The Sounds of Summer

The Sounds of Summer - This Day in Music 16.08.2018

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We are looking at This Day in Music. 1975, The Stylistics were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)', the Philadelphian soul group's only UK No.1. 1975, Peter Gabriel announced that he was leaving Genesis. The group auditioned more than 400 singers during the next 18 months before deciding that Phil Collins, who had been the drummer for Genesis since 1970, could front the band. 1977, Elvis Presley was found dead lying on the floor in his bathroom by his girlfriend Ginger Alden, died of heart failure at the age of 42. 1979, The biggest single of the summer in the US, The Knack's 'My Sharona' was awarded a Gold record for selling one million copies. The Knack's Doug Fieger wrote the song for his girlfriend, Sharona Alperin, whose picture appeared on the single's cover. 1997, Will Smith started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Men In Black' taken from the film of the same name. The song won Smith a Grammy in 1997 for Best Rap Solo Performance. 2007, A fan of the 1980s pop band Wham! was silenced after becoming the first noise nuisance to be prosecuted by Newcastle city council's night watch team. Brian Turner had tormented neighbours by playing their hit song 'Last Christmas' all night at full volume from 1am onwards. Magistrates fined Turner, of Sandyford, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, £200 and ordered him to pay £215 costs.

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Hot Gossips & Reactions - Concert Security, The Simpsons Movie

15 August 2018: Liam Gallagher proved his man-of-the-people read more

15 August 2018: Liam Gallagher proved his man-of-the-people credentials once more as he had a go at security – during a concert. The Oasis favourite was performing at the Sonorama Ribera Festival, in Spain, when he was forced to stop a song midway. As you do. During a rendition of Wonderwall, the 45-year-old suddenly stopped singing – with thousands of very confused fans trying to sing the next line back to him. But, proving he is the ultimate man of the people, it turns out Liam paused the show to have a go at the security team, who were apparently trying to put a dampener on the crowds’ fun. Speaking to the guards themselves, he asked: ‘Now, woah! What’s this here? They’re having fun man, stop getting on their cases. ‘They’re not doing anything!’ And, only when he was sure the crowd were living their best lives did he start the song all over again. FANS of The Simpsons Movie finally have something to look forward to — the long awaited sequel. Back in 2007, TV viewers flocked to cinemas to see their favourite dysfunctional family break on to the big screen, The Sun reports. The Simpsons Movie saw hapless dad-of-three, Homer, unwittingly condemn the city of Springfield to being contained in a giant glass dome after he over-polluted the local lake. With the city later facing destruction, Homer managed to redeem himself by destroying the glass dome and saving the day.

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The Sounds of Summer - This Day in Music 15.08.2018

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We are looking at This Day in Music. 1955, Elvis Presley attended a meeting in Memphis with his manager Bob Neal, Colonel Tom Parker and Vernon Presley, at which a new contract was signed that named Colonel Parker as "special advisor" with control of virtually every aspect of Elvis' career. 1962, Lennon and McCartney drove from Liverpool to Skegness, to ask Ringo Starr to join the Beatles, but Lennon and McCartney offered £25 a week, which Starr accepted. 1981, Diana Ross and Lionel Richie started a nine week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Endless Love', a No.7 in the UK. The song was the title from a film starring Brooke Shields. 1987, Michael Jackson had his third UK No.1 with the single 'I Just Can't Stop Loving You', a duet with Siedah Garrett. It was originally intended to be a duet between Jackson and either Barbra Streisand or Whitney Houston. Session singer Siedah Garrett also worked with Madonna. 1991, Paul Simon played a free concert in New York's Central Park before an audience of three quarters of a million people. 2009, U2's first UK gig on their current tour broke the attendance record for a Wembley Stadium concert. Over 88,000 people attended the show.

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The Sounds of Summer - Movie Review: Crazy Rich Asians

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15 August 2018: Mark Lloyd is joined by Helen Farmer reviewing the new movie, Crazy, Rich Asians. This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family. Directed by Jon M. Chu.

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Vinyl Revival, What's On Tonight 14.08.2018

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It's Vinyl Revival and we have Shadi Megallaa from the Flipside record. What's On Tonight. The UAE’s first ScreenX is now open at Dubai Mall. The 170-seater cinema sees the panoramic screen wrap round the walls either sides of cinema seats, leaving movie-goers feeling like they’re inside the film. Currently, the cinema is showing recent release The Meg in 270-degree, with tickets for ScreenX priced at Dhs68 per ticket, and ScreenX plus (the more leg roomy seats towards the back), priced at Dhs78.75.

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