“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change” Wayne Dyer
Never confuse “activity” with “productivity”. Unknown
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It was bright and breezy as I walked along the seafront between Albir and Altea this morning. There was a nip in the air and there were menacing clouds threatening the blues skies which were disappearing rapidly. Although it was supposed to be 9 degrees it felt more like 2 or 3 degrees. Let’s check the weather ahead for the Alicante Province….
1849 – Regular steamboat service to California via Cape Horn arrived in San Francisco for the first time. The SS California had left New York Harbor on October 6, 1848. The trip took 4 months and 21 days…..and that was a regular service?
1854 – The Republican Party was organized in Ripon, WI. About 50 slavery opponents began the new political group. So the origins of the Republicans were anti-slavery
1883 – The first vaudeville theater opened. My father-in-law Berks Baker has a Vaudeville Act working out of California
1911 – Thomas A. Edison, Inc. was organized.He had lots to work on
1953 – In a Cambridge University laboratory, scientists James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick discovered the double-helix structure of DNA.My brain finds information like this difficult
1979 – Mr. Ed, the talking horse from the TV show “Mr. Ed”, died.I used to love this show as a kid
1983 – “M*A*S*H” became the most watched television program in history when the final episode aired.I could only see t5his now and again
1986 – Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was assassinated in Stockholm.What was this all about?
1994 – NATO made its first military strike when U.S. F-16 fighters shot down four Bosnian Serb warplanes in violation of a no-fly zone over central Bosnia.
2002 – In Ahmadabad, India, Hindus set fire to homes in a Muslim neighborhood. At least 55 people were killed in the attack. There is never any excuse for such acts
2002 – Sotheby’s auction house announced that it had identified Peter Paul Reubens as the creator of the painting “The Massacre of the Innocents.” The painting was previously thought to be by Jan van den Hoecke.I wonder how they can truly authenticate
1966, Police were called after over a 100 music fans barricaded themselves inside Liverpool’s Cavern Club to protest at the clubs closer. The club had run up debts of over £10,000.On reflection, the city council should have invested in the club as a tourist attraction
1968, Frankie Lymon was found dead at his mother’s house in New York of a suspected drug overdose, he was 25…...and yet another music tragedy
1968, Israeli husband and wife team Esther and Abi Ofarim were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Cinderella Rockefella,’ their only UK No.1..they were a rather strange couple
1970, In an interview with the New Musical Express, Fleetwood Mac’s Peter Green talked about his plans to give all his money away. The following year Green confronted his accountant with a gun after he sent him an unwanted royalty check. The guitarist went to jail briefly before being transferred to an asylum and was committed to a mental hospital in 1973. He re- launched his career in the 90’s. Maybe it wasn’t that he was ill but getting his priorities sorted out
1970, Simon and Garfunkel started a six week run at the top of the US singles chart with ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, also No.1 in the UK in March the same year. This was a brilliant work of musical art
1974, Singer songwriter Bobby Bloom shot himself dead in the head at his Hollywood apartment aged 28. Bloom had the 1970 US No.8 & UK No.3 single ‘Montego Bay’. A great reggae memory and yet another pop tragedy
1976, Rhythm Heritage went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Theme From SWAT’, not a hit in the UK.I bought this as an American import
1977, Ray Charles was attacked by a member of his audience who tried to strangle him with a rope. Remembering Charles was blind this was cowardly
1984, Michael Jackson won a record seven Grammy awards including: Album of the year for ‘Thriller’; Record of the year and Best rock vocal performance for ‘Beat It’; Best pop vocal performance, Best R&B performance and Best R&B song for ‘Billie Jean’, and Best Recording For Children for E.T The Extra Terrestrial. This man was a musical genius and probably totally misunderstood
1986, George Michael announced that Wham! would officially split during the summer. He wouldn’t really suffer
1988, k.d. Lang performed at the closing ceremony of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.
1994, Eric Clapton played his 100th performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall, in aid of the ‘Children In Crisis’, charity. When Clapton plays people attend
. 1998, Celine Dion started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘My Heart Will Go On.’ This is a song that will be sung for many years
2002, On this week’s UK singles chart; No.3 ‘Hero’ by Enrique Iglesias
2008, Boy George pleaded not guilty to falsely imprisoning a male escort by chaining him to a wall. The singer and DJ was also accused of assaulting Audun Carlsen during the alleged incident on 28 April 2007. He was released on bail until a trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court in November. I liked his hits with Culture Club but he seems to have thern gone into self destruct mode
2008, Drummer Buddy Miles, who played with Jimi Hendrix in his last regular group, Band of Gypsys, died aged 60 at his home in Austin, Texas after struggling with a long-term illness. Born George Allen Miles in Omaha, Nebraska, Buddy’s nickname was a tribute to his idol, jazz drummer Buddy Rich. Rich also played with The Delfonics, The Ink Spots, Wilson Pickett, Electric Flag, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Muddy Waters and Barry White.What a CV!
1942, Brian Jones, guitar, Rolling Stones. Jones died on July 3rd 1969 after drowning in his swimming pool under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
1942, Joe South, US singer, songwriter, (1969 US No.12 & UK No.6 single ‘Games People Play’). Worked with Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, Aretha Franklin.
1943, Donnie Iris, guitar, Wild Cherry, (1976 US No.1 & UK No.7 single ‘Play That Funky Music’).
1945,Ronnie Rosman, Tommy James & The Shondells, (1966 US No.1 single ‘Hanky Panky’, 1968 UK No.1 single ‘Mony Mony’).
1957, Cindy Wilson, The B-52’s, (1990 UK No.2 & US No.3 single ‘Love Shack’).
1957, Ian Stanley, keyboards, Tears For Fears, (1985 US No.1 & UK No.2 single ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’).
1957,Phil Gould, drums, Level 42, (1986 UK No.3 single ‘Lessons In Love’, plus 19 other UK Top 40 singles).