Remember, you can listen to the day’s story of the music whilst reading my blog by clicking this link. 1964, The Rolling Stones recorded their version of the Willie Dixon song ‘Little Red Rooster’ at Regent Sound Studios in London, England.
We had another lovely blue sky yesterday morning albeit with a few clouds scurrying across the mountains. As I got my morning swim underway I could watch the planes flying over the house and marvel at the wonderful navigation aids for modern planes as they fly over with pinpoint precision.
The TV had its usual diet of problems with the normal mix of mainly bad news interpersed with inconsequential items and stars looking to sell their wares as they rejuvenate their careers. Yesterday was the turn of Beverly Craven whose song I did remember but I wouldn’t have known her if I’d bumped into her in Tescos. She wouldn’t have known me either so the only real difference is that all important few minutes when the celebrity parks their backside on the BBC couch. I only say this to point out the frailty of our existence and add that she seemed to be a very nice lady with a very nice voice. However, like all of us, she’s had all kinds of issues to overcome and she get over her woes by writing quality songs. Incidentally, if you’re interested, she has a 15 years old dog called Buddy who is partially sighted. I don’t think he wears specs but he goes on the same walk every day so he knows where to pee!
We went over to Altea to see our Bank staff today. They are digitalising everything and needed to scan our passports. Strangely enough, we had changed our passports about 10 years ago and the bank had never seen the need to update our details. The bank official did explain that it’s all designed to overcome international movements of money. Did the bank fear we are going into laundering. We did review our accounts and apparently, if I put any amount of money into a deposit account I can earn around 1.5%. As I said, it would probably not even cover the cost of the stationery!
It was a hot Saturday evening in the summer of 1960, and Fred had a date with Peggy Sue.He arrived at her house and rang the bell.’Oh, come on in!’ Peggy Sue’s mother said as she welcomed Fred in.
‘Have a seat in the living room. Would you like something to drink? Lemonade? tea?’
‘Tea, please,’ Fred said. Mum brought the tea.
‘So, what are you and Peggy planning to do tonight?’ she asked.
‘Oh, probably watch a film, and then maybe grab a bite to eat at the milk bar, maybe take a walk on the beach.’
‘Peggy likes to screw, you know,’ Mum informed him.
‘Really?’ Fred replied; eyebrows raised.
‘Oh yes,’ mother continued, ‘When she goes out with her friends, that’s all they do!’
‘Is that so?’ asked Fred, incredulous.
‘Yes,’ said the mother.
‘As a matter of fact, she’d screw all night if we let her!’
‘Well, thanks for the tip!’ Fred said as he began thinking about alternate plans for the evening.
A moment later, Peggy Sue came down the stairs looking pretty as a picture, wearing a pink blouse and a hoop skirt, and with her hair tied back in a bouncy ponytail.
She greeted Fred. ‘Have fun, kids!’ mother said as they left.
Half an hour later, a completely disheveled Peggy Sue burst into the house and slammed the front door behind her.
‘The Twist, Mum!’ she angrily yelled to her mother in the kitchen. ‘The bloody dance is called the ….Twist!’
A general noticed one of his soldiers behaving oddly. The
soldier would pick up any piece of paper he found, frown,
say, “That’s not it,” and put it down again. This went on
for some time until the general arranged to have the soldier
The psychologist concluded that the soldier was deranged and
wrote out his discharge from the army.
The soldier picked it up, smiled, and said, “That’s it.”
World Events 2nd September
31 B.C. – The Roman leader Octavian defeated the alliance of Mark Antony and Cleopatra. Octavian, as Augustus Caesar, became the first Roman emperor.
0490 – Phidippides of Athens was sent to seek help against the invading Persian Army. The runner was the inspiration for the 26-mile marathon of the Olympic Games in Athens in 1896. I suppose he was the first winner!
1666 – The Great Fire of London broke out. The fire burned for three days destroying 10,000 buildings including St. Paul’s Cathedral. Only 6 people were killed. The fire started in Pudding Lane
1930 – The “Question Mark” made the first non-stop flight from Europe to the U.S. The plane was flown by Captain Dieudonne Coste and Maurice Bellonte.
