Monthly Archives: August, 2018

Rudolf Schenker

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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Bob Welch (Fleetwood Mac)

Best known for being a former member with Fleetwood Mac, the American singer and guitarist Bob Welch, was born 31 August 1945. Fleetwood Mac were formed in 1966 in London. Founder Peter Green named the group by combining he surnames of two of his former bandmates (Fleetwood, and John McVie) from John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. Christine …

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Van Morrison OBE

Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician 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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Roger Dean

Known primarily for the dreamy, other-worldly fantasy scenes created for various bands including Yes, Asia and Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, the English fantasy artist, designer, and publisher William Roger Dean was born on 31 August 1944 in Ashford, Kent. His mother studied dress design at Canterbury School of Art before her marriage and his father …

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A Column of Fire by Ken Follett

Having read both The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End, I would like to read The continuing saga of Kingsbridge in Ken Follett’s latest novel A Column of Fire. It begins in turbulent times during Christmas 1558. Elizabeth Tudor has been Crowned Queen of England. However there are many including her estranged sister …

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International Day of the Disappeared

The International Day of the Disappeared, occurs annually on August 30. The purpose of the International Day of the Disappeared is to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives and often in poor conditions. The impulse for the day came from the Latin American Federation …

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Wes Craven

American film director, writer, producer and actor Wesley Earl Craven sadly died August 30, 2015, from brain cancer, at the age of 76 at his home in Los Angeles. He was born August 2, 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio. Craven earned an undergraduate degree in English and Psychology from Wheaton College in Illinois and a master’s …

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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, When Mary was four, William Godwin married his neighbour, Mary Jane Clairmont. Godwin provided his daughter with a rich, if informal, education. In …

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The Fall of Gondolin by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien and illustrated by Alan Lee, is finally being published as a standalone novel . The Fall of Gondolin is one of Tolkien’s three Great Tales of the Elder Days of Middle Earth alongside The Children of Húrin and Beren and Lúthien. It concerns the rise and fall …

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International Day against Nuclear Tests

The International Day against Nuclear Tests is observed annually on August 29. It was established on December 2, 2009 at the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly by the resolution 64/35, which was adopted unanimously.The resolution in particular calls for increasing awareness “about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions or any other …

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Palimpsest

noun ° pa·limp·sest ° Something having usually diverse layers or aspects apparent beneath the surface; something that has changed over time and shows evidence of that change.