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1st September 2020

Happy Birthday to BARRY GIBB who is 74 today. I was lucky to have seen The Bee Gees play live at Madison Square Garden , New York in Sept 1979. They were flying high after the big hits from the "Saturday Night Fever " film soundtrack album. ------------------- Wanna buy a flat in a legendary recording studio? If these walls had ears, they’d probaby still be ringing —for this loft-style penthouse flat once shook to the sounds of rock’s biggest names. Now on the market for £850,000, the 1,068sq ft two-bedroom apartment in Highbury comes with polished wood floors, exposed brick walls and a pivotal place in music history. The unassuming church hall, had been home to the 'Rank Charm School', where future British film stars including Diana Dors and Christopher Lee were tutored in the late Forties. It was bought by Sir George Martin in 1965. He transformed it into Wessex Sound Studios, installing facilities to rival those he used to record The Beatles at Abbey Road. For almost four decades, punks and pop stars from the Rolling Stones and David Bowie to Madonna and Prince beat a path to its doors. It was where the SEX PISTOL'S recorded Never Mind The Bollocks in 1977 and the Clash taped seminal album London Calling two years later.