Today In Music, February 19th

From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Tuesday 19th February):


1960. Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes To Hollywood) born William Johnson in Khartoum, Sudan.

On Tour

1973. Dean Ford, Douglas Henderson, Michael Japp and John Graham Knight of Marmalade are stopped by police as they leave an Indian market in Durban, South Africa. They are found to be in possession of marijuana and are arrested with their manager, Keith Vincent and another man, David Perry Kirk. They are taken to a police station and formally charged with possession.

In Court

1971. Hank Marvin‘s wife, Beryl, is granted a decree nisi at the Divorce Court in London after The Shadows‘ guitarist failed to defend the action against him. Decree was granted on the grounds of adultery with dancer Carol Naylor, former wife of “Z Cars” actor Terence Edmund. The court also granted Mrs. Marvin custody of the couple’s four children. The Marvins were married in 1960 but have been separated since 1968.

In Bed

1995. Brian Harvey (East 17) misses out on today’s rehearsals for tomorrow’s Brit Awards. His excuse – bronchitis. Unfortunately, he promises to be better by tomorrow.

On Television

Kiss record three tracks for Dick Clark’s “In Concert” for ABC. It will be the band’s first national U.S. TV appearance when it’s broadcast.


1994. Film director Derek Jarman dies after a long battle against AIDS. Jarman was best known by a rock audience for the film, “Jubilee” in 1978. In 1986 he shot Super-8 films for The Smiths‘ “The Queen Is Dead”, “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” and “Panic”. The next year he directed the videos for The Pet Shop Boys‘ “It’s A Sin” and “Rent” before directing their first world tour in 1989.

Music Paper From Today

Record Mirror from 19th February 1972. A copy taken from Rockmine’s almost complete run of U.K. music papers from the last 45 years.  

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