Google+ Life Quotes by Great-Quotes.com “You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’” George Bernard Shaw Remember, you can listen to the day’s story of the music whilst reading my blog by clicking this link. 1964, The Beach Boys recorded their next single ‘I Get Around’, which became their first US No.1 in the summer of this year
The weather was wonderful again and the children were spending a morning at the sports centre. I went to see how they were getting on as Anne and Richar were doing their thing together. I enjoyed being at the leisure cntre with Bianca and Jack and I was very impressed with the facilities. I know it has been voted the best sports facility in Spain and it really is good. There was a match on the main football pitches but there are several minor pitches and plenty of other facilites for all kinds of sporting activities. I mooched around until Anne and Richard joined me for a coffee in the cafeteria.
By the time we had chatted and chewed the fat over various topics we were ready to eat. I went up to La Nucia for my Spanish class. This was interesting as there were three Russians, the Spanish teacher and myself. It was very interesting!
I like to look at what I had written in previous blogs to see whether things are changing much. In 2013 I wrote that A JOBLESS Iraqi woman charged £4,000 a week to sublet a taxpayer-funded flat in a prime city-centre location, it has been reported. Source
This is just the sort of story to get people riled and the Sun seems very good at getting people worked up. If the idea is. to get people cross then here is just one example of people commenting on the story………”This country is a disgrace. Why is this allowed to happen??! The gates need to be closed to immigrants and foreign criminals need to be deported. What is in it for the government? Can somebody please explain this to me??
I had then said that I did not understand how most decent countries have rules demanding that you have to bring something to their country, be educated, and have money yet Britain welcomes all the scroungers and struggles to afford them…… The UK systems are creaking and I hope the creaking is stopped before it is too late! I wonder whether the voting in this UK General Election will bring something different to the UK Parliament?
Events 2nd April
1513 – Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sightedFlorida. What a wonderful feeling for him
1801 – During the Napoleonic Wars, the Danish fleet was destroyed by the British at the Battle of Copenhagen. The Brits were good at this
1905 – The Simplon rail tunnel officially opened. The tunnel went under the Alps and linked Switzerland and Italy. This was a major breakthrough
1972 – Burt Reynolds appeared nude in “Cosmopolitan” magazine. Poseur
1978 – The first episode of “Dallas” aired on CBS. Great show 1982 – Argentina invaded the British-owned Falkland Islands. The following June Britain took the islands back. For my money this was a war of convenience
1990 – Iraqi President Saddam Hussein threatened to incinerate half of Israel with chemical weapons if Israel joined a conspiracy against Iraq.I think he meant it
1996 – Lech Walesa resumed his old job as an electrician at the Gdansk shipyard. He was the former Solidarity union leader who became Poland’s first post-war democratic president. A brave man
2002 – Israeli troops surrounded the Church of the Nativity. More than 200 Palestinians had taken refuge at the church when Israel invaded Bethlehem.
1955, Elvis Presley, (with Scotty Moore and Bill Black), Slim Whitman, Hoot and Curley, Johnny Horton, Tibby Edwards and Floyd Cramer all appeared at the Louisiana Hayride broadcast from Shreveport Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana, and shown on KWKH Television.Elvis was on the way
1964, The Beatles had their fourth UK No.1 single with ‘Can’t Buy Me Love.’ With advanced sales of over 2.1 million, it holds the record for the greatest advanced orders for a single in the UK. I love it
1964, The Beach Boys recorded their next single ‘I Get Around’, which became their first US No.1 in the summer of this year.Great song
1965, The first edition of new music show ‘Ready Steady Goes Live!’ was shown on UK TV.Nice memories 1965, The Who made their first radio appearance on the UK BBC’s ‘Joe Loss Pop Show.’
1966, A charity concert at The Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California, took place featuring, Jan and Dean, Sonny & Cher, The Mamas And The Papas, The Turtles, Otis Redding, Donovan and Bob Lind.I’d like to be there ‘
1975, The Bay City Rollers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of The Four Seasons song ‘Bye Bye Baby.’ I quite liked this song 1977, Abba were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their fifth No.1 ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You.’ The song was also a Top 10 hit in over 15 countries. Love it
1977, Fleetwood Mac went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Rumours.’ Great success away from UK 1977, Frank Sinatra scored his first ever UK No.1 album with ‘Portrait Of Sinatra’, his 46th album release.Well done Frank
1987, One of the greatest jazz drummers of all time, Buddy Rich died aged 69 due to complications caused by a brain tumour. Rich worked with many acts including, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey’s band, Dizzy Gillespie and Oscar Peterson.My friend, Bill Allen, was a huge fan of his
1998, Rob Pilatus, one half of pop duo Milli Vanilli was found dead in a Frankfurt Hotel room after taking a lethal combination of drugs and alcohol. Milli Vanilli won the 1989 best new artist Grammy after hits like ‘Blame it on the Rain’ and ‘Girl, You Know It’s True,’ selling 30 million singles and 14 million albums. But in late 1990, the performers were stripped of the award after it was revealed that neither actually sang on the Milli Vanilli album. This is rather sad
2001, Mariah Carey signed the richest recording deal in history. The 31-year old singer signed a deal with Virgin for three albums worth £60m. The singer had sold over 120 million records worldwide, scoring 14 US No.1 singles. Big bucks
2003, US soul singer Edwin Starr died at his British home in Nottingham aged 61. Formed The Future Tones in 1957, had the 1970 US No.1 and UK No.3 anti-Vietnam War protest song ‘War’, (which according to Starr was recorded in one take). This is one of my all-time favourite songs
2006, A John Lennon schoolbook containing the 12-year-old’s drawing of Lewis Carroll’s poem The Walrus and the Carpenter was sold at auction for £126,500. The poem inspired Lennon to write The Beatles’ 1967 song ‘I Am the Walrus.’ Also sold for £12,000, was a ship’s log book written by Lennon during a stormy trip to Bermuda in 1980, and a letter from Paul McCartney to his bandmates Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr failed to reach its £50,000reserve price.Beatlemania
2006, Gnarls Barkley started an eight-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Crazy.’ The American duo made chart history by becoming the first act ever to reach No.1 through computer downloads only.Another great track
Born on this day
1928 Serge Gainsbourg, singer who had a 1969 UK No.1 single with Jane Birkin ‘Je t’aime… Moi non plus’ the only French language chart topper. Gainsbourg died of a heart attack on March 2nd 1991.
1939, Marvin Gaye, singer, songwriter who had a 1968 US No.1 & 1969 UK No.1 single with ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’ and a 1982 US No.3 & UK No.4 single with ‘Sexual Healing’. He was shot dead by his father on April 1st 1984.
1943, Glen Dale, guitar, vocals, The Fortunes, (1965 UK No.2 & US No.7 single ‘You’ve Got Your Troubles’).
1947, Emmylou Harris, country singer, two albums with Gram Parsons, (1976 UK No.30 single ‘Here There And Everywhere’, US No. 37 single ‘Mr Sandman’). Six times Grammy award winner.
1963, Keren Woodward, Bananarama, (1984 UK No.3 single ‘Robert De Niro’s Waiting’, plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles, 1986 US No.1 single ‘Venus’).