Saturday, February 20, 2010


Take Your Pick – Greg OlsenTake Your Pick
Sunnyboys - Sunnyboys
Walking The Whippett - Andy Mackay - In Search Of Eddie Riff

The odd sock
It Was A Very Good Year - William Shatner

Progress - Midnight Oil - Scream In Blue
After The Rain - The Angels - Face To Face
Prayer - Ross Nobel - Surviving

Stuff you left in your pockets
Frisco Town – Memphis Minnie
Rollin’ Man – Fleetwood Mac
Guess Who – Billy Holiday
In The Bottle Blues – Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti
Leap Frog – Les Brown & his orchestra
My Delight - James Morrison & Adam Makowicz

U.F.O. - Larry Norman - Vol 3
A Heart In New York - Art Garfunkel - Scissors Cut
Blood Of The Sun - Mountain - Super Hits

Need To Know - Arthur Brown - Chisolm In My Bosom
Surrounded – Dream TheatreMetal 11
Unpublished Critics - Australian Crawl - Sirocco

Give Peace A Chance - Plastic Ono Band - Live Peace in Toronto 1969
Planet Clare - B-52s - B-52s
Plastic & Concrete - Iggy Pop - American Caesar

3-piece suit
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (episode 6) – Douglas Adams

Quote – “Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance”.
Dave Barry

Intros & Outtros (24th February)

1932 - Michel Legrand, composer
1933 - David ‘Fathead’ Newman
1942 - Paul Jones (Paul Pond), singer & harmonica player for Manfred Mann, The Blues Band and radio presenter, actor and solo artist
1943 - George Harrison, guitarist & vocalist for The Beatles, and solo artist
1944 - Nicky Hopkins, started out with Screaming Lord Sutch’s Savages, then Cyril Davies’ All Stars. Session pianist for the likes of The Beatles, John Lennon, The Rolling Stones, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jeff Beck, Jefferson Airplane, The Who and The Small Faces
1947 - Rupert Holmes, writer, producer & singer
1947 - Lonnie Turner, bassist & vocalist for the Steve Miller Band
1955 - Bob Abrams of The Buckinghams
1959 - Colin Farley, bassist for Cutting Crew
1962 - Michelle Shocked, singer / songwriter
1988 - Memphis Slim (Peter Chataman), blues musician, died on this day
1990 - Johnny Ray, singer, died of liver failure on this day. He was 63
1991Webb Pierce, country singer, died on this day aged 77
1993 - Toy Caldwell, guitarist with The Marshall Tucker Band died on this day, aged 45
1994 - Dinah Shore, singer, died of cancer on this day. She was 76
2004 - Estelle Axton, founder of Stax Records died on this day, aged 85

On this day (24th February)

