Daily Archives: January 8th, 2017

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell is Based on the novel of the same name by Susanna Clarke. It is Set in England during the Napoleonic wars in 1806 and concerns a reclusive Magician named Mr Gilbert Norrell (Eddie Marsam)Who is living in Hurtfew Abbey in the rural north. Meanwhile the Learned Society of York Magicians, …

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Rogue One by Alexander Freed

I have recently finished reading the exciting novelization of Rogue One by Alexander Freed. It features An Imperial technician named Galen Erso who flees the evil Empire with his family Jyn and Lyra to the the planet Lahmu. However the Empire eventually catch up with him and take him prisoner and his daughter Jyn is …

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Elvis Presley

Often referred to as the “King of Rock and Roll” or simply “the King”, Elvis Presley was born 8th January, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. At the age of 13 Presley moved to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family and began his career there in 1954, working with Sun Records owner Sam Phillips, who wanted to bring …

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Steve Clark (Def Leppard)

Steve Clark, the former Guitarist with Def Leppard sadly passed away on 8th January 1993. Formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. Def Leppard ’s strongest commercial success came between the early 1980s and the early 1990s. Their 1981 album High ‘n’ Dry was produced byRobert …

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And now for something completely different…

The Late, Great Graham Chapman would have celebrated his birthday on 8th January had he not tragically died in 1989. He started out in the 1960′s writing professionally for the BBC alongside John Cleese, initially for David Frost, but also for Marty Feldman. Chapman also contributed sketches to the BBC radio series I’m Sorry, I’ll …

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David Bowie

English musician, actor, record producer and arranger David Bowie A.K.A David Robert Jones was born 8 January 1947. He was A major figure for over four decades in the world of popular music, and is is also regarded as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. He was known for his distinctive voice, …

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Dame Shirley Bassey DBE

Dame Shirley Bassey, DBE was born 8th January in 1937. She found fame in the late 1950s and is best known for recording the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, and Moonraker and is a UNESCO Artist for Peace. She attended Moorland Road School where her strong voice was noticed …

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Terry Brooks

American fantasy Novelist “Terry” Brooks was born January 8, 1944 in Sterling, Illinois. He is an alumnus of Hamilton College, earning his B.A. in English literature in 1966. He later obtained a J.D. from Washington and Lee University. He was a practicing attorney before becoming a full-time author. Brooks had been a writer since high …

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