Category Archives: On This Day

Rocked Around the Clock

Tweet In 1955 on this day Decca Records (remember them?) announced that Billey Hailey had sold More than 3 million records, in just 13 months. These days, when new sensation follows new sensation, it would be unusual for the sale of a single to continue for so long, or to sell so many copies.  Formats […]

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High Heels, Legwarmers, Bikini Pants – Yes Its Prince.

Tweet On this day in 1984 the person that used to like to be known as an artist who once had a name before going a bit strange released a successful album.  Purple Rain was the first album that acknowledged the band and called them the Revolution and supported the film. Why the band was […]

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EC beats Kiss hands down

Tweet EC sold 100 of his guitars to raise money for his drug rehab clinic on this day in 1999.  He raised almost $5,000,000 Kiss sold off some of their memorabilia on this day a year later in 2000.  They raised $876,000. (first day of a 2 day sale). I am no fan of EC […]

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So Rock and Roll Alice!

Tweet I once read an interview with Iggy Pop in which he claimed that he invented diving into the audience at rock concerts and then surfing the crowd.  The thing is, the first time he tried it (in the heat of the moment all adrenalin and stuff) the crowd moved away so that he did […]

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On this day – Sex Pistols’ God Save the Queen released in the UK

Tweet 1977, The Sex Pistols released a song to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (God bless her, guv – Some Americans seem to think we all talk like Dick Van Dyke, for some reason). Apparently, the establishment did not get the reference within the song. “God save the queen, She […]

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ON This Day – Brittain Needs A Fascist Dictator! David Bowie

Tweet On this day in 1976 Bowie gave an interview in which he said that Britain would benefit from having a dictator and that he would be good at it. He also said that Hitler was the first rock star and that Hitler drew more fans than Jagger. Then there were the stories about his […]

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On This Day – Ladies and Gentlemen, I Give You The Nerk Twins!

Tweet On this day in 1960 The Nerk Twins played a couple of gigs at the Fox and Hounds in Caversham.  As these were the only bookings fulfilled by the Nerk Twins that in itself would merit an ‘On This Day’ mention,  the more so that the location was the world famous Fox and Hounds. […]

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On This Day – One Hit, No Wonder Laurie!

Tweet On this day in 1958 Laurie London hit the number one spot in the USA with “He’s Got The Whole World n His Hands”. It was the one and only time he troubled the top 100 in the states, or any else, much – although he might have been quite big in Germany…. Laurie […]

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On This Day – Ashes to Ashes Jerry Garcia

Tweet On this day in 1996 some of Jerry Garcia’s ashes were scattered into the bay by the Golden Gate Bridges, San Francisco. The rest had been scattered into the Ganges river at Rishikesh on 4th April (Rishikesh being a holy place for hindus at the foot of the Himalayas and where the Ganges leaves […]

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On This Day – The Stones, Decadent and Awful!

Tweet On this day in 1976 the Rolling Stones played 2 concerts in the Palace of Culture and Science building in Warsaw, Poland as part of their European tour. It was the first time the Stones had played behind the Iron Curtain. It was also the last tour that included Brian Jones. The tickets were handed […]

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