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Saturday 02 January 2021.

Friday 01 January 2021. No wonder Macca did not want to clash with Taylor Swift for opening week album sales, as McCartney III has slumped to number 19 in its second week of release. ------------------- Saturday 02 January 2021. SKY ARTS 4pm - The Rolling Stones live in Hyde Park 2013. Hyde Park Live is a live album by The Rolling Stones, released in 2013. It was recorded at Hyde Park, London on 6 and 13 July 2013 during the band's 50 and Counting Tour. The album was released exclusively as a digital download through iTunes on 22 July 2013 for a limited time of four weeks. The album debuted at #16 in the UK and #19 in the US.The same concert was later issued on DVD as Sweet Summer Sun: Live in Hyde Park. I was at both these great shows...both were 65,000 capacity sold out. -------------------- Sunday 03 January 2021. Happy Birthday to JOHN PAUL JONES (Led Zeppelin / Them Crooked Vultures) who is 75 today. See my Facebook page for a photo of us together. ------- Very sad news that GERRY MARSDEN has passed away aged 78, following a heart infection. The Gerry & The Pacemakers singer was best known for the hit, You'll Never Walk Alone. It is still famously sung on the terraces at Anfield Football Stadium (Liverpoool F.C.) It was one of their three number one singles, that all went to the top in 1963. Another well known hit the following year was "Ferry Across The Mersey". I saw Gerry & The Pacemakers play The Royal Albert Hall in 2005. -------------------- Monday 04 January 2021. 04 Jan 1986 - PHIL LYNOTT sadly passed away 35 years ago today. I was lucky to have seen him play with Lizzy 23 times including their last ever UK show. After a difficult leg of the tour in Japan, where some members of the band had difficulty obtaining heroin, Thin Lizzy played their final UK concert before their break-up at the Reading Festival in August 1983. -------------------- Tuesday 05 January 2021. KISS NYE show in Dubai is up on YouTube and well worth watching. Main show - 2 hours 13 mins full set. The finale of " Rock n Roll All Nite" is spectacular , with non-stop fireworks and flames. Pre-show documentary - 58 mins ( pretty amazing how much effort was put into getting this show on). The band seem keen on promoting Dubai, Atlantis Hotel and Emirates Airlines (all sponsors) . Only time I was in Dubai was in their airport for a couple of hours, en route to Australia. Gene and Paul said that KISS will play their again, and bring their families with them. Rehearsals - songs played with pyro but band not in make-up and costumes.