Thursday, December 31, 2009


Take Your Pick – Greg OlsenTake Your Pick

This Is Love - The Loved Ones - Magic Box

My Weapon - XTC - Go 2

Night Ride Across The Caucasus - Loreena McKennett - The Book Of Secrets

The odd sock

Chaccaron Maccaron

Finale (Toys) - Eden Mackenzie - Living In A Clock

Heads Will Turn - The Yachts - The Yachts

Who’s Dreamin’ This Dream? - Christine McVie - Christine McVie

Onward - Yes - Tormato

Stuff you left in your pockets

Stomp Boogie – John Lee Hooker

Pretty Girls Everywhere – Eric Clapton & John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers

Country Blues – Muddy Waters

Gene’s Boogie – Gene Krupa & his orchestra

Board Meeting – Benny Goodman & his orchestra

Hawk Talk - Coleman Hawkins

Country Jam – Magna Carta - Songs From Wastie’s Orchard

Many Happy Returns - ABC - The Lexicon Of Love

Justice Wears A Skirt - Man Bites God - Man Bites God

Imagine The Swan - The Zombies - The Time Of The Zombies

3-piece suit

Time To Live

Jump Back – Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs - Live At Sunbury

Clean Like Tomorrow – XMetal 11

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Singer – AC/DC - TNT

Morning After The Party - Manfred Mann - The Ascent Of Mann – The Fontana Years

Young Lust - Aerosmith - Pump

Quote – “You can never get silence anywhere nowadays, have you noticed?” Bryan Ferry

Intros & Outros (6th January)

1924Earl Scruggs, bluegrass musician

1929Wilbert Harrison, R&B singer

1935Nino Tempo, rock vocalist

1935 - Paul Wilson, R&B singer

1937 - Doris Troy

1944 - Van McCoy, singer & producer for Gladys Knight and Aretha Franklin

1946 - Syd Barrett (Roger Keith Barrett),original singer & guitarist with Pink Floyd

1947 - Sandy Denny (Alexandra Elene Maclean Denny), singer for Fairport Convention, solo artist & featured on Led Zeppelin’s Battle of Evermore

1951 - Kim Wilson of The Fabulous Thunderbirds

1953Malcolm Young, guitarist with AC/DC

1959 - Kathy Sledge, member of Sister Sledge

1963 - Paul Brindley, bassist for The Sundays

1964 - Mark O’Toole, bassist/drummer with Frankie Goes To Hollywood

1967 - Peter Loran, vocalist for Trixter

1980 - Georgeanna Tillman Gordon of The Velvelettes died on this day

1993John B “Dizzy” Gillespie, blues / jazz trumpeter died of cancer on this day. He was 75

1995 - James Clay, saxophonist, died on this day. He was 59

1996 - James Brown’s wife Adrienne died on this day when she suffered a heart attack during a major plastic surgery operation. She was 47

On this day (6th January)

1956 - Elvis Presley’s first performance in a small auditorium, in the gym at Randolph High School, Mississippi

1957 - Elvis Presley made his 7th and last appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing Hound Dog, Love Me Tender, Heartbreak Hotel, Don’t Be Cruel, Peace in the Valley, a first performance of his new single Too Much, and When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again

1958Gibson guitars launched their famous Flying V electric guitars

1964 - The first night of a 14-date tour, Group Scene 1964, headlining The Rolling Stones, as well as The Ronettes, Marty Wilde, The Swinging Blue Jeans and Dave Berry & The Cruisers at the Granada Theatre,Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex

1966 - The BeatlesWe Can Work It Out was awarded gold

1968 - Val Doonican had no. 1 position on the UK album charts with Val Doonican Rocks, But Gently, while The Beatles had no. 1 on the US charts with Magical Mystery Tour for the next 8 weeks. Also, Paul Mauriat released Love is Blue and Lalo Schifrin released the theme to Mission: Impossible

