Thursday, October 29, 2009

Here’s the playlist for The Laundromat this week (4th November)

Take Your Pick – Greg OlsenTake Your Pick
Cannibal Street – Matthew KnightsOne to OneChild Of Vision – Power Flower – Tim WeisbergParty of One
Mystery - The James Gang - Bang

The odd sock
(This one is so odd, I don’t know what it’s called, or who it’s performed by. Ed)

Since You’ve Been Gone - ’Weird Al’ Yankovic - Bad Hair Day
The Death Of Rock & Roll – Todd RundgrenInitiation
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks - The Ultimate Collection
Somebody Cares – Tommy James & The Shondells - Tommy James & The Shondells

Stuff you left in your pockets
Broken Hearted Blues – Buddy Guy
Nitty Gritty Mississippi – Ry Cooder
Baby Please Don’t Go – Big Joe Williams
Beatin’ The Dog – Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti
Tain’t What You Do (It’s The Way That You Do It) – Jimmy Lunceford & his orchestra

Shuggy’s Shuffle - Al Kooper - Kooper Session
Many A Mile To Freedom – TrafficLow Spark of High-Heeled Boys
Up Tempo – Leo KottkeLive In Europe
Warlord Of The Royal Crocodiles – Tyrannosaurus Rex - Unicorn

3-piece suit
A Journey In The Dark
The Horns Of Rohan
The Battle Of Pelennor Fields
Dreams In The Houses Of Healing
Homeward Bound
The Scouring Of The Shire
The Grey Havens – Bo Hansson - Music Inspired By Lord Of The Rings

Half Way Down / Charged – Mind Over FourMetal 10
Vienna – UltravoxMonument The Soundtrack
September 4th Is Too Late – Ed KuepperThe Blue House

Intros & Outros (28th October)
1868Scott Joplin, pianist
1899Kirk McGee of The McGee Brothers and The Dixieliners
1907Bennie Benjamin Tamla Motown session drummer with The Funk Brothers
1929Dickie Valentine
1938Harry Elston from The Friends of Distinction
1940Delbert McClinton, singer / songwriter
1942 - George M Cohen died on this day
1947Mike Smith, sax player for Amen Corner
1951Dan Hartman, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Worked with Edgar Winter
1954Chris Difford, guitarist and vocalist with Squeeze
1957James Honeyman Scott, guitarist with The Pretenders
1960Mark Jefferis of T.X.T.
1966Damon “Kool Rock-Ski” Wimbley, rapper with The Fat Boys
1970Sean Coombs (aka Puff Daddy & P Diddy), rapper
1982 - Talking Heads band-members Tina Weymouth & Chris Frantz had a baby boy, Robert, while the band was recording in the Bahamas

