HONOURS Elton John 2
MARCH 1ST - On this day in 1968 Elton John's first record "Ive been loving you" was released by Phillips records in England. Phillips, not realizing the potential of the soon to be pop star, released him in 1969, just prior to him teaming up with lyricist Bernie Taupin. Singer Elton John during the dress rehearsal for the Royal Gala Performance in aid of the Prince's Trust at the London Palladium. 30/12/97 receives a Knighthood in the New Year's Honours list.
Radio - Capital FM - Mike Smith - London
Capital Radio DJ Mike Smith with a group of competition winners, who will be joining him on a trip to Lapland. (l-r) Nicola Williams, 7, Helen Cavanagh, 10, Katherine Lack, 10, Alexander Sinclair, 8, Paul Bland (glasses), 8, and Terry Cacutt, 9, wrote fairy stories that will be made into a book and given as a gift to the Princess of Wales on the birth of her baby.
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Russell Harty to make his West End stage debut
Television personality, Russell Harty, who is to make his West End stage debut in the hit musical, "Side by Side by Sondheim" in place of Ned Sherrin at Wyndham's Theatre this evening, taps out a tune on the piano when he joined his co-stars at the theatre this afternoon. From left to right are: Russell harty, Ned Sherrin, David Kernan, Millicent Martin and Julia McKenzie.Ned Sherrin is unable to play tonight or tomorrow because he is directing the all-black musical "I Gotta Shoe" which opens at the Criterion Theatre.
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