1969 - The Supremes released I’m Livin’ In Shame

1970 - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young made their UK live debut in The Royal Albert Hall, London

1971 - Neil Young returned to Canada for his first concert there since pre-stardom days

1973 - Carly Simon’s You’re So Vain (with Mick Jagger on backing vocals) started 3 weeks at no. 1 on the US singles charts

1975 - The Wiz opened on Broadway to enthusiastic reviews. In Boston Gardens, 1000 Led Zeppelin fans waiting overnight in the foyer for ticket sales, caused an estimated $30,000 damage when they rioted. The Boston Mayor cancelled the show

1977 - Faced with growing discontent from staff who had come face to face with The Sex Pistols, and a strike threat from employees at the company’s pressing plant who were unhappy about manufacturing Anarchy in the UK, EMI Records dropped the band and payed them £40,000 to release them from their contract. Also, Kiss’s LP, Rock & Roll Over, went platinum

1979 - The Village People scored no. 1 on the UK charts with Y.M.C.A.

1982 - Fun Boy Three’s Lynval Golding required 20 stitches to his head & neck after a stabbing by white youths in a Coventry disco

1987 - Eric Clapton started what became an annual event by playing 6 shows at The Royal Albert Hall, London

1990 - Phil Collins… But Seriously started 3 weeks at no. 1 on the US charts, while figures released by US accountants showed that the recent US tour by The Rolling Stonesgrossed over $1 million – a then new record for any rock act

1993 - It was reported that David Bowie had lost over £2.5 million in unpaid royalties to an Italian Mafia-linked bootleg fraud

1997 – Two bronze busts worth £50,000 were stolen from George Harrison’s garden when thieves scaled a 3 metre wall, and cut the statues from their plinths

2001 - Pink Floyd guitaist David Gilmour won the right to his name. David took legal action in his battle to reclaim from Andrew Herman who had registered the URL and was selling Pink Floyd merchandise through the site

2004 - US CD sales rose for the first time in 4 years, despite the growing popularity of legal digital musical downloads

Monday, December 28, 2009


Take Your Pick – Greg OlsenTake Your Pick
Heavy Hats – Nils LofgrenDamaged Goods
Romany Soup – Tyrannosaurus Rex - Unicorn
She Comes In Colours - Love - Best Of …

The odd sock
Eleanor Rigby - Tony Bennett

Shake, Rattle & Roll - The Loved Ones - Magic Box
Jumping In Gomorrah - XTC - Go 2
The Highwayman - Loreena McKennett - The Book Of Secrets
I Can’t Stay Long - The Yachts - The Yachts

Stuff you left in your pockets
Shoo Shoo Baby – Dinah Washington
Lonely Years – Eric Clapton & John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers
Slop Around – Buddy Guy
I Should Have Kept On Dreaming – Gene Krupa & his orchestra
Scarecrow – Benny Goodman & his orchestra
I Knew Dana - Coleman Hawkins

The Woman’s Dream - Eden Mackenzie - Living In A Clock
Circus Of Heaven - Yes - Tormato
Got A Hold On Me - Christine McVie - Christine McVie

3-piece suit
In The Real World
Where’s The Walrus?
Light Of The World
Chinese Whispers
Stereotomy 2 – Alan Parsons Project - Stereotomy

Embers Fire – Paradise LostMetal 11
Show Me - ABC - The Lexicon Of Love
Country Jam – Magna Carta - Songs From Wastie’s Orchard
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Singer – AC/DC - TNT

Quote“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain“ Bob Marley

Intros & Outros (30th December)