On this day (28th October)
1957Jackie Wilson’s Reet Petite was his US chart debut
1957 – the top 6 songs on pop & R&B charts were identical:Elvis Presley’s Jailhouse Rock; :The Everly Brothers’s Wake Up Little Suzie; :Sam Cooke’s You Send Me; :The RaysSilhouettes; :Ricky Nelson’s Be-Bop Baby & :Jimmie RodgersHoneycomb
1961Bob Dylan performed at The Carnegie Chapter Hall in New York, his first concert outside of Greenwich Village. 50 people paid $2 to attend, and Bob made $20 for the night
1961Cliff Richard’s album 21 Today hit no. 1 in the UK
1963Kathy Kirby’s Secret Love entered the UK charts
1963The Beatles were top of the bill at The Royal variety Show at The Prince of Wales Theatre. With the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret in the audience, this was the night John Lennon made his famous remark, ”those of you in the cheaper seats can clap your hands. The rest of you, rattle your jewellery”
1966 - London’s Evening Standard published John Lennon’s controversial remark that The Beatles were ”more popular than Jesus”
1967 – A New York Times article described the new electric 6-string sitar introduced by Danelectro Guitar Company
1967The Doors’s Strange Days entered the US album charts
1967Smokey Robinson & The Miracles released I Second That Emotion
1970Jethro Tull performed a sold-out benefit concert to aid Phoenix House, the country’s largest drug rehabilitation facility. Most of the 80-minute set was music from the Benefit album
1970 - The Beach Boys played the first of four nights at the Whiskey A Go Go in LA
1971 – The Rainbow Theatre opened and was London’s first permanent Rock & roll theatre
1971Bob Dylan recorded George Jackson in protest of the Soledad Brother’s death
1972Johnny Nash’s I Can See Clearly Now started 3 weeks at no. 1 on the US charts
1972Jethro Tull released Living In The Past
1973 – A Pink Floyd benefit concert raised £10,000 to aid Robert Wyatt, the former Soft Machine drummer suffering from a broken back
1974Paul McCartney & Wings released Junior’s Farm
1974Elton John released a Greatest Hits LP
1976Bruce Springsteen & The ‘E’ Street Band, finishing up a 2-month tour, had their final concert interrupted by a phone-in bomb threat. After a check that all was clear, Bruce quipped that it may have been from Mike Appel, his former manager and then current litigant in an extensive lawsuit
1976Daryl Hall & John Oates’s 5th album Bigger Than Both Of Us went gold
1977The Band’s movie The Last Waltz premiered in New York. It was acclaimed as one of the finest concert films ever made
1978 – Canadian Anne Murray’s single You Needed Me went to no. 1 on the US charts
1978Billy Joel released My Life
1978Talking Heads released Take Me To The River
1978Crosby, Stills Nash & Young were sued by former bassist Greg Reeves for $1 million for what he claimed was his share of royalties on sales of the LP Déjà Vu
1978Boston played their hometown for the first time since they made it big. They played a sold-out 2-night stand at The Boston Garden
1978John Travolta’s singles Summer Nights (a duet with Olivia Newton-John) and Sandy, both from the movie musical Grease, occupied nos. 1 & 2 on the UK charts.
1978Roger Corman began filming Rock & Roll High School starring The Ramones
1980Bob Marley was baptised at the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Kingston, converting to Christian Rastafarianism and taking on the new name Berhane Selassie
1981Daryl Hall & John Oates’s album Private Eyes went gold & platinum
1987U2 appeared on the cover of UK’s Smash Hits magazine
1989Elton John scored his 50th UK chart hit when Sacrifice entered the charts. Previously, only Cliff Richard and Elvis Presley had achieved this
1989Roxette’s single Listen To Your Heart became their 2nd no. 1 on the US charts
1991 - Elected into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame were Bobby “Blue” Bland, Booker T & The MGs, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, The Isley Brothers, Sam & Dave and The Yardbirds
1992 - Elton John and his song writing partner Bernie Taupin signed a $39 million contract with Warner-Chappell Music
1993Martin Gore of Depeche Mode was arrested at the Denver Westin Hotel after refusing to turn down the volume of his music in his room
1996 - Melissa Etheridge and her partner Julie Cypher appeared on the cover of Newsweek promoting gay parents
1998 - A number of artists, including Don Henley, John Mellencamp, James Taylor, Elvis Costello, Deana Carter and Shawn Colvin performed at a benefit concert at the Santa Monica Airport for City of Hope. Each artist played their favourite one-hit-wonder song
1998Fall’s singer Mark E Smith appeared at Manhattan Criminal Court on assault charges, accused of kicking, punching and choking his girlfriend and band keyboard player, Julia Nagle, at a New York Hotel
2001DMX’s The Great Depression went to no. 1 on the US album chart

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Here’s the projected playlist for The Laundromat this week (28th October)

Take Your Pick – Greg OlsenTake Your Pick
Believe In You – Keef Hartley BandBattle of the Northwest Six
Child Of Vision – SupertrampBreakfast in America
An Extraordinary Man (Simpson) – Matthew KnightsOne to One

The odd sock
Rocket Man – William Shatner

I’d Rather Be Alone With You (Song For Dale) - The James Gang - Bang
Pulled Up – Talking Heads ‘77
Callin’ In Sick - ’Weird Al’ Yankovic - Bad Hair Day
Amber – Tim WeisbergParty of One

Stuff you left in your pockets
Cherry Red – Mike Bloomfield
Bad Books – Borich ‘n’ Tilders
Rich Man’s Blues – Dinah Washington
2-Tone Stomp – Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti
Golden Wedding – Woody Herman & his orchestra

(He’s a) Dedicated Follower of Fashion - The Kinks - The Ultimate Collection
Born To Synthesize – Todd RundgrenInitiation
Shuggy’s Old Time Dee Di Lee Di - Al Kooper - Kooper Session
Mony Mony – Tommy James & The Shondells - Tommy James & The Shondells

3-piece suit
Long-Legged Lovely
The Rat (suite)
* Main Title (The Rat)
* The Trap
* Spanish Blues
* Blazwaorden (Land of Dreams)
* Finale (The Rat) – Blackfeather - At The Mountains Of Madness

