Jan 192019
 

On This Day

January

19

Births

Robert Palmer1949Died : 26 Sep 2003Aged 54


Robert Palmer was an English singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer. He was known for his distinctive, soulful voice, mix of musical styles on his albums. He found success both in his solo career and with the Power Station.

His famous music videos, directed by British fashion photographer Terence Donovan, for the hits "Addicted to Love", "Simply Irresistible" and "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On" featured women simulating playing instruments, almost identically dressed with pale faces, dark-eye makeup and bright-red lipstick. Palmer's involvement in the music industry began in the 1960s, covered four decades and included a spell with Vinegar Joe.

Deaths

Miguel Ferrer2017Born : 7 Feb 1955Died Aged 61


Miguel Ferrer was an American actor and voice actor. His breakthrough role was the OCP Vice President Bob Morton in the 1987 film RoboCop. Other film roles include Quigley in Blank Check (1994), Harbinger in Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993), Shan Yu in Mulan (1998), Eduardo Ruiz in Traffic (2000) and Vice President Rodriguez in Iron Man 3 (2013).

Ferrer's notable television roles include FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield on Twin Peaks (1990–1991, 2017), Dr. Garret Macy on Crossing Jordan (2001–2007), Tarakudo on Jackie Chan Adventures (2000-2005) and NCIS Assistant Director Owen Granger on NCIS: Los Angeles (2012–2017).

On This Day

Jan 162019
 

On This Day

January

16

Births

John Carpenter1948Age 71


John Carpenter is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, and musician. Although Carpenter has worked with various film genres, he is associated most commonly with horror, action, and science fiction films of the 1970s and 1980s.

Most films of Carpenter's career were initially commercial and critical failures, with the exceptions of Halloween (1978), The Fog (1980), Escape from New York (1981), and Starman (1984). However, many of Carpenter's have come to be considered as cult classics, and he has been acknowledged as an influential filmmaker. The cult classics that he has directed include Dark Star (1974), Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), The Thing (1982), Christine (1983), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Prince of Darkness (1987), They Live (1988), and In the Mouth of Madness (1995).
Caroline Munro1949Age 70


Caroline Munro is an English actress and model known for her many appearances in horror, science fiction and action films of the 1970s and 1980s.
Alex Cropley1951Age 68


Alex Cropley is a retired footballer who featured as a midfielder. As so he played with clubs Hibernian, Aston Villa, Arsenal, Newcastle United and Portsmouth. Cropley was also capped for the Scottish national football team.

He played 14 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1981 – 1982.
Trevor Ross1957Age 62


Trevor Ross is a former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. Ross played for English clubs Arsenal, Everton, Portsmouth, Sheffield United and Bury. He also featured for AEK Athens of the Greek First Division. Born in England, Ross is a youth international for Scotland.

He played 5 times for Portsmouth in 1982.
Tsianina Joelson1975Age 44


Tsianina Joelson is an American actress, fitness model, and former beauty queen. She was crowned Miss Coos County in 1993.

Joelson was the co-host of the short-lived summer 1998 MTV series The Daily Burn. Her most recognized movie role is for the 2000 film Bring It On, where she played wealthy cheerleader Darcy. From 2000-2001 she also had four appearances in the role of Varia, an Amazon, on Xena: Warrior Princess in the 6th and final season.
Renée Felice Smith1985Age 34


Renée Felice Smith is an American actress. She is known for portraying Nell Jones on NCIS: Los Angeles, since joining the series that began in 2010.

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Mar 132018
 

Live


Gary Numan

Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth

12 March 2018


Return leg of his 2017 tour and Gary Numan opens at the Pyramid Centre.

As per usual the legend does not disappoint, nice to see This Wreckage get a play as well.

No appearance of his daughter this time on My Name Is Ruin as she did at Brighton, I guess she has to go to school occasionally.

A very good support act in the form of Nightmare Air, they will require some looking up.

Set List

01. Ghost Nation
02. Halo
03. Me! I Disconnect From You
04. Bed of Thorns
05. Down in the Park
06. Pray for the Pain You Serve
07. Here in the Black
08. Haunted
09. The Fall
10. Mercy
11. Love Hurt Bleed
12. My Name Is Ruin
13. Cars
14. When the World Comes Apart
15. Are ‘Friends’ Electric?

Encore:

16. This Wreckage
17. Metal


Music

Gary Numan


Oct 172017
 

Live


Gary Numan

Brighton Dome, Brighton

16 October 2017


The return of Gary Numan to the south coast last night to promote his most successful album of recent years Savage

Great concert as per usual, including his daughter Persia taking the stage for backing vocals on My Name Is Ruin.

Didn’t see the support act this time

Set List

01. Ghost Nation
02. Metal
03. The Fall
04. Remind Me to Smile
05. Bed of Thorns
06. Dead Sun Rising
07. Down in the Park
08. Pray for the Pain You Serve
09. Here in the Black
10. Mercy
11. Love Hurt Bleed
12. My Name is Ruin
13. Cars
14. When the World Comes Apart
15. A Prayer for the Unborn

Encore:

16. I Die: You Die
17. Are ‘Friends’ Electric?


Music

May 202017
 

Gary Numan


Soon I start work on my next album. As with Savage & the Pledge campaign, fans will be able to witness the entire process from day 1 to finished album, but this time the campaign will run through Townsend’s Making Music site rather than Pledge. More info: https://t.co/ibfdqLdyMe

Which album means everything to you?

🖤 Gary Numan joins @StuartMaconie this Sunday from 7-10am GMT to discuss the pivotal records in his life. Here’s @numanofficial on how synths changed his life.

Thank you to everyone that came along to my ‘In Conversation’ event in London last night, and for all the kind comments you’ve posted about it today. Based on that I might do some more later in the year.

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Surprised at how emotional I was last night at certain points. Talking about my Mum for example, and the baby we lost. These are things that I’ve been able to talk about in private, but in public I found it wasn’t so easy. London tonight. Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank.

Over 1000 of you have donated to our Shark Fundraiser in the past three days, collectively raising over €52k to protect the sharks! We still have a long way to go to reach €120k by Jan 31st, please share: https://t.co/41r6lZuzNM #ExtinctionIsForever

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Sep 242016
 

Live


Gary Numan

Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth

24 September 2016


Just seen my hero the almighty Mr Gary Numan

Certainly one of the best gigs I have seen, he is a legend,

An all round good day after Portsmouth had a good win followed by a few beers.

Terrible support act though !

Set List

01. Replicas
02. Metal
03. Remind Me to Smile
04. Me! I Disconnect From You
05. Films
06. The Joy Circuit
07. You Are in My Vision
08. M.E.
09. I Dream of Wires
10. The Machman
11. Observer
12. I’m an Agent
13. Down in the Park
14. Tracks
15. We Are Glass
16. Are ‘Friends’ Electric?
17. Cars
18. I Die: You Die

Encore:

19. We Are So Fragile
20. My Shadow in Vain


Music   .   Gary Numan