Today In Music, February 14th


From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Thursday 14th February):

Birth

1947. Tim Buckley born Timothy Charles Buckley III in Washington, D.C.

On Stage

1976. Malcolm McLaren and his girlfriend Vivienne Westwood stage a “Valentine’s Ball” at Andrew Logan’s studios in Butler’s Wharf, London. The event is used to promote the couple’s new “underground” fashions and their band The Sex Pistols. Media attention is ensured when Jordan joins the band onstage and starts to strip.

In Court

1969. Sandie Shaw appears at Wells Street Magistrate’s Court in London to answer a summons that she failed to pay the full fair to taxi driver for a return trip from London’s West End to Knightsbridge in December last year. She pled not guilty, saying that she had offered the cabbie the fare shown on his meter plus a tip but he had demanded 4/6d more as excess due to her changing her mind. Chairman of the Justices, Mr. A. C. Barrett found the case proved but said it had been “extremely difficult”. Sandie, appearing under her married name of Sandra Banks is ordered to pay the fare of 22/6d and costs of £ 3 2/6d.

On Television
 
 
1982. Rockpalast (West Germany) featuring Toots And The Maytals from Markthalle, Hamburg. Here they are with the track, “Reggae Got Soul”. 

In Awards

1982. Suzi Quatro is named as “Rear Of The Year” at the opening of the Menswear Fashion Fair at London’s Olympia. The award is given each year to a female star whose “rear end” best displays a pair of jeans. The citation accompanying the award reads, “Undoubtedly one of the great female jean wearers in the pop world, she manages to combine the wearing of a traditionally masculine garment with a highly feminine and sensual pop image. Her neat, trim, size 8 shape provides the best possible lines for “rear” attractiveness”. Suzi won against stiff competition. Among her nine challengers were Toyah Wilcox, Kim Wilde and Sheena Easton.

Death

2002. Mick Tucker, drummer with glam-rockers Sweet, dies in hospital in Welwyn Garden City from complications after a long fight against leukemia. He was 54. His wife, Janet, and 22 year old daugher, Asyten, were at his bedside.

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