The first posting from my new blog. Trying to ease myself into a new year with a renewed vigour. The last one seems to have slipped my grasp, so here goes.
The Rockmine site is due an update. One of those tedious jobs of changing the copyright date on EVERY page. Aarghh!!!! It can wait until tomorrow. I’m going to relax until then. I still haven’t done my page on the gallery opening I went to in London, before Christmas. Remember Love: John Lennon at the Proud Gallery. A great night out and some serious chat with the photographers. Talking of Lennon, I’m also going to add some of the background to the Lennon autograph I have for sale.
Regarding items for sale, I’ve decided to relaunch my eBay garage sale site and start selling more interesting and rarer items on Rockmine. Anyway, that’s enough waffle for now. Here’s some serious info:
From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Sunday 6th January 2008):
1929. R&B singer/songwriter Wilbert Harrison (“Kansas City”, “Let’s Work Together”) born in Charlotte, North Carolina.
1964. The Rolling Stones start their first headlining tour at the Granada Theatre, Harrow-On-The-Hill, London. It is promoted by the George Cooper Organization. Also on the bill are (in order of appearance) Al Paige (compere), The Cheynes, Dave Berry And The Cruisers, The Ronettes, The Swinging Blue Jeans and Marty Wilde And The Wildcats.
1981. Mark David Chapman appears in New York’s Supreme Court charged with the murder of John Lennon. Asked how he would plead, Chapman replied, “Not guilty”. Judge Herbert Altman set February 25th as the date for Chapman’s next court appearance when a trial date will be arranged. Chapman’s lawyer, Jonathan Marks, said that his client was fit to stand trial but would be pleading not guilty by reason of insanity.
1987. Elton John undergoes 75 minutes of surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, Australia. Originally conceived as an exploratory biopsy, the surgeon, Mr. John Tonkin, felt he should take the oportunity and perform curative surgery. Details of the operation are withheld at the request of the 40 year old star.
1967. “Where The Action Is” (U.S.A.) Tonight’s show includes James Brown performing “Bring It Up”; The Four Tops: “Standing In The Shadows Of Love”; Wilson Pickett: “Mustang Sally”.
1993. Jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie dies in his sleep at home in Englewood, New Jersey, aged 75.