1928Bo Diddley (Elias Bates McDaniel), blues guitarist & singer
1930 - Andy Williams, singer
1931 - Skeeter Davis (Mary Francis Penick), singer
1933 - Andy Stewart, singer
1934Del Shannon (Charles Westover), singer
1937 - John Hartford, songwriter. Also played banjo & fiddle on The ByrdsSweetheart of the Rodeo
1937 - (Noel) Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary
1940 - Kenny Pentifallo of Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes
1942Mike Nesmith, actor, vocalist & guitarist with The Monkees, solo artist, record & video producer
1942Robert Quine, guitarist with Richard Hell & The Voidoids, also worked with Lou Reed, Brian Eno, Lloyd Cole and They Might Be Giants
1945 - Davey Jones, actor, vocalist & guitarist with The Monkees
1945 - Roger Glover, bassist with Rainbow
1946Patti Smith, singer and poet
1947 - Jeff Lynne, guitarist, synthesizer-player and vocalist with Idle Race, The Move, Electric Light Orchestra and The Travelling Wilburys
1949 - Geoff Peacey of Boston Show Band, Lake and Elephant
1950 - Dave Stewart of Hatfield and The North
1959 - Tracey Ullman, comedian, singer & actress
1969 - Jason Kay, vocalist with Jamiroquai
1975 - Tiger Woods (Just thought you’d like to know. Ed.)
1991 - A second child is born to Bruce Springsteen and his wife Patti Scaialf
1995Clarence Satchell of The Ohio Players died on this day

On this day (30th December)
1962 - 18 year-old Brenda Lee (Brenda Mae Tarpley), was injured slightly when she tried to rescue her poodle, CeeCee, from their burning house. The dog later died from smoke inhalation
1962Ike & Tina Turner, The Ike-ettes, Jimmy Thomas and Mary Brown performed at Coconut Grove in Sacrament, California
1963 - New Musical Express’s 12th International popularity Poll lists British acts at the top of most categories for the first time – the no. 1 male singer is Cliff Richard, the no. 1 group is The Beatles, and the record of the year is She Loves You
1965 - Tonight’s episode of the TV pop show, Shindig!, featured The Kinks, The Who, Manfred Mann, The Hollies and Gerry & The Pacemakers
1967 - The top 3 positions on the US singles charts were The Beatles at no. 1 with Hello Goodbye (their 15th no. 1 in the US), Gladys Knight & The Pips with I Heard It Through The Grapevine and The Monkees with Day Dream Believer
1969 - Peter Tork quit The Monkees by buying himself out at a cost of $160,000
1970 - Paul McCartney sued John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr to dissolve The Beatles partnership, and regain control of his interest in it
1973 - John McLaughlin & The Mahavishnu Orchestra played their last concert at The Masonic Auditorium in Detroit, Michigan
1974 - The Beatles partnership officially dissolves, 4 years after Paul McCartney initiated his lawsuit
1976 - Abba’s Greatest Hits goes gold
1978 - Emerson, Lake & Palmer announced their official break up, while XTC made their live debut in the US at a show in Philadelphia
1981The J. Geils Band’s Freeze-Frame goes gold
1989 - Chris Novoselic, bassist with Nirvana married Shelli Dilly in Washington
1993 - Deni Hines married INXS’ guitarist Kirk Pengilly
1995Michael Jackson’s Earth Song was no. 1 in the UK
1999 - George Harrison and his wife Olivia were attacked when an intruder broke into their home. The Intruder, Michael Abram, was arrested; George had been stabbed in the chest and was admitted to hospital. On a lighter note, former Slade singer, Noddy Holder, was awarded an MBE, and Mark Knopfler awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Millennium Honours list
2001 - Nickelback’s How To Remind Me went to no. 1 in the US charts
2002 - Diana Ross was arrested for drink driving by the Arizona police. She was cited with 3 misdemeanors – driving under the influence, driving with a blood-alcohol level over .08 and “extreme DUI” driving with a blood alcohol level over .15

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Take Your Pick – Greg OlsenTake Your Pick
Ask Me If I Care - The Lemon Pipers - The Best Of …
Last Night - The Ventures - The Ventures Play Telstar
Baby Please Don’t Go - John Lennon - Lennon

