Today In Music, March 30th

From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Sunday 30th March):


1945. Eric Clapton born Eric Patrick Clapp in Ripley, Surrey.

On Stage

1994. Rick Parfitt is backstage at London’s Royal Albert Hall waiting to be presented to Prince Charles and his sons when he’s tapped on the shoulder. He turns to be asked, “Who’s been a naughty boy, then?” as a private detective hands him a writ naming him as the third party in a divorce case. Strangely the culprit is actually a Rick Parfitt look-alike who’s spent the last three years fooling hotels, restaurants and a string of ladies.

In Custody

1978. Paul Simonon and Topper Headon of The Clash are arrested outside their London studio after they are spotted firing guns by a passing police helicopter. They were passing time by shooting pigeons with air guns.

On Television

1979. The Midnight Special (NBC, U.S.A.) 277. Host: Linda Clifford. Guests: Arpeggio, Eddie Rabbitt, Peaches & Herb, The Village People, Billy Wray

Gone Shopping

1994. Kurt Cobain gets his best friend, Dylan Carlson to buy a shotgun for him saying he’s scared of intruders at the house. Police have already removed all guns from Kurt’s home. This is the shotgun Kurt will later use to kill himself. The shotgun receipt and the Police report on the purchase. Here’s the receipt:


Music Paper From Today


Sounds from 30th March 1991. A copy taken from Rockmine’s almost complete run of U.K. music papers from the last 45 years.

Daily Babble

I know it’s far from daily but I’m amazed I’m getting this to you at all. Here’s the view out my window just now:


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