Huge Wonder – Redd KrossMetal 10
Rock ‘n’ Roll Stew – TrafficLow Spark of High-Heeled Boys
Up Tempo – Leo KottkeLive In Europe
Warlord Of The Royal Crocodiles – Tyrannosaurus Rex - Unicorn
September 4th Is Too Late – Ed KuepperThe Blue House
Vienna – UltravoxMonument The Soundtrack

Intros & Outros (28th October)
1927Cleo Laine (Clementine Dinah Campbell), singer
1929Mitchell Torok
1936Charlie Daniels, singer, songwriter, guitarist & fiddler
1937Graham Bond, UK R&B keyboard & sax player. Worked with Alexis Korner, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, also fronted The Graham Bond Organisation
1941Hank Marvin (Brian Rankin), guitarist with The Shadows
1941Curtis Lee, singer
1945Wayne Fontana (Glynn Ellis), fronted The Mindbenders Editor’s Note: Some sources date 1940. I don’t make this stuff up, folks. His audition for Fontana Records prompted his name change
1948Thelma Hopkins, singer with Dawn
19Ricky Lee Reynolds, guitarist for Black Oak Arkansas
1957Stephen Morris, drummer for Joy Division, New Order and The Other Two
1959Neville Henry, of Blow Monkeys
1987Woody Herman orchestra leader, died on this day
1991Bill Graham, manager of concert venues The Fillmore East & The Fillmore West died on this day

On this day (28th October)
1950Patti Page’s All My Love tops the charts
1956Elvis Presley makes his 2nd appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show performing Don’t Be Cruel, Love Me Tender, Hound Dog and Love Me
1958Buddy Holly made his last TV appearance on American Bandstand
1961Raymond Jones entered a Liverpool record store to buy My Bonny, a record released in Germany by a band called The Beatles. The shop manager, Brian Epstein (some sources say he was only a clerk in the store), promised to investigate further
1962”Bob Dylan is not the author of ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ “ was the claim of a high school teacher in Milburn, New Jersey. He said he wrote the piece and sold it to Bob Dylan for $1000. the truth was revealed 12 years later in a New York Times magazine article when the teacher admitted that, unable to write a protest song himself, he presented Dylan’s song as his own and started the rumour to save face
1964 – The first of 2 nights billed as The Tami Show at the Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica featured Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and The Rolling Stones
1968Cynthia Lennon sued John for divorce on the grounds of adultery. John didn’t defend because Yoko was pregnant with John’s child at the time
1969Elvis Presley is awarded gold for Suspicious Minds
1971John & Yoko record Happy Christmas, War Is Over
1972The United States Council For World Affairs announced it would be adopting The Who’s Join Together as its official theme song
1972Billy Paul’s Me & Mrs. Jones enters the soul charts
1973David Cassidy’s Daydreamer / The Puppy Song was no. 1 on the UK charts
1974Ken Boothe’s Everything I Own reached no. 1 on the UK charts
1977 – 2 weeks before the official release of The Sex PistolsNever Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols, a bootleg appeared in record shops titled Spunk. It contained the group’s first 3 hit singles Anarchy in the UK (renamed Nookie), God Save The Queen renamed No Future & Pretty Vacant renamed Lots of Fun. It also included 6 other titles from the forthcoming album, but not their 4th hit Holidays in the Sun
1978Nick Gilder’s Hot Child in the City reached no. 1 on the US charts
1982The Jam announced they would be splitting up at the end of their current tour
1989 – French group Kaoma notched up 1.7 million sales of their single Lambada
1989Janet Jackson’s album Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 started a 4-week run at no. 1 on the US charts.
1995Coolio’s version of the Stevie Wonder song Gangsta’s Paradise hit no. 1 in the US & stayed for 2 weeks
1997Bill Berry, drummer for R.E.M.,announced he was leaving after playing with them for 17 years
2001Mary J. Blige’s Family Affair started 6 weeks at no. 1 on the US singles charts
2001 – The various artist album God Bless America went to no. 1 on the US charts
2004Courtney Love was ordered to stand trial on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon after Kristin King alleged Ms. Love threw a bottle and lit a candle at her after turning up at the home of a former boyfriend. She also alleges Ms. Love sat on her, pulled her hair and pinched her left breast - ”the worst pinch I ever had” - before she managed to flee

