With Just A Hint Of Mayhem

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“I, I wish you could swim, like the dolphins, like dolphins can swim” July 13, 2009


Two posts in a row, wow I haven’t done that in ages! Just a few more ‘onthisdays’ today (July 13th) dear readers

Another entry for that bunch of pensionable rockers the Rolling Stones on this day in 1963 they played their first ever gig outside London. They appeared as the support band to the Hollies at the Alcove Club in Middlesborough in the north east of England.

Being in the Stones was becoming a bit of a drag these days

Being in the Stones was becoming a bit of a drag these days

On this day in 1965 Paul McCartney received five Ivor Novello awards at the Savoy in London, he arrived late as he had apparently forgotten about the engagement. John Lennon refused to attend, presumably in protest at something! Sticking with the Beatles on this day in 1969 the band’s single “The Ballad Of John And Yoko” was banned by more than 100 US Radio Stations because it contained what US Radio authorities saw as offensive in the line “Christ you know it ain’t easy”. Bloody hell these guys were easily offended weren’t they?

Despite being given a piggy-back from Paul John still couldn't be bothered to turn up at the Novello Awards

Despite being given a piggy-back from Paul John still couldn't be bothered to turn up at the Novello Awards

July 13th 1997 saw Anthony Kiedis off of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers undergo five hours of surgery after a serious motorbike accident.I recently read Kiedis’ superb autobiography entitled ‘Scar Tissue’ it is one of the most brutally honest rock biographies I have ever read. He deals very openly with his addictions and relationships. I never knew much about him before I read the book and now I have immense respect for him. If you read no other music books, read this one! Incidentally in the book he describes how it took five doses of morphine to kill the pain from the motorbike accident, largely due to an intolerance built up from prolonged heroin use. Anyway here are the RHCP’s with “Scar Tissue” live from Slane Castle in Dublin, well not actually live this one hot minute but obviously live when it was recorded!

After his motorbike mishap Anthony took to riding bikes without engines, I wonder if he used stabiliser wheels too?

After his motorbike mishap Anthony took to riding bikes without engines, I wonder if he used stabiliser wheels too?

On this day in 1985 Duran Duran became the first artists to have a US number one single with a James Bond theme when they reached the top of the pile with “A View To A Kill“. Personally I thought that their performance of the song at Live Aid was abysmal, which brings us to………..

Andy Taylor and Simon LeBon argue over which one of them was the most crap at Live Aid

Andy Taylor and Simon LeBon argue over which one of them was the most crap at Live Aid

……… on this day in 1985 at 12.01 UK time Status Quo kicked off the Live Aid extravaganza which was largely put together by Bob Geldof and raised millions for famine relief in Africa. It was a joint event where Quo kicked off at Wembley Stadium, the US show was at the JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. The shows were viewed by more than 1.5 billion people in 160 countries (that is quite a bit more than view my blog each day!). For me the best performances on the day were Queen, U2 and David Bowie (well I would say Bowie wouldn’t I?) Here is Mr Bowie with “Heroes” from that very show! Incidentally Bowie gave up one of his song slots to air a hard hitting video of the famine victims in Africa which was soundtracked by the song “Drive” from the Cars. It was truly heartbreaking. What were your own favourite memories of Live Aid? Were you there?

Chas and Di realise that they are a week early for the Polo and Equestrian finals when they see the Quo on stage

Chas and Di realise that they are a week early for the Polo and Equestrian finals when they see the Quo on stage

 

4 Responses to ““I, I wish you could swim, like the dolphins, like dolphins can swim””

  1. I saw some old footage today of Jagger with lipstick and eyeshadow…I’d never seen him even hinting round at drag before. Then there was an ad for something else (I was watching VH1 Classic) and he was wearing some odd looking halter. I’ve been disturbed ever since…not that he was wearing makeup and a halter, but because he’s more attractive that way. LOL =)

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    • justwilliam1959 Says:

      I’ve never found Mick particularly attractive with or without womens clothes and make up. But then I am straight, but surely he’s not a gay icon is he? Either way he seems to have had his fair share of women over the years although perhaps with not much concern for contraception giving the volume of his offspring 😉
      Did you know that in the early 70s Bowie’s first wife Angie (boy she was a fruitloop!) claimed to have found Bowie in bed with Jagger!

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  2. I’m not sure about Jagger being a gay icon, but he may be. And yeah, I’d heard that about he and Bowie. Do you think there’s any truth to it?

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    • justwilliam1959 Says:

      OK if there are any gay men reading this would you consider Jagger any kind of gay icon? From my straight perspective I would be surprised if he was, but then hye, different strokes for different folks right?

      As for the Bowie and Jagger in bed story, hmmmm that’s a tough one. Bowie used the whole sexuality thing to help him get oodles of press in the early 70s. Not just the androgynous appearance of Ziggy, but he also gave an interview in the UK in 1971 (it might have been Melody Maker but I’m not sure) where he claimed something like “I’m Gay and I always have been”. I suspect that he never was, although he never denied rumours of bisexuality at the time. So there’s all that and the fact that Angie Bowie was a real Fruitloop.

      So for me, whilst it’s a great story, I don’t think it happened. However in the unlikely event that either Mr Bowie or Mr Jagger ever reads this perhaps they cpuld let us know 😉

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