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In Fort Smith, Ark., Sean Pierce,a 19-year-old man was arrested on April 9, 1992 for wearing a ‘smutty’ T-shirt bearing the name of Van Halen’s current album, “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge.” The initial letters of the phrase–a criminal charge in old England that was displayed on the pillory of the person being punished–were highlighted on […]

1st February 1965, At the Arthur Smith Studios in Charlotte, North Carolina, James Brown recorded ‘Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag’, which will reach No.8 on the Billboard Pop chart and No.1 on the R&B chart the following August and later win a Grammy Award for Best Rhythm and Blues Recording. More on James Brown: […]

The Fall singer Mark E Smith has died aged 60, Smith grew up in Prestwich, and worked first in a meat factory and then as a shipping clerk on the Manchester docks. In 1976, inspired by a Sex Pistols gig, he formed The Fall. Read it here

Patti Smith is celebrating her 71st birthday today. Patti is a singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist who became a highly influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album “Horses.” She has been called the “punk poet laureate”, as she fused rock and poetry in her work. Her best […]

According to The Pulse Of Radio, FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl and “Landmarks Live In Concert” host — and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer — Chad Smith discuss the music their families listened to when they were growing up and how it impacted them in a video preview of this Friday’s (November 10) broadcast of the new PBS series, which will feature the FOO FIGHTERS performing at the Acropolis in […]


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