Today was a Pivotal Day in Rock History

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A Pivotal day In Rock History

This is the day when, in 1962, The Rolling Stones performed at the Marquee Club in London. This was their first appearance as group.

Soon referred to as “The Stones” they quickly developed a a hard core group of followers world-wide.

The group line up was, Brian Jones playing guitar and harmonica, Keith Richards, guitar and backing vocals, Bill Wyman, bass, Charlie Watts drums, Ian Stewart piano, and the inimitable Mick Jagger on lead vocals with Jones being the original lead member of the group.

Were you aware that the band were originally played a lot of blues covers with their musical roots being in rythym and blues. The soon started to write their own material with hit albums in “Their Satanic Majesties Requests”  in the mid 1960’s.

The band staged a free concert on a beach in Rio De Janeiro to an estimated audience of 1.5 million!

Over the years The Rolling Stones have played at over 1,200 venues. And we are not talking about clubs, rather stadiums and the like. In 2012, the band celebrated their 50th anniversary.

They continue to tour to this day with their “no Filter Tour” announced for the UK, Ireland and Europe.

Definitely a band that deserves to be recorded in the annals of rock history as one in a million.

Today Is Back To The Future Day

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Back To The Future

Do you recall the day when, in 1985, the first of the Back To The Future movies was released.

The car above is the DeLorean DMC2 which was the dream of car designer John DeLorean. Unfortunately the car was not a great success, with the company falling into receivership due mainly to the unstable economy and rocketing fuel costs. But it still achieved fame by featuring in all the Back To The Future movies.

Benz Patent Motorwagen

Sticking with the car theme for the moment, the first motor car was the Benz Patent Motorwagen*, created by Karl Benz who is recognised as the founder of  Mercedes-Benz cars.

Festival of Goddess Cerridwin

The Festival of Cerridwin is a Celtic festival honouring Cerridwin.

Cerridwin was a goddess fevered in Celtic culture as a bringer of good harvests.

 

It is also said that she had a potion that gave the powers of creativity and knowledge. Her symbol is that of a pig, a symbol that often represents good fortune.

*Image by By Jiří Sedláček [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Today Is Global Beatles Day

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Today Is Global Beatles Day

Beatles Day is a celebration of the Fab Four. Four young Liverpuddlians who took the music world by storm with Love Me Do.

 

Everybody has a favourite Beatles song. It could be Eleanor Rigby, Strawberry Fields, Hard Days Night, Norwegian Wood, Revolution or Please Please Me. Then Hey Jude, Lady Madonna, Sargeant Pepper and countless more.

 

The Beatles started a revolution in the world of music. They played to packed houses worldwide, were the first group to be met at airports by hordes of screaming, adoring fans.

 

Others have come close, but they have never been surpassed.

 

Today also marks Custers last stand at the Battle Of The Little Big Horn.

 

George Michael was born on this day in 1963.

 

Also, on this day in 1947, the Diary Of Anne Frank was published. She was a Jewish girl who hid from the Nazi’s in World War Two.

 

Her diary chronicles how she survived in hiding for 25 months before the Gestapo found her.

 

That was over two years without ever being able to go outside and breathe fresh air. She died at age 15 in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

Today Is Picnic Day

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Today Is Picnic Day

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Today Is Picnic Day

Today Is Picnic Day

 

Today is the day to make some time and head outdoors because its picnic day!

 

That does not mean grab a burger or fish n chips, rather, get together a heap of tasty nibbles that you can savour with your favourite drink. Add a loved one (kids too if you have them). Some pleasant conversation away from the hustle, or hassle, of real life and do your soul some good.

 

In Victorian times, a picnic was a grand affair with tables and chairs, flowers for the table, roast pheasant from the shoot etc. But you don’t need fancy expensive food for your picnic to make it enjoyable. Get some sliced ham from the deli, a few baps, some nice drinks and maybe some dip and bikkies. Its the company and tranquillity that makes it enjoyable, not expense.

 

So pack the hamper or esky and head out to a scenic peaceful spot and enjoy one of the simpler things in life.

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Quack Quack, Today Is Donald Duck Day

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Donald Duck

Most of us would have grown up with Donald Duck cartoons on the telly at some point in our lives. 

 

Donald Duck is a character created in the Walt Disney studio in 1934 and is one of the most enduring, and endearing, characters to come out of the famous studio. In Norwegian countries, Donald was a favourite cartoon in comics right up to 2009. In fact the comics he is in are still the most popular worldwide with exception of the superhero genre.

 

Donald has featured in over 140 odd feature length movies. He often co-starred with Goofy plus his nephews, Hewey, Dewey and Louie.

 

His roles have been very varied, from “Chips Ahoy” where he plays a captain trying to get his boat back from thieving chipmunks (stars in their own right) to playing Scrooge in “Mickey’s Christmas Carol”.

 

Many of his movies were recognised by the Academy Awards.

 

From hero to bumbling, accident prone foil to other characters, you can’t help loving Donald Duck.