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Ric Grech would have turned 72 today. Ric recorded the only Blind Faith album with Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, and drummer Ginger Baker, a former bandmate of Clapton's in Cream. Their debut album was regarded as a disappointment by critics. The quartet toured the U.S. to support it. Clapton was disappointed with the quality of […]

Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa has 49 candles on his birthday cake today. You will probably be more familiar with him as Dweezil Zappa. Dweezil's registered birth name was Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa. The hospital at which he was born refused to register him under the name Dweezil, so his Dad, Frank Zappa listed […]

17th August 1964, Glasgow council in Scotland announced that all boys and men with Beatle styled haircuts would have to wear bathing caps after a committee was told that hair from ‘Beatle-cuts’ was clogging the pools filters. Read it here

7th August 1982, Dexy’s Midnight Runners were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Come On Eileen’ their second and last No.1. It was the Best-selling single of 1982 and the song won Best British Single at the 1983 Brit Awards. The “Eileen” as featured in the video is Máire Fahey, sister of Siobhan […]

16th July 1981, US singer-songwriter Harry Chapin, who had success in the 70s with ‘Taxi’, ‘W-O-L-D’ and a No. 1 ‘Cat’s In The Cradle’, was killed aged 38 suffering a cardiac arrest while driving on a New York expressway. His car was hit from behind by a tractor-trailer, causing the gas tank to explode. Read […]


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