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Here’s the projected playlist for The Laundromat this week (21st October)

Take Your Pick – Greg OlsenTake Your Pick
Prodigal Daughter – K’crasherTowards the Light
Closed Groove – Stiff Little FingersInflammable Material
Nothing But A Dream – Paul KellyWays & Means

The odd sock
These Boots Are made For Walkin’ – Petty Booka

Poor Mabel (You’re Just Like Me) – Keef Hartley BandBattle of the Northwest Six
So Close & Yet So Far Away – StrawbsDeep Cuts
Driftwood – Matthew KnightsOne to One
Casual Conversations – SupertrampBreakfast in America

Stuff you left in your pockets
Boomerang – Lonnie Brooks
Beat Of My Heart – Borich ‘n’ Tilders
Tough On Me, Tough On You– Lonnie Mack
I’m Somebody’s Somebody Now – Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti
Don’t Be That Way – Teddy Wilson & his orchestra

Ain’t Got No Time For Trouible - The James Gang - Bang
Psycho Killer – Talking Heads ‘77
Stop All That Jazz - Leon Russell - Stop All That Jazz
As The Sun Still Burns Away – Ten Years AfterCricklewood Green

3-piece suit
Rock Me Baby
Most People I Know (Think That I’m Crazy) – Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs - Live at Sunbury (1972)

Dropping Like Flies – Armoured SaintMetal 10
Don’t Keep Me Waiting, Girl – Tim WeisbergParty of One
Everything You Know Is Wrong - ’Weird Al’ Yankovic - Bad Hair Day
Real Man – Todd RundgrenInitiation
(He’s a) Dedicated Follower of Fashion - The Kinks - The Ultimate Collection

Intros & Outros (21st October)
19??Steve Malone, bassist for Every Mother’s Nightmare
1917Dizzie Gillespie, jazz trumpeter
1925Dr. Ross (Isaiah Ross), boogie & blues performer with Dr Ross & his Jump & Jive Boys and Dr Ross & his Orbits
1936Sheila Jones, one of The Kaye Sisters
1937Norman Wright lead for The Del-Vikings
1940Jimmy Beaumont of The Skyliners
1940Manfred Mann (Michael Lubowitz), keyboard player for Mann-Hugg Blues Brothers, later renamed Manfred Mann
1941Steve Cropper, guitarist with Booker T. & The MGs and The Blues Brothers
1942Elvin Bishop, singer/songwriter, guitarist and member of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
1943Ron Elliot of The Beau Brummels
1946Lee Loughnanetrumpet & flugelhorn player for Chicago
1947Tetsu Yamauchi of Free and The Faces
1948John ‘Rabbit’ Bundrick of Free and Backstreet Crawler
1953Charlotte Caffey, guitarist with The Go-Go’s
1954Eric Faulkner, guitarist with The Bay City Rollers
1954Phillip Chen of Keef Hartley Band and Butts Band
1957Julian Cope, guitarist & vocalist for Teardrop Explodes
1957Steve Lukather, guitarist with Toto
1959Rose McDowell of Strawberry Switchblade
1965Bill Black, bassist from 1954 - 57 for Elvis Presley as well as his own band The Bill Black Combo, died on this day, 4 months after receiving surgery to remove a brain tumour. He was 39
1971Tony Mortimer, singer with East 17
1971Jade Jagger, daughter to Mick & Bianca
1971Astrella Celeste Leitch, daughter to Donovan (Leitch) and Linda Lawrence
1992Benjamin Storm Keough was born to Lisa Marie Presley and her then husband Danny Keough
1995Shannon Hoon, lead singer for Blind Melon died of a cocaine overdose on this day. He was 28
2003Elliot Smith, US singer/songwriter died of stab wounds on this day

