Jun 222018
 

On This Day

22 June 2018


Births



1956

Derek Forbes

Age 62
Derek Forbes is a Scottish bassist, vocalist, and sometime guitarist, best known for his work with the Scottish band Simple Minds, which he joined in 1978. He recorded with them from their early demos until shortly after their 1985 hit, "Don't You (Forget About Me)".
1956

Tim Russ

Age 62
Timothy Darrell Russ is an American actor, film director, screenwriter, and musician. He is known for his roles as Lieutenant Commander Tuvok on Star Trek: Voyager, as Frank on Samantha Who?, and as Principal Franklin, a recurring character on the Nickelodeon live-action teen sitcom iCarly.
1958

Bruce Campbell

Age 60
Bruce Lorne Campbell is an American actor, producer, writer, comedian and director. One of his best-known roles is portraying Ash Williams in Sam Raimi's Evil Dead franchise, beginning with the 1978 short film Within the Woods. He has starred in many low-budget cult films such as Crimewave (1985), Maniac Cop (1988), Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1989), and Bubba Ho-Tep (2002).
1970

Michael Trucco

Age 48
Edward Michael Trucco is an American actor known for his role as Samuel T. Anders on the reimagined Battlestar Galactica and his recurring role as Nick Podarutti in How I Met Your Mother. Recently appearing on the Netflix series, Disjointed, as Tae Kwon Douglas.
1974

Donald Faison

Age 44
Donald Adeosun Faison is an American actor, comedian, and voice actor, best known for his leading role as Dr. Chris Turk in the ABC comedy-drama Scrubs (2001–2010), and a minor role as Murray in the film Clueless (1995) (subsequently reprised in the television series of the same name). He also starred as Phil Chase in the TV Land sitcom The Exes (2011–15).

Faison has also co-starred in the films Remember the Titans (2000), Uptown Girls (2003), Something New (2006), Next Day Air (2009), and Kick-Ass 2 (2013).
1980

Stephanie Jacobsen

Age 38
Stephanie Jacobsen (born Stephanie Chaves-Jacobsen) is a Hong Kong-born Australian actress.

Jacobsen had roles of in Battlestar Galactica: Razor and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
1991

Laina Morris

Age 27
Overly Attached Girlfriend, often abbreviated to OAG, is a fictional character and an Internet meme originating in a viral YouTube video published on June 6, 2012. The character was created by Laina Morris, better known mononymously as Laina. The video was a submission to a contest held by Justin Bieber who challenged fans to create a "Girlfriend" counterpart to his hit song "Boyfriend". The video, which satirized elements of the Bieber song that have been perceived as clingy, featured Morris staring at the camera with a fixed smile while singing about Facebook-stalking her boyfriend and other themes.


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May 292018
 

On This Day


Births



1960

Mel Gaynor

Age 58
Mel George Gaynor is an English musician. He is best known as the longtime drummer for the rock band Simple Minds.
1982

Anita Briem

Age 36
Anita Briem is an Icelandic actress. She is known for her role as Jane Seymour on The Tudors and her role as Hannah Ásgeirsdottir in Journey to the Center of the Earth.
1987

Alessandra Torresani

Age 31
Alessandra Torresani (born Alessandra Olivia Toreson) is an American actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Zoe Graystone in the science fiction television series Caprica and Claire in The Big Bang Theory. Prior to 2007, she was credited as Alessandra Toreson.
1987

Pearl Mackie

Age 31
Pearl Mackie is a British actress, dancer, and singer. She is best known for playing Bill Potts in the long-running television series Doctor Who. Mackie is a 2010 graduate of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Her first major TV role came in 2014, when she played Anne-Marie Frasier in BBC One soap opera Doctors.
1993

Maika Monroe

Age 25
Maika Monroe Buckley (born Dillon Monroe Buckley), better known as Maika Monroe, is an American actress and professional kiteboarder. She made her acting debut in At Any Price (2012) and appeared in the drama film Labor Day (2013). She became recognized as a "scream queen" after her performances in the critically acclaimed films The Guest (2014) and It Follows (2014). She also played Patricia Whitmore in Independence Day: Resurgence (2016).


On This Day

Apr 242018
 

News

Simple Minds


Official announcement

Simple Minds are delighted to announce that they will tour North America in September and October 2018, playing two full sets featuring iconic songs spanning their whole career and including tracks from the new album Walk Between Worlds!

24-Sep Sands Casino Bethlehem, PA
26-Sep Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, NJ
28-Sep M Telus Montreal, QC
29-Sep Budweiser Gardens London, ON
30-Sep Sony Centre Toronto, ON
02-Oct Beacon Theatre New York, NY
03-Oct Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA
05-Oct Tower Theater Upper Darby, PA
06-Oct 930 Club Washington, DC
08-Oct Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
09-Oct Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
11-Oct Hard Rock Cleveland, OH
13-Oct Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
14-Oct Fillmore Detroit, MI
15-Oct Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
18-Oct Paramount Theatre Denver, CO
20-Oct Grand Sierra Reno, NV
21-Oct Pearl Theater Las Vegas, NV
22-Oct Humphrey’s Concerts San Diego, CA
24-Oct Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, CA
25-Oct Masonic Auditorium San Francisco, CA
27-Oct Roseland Theatre Portland, OR
28-Oct Moore Theatre Seattle, WA
29-Oct Orpheum Vancouver, BC

Not a great fan of Jim Kerr himself but a big fan of early Simple Minds. Only two originals left now.

Hopefully the tour will come to the UK


Music 

Nov 272017
 

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history


Births


            


1959 – Charlie Burchill

Charles “Charlie” Burchill is a Scottish musician and composer, best known as the guitarist of Simple Minds. He was one of the founders of the group.

Age 58


1969 – Mark Kelly

Mark Kelly is a former professional footballer who played for Portsmouth and also won four caps for the Republic of Ireland.

Kelly played 56 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1988 – 1990

Age 48


1981 – Matt Taylor

Matthew Simon Taylor is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for League Two club Swindon Town. He has previously played for Luton Town, Portsmouth, Bolton Wanderers, West Ham United, Burnley and Northampton Town.

Taylor played 203 times for Portsmouth scoring 29 goals between 2002 – 2008

Age 36


1985 – Alison Pill

Alison Pill is a Canadian actress. A former child actress, Pill began her career at age twelve, appearing in numerous films and television series. She transitioned to adult roles and her breakthrough came with the television series The Book of Daniel (2006). That same year, she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in The Lieutenant of Inishmore (2006).

Pill had prominent roles in the films Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004), Plain Truth (2004), Milk (2008), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Midnight in Paris (2011), Zoom (2015), the television series In Treatment (2009), The Pillars of the Earth (2010), The Newsroom (2012–14) and American Horror Story: Cult (2017).

Age 32


Deaths



2013 – Lewis Collins

Born: 27 May 1946

Lewis Collins was an English film and theatre actor. His career defining role was playing the character of Bodie in the late 1970s – early 1980s British television series The Professionals.

Died Aged 67


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