On This Day…
1964 – The Beatles filmed outside shots at the Scala Theater in Tottenham Street London for their forthcoming movie ‘A Hard Day’s Night’.
1982 – Billy Joel was reported to be in ”quite good” condition after major surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. The singer broke his left wrist when his 1978 Harley Davidson hit a car in Long Island, New York. The hospital switchboard was jammed with calls from his fans, and Joel issued a plea through a spokesman that the calls ceased because they were ‘tying up lines for those people who are really sick.’
1996 – The rest of Jerry Garcia’s ashes were scattered near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. A small portion had been scattered in the Ganges River in India 11 days earlier. The Grateful Dead leader had died on 9th Aug 1995.
2008 – Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa proclaimed this day as Mariah Carey day in Los Angeles, California.
Brand New Music
PJ Harvey | The Hope Six Demolition Project
This one is packed tight with a lot of the Western world’s problems with complacency and ugliness. PJ Harvey presents a sort of disorienting self-examination and recognizing that the world really isn’t pretty. There’s an unmistakable poise here and Harvey’s voice remains extraordinary. This is an amazing LP.
Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop | Love Letter For Fire
Simple, rustic and original Love Letter plays on the strength of both artists while simultaneously fusing together their own musical ideas. Dynamic and compelling the duo’s songwriting styles offers a tremendous amount of honesty when tackling a ‘love song’.
Cate Le Bon | Crab Day
“Crab Day is an old holiday. Crab Day is a new holiday. Crab Day isn’t a holiday at all”, the Welsh singer-songwriter joked about her new LP. There’s a big sense of fun that sounds like a metaphysical day at the beach. The whole thing yields an emotional resonance that is amazingly fun and difficult to deny.