Lance Corporal James Ashworth, of 1st Battalion The Grenadier Guards, who died protecting his fellow soldiers has been awarded The Victoria Cross, the country’s highest award for bravery in the face of enemy attack.
Tony Blair, The former Prime Minister of the UK is earning an estimated £5 million per year from private business ventures connected to his role in the wars in the Middle East - particularly the invasion and conquest of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Tony Blair is not fit to lace that young man’s boots
On this day in 1981, Jamaican singer-songwriter Bob Marley died of lung cancer and a brain tumour aged 36. Had the 1981 single ‘No Woman No Cry’, plus over ten other UK Top 40 singles. In 1990, the 6th February was proclaimed a national holiday in Jamaica to commemorate his birth. The compilation album, Legend, released in 1984, is the best-selling reggae album ever with sales of more than 20 million copies. Time magazine chose Bob Marley & The Wailers’ Exodus as the greatest album of the 20th century.
Bob Marley and The Wailers – Buffalo Soldier
Bob Marley – I Shot The Sheriff
Bob Marley – Three Little Birds
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Get Up Stand Up
Bob Marley and The Wailers – One Love
On this day in 1999, American singer, songwriter poet, cartoonist, screenwriter, and author of children’s books Shel Silverstein died of a heart attack aged 57. Wrote, ‘A Boy Named Sue’ for Johnny Cash (which Silverstein won a Grammy for in 1970) and many songs for Dr Hook including ‘Sylvia’s Mother’ and ‘The Cover of the Rolling Stone.’