, Tom Evans from Badfinger committed suicide by hanging himself. Evans co-wrote 'Without You' a hit for Harry Nilson and Mariah Carey.

    1956, sheet metal worker Louis Balint was arrested after punching Elvis Presley at a Hotel in Toledo. Balint claimed that his wife's love for Elvis had caused his marriage to break up. He was fined $19.60 but ended up being jailed because he was unable to pay the fine.

    1954, Born on this day, Bruce Hornsby, keyboards, vocals, The Range, (1986 US No.1 & UK No.15 single 'The Way It Is').

    1899, The world's first jukebox was installed at San Francisco's' Palais Royal Hotel.





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  • November 11th: On this Day

    Nov 11 2007, 20:37

    1998, Irish singer Paddy Clancy of The Clancy Brothers died aged 76, he wrote the classic Irish songs 'Wild Mountain Thyme' and 'Carrickfergus.'

    1972, Allman Brothers bass player Berry Oakley was killed in a motorcycle accident at the same intersection as former band member Duane Allman, who had died a year earlier. Oakley was 24 years old.

    1957, Jerry Lee Lewis secretly married his third wife and cousin, Myra Gale Brown in Tennessee.

    1955, Elvis Presley was voted the most promising new country & western artist by Billboard magazine.

    1953, Born on this day, Andy Partridge, singer, songwriter, guitarist, XTC, (1982 UK No.10 single 'Senses Working Overtime').

    1952, Born on this day, Paul Cowsill, The Cowsills, (1967 US No.2 single 'The Rain, The Park & Other Things', 1969 US No.2 single the theme from 'Hair'). TV's Partrige Family was based on the family.

    1950, Born on this day, Jim Peterik, guitar, keyboards, vocals, Ides Of March, (1970 US No.2 single 'Vehicle), Survivor, (1982 US & UK No.1 single 'Eye Of The Tiger').

    1947, Born on this day, Pat Daugherty, Black Oak Arkansas, (70's US No.1 radio hit single 'Jim Dandy To The Rescue').

    1946, Born on this day, Chip Hawkins, Tremeloes, (1963 UK No.1 single 'Do You Love Me', 1967 US No.11 single 'Silence Is Golden'). Father of singer & actor Chesney Hawkes.

    1946, Born on this day, Chris Dreja, guitar, The Yardbirds, (1965 UK No.3 & US No.6 single 'For Your Love').

    1945, Born on this day, Vince Martell, guitar, Vanilla Fudge, (1968 US No.6 single 'You Keep Me Hangin' On').

    1944, Born on this day, Jessie Colin Young, The Youngbloods, (1969 US No.5 single 'Get Together').

    1938, Born on this day, Roger Lavern, keyboards, The Tornadoes, (1962 UK & US No.1 single 'Telstar'). The first major hit from a UK act on the American chart.

    1929, Born on this day, LaVern Baker, R&B singer, (1958 US No.6 single 'I Cried A Tear'). Died 10th March 1997.

    1927, Born on this day, Mose Allison, singer, songwriter, pianist, blues artist, his songs have been covered by The Who, John Mayall, Elvis Costello, Georgie Fame.


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  • November 5th: On this Day

    Nov 5 2007, 11:28

    2005, guitarist Link Wray died aged 76. Wray was credited with inventing 'fuzz' guitar after punching a whole in a speaker giving him a distorted soundguitarist. Famous for his 1958 US No.16 single 'Rumble'.

    2003, Bobby Hatfield of The Righteous Brothers was found dead in hotel room in Michigan 30 minutes before he was due on stage, aged 63. The autopsy report from the Kalamazoo County Medical Examiner gave the opinion that Hatfield suffered a sudden, unexpected death due to acute cocaine toxicity. The Righteous Brothers had the 1965 UK & US No.1 single 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', and the 1990 UK No.1 single 'Unchained Melody', first released in 1965.

    1986, Billy Nunn of The Coasters died. (1958 US No.1 single 'Yakety Yak', 1959 US No.2 and UK No.6 single 'Charlie Brown').

    1983, Topper Headon of The Clash was arrested for walking his dog while drunk on London's Fulham Road.

    1982, Brian Wilson was fired from The Beach Boys by his former colleagues.

    1946, Born on this day, Gram Parsons, US singer, songwriter. Member of The International Submarine Band, The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers. Released the 1973 solo album 'Grievous Angel.' Died on 19th September 1973 from a heroin overdose aged 26.

    1941, Born on this day, Art Garfunkel, singer, actor, (1970 UK & US No.1 single with Simon and Garfunkel 'Bridge Over Trouble Water', 1970 album 'Bridge Over Trouble Water' spent 307 weeks on the UK chart), solo, 1979 UK No.1 single 'Bright Eyes').


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  • October 31st: On this Day

    Ott 31 2007, 11:41

    1970, Michelle Gilliam from The Mamas and The Papas married actor Dennis Hopper, the marriage lasted eight days.

    1963, Born on this day, Johnny Marr, guitarist, songwriter, The Smiths, (1984 UK No.10 single 'Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now', plus 15 other UK Top 40 singles). Electronic, (1991 UK No.8 single 'Get The Message'). Modest Mouse, (2007 US No.1 album ‘We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank’). Also worked with The The, The Pretenders and Johnny Marr and The Healers.

    1963, Born on this day, Mikkey Dee, Motorhead, (1980 UK No.15 single 'Ace Of Spades').

    1961, Born on this day, Larry Mullen, drummer, U2, (1984 UK No.3 single 'Pride, In The Name Of Love' plus over 25 other UK Top singles, 1987 UK and worldwide No.1 album 'The Joshua Tree' spent 156 weeks on the UK chart. Scored five consecutive US No.1 albums from 1987.)

