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Wednesday 07 April 2021.

Wednesday 07 April 2021. LEE BRILLEAUX sadly passed away on this day in 1994...he was aged just 41 Lee Brilleaux was an English rhythm-and-blues singer and guitar/harmonica with the band Dr. Feelgood. The pub rockers quickly elevated themselves to bigger venues. They influenced many of the punk bands. These are the shows i saw them play back in their heyday....they were a great live band. Dr Feelgood , GT Moore Hammersmith Odeon, London 09.11.1975 Dr Feelgood,Roogalator Hammersmith Odeon, London 24.01.1976 Dr Feelgood,Lew Lewis Hammersmith Palais, London 19.12.1976 Dr Feelgood,Mink De Ville Hammersmith Odeon, London 15.10.1977 Dr Feelgood,Squeeze Hammersmirh Odeon, London 29.10.1978 Dr Feelgood,Phil Rambow,Red Beans And Rice Hammersmith Odeon, London 19.12.1979 --------------------- Thursday 08 April 2021. RONNIE WOOD receives The Freedom of the City of London. The Rolling Stones guitarist said he was "humbled and honoured" to receive the award. ------------ Three years ago this week , i did an interview with Time Out magazine. Talks about me being the UKs number one gig goer, with over 7000 gigs seen by me. Headline calls me "an inspirational Londoner". Type in Google Ray Morrissey Time Out to read it online. ------------ Happy Birthday to fashion icon DAME VIVIENNE WESTWOOD who is 80 today. I attended the launch party for her autobiography in 2014. Tues 07 October 2014....8pm to 10.30pm. Dame Vivienne Westwood - book launch party at Mark's Club, 46 Charles Street, London, W1. The fashion egend that is Vivienne Westwood has brought out her biography. Vivienne is now aged 73 but shows no sign of slowing down. Vivienne Westwood is one of the icons of our age.Fashion designer,activist,co-creator of punk, global brand and grandmother ; a true living legend. Her career has successfully spanned five decades and has influenced folks all over the world. The book includes a chapter each on opening the Sex clothing shop with Malcolm McLaren in the 1970s, her period in New York with Malcolm and The New York Dolls in the mid 1970s and of course The Sex Pistols in their heyday period of 1976 to 1978 as well as her fashion over the years. My fave memory of Vivienne from the punk era is her dancing side of stage at The Sex Pistols Notre Dame,London show in Nov 1976 with a pint pot of lager in her hand. Original Vivienne Westwood t shirts and clothing from the 1970s have sold for over £1000 each at auction. Very nice to be at Marks Club which is a private members club in Mayfair. Guests here included Jerry Hall,Bryan Adams,Chrissie Hynde and Zandra Rhodes. We have a speech by Vivienne and her helper on the book Ian Kelly. We have two different complimentary Snow Leopard vodka cocktails and Nyetimber sparkling wine. Also veggie canapés for all. All guests got a complimentary copy of the book and i got mine signed by Vivienne. A very nice event. See my Facebook page for a photo of the signed book