1956 - Bill Haley was guaranteed $250,000 for 21 US gigs. PJ Proby was banned by the BBC following his “trouser-splitting” incidents. Police in Cleveland, Ohio, invoke a 1931 ordinance barring people under the age of 18 from dancing in public unless accompanied by an adult
1957 - Buddy Holly recorded That’ll Be The Day, the title taken from a phrase spoken by John Wayne in the film The Searchers
1963 - The Rolling Stones started a Sunday-night residency at The Station Hotel in Richmond, Surrey. They were paid £24, and performed to 66 people
1964 - The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show via tape recording
1965 - The Beatles began filming their 2nd movie, Help!
1967 - Robert Stigwood signed The Bee Gees to a 5 year contacts. He told reporters, ”it’s impossible to overstate their international potential both as performers and composers”
1968 - Jimi Hendrix’s Axis: Bold as Love LP entered the US charts
1969 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their last-ever British performance at The Royal Albert Hall
1971 - Janis Joplin’s Pearl went gold
1973 - Roberta Flack started a 5-week run at US no. 1 with Killing Me Softly With His Song, a song written about Don McLean. The Byrds made their final live appearance, when they played The Capitol Theatre, Passaic, New Jersey. Dobie Gray released Drift Away
1976 - The EaglesGreatest Hits became the first album to be awarded platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America under new certifications that represent sales of 1 million albums or 2 million singles
1979 - The Police released Roxanne. Jefferson Starship released their greatest hits LP, Gold
1981 - Rockpile disbanded due to personality riffs between co-leaders Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe
1982 - The Police won “Best Group” and Adam & The Ants won “Best Album” for Kings of the Wild Frontier at the first annual Brit Awards. Winners at the Grammy Awards included John & Yoko for their album Double Fantasy, Kim Carnes for Bette Davis Eyes. Quincy Jones got “Producer of the Year” and Sheena Easton got “Best New Act”
1987 - Paul Simon received a Grammy for Graceland (Best Album), Steve Winwood for Higher Love (Best Record), Bruce Hornsby & The Range for Best New Artist
1988 - Alice Cooper campaigned as a member of the Wild Party and announced he would be running for Governor of Arizona
1990 - Happy Mondays dominated the UK Independent singles charts with 6 entries in the Top 30
1992 - Kurt Cobain married Courtney Love in Hawaii. The US Postal service unveiled 2 versions of a postage stamp bearing the likeness of Elvis Presley for public vote. The younger Elvis won
1993 - This years Grammys celebrate Eric Clapton as 6-time winner, including Best Record & Song for Tears in Heaven and Best Album for Unplugged
1997 - Spice Girls won “Best Single” for Wannabe at the Brit Awards. Other winners included Manic Street Preachers for “Best Group”, The Prodigy (“Best Dance Act”), George Michael (Best Male”), Gabrielle (“Best Female”), Kula Shaker (“Best Newcomer”)
1998 - Elton John was knighted by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham. Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was arrested and charged with hitting his wife Pamela Anderson Lee. Also, John Fogerty was awarded the 1998 Orville H Gibson Lifetime Award to recognise the best rock, blues & jazz guitarists as voted by critics and magazine editors. Lindsay Buckingham and Sheryl Crow also received awards
2000 - Carlos Santana won 8 awards at this year’s Grammys including an award for Supernatural. Sting won awards for “Best Pop Album” and “Best Male Pop Vocal”, Sir Elton John won the “Legend Award” and Phil Collins won “Best Soundtrack for Tarzan
2002 - Sting started 2 weeks at no. 1 on the UK album charts for The Very Best Of …
2003 - Sir Paul McCartney played a private 50th birthday show for Wendy Whitworth, executive producer of CNN’s Larry King Show. He donated his $1 million fee to the Adopt-a-Minefield charity

Friday, February 12, 2010


Take Your Pick – Greg OlsenTake Your Pick
Love In An Elevator - Aerosmith - Pump
One - Al Kooper - I Stand Alone

The odd sock
Common People - William Shatner

MEO 245 - Screen Memory
Love Hurts - Andrew Gold - Andrew Gold
Sunnyboys - Sunnyboys

Stuff you left in your pockets
Stormy Sea Blues – Ma Rainey
Stop Messin’ Around – Fleetwood Mac
Country Blues – Muddy Waters
The Wild Dog – Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti
Chattanooga Choo Choo – Glenn Miller & his orchestra
Feelings - Dick Fregulia

Wrong Turn - Max Merritt & The Meteors - Back Home Live
Past Present & Future - Andy Mackay - In Search Of Eddie Riff
Stars Of Warburton - Midnight Oil - Scream In Blue

After The Rain - The Angels - Face To Face
Crucified – Lillian AxeMetal 11
A Heart In New York - Art Garfunkel - Scissors Cut

Prayer - Ross Nobel - Surviving
Need To Know - Arthur Brown - Chisolm In My Bosom
U.F.O. - Larry Norman - Vol 3

3-piece suit
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (episode 5) – Douglas Adams

Quote – “I don’t see myself as a rock & roll person. It doesn’t fill any holes in my soul”
Daniel Johns

Intros & Outtros (17th February)

1905 - Orville “Hoppy” Jones, bass singer & cello player for The Inkspots
1922 - Tommy Edwards, singer
1931 - Uncle Jimmy Thompson, first musician featured on WSM Barn Dance, later called Grand Ole Opry
1933 - Bobby Lewis, singer
1935 - Johnny Bush, country singer
1939 - John Leyton
1941 - Gene Pitney, singer
1947 - Dodie Stevens (Geraldine Ann Pasquale)
1949 - Fred Frith, guitarist, violinist and bassist for Skeleton Crew
1950 - Rick Medlocke, guitarist and vocalist for Blackfoot
1966 - Melissa Brooke-Belland, from Voice of the Beehive)
1968 - Patrick Uterwijk, pop guitarist
1972 - Billie Joe Armstrong, guitarist & vocalist for Green Day
1982 - Thelonius Monk, jazz pianist, died of a stroke on this day. He was 64
1998Bob Merrill, songwriter, died on this day aged 77

