Monthly Archives: August, 2013

happy birthday Van Morrison

Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musicia Van Morrison, OBE (born George Ivan Morrison; was born 31 August 1945. His live performances at their best are described as transcendental, while some of his recordings, such as the studio albums Astral Weeksand Moondance and the live album It’s Too Late to Stop Now, are critically acclaimed and appear at the top of many greatest album …

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Craig Nicholls (the Vines)

best known as the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of the Australian alternative rock band The Vines, the Australian musician Craig Robert Nicholls, was (born 31 August 1977. He formed the band in 1994 in Sydney, New South Wales.The Vines were originally formed as Rishikesh in 1994 in Sydney. They play a musical hybrid of 1960s garage rock and 1990s alternative music. Until 2011, their line-up consisted of …

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Rob Beach (whitesnake)

Reb Beach (born Richard Earl Beach, Jr. on August 31, 1963, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American rock guitarist. He is a member of the rock bands Winger and Whitesnake. He is the younger brother of John Beach Voiceguy.Whitesnake were, founded in 1978 by David Coverdale after his departure from his previous band, Deep Purple. Their early material has been compared by critics to Deep Purple, but they …

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Anthony Thistlethwaite (the Waterboys and Saw Doctors)

best known asa founding member (with Mike Scott) of the folk rockgroup, The Waterboys and later as a long-standing member of Irish rock band The Saw Doctors. BRITISH MUlti instrumentalist Anthony “Anto” Thistlethwaite was (born 31 August 1955, Lutterworth, Englan. He started out busking   in Paris, playing tenor saxophone around the streets of the Latin Quarter, in 1980 Thistlethwaite moved to …

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prototype Avro Vulcan first flies 30 August 1952

The Prototype Avro Vulcan No.698 first flew on August 30 1952, . Now a famous example of British engineering heritage, the Vulcan was designed to carry Britain’s new nuclear deterrent, codenamed “Blue Danube”. Its vast size and large delta wing ensure it is perfectly distinctive today, let alone in 1952, when some thought they’d seen an …

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Rudolf Schenker (The Scorpions)

Guitarist, and founder member of German Rock Group The Scorpions  Rudolf Schenker was born on this date 31st August 1948. Formed in 1965 , the Scorpions first had beat influences and Schenker himself did the vocals then things began to come together in 1970 when Schenker’s younger brother Michael and vocalist Klaus Meine joinedthe band. In 1972, …

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Bridgnorth Music & Arts Festival

As part of this years Bridgnorth Music and Arts festival there is a family Fun DayTODAY Saturday 31st August in the Castle Gardens Bridgnorth from 12-6PM.which  will be host to an afternoon of musical entertainment and activities. With demonstrations from Excalibur Martial Arts; Museum on the Move with an exhibition entitled ‘Living By Numbers’; face …

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Star Trek into Darkness

I would like to watch Star Trek into Darkness, which is out on DVD soon and starts when The USS Enterprise is sent to observe Planet Nibiru, where they find a volcano on the verge of erupting and wiping outsthe prmitive inhabitants.  So Kirk being Kirk disobeys orders and afterbeing called back to Earth, is …

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happy Birthday Paul Oakenfold

English record producer and TranceDJ Paul Mark Oakenfold was born 30 August 1963. He describes his early life as a “bedrom DJ” and grew up listenig to The Beatles. Later 21-year-old Oakenfold and Ian Paul moved to 24 West 54th Street. Studio 54’s Steve Rubell ran the place nd only allowed populr people inside. Oakenfold and Paul used fake passes to …

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tribute to Mary Wolstonecraft Shelley

Best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus the English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer Mary Shelley (née Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin was born 30 August 1797 ). She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her father was the political philosopher William Godwin, and her mother was …

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