Who The Fuck Is MICK JAGGER? A Man Who Was Knighted SIR 20 Years Ago Today

14 June 2022

Back in 1975 Keef Richards was so fed up with ballerina Mick Jagger that he got
him a t-shirt made with the question Who The Fuck Is Mick Jagger printed on it.

It became a hot selling item for clothing manufacturer back then, but also when
was knighted SIR 20 years ago today in Queen’s Birthday Honours. The Queen
wasn’t present. Story goes that she didn’t like the fact that a rolling stone became a Sir.

C’mon Elizabeth it’s only rock and roll,
but we know you don’t like it…

It’s all over by now. Touring again this year…


Now watching

Last Sunday Johnny Marr played in Cardiff, Wales. To pay tribute to Taylor Hawkins,
the Foo Fighters’ drummer who passed away March 25 at the age of 50, he played
a classic he wrote with Morrissey for his former band The Smiths.

Before going into There Is A Light That Never Goes Out Marr said: “This is a song
that we’d like to dedicate to our friend Dave Grohl. Lots of love going out to you guys and
all the Foos family. We miss you Taylor, we won’t ever forget you. God bless you. This is
from all of us.”



What Turn Up The Volume watched/played between two coffees this morning

Between 1988 and 1993 Keith Richards wanted to do what Mick Jagger did
for years (and still does), fronting a band of his own. He called some friends
and recorded with them two studio LPs and one live one under the moniker

A couple of nights ago he played with his pals once more
at a benefit show at New York’s Beacon Theatre. Here’s the
three-song set.

Start it up, Keith…

Inbetweenies! THE SWEET Number One In 1973

What Turn Up The Volume played/watched this morning between two coffees

British glam and glitter boys THE SWEET were a very fertile hit machine
between 1968 and 1977 (with thanks to productive songwriter duo Mike
and Nicky Chinn who also composed for Smokie, Suzy Quatro,
Mud and Racey
among others.)

One of their Number Ones in the UK was BLOCKBUSTER,
that topped the charts this day in 1973. A blockbuster it was.

“Does anyone know the way, did we hear someone say
(We just haven’t got a clue what to do)
Does anyone know the way, there’s got to be a way
To blockbuster”

R.I.P. Brian Connolly (frontman) who passed away in 1997 due to kidney
failure, liver failure and repeated heart attacks. He was only 51 years old.

Happy B. To JCC

British performance poet JOHN COOPER CLARKE
was born 73 years ago Salford, Lancashire.

Happy B. to JCC!

He enjoyed his heyday in the punk era, late 70s and early 80s,
collaborating with several punk bands now and then.

He fabricated several EPs and 6 studio LPs between 1978 and 1981
and released a covers album with former Stranglers frontman Hugh
in 2016. The utterly cool weirdo is still going strong
(UK/Ireland tour this spring).

Bring it on, JCC

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