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Monday 10 May 2021
Monday 10 May 2021.
SID VICIOUS would have been 64 today.
I saw him on stage in 1977 with The Sex Pistols and in 1978 with his own all-star band.
I had a chat with him at a Ramones gig at The Roundhouse in 1977.
Happy Birthday to BONO who is 61 today.
I have seen U2 over 20 times since 1980 , when they were a support band to Talking Heads.
1985 - Live Aid at Wembley Stadium
1987 - Cardiff
2005 - Dublin
2009 - Cardiff
They have have always been a top notch live act.
Three Brirish rock legends celebrate their 75th birthday on Monday....
Donovan (had his main success in the 1960s and 1970s) (I got one of his albums signed at a gig).
Dave Mason ( I saw him play Hammersmith Odeon twice in 1975 , when he split from Traffic)
Graham Gouldman ( he is still the only constant member of 10.cc.)
I saw 10cc a few times in their 70s heyday , including when they were the main support act
to The Rolling Stones when they played Knebworth in 1976.
Tuesday 11 May 2021.
The BRIT AWARDS are held at The 02 Arena....to a smaller crowd due to covid restrictions.
Coldplay open the show, then it is pretty much aimed at the younger music fans and the current charts.
Happy Birthday to singer-songwriter ERIC BURDON who is 80 today.
He is best known as the vocalist in The Animals.
Wednesday 12 May 2021.
Happy Birthday to BILLY DUFFY from The Cult who is 60 today.
I have seen them live over a dozen times, including three times at Hammersmith Odeon on their 1987 tour.
In 2003 i went to America to see five Sex Pistols shows. Billy Duffy was at three of those shows.
Glen Matlock kindly arranged the guest list for all the shows for me.
I stayed at The Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas for a couple of days as Sex Pistols were playing there.
One afternoon i was in their open-air swimming pool , chatting to Billy Duffy and Glen Matlock.
Happy Birthday to STEVE WINWOOD who is 74 today.
I have seen him a few times on stage.
Thursday 13 May 2021.
Happy Birthday to STEVIE WONDER who is 71 today.
I have seen Stevie play live at Wembley Arena and Clapham Common.
Happy Birthday to JOE BROWN who is 80 today.
Along with the likes of Cliff Richard, Joe is one of the original UK rock n rollers.
He is still touring, and has a UK tour planned for later this year.
I have seen him on stage a couple of times.