The odd sock
My Pal Foot Foot - The Shaggs

Something So Right - Annie Lennox - Medusa
The Misty Coast Of Albany – Tyrannosaurus Rex - Unicorn
Setting Sun – Nils LofgrenDamaged Goods
(Don’t Spill My) Courage - Wall Of Voodoo - 7 Days In Sammystown

Stuff you left in your pockets
Hold It Right There – Eddie “Clean Head” Vinson
Third Degree – Eric Clapton & John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers
Ain’t Nobody’s Business – Jimmy Witherspoon
Gee Bop – Gene Krupa & his orchestra
The Mole – Harry James & his orchestra

Que Vida - Love - Best Of …
And Then - Weather Report - Mr Gone
Don’t Need A Reindeer - The Moody Blues - December
Life Is Good In The Greenhouse - XTC - Go 2

3-piece suit
One Night In Paris
The Same Night In Paris
Later The Same Night In Paris
I’m Not In Love
Blackmail – 10cc - The Original Soundtrack

Embers Fire – Paradise LostMetal 11
Semaphore Love - The Yachts - The Yachts
Christmas In California – America
Go Tell It On The Mountain – The Blind Boys Of Alabama

Quote“ I really like performing when I'm mad. And I'm always mad at boys “
Avril Lavigne

Intros & Outros (23rd December)

1913Lulu Belle (Myrtle Eleanor Cooper) of Lulu Belle & Scotty
1929Chet Baker (Chesney Baker)
1935Esther Phillips (Esther Mae Jones), soul singer
1939Johnny Kidd (Frederick Heath), front-man for Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
1940 - Eugene Record, singer with The Chi-Lites
1940Jorma Kaukonen, guitarist with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna
1941 - Ron Bushy, drummer with Iron Butterfly
1941 - Tim Harden, singer / songwriter
1943Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer) of Spinal Tap
1943 - Peter Quaife, bassist for The Kinks
1946 - Duster Bennett, singer, guitarist & harmonica player for Alexis Korner, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, BB King & Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac
1949Ariel Bender (Luther James Grosvenor), guitarist with Spooky Tooth and Mott the Hoople
1951 - Johnny Contardo, singer with Sha-Na-Na
1955Bruce Hornsby, keyboard player
1958 - Dave Murray, guitarist with Iron Maiden
1960 - Will Sinnott, bassist with The Shamen
1965 - Slash, guitarist for Guns ‘n’ Roses
1965 - Eddie Vedder, singer for Pearl Jam
1992 - Eddie Hazel, guitarist for Funkadelic died on this day. He was 42

