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Born on This day – Tina Weymouth

Tweet Yes Tina ‘The Burp’ from Talking Heads was born on this day in 1950 (does not seem possible that she is older than me…..). A fine bass player who always exhibited the typical burp that many bass players display as they play.  She has produced the Happy Mondays, worked with The Gorillaz and others.  […]

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On This Day – Joe Hill Dies

Tweet On this day in 1915, Joe Hill was executed for a murder that he probably did not commit in Utah USA.  Joe Hill was an itinerant worker,and member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).  As a socialist he was an enemy of  The State.  (Remember in the USA to this day being […]

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On This Day – ‘We Built This City’ Hits #1 (despite being absolute crap)

Tweet On this day in 1985 Starship (ex Jefferson Starship, ex Jefferson Airplane, ex Airplane, ex Jefferson, ex Jefferson Steamboat, ex Jefferson Ric Shaw) made it to number 1 with an abomination. ‘We Built This City’ was written by Bernie Taupin (words smith for Elton John), Martin Page (ex Q-Feel), Dennis Lambert (ex Lambert and […]

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Arrivals – 16th November

Tweet Born on this day, any more? 1938 Troy Seals (James Brown’s backing band) 1938 Toni Brown (Joy of Cooking) 1949 Patti Santos (It’s a Beautiful Day) 1962 Mani (The Stone Roses) Share on Facebook

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On This Day – Bowie Makes it to US TV!

Tweet It seems strange now to think that it was not until this day in 1975 that Bowie made it to national US TV. He appeared on The Cher Show singing ‘Fame’. Looking back it is easy for us to think that Bowie’s rise to fame was easy and virtually instant but that is far […]

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Arrivals – 9 November

Tweet Born this day, any more? 1941 Tom Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revivial) 1943 Lee Graziano (American Breed) 1948 Joe Bauchard (Blue Oyster Cult) 1944 Phil May (Pretty Things) 1969 Pepa (Salt and Pepa) Share on Facebook

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On This Day – Elvis Hits 3,000,000!

Tweet On this day in 1958 “Hound Dog” by Elvis exceeded 3 million sales in the US alone. His was the 3rd record to sell more than 3 million copies in the States. Any Idea of what the other 2 were? While you think about it here a clip of Elvis. Worked it out yet? […]

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Arrivals – 6 November

Tweet Born on this day, any more? 1916 Ray Conniff (orchestra leader) 1933 Joseph Pope (Tams) 1937 Eugene Pitt (The Jive Five) 1938 P.J. Proby (Hold Me) 1942 Doug Sahm (Sir Douglas Quintet) 1947 George Young (Easybeats) 1948 Glenn Frey (Eagles) 1950 Chris Glen (Sensational Alex Harvey Band) Share on Facebook

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On This Day – Townshend Loses It

Tweet On this day in 1973 The Who were playing Quadrophenia at Newcastle City Hall, UK. That is they were until Townshend lost it completely attacking their long standing principal sound engineer, Bob Pridden. His crime? He started a prerecorded tape 15 seconds late. Townshend grabbed Pridden by the neck dragged him to wards the […]

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Arrivals – 5 November

Tweet Born on this day, any more? 1942 Art Garfunkel (Simon and Garfunkel) 1946 Gram Parsons (Grievous Angel) 1946 Peter Noone (Herman’s Hermits) 1948 Pete Hammill (Van der Graaf Generator) 1948 Don McDougall (Guess Who) 1957 Mike Score (A Flock Of Seagulls) 1959 Bryan Adams 1961 David Bryson (Counting Crows) 1971 Jon Greenwood (Radiohead) Share […]

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