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    Birthdays

    1910 : Frank Loesser

    1911 : Bernard Herrmann

    1940: Erik Satie

    1945: Little Eva, US singer. She was babysitting for Carole King and Gerry Goffin who asked her to record a song they had written. It gave her the 1962 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'The Loco-Motion'. She died on April 10th 2003.

    Events, Charts, Happenings, Releases

    1942: Dmitri Shostakovitch's 7th Symphony premieres

    1957: Buddy Holly recorded the song "Peggy Sue."

    1969: The Jimi Hendrix Experience play their last gig together at the Denver Pop Festival.

    1974: Gordon Lightfoot's
    Sundown hits #1.

    1985: John Lennon's 1965 Rolls-Royce Phantom V limousine, with psychedelic paintwork, sold for a record sum of $3,006,385, (£1,768,462) at a Sotheby's auction in New York.

    1998: George Harrison announces that he is undergoing chemotherapy for throat cancer, with assurances that, "I'm not going to die on you folks just yet." He succumbed to the disease three years later.

    Sad Notes

    1975: American singer songwriter Tim Buckley died of an overdose of heroin and morphine aged 28. Released nine albums including the 1972 release 'Greetings from L.A.' Buckley is the father of singer songwriter Jeff Buckley.

    1979: American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Lowell George died of a heart attack. The Little Feat front man was found dead at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. George joined Zappa's Mothers of Invention as rhythm guitarist in 1968, played guitar on John Cale's 1973 album Paris 1919, Harry Nilsson's Son of Schmilsson album and Jackson Browne's The Pretender.

    2002: American singer and actress Rosemary Clooney died of lung cancer. Had the 1954 UK No.1 single 'This Ole House' appeared in the 1954 movie White Christmas with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. Her nephew, George Clooney was a pallbearer at her funeral.
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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