Today In Music, October 22nd

From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Wednesday 22nd October):

Birth

1956. Stiv Bators (Lords Of The New Church) born in Cleveland, Ohio.

In Custody

2000. Former Allman Brothers Band guitarist, Dickey Betts (real name Forrest R. Betts), is arrested at his home in Osprey, Florida, on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge. His wife said he attacked her, pushed her to the floor and hit her. The Saratosa County Sheriff’s Office said when officers arrived at the house, they found Betts intoxicated. He was taken to the county jail, where he was held overnight before being released on $ 10,000 bail.

In Politics

2000. Ex-Runrig front-man Donnie Munro, announces that he has allowed his name to go forward for nomination as a Labour candidate for the Glasgow Anniesland constituency of the Scottish parliament. The 47 year old singer stood for Ross, Skye and Inverness West at the General Election but was beaten by a small margin. Making his announcement, he said that several weeks ago he had been urged by Donald Dewar, Scotland’s First Minister, to stand for the Scottish Parliament. Ironically, with Dewar’s untimely death, a safe Labour seat is up for grabs. It’s this one that Munro hopes to contest.

In Hospital

1979. Shortly after starting their set at Tiffany’s in Edinburgh, After The Fire‘s drummer, Ivor Twidell collapses with a heart attack. He’s rushed to hospital where he makes a full recovery. His place is taken for the rest of the band’s U.K. tour by Nick Brotherhood (ex-Mighty Flyers).

On Television

1995. Taratata (France 4, France) No. 105. Recorded 2 octobre 1995. Solos: Jimmy Cliff; Billy Paul. Duos: Jimmy Cliff & Bernard Lavilliers; Jimmy Cliff & Billy Paul – “Jammin'”

Death

1989. Folk singer Ewan MacColl dies in London.

Babble

The Marquee Club Blog is starting to take shape and I think I’ve settled on the format. January to April of 1981 is now complete and includes 4 adverts, 8 reviews, 17 YouTube clips and one image. Hope you’ll see why I didn’t attempt to do complete years to a page!

As usual, the trouble about going through old music papers is I keep finding other, interesting things; news stories that I need to get exact dates for and articles I don’t remember. Also, my biggest drawback at the moment is my office has been given a make-over and I really have to remember to put papers away and not leave them in ever growing piles on my newly painted floor. It may well be the first time in 20 years that I’ve been able to move all round the room.

Talking of finding things, I’ve uncovered some autographed stuff that had been carefully stored, or forgotten, that I’ll get on line in the next day or two. As it’s a bright, sunny day, I’ll get the camera out and take some shots of what I’ve found. I suppose I better get back to work, or at least put the music papers away.

 

 

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