Today in 1998, Cornershop went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with "Brimful Of Asha". This song is based upon the history of film culture in India; "Asha" refers to Asha Bhosle, one of the most famous pop/film-score vocalists of India. Got that?
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1977 - Ray Charles was attacked by a member of his audience who tried to strangle him with a rope.
1982 - Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham collapsed during the band's European tour suffering from heroin withdrawal.
1989 - Bob Dylan recorded the first sessions for the Oh Mercy album at The Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana.
1996 - Grammy award winners included Alanis Morissette who won album of the year for Jagged Little Pill best female rock vocal & best song for "You Oughta Know," Nirvana's Unplugged won best alternative album and Coolio won best rap performance with "Gangsta's Paradise."
Nigel Godrich, sought-after producer for the likes of Radiohead and Beck and member of Thom Yorke's side-project Atoms for Peace, is 43 today.
Cindy Wilson, the blond B-52s singer, is 57 today.
Rolling Stone Brian Jones was born today in 1942.
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