Sunday, 9 August 2015

Today's the Day - 10th August

  • 75 years ago: On this day in 1940, it was the birthday of Bobby Hatfield, one-half of the Righteous Brothers. He met his singing partner Bill Medley at California State University. Famous for their “Unchained Melody” amongst others, they supposedly took their singing name after a fan remarked of their singing, "that's righteous, brothers." Bobby died in 2003 after an overdose of cocaine brought on a heart attack.

  • 75 years ago: Also on this day was the birth of “The Voice of Darts” Sid Waddell. Sid left school and gained a scholarship to St John’s College, Cambridge where he graduated with a 2:1 degree in Modern History. The day after his 72nd birthday in 2012, he died of bowel cancer.

  • 30 years ago: Michael Jackson bought ATV Music Publishing for $47.5 million, giving him the rights to pretty well every song the Beatles ever made. To say Paul McCartney was not happy about the sale was very much of an understatement.

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