LIAM GALLAGHER – Happy 50 To The Natural Born Rock And Roll Star

21 September 2022

Our kid William John Paul Gallagher was born in Burnage, Manchester
on 21 September 1972, the son of Irish immigrants.

Happy 50 to the man of the people, raised on the streets of Manchester, playing for the people. He’s the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll star singing happy-go-lucky chants made to be sung along under the shower, in your car, and at his massive concerts. No arty farty shit, only supersonic earworms.

Liam a couple of weeks ago…

It was the original Oasis bassist Paul McGuigan (Guigsy) who asked Liam to join his band Rain in the late 80s. He became the lead singer/frontman. When his brother Noel joined in 1991 the name was changed to Oasis. Noel was the 24 Carat songwriter, but Liam was the voice, the face, the hero, the one-liner champion, and the wonderwall of the band.


(photo by Turn Up The Volume, Brussels 2018)

With Oasis he recorded 7 studio LPs. After the umpteenth fight with his brother in 2009
at a Paris festival the group split. Liam formed Beady Eye with the other Oasis members, made two longplayers, and called it a day as his heart wasn’t in it and started his victorious journey. His 3 LPs (so far) all went number one in the UK and his ecstatic concerts attract as many fans as before with Oasis.

You love or hate him. I love him, especially live (saw him 27 times
with Oasis, 2 times with Beady Eye and, so far, 4 times solo.)

Three awesome live LIAM moments

– WONDERWALL –

– CIGARETTES & ALCOHOL –

– SHOCKWAVE –

LIAM GALLAGHER: Facebook – Instagram

One of the greatest gigs I ever saw

R.I.P. OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN Death At 73 (1948-2022)

8 August 2022

Singer/actress OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN was born in Cambridge, England 73 years ago. Tonight she lost her battle with breast cancer. She died on her Ranch in Southern California

Her husband John Easterling broke the news on her Instagram account.

She released a total of 26 albums and played in 15 movies – with
Grease (1978) as her most famous one – between 1965 and 2020.

She had her first number one single in 1971 with the lead track
(a song written by Bob Dylan) – of her debut LP If Not For You.

And millions saw this movie/clip…

OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN: Bio – Discography

It’s Not Dark Yet – Happy 81 To Living Songwriter Icon BOB DYLAN

24 May 2022

Robert Zimmernan was born on 24 May 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota.
Happy 81 to my all-time favorite singer-songwriter.

To mark the day here’s one of the most
affecting songs about getting older,
written by the man himself.

NOT DARK YET
.
Shadows are falling and I’ve been here all day
It’s too hot to sleep, time is running away
Feel like my soul has turned into steel
I’ve still got the scars that the sun didn’t heal
There’s not even room enough to be anywhere
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there

Well, my sense of humanity has gone down the drain
Behind every beautiful thing there’s been some kind of pain
She wrote me a letter and she wrote it so kind
She put down in writing what was in her mind
I just don’t see why I should even care
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there

Well, I’ve been to London and I’ve been to gay Paree
I’ve followed the river and I got to the sea
I’ve been down on the bottom of a world full of lies
I ain’t looking for nothing in anyone’s eyes
Sometimes my burden seems more than I can bear
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there

I was born here and I’ll die here against my will
I know it looks like I’m moving, but I’m standing still
Every nerve in my body is so vacant and numb
I can’t even remember what it was I came here to get away from
Don’t even hear a murmur of a prayer
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there

CHRIS CORNELL’s Heart Broke 5 Years Ago Today

July 20, 1964 – May 18, 2017

R.I.P.

Every time I stare into the sun
Trying to find a reason to go on
All I ever get is burned and blind
Until the sky bleeds the pouring rain

When you came along the time was right
Pulled me like an apple red and ripe
Wasn’t very long you took a bite
And did me wrong, and it serves me right

And I nearly forgot my broken heart
It’s taking me miles away
From the memory of how we broke apart
Here we go ’round again, again

Every little key unlocks the door
Every little secret has a lie
Try to take a picture of the sun

And it won’t help you to see the light
Every little word upon your lips
Makes a little cut where blood pours out

Every little drop of blood a kiss that I won’t miss
Not for anything
And I nearly forgot my broken heart

It’s taking me miles away
From the memory of how we broke apart
Here we go ’round again

