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December 10

December 10th: On this day
1949, Fats Domino recorded his first tracks for Imperial Records. One of those songs was called ‘The Fat Man’, which later became his nickname.
1959, The four male members of The Platters were acquitted of charges of aiding and abetting prostitution, lewdness and assignation after an incident on August 10th in Cincinnati. Despite the outcome of the trial, the scandal would severely damage the group’s career.
1961, James Brown, The Famous Flames, Sugar Pie DeSanto and The Brownies all appeared at The Evergreen Ballroom, Lacey, Washington.
1961, The Beatles appeared at Hambleton Hall, Huyton in Liverpool after returning to Liverpool from their first live performances in south England and London. The Beatles arrived so late for their appearance in Huyton that they only had time to play for 15 minutes. The promoters, having to pay The Beatles their full £15 were very unhappy.
1965, 18-year-old David Bowie recorded ‘Can’t Help Thinking About Me’ at Pye Studios, London, England, which was later released as a single under the name David Bowie with The Lower Third. It became the first David Bowie record to be released in the US as well as the first time the name “Bowie” appeared under the songwriters credit.
1966, The Beach Boys went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Good Vibrations’, the group’s third US No.1. As a child, his mother told him that dogs could pick up “vibrations” from people, so that the dog would bark at “bad vibrations” Wilson turned this into the general idea for the song.
1967, American soul singer, songwriter Otis Redding was killed in a plane crash, aged 26. Redding and his band had made an appearance in Cleveland, Ohio on the local ‘Upbeat’ television show the previous day. The plane carrying Otis Redding and his band crashed at 3.28.pm into icy waters of Lake Monoma near Madison. Redding was killed in the crash along with members from the The Bar-Kays, Jimmy King, Ron Caldwell, Phalin Jones and Carl Cunningham. Trumpet player Ben Cauley was the only person to survive the crash.
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1971, Playing the first of two nights at London’s Rainbow Theatre, in England, Frank Zappa was pushed off stage by Trevor Howell, the jealous boyfriend of an audience member. Zappa fell onto the concrete-floored orchestra pit – the band thought Zappa had been killed. He suffered serious fractures, head trauma and injuries to his back, leg, and neck, as well as a crushed larynx, which ultimately caused his voice to drop a third after healing. This accident resulted in him using a wheelchair for an extended period, forcing him off the road for over half a year.
1973, The CBGB Club (Country, BlueGrass, and Blues), opened in the lower eastside of New York City. Founded by Hilly Kristal, it was originally intended to feature its namesake musical styles, but became a forum for American punk and New Wave bands such as Blondie, Television, Patti Smith and the Ramones.
1983, Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Say Say Say’. It was Jackson’s 10th No.1 (solo & The Jackson’s) and McCartney’s 29th, (solo and The Beatles).
1998, Bruce Springsteen won a £2 million court battle to ban an album of his early songs. The case revolved around a dispute over copyright ownership between Bruce and a former manager.
1998, A recording of a 1963 Beatles concert was sold at auction at Christies in London for £25,300, ($41,500). The tape of The Beatles’ 10-song concert was recorded by the chief technician at the Gaumont Theatre in Bournemouth during one of six consecutive nights which The Beatles had played. Also sold for £5,195 ($8,500), was a set of autographs of five Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Pete Best, and Stuart Sutcliffe. The autographs had been obtained by a fan in Liverpool in 1961.
1999, Rick Danko died in his sleep at his home near Woodstock, New York. The Canadian guitarist and singer joined The Hawks in 1963 who went on to work as Bob Dylan’s backing band, (with Robbie Robertson, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson). Renamed The Band who released their 1968 debut Music from Big Pink (featuring the single ‘The Weight’). The Band released the 1978 concert film-documentary triple-LP soundtrack ‘The Last Waltz.’
1999, A war of words broke out between Cliff Richard and George Michael after George branded Cliff Richards hit ‘Millennium Prayer’ as ‘vile’. Cliff hit back by saying that his single was a Christian celebration.
2000, Eminem went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Stan’. The rappers second No.1, the female singing on the track was by Dido.
2000, Westlife scooped the Record of the Year award at the Smash Hits awards for ‘My Love’. Other winners included Atomic Kitten, for best new band, best new male went to Craig David, best British band, 5ive and Best Female Britney Spears.