1935 – A hurricane hit the Florida Keys killing 423 people. It happens somewhere virtually every year
1945 – Japan surrendered to the U.S. aboard the USS Missouri, ending World War II. The war ended six years and one day after it began. Good
1945 – Ho Chi Minh declared the independence the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Good
1961 – The U.S.S.R. resumed nuclear weapons testing. Test ban treaty negotiations had failed with the U.S. and Britain when the three nations could not agree upon the nature and frequency of on-site inspections. I hate these weapons
1969 – Ho Chi Minh died. He was the president of North Vietnam.
1985 – It was announced that the Titanic had been found on September 1 by a U.S. and French expedition 560 miles off Newfoundland. The luxury liner had been missing for 73 years. It would be a job getting it to the surface
1991 – The U.S. formally recognized the independence of Lithuania, Lativa and Estonia.
1992 – The U.S. and Russia agreed to a joint venture to build a space station. OK
1996 – Muslim rebels and the Philippine government signed a pact formally ending 26-years of insurgency that had killed more than 120,000 people. What a waste
1998 – In Canada, pilots for Canada’s largest airline launch their first strike in Air Canada’s history. Was it over money?
1998 – 229 people were killed when a Swissair jetliner crashed into the Atlantic near Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia. The pilot had reported smoke in the cockpit a few minutes before the crash. This was awful
The Day’s Music Events 2nd September
1964, The Rolling Stones recorded their version of the Willie Dixon song ‘Little Red Rooster’ at Regent Sound Studios in London, England. Good Blues
1965, Steam Packet with Long John Baldry, Rod Stewart, Julie Discoll and The Brian Auger Trinity appeared at the Marquee Club, London. Great memories
1972, Rod Stewart was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘You Wear It Well’, the singers second UK No.1 was taken from his album ‘Never A Dull Moment.’ I loved this song
1989, Ozzy Osbourne was charged with threatening to kill his wife Sharon. Ozzy was released on the condition that he immediately went into detox, the case was later dropped when the couple decide to reconcile.Happy families
1994, English dancer, singer, television presenter and musician, Roy Castle died of lung cancer two days after his 62nd birthday. In the mid 60’s he had his own TV show and presented the long running TV show Record Breakers in the 70’s until 1994. He was a really talented man and he was not a smoker
2000, Madonna was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Music’, her 10th UK No.1 single, from her album of the same title. The video stars Madonna as well as comedian Sacha Baron Cohen as his famous character Ali G. Clever
2001, American saxophonist Jay Migliori died of cancer aged 70. As a session musician he recorded with The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra and Frank Zappa and was the founding member of Supersax, a tribute band to Charlie Parker. I didn’t know his name
2002, Thieves broke into the London home of Icelandic singer Bjork and stole valuable recording equipment. The 36-year-old singer was asleep in the flat at the time of the incident. Swines
2005, Kanye West criticised President Bush’s response to Hurricane Katrina during a televised benefit concert in New York. The show, which was raising funds for relief efforts, featured Leonardo DiCaprio, Richard Gere, Glenn Close, Harry Connick Jr and Wynton Marsalis. Appearing alongside comedian Mike Myers for a 90-second segment West told the audience: “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” The comment went out live on the US east coast, but was cut from a taped version seen on the west coast. I doubt if it was true
2006, lead singer of the Isley Brothers, Ronald Isley was sentenced to three years in a US prison for multiple counts of tax fraud. I still loved his music!
2007, 17 year-old Jamaican-American singer Sean Kingston went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Beautiful Girls’, also a US No.1. The song samples the bassline from Ben E. King’s classic ‘Stand by Me’. So darling, darling…..
2009, Guy Babylon, keyboard player with the Elton John Band died of a heart attack while swimming in his pool at his home in Los Angeles, California. Sad
Birthday Boys and Girls
1925, Hugo Montenegro
1925, Russ Conway
1939, Bobby Purify
1943, Joe Simon