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Friday 02 April 2021.

Friday 02 April 2021. BRYAN FERRY has announced a new live album, Royal Albert Hall 2020, out 2 April 2021. I was at one of the these two shows , that took place just before the first covid lockdown in March 2020. ----------- Very sad news about a major train crash in Taiwan. When i travelled around Taiwan three years, i went on this East Coast route. Over 50 people have died and many more are injured after a train carrying nearly 500 crashed and then derailed in a tunnel in Taiwan. The eight-carriage train reportedly hit a construction vehicle that had slipped onto the tracks at the tunnel's mouth. Rescuers combed badly damaged carriages inside the tunnel to find survivors, some of whom smashed windows to flee. The train, from the capital Taipei to Taitung, was carrying people travelling for a long-weekend annual holiday. Many people may have been standing because the train was so full. ---------------------- Saturday 03 April 2021. 03 April 1977 - it was 44 years ago today, that i saw SID VICIOUS playing his first show with The Sex Pistols in front of a crowd at The Screen On The Green, Islington. ---------------------- Sunday 04 April 2021. Happy Birthday to DAVE HILL from Slade who is 75 today. I have seen Slade over a dozen times including three times in May 1974 at Hammersmith Odeon, when Slade were regulars on Top Of The Pops and in the charts in their glam rock heyday. Slade are playing a UK tour at the end of the year...Dave Hill is now the only original member. ----------- Another music director who has produced a stunning collection of works is BRUCE GOWERS. He started off with Queen videos including the iconic "Bohemian Rhapsody" and then did many others including 10cc, Genesis, The Rolling Stones, The Bee Gees, The Tubes, Supertramp, Sparks, Michael Jackson, Rush, Prince, Santana, Reo Speedwagon and he moved to America to direct many music specials....go to his wikipedia page for the complete list.... ---------- SKY ARTS 12.30pm - PET SHOP BOYS live at The Royal Opera House, London. Inner Sanctum is the third live album and video by English duo Pet Shop Boys, released on 12 April 2019 by the duo's label x2. It was recorded in July 2018 during the band's four-day Inner Sanctum residency at the Royal Opera House in London as part of the Super Tour..The show was designed by Es Devlin and directed by David Barnard, and released on DVD, Blu-ray and CD.[2] The DVD/Blu-Ray. I saw them play at this historic upmarket venue in 2016 and 2018 with their stunning show. You can watch it later on Sky Arts i-player. -------------------- Monday 05 April 2021. Check out this 26 mins tv clip from 1976 that features THE SEX PISTOLS. I was at this legendary gig and some stills of the gig with me in there were featured on the poster "Dance to The Sex Pistols" when their single "Pretty Vacant" was released. At the 20 mins 30 seconds mark, you can me with back to the camera jumping around in a bomber jacket and red t-shirt and later down the very front for the images that were used for the poster. Search in YouTube - The London Weekend Show Punk Rock 28/11/76 ----------- As expected, GUNS N ROSES have postponed their UK & European Tour from 2021 to 2022.