THURSDAY 7TH JUNE 2012
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THURSDAY 7TH JUNE 2012

INTO THE VALLEY
THE SKIDS

#10 Feb 1979

INTO THE VALLEY” IS A 1979 SINGLE BY SKIDS, TAKEN OFF THEIR SCARED TO DANCE ALBUM, AND IS THEIR BEST KNOWN SONG, APPEARING ON A NUMBER OF PUNK ROCK AND SCOTTISH MUSIC COMPILATION ALBUMS. IT REACHED NUMBER 10 IN THE UK SINGLES CHART FOR THE WEEK ENDING 24 MARCH 1979.IT WAS WRITTEN BY RICHARD JOBSON AND STUART ADAMSON.

THE SONG’S LYRICS ARE NOTORIOUSLY UNINTELLIGIBLE OWING TO JOBSON’S DICTION.

RICHARD JOBSON HAS SAID THAT THE LYRICS WERE WRITTEN ABOUT THE RECRUITMENT OF SCOTTISH YOUTHS INTO THE ARMY AND MORE SPECIFICALLY ABOUT A FRIEND WHO HAD BEEN KILLED ON A TOUR OF DUTY IN NORTHERN IRELAND.

LOCAL LEGEND STILL PERSISTS THAT THE VALLEY MENTIONED IS A REFERENCE TO THE VILLAGE OF HIGH VALLEYFIELD, KNOWN LOCALLY AS “THE VALLEY”A VILLAGE WITH A REPUTATION FOR “MINI WARFARE” BETWEEN ITS OWN RESIDENTS AND THOSE OF NEARBY TOWNS AND VILLAGES

1964, DURING THEIR FIRST EVER US TOUR THE ROLLING STONES WERE BOOED OFF STAGE AT A GIG IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS. SOME PERFORMING MONKEYS WHO HAD BEEN THE ACT ON BEFORE THE STONES WERE BROUGHT BACK ON STAGE FOR ANOTHER PERFORMANCE.

1969, KEITH RICHARDS AND HIS PARTNER ANITA PALLENBURG WERE INVOLVED IN A CAR CRASH NEAR THEIR HOME IN SUSSEX. RICHARDS ESCAPED SERIOUS INJURY BUT PALLENBURG WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL WITH A BROKEN COLLARBONE AND THE CAR WAS A WRITE-OFF.

1975, ELTON JOHN’S ALBUM ‘CAPTAIN FANTASTIC AND THE BROWN DIRT COWBOYS’, WENT TO NO.1 ON THE US ALBUM CHART, THE FIRST ALBUM EVER TO ENTER THE US CHART AT NO.1.

1987, DAVID BOWIE PLAYED A CONCERT IN WEST BERLIN IN FRONT OF THE REICHSTAG WITH THE SPEAKERS POINTING TOWARDS THE NEARBY BERLIN WALL WHERE THOUSANDS OF YOUNG EAST BERLINERS STOOD AND LISTENED

1997, HANSON STARTED A THREE-WEEK RUN AT NO.1 ON THE UK SINGLES CHART WITH ‘MMMBOP’. ORIGINALLY CALLED THE HANSON BROTHERS, LEAD SINGER ZAK HANSON WAS JUST 13-YEARS-OLD AT THE TIME OF THE HIT. ONE OF THE BIGGEST DEBUT SINGLES OF ALL TIME; REACHING NO.1 IN 27 COUNTRIES.

2007, THE FUNERAL OF GUITARIST, SINGER BO DIDDLEY TOOK PLACE IN GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA. MANY IN ATTENDANCE CHANTED “HEY BO DIDDLEY” SHORTLY AFTER FAMILY MEMBERS HAD PASSED BY HIS COFFIN AS A GOSPEL BAND PLAYED BO DIDDLEY’S MUSIC. AT THE SERVICE, THEY PRESENTED A FLORAL TRIBUTE IN FORM OF HIS TRADEMARK SQUARE GUITAR.

2010, EAGLES GUITARIST JOE WALSH WAS GRANTED A RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST AN ELDERLY NEIGHBOR WHO ALLEGEDLY THREATENED TO KILL HIM. THE MAN WAS ALSO ORDERED TO PAY MORE THAN $1,500 IN LEGAL FEES.

 

BORN ON THIS DAY

1917 –  DEAN MARTIN, US ACTOR, SINGER
1940 –  THOMAS WOODWARD, (TOM JONES)
1957 – PADDY MCALOON, GUITAR, VOCALS, PREFAB SPROUT
1958 – PRINCE ROGERS NELSON, T.A.F.K.A.P
1985 – CHARLIE SIMPSON, GUITAR, VOCALS, BUSTED
1967 – DAVID NAVARRO, JANE’S ADDICTION
1977 – BORN ON THIS DAY, KAYNE WEST, US RAPPER, PRODUCER

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