Oct 102018
 

On This Day

10 October 2018


Births



1923

Nicholas Parsons

Age 95
Christopher Nicholas Parsons CBE is an English radio and television presenter and actor. Still active in his 90s, Parsons' long career in television, radio and theatre has made him a household name and he has been described as "the ultimate quiz show host" because of his "geniality, clarity of diction and the speed with which he rattled through questions".
1953

Midge Ure

Age 65
James "MidgeUre OBE is a Scottish musician, singer-songwriter and producer. His stage name, Midge, is a phonetic reversal of Jim, the diminutive form of his given name. Ure enjoyed particular success in the 1970s and '80s in bands including SlikThin LizzyRich Kids and Visage, and most notably as frontman of Ultravox. In 1984, Ure co-wrote and produced the charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?", which has sold 3.7 million copies in the UK.
1959

Vince Hilaire

Age 59
Vincent Mark Hilaire is a retired professional footballer who played in the Football League for Crystal PalaceLuton TownPortsmouthLeeds UnitedStoke City and Exeter City.

Hilaire played 174 times for Portsmouth scoring 27 goals between 1984 – 1988
1963

Jim Glennie

Age 55
James Patrick Glennie is the bassist for and namesake of English rock band, James. Glennie is the band's longest-serving member, having been there from the first line-up through to the present.
1970

Dean Kiely

Age 48
Dean Laurence Kiely is a former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He is the goalkeeping coach at Premier League club Crystal Palace. He won eleven caps for the Republic of Ireland as a player. Kiely has previously worked as the goalkeeping coach at West Bromwich Albion and Norwich City.

Kiely played 17 times for Portsmouth in 2006
1988

Rose McIver

Age 30

    
Frances Rose McIver is a New Zealand actress. Her mainstream feature film debut came in 2009's The Lovely Bones; other works include the films Predicament and Blinder; as well as guest appearances in New Zealand-based shows Xena: Warrior PrincessHercules: The Legendary Journeys, and Legend of the Seeker. McIver was a series regular on Power Rangers RPM, and she had recurring roles in both Showtime's Masters of Sex and on ABC's Once Upon a Time. She is the lead in The CW's iZombie as medical examiner Olivia "Liv" Moore.
1989

Aimee Teegarden

Age 29

  
Aimee Richelle Teegarden is an American actress, model, and producer. She starred as Julie Taylor in the NBC drama Friday Night Lights (2006–2011). In 2014, she starred as Emery Whitehill in The CW's short-lived science fiction romantic drama Star-Crossed.
1992

Gabrielle Aplin

Age 26

 
Gabrielle Ann Aplin is an English singer-songwriter. Aplin came to public attention after she gained a large online following by posting acoustic covers of songs on her YouTube channel.


On This Day

Rose McIver   .   Aimee Teegarden   .   Gabrielle Aplin

Vince Hilaire   .   Dean Kiely


Jul 242018
 

On This Day

24 July 2018


Births



1957

Larry Gott

Age 61
James Lawrence "Larry" Gott is an English musician, primarily of the Mancunian band, James. He is also a designer.
1976

Laura Fraser

Age 42
Laura Fraser is a Scottish actress. She is best known for portraying Door in the urban fantasy series Neverwhere, Kate in the film A Knight's Tale, Cat MacKenzie in the drama series Lip Service and Lydia Rodarte-Quayle in the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad and its spin-off Better Call Saul.
1981

Summer Glau

Age 37

  
Summer Lyn Glau is an American actress best known for her roles in science fiction and fantasy television series; as River Tam in Firefly (2002) and its continuation film Serenity (2005), as Tess Doerner in The 4400 (2005–2007), as Cameron / Allison Young in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008–2009), as Bennett Halverson in Dollhouse (2009–2010), as Skylar Adams in Alphas (2011–2012) and as Isabel Rochev / Ravager in Arrow (2013–2014).
1991

Emily Bett Rickards

Age 27
Emily Bett Rickards is a Canadian actress, known for portraying Felicity Smoak on The CW television series Arrow as well as its spinoff series The FlashVixenLegends of Tomorrow and related show Supergirl.