On this day (17th February)

1960 - Elvis Presley won his first gold record for Elvis. The Everly Brothers scored signed a $1 million contract with Warner Brothers Records
1962 - Gene Chandler started a 3-week run at no. 1 in the US with Duke of Earl. The Beach Boys introduced a new musical style with Surfin’
1964 - The Beatles released All My Lovin’
1965 - The Rolling Stones re-record the vocals on The Last Time at RCA Studios, as they were displeased with the original
1966 - Nancy Sinatra hit no. 1 in the UK with. These Boots Are Made For Walkin’. Sergeant Barry Sadler received gold for his single The Ballad of The Green Berets and his album Ballads of The Green Berets
1967 - Soft Machine released Love Makes Sweet Music. Jerry Lee Lewis appeared at Steve Paul’s Scene in New York.
1968 - Diana Ross & The SupremesGreatest Hits hit no. 1 in the UK. The Beatles released Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields
1969 - Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash recorded Girl From The North Country. It appeared on Bob’s Nashville Skyline album
1970 - Joni Mitchell announced onstage at London’s Royal Albert Hall that she would be retiring from live performances (she was back onstage by the end of the year)
1971 - James Taylor made his TV debut on The Johnny Cash Show. Other guests included Neil Young, Linda Ronstadt and Tony Joe White. Elton John’s self-titled US debut went gold.
1972 - Pink Floyd started a 3-night gig at London’s Rainbow Theatre playing tracks from Dark Side of The Moon a full year before its album release. Tickets cost £1. Jonathan Edwards was awarded gold for Sunshine and instead of buying a fancy Porsche, he bought a fancy truck
1973 - Dueling Banjos went to no. 1 in the US
1975 - John Lennon released his Rock ‘n’ Roll album
1976 - An attempt to fuse Shakespeare with rock music, Rockabye Hamlet opened on Broadway, but failed days later. The Eagles released their Greatest Hits album. Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatrical Society gave its annual “Woman of the Year” award to Bette Midler who responded with ”this award characterises what the American male wants in a woman – brains, talent and gorgeous tits”
1979 - Blondie scored their first UK no. 1 with Parallel Lines. It stayed on top for 4 weeks. Also, they released their single Heart of Glass. The Clash opened the US leg of their Pearl Harbour ‘79 tour at New York’s Palladium
1980 - Kenny Rogers was no. 1 on the UK singles charts with Coward of the County
1982 - J Geils Band perform on The Joe Franklin Show in New York City
1988 - A 12-year-old fan of Motley Crue in Hollywood, Florida, set his legs on fire trying to imitate a stunt from Live Wire. The band issued a statement saying that the their stunts should not be tried at home
1989 - R.E.M., Hoodoo Gurus and The Go-Betweens performed at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion. Whitesnake’s David Coverdale married Tawny Kitaen
1990 - Aerosmith appeared on Saturday Night Live performing their version of the Wayne’s World theme in a skit where they appeared as themselves
1996 - Bruce Springsteen’s expired Platinum Express Card was sold for $4,500 at a New York memorabilia sale
2000 - John Lennon’s Steinway piano, on which he composed Imagine, went on display at the Beatles Story Museum in Liverpool

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Take Your Pick – Greg OlsenTake Your Pick
Can’t Be Satisfied - Harry Manx - Road Ragas
F-I-N-E - Aerosmith - Pump

The odd sock
House Of The Rising Sun - Andy Griffith
Hey Jude - Bing Crosby

Pascanel - John Martyn - No Little Boy
Camille - Al Kooper - I Stand Alone
Cry Babies - Mental As Anything - Beetroot Stains

Stuff you left in your pockets
Highway 49 – Big Joe Williams
Willow Weep For Me – Dinah Washington
Mean Old ‘Frisco Blues – Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup
The Wild Dog – Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti
Little Brown Jug – Glenn Miller & his orchestra
Feelings - Dick Fregulia

