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On This Day – Don Banned!

Tweet (I LOVE things like this) On this day in 1954 Don Cornwell topped the UK singles chart with his song ‘Hold My Hand’. However, Auntie Beeb (the BBC) banned the song. The offence? the use of the words ‘Kingdom of Heaven’……. Banning music on this basis (or almost any other) makes my blood boil […]

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On This day – Epstein Signs

Tweet On this day in 1962 Brian Epstein (28 at the time) signed a management deal with the Beatles. John and Ringo were able to sign the contract as they were legally adults. Paul and George had to have theri dad’s sign on their behalf as they were still minors. In return for managing them […]

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On This Day – Jimi Hits London

Tweet On this day in 1966 Jimi Hendrix bplayed for the nfirst time in the UK. He got up on stage to jam with Cream while they were playing at the London Poly. The story is that Jimi’s playing scared the shit out of EC…………… Sadly is was 4 years to the day that Jimi […]

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On This Day – Daltrey Sacked, Burrell Hired.

Tweet On this day in 1965 Roger Daltrey thumped Keith Moon (an ambition for many who knew the ‘lovable’ Moon) and he was sacked from the Who! The band was ending an european tour playing 2 final concerts in Denmark. There was a band wide arguement and Daltrey popped Moon. Instead of thinking that Daltrey […]

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On This Day – Bessie Dies After Being Turned Away from Hospital.

Tweet On this day in 1937 Bessie Smith, the great blues singer was in a car that was involved in an accident. She had her left arm almost torn off in the accident. After a delay of 25 minutes (and another accident during which a car plowed in to the attending doctor’s car) Bessie was […]

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On This Day 26th September 1887- Thanks Emile

Tweet This day in 1887 was one of the great days of popular music. Emile Berliner who emigrated from Germany to the USA when he was 26 applied for a patent for his invention, the gramophone. This was the first machine to play discs and not the wax cylinders. He solved the problem of getting […]

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On This Day – John Bonham Found Dead

Tweet On this day in 1980 John Bonham was found dead at Jimmy Page’s house. Led Zep were practicing and preparing for another tour of the USA and JB had relaxed for the previous day. The relaxation took the form of 40 shots of vodka, inb 4 hours. Not surprisingly he lost conciousness. The drummer […]

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On This Day – The Byrds Play on Their Own Record!

Tweet On this day in 1965 The Byrds began recording “Turn! Turn! Turn!”. The main differenece between this recording and their first hit “Mr Tambourine Man” is that they all p[layed on the abysmal “Turn! Turn! Turn!”.  On their first single only Jim Guinn had played all the other instruments being played by session men.  […]

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On This day – Keith Moon

Tweet On this day in 1978 Keith Moon died. He overdosed on a drug called Heminevrin. Ironically this had been prescribed to help him over alcohol withdrawal symptoms. “Moon the Loon” joined The Who in 1964 after Doug Samden left and played on all their albums from “My Generation” (1865) to “Who Are You” released […]

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On This Day, The Beatles First Real Recording Session, Or Perhaps NOT…………..

Tweet On This Day,  4th September, 1962, the Beatles entered EMI Studios at Abbey Road for the group’s first proper recording session Or perhaps not, according to your perspective. They were there to record two songs for their debut single. The band was John, Paul, George, and Ringo – Ringo is the key to the […]

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