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-Today’s Podcast is a great journey with the story of the day’s music down the tunnel of time to light up your ears…..and there are some very interesting stories about the music of the day…Do you remember, for example, this day in 1966, Jimi Hendrix arrived in London with manager Chas chandler on a flight from New York City. With only the clothes he was wearing, Hendrix had sold his other belongings to pay a hotel bill in New York.
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Liverpool has appointed the city’s first official town crier for over 200 years, following auditions outside Liverpool Town Hall.
Terry Stubbings, 65, a former town crier for Lincoln, was chosen ahead of three other hopefuls. He will now represent Liverpool at the Huddersfield Town Crier competition. Mr Stubbings will take part in civic and ceremonial events and welcome passengers arriving at Liverpool’s Cruise Liner Terminal…..Is nothing sac red? Liverpool’s town crier coming from Lincoln? Was no scouser up for the job? I’m speechless.
aproximar ah-prok-see-mar’ (transitive verb)
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1869 – Thousands of businessmen were financially ruined after a panic on Wall Street. The panic was caused by an attempt to corner the gold market by Jay Gould and James Fisk.
1880 – Sarah Knauss was born. She was the world’s oldest person when she died at 119 years old on December 31, 1999.
1929 – The first all-instrument flight took place in New York when Lt. James H. Doolittle guided a Consolidated NY2 Biplane over Mitchell Field.
1938 – Don Budge became the first tennis player to win all four of the major titles when he won the U.S. Tennis Open. He had already won the Australian Open, the French Open and the British Open.
1953 – The discovery of the antibiotic tetracycline was reported.
1960 – The first nuclear powered aircraft carrier was launched. The USS Enterprise set out from Newport News, VA.
1976 – Patricia Hearst was sentenced to 7 years in prison for her role in a 1974 bank robbery. An executive clemency order from U.S. President Jimmy Carter set her free after only 22 months.
1977 – “The Love Boat” debuted on ABC-TV. The theme song was sung by Jack Jones and was written by Paul Williams and Charles Fox.
1991 – Jack Mann, a British hostage, was set free by Lebanese kidnappers. He had been held captive for more than two years.
1991 – Theodor Seuss Geisel died at the age of 87. The children’s author is better known as Dr. Seuss.
1994 – Ten Haitians were killed when a firefight erupted between U.S. Marines and a group of armed Haitians in Cap-Haitian.
1995 – Three decades of Israeli occupation of West Bank cities ended with the signing of a pact by Israel and the PLO.
1996 – The United States, represented by President Clinton, and the world’s other major nuclear powers signed a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty to end all testing and development of nuclear weapons.
1998 – The U.S. Federal Reserve released into circulation $2 billion in new harder-to-counterfeit $20 bills.
2001 – U.S. President George W. Bush froze the assets of 27 suspected terrorists and terrorist groups.
2003 – Anthony Hopkins received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1961, John Leyton UK No 1 with ‘Johnny Remember Me.’ The UK singers only UK No.1 and producer, Joe Meek’s first No.1 hit.
1962, Elvis Presley received an invitation to appear at the Royal Variety Performance in the UK which is attended by members of the British Royal Family.
1966, Jimi Hendrix arrived in London with manager Chas chandler on a flight from New York City. With only the clothes he was wearing, Hendrix had sold his other belongings to pay a hotel bill in New York.
1967, Traffic made their live debut when they appeared at Saville Theatre in London, featuring Steve Winwood.
1967, Filming continued for The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour at West Malling Air Station, Maidstone, Kent with the shooting of the ‘Your Mother Should Know’ ballroom finale. With The Beatles all dressed in white suits and shoes, gliding down a glittery staircase as 160 members of Peggy Spencer’s dance team swirled round about.
1975, Rod Stewart No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Sailing’. The song became a hit after it was used in a TV documentary series.
1983, Billy Joel No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Tell Her About It’, the former boxers second US No.1, a No.4 hit in the UK.
1983, UB40 scored their first UK No.1 album with ‘Labour Of Love.’
1984, Culture Club had their second UK No.1 single with ‘Karma Chameleon’, which stayed at the top of the charts for six weeks and became the best-selling single of 1983. The harmonica part was played by Judd Lander, who had been a member of Merseybeat group The Hideaways in the 1960s.
1988, Bobby McFerrin started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’, the first a-cappella record to be a No.1. It made No.2 in the UK.
1988, The Hollies were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother’ after the song was used on a UK TV beer commercial, the song was originally a hit in 1969 and featured a young Elton John on piano.
2000, Madonna No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Music’, the singers seventh UK No.1 album.
2000, Mariah Carey and Westlife started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the Phil Collins 1984 hit ‘Against All Odds.’
2006, Scissor Sisters topped the UK album and singles charts. The New Yorkers’ second album, ‘Ta-Dah’, entered in the top spot, while the single ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ spent a third week at number one.
Born on this day
1931, Anthony Newley, UK singer, actor,
1933, Mel Taylor, drums, The Ventures
1940, Barbara Allbut, The Angels, (1963 US No.1 & UK No.50 single ‘My Boyfriend’s Back’). The Angels were the first white girl group to have a US number one hit
1942, Gerry Marsden, Gerry and the Pacemakers, (1963 UK No.1 single ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ 1965 US No.6 single ‘Ferry Across The Mersey’).
1942, Born on this day, Linda McCartney, (Linda Eastman). Wife of Paul, photographer, animal rights campaigner, launched her own brand of vegetarian food.