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Arrivals – 29 October

Tweet Born on this day were the following, anymore? 1944 Denny Laine (Moody Blues/Wings) 1946 Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac) 1954 Stephen Luscombe (Blancmange) 1955 Roger O’Donnell (The Cure) 1961 Randy Jackson (Jacksons) 1962 Einar Orn Benediktsson (The Sugarcubes) 1965 Pete Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) Share on Facebook

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On This Day – John Lennon Born

Tweet John Winston Lennon joined this world today in 1940. As part of the Beatles he helped shape modern music writing some iconic songs. He worked for peace and against the Vietnam War. He was threatened with deportation from the USA by the Nixon administration, investigated by the FBI. He was murdered on 8th December […]

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Born on This day – Tina Weymouth

Tweet Yes Tina ‘The Burp’ from Talking Heads was born on this day in 1950 (does not seem possible that she is older than me…..). A fine bass player who always exhibited the typical burp that many bass players display as they play.  She has produced the Happy Mondays, worked with The Gorillaz and others.  […]

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Arrivals 31 October

Tweet Born on this day, anymore? 1937 Tom Paxton (US folk singer) 1944 Kinky Freidman (country singer/bandleader) 1961 Larry Mullen (U2) 1963 Johnny Marr (Smiths) 1965 Annabella Luin (Bow Wow Wow) 1966 Ad Rock (Adam Horowitze – Beastie Boys) 1968 Alistair McErlaine (Texas) 1970 Linn Berggren (Ace Of Base) Share on Facebook

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Arrivals – 30 October

Tweet Born on this day, anymore? 1937 Frank Ifield (I Remember You) 1939 Eddie Holland (Holland-Dozier-Holland) 1939 Grace Slick 1945 Henry Winkler (‘The Fonz’) 1947 Tim Schmit (Poco) 1960 Byron Burke (Ten City) 1967 Gavin Rossdale (Bush) Share on Facebook

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Arrival on This Day – Helen Shapiro

Tweet Helen Shapiro was born on this day in 1946. Helen was a very popular young singer in the early 60s (she was only 14 when she had her first number one in the UK). The Beatles’ first UK tour was as a support act for her. When she was 14 she had her first […]

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Born Today

Tweet Madeline Bell (Excellent singer) Blair Thornton (Bachman Turner Overated) Phil Stutt (Self opinionated oaf) Share on Facebook

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On This Day – Sonny Boy Arrives, For The First Time

Tweet On this day in 1914 Sonny Boy Williamson was born. Sonny Boy was a hugely influential blues harmonica player. Arguably all the present blues harmonica players have been influenced to a greater or lesser extent. None more so than Sonny Boy Williamson. In fact Sonny Boy Williamson was so influential that Sonny Boy Williamson […]

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On This Day – A Squid Eats Down Into a Polyethelene Bag

Tweet Yes, that’s right the Maskara Snake, on this day in 1941 the world of music saw the birth of a stone cold genius. The ZigZag Wanderer himself, Don Van Vliet, made his appearance in Glendale California. The old fart was playing and the mothership was flying when, 28, years later the best album ever […]

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On This Day – The Great Slim Harpo

Tweet On this day in 1924 one of the best blues performers ever was born. Slim Harpo was born James Moore in Lobdel, Louisiana and was the eldest in an orphaned family.  He worked as a longshoreman and builder during the 30s.  He began performing in Baton Rouge as Harmonica Slim.  Later he backed his […]

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