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3 Sept 1970, Arthur Brown was arrested at the Palermo Pop ’70 Festival in Italy, after he set fire to his helmet (during the performance of his hit ‘Fire’), and stripped naked during his stage performance. The singer spent four days in solitary confinement before he was released. https://youtu.be/en1uwIzI3SE Fire – The Crazy World Of […]

27 July 1968, Cass Elliot released her first solo single following the break up of The Mamas and Papas. ‘Dream a Little Dream of Me’ had been around since 1931 and had been recorded by Frank Sinatra, Frankie Laine and many others. Cass' version would be the most successful when it peaked at No. 12 […]

6 July 1972, David Bowie appeared on the UK music show Top Of The Pops playing his new single ‘Starman’, his first hit since 1969’s ‘Space Oddity’ three years before. The single peaked at No.10 and stayed on the charts for 11 weeks. https://youtu.be/mYtRp9UNx8Y DAVID BOWIE – Starman (TOTP) Qué decir? Preciosa y bella melodía, […]

23 June 1973, British group 10cc were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Rubber Bullets’, the first of three UK No.1’s for the band, (who also had a No.1 as Hotlegs). https://youtu.be/-tqSIpr0T0w 10cc – Rubber Bullets (TOTP 1973) 10cc – Rubber Bullets (Top Of The Pops 1973) Redubbed. TOTP / softlad audio edit […]

17th April 1955, born on this day English singer, songwriter and guitarist Pete Shelley from punk rock band Buzzcocks, who had the 1978 UK No.12 single 'Ever Fallen In Love, With Someone You Shouldn't've'. They made their first appearance in 1976 in Manchester, opening for the Sex Pistols. Shelley also had a solo career: his […]

2nd October 1971, Rod Stewart started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Maggie May / Reason To Believe’, his first solo No.1. Stewarts album ‘Every Picture Tells A Story’ also started a four-week run on this day at No.1 on the UK and US chart. Article source: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10162147415810167

3rd Sept 1970, Arthur Brown was arrested at the Palermo Pop ’70 Festival in Italy, after he set fire to his helmet (during the performance of his hit ‘Fire’), and stripped naked during his stage performance. The singer spent four days in solitary confinement before he was released. Article source: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10162027510270167


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