The songwriter, singer and political activist Bob Geldof is celebrating his birthday today.
Geldof has had a number of huge achievements and successes in his life of 64 years so far for instance his Live Aid success in 1985 which was an enormous concert held in Wembley Stadium – London. Live Aid featured performers such as Status Quo, Adam Ant, Spandau Ballet, U2, Dire Straits and Queen.
Queen were a huge hit at Live Aid performing a selection of some of their greatest hits like ‘Radio Gaga’, ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’, ‘Hammer To Fall’, ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘We Are The Champions’ and their all-time famous hit which is of course ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.
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The X Factor has now announced their Live Tour dates for Manchester in 2017. The shows will take place on March 4th 2017 at Manchester Arena with one being the matinee. Tickets will be on sale on this Friday October 7th.
The 2017 Live Tour will feature acts from the current line up on the shows at the moment. However we of course do not know which acts these will be as of yet! The acts may feature artists from Sharon Osbourne – Over 25s, Simon Cowell – Girls, Louis Walsh – Groups and Nicole Sherzinger – Boys.
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On Sunday October 16th there will be a Grand Organ Gala taking place at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. This will include outstanding works such as Handel’s ‘Zadok the Priest’ and ‘The Hallelujah Chorus’, Strauss’s ‘Sunrise’ from ‘Also sprach Zarathustra’, Mascagni’s ‘Intermezzo’ from ‘Cavalleria rusticana’ and Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No.3 ‘Organ’.
These excellent pieces will include the Manchester Chorale and Fanfare Trumpeters of The Band of The King’s Division with Darius Battiwalla on Organ and Hilary Davan Wetton conducting.
The Bridgewater quotes ‘Celebrate the power and majesty of the King of Instruments featuring the magnificent ‘Organ Symphony’ by Saint-Saëns.’
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Robbie Williams’s (42) daughter Teddy apparently doesn’t care about his singing career! The girl of 4 years old has been known to sit on her father’s lap as he shows her videos from his Knebworth concert with 135,000 in a sea of complete awe and emotion and quite simply says ‘Can I have some cake?’
Teddy shows no interest in Robbie’s performances even when a sea of people is seen. Williams has stated that the ‘Embarrassment is yet to come!’
Williams has had an amazing career starting out as a young and energetic member of the ever popular Take That. He later on progressed into his own solo career releasing complete chart toppers such as ‘Angels’, ‘Rock DJ’ and ‘Let Me Entertain You’.
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The RNCM (Royal Northern College of Music) Popular Music Department have awarded Pete Waterman with a fellowship for his contribution to pop.
The fellowship has been awarded due to his great success in selling over 500 million records and also secured over 100 UK top 40 hits.
Waterman nurtured the likes of Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan, Rick Astley and Mel and Kim turning these names into well-known artists which we still love to listen to today.
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