Category Archives: Rock’n’Roll History

On This Day in Rock’n’Roll History

The Rock’n’Roll London Walk goes today at 2pm – meet at Tottenham Court Road Station (Exit 3).

 

On This Day in Rock’n’Roll History… 1st December 1964: The Who begin a run of 22 consecutive Tuesday nights at The Marquee Club in Wardour Street (we’ll swing by The Marquee on our walk). For each gig they are paid £50.

 

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On This Day in Rock’n’Roll History…

The Rock’n’Roll London Walk goes today at 2pm – meet at Tottenham Court Road Station (Exit 3).

 

On This Day in Rock’n’Roll History… 18th November 1975: Bruce Springsteen makes is London – and British – debut at Hammersmith Odeon…

8 years later R.E.M play their first London show at Dingwalls, 1983.


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On This Day In Rock’n’Roll History…

The Rock’n’Roll London Walk goes today at 2pm – meet at Tottenham Court Road Station (Exit 3).


On This Day in Rock’n’Roll History… 28th October 1961… One Raymond Jones requests a copy of “My Bonnie” by The Beatles at the NEMS record shop in Liverpool. Shop manager Brian Epstein does not have the record in stock, but promises to make enquiries…

 

36 Years Later… in 1997 drummer Bill Berry leaves R.E.M.

 

The Rock’n’Roll London Walk goes today at 2pm – meet at Tottenham Court Road Station (Exit 3).

Number Ones of the past five decades on this day, 21st October…

 

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No.1 Today…

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Number Ones of the past five decades on this day, 21st October…

10 Years Ago

2001 Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out of My Head

20 Years Ago

1991 Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You

30 Years Ago

1981 Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin – It’s My Party

40 Years Ago

1971 Rod Stewart – Maggie May

50 Years Ago

1961 Helen Shapiro – Walkin’ Back to Happiness

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London Sleeve

Come My Way was released in 1965. A great folk-flavoured record (originally on the Decca label) it contains many of the seeds of Marianne Faithfull’s later career as a respected chanteuse.

 

The sleeve was shot on St Martin’s Lane, WC2, right in the heart of the West End in The Salisbury Pub. This ornate gin palace dates back to 1892 and is one of the West End’s loveliest old boozers.

 

The sleeve shown is the CD version re-released by Rev-Ola Records, an offshoot of the great Cherry Red label. Their website is HERE.

 

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Wanted: Drummer For Four-Piece Liverpool Band

We loved this Beatle tale from the Denver Post (click the pic to read full story)…

 

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26 March: Today in Rock’n’Roll History

1944… Diana Ross is born.

1948… Steven Tyler of Aerosmith is born

1969… Marvin Gaye is at No.1 in the UK with “I Heard it Through the Grapevine”

 

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19 March: Happy Birthday to Ya…

If it’s your birthday today then you share it with Derek Longmuir, the drummer of the Bay City Rllers (b. 1952) and the great Terry Hall of The Specials and Fun Boy Three (b.1959)

 

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12 March: Today in Rock’n’Roll History

1978… Kate Bush begins a four week run at No.1 in the UK Charts with “Wuthering Heights”

1996… Jarvis Cocker is released without charge from Kensington Police Station following his “stage invasion” during a Michael Jackson routine.

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5 March: Today in Rock’n’Roll History

1965… The Mannish Boys release their single “I Pity the Fool”. The lead vocalist is a young Bromley boy by the name of David Jones – soon to become David Bowie.

Happy Birthday to… Eddy Grant (b.1948); Mark E. Smith of The Fall (b.1957); Craig & Charlie Reid, The Proclaimers (b.1962)

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