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14th May - George Michael, Talking Heads and Gwen Stefani

  • By Effy
  • 14 May 2011

 

 

1998

George Michael, singer/song writer and amature car crash enthusiast, was fined £500 after being convicted of a "lewd act" in a Los Angeles lavatory. The same “lewd act” that inspired 1998 hit ‘Outside’, which saw Michael singing about getting frisky in the alfresco and dancing alongside disco-ed up urinals. It’s clear to see that he took the entire episode very seriously then. The Los Angeles court also ordered him to undergo psychological counselling and carry out 80 hours community service. 

 

1952

Born on this day –

David Byrne, guitar and vocals of Talking Heads. The God farther of alternative punk and Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe winner AND inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Famewas brought into the world in sunny Scotland 59 years ago today. He was the founder and original songwriter of ‘Talking Heads’ and since them splitting in 1991 he has continued to released his own solo recordings and worked with various different  media including film, photography, opera, and non-fiction.

 

2005

No.1 in the charts –

Gwen Stefani, “Hollaback Girl”

 

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