Thursday, March 8, 2012


Gary Numan

Born on this day:
1945 Micky Dolenz, vocals, drums, actor (The Monkees)
1947 Mike Allsup, guitar (Three Dog Night)
1958 Gary Numan, singer (Tubeway Army)
1976 Gareth Coombes, vocals, guitar, Supergrass
1979 Tom Chaplin, vocals (Keane)

Rock Pills: 
1965, as David Jones, David Bowie appears with The Manish Boys on TV programme, Gadzooks! It’s All Happening, performing their current single, “I Pity The Fool.”

1968, Albert King, Janis Joplin and Tim Buckley appear at the reopened Village Theater in New York, now known as the Fillmore East, promoted by Bill Graham.

1969, Small Faces split up after four years when singer Steve Marriott announces he is leaving the band. Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan and Kenny Jones eventually link up with Ron Wood and Rod Stewart to form The Faces.

1974, Bad Company, made up of former members from Free (Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke), Mott The Hoople (Mick Ralphs) and King Crimson (Boz Burrell), kick off their first UK tour at Newcastle City Hall.

1986, Diana Ross is top of the U.K. singles chart with “Chain Reaction,” written and produced by The Bee Gees who also sang backing vocals. The single became her first British #1 since “I’m Still Waiting” in 1971.

Bad Company
2001, it was reported that U.S. manufactures Art Asylum planned to ship 100,000 Eminem dolls to U.K. shops. The lifelike figures had the rapper’s tattoos recreated in detail.

2003, singer, actor and businessman Adam Faith died aged 62 in North Staffordshire Hospital of a heart attack.

2009, a blue plaque in honour of Keith Moon was unveiled on the site of the Marquee Club in Soho, London, where, in 1964, The Who played a residency. Fans on scooters turned up to pay tribute to the legendary drummer who was 32 when he died of an accidental overdose in 1978. The blue plaque, means the site is of historic value.

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