An All Performance Edition today: Who = loud, Stones = tiny, Bowie = strange...

5/31/1976 (41 years ago today) - ...then there's too much volume?: During a show at the Charlton Athletic Football Ground in England, The Who earn themselves a spot in the Guinness Book Of Records as "The loudest performance of a rock band at 120 decibels!" -- That's just a notch down from the equivalent of a jet plane(!), and human exposure to this prolonged level of volume is recommended at less than 30 seconds total; hope ya like reading lips...

5/31/1982 (35 years ago today) - ...to be filed under "Oh, c'mon now!": The Rolling Stones play to a sold-out crowd of 400 people(!) {you read that right} at The 100 Club, Oxford St., London -- Who the heck d'ya have to know to get into these gigs???

5/31/1989 (28 years ago today) - ...and you say you heard David Bowie was the singer?...: The name of the band was Tin Machine and this date was their very first live performance -- It took place at The International Music Awards in New York City, and yes, the band's front-man is none other than David Bowie(!) who stated he wanted to "rejuvenate himself artistically" by being just a regular ol' member of a band, which is (almost) laughable because...he's David-friggin'-Bowie, please...Supposedly Tin Machine's goal was "to make the kind of music we enjoyed listening to" -- Some called it a "noble experiment", others claimed it was a total waste of time and talent; the project produced two rather dismal, poorly received albums before calling it a day...

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