October 22nd 2014

Gunman kills soldier in Ottawa –
In Ottawa, Canada a gunman kills a soldier at the tomb honouring Canada’s fallen soldiers. The gunman, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, shot corporal Nathan Cirillo before storming into the nearby parliament building on Parliament Hill and exchanging fire with police and security guards. The gunman was shot dead. Two days previously in Quebec two soldiers had been run down by a man in car who was also shot dead. One of the soldiers died the other was injured.
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U2 album lacklustre launch –
U2’s new album “Songs of Innocence” comes in at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The album was automatically downloaded by everyone who has an Apple iTunes account for free (whether they want it or not) leading to complaints over storage use and an apology from lead singer Bono.
BonoBono from U2

January 2, 2015

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Broken Bono –
U2 lead singer Bono says that a crash on his bicycle last November resulted in multiple left arm fractures, a broken should and hand and a fractured eye socket. He now has a titanium elbow and fears that he may never play guitar but his band-mates have reminded him “that neither they nor western civilization are depending on this.”
Bono U2 360 Tour 2011

Cancer due to bad luck –
A new piece of research by a team at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US has found that most types of cancer can be put down to bad luck rather than risk factors such as smoking. The research printed in the journal “Science”, showed 66% of the cancer types analysed were caused just by chance mutations rather than lifestyle.
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Taking a bite out of Apple –
Miami residents Paul Orshan and Christopher Endara are suing Apple over the amount of storage space the Apple iOS 8 uses on mobile devices.They claim it uses up such a large amount that it forces owners to pay for iCloud storage. They are suing in California for millions of dollars.

Prince Andrew named in court papers –
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, has been named in Florida court papers by a woman who says she was forced to have sexual relations with the prince in London, New York and on a private Caribbean island owned by his fried Jeffrey Epstein when she was a minor. A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: “This relates to long-standing and ongoing civil proceedings in the United States, to which the Duke of York is not a party. As such we would not comment on the detail. However, for the avoidance of doubt, any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue”.
Prince Andrew August 2014 (cropped)

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May 15, 2015

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BB King: Tributes pour in after blues legend dies aged 89 –
His lawyer Brent Bryson said that King, who suffered from diabetes, died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas on May 14, where he had been receiving hospice care. King’s style of singing and guitar playing was an inspiration to scores of musicians, and he mentored stars including Eric Clapton as well as collaborating with U2 on the 1989 track When Love Comes To Town. [Daily Telegraph] See List of The Day
B.B.KingB.B. King in 2009

Geri Halliwell marries Red Bull F1 team boss Christian Horner –
Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell has married Red Bull F1 team boss Christian Horner in a wedding attended by a string of celebrities from showbiz and motor racing worlds. The 42-year-old singer wed in St Mary’s Church in Woburn, Bedfordshire. She arrived at the parish church, just off the High Street, in a vintage Rolls Royce ahead of the wedding to Horner, who she first met in 2009. She was accompanied by her daughter Bluebell, who was her bridesmaid. [BBC] In February 2010 Geri Halliwell apparently made then boyfriend Henry Beckwith feel like Duke of Edinburgh according to his father
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Janet Jackson Announces New Album, Tour –
Janet Jackson delivered a surprise for fans on her birthday, announcing a new album and world tour. The singer made the big reveal at midnight eastern time on May 16 by tweeting a link to a video in which, in her unmistakable voice, she coos: “I promised you’d hear it from my lips and now you will. This year: new music; new world tour; a new movement. I’ve been listening. Let’s keep the conversation going.” [Billboard.com]
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Boston bombing trial: Death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev –
A US jury has sentenced Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death by lethal injection. After 14 hours of deliberation, the jury of five men and seven women came to its decision. Three people were killed and 260 were injured when Tsarnaev, now 21, and his brother placed bombs at the finishing line of the Boston Marathon in 2013. Victims and their family members sobbed as the sentence was read. Tsarnaev bowed his head but showed no emotion. [BBC]

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Janet Jackson announcing new album and tour

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BB King Studio albums [from Wikipedia

Year Original album
and alternate reissues
Cat# Peak chart positions Certifications
US US R&B US Jazz US Blues SWI
1957 Singin’ the Blues Modern/Crown CLP-5020
1958 The Blues Modern/Crown CLP-5063
1959 B. B. King Wails
The Incredible Soul of B.B. King (LP, 1965)
I Love You So (LP, 1970)
United Superior
Sings Spirituals
Swing Low Sweet Chariot (LP, 1970)
United Superior
1960 The Great B. B. King Modern/Crown CLP-5153
King of the Blues
Better than Ever (LP, 1966)
1961 My Kind of Blues Modern/Crown CLP-5188
More B.B. King
Blues for Me (LP, 1970)
United Superior
1962 Twist With B.B. King Modern/Crown CLP-5248
Easy Listening Blues Modern/Crown CLP-5286
Blues in My Heart
A Heart Full of Blues (LP, 1970)
United Superior
1963 B.B. King
The Soul of B.B. King (LP, 1970)
United Superior
Mr. Blues ABC-Paramount 456
1966 Confessin’ the Blues ABC-Paramount 528
1968 Blues on Top of Blues ABC/Bluesway BLS-6011 46
Lucille ABC/Bluesway BLS-6016 192
1969 Live & Well ABC/Bluesway BLS-6031 56 11 17
Completely Well ABC/Bluesway BLS-6037 38 5
1970 Indianola Mississippi Seeds ABC Records ABCS-713 26 8 7
1971 B. B. King in London ABC Records ABCX-730 57 15
1972 L.A. Midnight ABC Records ABCX-743 53 21
Guess Who ABC Records ABCX-759 65 14
1973 To Know You Is to Love You ABC Records ABCX-794 71 13
1974 Friends ABC Records ABCX-825 153 27
1977 King Size ABC Records AB-977 154 34
1978 Midnight Believer ABC Records AA-1061 124 27
1979 Take It Home MCA Records MCA-3151 112 22
1981 There Must Be a Better World Somewhere MCA Records MCA-5162 131 26
1982 Love Me Tender MCA Records MCA-5307 179 45
1983 Blues ‘N’ Jazz MCA Records MCA-5413 172 38 21
1985 Six Silver Strings MCA Records MCA-5616 31 23
1988 King of the Blues: 1989 MCA Records MCA-42183
1991 There is Always One More Time MCA Records MCA-10295 76
1993 Blues Summit MCA Records MCA-10710 182 64 93
1995 Lucille & Friends MCA Records MCD-33008
1997 Deuces Wild MCA Records MCD-11711 73 1 33
  • CAN: Platinum
  • US: Gold
1998 Blues on the Bayou MCA Records MCD-11879 186 2
1999 Let the Good Times Roll MCA Records 088 1120422 2
2000 Riding with the King Reprise Records 9 47612-2 3 3
  • AUS: Gold
  • CAN: Platinum
  • US: 2x Platinum
Makin’ Love Is Good for You MCA Records 112 299-2 2
2001 A Christmas Celebration of Hope MCA Records 088112756-2 151 1
2003 Reflections MCA Records 000053202 165 2
2005 B. B. King & Friends: 80 Geffen Records B000526302 45 1 78
2008 One Kind Favor Geffen Records B0011791-02 37 1 78

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