Aug 202018
 

On This Day

20 August 2018


Births



1932

Anthony Ainley

(Died: 03 May 2004)

Aged 71
Anthony Ainley was an English actor best known for his work on British television and particularly for his role as the Master in Doctor Who. He was the fourth actor to play the role of the Master, and the first actor to portray the Master as a recurring role after the death of Roger Delgado in 1973.
1943

Sylvester McCoy

Age 75
Sylvester McCoy (born Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith) is a Scottish actor, best known for playing the seventh incarnation of the Doctor in the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who from 1987 to 1989—the final Doctor of the original run—and briefly returning in a television film in 1996.
1946

Ralf Hutter

Age 72
Ralf Hütter is a German musician best known as the lead singer, keyboardist, founding member and leader of Kraftwerk. Since the departure of Florian Schneider in 2008, he is the band's sole remaining founding member.
1948

John Noble

Age 70
John Noble is an Australian actor and theatre director of more than 80 plays. He is best known for his roles as Dr. Walter Bishop in the American Fox science fiction television series Fringe, and Henry Parrish in the Fox action-horror series Sleepy Hollow. His most high-profile film role was as Denethor in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He also provided the voice of the DC Comics supervillain Scarecrow in the 2015 video game Batman: Arkham Knight, where his character served as the main antagonist. In 2015, he joined the main cast of the television series Elementary as Sherlock Holmes's father. He was also cast as a doctor in the Australian TV series All Saints
1962

James Marsters

Age 56
James Wesley Marsters is an American actor and musician. Marsters first came to the attention of the general public playing the popular character Spike in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off series, Angel. Since then, he has gone on to play other science fiction roles, such as the alien supervillain Brainiac on the series Smallville, the time traveller Captain John Hart in British science-fiction show Torchwood, and terrorist Barnabas Greeley in Syfy's Caprica. Marsters appeared in a supporting role in the 2007 movie P.S. I Love You. He appeared as a recurring character in the first season of the revival of Hawaii Five-0. Marsters also plays Victor Stien in the 2017 Hulu adaptation of Marvel Comics Runaways.
1962

Sophie Aldred

Age 56
Sophie Aldred is an English actress and television presenter. She portrayed the Doctor's companion Ace in the television series Doctor Who during the late 1980s
1971

Steve Stone

Age 47
Steven Brian Stone is an English former footballer who played as a winger. He was part of the coaching staff at Newcastle United from July 2010 to June 2015.

Stone played 80 times for Portsmouth scoring 10 goals between 2002 – 2005
1974

Amy Adams

Age 44
Amy Lou Adams is an American actress. The 2007 musical Enchanted, in which she played a cheerful Disney Princess, was Adams' first major success. She followed it by playing naive, optimistic women in a series of films, including the 2008 drama Doubt. She subsequently played to positive reviews in the sports film The Fighter (2010), and the psychological drama The Master (2012). In 2013 she began portraying Lois Lane in superhero films set in the DC Extended Universe. She won two consecutive Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for playing a seductive con artist in the crime film American Hustle (2013) and the troubled painter Margaret Keane in the biopic Big Eyes (2014).
1995

Liana Liberato

Age 23
Liana Daine Liberato is an American television and film actress. She played the younger version of the female lead in the 2014 film The Best of Me and starred in the 2010 films, Trust and The Last Sin Eater.


On This Day

Jul 172018
 

On This Day

17 July 2018


Births



1935

Donald Sutherland

Age 83
Donald McNichol SutherlandOC is a Canadian actor whose film career spans more than five decades.

Sutherland rose to fame after starring in a series of successful films including The Dirty Dozen (1967), M*A*S*H (1970), Kelly's Heroes (1970), Klute (1971), Don't Look Now (1973), Fellini's Casanova (1976), 1900 (1976), Animal House (1978), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Ordinary People (1980) and Eye of the Needle (1981). He subsequently established himself as one of the most respected, prolific and versatile character actors of Canada.
1940

Tim Brooke-Taylor

Age 78
Timothy Julian Brooke-Taylor OBE is an English comic actor. He became wider known to the public for his work on BBC Radio with I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again, he moved into television with At Last the 1948 Show working together with old Cambridge friends John Cleese and Graham Chapman. He is most well known as a member of The Goodies, starring in the television series throughout the 1970s and picking up international recognition in Australia and New Zealand. He has also appeared as an actor in various sitcoms, and has been a panellist on I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue for over 40 years.
1947