    1954, Vera Lynn was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'My Son, My Son.' The singers only No.1 hit.



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  • October 22nd: On this Day

    Ott 22 2007, 11:13

    2003, Elliot Smith, US singer songwriter, committed suicide aged 34.

    1990, Pearl Jam played their first ever concert when they appeared at the Off Ramp in Seattle.

    1968, Born on this day, US singer, songwriter, Shelby Lynne, (1999 album 'I Am Shelby Lynne'), 2001 Grammy Award winner for Best Newcomer.

    1956, Born on this day, Stiv Bators, vocals, Dead Boys, Wanderers, Lords Of The New Church.




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  • October 21st: On this Day

    Ott 21 2007, 13:06

    1995, Shannon Hoon singer from US band Blind Melon died from a cocaine overdose.

    1965, Bill Black, Elvis Presley's bass player, (1954-57), died four months after receiving surgery to remove a brain tumour.

    1958, Buddy Holly's last recording session took place in New York. The songs recorded included 'It Doesn't Matter Anymore' which became a No.1 hit.

    1952, Born on this day, Brent Mydland, The Grateful Dead, (1970 UK No.69 and US No.127 album 'Workingman's Dead'). He was found dead on the floor of his home on 26th July 1990 aged 38 from a drug overdose.

    1946, Born on this day, Lee Loughnane, trumpet, Chicago, (1976 UK & US No.1 single 'If You Leave Me Now').

    1942, Born on this day, Elvin Bishop, guitarist, (1976 US No.3 & UK No.34 single 'Fooled Around And Fell In Love'). Member of Paul Butterfield Blues Band 65-68.

    1941, Born on this day, Steve Cropper, guitarist, Booker T and the MG's, (1962 US No. 3 single 'Green Onions', 1969 UK No.4 single 'Time Is Tight').






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  • October 9th: On this Day

    Ott 9 2007, 13:49

    1940, Born on this day, John Lennon, singer, songwriter, guitarist, The Beatles who sold over 20m singles worldwide, (1962-1970), and scored more UK & US No.1 albums than any other group. 1967 'Sgt. Pepper's' is the UK's biggest selling album ever. In 1990 Lennon's song 'Imagine' was played simultaneously in 130 countries to commemorate what would've been Lennon's 50th birthday. He was shot dead in New York by Mark Chapman on 8th December 1980.

    1965, The Beatles started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the Paul McCartney ballad 'Yesterday', giving the group their tenth US No.1. Never released as a single in the UK until 1976.

    1975, Sean Lennon was born, the only child of John Lennon by Yoko Ono. John Lennon retired from music for five years to become a house-husband. Sean went on to become a singer, songwriter, musician and actor.




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  • October 4th: On this Day

    Ott 4 2007, 11:01

    1970, US singer Janis Joplin was found dead at the Landmark Hotel Hollywood after an accidental heroin overdose. (1971 US No.1 single 'Me And Bobby McGee', 1971 US No.1 album 'Pearl').

    1969, The Beatles 'Abbey Road' album went to No.1 on the UK chart. The final studio recordings from the group featured two George Harrison songs 'Something' and 'Here Comes The Sun' plus 'Come Together', 'Sun King' and 'Golden Slumbers.' The cover supposedly contained clues adding to the ‘Paul Is Dead’ phenomenon: Paul is barefoot and the car number plate ‘LMW 281F’ supposedly referred to the fact that McCartney would be 28 years old if he was still alive. ‘LMW’ was said to stand for ‘Linda McCartney Weeps.’ And the four Beatles, represent; the priest (John, dressed in white), the Undertaker (Ringo in a black suit), the Corpse (Paul, in a suit but barefoot), and the Gravedigger (George, in jeans and a denim work shirt).

    1961, Bob Dylan played a showcase at New York's Carnegie Hall to 53 people.




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  • September 30th: Born on this day

    Set 30 2007, 10:15

    1947, Born on this day, Marc Bolan, guitarist, UK singer, songwriter, T Rex, (1971 UK No.1 single 'Hot Love', plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles, 1972 US No.10 single Bang A Gong, (Get It On). Bolan was killed in a car accident on 16th September 1977.

    1942, Born on this day, Dewey Martin, The Dillards, Buffalo Springfield, (1967 US No.17 single 'For What It's Worth').

    1942, Born on this day, Frankie Lymon, singer, Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, (1956 UK No.1 & US No.6 single 'Why Do Fools Fall In Love'). He died from a drug overdose on 28th February 1968 aged 25.

    1942, Born on this day, Gus Dudgeon, producer. Best known for his work with Elton John. Also produced David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Zombies, Kiki Dee, Strawbs, XTC and Joan Armatrading. Dudgeon was killed in a car accident on 21st July 2002, his wife, Sheila, was also killed in the accident.



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  • September 27th: On this Day

    Set 27 2007, 11:39

    1986, Metallica bass player Cliff Burton was crushed to death after the bands tour bus crashed between Stockholm and Copenhagen.

    1964, The Beach Boys made their TV debut on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' on US TV.

    1953, Born on this day, Greg Ham, Men at Work, (1983 UK and US No.1 single 'Down Under').

    1953, Born on this day, Robbie Shakespeare, session bass player, as Sly And Robbie worked with Peter Tosh, Robert Palmer, Jimmy Cliff, Grace Jones, Joe Cocker, (1987 UK No.12 single 'Boops, Here To Go').

    1943, Born on this day, Randy Bachman, Guess Who, (1970 US No.1 & UK No.19 single 'American Woman'). Bachman Turner Overdrive, (1974 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet').





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