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

Happy 60 SHAUN RYDER

23 August 2022

Madchester hero SHAUN RYDER was born in
the City of Salford in Greater Manchester, UK
on 23 August 1962.

Happy 60 to the happy Monday, the black grape,
and the former 24-hour party man and dopehead
who’s still twisting his melon.

TUTV picked these 4 Great Ryder Moments to start the party.

– WROTE FOR LUCK
(With Happy Mondays)

– IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER –
(With Black Grape)

– MUMBO JUMBO –
(Solo)

– DARE –
(With Gorillaz)

SHAUN RYDER: Bio – Discography

Happy 79 To Movie Icon ROBERT DE NIRO – Turn Up The Volume’s Top 5 Of His Many Classic Movies

17 August 2022

Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. was born 79 years ago today in New York City.
With his puzzling method acting, he starred in many classic movies in the 70s
and early 80s with unique performances.

He won 2 Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and
a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. In 2016 De Niro received the Presidential
Medal of Freedom
from U.S. President Barack Obama in 2016. Along with Al Pacino he’s
my all-time favorite actor. Hands down.

My Top-5 De Niro Classcis

– DEERHUNTER – (1978)

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– ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA – (1984)

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– TAXIDRIVER – (1976)

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– ANGEL HEART – (1987)

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– CAPE FEAR – (1991)

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ROBERT DE NIRO: Bio – Movies

Waking Up With… 60 Years Old LEE MAVERS Of THE LA’S

Works faster than caffeine

2 August 2022

Lee Anthony Mavers was born on 2 August 1962 in Liverpool.

Happy 60 to the voice/face/songwriter of one-time heroes THE LA’S
who scored an instant classic with their self-titled debut LP filled with
timeless guitar-pop melodies in 1990.

Afterward, the drugs took over and the band collapsed. A few lazy
attempts were made to restart the motor, but without soul or spirit.

Anyway, happy birthday. to Lee.

There he goes…

Bio – Discography

Happy 70 To JOHNNY THUNDERS

15 July 2022

John Anthony Genzale was born 70 years ago today in Queens, New York. His mother was of Italian descent, and his father was of Italian, Russian-Jewish, and German-Jewish ancestry.

Before he joined (1971) the New York Dolls, the coolest glam and glitter gang in rock ‘n roll history, he had a couple bands of his own. He was a fanatic fan of Keith Richards. He copied his guitar style and his poses, while his sister styled his hair like Keef.

After 2 albums Johnny left to jump on the punk train and
formed The Heartbreakers with Richard Hell, who left soon.

Eventually, he started a solo career. He assembled a cast of ’70s punk and rock stars – Chrissie Hynde, Phil Lynott, Peter Perrett, Steve Marriott, and Pistols Paul Cook, and Steve Jones, among others – for his debut solo LP So Alone, released in 1978.

His masterstroke single You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory
was/is certainly his most memorable achievement.

After years of drug abuse, the rock guitar hero collapsed and died in 1991. R.I.P.

Three great Thunders moments

– NEW YORK DOLLS –

– THE HEARTBREAKERS –

– SOLO –

JOHNNY THUNDERS: Bio – Discography

Happy Birthday To Pin-Up Pop Queen DEBBIE HARRY!

1 July 2022

Angela Trimble aka the ultimate pin-up pop queen Debbie Harry
was born in Miami on 1 July 1945. Happy 77 to Blondie‘s first lady.

Picture this: a Sunday Girl with a Heart Of Glass always Hanging On
The Telephone
, one way or another, causing Rapture when the Tide Is
High
and always Dreaming of Denis who Ripped Her To Shreads. Please
Call Me, Debbie, In The Flesh.

Three top Debbie moments…

– SUNDAY GIRL –

– DENIS –

– HEART OF GLASS –

DEBBIE HARRY: Bio

(photo on top: Cover of Debbie/Blondie book called ‘Picture This’)

Happy 80 To Beach Boy Genius BRIAN WILSON

20 June 2022

Two days after Paul McCartney another music genius who doesn’t need
an introduction celebrates his 80th birthday. BRIAN DOUGH WILSON was
born 80 years ago in Inglewood, California.

The man with the golden ears for layers of harmonies and architect of symphonic pop orchestrations, co-founded The Beach Boys with 2 of his brothers (Carl and Dennis) and his nephew Mike Love in 1961. They were the pioneers of the surf sound. They fabricated 29 studio LPs between 1962 and 20212 (That’s Why God Made The Radio) and tons of Number One hits. Wilson’s best known compositions were/are covered by countless artists.

Between 1973 and 1982 Wilson had some severe mental problems.
He stayed in bed for most of the time and consumed drugs and alcohol
on a daily basis. He went from rehab to rehab. It took him years to recover.

I was taking some drugs and I experimented myself right out of action. … I’d sometimes go and record. But basically I just stayed in my bedroom. I was under the sheets and I watched television.

Fortunately he survived those dark years and afterward he joined the band
now and then at concerts before starting a solo career in 1988 and making
8 albums (so far). He still tours this very day.

Three big Brian Wilson moments

– GOOD VIBRATIONS –

– GOD ONLY KNOWS –

– LOVE AND MERCY –

SUMMER 2022 – TOUR DATES HERE

BRIAN WILSON: Discography – Website