MEO 245 - Screen Memory
Heartaches In Heartaches - Andrew Gold - Andrew Gold
Sunnyboys - Sunnyboys

The Hour Before Dawn - Andy Mackay - In Search Of Eddie Riff
A Little Easier (live) - Max Merritt & The Meteors - Back Home Live
Straightjacket - The Angels - Face To Face

Sing – InnerstateMetal 11
Scissors Cut - Art Grafunkel - Scissors Cut
Stars Of Warburton - Midnight Oil - Scream In Blue

3-piece suit
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (episode 4) – Douglas Adams

Quote – “
There's no bad day that can't be overcome by listening to a barbershop quartet; this is just truth, plain and simple.
Chuck Sigars

Intros & Outros (10th February)

1902 - Chick Webb (William Henry Webb) from the Ella Fitzgerald Band
1914 - Larry Adler, mouth-organist
1929 - Jerry Goldsmith, composer of such TV themes as Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. AND Dr. Kildare
1932 - Rockin’ Dopsie (Alton Jay Rubin), jazz-fusion singer
1937 - Roberta Flack, singer
1937 - Don Wilson of The Ventures
1940Jimmy Merchant, member of Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
1943 - Ral Donner, vocalist for The Starfires
1944 - Peter Allen, Australian singer / pianist
1946 - Clifford T. Ward
1946 - Donovan (Donovan Phillip Leitch), singer / guitarist
1950 - Mike Rutherford of Genesis and Mike & The Mechanics
1951 - Cory Lerios of Pablo Cruise
1961 - Robbie Neville
1962 - Cliff Burton, bassist for Metallica
1975 - Dave Alexander, bassist for Iggy Pop & The Stooges, died from pneumonia on this day, aged 28
1977 - Rosanna Tavares, member of Eden’s Crush (first female group to debut at no. 1 with their first single)
1997 - Brian Connolly, vocalist for Sweet, died of kidney failure on this day. He was 52

On this day (10th February)

1942 - Glenn Miller’s In The Mood no. 1 on the US charts
1942 - Glenn Miller was the first person to be awarded a gold disc, for his Chattanooga Choo Choo
1945 - The Andrews Sisters’s Rum & Coca Cola hits no. 1 on the US charts
1956 - Elvis Presley recorded Heartbreak Hotel
1958 - Frank Sinatra’s Come Fly With Me started 5 weeks at no. 1 on the US album charts. Elvis Presley’s Don’t topped the singles chart
1962 - Henry Mancini’s soundtrack album Breakfast at Tiffany’s went to no. 1 on the US album charts
1963 - The Beatles took control of their own business affairs following the death of their manager Brian Epstein. They announced the closure of Beatles USA their fan club and business office, and fired their press agents in USA. They severed ties with NEMS, the management company previously headed by Epstein that had recently been joined by Bee Gees manager Robert Stigwood. Instead, they announced the formation of Apple Corps, a company that would incorporate a record label, management and patronage of young artists whose ideas needed initial investment, as well as the needs of The Beatles themselves
1968 - The Four Tops’s album, Greatest Hits, went to no. 1 on the UK charts, the first no. 1 for Tamla Motown. Sly & The Family Stone released Dance to the Music and Kenny Rogers & The First Edition released Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In
1971 - Authorities at London’s Royal Albert Hall banned a scheduled concert featuring Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, playing excerpts from 200 Motels. The lyrics were branded ‘obscene’. Carole King released Tapestry
1972 - David Bowie performed at the Tolworth Toby Jug in London. This was the first date of his Ziggy Stardust tour. WingsGive Ireland Back To The Irish was banned by the BBC
1973 - Elton John had his first UK no. 1 album when Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only The Piano Player started a 6-week run at the top of the charts. The historic Liverpool club The Cavern was given 3 months notice that British Rail were to demolish it for construction of an underground railroad
1974 - Phil Spector was injured in a car crash. He needed extensive plastic surgery which significantly altered his looks
1976 - Elvis Presley was made a police reserve for the Memphis police
1977 - The Clash started recording their debut album at CBS in London
1978 - Van Halen released their debut album
1979 - Rod Stewart started a 4-week run at no. 1 on the US singles charts with Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?, as well as a 3-week run at no. 1 on the US album charts with Blondes Have More Fun. Dire Straits released Sultans of Swing
1981 - Elvis Costello made a rare TV appearance on Tom Snyder’s Tomorrow Show
1982 - Mick Moody, guitarist, left Whitesnake and Kenny Hyslop, drummer, left Simple Minds
1986 - John Lennon released Live in New York City
1988 - A British High Court judge ruled that the recording contract that tied Holly Johnson (lead vocalist for Frankie Goes To Hollywood) to the record label ZTT was ‘nonsensical’ and ‘an unreasonable restraint’ on the singer. The judgement allowed Johnson to accept a new contract as a solo artist with MCA Records and required ZTT to pay $500,000 court costs
1990 - Paula Abdul’s Opposites Attract hit no. 1 for 3 weeks on the US charts. Eric Clapton played the last of an 18-night gig at London’s Royal Albert Hall
1993 - Michael Jackson granted his first interview in 15 years to Oprah Winfrey. In the interview he claimed he had a disorder that destroys skin pigmentation, and claimed he’d had very little plastic surgery
1997 - Liam Gallagher of Oasis called off his wedding to Patsy Kensit due to what he called “obsessive and intrusive” media attention. They got married 2 months later
1998 - Axl Rose was charged with disorderly conduct following a row with a baggage handler at Arizona Airport. He was released on bail
2004 - Diana Ross was sentenced to 2 days in gaol after pleading “no contest” to a 2002 drink driving charge. She was allowed to enter her plea over the telephone, and was able to serve the sentence at a prison near her home
2005 - Prince topped Rolling Stone’s annual list of the year’s biggest earners. His 2004 tour grossed over $90 million, Madonna came in 2nd with $54.9 million and Metallica earned $43 million

