Monthly Archives: January, 2017

Phil Collins

Best known as a drummer and vocalist for British progressive rock groups Genesis and Brand X, as well as being a popular solo artist, the English singer-songwriter, drummer, pianist producer and actor Phil Collins LVO celebrates his birthday on 30th January. Collins’s professional music career began as a drummer, first with Flaming Youth and then …

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John Lydon (Sex Pistols)

John Lydon, A.K.A Johnny Rotten, vocalist with The Sex Pistols was born 31st January 1956. formed in London in 1975 The Sex Pistols were responsible for initiating the punk movement in the United Kingdom and inspiring many later punk and alternative rock musicians. Although their initial career lasted just two-and-a-half years and produced only four …

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Sir Terry Wogan KBE DL

Veteran Radio broadcaster and television presenter Sir Michael Terence “Terry” Wogan, KBE DL died aged 77 on the 31 January 2016 at his home in Buckinghamshire. Wogan was Born in Limerick. Ireland on 3 August 1938. at the age of 15, after his father was promoted to general manager, Wogan moved to Dublin with his …

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Marcus Mumford

Marcus Mumford, the lead singer with the incredibly lively folk rock band Mumford and Sons was born 31st January 1987. The earliest memories of the band performing together are within the close confines of a rehearsal room in Putney, and street-side jamming sessions on the pavement ahead of a show. It was a scene already …

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Heat

A Remastered version of the epic crime drama Heat is being released 6 February. It was written, produced and directed by Michael Mann and stars Robert De Niro who plays Neil McCauley, a professional thief, while Al Pacino plays Lt. Vincent Hanna, a LAPD robbery-homicide detective tracking down McCauley’s crew. The story is based on …

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The Massacre of Mankind By Stephen Baxter

I would like to read the science fiction novel The Massacre of Mankind by Stephen Baxter, which is an officially sanctioned Sequel to the classic War of the Worlds by H.G.Wells. The book is set fourteen years after the events of the ‘The First Martian War’ when the Martians invaded England and were successfully defeated …

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Sidney Sheldon

Best known for his television shows including I dream of Jeannie and Hart to Hart as well as his many novels, the Academy Award-winning American writer Sidney Sheldon sadly passed away 30 January 2007. He Was Born February 11, 1917 and in 1937, Sheldon moved to Hollywood, California, where he reviewed scripts and collaborated on …

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Orville Wright

American Aviation Pioneer and youngest of The Wright brothers, Orville Wright sadly passed away 30 January 1948. Born 19th August 1871, he along with his elder brother Wilbur, is credited with inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903 at …

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Ferdinand Porsche

Best known for creating many Porsche automobiles as well as the first hybrid vehicle (gasoline-electric), the Volkswagen Beetle, and the Mercedes-Benz SS/SSK. Austrian automotive engineer Ferdinand Porsche sadly passed away 30 January 1951. Born 3rd September 1875 in in Maffersdorf in the Czech Republic. He showed high aptitude for mechanical work at a very young …

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Miss Peregrine’s home for Peculiar Children

The DVD of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is being released soon. The film is based on the debut novel by American author Ransom Riggs. It tells the story of Jacob Portman who, as a child, listened to his grandfather Abraham’s stories about living with peculiar children in a special orphanage on a Welsh …

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