Beatle helps Stones get record deal (really!) -- Another festival we never heard of with a really cool only-in-the-'70's line-up... -- Nuge's big mouth, again...

Logo for Decca Records Label, circa 1964. (Courtesy of Decca Records, London)

5/5/1963 (54 years ago today) - That's what friends are for...: Because George Harrison told him "You've got to check out this band!", the head of Decca Records, Dick Rowe, went to see The Rolling Stones play at London's Crawdaddy Club. Five days later, the band were signed to the label...

5/5/1972 (45 years ago today) - Poncho's aren't gonna help this time: Welcome to Day One of the three-day Bickershaw Ferstival in Wigan, England -- On the plus side, the list of scheduled performers was sensational, an inspirational blend of British and American acts, and fans gobbled up tickets quickly to catch The Grateful Dead, Captain Beefheart, Donovan, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, The Kinks, Hawkwind, jazzman Maynard Ferguson, Dr. John, The Incredible String Band and Wishbone Ash, as likely a definitive '70's line-up as you could imagine for 1972 -- On the negative side, it rained on the site before the fest even began, and it continued to shower over the course of the entire three days, leading to flooding, standing water health problems, and a disgusting sea of mud for those who dared to venture closer to the stage...

5/5/2002 (15 years ago today) - At some point, the shtick becomes unfunny...: Two disc jockeys from Denver rock station KRFX-FM, Rick Lewis and Michael Floorwax, are forced to stop a live interview with Ted Nugent after he used derogatory racial terms for Asians and Blacks -- The station was besieged by hundreds of complaints from listeners, and management wisely pulled-the-plug...

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