2004, One of three RCA microphones used by radio station KWKH for the historic Elvis Presley appearance at the Louisiana Hayride was sold for $37,500. The microphone was one of three used during 50 performances by Elvis Presley when he performed for the radio show in Shreveport from 1954 to 1956.
2005, Queen overtook The Beatles to become the third most successful act of all time. Sales in 2005 showed that Queen had now overtaken The Beatles to make it into third place, spending 1,755 weeks on the British singles and album charts. The Beatles slipped to fourth place, with 1,749 weeks. Elvis had spent 2,574 weeks on the singles and album charts, making him number one in the Top 100 most successful acts of all time. Sir Cliff Richard remained in second place, clinching 1,982 weeks.
2007, Led Zeppelin played their first concert in 19 years, at London’s 02 Arena as part of the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones were joined on stage by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham. More than one million people had taken part in a ballot for the 20,000 tickets available for the show with all proceeds going to Ahmet’s own charity. Zeppelin performed 16 songs including two encores. A number of celebrities attended the gig including Dave Grohl, Jeff Beck, Brian May, David Gilmour, The Edge, Peter Gabriel, Mick Jagger, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Jerry Hall, Priscilla Presley and Paris Hilton.
2008, The Associated Press reported that the US military used loud music to “create fear, disorient and prolong capture shock” for prisoners at military detention centers at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Among the songs blasted 24 hours a day were ‘Born In The USA’ by Bruce Springsteen, ‘Hell’s Bells’ by AC/DC, ‘White America’ by Eminem, ‘The Theme From Sesame Street’ and ‘I Love You’ from the Barney and Friends children’s TV show.
2009, In an interview with Q magazine, Paul McCartney was asked if his marriage to Heather Mills was the worst mistake of his life. He replied “OK, yeah. I suppose that has to be the prime contender.” The divorce settlement had cost McCartney £24m ($38.9m), plus annual payments for his daughter, Beatrice.
2010, The original hand-written lyrics to Bob Dylan’s ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’ sold at a New York auction for $422,500 (£267,400). Adam Sender, a hedge fund manager and art collector, outbid five others, placing telephone bids. The song, one of Dylan’s most politically charged, was the title track of his 1964 album.
2011, A copy of The Beatles ‘Love Me Do’ 1962 Demonstration Record sold for $17,339.31 during a 10-day eBay auction. According to the seller, this original demo was the ‘Holy Grail’ of Beatles items.
December 10th: Born on this day
1910, Born on this day, John Hammond, producer, A&R scout. Worked with Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, George Benson and Janis Joplin Hammond died on 10th July 1987.
1926, Born on this day Eddie “Guitar Slim” Jones, New Orleans blues guitar player from the 1940s and 1950s best known for the million-selling song ‘The Things That I Used to Do’, a song that is listed in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
1941, Born on this day, Ralph Tavares, Tavares, (1976 UK No.4 and US No.15 single ‘Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel’).
1941, Born on this day, Northern Indian-born British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Peter Sarstedt, best known for the single ‘Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?’, which topped the UK Singles Chart in 1969 (and 14 other countries), and won an Ivor Novello Award.
1946, Born on this day, English bassist, Ace Kefford, The Move, (1969 UK No.1 single ‘Blackberry Way’). He was the co-founder of The Move in October 1965 with Trevor Burton, after meeting David Bowie at Birmingham’s Cedar Club, following a performance by Bowie’s band Davy Jones and the Lower Third. The duo invited Roy Wood, then Carl Wayne and Bev Bevan to join and complete the classic Move line-up.
1948, Born on this day, Jessica Cleaves, The Friends Of Distinction, (1969 US No.3 single ‘Grazing In The Grass’).
1954, Born on this day, Geoff Deane, Modern Romance, (1982 UK No.4 single ‘Best Years Of Our Lives’).
1957, Born on this day, Paul Hardcastle, British composer, musician, and multi-instrumentalist who scored the 1985 UK No.1 single ‘Nineteen’ which became the top-selling single in 13 countries
1965, Born on this day, Joseph Mascis, guitar, vocals, Dinosaur Jr, (1993 UK No.20 single ‘Start Choppin’).
1972, Born on this day, Brian Molko, guitar, vocals, Placebo, (1997 UK No. 6 single ‘Nancy Boy’).
1974, Born on this day, Meg White, American drummer, The White Stripes. Their 2003 UK No.1 album ‘Elephant’ spent 46 weeks on the UK chart.

