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Wednesday 14 July 2021.

Wednesday 14 July 2021. A friend reminded me of these two Southall Kid benefit shows i went to 42 years ago this week. Pete Townshend Band,Misty,Ruts Rainbow Theatre, London 13.07.1979 Clash,Aswad,Members Rainbow Theatre, London 14.07.1979 ---------------- Friday 16 July 2021. American rock band CINDERELLA has lost two members in one day. On the same day guitarist Jeff LaBar died at age 58, keyboard player Gary Corbett has also passed away. I saw Cinderella three times back in their heyday. Cinderella Dominion Theatre , London 23.11.1988. singer has a great voice . Cinderella + Slaughter Hammersmith Odeon , London 19.01.1991 Great double bill from USA members of Ozzy Osbourne Band and Def Leppard came on stage for encore. Cinderella + Slaughter Hammersmith Odeon , London 20.01.1991 ---------------- Saturday 17 July 2021. THE SEX PISTOLS --- " the only notes that count , are the ones that come in wads". Former Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones has told the High Court he thinks Johnny Rotten is “a total d***” in a bitter dispute over the use of the punk band’s songs in an upcoming television series. Mr Jones and the band’s former drummer, Paul Cook, are suing the Sex Pistols’ former lead singer, real name John Lydon, for not allowing their songs to be used in " Pistol ", which is directed by Danny Boyle and is due to air next year. The six-part series, which is being made by Disney, is based on a 2016 memoir by Mr Jones called “Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol”. Mr Jones and Mr Cook argue that, under the terms of a band agreement made in 1998, decisions regarding licensing requests can be determined on a “majority rules basis”. Steve Jones was speaking from America when he now lives. --------- Saturday 17 July 1996 - it was 25 years ago today. THE SEX PISTOLS played one of the greatest gigs of all time when they played Shepherds Bush Empire on their "Filthy Lucre" reunion tour. ----------------- Sunday 18 July 2021. Shock news that STEEL PANTHER have lost their bass player. Steel Panther announce departure of bassist Lexxi Foxx: “The end of an era” Steel Panther have confirmed that bassist Lexxi Foxx has left the band, after 21 years in the line-up. Foxx, whose real name is Travis Haley, was one of the glam-metal group's original members when the ey formed in Los Angeles in 2000. Steel Panther - I have seen this very entertaining glam metal band several times. --------- The British Formula 1 Grand Prix is held today at Silverstone. An incredible 140,000 capacity sold out crowd will be there, despite it being before 19 July, as it is classed as a special "covid test event" . It will be the biggest crowd in the UK since the start of the pandemic.