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On This day In Music.

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  1. Panja

    Panja In a land down under

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    Yeah, buckets of it, they were playing twelve hour sets at some point I think, which is why they became such a tight band live..
     
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    30th August 1992; Reading festival.

    Appearing at this year's Reading Festival, England, Suede, Ride, Pavement, Public Enemy, Manic Street Preachers (bassist Nicky Wire smashed his guitar in two and hurled it into the crowd, hitting a security guard who needed 16 stitches). This was one of the most famous in the festival's history. Nirvana played what was to become their last UK concert, and one of their most famous. Kurt Cobain took to the stage in a wheelchair pushed by music journalist Everett True, parodying speculations about his mental health.



    Brilliant..
     
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    On this day 65 years ago, Joan Marie Larkin was born in Pennsylvania, she went on to have a successful career as a rock singer, guitarist, songwriter, record producer and actress, under her stage name of Joan Jett. She began as guitarist and then lead singer of The Runaways, and in 1982 had a worldwide hit record with her band The Blackhearts with I Love Rock'n'Roll.

    She was inducted into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.

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    September 27th, 1986.

    Metallica bass player Cliff Burton was crushed to death after the bands tour bus crashed between Stockholm and Copenhagen. During a European tour members from the band drew cards for the most comfortable bunk on the tour bus, Burton had won the game with an Ace of Spades and was asleep when the tour bus ran over a patch of black ice and skidded off of the road. He was thrown through the window of the bus, which fell on top of him.

    "Burton had won the game"? I'd question that one..
     
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    Wanting to improve on a previous recording session The Beatles started from scratch on a new song called 'Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)', finishing recordings in three takes. They also begin working on another new John Lennon song 'Nowhere Man.'




    I much prefer this version, released on the Anthology albums. George's sitar, Paul's (stronger) backing vocals, and the "drinking her wine, biding my time" change up from the original. Lovely stuff..
     
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    Starting to leave romantic themes behind. I absolutely love both these tracks. There was no stopping the creative juices after this until it was over
     
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    This is class..

    November 1st 2007;
    Ozzy Osbourne claimed his reputation had been tarnished after a party supposedly involving him was organised by US police officers to round up missing criminal suspects. Over 500 people in North Dakota with outstanding arrest warrants were sent invitations and more than 30 suspects turned up. Osbourne said it was "insulting" that his name had been used but police argued it was a "creative" way to fight crime. Ozzy had been selected because he was due to play a gig in a nearby arena, which was used to explain why he would supposedly have attending the party.

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    November 3rd 1977.
    During a concert at the Empire Pool, Wembley, London, Elton John announced his retirement from live performances.

    If Only..
     
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    November 26th 2016;
    Punk memorabilia said to be worth £5m ($6m) was set on fire in the middle of the River Thames in London, England. Joe Corre, the son of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren and fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood, burnt the items on the 40th anniversary of the Sex Pistols debut single. The 48-year-old told the crowd that "punk was never meant to be nostalgic".

    I bet he wouldn't a few bob of those ashes now..
     
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    On this day 40 years ago the very first "Now That's What I Call Music" compilation album was released. Now, 116 editions later the best selling compilation albums of all time continue to thrive.

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    The world's best-selling compilation album is celebrating its 40th birthday.

    Now That's What I Call Music was launched in the UK on 29 November 1983, with a mission to anthologise the biggest chart hits of the day.

    The first album contained hits like Karma Chameleon, Red Red Wine and Total Eclipse Of The Heart. Since it has catalogued every musical trend from hip-hop to K-pop, featuring everyone from Queen to Billie Eilish and even Bob The Builder.

    And it's still going strong. The 116th edition has just been released, opening with Sam Smith and Calvin Harris's dance smash Desire, before rattling through Olivia Rodrigo's Vampire and Doja Cat's Paint The Town Red.

    In the pre-playlist era, the Now albums were an essential way of staying up-to-date, and even discovering new music. Even now they sell by the bucket load - with lifetime sales in excess of 120 million.


    Now That's What I Call Music turns 40: Forty facts about the compilation giant
     
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    Got that for christmas remember it well.

    Wonder what an original one in good condition would bring today. Wouldn't be life changing obvs but bet it's worth a few quid.
     
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    Now 44 was the last one I got. I think we owned every one between 34 and 44.

    I remember my uncle had a few of the older ones specifically Now 8 (and I think 5, 6 and 11).

    It was a great idea, pre-online music.
     
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    King_Kenny JUSTICE FOR THE 97!

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    Coppers. Surprisingly old original LP's and stuff dont fetch much. My sister has a whopping record collection from the 80s all kinds of special issues coloured vinyls, I once valued a load of them on Discogs and was surprised some of them were only worth like £5 lol...I was honestly expecting some of them be valued in the £100's

    Various - Now That's What I Call Music

    Looks like you can get it for as little as £1.91
     
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    Jesus i thought they'd be worth more than that :laugh:

    I assume they aren't as collectible now vinyls have made a comeback? But remember when CD's first came out some were going for 100's of quid.
     
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    King_Kenny JUSTICE FOR THE 97!

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    My ex bird had pretty much the first 15/20 of them.

    I once downloaded the lot, including all the special ones summer hits, christmas, etc...probs still have them on one of my old computers I no longer use.

    Yeah, surprised me. I was expecting my sisters colelction for be worth 10's of £1000's haha...in truth half of them werent worth much more than they cost to buy.

    CD's are weird, you can still get some of them worth a few quid. A few years back I actually made a good few quid on eBay buying and selling CDs. I'd look for people selling huge collections, buy them for like £50/£100 then I'd go on Discogs, price/value them and sell them separately. Some (rare ones, special editions, etc) would sell for like a tenner a go (which was great considering I'd paid coppers for them). Then Amazon became popular and the price of them imploded, you had people on Amazon selling them for coppers. Same with Books. I used to sell a few books on ebay too...Amazon started and ****ers would be selling books for like a penny with free postages...how one earth they managed this god only knows :laugh:
     
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    December 3rd 1976

    A giant 40ft inflatable pig could be seen floating above London, England after breaking free from its moorings. The pig, nicknamed Algie, was being photographed for the forthcoming Pink Floyd Animals album cover. The Civil Aviation Authority issued a warning to all pilots that a flying pig was on the run, and the pig eventually crashed into a barn in Godmersham, Kent, where the farmer complained of his cows being scared by the incident.
     
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    Good old Storm. Rip
     
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    On this day in 1999, Happy Mondays singer Shaun Ryder was ordered to pay £160,000 to his ex management team over a dispute in his contract. Ryder said he was so high after a 'joint' he didn't bother to read the small print; the court was told the contract had 'done his nut in'.

    The moral of this story is don't skin up and sign. Must have been some joint..
     
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    On this day in 2010, Sir Paul McCartney performed an intimate lunchtime gig at the 100 Club on London's Oxford Street, the historic music venue threatened with closure. Around 300 fans were treated to a set lasting almost two hours, in what was McCartney’s smallest gig in the UK for nearly 10 years.

    Meanwhile, on the same day a few years earlier, George Harrison played an unannounced live set for the regulars at his local pub in Henley-On-Thames near his home in the UK.
     

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