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ON This Day – Lennon Apologises

Tweet On This day in 1966 Lennon apologized for saying that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus, not that he did. The original quote was “Christianity will go, it will shrink and vanish – we’re more popular than Jesus now. I don’t know which will go first, rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity.” What he […]

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On This Day – Lennon Gets a Green Card

Tweet On this day in 1976 John Lennon got his green card that would allow him to settle in the USA after a long drawn out court battle. The background to this story lies in Lennon’s left wing activism and the US government’s paranoia. Lennon supported various left wing causes;  He was anti Vietnam War, […]

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On This Day – Hell Hath No Fury.

Tweet On this day in 1966, The Philippine police pulled their security of the the Fab Four (those impish mop tops so beloved of my mother….) Their crime? They forgot to go and see Imelda Marcos’ collection of shoes. It would seem that when they arrives in the Philippines they were sent an invitation to […]

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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 – “The Beatles Played at My Wedding, Honest!

Tweet We all go to local gigs where the band is a group of friends who have just got together for a bit of fun.  I am sure that like me you have been to weddings where the band is just making its way in the world.  Sometimes the bands are good, moderate, or even […]

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On This Day – I’m Not Dead, Honest.

Tweet On this day in 1969 Paul McCartney said officially that he was not dead, unless the statement was issued by William Campbell after the surgery. There had been persistent rumours that Paul had died in a car accident and that he had been replaced with a look-a-like called William Campbell. The story begins on […]

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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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On This Day 15 September 1964 – Beatles’ Halted, To Protect The Fans!

Tweet On this day in 1964 The Beatles were playing a show at The Cleveland Public Hall in Ohio.  Things were going swimmingly, The band was playing well and no one could hear a thing because of the young girls screaming.  Just a normal performance really, when the show was stopped for health and safety […]

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Pretty Things, Dick Taylor, Still pretty Good!

Tweet I saw the Pretty Things on Saturday.  It was the first time in more than 40 years.  I was expecting to be disappointed. I was not. Dick Taylor was a founding member of the Rolling Stones, pushed out to make way for Brian Jones.  He was always a great guitarist.  We tend to forget […]

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