On this day (21st October)
1957Elvis Presley’s Jil House Rock topped the charts
1958 Buddy Holly’s last recording session took place in New York
1961Bob Dylan recorded his first album, self-titled, forColumbia Records. The recording was done in a day, and production costs amounted to $400. On his income tax return, he gave his name as Blind Boy Grunt
1962Cliff Richard performed on The Ed Sullivan Show
1965The Kingsmen perform Louie Louie on Shindig!, along with The Dave Clark Five
1966The Who perform on Ready, Steady, GO!, dressed in pop-art costumes, smoke bombs, flash powder and other stage devices. Songs include Batman Theme, Barbara Ann, Bucket T and Disguises
1967Lulu’s single To Sir With Love started a 5-week run at no. 1 on the US charts
1968 – Nashville’s top Country Music Awards went to Jeannie C. Riley’s Harper Valley PTA for best song and to Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison for best album
1972Chuck Berry’s single My Ding-a-Ling started a 2-week run at no. 1 on the US charts. It was his only US & UK no. 1 hit, 17 years after his first chart hit
1972Curtis Mayfield’s album Superfly hit no. 1 in the US & stayed for 4 weeks
1972America released Ventura Highway
1972Jon Mark of Mark/Almond lost a finger when he fell out of a tree in Hawaii
1975Elton John was awarded gold for Rock of the Westies and his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1976Led Zeppelin premiered their movie The Song Remains the Same
1976Keith Moon played his last North American show with The Who at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Garden
1978The Clash fired their manager Bernie Rhodes saying that the band & record company found him hard to deal with. He was replaced by Caroline Coon, a journalist for Melody Maker magazine
1985Carl Perkins was honoured in a concert in London taped for television to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Blue Suede Shoes. Among those appearing with him were George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Dave Edmunds
1989Polygram Inc. purchased A & M Records from founders Herp Alpert and Jerry Moss for a figure between $400 & $500 million
1992George Michael took Sony Records to court in a fight over a contract. He lost
1992Elton John filed a $35 million lawsuit in which he claimed a TV tabloid reported falsely stated he moved to Atlanta to be near an AIDS treatment centre. Elton’s lawyers said he moved there because he liked the place
1995Green Day’s singer Billie Joe was arrested and fined $141 for mooning the audience in a concert at Milwaukee
1997Elton John’s Candle in the Wind ‘97 was declared by Guinness’ Book of Records as the biggest selling single record of all time, with sales of 31.8 million in under 40 days, and raising more than $34 million for charity
2001 – concerts at Madison Square Garden & RFK Stadium in Washington were expected to raise more than $300 million for victims of the 911 attacks. Performers included Michael Jackson, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, *NSYNC, P Diddy and James Brown
2003Carling Live presents AC/DC at the Carling Apollo in Hammersmith, England
2004Jessica Simpson was sued over her cosmetic line Dessert by Cosmojet, a California-based cosmetics company. (It’s a long story, folks)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Here’s the projected playlist for The Laundromat this week (14th October)

Take Your Pick – Greg OlsenTake Your Pick
Upfront Blues – Jefferson AirplaneJefferson Airplane
Alternative Ulster – Stiff Little FingersInflammable Material
Lark in the Morning – K’crasherTowards the Light

The odd sock
Smoke on the Water – Pat Boone

Can’t Help You Now – Paul KellyWays & Means
Beside the Rio Grande – StrawbsDeep Cuts
Tadpole – Keef Hartley BandBattle of the Northwest Six
Just Another Nervous Wreck – SupertrampBreakfast in America

Stuff you left in your pockets
Bernard Jenkins – John Mayall & Eric Clapton
KB’s Blues – Borich ‘n’ Tilders
You’re Gonna Need My Help – Otis Spann
Stringing the Blues – Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti
String of Pearls – Glenn Miller & his orchestra

Calling You Home – Steve HendersonDarkest Corner
First Week / Last Week … Carefree – Talking Heads‘77
Eve of 1000 Daughters – Matthew KnightsOne to One
Circus – Ten Years AfterCricklewood Green

3-piece suit
The Memory
Suspended Animation
A Kind of Freedom – Bernard Szajner - Some Deaths Take Forever

Armed & Dangerous – AnthraxMetal 10
What’s Going On – Tim WeisbergParty of One
Got No Time For Trouible - The James Gang - Bang
Real Man – Todd RundgrenInitiation
Stop All That Jazz - Leon Russell - Stop All That Jazz