My Other Website

It’s been awhile, for this website to be up again, but don’t worry, I’ll get back in the groove, with my first website, which is this one, but I’m working on my second website today. I should be able for this website, after I upload my series on Aerosmith. Uploading their albums on my second website, and I hope to do it with my first website. I hope you enjoy my websites and come back every day !!!

I’M BACK !!!

My website is up, and ready, and so am I !!!

September 26

1937, American blues singer Bessie Smith died aged 43 after being involved in a car accident while traveling along Route 61 outside Memphis, Tennessee. Her 1923 song ‘Downhearted Blues’ was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2006.

1961, The Greenbriar Boys started a two-week residency at Gerde’s Folk Club in New York. The opening act was Bob Dylan.

1964, Roy Orbison started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Oh Pretty Woman’. The title was inspired by Orbison’s wife Claudette interrupting a conversation to announce she was going out; when Orbison asked if she was okay for cash, his co-writer Bill Dees interjected “A pretty woman never needs any money.”

1965, At the end of a European tour Roger Daltry knocked out Keith Moon and the singer was sacked from The Who. The band were playing two shows in one night in Denmark, when an argument broke about between all four band members. Daltrey was reinstated the following day.

1967, Pink Floyd played the first of three nights at the Fillmore in San Francisco, the groups first ever live dates in the US.

1968, Rolling Stone Brian Jones was fined £50 with 100 guineas cost after being found guilty of possession of cannabis.

1969, The Beatles released Abbey Road in the UK. The final studio recordings from the group featured two George Harrison songs ‘Something’ (Harrison’s first A-side single), and ‘Here Comes The Sun’. In their interviews for The Beatles Anthology, the surviving band members stated that, although none of them ever made the distinction of calling it the “last album”, they all felt at the time this would very likely be the final Beatles product and therefore agreed to set aside their differences and “go out on a high note”.

1969, Fleetwood Mac, East Of Eden, Family, Edgar Broughton Band, Grisby Dyke and Glass Menagerie all appeared at an all night indoor festival at The Pavillion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire, England, John Peel hosted the night.

1981, Bruce Dickinson joined UK rock band Iron Maiden, (Dickinson had been the vocalist with Samson).

1987, Michael Jackson started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Bad’. Released nearly five years after Jackson’s previous studio album, Thriller, Bad, went on to become the world’s best-selling album having sold between 30 to 45 million copies worldwide. The album produced five US No.1’s, the first album to do so.

1987, Whitney Houston started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Didn’t We Almost Have It All’.

1987, David Bowie had his last hit chart in this decade when ‘Never Let Me Down’ scrapped into the US charts at No.27, the single peaked at No.34 in the UK.

1989, Paul McCartney started his world tour at The Drammenshallen, in Drammen, Norway. It was McCartney’s first major tour outing in ten years, since Wings UK Tour 1979, and his first appearances in North America in thirteen years.

1995, AC/DC released Ballbreaker their 12th international studio album. The album which was produced by Rick Rubin, featured the return of former drummer Phil Rudd, who had been fired from the band in 1983 as a result of drinking and drug problems and a fight with founding rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young.

1996, Police found drugs hidden in a Smarties tube when they raided the London home of Paula Yates and INXS singer Michael Hutchence. The couple were away in Australia at the time of the raid.

2003, English singer, songwriter Robert Palmer died of a heart attack aged 54 in Paris France. He was a member of Vinegar Joe and Power Station (with Duran Duran members Andy Taylor and John Taylor with drummer and former Chic member Tony Thompson). As a solo artist had the 1986 US No.1 & UK No.5 single ‘Addicted To Love’ and the 1988 hit ‘Simply Irresistible’.

2003, A report published on requests by artists to venues of their backstage requirements revealed; Limp Bizkit insisted that all the lamps in their rooms be dimmable while Mariah Carey would only have ‘bendy’ straws as she will not use straight ones. Van Halen insisted that back-stage celery is trimmed and not peeled. The Red Hot Chili Peppers asked for a meditation room and a selection of aromatherapy candles. Barry Manilow requested that the air temperature in the auditorium be kept at a regular 65 degrees.

2004, Green Day scored their first UK No.1 album with ‘American Idiot’ the bands seventh release.

2007, A charitable foundation set up by Shakira donated $40 million (£19.6 million) to help victims of natural disasters. The money would go towards repairing damage caused by an earthquake in Peru and a hurricane in Nicaragua. A further $5 million (£2.46 million) would be spent on health and education in four Latin American countries.

