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Monday 14 December 2020.

Monday 14 December 2020. Very sad news that GERARD HOULLIER has passed away. Liverpool and France manager, dies aged 73. Houllier had undergone heart surgery in Paris before his death. Led Liverpool to Uefa Cup, FA Cup and League Cup treble. -------- It was this day 47 years ago that I saw the first of over 2000 shows at Hammersmith/Apollo. 14 Dec 1973 - Queen + Mott The Hoople --------- The Clash third studio album "London Calling" was released 41 years ago today - 14 Dec 1979. --------- Happy Birthday to JANE BIRKIN who is 74 today. Check my Facebook page for a photo of us together. ------------------- Tuesday 15 December 2020. Happy Birthday to The Clash bass player PAUL SIMONON who is 65 today. Happy Birthday to Kasabians SERGE PIZZORNO who is 40 today. Check my Facebook page for a photo of us together. -------- As has been threatened for a number of days now, London is confirmed as being raised to Tier 3 restrictions from midnight on Wednesday morning on 16 December. Put simply, it means that all restaurants, bars and pubs have to shut - and are back to only deliveries and takeaways. Essentially it's the same as Lockdown 2.0. This also means theatres have to close, and most have only been open a week. This also means football stadiums in Tier 3 cannot have fans inside the stadium. ------------------- Wednesday 16 December 2020. Happy Birthday to ZZ Tops BILLY GIBBONS who is 71 today. I have seen ZZ Top live around a dozen times since 1980.