From the Rockmine Almanac for today (25th March):
1949. Nick Lowe born in Woodbridge, Suffolk.
1980. Gary Numan forms his own company to assist with his U.S. tours – Numan (U.S.) Tours Limited. The company trading under that name is initially called Dubford Limited but changes its name to Numan (U.S.) Tours Limited on 31st December 1980. Companies House shows the nature of business as “travel agencies etc; tourist”.
1964. The Los Angeles Herald Examiner breaks the news that Beach Boy, Mike Love is involved in a paternity suit. Shannon Harris, a 22 year old secretary has raised the action claiming Love fathered her three month old daughter Shawn. The case turns sour with Love’s lawyers alleging that Harris had several sexual partners. They also claim the relationship between their client and Harris stopped before the child was conceived. Love later settles the case making a token maintenance payment yearly and allowing Shawn use of his surname upon reaching 16.
1995. Tim Finn (Crowded House) and Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) have to be rescued by lifeguards at Karekare in New Zealand. The two had been amongst a group swimming in a patrolled area when they were caught by freak ten foot high waves and carried out of the safe zone. Lifeguards pick them up in a boat but are disappointed when all they get is a “thank you” – a donation to their voluntary organisation would have been much appreciated.
2005. The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Syndicated, U.S.A.) 301. Guests include Reba McEntire and Sum 41 who perform “Pieces” from their new CD “Chuck”.
1976. Duster Bennett dies, aged 29, when his car collides with a lorry. One of the foremost British blues figures, Bennett was returning from Stoke, where he’d been plaing with Memphis Slim and was only two miles from home in tamworth when the collision occured. He had been one of Mike Vernon‘s first signings to the seminal Blue Horizon label. Although he hadn’t realeased anything for five years, Duster was about to record a comeback album. He leaves a wife and three children.
Music Paper From Today
Kerrang! from 25th March 1995. A copy taken from Rockmine’s almost complete run of U.K. music papers from the last 45 years.
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