2008, Matthew Bellamy, Christopher Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard from Muse was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from the University of Plymouth, England.

2009, Jay-Z started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album charts with ‘The Blueprint 3’, the rappers eleventh studio album.
September 26th: Born on this day

1925, Born on this day, Marty Robbins, US Country singer, (1960 US No.1 & UK No.19 single ‘El Paso’). He died on 8th December 1982.

1926, Born on this day, Julie London, US singer, (1956 US No. 9 & UK No. 22 single ‘Cry Me A River’). She died on 18th October 2000.

1941, Born on this day, Joe Bauer, drummer, The Youngbloods, died of a brain tumour in 1982. (1969 US No.5 single ‘Get Together’).

1943, Born on this day, Georgie Fame, UK singer, keyboards, (1965 UK No.1 single ‘Yeh Yeh’. 1968 UK No.1 single ‘The Ballad Of Bonnie and Clyde’).

1945, Born on this day, Bryan Ferry, singer, Roxy Music, (1972 UK No.4 single ‘Virgina Plain’, plus 15 other UK Top 40 singles, solo (1976 UK No.4 single, ‘Let’s Stick Together’).

1947, Born on this day, multi-award-winning American country music singer, Lynn Anderson, who scored the 1970 US No.3 & 1971 UK No.3 single ‘Rose Garden’. Anderson who charted 12 No.1, 18 Top 10, and more than 50 Top 40 hits died on July 30th 2015 aged 67.

1948, Born on this day, Olivia Newton-John, UK singer, actress, (1978 UK & US No.1 single with John Travolta, ‘You’re The One That I Want’, 1981 US No.1 & UK solo No.7 single ‘Physical’).

1951, Born on this day, Stuart Tosh, Pilot, (1975 UK No.1 single ‘January’).

1954, Born on this day, Cesar Rosas, Los Lobos, (1987 UK & US No.1 single ‘La Bamba’).

1954, Born on this day, Craig Chaquico, Jefferson Starship, (1987 UK & US No.1 single ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us’).

1962, Born on this day, Tracey Thorn, vocals, Everything But The Girl, (1995 UK No.3 & 1996 US No.2 single ‘Missing’).

1965, Born on this day, Cindy Herron, vocals, En Vogue, (1992 US No.2 & UK No.4 single ‘My Lovin’).

1972, Born on this day, Paul Draper, Mansun, (1996 UK No.15 single ‘Wide Open Space’).

1972, Born on this day, Shawn Stockman, Boyz II Men, (1992 US & UK No.1 single ‘End Of The Road’).

1981, Born on this day, Christina Milian, US singer, (2002 UK No. 3 single ‘AM To PM’).

Coming Soon

You may or may not like what I have on my website, and if I was doing this for you, then I wouldn’t enjoy it and try to sell it. I have big plans for my website and I’m looking forward to upgrading it again and having more music on it, and maybe some videos as well. As of now, I’m only going to text about the 1960’s only, I was subtract, because of my iTunes, but since I’m done with my list, I’m going to do what the title of my website says.

I’ll be texting my stories that I posted on Facebook and I’ll still text about my feelings, because this is my open diary, and I won’t hold back. I’m not afraid of someone’s opinion of me, so what I do is what I believe, and no one can change that.

I’ll start with my continuing with The Rolling Stones and Marvin Gaye and update The Beatles that I posted and who knows what else I’ll be doing, so you’ll have to come back to see more, but I won’t cry if you don’t. I’m not even sure that I have an audience, so I might be texting myself, but I don’t care, I bought it and I’m going to do anything I want and I’m free to do anything I want. If you want to know me, or my hobbies, then come back, because everything, but my personal information, will be here !!!

Barbra Streisand Leave The USA Or Shut Up

If Barbra Streisand, thinks she can change my vote for president by leaving the world greatest country, then leave, because you just convince me to vote for Trump. Your not that great a singer, and I can live without you. How dare you to say that, only because of him being a Republican. What if Hillary Clinton was a Republican, would you say that about her ???

I may not like either one, but I won’t vote for a political party over another, because of what the press says or the person around me wants.

If Barbra Streisand, thinks she’s better than you by leaving The USA to another country with her bank accounts, somethings which her fans can’t do, or want to, then let me open the door and slammed it behind you, because you’re not welcome here in my page any longer. I’m now supporting Trump, and only because you that I’m doing that.

