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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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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 – 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 – Lou Bitten

Tweet On this day in 1973 Lou Reed was playing in Buffalo, New York. A fan scrambled up on stage shouted “Leather!” and bit Lou on the Bum. OK, so it is not the most important ‘On This Day’ that I will ever write but I did miss Lou’s birthday (2nd March) and so will […]

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My 100 Essential Albums – 8 Disraeli Gears by Cream

Tweet My 100 Essential Albums – 8 Disraeli Gears by Cream Released in November 1967 this was Cream’s second album and regularly features in lists of the top 100 essential albums. After the blues influenced, softer Fresh Cream, their first album, Cream embarked on a different, heavier, path.  This is, perhaps, the prototype for later […]

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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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