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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, […]
Tweet On this day in 1985 Big Joe Turner died. Sadly, he is little remembered today but he had a huge influence on the growth of Rock and Roll. Born in 1911 Turner performed from 1920 until 1980. A Blues shouter he played with or on the same bill as many wonderful musicians such as […]
Tweet On this day in 1955 one of the all time rock classics was recorded by Carl Perkins at Sun Records in Memphis. It later went on to reach number 2 in the US and number 10 in the UK. It has been covered by loads of artists including Elvis (also a Sun Recording artist) […]
Tweet I should point out before I begin that I am not EC’s biggest fan – I have never forgiven him for 461 Ocean Bvd. Having got that off my chest I must say that I enjoyed this book. It is well written with lots of insights and honesty (as far as anyone can tell). […]
Tweet On this day in 1971 “Coz I Luv You” hit the number 1 spot in the UK. It was Slade’s first number one and was followed by another 5. Slade were a jobbing band in the West Midlands of the UK. After adopting a skinhead persona that was ill judged (skinheads had associations with […]
Tweet On this day in 1959 Johnny and The Moondogs played an audition for a talent show. Sadly they did not win. Why should we be bothered about a failed band? Simply because they later became The Silver Beetles, then The Silver Beats and eventually The Beatles. It seems that Lennon took names seriously as […]
Tweet On This Day in 1945 Vince Martel was born. He was the lead guitar player in a proto hard rock band Vanilla Fudge who recorded “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”. The Fudge, formed in 1966 by Mark Stein and Tim Bogert were originally called The Pigeons. (There must be a series of posts about […]
Tweet So all rumours and pre-announcement leaks were true. The Stone Roses are back together, or will be in 2012 for 2 gigs in Manchester (where else?) and then a world tour. There will even be some new songs and, perhaps, a new album. The gigs will take place at Heaton Park in Manchester on […]
Tweet No other reason for posting this than I played the album version (Murder Stories 1996) and I remembered this live versio. Anyway, who needs an excuse to play NC? Share on Facebook
Tweet There is a letter going to be actioned that shows that The Beatles were looking for a drummer who would have replaced Pete Best. In 1960 a drummer placed an advert in the Liverpool Echo the advert said “Drummer-Young-Free.” McCartney replied and the letter that going to auction is his reply; It is interesting […]