On this day (23rd December)
1957 - Tom & Jerry (Simon & Garfunkel) released Hey! Schoolgirl
1959Chuck Berry was arrested for taking 14 year-old Janice Norine (who, unbeknown to Berry, was working as a prostitute) across a state line. Berry was sentenced to 5 years gaol but was freed after racist remarks by the judge
1961 - Decca talent scout, Mike Smith was impressed by a performance of The Beatles when he saw them play at The Cavern
1964 - The Beach BoysBrian Wilson had a nervous breakdown during a flight from Los Angeles to Houston during a US tour. He left the band to concentrate on writing &producing. Glen Campbell took his place for the rest of the tour
1964 - Pirate radio station Radio London began regular broadcasts
1964The Beach Boys made their first appearance on Shindig! playing Little Saint Nick, Dance, Dance, Dance, Johnny B. Goode and Monster Mash
1966 - British TV pop show, Ready, Steady, Go broadcast its final edition featuring The Who, while Night Tripper, later to be renamed The UFO Club, opened, featuring progressive rock, light shows, movies and weirdness ‘til dawn. This first show featured Pink Floyd, The Floyd, The Soft Machine, Tomorrow and Arthur Brown
1967 - The Classics IV released Spooky and The Jimi Hendrix Experience released Foxy Lady
1969 - Elton John, lyricist Bernie Taupin, arranger Paul Buckmaster and producer Gus Dudgeon meet for the first time to discuss Elton’s recording career
1970 - Joni Mitchell’s 3rd LP, Ladies of the Canyon, goes gold
1972 - 9 year-old Jimmy Osmond became the youngest artist to top the UK singles charts with Long Haired Lover From Liverpool, and John Lennon’s Imagine is world premiered on US television
1972 – Former Grand Funk Railroad manager, Terry Knight showed up at a benefit gig armed with 2 deputy-sheriffs and a 20-foot moving van. He had a court order giving him the right to seize and hold $1 million in money or assets pending settlement of several lawsuits between him & the band. Since the show couldn’t go on without the equipment, he was ordered not to touch anything until after the show
1974 - The Faces set an attendance record for the most successful rock tour of Britain for the year, and George Harrison released Ding Dong, Ding Dong
1977 - Cat Stevens formally changed his name to Yusef Islam
1978 - Rod Stewart released Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?
1980 - John McVie and wife, Julie were busted for cocaine possession when sniffer dogs alerted police to the contents of a package addressed to their Honolulu home
1984 - Howard Jones played the first of 3 sold-out concerts at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, supported by Strawberry Switchblade
1985 - During a concert by LL Cool J at a roller rink at Baltimore, a fight broke out – one person was trampled underfoot & 3 people were shot
1985 - Judas Priest fans Raymond Belknap and James Vance shot themselves after drinking beer, smoking dope and listening to the LP Stained Class for several hours. Belknap shot & killed himself, while Vance blew off the front of his face. He lived for 3 years before dying of the effects of the shooting
1989 - The 2nd version of Do They Know It’s Christmas? by Band Aid II hit no. 1 on the UK charts
1996 - Motley Crue’s bassist, Nikki Sixx, married Baywatch star Donna Deruico
1998 - BBC 1 aired the program about the life of Robbie Williams, Some Mothers …
2000Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall was given a police caution for possessing cocaine and cannabis, found in his Surrey home by police after a woman falsely accused him of rape
2002 - Sir Paul McCartney was granted his own coat of arms by the College of Arms. It features a Liver Bird, highlighting his Liverpool connections

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Take Your Pick – Greg OlsenTake Your Pick
In Perfect Dreams - k d lang - Even Cowgirls Get The Blues
Red River Rock - The Ventures - The Ventures Play Telstar
Rock & Roll - Led Zeppelin - Early Days

The odd sock
Things I Wonder - The Shaggs

Rainbow Tree - The Lemon Pipers - The Best Of …
Come To Me – Tommy James & The Shondells - Tommy James & The Shondells
Fortunately - John Lennon - Lennon
The Pilgrim’s Tale – Tyrannosaurus Rex - Unicorn

Stuff you left in your pockets
Bye Bye Baby Blues – Big Joe Williams
Hideaway – Eric Clapton & John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers
Sittin’ On Top – Ray Charles
Ladybird – Charlie Bird
Swingin’ On The Teagarden Gate – Jack Teagarden & his orchestra

Waiting In Vain - Annie Lennox - Medusa
Tragic Vaudeville - Wall Of Voodoo - 7 Days In Sammystown
Here For You – Nils LofgrenDamaged Goods
Pinocchio - Weather Report - Mr Gone

3-piece suit
Let It Rain
Presence Of The Lord – Derek & The Dominos - In Concert

Do You Need Some – Mind BombMetal 11
Beatown - XTC - Go 2
Orange Skies - Love - Best Of …
Then & Now - The Yachts - The Yachts

I always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music
Aretha Franklin

Intros & Outros (16th December)

