Rock music, History, Environment and Animals

Lizard straddling the strings and pick-ups of a Fender Stratocaster Sunburst solid bodied electric guitar
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From Bombsites to Rock and Roll

Lizard straddling the strings and pick-ups of a Fender Stratocaster Sunburst solid bodied electric guitar
Image by Scottslm via Pixabay


Joe Strummer started out busking on the London Tube Station

Man busking on a street corner in York, playing a Fender Telecaster electric guitar with his guitar case open at his feet to collect any coins donated to him by members of the public
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Music

Discussion Sunday, October 3 at 4:00 pm EST

Stack of vinyl long playing records with Willie Nelson’s ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ lying on top of a Hi-Fi System record deck in a music room
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A Perfect Blue Sky Day

Not a care in the world — then the screens turned red

Image of a black Labrador dog sniffing about on the beach near the waters edge
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From the buckle of the bible belt — Buddy Holly emerged as a musical messiah

Main image Exhibit of Buddy Holly’s acoustic guitar and leather cover at LBJ Presidential Library, Austin, TX 2015. Inset image  Buddy Holly in New York Central Station photo-booth 23 January 1959
Main image: Exhibit at LBJ Presidential Library, Austin, TX, 2015. Inset: Buddy Holly photo-booth image 1959 -both images Public Domain via Wikimedia


Those troublesome teenage years where music helps, sometimes

Image of three teenagers happily laughing and jumping around in the street
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The Animals — ‘Don’t Let Me Be…


Menachem Begin’s fight against British rule in Palestine

A British Palestine Police wanted poster showing images of ten terrorist suspects, including Menachem Begin (top left). Image flanked either side by the Irgun logo depicting a map of Mandatory Palestine & the Emirate of Transjordan, a rifle and the acronym “Etzel” is written above the map, and “raq kach” (“only thus”) is written below.
A British Palestine Police wanted poster showing images of ten terrorist suspects, including Menachem Begin (top left). Flanked either side is the Irgun logo depicting a map of Mandatory Palestine & the Emirate of Transjordan, a rifle and the acronym “Etzel” is written above the map, and “raq kach” (“only thus”) is written below. Both images in Public Domain via Wikimedia.


The ancient Greeks believed there were four elements everything was made from — earth, water, air, and fire.

Image of an Acoustic 6 string guitar set on fire and bursting into flames
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The Indy Record Producer who dared to challenge EMI, Decca, Phillips, and Pye Records - and they hated it

Poster from the NASA Exoplanets Exploration Program’s Exoplanet Travel Bureau showing sci-fi image of an astronaut suspended in a globe above a raging lava planet
Poster from the NASA Exoplanets Exploration Program’s Exoplanet Travel Bureau (by NASA, in Public Domain) via Wikimedia

David Acaster

British, retired, loves reptiles & amphibians, keen on history, steam locomotives, travel, real ale and still trying to master that Fender Stratocaster.

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