1977, Julie Covington was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’, taken from the Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical Evita. Covington had been in the 1977 UK TV series based on an all female group called Rock Follies.
The weather was grey, overcast and a bit like Cornwall. I decided to go and have a quick jog before going off to a meeting about the next International Day in La Nucia. I didn’t go too far but enjoyed my half-hour exercise.
It was really a quick photo shoot and then the Alcalde, or mayor, was up and running for the rest of his day. However, I went for a coffee and a chat with Irena and Stefan from BenidormAll YearRound.com
We had met at press briefings on previous occasions but we had never had the opportunity to have a good chat. These guys are really interesting and their website is a really good place to visit if you’re coming over to Benidorm. We had lots of common ground. Anne joined us later and there were even more revelations. It was time well spent and I also received a call from my good friend Dave reminding me that Sunday would be another good sporting day. At the same time that Liverpool play Aston Villa England play their second Rugby Union international. See you tomorrow Dave!
Posted by SpanishVida: 11 Feb 2016 11:00 PM PST
Offence: Failing to Carry the Correct Emergency Equipment.
Failing to carry the correct emergency equipment in the car will result in a fine. The mandatory equipment you must carry are two warning triangles, a reflective vest, and spare wheel, along with the tools to change it. It is no longer mandatory for you to carry spare bulbs or a spare set of spectacles, if you wear them, although it is advisory to do so.
Fine: 80 euro
Reason: In the event of an emergency it is important to be prepared. Warning triangles and high visibility vests save lives in the event of vehicle occupants having to leave the vehicle and move about the carriageway. Having an emergency wheel is also important to ensure you can continue with your journey in the event of one of the most common mechanical issues, a puncture.
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I received the following which is worth sharing with you. Thanks Chris W….
We Didn’t Start The Fire
If you don’t do anything else the rest of the day, do yourself a favour now and just watch/listen to this video. Read the stuff first so you can tell what’s going on….. It’s awesome!
This song and its title was the answer to one question of Final Jeopardy — only one person got it right. Question was (paraphrased): “What 1980’s song do history teachers praise for its educational value?”
I never could understand all the references on Billy Joel’s song — fortunately, with this VIDEO, given the pictures, now I can “see” what my “ears” couldn’t.
Apparently, it’s Joel’s homage to the 40-years of historical headlines since his birth (1949). Wish I could have appreciated the depths of this song when it was released. Twenty years later, I’m in awe of what Joel was able to put into music and lyrics lasting only a few minutes.
Whether you are a Billy Joel fan or not, you probably remember his great song, ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire.’ Here it is, set to pictures… Very, very cool. Had to share this one. It’s a neat flashback through the past half century. I never did know the words. Turn up the volume, sit back and enjoy a review of 50 years of history in less than 3 minutes!
Thanks to Billy Joel and some guy from the University of Chicago with a lot of spare time and Google.
Top right gives you full screen….top left lets you pause. Bottom left shows the year. The older you are, the more pictures you will recognize.
Anyone over age 65 should remember over 90% of what they see. But it’s great at any age.
Events 13th February
1542 – Catherine Howard was executed for adultery. She was the fifth wife of England’s King Henry VIII. This seemed a bit one sided to me
1633 – Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before the Inquisition. He had a wonderful brain
1900 – The Anglo-German accord of 1899 was ratified by Reichstag, in which Britain renounced rights in Samoa in favor of Germany and the U.S. It’s no wonder the Samoans want to beat us at rugby
1920 – The League of Nations recognized the continued neutrality of Switzerland.How do the Swiss do it?
1945 – During World War II, the Soviets captured Budapest, Hungary, from the German army. Things came to a head in 1956
1945 – During World War II, Allied aircraft began bombing the German city of Dresden. Bombing is horrific wherever it happens
1955 – Israel acquired 4 of the 7 Dead Sea scrolls.
1960 – France detonated its first atomic bomb. Ugh! I wish we could turn the clock back
1990 – In Ottawa, the United States and its European allies forged an agreement with the Soviet Union and East Germany on a two-stage formula to reunite Germany. I suppose it was the right thing to happen.
1991 – Hundreds of Iraqis were killed by two laser-guided bombs that destroyed an underground facility in Baghdad. U.S. officials identified the facility as a military installation, but Iraqi officials said it was a bomb shelter. Personally, I think there was more going on
2001 – El Savador was hit with an earthquake that measured 6.6 on the Richter Scale. At least 400 people were killed. Horrible
2002 – Former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani received an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II. Zero Tolerance won him the award
Music Events 13th February
1961, Frank Sinatra launched his own record label. Reprise Records, later the home of Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Randy Newman and The Beach Boys.It seemed a very eclectic mix of artistes
1965, The Rolling Stones played the last night on a 16-date tour of Australia and New Zealand at the Capital Theatre in Perth. Also appearing on the tour was Roy Orbison, The Newbeats and Ray Columbus and the Invaders. I’d never heard of the last group
1967, The Monkees announced that from now on they would be playing on their own recordings instead of session musicians. I wonder why?
