Tuesday 12th March 2013

1968, The Rolling Stones started recording their next single ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ with new producer Jimmy Miller at Olympic studios in London. Keith Richards has stated that he and Jagger wrote the lyrics while staying at Richards’ country house, where they were awakened one morning by the sound of gardener Jack Dyer walking past the window. When Jagger asked what the noise was, Richards responded, “Oh, that’s Jack – that’s jumpin’ Jack.”


1977, The Sex Pistols were involved in a fight at London’s Speakeasy Club with Bob Harris, presenter of BBC 2’s The Old Grey Whistle Test resulting in one of the shows engineers needing 14 stitches in his head. Two days later Harris’s solicitors contact Derek Green at A&M the bands record label. Harris’s management also managed Peter Frampton, one of the label’s top acts at A&M. Green discussed the matter with the company’s two founders, Jerry Moss and Herb Alpert and the decision is made to cancel the Pistols contract and halt production of the bands first single, ‘God Save The Queen’

‘Whispering’ Bob Harris

2012, Country star Taylor Swift beat Adele and Lady Gaga to be named the highest-earning pop artist of 2011.

Taylor Swift

Born Today

1946 – Liza Minnelli, singer, actress, dancer, daughter of Judy Garland and film director Vincente Minnelli.
1948 – James Taylor, US singer, songwriter,  His first album was released on The Beatles Apple label. Taylor married Carly Simon in 1972
1957 – Marlon Jackson, The Jackson Five,
1986 – Danny Jones, guitar, vocals, McFly,

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