24 August 2022
CHARLIE WATTS, the coolest drummer ever in rock history passed away
a year ago today. He was 80. The quiet Stone with the poker face joined
the band in 1963 and played on every album of the band.
Rest in peace, legend.
Great personality, great musician, great interview.
His hilarious quote after 25 years of Rolling Stones.
About the 60s
CHARLIE WATTS: Bio – Discography
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 –
– DARE –
SHAUN RYDER: Bio – Discography
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
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
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’)
Works fsster then caffeine
18 June 2022
JAMES PAUL McCARTNEY was born on 18 June 1942. Happy 80 to the songsmith genius who needs no introduction whatsoever. I wonder how many people never heard of Macca. The ones who lived/live on Mars?
In those 80 years the Liverpool icon has made 12 LPs with The Beatles, 7 albums
with Wings, 18 solo and several collaborative records. Lots of Hard Day Night work.
For this occasion, my wake-up song is this smoking live
version of his heaviest rock song ever HELTER SKELTER.
And not done yet…
MACCA: Instagram – Website
(Image on top: cover of his best of album ‘Pure’)
27 May 2022
Susan Janet Ballion, best known of course as SIOUXSIE SIOUX
the voice and face of her band The Banshees was born on
27 May 1957 in London.
Happy 65 to the Goth queen of punk. One of the most
charismatic and drop-dead gorgeous rock stars ever.
With The Banshees she recorded/released 11 studio albums.
With her husband Budgie, she made two LPs under the moniker
of The Creatures. And in 2007 she released her only criminally
underrated, solo longplayer Mantaray.
Three magic Siouxsie moments…
– HONG KONG GARDEN –
– KISS THEM FOR ME –
– SLOWDIVE –
Stretford, UK 15 July 1956 – Macclesfield, 18 May 1980
Walk in silence
Don’t walk away, in silence
See the danger
Don’t walk away
Walk in silence
Don’t turn away, in silence
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,
Abandoned too soon
Set down with due care
Don’t walk away in silence
Don’t walk away
IAN CURTIS: Story
A year older
28 April 2022
KIM ALTHEA GORDON was born 68 years ago in Rochester, New York.
Widely know for being a prominent member, along with her ex-husband
Thurston Moore of prodigious noise-addicts Sonic Youth (1981–2011 / 15 LPs).
After the band’s split the blonde heroine played with several short-lived groups
(Free Kitten, Body/Head, Glitterbust) before canning her first ace solo album No Home Record three years ago. It was Turn Up The Volume‘s numero uno longplayer of 2019.
Three great Kim moments to celebrate her birthday…
– KOOL THING –
(Sonic Youth, 1990)
– AIR BNB –
(From solo album, ace live version)
– JAMS RUNS FREE –
(Sonic Youth, 2006)
KIM GORDON: Facebook – Spotify
(Image on top: cover of her 2021 single ‘Grassing Jeans’)
A year older
22 April 2022
The one and only real Punkfather was born James Newell Osterberg Jr
aka IGGY POP on 21 April 1947 in Muskegon, Michigan. He started moving,
falling, standing up, going totally nuts, and yelling like a madman in 1960.
He canned 5 albums with The Stooges and 18 solo LPs (so far). For the past few
years, he was a guest on countless tracks of other artists. I wonder sometimes how
all these (former) junkies and 24-hour party animals survive and still kickin’ hard.
Happy 75 to the passenger!
The dog is getting older but he still has the heart of a young party animal.
Here’s the living legend still going berserk off and on stage!
– I WANNA BE YOUR DOG –
Have a mad lust for life birthday, Mister Pop…
Not done yet…
IGGY POP: Facebook – Discography