1919Earl Bolick of Sky Boys
1934Karl Denver, singer with Happy Mondays, and solo artist
1937 - Jim Glaser, member of The Glaser Brothers
1944Glenn Miller, jazz player / band-leader, died on this day. He was 40
1945 - Tony Hicks, guitarist with The Hollies
1946 - Benny Anderson, keyboard player & vocalist with Abba
1950 - Bill Gibbons, guitarist & vocalist for Moving Sidewalks & ZZ Top
1951Robben Ford, guitarist
1959Steve Irvine, drummer forLloyd Cole & The Emotions
1972 - Michael McCary, vocalist with Boyz II Men
1988 - Sylvester James, US disco singer, died on this day of an aids-related condition. He was 41
1997Nicolette Larson, singer/ songwriter who worked with Neil Young, Linda Ronstadt and David Crosby died on this day. She was 45
2001Stuart Adamson, vocalist for Big Country, was found dead in Hawaii motel room more than a month after disappearing from his US home. He had been fighting a battle against alcoholism. He was 43

On this day (16th December)
1950Patti Page’s Tennessee Waltz topped the charts
1957 - Pat Boone’s April Love topped the charts
1965The Beatles’ double A-side Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out, became their 9th no. 1 in the UK, and their 3rd Christmas chart-topper in a row. The Music of Lennon & McCartney was screened by Granada TV in the London area, and Magical Mystery Tour double LP & book entered the UK charts
1966 - The Beatles released Everywhere It’s Christmas in the UK
1966 - Jimi Hendrix Experience released Hey Joe on the Polydor label after it was rejected by Decca Records
1967 - The Rolling Stones announced that Marianne Faithful was the first artist signed to their Mother Earth label, The Lemon Pipers released Green Tambourine and Pink Floyd perform at the Middle Earth Club, one of London’s major rock venues
1968 - Creedence Clearwater Revival’s debut LP went gold
1970 - In one day, 5 singles & 5 albums by Creedence Clearwater Revival are certified gold. Down on the Corner, Lookin’ Out My Back Door, Travellin’ Band, bad Moon Risin’, Up Around The Bend and Cosmo’s Factory, Willy & The Poor Boys, Green River, Bayou Country and Creedence Clearwater Revival
1971 - Frank Zappa’s movie, 200 Motels opened at London’s Piccadilly Classic Cinema
1971 - Don McLean released his 8-minutes-plus single American Pie
1972 - Billy Paul’s Me & Mrs Jones started a 3-week run at no. 1 on the US charts, and Paul McCartney released Hi, Hi, Hi
1973 - Stephen Stills becomes the father of a 2 year-old boy when he loses a paternity suit filed against him by Harriet Tunis
1974Mott The Hoople called it quits. Front man Ian Hunter left the band after failing to recover from having collapsed from exhaustion 2 months before
1975 - The Bay City Rollers received US gold for Saturday Night
1977 - The Bee Gees’ received gold for How Deep Is Your Love
1977 - Saturday Night Fever premieres
1978 - Alex Harvey played Glasgow’s Apollo. Tickets ranged from £1.50 to &pound:3
1982 - Japan played their last concert before splitting up in Nagoya, Japan
1983 - Judas Priest played the first of 2 sold-out nights at London’s Hammersmith Odeon
1983 - The Who disbanded. Although substitute drummer Kenny Jones was probably the best possible substitute, the group never really recovered from Keith Moon’s death 5 years earlier
1988 - Sigue Sigue Sputnik played at England’s Stourbridge Town Hall. Tickets cost £5
1989 - Billy Joel’s Storm Front LP went to no. 1 in the US, while Jive Bunny & The Mastermixes had a no. 1 single in the UK with Let’s Party
1991 - Chubby Checker filed a $14,000 million lawsuit against McDonalds in Canada, for its alleged use of an imitation of his voice on The Twist in a fries commercial
1993 - The Verve played The Krazy House, Liverpool, supported by Oasis while MTV aired Nirvana’s Unplugged session for the first time
1994 - The MonkeesDavey Jones was charged with DWI
1999 – A 28 year-old man died when he fell more than 24metres while dismantling the set of a Spice Girls set in Earl’s Court, London
2000 – The estranged father & former manager of LeAnn Rimes made embarrassing allegations during a legal battle over millions of dollars. Mr Rimes told the court that LeAnn paid her mother $11,390 every times she styled her hair before a show
2001Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman started a 3-week run at no.1 on the UK singles charts with their cover of Frank & Nancy Sinatra’s 1967 no. 1 hit Somethin’ Stupid. The song was the Christmas no. 1 for 2001

