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Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 7 in Classic Rock History

Tom Petty played the Boston Garden on this night in 1981. He did 3 encores that night! The first one began with an old Isley Brothers tune – which one?

ANSWER: “Shout” (you may also know the Otis Day & the Nights version)
What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for August 7th, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

1970: Fleetwood Mac welcomed its first female member: Christine McVie, wife of Mac bassist, John McVie. Prior to joining the group she recorded solo under her maiden name, Christine Perfect.
1974: Peter Wolf married Faye Dunaway. The two later divorced.
1979: A crazed Marshall Tucker Band fan in California stole a car from the parking lot outside the Long Beach Arena and drove right into the building, smashing down two banks of metal doors and one concrete wall in the process.
1987: A Fleetwood Mac band meeting turned ugly when guitarist Lindsey Buckingham announced plans to strike out on his own and then resigned from the band.
2002: Ozzy Osbourne rejoined Ozz-Fest in Clarkston, Michigan after taking a few weeks off from the tour to be by wife Sharon’s side as she began chemotherapy treatment for colon cancer. That therapy was successful in forcing Sharon’s cancer into remission.
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1981: Tom Petty played the Boston Garden.



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Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: August 8 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to The Edge! The guitarist of U2 was the first member of the band to release a solo project (a soundtrack). What was the movie?

ANSWER: “Captive” in 1986

What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for August 8th, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

1969: At 10am traffic was stopped on the street out in front of Abbey Road Studios so a photographer could snap the picture of the four Beatles which appears on the front of the Abbey Road album.
1970: Janis Joplin bought a headstone for the grave of Blues great Bessie Smith who died and was buried in Philadelphia in 1937.
1970: Christine McVie performed for the first time as an official member of Fleetwood Mac at a show in New Orleans.
1974: Eric Clapton’s 461 Ocean Boulevard album went gold.
1987: The U2 single “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” reached #1 in the States.
1992: A riot broke out during a Guns N’ Roses and Metallica show at Montreal Stadium, when Metallica’s set was cut short after James Hetfield was injured by pyrotechnics. Then, later the Guns N’ Roses set was also cut short because Axl Rose complained his throat hurt. The crowd overturned cars, smashed windows, set fires, and looted stores.

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1976: Peter Frampton played the Cape Cod Coliseum.
1990: It was Santana and Steel Pulse at Great Woods.
1997: Neil Young led the H.O.R.D.E. tour into Great Woods for the first of two nights.



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'A toast to one of the best female songwriters of the 70's and 80's, Christine Mcvie. Besides the massive catalogue of greatness from her work in Fleetwood Mac, we pay homage to her solo album "The Legendary Christine Perfect"-a magical must'.
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New £1.7m lifeline for 'at risk' Birmingham building
Former Moseley School of Art will be restored to create a vibrant new community hub and business centre



A listed building considered 'at risk' for the past 20 years has been handed a £1.7 million lifeline which will see it transformed into a community centre and business hub.

The former Moseley School of Art, in Balsall Heath, opened in 1901 and was run as an art school for 76 years, counting Pop Art co-founder Peter Phillips, UB40 singer Ali Campbell and Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie among its alumni.

Now known as Moseley Community Centre, the decaying grade II*-listed building will undergo a life-saving makeover courtesy of the £1.7 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The fund initially awarded a development grant of £154,000 so its owner the Moseley Muslim Community Association could draw up detailed plans to save the prominent Victorian building and make sure it could offer up-to-date facilities.

And now this latest injection of capital will enable the association to carry out a full refurbishment, including a ground floor gallery to exhibit work by local artists and a permanent display charting the history of the building and some of its former pupils.

Flexible space on the first floor will provide office accommodation for local small businesses alongside hot desking facilities.

An existing first floor classroom will continue to be used for teaching but it will be upgraded so it can host seminars and public meetings.

The Arts and Crafts-style building, in Moseley Road, was the first purpose-built art school in the country, having been created as a branch of the Birmingham School of Art.

It was built in the 'Wrenaissance' style from designs by Birmingham architect WH Bidlake who was also a director of the Birmingham School of Art and the man behind several churches across the city.


The building in 1973

Campaign body Historic England has placed the building on its 'Heritage At Risk' register for the past 20 years and it has only been able to host activities because of the efforts of the Moseley Muslim Community Association to keep the doors open and carry out repairs.

The Pilgrim Trust has also granted £30,000 towards the project.

