“A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.”
Success is the best revenge.
“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.” – ANDREW CARNEGIE
It’s looking good for Arsenal as they thumped Blackpool’s honeymoon into the back of the net and Chelsea are looking menacing. I have a feeling Man Utd might find it a bit more difficult at Fulham. Let’s see how much longer this lovely weather will last…….
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(1) Is an English rock band from Bradford, Yorkshire who found success in Europe in the 1970’s. Originally called The Yen, then The Sphynx plus quit a few more names before they settled on the name they are famous for
(2) The first public offering by the newly named band was promptly banned by Radio One as they felt “Pass It Around” conjured up visions of extremely nasty drugs
(3) In 1978 one of this bands members teamed up with Suzi Quatro and released a duet single, “Stumblin’ In” – He and Quatro were on top of the European charts for some time, and it reached the US Top 10, though no higher than No. 41 in Britain .
(4) The bands next act was to produce British football star Kevin Keegan’s first single, “Head Over Heels in Love”. It charted in many European countries. but their own career went into a bit of a decline
(5) Though they had begun work on a comeback, in 1986, one of the band members decided to go solo-and some band members decided to go their separate ways. Their new line-up released a few albums but none had any real success. However, they made a surprise return to the UK singles chart in 1995, with one of the most unlikely hits of the year – a duet with controversial northern comedian Roy Chubby Brown.
(6) Unfortunately shortly after the song was recorded their tour bus careered of the road during a hailstorm in Germany . And one of the band members was badly injured and died after five days in intensive care….the band still continues and are currently embarking on a tour of Russia & Scandinavia followed by a tour of Australia in November
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1485 – The War of the Roses ended with the death of England’s King Richard III. He was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field. His successor was Henry V II.
1572 – Earl of Northumberland was executed for treason in York, England.
1582 – King James VI was captured in the Ruthven raid while he was hunting. He was held captive until June of 1583.
1642 – The English Civil War began when Charles I called Parliament and its soldiers traitors.
1770 – Australia was claimed under the British crown when Captain James Cook landed there.
1775 – The American colonies were proclaimed to be in a state of open rebellion by England’s King George III.
1851 – The schooner America outraced the Aurora off the English coast to win a trophy that became known as the America’s Cup.
1865 – A patent for liquid soap was received by William Sheppard.
1910 – Japan formally annexed Korea.
1911 – It was announced that Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” had been stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris. The painting reappeared two years later in Italy.
1932 – The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) began its first TV broadcast in England.
1938 – Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers appeared on the cover of “LIFE” magazine.
1941 – Nazi troops reached the outskirts of Leningrad during World War II.
1968 – Pope Paul VI arrived in Bogota, Colombia, for the start of the first papal visit to Latin America.
1972 – Due to its racial policies, Rhodesia was asked to withdraw from the 20th Olympic Summer Games.
1973 – Henry Kissinger was named Secretary of State by U.S. President Nixon. Kissinger won the Nobel Peace Prize in the same year.
1985 – 55 people were killed in a fire aboard a British Airtours charter jet on a runway in England.
1991 – Mikhail S. Gorbachev returned to Moscow after the collapse of the hard-liners’ coup. On the same day he purged the men that had tried to oust him.
1992 – In Rostock, Germany, neo-Nazi violence broke out against foreigners.
1998 – Mark David Chapman said that he did not want any of the money that would be made from the sale of the signed “Double Fantasy” album that John Lennon signed for him the same day he was killed. Chapman was currently serving sentence for the December 8, 1980 murder.
2000 – It was announced that all 118 crewmembers aboard the Kursk submarine were dead. The Russian vessel had sunk on August 4.
2004 – In Oslo, Norway, a version of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” and his work “Madonna” were stolen from the Munch Museum. This version of “The Scream,” one of four different versions, was a tempera painting on board.
Music Stuff August 22nd
1956, Elvis Presley began working on his first movie, Love Me Tender. I
1962, The first TV appearance of The Beatles was recorded by Manchester based Granada TV, who filmed a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club Liverpool, (it was shown on 17th October 1962).
1963, Billy J Kramer And The Dakotas were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Bad To Me.’ A song John Lennon wrote for them while on holiday in Spain with Brian Epstein.
1964, The Supremes No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Where Did Our Love Go’ the girl group’s first No.1, No.3 in the UK.
1966, New York City teenagers Carol Hopkins and Susan Richmond climbed out onto the ledge on the second floor of a city hotel and threatened to jump unless they could get to meet The Beatles. Police talked then down.
1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared on the BBC TV Simon Dee show.
1968, Ringo Starr quit The Beatles during the White Album sessions when the constant bickering and tension became too much for him. The news of Ringo’s departure was kept secret, and he rejoined the sessions on September 3. After Ringo walked out, the remaining Beatles recorded ‘Back In the USSR’, with Paul on drums and John playing bass.
1970, Bread No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Make It With You’, the group’s only No.1 hit, No.5 in the UK.
1970, Creedence Clearwater Revival started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Cosmo’s Factory’.
1970, The Moody Blues No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘A Question Of Balance’.
1971, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Peter, Paul & Mary all appeared at the Odeon Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland.
1987, Madonna No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Who’s That Girl’, her sixth US No.1 – No.1 in the UK.
1990, Orchestra leader David Rose died aged 80. He had the 1962 US No.1 single ‘The Stripper’. He also wrote music for the television series Little House on the Prairie and Bonanza.
1999, Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell scored her first UK No.1 solo single with ‘Mi Chico Latino’ the second single from her debut solo album Schizophonic.
2002, Corrs drummer, Caroline Corr married long-time boyfriend Frank Woods in a candlelit church on Mallorca.
2003, Kjell Henning Bjoernestad a Norwegian Elvis Presley impersonator set a world record by singing the rock ‘n’ roll legend’s hits non-stop for over 26 hours. The previous record was set by British Elvis fan Gary Jay who sang for 25 hours 33 minutes and 30 seconds.
2003, Blur, Beck, The White Stripes, Doves, The Streets, The Libertines, The Darkness, Junior Senior, The Sleepy Jackson and The Thrills all appeared at this years UK Carling Reading weekend festival.
2004, Maroon 5 went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Songs About Jane.’
2009, Sugarland went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Live on the Inside’, the American country music duo’s first No.1.
2009, Soul singer Johnny Carter, who was a member of doo-wop groups The Dells and The Flamingos, died aged 75. Carter who was famed for his falsetto vocals, was one of the few artists to be inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with two acts.
August 22nd: Born on this day
1920, John Lee Hooker, Blues singer, guitarist,
1938,Dale Hawkins, rockabilly singer, guitarist,
1939, Fred Milano, Dion and the Belmonts,
1945, Ron Dante, singer, songwriter, The Archies,
1946, Mutha Withem, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap,
956, Chris Biondo, guitarist, producer with Eva Cassidy. (Only artist to score three posthumous UK No.1 albums, 2001 ‘Songbird’, 2002 ‘Imagine’, 2003 ‘American Tune’. 2001 UK No. 42 single ‘Over The Rainbow’).
1958, Ian Mitchell, Bay City Rollers,
1961, Debbie Peterson, drums, The Bangles
1961, Roland Orzabal, singer, songwriter, guitarist, Tears For Fearsgles).
1963, James Debarge, Debarge,
1963, , Tori Amos, singer, songwriter,
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