Monday, February 1, 2010


Take Your Pick – Greg OlsenTake Your Pick
Sittin’ On Top Of The World - Harry Manx - Road Ragas
Live Wire – AC/DC - TNT

The odd sock
House Of The Rising Sun - Andy Griffith

Sweet Little Mystery - John Martyn - No Little Boy
Valentines Day - ABC - The Lexicon Of Love
Different Girls - Mental As Anything - Beetroot Stains

Stuff you left in your pockets
Candy Man Blues – Mississippi John Hurt
Look To The Rainbow – Dinah Washington
I Bes Troubled – Muddy Waters
Samaba – Gene Krupa & his orchestra
Sunny Side Of The Street – Tommy Dorsey & his orchestra
Mean To Me - Dick Fregulia

MEO 245 - Screen Memory
Young Lust - Aerosmith - Pump
Sunnyboys - Sunnyboys

Overture / I Stand Alone - Al Kooper - I Stand Alone
Slipping Away - Max Merritt & The Meteors - A Little Easier
That’s Why I Love You - Andrew Gold - Andrew Gold

Sing – InnerstateMetal 11
The Hour Before Dawn - Andy Mackay - In Search Of Eddie Riff
Stars Of Warburton - Midnight Oil - Scream In Blue

3-piece suit
Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (episode 3) – Douglas Adams

Quote – “Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn”
Charlie Parker

Intros & Outros (3rd February)

1911 - Jesse Thomas, blues singer
1928 - Frankie Vaughan, singer
1935 - Johnny “Guitar” Watson, originally a pianist in Los Angeles, but noted for a piercing blues guitar dynamic that influenced the likes of Steve Miller
1940Angelo D’Aleo, singer for Dion & The Belmonts
1941 - Chuck Tharpe, vocalist for The Fireballs
1943 - Dennis Edwards, singer for The Temptations
1943 - Eric Haydock, bassist for The Hollies
1944 - Trisha Noble, Australian singer
1945 - Johnny Cymbal, singer
1946 - Stan Webb of Chicken Shack
1947 - Dave Davies, guitarist withThe Kinks
1947 - Melanie Safka (Melanie Schekeryk), singer / songwriter
1948 - John “Ozzy” Osbourne, front-man for Black Sabbath
1949 - Arthur “Killer” Kane, bassist for The New York Dolls
1949 - Jim Lockhart, member of Horslips
1950 - Peter Gabriel, singer for Genesis and solo artist
1957 - Tony Butler of Big Country
1958 - Lee Crystal of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
1959 - Loi Tollhurst, keyboard player for The Cure
1959 - Buddy Holly (Charles Hardin Holly), 22, The Big Bopper (Jiles Perry Richardson), 28, and Ritchie Valens, 17, died on this day. The plane they had hired to take them from Mason City, Iowa, to the next stage of their US tour in Fargo, North Dakota, crashed in Iowa countryside, 10 minutes after take-off.
1967 - British record producer Joe Meek shot his landlady Violet Shenton then himself at his flat in London. (Meek produced The TornadosTelstar, the first no. 1 in the US by a British band.) He claimed to have contacted Buddy Holly during séances, and his penchant for making “Holly-influenced” records suggests that the shooting, occurring on the 8th anniversary of Holly’s death, was more than a coincidence
1995 - Turner Fodrell, blues singer / guitarist, died on this day. He was 66
1996 - Wild Jimmy Spruill, blues guitarist, died on this day. He was 61