Intros & Outros (14th October)
??Geoff Tate of Queensreiche
??Zakk Wylde, performed with Ozzy Osbourne
1926Bill Justis, composer & performer
1927Kenny Roberts
1930Robert Parker, sax player with Professor Longhair
1938Melba Montgomery
1940 – Sir Cliff Richard (Harry Roger Webb), singer
1945Colin Hodgkinson, bassist with Backdoor & Whitesnake
1946Justin Hayward, vocals & guitarist for Moody Blues
1946Dan McCafferty of Nazareth
1948Ivory Tilmon, vocals & guitarist with The Detroit Emeralds
1948Marcia Barrett, vocals for Boney M
1952Chris Amoo singer / songwriter with The Real Thing
1958Thomas Dolby (Thomas Morgan Robertson), synth player with Camera Club & also with Lene Lovich. Also producer for Joni Mitchell & Prefab Sprout
1959AJ Pero, drummer with Twisted Sister
1961Mike Tramp, of White Lion
1965Karyn White
1974Natalie Maines singer with Dixie Chicks
1975Shaznay Lewis, singer with All Saints
1977Bing Crosby, singer and actor, died on this day
1978Usher, singer
1990Leonard Bernstein, composer, pianist & conductor, died on this day
1996Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon was born to Madonna

On this day (14th October)
1955Johnny Cash performed at The High School Field House, Odessa, Texas
1955Buddy & Bob (Buddy Holly & Bob Montgomery performed as a support act for Bill Haley & The Comets at a show promoted by a local radio station
1957The Everley Brothers’s single Wake Up Little Suzie hit no. 1 on the US charts. It was banned in some parts of American for it’s “risque” lyrics
1957Elvis Presley releases Jail House Rock
1959Bobby Darin’s Mack the Knife reached no. 1 on the UK singles charts
1964Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones married Shirley Ann Shepherd in Bradford, Yorkshire
1965The Rolling Stones, The Spencer Davis Group, Unit 4 Plus 2, The Checkmates, The Habit, The End and Charlie Dickens. Elsewhere, The Who played Camborne Ice Skating Rink
1966Grace Slick replaced Signe Toly Anderson as singer for Jefferson Airplane
1966Pink Floyd made their live debut at All Saints Hall, Notting Hill, London
1967Clive Davis is names as President of Columbia Records
1967Spanky & Our Gang release Lazy Day
1967The Who release I Can See For Miles
1968The Beatles completed 18 weeks of recording to complete their White Album
1969 – a warrant was issued by police in New Jersey for the arrest of Frank Sinatra in relation to his connections with the Mafia
1969Jimi Hendrix Experience’s Smash Hits LP is certified gold
1971John & Yoko appear on The Dick cavett Show, and in the course of the interview, manage a plug for John’s new LP, Yoko’s new single, Yoko’s new book, a film by John, 2 films by Yoko and her first art show
1971 – In Los Angeles District Court, Arco Industries, a music publishing firm owning copyrights on all material released by Specialty Records, files a $500,000 lawsuit against credence Clearwater Revival’s singer / songwriter John Fogerty. The suit claims that Fogerty’s song Travellin’ Band contains material copied from the song Good Golly, Miss Molly. The suit was dropped
1972Joe Cocker and 6 members of his band were arrested for possession of drugs after a performance in Adelaide, Australia. Joe was released on bail facing penalties ranging from a $2000 fine & 2 months in gaol to to a mere 4-hour notice to leave the country
1972Michael Jackson’s single, Ben went to no. 1 on the US charts. It was the 3rd solo hit in a year for the 13 year old
1972The Temptations release Papa Was A Rolling Stone
1975Kiss release Rock & Roll All Night
1976Aerosmith kicked off their 1st ever UK tour with a performance at Liverpool’s Empire Theatre
1977 – At the request of The Dodgers, Linda Ronstadt sang the national Anthem at Dodger Stadium on the 3rd game of the World Series
1978Ace Frehley releases New York Groove
1980Bob Marley’s last concert
1987 Bryan Adams performed live at Newcastle City Hall (UK) with support group T’Pau
1988Def Leppard become the first act in chart history to sell 7 million copies of 2 consecutive LPs, Pyromania (released in 1983) and Hysteria
1989Motley Crue’s album Dr Feelgood started a 2 week run at no. 1 on the US charts
1989Tracey Chapman scored her 2nd UK no. 1 album with Crossroads
1989Roy Orbison’s name was added to the West Texas Walk of Fame
1998Janet Jackson kicked off a 10-date US tour with *NSYNC as the opening act
2000 – UK school publication The Newspaper published a pop-star pet hates survey, revealing that Britney Spears hated her feet, Posh Spice Victoria Adams hated being called Vicky and Geri Halliwell was turned of by smelly men
2004Eric Clapton was suspended from driving in France after being clocked at 134mph in his Porsche 911 Turbo outside Merceuil. He was fined 750 euro and his UK licence confiscated. After paying the fine he posed for photos with the police and then left the scene in his Porsche – with secretary behind the wheel