Monthly Archives: August, 2016

Barry Gibb (Bee Gees)

Barry Gibb,singer-songwriter and producer with the Bee Gees was born 1 September 1946. He is (unfortunately) the only surviving brother of the Bee Gees who With their trademark falsetto harmonies, helped turn disco into a global phenomenon with hits including Stayin’ Alive and Night Fever, which featured on the soundtrack of the 1977 film Saturday …

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Greg Errico (Sly and the Family Stone)

Greg Errico, American drummer and producer (Sly & the Family Stone and Weather Report) was born 1 September 1946. Sly & the Family Stone, played a critical role in the development of soul, funk and psychedelia in the 1960s and 1970s, with songs like “Stand“, “I Want To Take You Higher”, “Sing A Simple Song”, …

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Edgar Rice Burroughs

Best known for his creations of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter, American novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs was born September 1, 1875. he produced works in many genres.Aiming his work at the pulps, Burroughs had his first story, Under the Moons of Mars, serialized by Frank Munsey in the February …

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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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The Travelers by Chris Pavone

I would like to read The Travelers. This exciting fast-paced thriller by Chris Pavone picks up from The Expats and features globe-trotting travel writer Will Rhodes who’s done a bit of everything to land a story, including jumping from planes and otherwise endangering himself. While He is on assignment for Travelers magazine in the wine …

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Anthony Fhistlethwaite (Waterboys, 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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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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Rudolf Schencker (Scorpions)

Guitarist, and founder member of German Rock Group The Scorpions Rudolf Schenker was born 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, the …

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Gene Wilder

The American stage and screen comic actor, screenwriter, film director, and author Gene Wilder sadly died on 29 August 2016. He was born June 11 1933 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, He adopted “Gene Wilder” for his professional name at the age of 26, later explaining, “I had always liked Gene because of Thomas Wolfe’s character Eugene Gant …

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International Day of the Disappeared

The International Day of the Disappeared is held annually on August 30 to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives. It was founded by the Latin American Federation of Associations for Relatives of Detained-Disappeared (Federación Latinoamericana de Asociaciones de Familiares de …

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