On This Day   .   Summer Glau

Jun 282018
 

On This Day

28 June  2018


Births



1926

Mel Brooks

Age 92
Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky) is an American actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, and composer. He is known as a creator of broad film farces and comic parodies. Brooks began his career as a comic and a writer for the early TV variety show Your Show of Shows. He created, with Buck Henry, the hit television comedy series Get Smart, which ran from 1965 to 1970.
1951

Lalla Ward

Age 67
Lalla Ward (born Sarah Jill Ward) is an English actress and author. She is known for her role as Romana in the BBC television series Doctor Who.
1965

Saul Davies

Age 53
Saul Davies is a British musician best known as a member of the rock band James. Davies is a multi-instrumentalist whose primary instruments are the violin, guitar and percussion.
1976

Camille Guaty

Age 42
Camille Guaty is an American film and television actress. She is known for her role as Daisy in Gotta Kick It Up! (2002), for playing Maricruz Delgado, Sucre's girlfriend, in Prison Break (2005–07) and as Walter O'Brien's sister, Megan, a recurring role on the CBS series Scorpion (2014–15).
1979

Felicia Day

Age 39
Kathryn Felicia Day is an American actress, singer, writer, and web series creator. She is best known as the creator, star, writer, and producer of the original web series The Guild (2007–2013), a show loosely based on her life as a gamer. She also wrote and starred in the Dragon Age web series Dragon Age: Redemption (2011). Day was a member of the board of directors of the International Academy of Web Television beginning December 2009 until the end of July 2012.
1986

Paul Jones

Age 32
Paul Jones is an English professional footballer who plays for Exeter City, on loan from Norwich City, as a goalkeeper.

Jones played 64 times for Portsmouth between 2014 – 2016
1991

Tom Naylor

Age 27
Thomas Keith Naylor is an English professional footballer who plays for Portsmouth.


On This Day

Feb 042018
 

On This Day


Births



1940

George A. Romero

(Died: 16 Jul 2017)

Age 77
George Andrew Romero was an American-Canadian filmmaker, writer and editor, best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about an imagined zombie apocalypse, beginning with Night of the Living Dead (1968), which is often considered a progenitor of the fictional zombie of modern culture. Other films in the series include Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead(1985). Aside from this series, his works include The Crazies (1973), Martin (1978), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988), The Dark Half (1993) and Bruiser (2000).
1953

Kitaro

Age 65
Kitarō (born Masanori Takahashi), is a Japanese recording artist, composer, record producer and arranger noted for his electronic-instrumental music, and is often associated and regarded as one of the most prominent musical acts of New-age music. He is the winner of a Grammy Award for Best New Age Album (Thinking of You (1999); with a record 16 nominations in the same category) and a Golden Globe Award for the Heaven & Earth (1993) original score.
1960

Tim Booth

Age 58
Timothy John Booth is an English singer, dancer and actor best known as the lead singer from the band James.
1962

John Gordon Sinclair

Age 56
John Gordon Sinclair is a Scottish actor most notable for playing Gregory in Gregory's Girl. He was born as Gordon John but took the stage name John Gordon Sinclair because Equity already had a Gordon John registered.
1975

Natalie Imbruglia

Age 43
Natalie Jane Imbruglia is an Australian singer-songwriter, model and actress, naturalised in the UK. In the early 1990s, she played Beth Brennan in the Australian soap opera Neighbours. Three years after leaving the programme, she began a singing career with her successful hit cover of Ednaswap's song "Torn".


Deaths



1984

Paul Gardiner

(Born: 01 May 1958)

Died Aged 25
Paul Mark Gardiner was a British musician who played bass guitar with Gary Numan and Tubeway Army, as well as creating material under his own name.


On This Day   .   James   .   Gary Numan

May 102016
 

Live


James

02 Academy, Bournemouth

10 May 2016


Another excellent concert from Tim Booth and the crew, have they ever done a bad gig?

Hadn’t listened to the new CD much prior to the concert so unfamiliar with some of the songs but the classics always enough to keep things kicking along although noticeably this time Laid was missed out along with Sit Down.

Also good to catch up with some of the old Autoliv crew in Paul Ryan, Lee Cornwell and Mark Stephen

Set List

01. She’s a Star
02. Dear John
03. Move Down South
04. Catapult
05. We’re Going to Miss You
06. Alvin
07. Surfer’s Song
08. Sometimes
09. Bitch
10. P.S.
11. Feet Of Clay
12. What For
13. Just Like Fred Astaire
14. Girl at the End of the World
15. Honest Joe
16. Sound
17. Attention

Encore:

18. Say Something
19. Moving On
20. Nothing But Love
21. Come Home