I’m sure that I’m also might lose my readers, but I don’t care, this isn’t a website that careers to you. It’s really my diary on my iPhone, iPad, iPod and 17″ MacBook Pro and nothing else. I’ll be here everyday, because my Apple products are always with me, so when someone in the entertainment world, thinks he’s better than me, I’ll be telling him off.

We who buys their CD’s, concerts, movies, DVD’s and others, should be their bosses and asked them to leave, if they get too big headed and say something stupid like that.

Since Barbra Streisand hasn’t made a hit song and haven’t been in a movie in decades, she won’t be miss by generation x and millenniums. Some of the other generations that grew up with you, have already throw your LP’s, CD’s, VHS and DVD’s (I only have two albums from iTunes), so next time, have a hit first, or

SHUT UP !!!

August 25

1957, Canadian singer, songwriter Paul Anka was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Diana’ (written about his brother’s baby-sitter). His only UK No.1 as an artist, Anka was the first teenage solo act to reach No.1.

1958, Staten Island, New York doo wop group The Elegants went to No.1 on the US singles chart with their re-worked version of the Mozart lullaby, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” re-titled “Little Star”. The Elegants would be around in one form or another until the 1980s, but never had another hit record.

1960, The Shadows were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Apache’. The first of five UK No.1’s for Cliff Richard’s backing group.

1961, After playing a lunchtime gig at The Cavern Club Liverpool, The Beatles played aboard the Merseyside riverboat M.V.Royal Iris supporting Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band.

1962, Little Eva went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘The Loco-motion’. The Carole King and Gerry Goffin song was offered to Dee Dee Sharp (Mashed Potatoes), who turned it down. The writers had their babysitter record it who took it to No.1.

1965, Two female Beatles fans hired a helicopter to fly over the house The Beatles were renting in Beverly Hills, California and jumped from the helicopter into the swimming pool.

1966, During their last US tour, The Beatles played two shows at the Coliseum in Seattle, Washington. The first show at 3pm was attended by only 8,000 fans (the arena seated 15,000), but the evening show was a sell-out.

1967, Bobbie Gentry started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Ode To Billy Joe’, a No.13 hit in the UK. The song generated eight Grammy nominations, resulting in three wins for Gentry and one win for arranger Jimmie Haskell.

1967, Brian Wilson returned to performing live with The Beach Boys in Honolulu after a 2 year hiatus. The group had just released ‘Heroes and Villains’ in the US.

1970, A party was held to celebrate the official opening of ‘Electric Ladyland’ studios in New York City, New York. Artists who went on to record at the studio include: Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, AC/DC, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Frank Zappa and Guns N’ Roses.

1970, Elton John made his US live debut when he kicked off a 17-date tour at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. In the audience that night were Don Henley, Quincy Jones and Leon Russell. Elton’s latest single ‘Border Song’ had just debuted at number 92 on the US chart.

1973, Donny Osmond was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Young Love’ his third and last No.1. Tab Hunter also had a hit with the song in 1957.

1973, One Hit Wonders Stories started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Brother Louie’. Hot Chocolate who had a No.7 hit with the song in the UK wrote the song.

1979, 25 years after his first UK No.1 single Cliff Richard had his 10th chart topper with ‘We Don’t Talk Anymore’ his first No.1 for eleven years.

1979, The Knack started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘My Sharona’, the group’s only US chart topper, a No.6 hit in the UK. Lead singer Doug Fieger said he was inspired to write the tune by Sharrona Alperin, a 17 year old senior at Los Angeles’ Fairfax High.

1981, R.E.M. appeared at The Scorpio, Charlotte, North Carolina. This show was billed as “Charlotte’s First Gay New Wave Disco and Costume Party”, with the $3 tickets benefitting various gay-lesbian charities.

1990, ‘Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini’ by Bombalurina was the UK No.1 single. Bombalurina was childrens TV presenter Timmy Mallett with a remake of Brian Hyland’s 1960 hit.

1993, Snoop Doggy Dogg was released on $1 million bail after being accused of being involved with the murder of a member of the By Yerself gang during a shooting in Los Angeles. He was acquitted of the charges in 1996.

1994, Jimmy Page and Robert plant recorded their MTV unplugged set at London’s television centre.

1994, Jimmy Buffett crashed his Grumman G-44 Widgeon seaplane on take-off in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Buffett swam away from the wreckage.