CHRIS CORNELL: Biography

IAN CURTIS

Stretford, UK 15 July 1956 – Macclesfield, 18 May 1980

Walk in silence
Don’t walk away, in silence
See the danger
Always danger

Endless talking
Life rebuilding
Don’t walk away

Walk in silence
Don’t turn away, in silence
Your confusion
My illusion

Worn like a mask of self-hate
Confronts and then dies
Don’t walk away

People like you find it easy
Naked to see
Walking on air
Hunting by the rivers,
through the streets,
every corner

Abandoned too soon
Set down with due care
Don’t walk away in silence
Don’t walk away

IAN CURTIS: Story


Paris, 1979

OH LA LA LA, C’était Magnifique – Rest In Peace Charlatan ARNO

Rest in peace

24 April 2022


(photo by Turn Up The Volume)

Yesterday Belgian all-round artist ARNO, with Bob Dylan my all-time favorite singer/songwriter/performer/entertainer ever, passed away following a long
and destructive battle with cancer. He was a bluesman, a rocker, a crooner,
a storyteller, a humanist, a natural born muscician and so much more.

He was born Arnaud Charles Ernest Hintjens 72 years ago in Ostende, the Queen
of the Belgian beach cities, but lived the greater part of his life in Brussels. He started
his career with a band called Freckleface (1 album, in 1972), then teamed-up with his mate Paul Couter for 2 albums as Tjens Couter.

With TC MATIC

The first trip to big commercial success (in Europe) started in 1980 with one of the best Belgian bands ever. TC Matic stood out with their unique post-punk-blues badass sound and Arno howling about everything and nothing.

They fabricated 5 albums (from good to masterpieces Choco and their self-titled debut LP). The band broke up in 1986 and charlatan (the title of his 2nd LP) Arno went solo. He sang in French and English. He made 15 albums and a new one was finished just before he died.

I saw him performing (with former bands/side-projects and countless times a solo artist) more than 100 times (most of all in my home country of Belgium, of course, but also in France and The Netherlands, on festivals and indoors) giving it all on stage, every single time. He was addicted to playing live and I was addicted to seeing him doing it.

A once-in-my-lifetime hero, forever in my heart and my soul.

His greatest hit was/is Oh La La La (C’est Magnifique), a 1981 classic with TC Matic.
He played it at the end of his shows throughtout his solo career. A stone gold fans classic.

Oh La La La
C’ETAIT magnifique

Biography
Solo Albums
Instagram
Facebook

Rest in peace, old motherfucker…

R.I.P. JORDAN Aka PAMELA ROOKE 1955-2022

4 April 2022

Genuine London punk fashion model JORDAN
(real name: Pamela Rooke) passed away last night.

Her family broke the news with this message…

“Jordan (Pamela Rooke) has left her mark on this planet, whether it be as ‘The Queen of Punk’, or for her veterinary work and countless prize winning cats,” the family continued. “She lived life to the full and was true to herself and others throughout the whole of her life. She was totally trusted and respected by all those who knew her. Jordan was a blessed rare individual indeed. She did not want any speculation regarding her passing, and wished for the world to know that after a short period of illness, she succumbed to a relatively rare form of cancer known as cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer). Jordan was a wonderful woman and will be remembered for countless decades to come,”

R.I.P. Jordan

In 2019 this book called Defying Gravity: Jordan’s Story came out…

The image of Jordan in her white shards of beehive and Mondrian make-up is one of the most iconic in pop history. But nobody knows what was really going on behind those watchful eyes when Anarchy hit the UK. How did a ballet-mad girl from sleepy Sussex make her way, via the clandestine gay clubs of Brighton and London, to 430 King’s Road and the eye of punk’s storm? How could she share hair-raising adventures with McLaren and Westwood, The Sex Pistols, Adam and his Ants, Derek Jarman and Andy Warhol, and then just disappear? With commentary from key players including Vivienne Westwood, Paul Cook, Marco Pirroni, Holly Johnson, and her partner behind the SEX/Seditionaries counter, Michael Collins, plus a wealth of never-before-seen images from Simon Barker, Sheila Rock, and Harri Peccinotti, Jordan finally reveals her outrageous life story.

ZIGGY At MADAME TUSSAUDS In LONDON

31 March 2022

A new David Bowie waxwork based on his legendary Ziggy Stardust persona
has been unveiled in the world-famous wax-museum Madame Tussauds in
London. It was created in partnership with Bowie’s estate.

Press statement: “David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust transcends generations and music
genres, making him the ultimate headliner to launch our new Music Festival zone.”

Ziggy played guitar…

Credit for both pictures: Madame Tussauds London/Press