1967, The Beatles released the double A sided single ‘Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane’ on Capitol Records in the US. Brilliant
1969, A launch party was held for Mary Hopkin at the Post Office Tower in London, guests included Jimi Hendrix, Donovan and Paul McCartney with his new girlfriend Linda Eastman. She was a nice young lady with a brilliant voice
1973, After becoming ill during a concert in Las Vegas Elvis Presley presented Doctor Sidney Bowers with a Lincoln Continental to show his appreciation for all his work.That was really generous
1976, Genesis released their first album since the departure of Peter Gabriel, ‘A Trick Of The Tail’ featuring eight new tracks with drummer Phill Collins taking on the role of lead vocalist. He’s quite a good singer is that drummer
1977, Julie Covington was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’, taken from the Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical Evita. Covington had been in the 1977 UK TV series based on an all female group called Rock Follies. This is a really great song
1982, The Jam became the first band since The Beatles to play two numbers on the same edition of ‘Top Of The Pops’, when they performed ‘A Town Called Malice’, and ‘Precious’, their latest double A sided No.1.I don’t easily remember Precious
1989, Michael Jackson fired his manager, Dileo, who reportedly sought a $60 million (£35.3 million) settlement to prevent him revealing Jackson’s lifestyle to the press.Loyalty prevails
1989, this year’s Brit Awards was hosted by Sam Fox and Mick Fleetwood. This was atrocious and I was there to see it. Winners included Phil Collins who won British Male Solo Artist, British Female Solo Artist was Annie Lennox, Erasure won Best British Group, Best British Album went to Fairground Attraction for ‘First Of A Million Kisses’, British Breakthrough Act was Bros, Michael Jackson won International Male, International Female went to Tracey Chapman and U2 won Best International Group. I have to agree with most of these
1993, Founder member of Musical Youth, Patrick Waite died aged 24, of natural causes (hereditary heart condition), whilst awaiting a court appearance on drug charges. Scored the 1982 UK No.1 and Grammy-nominated single ‘Pass the Dutchie.’Sad story about the one hit wonder
1993, Dutch dance group 2 Unlimited started a five-week run at the UK No.1 with the single ‘No Limit.’ This was a really great dance track for disco work
1996, Take That split up, the biggest band of the 90s announced their demise in front of the world’s press at The Hilton in Manchester, the band had achieved 7 No.1 singles & 2 No.1 albums. They released one more single and a Greatest Hits album.Would the world ever get over this?
1997, Michael Jackson became a father when Debbie Rowe gave birth to a baby boy, Prince Michael Jackson Jr. This was a weird series of events
2000, Oasis scored their fifth UK No.1 single with ‘Go Let It Out’. They were very popular at the time
2002, American country singer, songwriter Waylon Jennings died in his sleep after a lengthy fight with diabetes. Was bassist for Buddy Holly following the break-up of The Crickets. Released a series of duet albums with Willie Nelson in the late 1970s. Scored the 1980 US No.21 single ‘Theme From The Dukes Of Hazzard’, he was also the narrator on the television series. Member of The Highwaymen with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson.This was quite a career
2004, Led Zeppelin were awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Grammys. Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham all attended. Robert Plant did not, since he was working on a new album and tour. Most would agree this was well earned
2005, Readers of UK newspaper The Sun voted George Michael’s ‘Careless Whisper’ as the greatest British pop single of the past 25 years. Oasis came second with ‘Wonderwall’ and Kate Bush third with ‘Wuthering Heights’. The rest of the Top 10: No.4, Robbie Williams, ‘Angels’, No.5, The Jam, ‘Going Underground’, in equal 6th, The Sex Pistols, ‘God Save The Queen’ and Joy Division, ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’, 7th was Queen, ‘We Are The Champions’, 9th, The Stone Roses, ‘Fool’s Gold’ and 10th The Undertones ‘Teenage Kicks’. I think you could find better songs on any Beatles album…
2005, U2 were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own’, their 6th No.1, taken from their album ‘How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb’.U2 have often got a serious message in their music
2007, Rod Stewart was paid $1million when he performed at a billionaire’s birthday bash. Stewart was booked to play a one-hour gig to help Steve Schwarzman celebrate his 60th birthday held at New York’s Park Avenue Armory.If you are gigging this is the gig to make.
2008, A fan paid $3,000 (£1,500) for a jewelled bra, which Shakira wore on her Oral Fixation world tour in 2007, in an auction for the pop star’s children’s charity. She raises a lot of money for the poor in Colombia
2010, Doug Fieger singer, songwriter with The Knack died after a long battle with cancer. Had the 1979 US No.1 & UK No.6 single ‘My Sharona’.Sad times
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Born on this day
1919,Tennessee Ernie Ford, singer and TV presenter, who had a 1955 US No.1 & 1956 UK No.1 single with ‘Sixteen Tons’. Ford died on October 17th 1991.
1920, Boudleaux Bryant, songwriter with his wife Felice. They wrote The Everly Brothers hits, ‘Bye Bye Love’, ‘All I Have To Do Is Dream’ and ‘Wake Up Little Susie’ as well as ‘Raining In My Heart’, which was a hit for Buddy Holly. Bryant died on June 25th 1987.
1944, Peter Tork, vocals, keyboards, bass, The Monkees, (1967 UK & US No.1 single ‘I’m A Believer’ plus 10 US & 8 UK Top 40 singles’).
1945, Roy Dyke, Ashton Gardner & Dyke, (1971 UK No.3 single ‘The Resurrection Shuffle’).
1950, Peter Gabriel, vocals, Genesis, (1974 UK No.21 single ‘I Know What I Like In Your Wardrobe’, left Genesis in 1975). Solo, (1986 US No.1 & UK No.4 single ‘Sledgehammer’ from the 1986 UK No.1 & US No.2 album ‘So’).
1950, Roger Christian, vocals, The Christians, (1988 UK No.8 single ‘Harvest For The World’).
1951, Rod Dees, Showaddywaddy, (1976 UK No.1 single ‘Under The Moon Of Love’ plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles). 1952, Ed Gagliardi, bass, Foreigner, (1985 UK & US No.1 single ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’).