Monthly Archives: August, 2014

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 …

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Anthony Thistlethwaite (Water boys, Saw Doctors)

Best known as a 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 …

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Rudolf Schenker (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. …

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Avro Vulcan

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 …

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Into the Dalek

The second episode of the new series of Doctor Who sees The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) saving a woman named Journey Blue, who is a crew member of the medical spaceship Aristotle which is parked on an asteroid. Once safely aboard the Aristotle the Doctor encounters a familiar adversary which has been rescued by the crew …

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Mary Shelley

Best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein or the modern Prometheus, the English Novellist, short story writer essayist, biographer and travel writer Mary Shelley (née 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 …

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Tribute to Baron Attenborough CBE

The Late, great actor, Producer, Director and entrepreneur Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, CBE would have celebrated his birthday 29 August had he not tragically passed away August 25 2014. Born 29 August 1923, Richard was the elder brother of David Attenborough, the naturalist and broadcaster, and the late John Attenborough, who was an executive …

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Brighton Rock

To celebrate one of the greats of British cinema, the Telegraph newspaper is offering a copy of Brighton Rock on DVD. Adapted from Graham Greene’s classic novel, the film stars Sir Richard Attenborough in one of his most iconic and earliest stand out roles as Pinkie, juvenile leader of a seedy gang of racetrack crooks …

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Before I Go to Sleep by S.J.Watson

To celebrate the release of Before I Go To Sleep in cinemas on Friday, September 5, Telegraph readers can claim a free copy of the bestselling debut novel by S.J.Watson on Saturday, August 30, 2014 from McColl’s, RS McColl’s and Martin’s stores. This tense psychological thriller has won many awards including the 2011 Crime Writer’s …

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Sir John Betjeman

Popular English poet, writer and broadcaster Sir John Betjeman, CBE was born 28 August 1906. He was a founding member of the Victorian Society and a passionate defender of Victorian architecture. He Started his career as a journalist, and ended it as one of the most popular British Poets Laureates and a much-loved figure on …

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