Wolfgang Flur

Age 71
Wolfgang Flür is a German musician, formerly a member of the electronic group Kraftwerk from 1973 to 1987, playing electronic percussion. Flür claims that he also invented the group's electric drums used throughout the 1970s. However, patent records dispute this citing Florian Schneider and Ralf Hütter as the creators.
1975

Konnie Huq

Age 43
Kanak Asha "Konnie" Huq is a British television presenter and writer. She was the longest-serving female presenter of Blue Peter, having presented it from 1 December 1997 until 23 January 2008. She presented the 2010 series of The Xtra Factor on ITV2.0


On This Day

May 312018
 

On This Day


Births



1952

Karl Bartos

Age 66
Karl Bartos is a German musician and composer.

He was originally recruited to play on Kraftwerk's US "Autobahn" tour. In addition to his percussion playing, Bartos was credited with songwriting on the Man-MachineComputer World, and Electric Café albums and sang one lead vocal on the latter.
1977

Eric Christian Olsen

Age 41
Eric Christian Olsen is an American actor. He is known for his portrayals of Detective Marty Deeks on the CBS television series NCIS: Los Angeles, and of Austin in the film Not Another Teen Movie.


On This Day

May 032018
 

On This Day

03 May 2018


Births



1940

Conny Plank

(Died: 18 Dec 1987)

Aged 47
Konrad "Conny" Plank was a West German record producer and musician. He was born in Hütschenhausen. His creativity as a sound engineer and producer helped to shape many innovative recordings of postwar European popular music, covering a wide range of genres including progressive, avant-garde, electronic music and krautrock. His immense catalogue of work has greatly influenced modern studio production and engineering techniques.
1965

Rob Brydon

Age 53
Robert Brydon JonesMBE, known professionally as Rob Brydon, is a Welsh actor, comedian, radio and television presenter, singer, and impressionist. He played Dr Paul Hamilton in the Australian/British comedy series Supernova, Bryn West in the sitcom Gavin & Stacey and Keith Barret in the BBC comedy series Marion and Geoff and its spin-off The Keith Barret Show.
1975

Christine Hendricks

Age 43
Christina Rene Hendricks is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Joan Holloway on the AMC television series Mad Men (2007–2015), which earned her six Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.


Deaths



2004

Anthony Ainley

(Born: 20 Aug 1932)

Died Aged 71
Anthony Ainley was an English actor best known for his work on British television and particularly for his role as the Master in Doctor Who. He was the fourth actor to play the role of the Master, and the first actor to portray the Master as a recurring role after the death of Roger Delgado in 1973.


On This Day

Apr 072018
 

On This Day

07 April 2018


Births



1947

Florian Schneider

Age 71
Florian Schneider-Esleben is a German musician best known as one of the founding members of the electronic music group Kraftwerk, taking his role with the band until his departure in November 2008.
1993

Cristine Prosperi

Age 25

 
Cristine Prosperi is a Canadian actress. She is known for portraying Imogen Moreno on Degrassi, Tiara Turner on the Family Channel series Really Me, and Mikayla in the TeenNick series Open Heart.


On This Day

Cristine Prosperi


Jun 172017
 

Live


Kraftwerk

Colston Hall, Bristol

17 June 2017


Not seen Kraftwerk since the Computer World tour of 1982

Tickets sold out very quick but we managed to get in at Bristol on an absolutely glorious day. Plenty of drink before hand, a necessity as we were going dressed up in traditional red shirt and ties.

Kraftwerk did not disappoint, never sure how much they actually play live but that’s not the point. It’s the total visual and sound experience of one of musics great pioneers that counts.

Setlist

01. Numbers
02. Computer World
03. It’s More Fun to Compute
04. Computer Love
05. The Man-Machine
06. Spacelab
07. The Model
08. Neon Lights
09. Autobahn
10. Airwaves
11. Intermission / News
12. Geiger Counter / Radioactivity
13. Electric Cafe
14. Tour De France / Prologue / Etape 1 / Chrono / Etape 2
15. Trans Europe Express / Metal on Metal / Abzug

Encore:

16. The Robots

Encore 2:

17. Aerodynamik
18. Planet of Visions
19. Boing Boom Tschak / Techno Pop / Music Non Stop


Kraftwerk