From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Saturday 29th March):
1943. Vangelis born Vangelis Evangelos Papathanasiou in Valos, Greece.
In The Cinema
2002. Britney Spears‘ first film, ‘Crossroads’ opens in cinemas across the U.K.
1968. Beat group, The Paper Chase appears at Cupar Burgh Court in Fife, Scotland, charged with the theft of two crates of lemonade worth £ 1. 14s. Despite claiming it was a publicity stunt, all four members are fined £ 1. The theft occured after the band had played a dance at the town’s Corn Exchange on March 2nd. The two crates had been left outside the hall by the event’s organisers and when they returned both the crates and the group’s van had disappeared. The police were informed and the group was arrested at a road block set up in Dollar en-route for the group’s home town of Bridge Of Allan.
1968. Pye Records announce that they’ve offered the dustman who woke Prince Charles up with his singing when he emptied the dustbins at Trinity College, Cambridge, a recording contract. The binman, Frank Clarke, who was ordered to empty the bins at 9 a.m. instead of 7.30 a.m. to avoid waking the heir to the British throne, said he still has to decide whether to take the contract or not.
1969. Beat Club (WDR, West Germany) 41: Simon Dupree and the Big Sound, The Searchers, Sly & the Family Stone, Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger Trinity, The Rascals, Marv Johnson, Melanie, The Hollies, Peter Sarstedt, Creedance Clearwater Revival, The Beach Boys, The Foundations. Here’s Peter Sarstedt with “Where Do You Go To My Lovely”.
1996. Drummer Howard Wyeth dies in New York’s St. Vincent Hospital after a heart attack. Best remembered for his work with Bob Dylan‘s Rolling Thunder Review, Wyeth had spent recent years playing the New York clubs with his Howie Wyeth Ragtime Band.
Music Paper From Today
Sounds from 29th March 1975. A copy taken from Rockmine’s almost complete run of U.K. music papers from the last 45 years.
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