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SWORDS OF A THOUSAND MEN
TENPOLE TUDOR

# 6 Apr 1981

TENPOLE TUDOR ARE AN ENGLISH PUNK BAND FRONTED BY EDWARD TUDOR-POLE. THE BAND HAS BEEN ACTIVE INTERMITTENTLY SINCE 1977

TENPOLE TUDOR FORMED IN 1977 WHEN TUDOR-POLE (VOCALS/SAXOPHONE) MET GUITARIST BOB KINGSTON ( SEE ALSO ROBERT MILES-KINGSTON) , BASSIST DICK CRIPPEN, AND DRUMMER GARY LONG. THEY PLAYED REGULARLY FOR SEVERAL YEARS UNTIL TUDOR-POLE HIMSELF (UNDER THE MONIKER OF EDDIE TENPOLE) CAME TO PROMINENCE BY APPEARING IN THE 1978 FILM, THE GREAT ROCK ‘N’ ROLL SWINDLE. HE WAS ORIGINALLY BILLED AS A REPLACEMENT FOR SEX PISTOLS SINGER JOHNNY ROTTEN — PERFORMING THE SONGS “WHO KILLED BAMBI?”, “THE GREAT ROCK ‘N’ ROLL SWINDLE” AND A COVER VERSION OF “ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK” FOR THE FILM AND SUBSEQUENT SOUNDTRACK — HOWEVER, MANAGER MALCOLM MCLAREN AND THE REMAINING SEX PISTOLS INSTEAD DECIDED TO ABANDON THE GROUP AND GO THEIR OWN WAYS.

1963, THE CRYSTALS’ “DA DOO RON RON” PEAKED AT NO.3 ON THE US SINGLES CHART. PRODUCED BY PHIL SPECTOR, WHO USED A MULTI-TRACK RECORDING SYSTEM TO BUILD THE SONG LAYER UPON LAYER TO ACHIEVE A RESULT THAT BECOME KNOWN AS A “WALL OF SOUND”.

1967, PROCOL HARUM WERE AT NO.1 ON THE UK SINGLES CHART WITH ‘A WHITER SHADE OF PALE’, THE GROUP’S ONLY UK NO.1. IN 2004 THE SONG WAS NAMED THE MOST PLAYED RECORD OF THE PAST 70 YEARS. MORE THAN 900 RECORDED VERSIONS BY OTHER ARTISTS ARE KNOWN

1967, THE BEATLES ‘SGT PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND’ WENT TO NO.1 IN THE UK. COSTING £25,000 ($42,500) TO PRODUCE THE ALBUM WAS RECORDED OVER 700 HOURS OF STUDIO TIME. IT WAS ALSO THE FIRST ALBUM TO PRINT THE LYRICS ON THE SLEEVE. THE ALBUM SPENT 27 WEEKS AT NO.1 ON THE UK CHART.

1969, FOUNDER MEMBER OF THE ROLLING STONES BRIAN JONES ANNOUNCED THAT HE WAS LEAVING THE GROUP, SAYING THAT HE NO LONGER SAW ‘EYE TO EYE’ WITH THE REST OF THE BAND.

1970, DEEP PURPLE HAD THEIR VAN AND EQUIPMENT IMPOUNDED BY EAST GERMAN POLICE WHILE ON AN EUROPEAN TOUR, AFTER MISTAKENLY DRIVING TOO CLOSE TO THE BORDER.

1974, BILL WYMAN BECAME THE FIRST ROLLING STONE TO RELEASE A SOLO ALBUM WITH ‘MONKEY GRIP’, (IT PEAKED AT NO.39 IN THE UK AND NO.99 IN THE US).

1989, AT A GREENPEACE RAINBOW WARRIOR’S PRESS CONFERENCE, VEGETARIAN CHRISSIE HYNDE CLAIMED THAT SHE ONCE FIREBOMBED A MCDONALDS RESTAURANT. THE FOLLOWING DAY A MCDONALDS IN MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND WAS FIREBOMBED AND HYNDE WAS THREATENED WITH LEGAL ACTION.

2008, ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE PUBLISHED A LIST OF THE TOP 50 GUITAR SONGS OF ALL TIME. NO.5 WAS ‘BROWN SUGAR’ BY THE ROLLING STONES, NO.4 , ‘YOU REALLY GOT ME’ BY THE KINKS, NO.3, ‘CROSSROADS’, BY CREAM, NO.2 ‘PURPLE HAZE’, BY JIMI HENDRIX AND NO.1 ‘JOHNNY B GOODE’, CHUCK BERRY.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1940, BORN ON THIS DAY, NANCY SINATRA, US SINGER, ACTRESS, (1966 UK & US NO.1 SINGLE ‘THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING’)
1953 – JEFF RICH, DRUMS, STATUS QUO
1960 – MICK HUCKNALL, SINGER, SONGWRITER, SIMPLY RED
1962 – NICK RHODES, KEYBOARDS, DURAN DURAN
1966 – DORIS PEARSON, 5 STAR
1942 – CHUCK NEGRON, VOCALS, THREE DOG NIGHT
1944 – BOZ SCAGGS, US SINGER
1953 – BONNIE TYLER, SINGER
1977, BORN ON THIS DAY, KAYNE WEST, US RAPPER, PRODUCER

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