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  • On this Day September 20, 2012

    The former north London home of the original band members of was bought by a Singaporean developer. Sham Masterman, who admitted not being a big fan of the rock band, bought the Highgate house and the one next door for £1.2m each. Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright and had all lived in the house in the 1960s. The previous owner, lighting technician Mike Leonard, was landlord and friend to the band and even inspired their earliest name, Leonard's Lodgers.
  • On this Day September 20, 1975

    'Fame' gave his first No.1 in the US. The song was co-written with Lennon's voice is heard towards the ending of the song repeating the words: "Fame, Fame, Fame" from a fast track, through a regular track, to a slow track, before Bowie finished the lyrics.
  • On this Day September 20, 1970

    of was acquitted on charges of lewd and lascivious behavior, but was found guilty of exposing himself during a concert at The Dinner Key Auditorium in Coconut Grove a year and a half earlier. At his trial at the Dade County Courthouse in Miami, Judge Goodman sentenced Morrison to six months hard labor and a $500 (£270), fine for public exposure and sixty days hard labor for profanity. The sentence was appealed, but Morrison was never brought to trial, as he would die in Paris France on July 3, 1971.
  • On this Day September 20, 1969

    Based on the comic-book TV series Archie and his friends The Archie's started a four-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with It became the longest running in the UK after spending eight weeks at the top of the charts.
  • On this Day September 20, 1968

    (recording under the name of The Yardbirds) started recording their debut album at Olympic Studios, Barnes, London, England. The album took only about 36 hours of studio time to complete at a cost of around £1,782, with most of the tracks being recorded 'live' in the studio with very few overdubs.
  • Things you didn't know

    Guitarist Steve Vai keeps bees, being the proud owner of several thriving colonies. Every Christmas, he harvests his signature Fire Garden Honey, giving jars to friends and family and selling the rest for charity.
  • Quote of the Day

    "I used to have a drug problem, but now I can afford it." - David Lee Roth
  • I fought the law

    In 1997, Mark Morrison was fined £750 after admitting threatening behaviour during an incident in Leicester city centre when he believed someone had kicked his car.

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