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The xx win Mercury Prize; ELO member killed by hay bale; Mark David Chapman denied parole

By David Malitz

- It's about time to stop calling The xx upstarts now that the young British group has taken home the Mercury Prize for its self-titled debut album. The band defeated the likes of Paul Weller, Mumford & Sons, Corinne Bailey Rae, Laura Marling and Dizzee Rascal to take home the coveted award. If only we cared more.

- Cellist Mike Edwards of ELO was killed when a giant, 300 kg hay bale that landed on the front of his van.

- John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, was denied parole for the sixth time.

By David Malitz  |  September 8, 2010; 8:25 AM ET
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: ELO, The xx  
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