Today In Music, March 5th

From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Wednesday 5th March):


1939. R&B star Tommy Tucker (“High Heel Sneekers”) born Robert Higgenbottom in Springfield, Ohio.

On Tour

1989. Big Country cancel tonight’s gig in Edinburgh as well as the last few dates of their U.K. tour after Stuart Adamson‘s viral infection deteriorates. He has been ordered to rest for at least two weeks and put on a course of steroids to treat the asthma attacks he’s started to suffer.

In Court

1998. Mariah Carey flies to the Dominican Republic for a quickie divorce from husband and record label boss, Tommy Mottola.

In Hospital

1989. “The People” reports that Alison Moyet has undergone surgery to reduce her breast size by ten inches!. The operation, which cut her bra size down from 48DD to 38D, was carried out by cosmetic surgeon John Brown at a Harley Street clinic four weeks ago. Moyet is said to have decided to have the operation during her last tour of the U.S. She arrived in Los Angeles without the case containg her oversized bras and was shocked to discover that 38D was the largest size available from regular department stores.

On Television

2004. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC, U.S.A.) with musical guest Godsmack.


1973. Jimi Hendrix‘s manager, Mike Jeffrey dies in an air crash when two airliners collide over Nantes, France. The forty-seven passengers and crew aboard the Iberian Airlines DC-9 flying from Majorca to London are killed. Their deaths are blamed on a French air-traffic controllers’ strike.

Music Paper From Today

New Musical Express from 5th March 2005. A copy taken from Rockmine’s almost complete run of U.K. music papers from the last 45 years. 
Daily Babble.
Think this is the latest I’ve ever had the blog up! Sorry folks!
I blame a dying iMac that I’ve spent nearly two years overloading with stuff. I was using it to work on my TV listings and I think it just had enough. Anyway, it was bought from John Lewis and they have a 2 year guarantee, so tomorrow I’ll be taking back to the store I bought it from. I can only hope I get it back soon.
I’ll keep you posted. With everything safely backed up to an external hard drive including all the music paper covers, things should be back to normal tomorrow. 

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