1995, Bassist and singer Doug Stegmeyer shot himself dead. He’d worked with many artists including Billy Joel, Hall and Oates and The Carpenters.

1997, A deranged man who had escaped from a mental institution near Helsinki Finland was arrested. The man had planned to set fire to the stage that Michael Jackson was performing from was arrested before he was able to light the gasoline he had put on the stage.

1999, Robert Fisher from New Romantic duo Naked Eyes and Climie Fisher died of cancer aged 39. With Climie Fisher scored the 1988 UK No.2 single ‘Love Changes Everything’ and wrote songs for Rod Stewart, Milli Vanilli, Fleetwood Mac and Jermaine Jackson. Fisher also worked as a producer, working with various acts including Eric Clapton.

1999, Oasis bass player Paul McGuigan announced he had quit the band just a few days after guitarist Bonehead had left the band.

2000, Academy Award-winning film score composer and record producer Jack Nitzsche died of a heart attack. He produced The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Buffalo Springfield and The Walker Brothers. Musical scores including The Exorcist, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, co-wrote ‘Up Where We Belong’ with Buffy Sainte-Marie from 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman.

2001, American singer, actress Aaliyah was killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas aged 22. The small Cessna plane crashed a few minutes after take off killing everyone on board with exception to four passengers who were pulled from the wreckage but later died. Aaliyah had been filming a video for her latest release ‘Rock The Boat’ on the island.

2005, Two former members of Guns N’ Roses were suing singer Axl Rose for allegedly naming himself sole administrator of the US rock band’s copyrights. Slash and Duff – otherwise known as Saul Hudson and Michael McKagan, accused Rose of “arrogance and ego”. The legal action claimed the singer “was no longer willing to acknowledge the contributions of his former partners”.

2006, Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton was undergoing treatment for throat cancer causing him to sit out the first half of the band’s Route of All Evil Tour, the first time he would miss any shows in the band’s history. Longtime band friend David Hull filled in for Hamilton until his return.

2009, Bob Dylan revealed during his weekly radio show broadcast on 6 Music, that he was speaking to a number of car companies about becoming the voice of their satellite navigation systems. The 68 year-old said he thought it be would be good for drivers to hear him saying things such as: “Take a left at the next street. No, a right. You know what, just go straight”.

2010, A selection of previously unseen photographs of The Beatles went on display in Liverpool at the Victoria Gallery and Museum. The images were taken by Astrid Kirchherr the former girlfriend of original bass player Stuart Sutcliffe, who took pictures of the band’s early years after meeting them in Hamburg in 1960. The exhibition included images of the Beatles on holiday in Tenerife and of the making of their film A Hard Day’s Night in 1964 in Liverpool.

2014, Led Zeppelin’s ‘Whole Lotta Love’ was voted the greatest guitar riff of all time by listeners of BBC Radio 2 in the UK. The rock classic came out top from a list of 100 riffs drawn up by a panel of Radio 2 and 6 Music DJs, critics and record producers. ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ by Guns ‘N’ Roses was second in the poll, with Back In Black (AC/DC) and ‘Smoke On The Water’ (Deep Purple) the next most popular.
August 25th: Born on this day

1918, Born on this day, composer, pianist, conductor, Leonard Bernstein. Composed music for 1957 ‘West Side Story’, ‘On The Waterfront’, conducted the New York Philharmonic aged 25. Died on 14th October 1990.

1933, Born on this day, Wayne Shorter, saxophonist, Miles Davis, Weather Report, (1976 single ‘Birdland’, 1977 album Heavy Weather’).

1942, Born on this day, Walter Williams, The O’Jays, (1973 US No.1 & UK No.9 single ‘Love Train’).

1949, Born on this day, Gene Simmons bass, vocals, KISS (1974 US No.5 single ‘On And On’, 1976 US No 11 album ‘Rock and Roll Over’, spent 26 weeks on the chart. 1987 UK No.4 single ‘Crazy Crazy Nights’).

1950, Born on this day, Willy DeVille, Mink DeVille, (1977 UK No.20 single ‘Spanish Stroll’). Died of pancreatic cancer on 6th Aug 2009.

1951, Born on this day, James Warren, The Korgis, (1980 UK No.5 single ‘Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime’).

1951, Born on this day, Rob Halford, singer, Judas Priest, (1980 UK No.12 single ‘Living After Midnight’, 1980 UK No.4 album ‘British Steel’).

