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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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Wanna be in The Beatles?

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 […]

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On This Day – Elvis Slapped and Fights Back!

Tweet “I’ll regret this day as long as I live. I guess lots of people were waiting for this kind of thing to happen. It’s getting where I can’t even leave the house without something happening to me.” (The New York Post, October 19, 1956) So said Elvis after having an altercation with a Petrol […]

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On This Day – The Kinks Hit The USA, at Last!

Tweet After a 4 year ban the inks started their second US tour on this day in 1969. The origins of the ban have been said to be the rowdy behaviour of the band and their fans during the first tour in 1964. There was some comment that the ban was in some way connected […]

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