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Wednesday 18 August 2021.

Wednesday 18 August 2021. Very sad news that comedian SEAN LOCK has died of cancer, aged just 58. Thursday evening from 10pm, Channel 4 tv will be showing some of his highlights. ---------------- Thursday 19 August 2021. Happy Birthday to ex Queen bass player JOHN DEACON who is 70 today. He lives a quiet live in SW London these days and has six children. He seems quite happy to take millions in Queen royalties from past recordings. -------- Happy Birthday to IAN GILLAN who is 76 today. ---------------- Friday 20 August 2021. Happy Birthday to ROBERT PLANT who is 73 today. ---------------- Saturday 21 August 2021. Happy Birthday to rocker GLENN HUGHES who is 70 today. Glenn is now a member of The Dead Daisies, so hopefully will catch their upcoming London show. -------- Punk legend JOE STRUMMER would have been 69 today. Joe was a few years older than most of the other UK punk rockers. ---------------- Saturday 21 August 2021. Punk rockin' evening at The George & Dragon Pub, High Street, Acton, London W3. PSYCHODRAMA, local mega Punk group with Derek and Mannie (from The Satellites, Morgellons),Bill( Gloria's) Ando( 1926) and Mark( Morgellons). A very special one off performance,from the group who kicked off Barnet's London Callin at the 12 Bar Club! Airing their album Last Bus To Acton. Expect mayhem! Also playing Pompey garage punk from THE GLORIAS and the sonic punk of DECADENT FEW. When i was a drummer in my early 1980s band Gun Control , the guitarist was Bill, who is playing with TWO of the bands tonight (Psychodrama and The Gloria's )...top marks to him from getting here from Gosport, as his car konked out earlier in the week, and had to borrow a mates to get here to play tonight. Will be good to see several old friends...see you there....admission is 10....8pm start... Around 60 or 70 folks in this West London pub , with several folks i have known for over 40 years. It is just up the road from The White Hart pub (now The Aeronaut) where my band played 40 years ago. An older punk crowd to see the three bands play good sets of around 45 mins each. Great that this pub is still putting on monthly punk gigs. ----------------- Sunday 22 August 2021. AGNIESZKA CHYLINSKA live at The Forum. Agnieszka Chylińska is a Polish singer and television personality. The former vocalist of Polish rock band O.N.A., Chylińska supports her latest album, Forever Child. Think of her as a Polish version of Pink....she is a big name in Poland. ------- My best friend is married to a Polish woman, so here we all are. The Polish community in London are out in force and the venue is a near sell out. This show had been postponed three or four times due to covid. AGNIESZKA and her band arrived arrived on stage at 8.15pm and played for 1 hour 40 mins. All the lyrics and all the stage banter was in Polish , but the songs ticked along ok , but the reaction of the crowd was pretty amazing as they chanted her name non-stop and sang along loudly to all her lyrics. She has had several albums out over the years. A good five minutes after the houselights had gone up, half the crowd were still chanting her name. A superb crowd atmosphere , which is what really made the night.