1954, Born on this day, Elvis Costello, (Declan McManus), singer, songwriter. Had the 1979 UK No.2 single with The Attractions ‘Olivers Army’ and his 1979 UK No.2 album Armed Forces spent 28 weeks on the chart. Costello has won multiple awards in his career, including a Grammy Award, and has worked with Paul McCartney, Tony Bennett, Lucinda Williams, Kid Rock, and Brian Eno.

1956, Born on this day, Matt Aitken, part of the Stock, Aitken and Waterman production team, produced over 10 UK No.1 singles.

1961, Born on this day, Billy Ray Cyrus, US singer, (1992 UK No.3 single ‘Achy Breaky Heart’, 17 week run at No.1 on the US album chart in 1992 with ‘Some Gave All’).

1962, Born on this day in Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, was Vivian Campbell, the guitarist who joined Def Leppard in 1992, replacing Steve Clark, who had died the previous year. Campbell had also been a member of Dio and Whitesnake.

1963, Born on this day, Candida Doyle, Pulp, (1995 UK No.2 single ‘Common People’).

1965, Born on this day, Erik Dahlgren, drummer, The Wannadies, (1996 UK No. 18 single, ‘You And Me Song’).

1966, Born on this day, Norman Rogers, Public Enemy, (1988 UK No.18 single ‘Don’t Believe The Hype’).

1967, Born on this day, Jeff Tweedy, American songwriter, musician and leader of the band Wilco who released the albums Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, A Ghost Is Born, Sky Blue Sky and Wilco (The Album).

1969, Born on this day, Luke Scott, Babybird, (1996 UK No.3 single ‘You’re Gorgeous’, 1996 UK No. 9 album ‘Ugly Beautiful’).

1985, Born on this day, Diana “Wynter” Gordon, American pop/dance singer-songwriter who had the 2011 word wide hit ‘Dirty Talk’.

1987, Born on this day, Amy MacDonald, Scottish singer/songwriter. (2008 UK No.1 with her debut album ‘This Is the Life’).

1988, Born on this day, Ray Quinn, English actor and singer, runner-up to Leona Lewis in the third series of ITV talent show The X Factor, (2007 UK No.1 album ‘Doing It My Way’).

1988, Born on this day, Alexandra Burke, R&B singer and winner of the 2008 series of UK television talent show The X Factor. 2009 UK No.1 single ‘Bad Boys’ featuring Flo Rida.

Jessica Dime

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Jessica Dime is an American rapper, singer, model and dancer. She rose to fame for hit VH1 reality series, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. She was born in Tennessee as Jessica Chatman, and later moved to Miami, Florida.

Birth Name : Jessica Chatman
D.O.B : January 27, 1986
Birthplace : Memphis, TN
Occupation : Rapper
Age : 29 Years [2015]
Height : 5 feet 5 inches approx
Instagram : instagram.com/iamdimepiece/?hl=en
Twitter : twitter.com/i_amdimepiece
Net Worth : $400 thousand
Nationality : American

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Mandopop

Chinese music, hip hop, pop, rock, folk
Cultural origins 1920s–1940s, China
Typical instruments Vocals, piano, violin, guitar, drum, synthesizer
Other topics
Cantopop • Taiwanese pop • J-pop • K-pop • C-Rock
Mandopop
Traditional Chinese 華語流行音樂
Simplified Chinese 华语流行音乐
Transcriptions
Standard Mandarin
Hanyu Pinyin Huáyǔ liúxíng yīnyuè
Yue: Cantonese
Jyutping Waa4jyu5 lau4hang4 jam1ngok6
Mandopop refers to Mandarin popular music. The English term was coined around 1980 soon after “Cantopop” became a popular term for describing popular songs in Cantonese; “Mandopop” was used to describe Mandarin-language popular songs of that time, some of which were versions of Cantopop songs sung by the same singers with different lyrics to suit the different rhyme and tonal patterns of Mandarin.[1] It is now used as a general term to describe popular songs performed in Mandarin.

Mandopop is categorized as a subgenre of commercial Chinese-language music within C-pop. Mandopop was the first variety of popular music in Chinese to establish itself as a viable industry. It originated in Shanghai, and later Hong Kong, Taipei and Beijing also emerged as important centers of the Mandopop music industry.[2] Among the countries where Mandopop is most popular are mainland China, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Singapore.

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