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Take Your Pick – Greg OlsenTake Your Pick
Kundalini Yoga Waltz - k d lang - Even Cowgirls Get The Blues
Rock Love - Utopia - Adventures In Utopia
Black Dog - Led Zeppelin - Early Days

The odd sock
Mr Tambourine Man - William Shatner

I Was Not Born To Follow - The Lemon Pipers - The Best Of …
Inside Out - The Venetians - Amazing World
Imagine (take 1) - John Lennon - Lennon
Percolator - The Ventures - The Ventures Play Telstar

Stuff you left in your pockets
I Ain’t Mad At You Pretty Baby – Gatemouth Brown
Walkin’ Away Blues – Ry Cooder
Nothin’ For Nothin’ Blues – Big Joe Turner
Untitled Blues – Charlie Bird
Begin The Beguine – Artie Shaw & his orchestra

Thin Line Between Love & Hate - Annie Lennox - Medusa
Gotta Get Back To You – Tommy James & The Shondells - Tommy James & The Shondells
Alone – Nils LofgrenDamaged Goods
Nijinsky Hand – Tyrannosaurus Rex - Unicorn

3-piece suit
Child In Time
Black Night
Cry Free – Deep Purple - Powerhouse

Shame On Me – The WildheartsMetal 11
Museums - Wall Of Voodoo - Welcome To Sammystown
Stephanie Knows - Love - Best Of …
Punk Jazz - Weather Report - Mr Gone

Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music
Angela Monèt

Intros & Outros (9th December)

1932Jessie “Ooh Poo Pah Doo” Hill, jazz musician
1932 - Junior Wells (Amos Blackmore), harmonica player with The Muddy Waters Band, teamed with Buddy Guy, and solo artist
1938 - David Houston
1940 - Sam Strain R&B singer of Little Anthony & The Imperials & The O’Jays
1941Dan Hicks of Hot Licks
1943 - Rick Danko, guitarist & vocalist for The Hawks, which evolved into The Band
1943 - Kenny Vance of Jay & The Americans
1944Neil Innes, vocals & guitarist for Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band (later Bonzo Dog Band), composed music for Monty Python’s Flying Circus, wrote for and performed in The Rutles
1944Shirley Brickley of The Orlons
1948Dennis Dunaway, played in Alice Cooper’s band
1950Joan Armatrading, singer
1953Jill Seaward of Shakatak
1956Sylvia (Sylvia Kirby Allen), country singer
1956Lou Handman, songwriter, died on this day
1957 - Donny Osmond, member of The Osmonds
1968 - Michael Foster, drummer for Firehouse
1969 - Jakob Dylan (son of Bob Dylan), guitarist & vocals for The Wallflowers
1970 - Zac Foley, bassist with EMF
1972Tre Cool (Frank Wright), drummer for Green Day
1978Chris Wolstenholme bassist for The Muse
1981Sonny Til (Earlington Carl Tilghman) of The Orioles, died of as heart attack on this day. He was 51
1994 - Garnet Silk, reggae singer, died on this day. He was 28
1994 - Maureen Cox Starkey ex-wife of Ringo, died of leukemia on this day. She was 48
1996 - Faron Young, country singer, committed suicide on this day
2340 - Worf, Star Trek Klingon

