This week in music history - March 3rd to March 9th - with who was born and who died.
...that's what Whispering Bob thought back in '73. New York Dolls are still going, of course minus some original members, unlike some of the pretentious wankers, hunched over their acoustics, old Bob used enthuse over on The Old Grey Whistle Test.
...another punk pioneer gone. The Stooges founder, guitarist and bass player Ron Asheton was found dead today (Jan 6th) aged 60.
...mother...on the front page I don't know, anyway tonight BBC Four The Stooges, MC5, John Lee Hooker and more in Motor City's Burning.
Legendary punk rock club CBGB's is closing it's doors in New York's Bowery for the last time at the end of the month. Blondie duo Debbie Harry & Chris Stein and Patti Smith will perform the last two gigs at the venue this weekend.
Legendary punk club CBGB is moving from it's current location at the end of October 2006 after losing it's fight with their landlord.
Link Wray the pioneering guitarist who invented power chords and distortion has died in Denmark aged 76.
Manhattan Civil Court judge has ruled that the legendary club CBGB hasn't been stiffing its landlord (Bowery Residents' Committee) for rent in the past few years and can't be evicted for that reason.
Cds that are on heavy rotation at Toxic Towers with some music news, Rory Gallagher tribute, Jimi Hendrix's Fender Strat and RIAA CD album sales.
What happened this week in music history, with births and deaths
CBGB could be closed down