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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 1972, Rory Storm singer from UK 60′s group Rory Storm and the Hurricanes died aged 32 after taking an overdose of sleeping pills in a suicide pact with his mother. Ringo Starr played drums with Storm before joining The Beatles.
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1825 – George Stephenson operated the first locomotive that hauled a passenger train.
1854 – The steamship Arctic sank off Cape Race, Newfoundland, with 300 people onboard. It was the first major disaster in the Atlantic Ocean.
1938 – The League of Nations branded the Japanese as aggressors in China.
1939 – After 19 days of resistance, Warsaw, Poland, surrendered to the Germans after being invaded by the Nazis and the Soviet Union during World War II.
1940 – The Berlin-Rome-Tokyo Axis was set up. The military and economic pact was for 10 years between Germany, Italy and Japan.
1959 – The Japanese island of Honshu was hit by Typhoon Vera. Nearly 5,000 people were killed.
1962 – The U.S. sold Hawk anti-aircraft missiles to Israel.
1964 – The Warren Commission issued a report on the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy in November of 1963. The report concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald had acted alone.
1968 – The U.K.’s entry into the European Common Market was barred by France.
1989 – Two men went over the 176-foot-high Niagara Falls in a barrel. Jeffrey Petkovich and Peter Debernardi were the first to ever survive the Horshoe Falls.
1990 – The deposed emir of Kuwait addressed the U.N. General Assembly and denounced the “rape, destruction and terror” that Iraq had inflicted upon his country.
1991 – U.S. President George H.W. Bush eliminated all land-based tactical nuclear arms and removed all short-range nuclear arms from ships and submarines around the world. Bush then called on the Soviet Union to do the same.
1996 – The Taliban seized control of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, and hanged the former president Najibullah.
2001 – In Zug, Switzerland, an armed man killed 14 people and himself after entering the local parliament.
2002 – In Senegal, over 1,000 people were killed when the ocean ferry MS Joola capsized.
2004 – North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Su Hon announced that North Korea had turned plutonium from 8,000 spent nuclear fuel rods into nuclear weapons. He also said that the weapons were to serve as a deterrent against increasing U.S. nuclear threats and to prevent nuclear war in northeast Asia. The U.S. State Department noted that the U.S. has repeatedly said that the U.S. has no plans to attack North Korea.
2009 – Polish-French film director Roman Polanski was arrested in Switzerland on a United States arrest warrant. He had fled the U.S. in 1977 after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.
1963, singing her new single ‘Love of The Loved’ which was written by Lennon and McCartney Cilla Black made her debut on TV’s’ ‘Ready Steady Go!’
1963, The Rolling Stones appeared at the Floral Hall Ballroom in Morecambe, Lancashire with The Merseybeats, Dave Berry & the Cruisers and The Doogle-bugs.
1972, Rory Storm singer from UK 60′s group Rory Storm and the Hurricanes died aged 32 after taking an overdose of sleeping pills in a suicide pact with his mother. Ringo Starr played drums with Storm before joining The Beatles.
1978, Eric Clapton sponsored a West Bromwich Albion UEFA cup-tie against Galatasarey of Turkey. After the game, Eric presented each player with a gold copy of his latest album ‘Slowhand”
1979, Scottish guitarist Jimmy McCullough died from a heroin overdose in his flat in Maida Vale, London, aged 26. Member of Stone The Crows, Thunderclap Newman and Wings (1974 to 1977). When ‘Something in the Air’ by Thunderclap Newman went to No.1 in 1969 it made McCulloch the youngest guitarist to ever play on a UK No.1 single, he was sixteen years old at the time.
1986, Lionel Richie started a two run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’.
1990, Marvin Gaye’s name was added to Hollywood Boulevard’s ‘Walkway Of Fame’ in Los Angeles.
1998, The Manic Street Preachers scored their first UK No.1 album with their fifth album ‘This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’.
2000, U2 played a show from the rooftop of The Clarence Hotel in Dublin, (which they own). Over 4,000 fans gathered on the streets below.
2009, Madonna went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Celebration‘ the singers third ‘Greatest Hits’ album.
1943, Randy Bachman, Guess Who
1944, Shane Fenton, (Alvin Stardust), UK singer
1947,Barbara Dickson, singer, actress
1947, Meat Loaf, (Marvin Lee Aday)