Simon Mayo

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Simon Mayo (1958-)

Simon Mayo (born September 21, 1958) is an English radio presenter and author who has worked for BBC Radio since 1981.

  • BBC Radio Nottingham (1981-1986)
  • BBC Radio 1 (1986-2001)
    • Breakfast Show (1988-1993)

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King Creole by Elvis Presley at No 1 in the UK Albums Chart for seven weeks

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King Creole (1958) by Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley‘s second soundtrack album, King Creole went to No 1 for seven consecutive weeks from chart date September 20, 1958.

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King Creole by Elvis Presley

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King Creole (1958) by Elvis Presley

King Creole is the second soundtrack album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, issued by RCA Victor, in mono on September 19, 1958, recorded in four days at Radio Recorders in Hollywood. It contains songs written and recorded expressly for the 1958 film of the same name starring Presley, and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart. It followed the film’s release by over ten weeks. It was certified Gold on July 15, 1999 by the Recording Industry Association of America.

The album was No 1 for seven consecutive weeks from chart date September 20, 1958.

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Lita Ford

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Lita Ford (1958-), performing in 2012

Lita Ford (born September 19, 1958) is an English-born American rock guitarist, vocalist and songwriter who was the lead guitarist for the Runaways in the late 1970s before embarking on a solo career in the 1980s.

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September 18, 1958: Actress & former glamour model, Linda Lusardi born

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Linda Lusardi (1958-), pictured in 2005

Linda Lusardi is an English actress, television presenter and former glamour model.

In 1976, she began her modelling career in The Sun at the age of 18. She has appeared in Doctor Who spin-off The Zero Imperative (1994) and was magician Wayne Dobson‘s assistant for two series of A Kind of Magic (1990-1991) on ITV.

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September 16, 1958: Welsh footballer Neville Southall born

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Neville Southall (1958-), pictured in 2007

Neville Southall MBE is a Welsh former international footballer. He has been described as one of the best goalkeepers of his generation and won the FWA Footballer of the Year award in 1985.

He joined Bury from Winsford United for a £6,000 fee in 1980, and turned professional in his early 20s after a number of years as a semi-professional and amateur player. During his teenage years he worked as a binman, waiter and hod carrier. He moved on to Everton for £150,000 in 1981 and established himself as the club’s first-choice goalkeeper by the 1983–84 season. He went on to make a club record 578 appearances in the Football League and Premier League (750 in all competitions); his honours with the club consist of a European Cup Winners’ Cup medal in 1985, a First Division championship medal in 1984–85 and 1986–87, an FA Cup winners medal in 1984 and 1995, and an FA Charity Shield winners medal in 1984, 1985, and 1995. He also played in the 1985 and 1989 FA Cup finals, the League Cup final in 1984, and helped Everton to a second place in the league in 1985–86. After leaving Everton in 1998, he became Torquay United’s regular goalkeeper for two years. He also made a handful of appearances for numerous other clubs.

He played internationally for Wales, winning a record 92 caps between 1982 and 1998, though he did not feature in any major international competitions. As an individual, he was named on the PFA Team of the Year four consecutive times, and was listed as one of the world’s top ten goalkeepers by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics on four occasions. He is a member of the Gwladys Street’s Hall of Fame. He has been named as one of the 100 ‘Greatest Players of the 20th Century’ by World Soccer magazine. In the 1996 Birthday Honours, he was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his services to football.

Since his retirement as a player, Southall has briefly managed Dover Athletic, Hastings United and Margate, and has coached at numerous clubs as well as the Welsh national youth teams. He has also worked extensively with disadvantaged children, and set up his own educational consultancy.

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September 15, 1958: The Adventures of William Tell are told on ITV

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The Adventures of William Tell (1958-1959), title card

The Adventures of William Tell is a British swashbuckler adventure series, first broadcast on the ITV network, and produced by ITC Entertainment. William Tell is a folk hero of Switzerland. His legend is recorded in a late 15th-century Swiss illustrated chronicle.

The outdoor scenes were filmed around the mountains and lakes of Snowdonia in the UK. The film base and make-up were at a small farm in Cwm-Y-Glo in Snowdonia. This is beside Llyn Padarn, a lake which can be seen in many shots (as can cars on the A4086 road on the opposite side of the lake!).

The series’ star, Conrad Phillips, had an accident during filming which led to his retirement from acting. He was asked to keep stepping back until he stepped off a 12-foot drop, injuring his knee. Phillips wore support bandages during filming but sometimes forgot, causing him to struggle with some action scenes.

The series featured a long-remembered theme song, with music based on the William Tell Overture by Gioachino Rossini. For the show, the song lyrics were by Harold Purcell and were sung by David Whitfield.

Notable Cast & Crew

  • Conrad Phillips, William Tell
  • Willoughby Goddard, “Landburgher Gessler”
  • Nigel Green as “The Bear”

Guest actors appearing included Wilfred Brambell, Michael Caine, Roger Delgado, Frazer Hines, Sid James, Christopher Lee, Warren Mitchell, Donald Pleasance, Robert Shaw, Patrick Troughton, and Deborah and Jack Watling.

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