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21/09 On This Day in Punk History

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September 21 has proved to be a busy day for The Stranglers. It started this day in 1977 when they are forced out of Sweden.They’re supposed to be playing three shows there but during the first one 300 far-right thugs break in and destroy £2000 worth of equipment! 274 more words

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Here’s an important update on what’s happening with the blog. Anyone following may have realised that the On This Day posts are getting behind. 215 more words

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17/09 On This Day in Punk History

And it was on this day in 1967 that The Doors made their famous performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. In a stunt that can be seen as a precursor to the Pistols-Grundy affair, Jim Morrison was told not the sing ‘we couldn’t get much higher’ during ‘Light My Fire’. 254 more words

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16/09 On This Day in Punk History

Today in 1977 Slaughter & the Dogs released ‘Where Have All the Boot Boys Gone?’. Slaughter are famous for being one of Britain’s first Punk bands, and supporting the Sex Pistols legendary gig at Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester, July 20 1976. 239 more words

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15/09 On This Day in Punk History

It was on this day in 2004, exactly ten years today, that the world lost Johnny Ramone. The guitarist’s iconic chainsaw style transformed music – and must importantly it boasted simplicity and took pride in its amateurness. 40 more words

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14/09 On This Day in Punk History

Little Richard has been recording since 1951, but it was in September 1955 that he has a stroke of genius that would change music forever. On Sept 14 things weren’t going so well in the studio so Richard went to lunch at Dew Drop Inn with his producer Bumps Blackwell. 174 more words

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13/09 On This Day in Punk History

On this day 13 September 1976 Dave Vanian quite his day job – which was of course undertaker – to commit himself fully to his band The Damned. 163 more words

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