TUESDAY 9TH OCTOBER 2012
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TUESDAY 9TH OCTOBER 2012

1969, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF THE SHOW, THE BBC’S TOP OF THE POPS PRODUCERS REFUSED TO AIR THE NO. 1 SONG, ‘JE T’AIME… MOI NON PLUS’, THE EROTIC FRENCH LANGUAGE LOVE SONG BY SERGE GAINSBOURG AND ACTRESS JANE BIRKIN. THE SONG, AN INSTRUMENTAL WITH THE VOICES OF GAINSBOURG AND BIRKIN APPARENTLY RECORDED IN THE ACT OF LOVE AND SUPERIMPOSED OVER THE TOP, CAUSED SUCH A STIR IN BRITAIN THAT THE ORIGINAL LABEL, FONTANA, DROPPED THE RECORD DESPITE IT BEING NO. 2 ON THE CHARTS. A SMALL RECORD COMPANY, MAJOR MINOR, BOUGHT THE RIGHTS AND SAW THE SONG CLIMB TO THE TOP OF THE CHARTS, THE FIRST FRENCH LANGUAGE SONG TO EVER DO SO.

1971, THE WHO PLAYED A SMALL, LOW-KEY SHOW AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SURREY, GUILDFORD, WITH GUEST JOHN SEBASTIAN JOINING IN ON HARMONICA ON ‘MAGIC BUS’ ‘ THE ONLY OUTSIDE MUSICIAN EVER TO JAM WITH THE WHO ON STAGE. BACKSTAGE, THE GROUP CELEBRATED JOHN ENTWISTLE’S 27TH BIRTHDAY.

1976, THE SEX PISTOLS SIGNED TO EMI RECORDS FOR £40,000 ($68,000). THE CONTRACT WAS TERMINATED THREE MONTHS LATER WITH THE LABEL STOPPING PRODUCTION OF THE ‘ANARCHY IN THE UK’ SINGLE AND DELETING IT FROM ITS CATALOGUE. EMI LATER ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING IT FELT UNABLE TO PROMOTE THE SEX PISTOLS RECORDS IN VIEW OF THE ADVERSE PUBLICITY GENERATED OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS

1981, DURING A NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THE ROLLING STONES PLAYED THE FIRST OF TWO NIGHTS AT THE LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. SUPPORT ACT WAS PRINCE, WHO DRESSED IN HIS CONTROVERSIAL BIKINI BRIEFS AND TRENCH COAT RAN OFF STAGE AFTER 15 MINUTES DUE TO THE CROWD BOOING AND THROWING BEER CANS AT HIM.

1985, MARKING WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN JOHN LENNON’S 45TH BIRTHDAY, YOKO ONO FORMALLY OPENED THE THREE AND A HALF ACRE GARDEN AT THE STRAWBERRY FIELDS SITE IN NEW YORK’S CENTRAL PARK. THE AREA WAS PLANTED WITH TREES, SHRUBS AND FLOWERS GATHERED FROM ACROSS THE WORLD AND WITH A $1M DONATION FROM YOKO

2008, PAUL MCCARTNEY, (A VEGETARIAN FOR 30 YEARS), WAS SAID TO BE FURIOUS WHEN HE HEARD THAT A LIVERPOOL BRANCH OF MCDONALD’S RESTAURANT DISPLAYED HIS PICTURE, ACCUSING THEM OF USING IT TO ATTRACT CUSTOMERS. SIR PAUL WAS QUOTED AS SAYING “WHAT SORT OF MORONS DO MCDONALD’S THINK BEATLES FANS ARE?

 

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1940 – JOHN LENNON, SINGER, SONGWRITER, GUITARIST, THE BEATLES 1967 ‘SGT. PEPPER’S’ IS THE UK’S BIGGEST SELLING ALBUM EVER. IN 1990 LENNON’S SONG ‘IMAGINE’ WAS PLAYED SIMULTANEOUSLY IN 130 COUNTRIES TO COMMEMORATE WHAT WOULD’VE BEEN LENNON’S 50TH BIRTHDAY. HE WAS SHOT DEAD IN NEW YORK BY MARK CHAPMAN ON 8TH DECEMBER 1980

1948, – JACKSON BROWNE, SINGER, SONGWRITER,

1954, JAMES FEARNLEY, ACCORDION, THE POGUES

1978, , NICHOLAS BYRNE, VOCALS, WESTLIFE,

1944, – JOHN ENTWISTLE, BASS, THE WHO

1970 – POLLY HARVEY, GUITAR, VOCALS, PJ HARVEY

SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL – D’YOU READ MY LETTER ? (NO VIDEO AVAILABLE)

A SHORT LIVED BAND LED BY PETER DEANE AND PHILIP MULLEN WHO DREEW ON FUNK AND REGGAE RHYTHMSA DDING A TOUCH OF MUCH NEEDED EXOTICA IN THE LATE 1970’S GIG CIRCUIT IN IRELAND, THOUGH THEY SUFFERED FROM TOO MANY PEOPLE ON STAGE SYNDROME…

PETER DEANE WAS AN EX MEMBER OF ZEBRA.

THERE ARE REPUTEDLY MANY UNRELEASED RECORDINGS

 

NINETEENEIGHTEASE RECORDS

DEANE/MULLEN

PRODUCED BY STEVE LILLYWHITE 1982

REEKUS RECORDS  RKS 006 – 1982 – PS

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