On this day (9th December)
1964Paul McCartney paid a visit on Ringo Starr, recovering from a tonsillectomy
1967 - Jim Morrison was maced back-stage at a Doors concert by an over-enthusiastic security guard who mistook him for a fan. Morrison retaliated with verbal abuse of the officer onstage, was dragged off and gaoled.
1967 - Cream’s Disreali Gears entered the charts
1968 - The Jimi Hendrix Experiencetook no. 1 on the US charts with Electric Ladyland
1971 - The Who played The Los Angeles Forum, California
1971 - Carole King was awarded gold for her LP, Music
1972 - The Moody Blues started a 5-week run at no. 1 on the US charts with Seventh Sojourn, Elton John released Crocodile Rock, while Helen Reddy became the 1st Aussie female to top the US chart. I Am Woman, from the movie Stand Up & Be Counted, became an anthem for the feminist movement. It was Capitol Records’ first no. 1 hit in over 4 years.
1972 - A stage version of Peter Townsend’s Tommy, with an all-star cast including The London Symphony Orchestra, The Who, Rod Stewart, Steve Winwood, Maggie Bell, Sandy Denny, Richie Havens, Ringo Starr, Peter Sellers and Richard Harris, was staged at London’s Rainbow Theatre. 2 shows were staged as charity performances aiding Stars’ Organisation Form Spastics and raised £10,000, and a live album was later released
1974 - The Who receive gold for Odds & Sods, a collection of oddities from the group’s tape archive
1974 - George Harrison released his first album on the Dark Horse label, titled Dark Horse
1978 - Boney M’s Mary’s Boy Child, (a cover of the 1957 Harry Belafonte hit), went to no. 1 in the UK. Chic started a 7-week run at no. 1 in the US with Le Freak. The Blues Brothers released a cover of Sam & Dave’s hit, Soul Man
1984 - Lloyd Cole & The Commotions played The Powerhouse, Birmingham while Spandau Ballet performed at Wembley Arena in London
1988 - According to a poll released in the US, music by Neil Diamond was favoured as the best background music for sex. Second choice was Beethoven followed by Luther Vandross
1989Rodney Crowell, husband of Johnny Cash’s daughter, Roseanne, became the first artist to release an album that contained 5 US country no. 1 singles
1989Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start The Fire started a 2-week run at no. 1 in the US
1990Paula Abdul was taken to North Hollywood Medical Centre after being involved in a car crash in Los Angeles
1991 –2nd Billboard music awards
1991 - After a long legal battle, Bob Marley’s $11.5 million estate was awarded to his wife & children. Ziggy Marley’s daughter was born and named Justice in honour of the verdict
1992 - Bill Wyman leaves The Rolling Stones after playing with the band for over 30 years
1992 –3rd Billboard music awards
1995 - Michael Jackson scored his 6th solo UK no. 1 single when Earth Song hit the top for 6 weeks. It also gave him the UK Christmas no. 1 of 1995
1995 - The BeatlesAnthology No. 1 topped the charts
1997 - Oasis played the 1st of 3 sold-out concerts at Wembley Arena in London, supported by Supergrass
1998 - All SaintsNicole Appleton walked out during the recording of BBC2’s Later, saying she had quit the band
2000 - Sharon Corr of The Corrs called for the legalization of cannabis, claiming it has medicinal properties. Sharon said, ”certainly people with certain conditions can get a brief reprieve from their symptoms through cannabis”
2001 - Channel 4 issued an apology to viewers for Madonna’s use of the word “motherfucker” during live TV coverage at The Tate gallery. A TV spokesman said they did have a bleeper system, but missed it. (The editor of The Laundromat blog apologises to viewers for the use of….. oh, forget it)
2003 - Ozzy Osbourne was hospitalised at Wexham Park, Slough, Berkshire after a quad-bike accident at his UK home. He broke his collarbone, 8 ribs and a vertebrae in his neck. News of the accident reached the House of Commons, where the government sent a goodwill message
2003 - A Celebrity Thumbprints auction took place on Beyoce, Kelly osbourne, Coldplay, Blue and Westlife were among celebrities whose thumbprints were auctioned