On this day (3rd February)

1956 - Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash held a recording session at Sun Studios in Memphis. The sessions were later named the Million Dollar Quartet and released
1958 - The Royal Teens’s Short Shorts entered the Top 40
1961 - Bob Dylan’s first recording session at the home of friends Sid and Bob Gleason in East Orange, New Jersey. Dylan sang San Francisco Bay Blues, Jesus met the Woman at the Well and others
1964 - The Beatles’s album, Meet the Beatles, went gold

1967 - Otis Redding, The Marvellettes, Aaron Neville, James & Bobby Purify and The Drifters performed at Knoxville, Tennessee’s Civic Coliseum for ticket prices of $2.50 - $3.50. Also, Jimi Hendrix recorded Purple Haze
1968 - The Lemon PipersGreen Tambourine went to no. 1 on the US singles charts. The Beatles recorded Lady Madonna at EMI’s Abbey Road studios in just 3 takes
1969 - John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr appoint Rolling Stones manager, Allen Klein as their new “Mr. Fix-It” for Apple Records. Paul McCartney refused to sign with Klein, preferring his father-in-law, Lee Eastman
1973 - Elton John began a 3-week run at no. 1 on the US singles charts with Crocodile Rock. Dr. Hook’s On the Cover of the Rolling Stone entered the Top 40
1976 - David Bowie began his first US tour in over a year in Washington. Mick Ronson was replaced by Earl Slick and Bowie shelved the white soul persona for a character he called The Thin White Duke
1978 - Dead Man’s Curve, a made-for-TV movie about singers Jan & Dean aired on US TV with Jan in a token role. Elsewhere, in Lubbock, Texas, it was the 19th anniversary of Buddy Holly’s death, and the day that the place of his birth had been scheduled to be torn down by the Lubbock Building Department. The department had no idea they were about to tear down the house associated with the town’s most famous son. However, few days earlier, someone had bought the place, moved it intact outside the city limits as a home for his family, also unaware of its significance. He became the man who accidentally saved Buddy Holly’s birthplace
1979 - Blondie had the first of 5 US no. 1s with Heart of Glass, while The Blues Brothers’ album Briefcase Full of Blues hit no. 1 in the US. Also, in remembrance of Buddy Holly’s death 20 years earlier, fans crowd the Surf Ballroom in Clearlake, Iowa to honour him. Wolfman Jack hosted performances by Del Shannon, Jimmy Clanton and The Drifters
1982 - England’s John Sharples stopped disco dancing after 371 hours
1990 - Bob Dylan started a 6-night stint at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. On the UK singles charts, the top 3 spots were all non-British and non-American – Irish Sinead O’Connor’s Nothing Compares To U(her first no. 1 single), Australian Kylie Minogue’s Tears On My Pillow and Belgian Technotronic’s Get Up
1993 - Radiohead performed at The Wheatsheaf, Stoke-On-Trent, England
2003 - An exclusive documentary, Living with Michael Jackson was shown on British TV. Reporter Martin Bashir spent 8 months in the company of the star, and the show’s editor promised, ”viewers will not believe what they’re seeing”
2004 - Sean “P. Diddy” Combes settled a $3 million court case filed by his former driver after an incident in 1999. Wardell Fenderson had driven Combs and his then girlfriend Jennifer Lopez away from a New York nightclub where 3 people had been wounded in a shooting. Mr Fenderson said he was traumatized by having guns in the car, and being ordered to ignore police orders to stop, for which he was arrested