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Smokey Robinson, born this day in 1940




Tears-Clown

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Tears of a Clown





On this day in 1972, Harry Nilsson started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with his version of the Badfinger song 'Without You'




Without You


Nillson – Without You







On this day in 1977, Leo Sayer had his only UK No.1 single with the Albert Hammond and Carole Bayer Sager song 'When I Need You'




Need You

Leo Sayer – When I Need You





‘Magdalene Laundries’ was a giant laundry business run by Nuns (Sisters of Mercy) who forced young women into these asylums, torturing and using them for free labor. Held against their will, the girls were degraded, and manipulated into believing they had to be washed of their ‘sins’ for being “fallen women”. That is, for getting pregnant before marriage (including victims of rape), for being “too pretty” and “tempting to men”, mentally disabled, or if a girl was outspoken, strong-willed, or otherwise non-conforming.

The innocent ladies were forced to work endlessly without compensation, starved, and physically abused, denied of their rights and freedom. They also endured a daily regime that included long periods of prayer and enforced silence. An estimated 30,000 women passed through Ireland's laundries and the last asylum in Ireland closed on September 25, 1996. To-date, the “Sisters of Mercy” deny the abuse they have caused, but claim that the documents of many inmates have burned in “accidental” fires. The Irish government has done nothing about this. In fact, to-date the government claims the ladies were here “willingly”. Survivor testimonies prove otherwise.



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Joni Mitchell – The Magdalene Laundries





Gene Pitney, born on this day, 1941




24-Hours


Gene Pitney – 24 Hours From Tulsa










Peter Gabriel, born this day in 1950




Games

Peter Gabriel – Games Without Frontiers




Sledgehammer

Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer




Michael McDonald, born on this day, 1952




Minute By Minute

Doobie Brothers – Minute By Minute




Fool

Doobie Brothers – What A Fool Believes




Long-Train

Doobie Brothers – Long Train Runnin’



Listen-To

Doobie Brothers – Listen To The Music






On this day in 2012, Whitney Houston was found dead in suite 434 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, submerged in the bathtub. Beverly Hills paramedics arrived at approximately 3:30 p.m. and found the singer unresponsive and performed CPR. Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. Local police said there were "no obvious signs of criminal intent." It was later ruled by the coroner to have been an "accidental drowning"




Dance-With

Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody



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