Vanessa Harbar, head of Heritage Lottery Fund for the West Midlands, said: "We are delighted to support this project to restore the former Moseley School of Art, helping to secure its future as a creative hub for the community.

"Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, this project will mean that more people will be able to get involved with, protect, and learn about the exciting heritage right on their doorstep."

Campaign body Historic England has already provided £243,000 to enable urgent repairs to the building and on its historic façade.

Its heritage at risk architect Cristina Gardiner said: "Repairing this beautiful and important Birmingham building and securing its future will provide the community with a real asset for future generations.

"We hope it will spur the regeneration of the surrounding area too."

Javed Arain, on behalf of the Moseley Muslim Community Association, said: "We are delighted that we have received the grant from HLF and Historic England for the restoration and refurbishment of this important building.

"This will help us to create a hub to meet the diverse needs of the local community and we hope that the success of this project will be a catalyst for the rejuvenation of the local area."


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7 August 1970: singer Christine McVie joins Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac is an Anglo-American rock band, which has enjoyed great success all over the world, selling more than 100 million albums. In 1998 they were introduced into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The group takes its first steps in England in the second half of the sixties as a British blues group. Born when drummer Mick Fleetwood, bassist John McVie and guitarist Peter Green leave John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and join guitarist Jeremy Spencer. The name Fleetwood Mac is coined by Peter Green, merging the surnames of bassist John and drummer Mick.
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The first works focus on a typically British-style blues rock; among the most significant pieces of the period stand out Man of the World, Albatross and Black Magic Woman, the latter brought to success two years later by Carlos Santana. It is very important the producer Mike Vernon who with his record company Blue Horizon let the Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac record the first albums, Fleetwood Mac and Mr. Wonderful of 1968, and the third Then Play On of 1969, where you can foresee the sounds that will characterize the group in the years to come.
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In 1969 Peter Green left the group and began a succession of new musicians, including Danny Kirwan, Bob Welch, Bob Weston and especially Christine McVie, already present in Kiln House, even if not accredited, which enters the band on August 7 1970.
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Albums like Future Games in 1971, Bare Trees in 1972, Penguin in 1973, Mystery to Me in 1973 and Heroes Are Hard to Find in 1974 did not receive the hoped commercial success.
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The breakthrough came in 1975, when, once again without a guitarist, Mick Fleetwood asked a young American musician, Lindsey Buckingham, to join the group. He, at the time, played in a duo with then-partner Stevie Nicks; the two had also published, with little success, the album Buckingham-Nicks, which contained material resumed after by Fleetwood Mac. Buckingham poses as a condition that Stevie also enters the group. Fleetwood Mac accept and the result is the 1975 eponymous album Fleetwood Mac.
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The album is a great success, thanks also to the singles Over My Head, Rhiannon and Say You Love Me. In particular these songs bring out the artistic talent of the two new entries in the group. Fleetwood Mac thus inaugurate a new phase, no longer characterized by the blues-rock of the late 60s, but by what was usually called "mainstream Rock", that is halfway between hard and very slow music.
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The most successful record is the following Rumors (1977) which sells over forty million copies worldwide and which contains, among others, the hits Dreams, (which reached the peak of the American charts), Go Your Own Way, The Chain and Do not Stop. Other albums that have great popularity are 1979 Tusk, 1982 Mirage and especially 1987 Tango in the Night, the latter containing the famous singles Big Love, Seven Wonders and Little Lies.
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In 1987 Buckingham left the group even if, curiously, he participated as a guest on the following two albums playing the acoustic guitar in the title track Behind the Mask and singing as an added voice in Time's Nothing Without You.
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Many musicians, including guitarists and singers Billy Burnette, Rick Vito and Dave Mason and singer Bekka Bramlett, take turns in the group. The formation with Vito and Burnette produces an album, Behind the Mask (1990), while Time (1995) sees the entry of Mason and Bramlett in place of Rick Vito and Stevie Nicks. The return of Lindsey Buckingham takes place in 1997, with the live album The Dance, which participates in the same successful formation of the years from Rumors to Tango in the Night. In 1998, Christine McVie, one of the group's main members since 1970, leaves training, leaving the core of the Fleetwood Mac comprised of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks.
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The Fleetwood Mac sink their artistic roots in the British blues school of John Mayall and have gone through several stylistic moments, in a metamorphosis that from the formation of English blues saw them change physiognomy and reach for various stages to group of pop music of great commercial success . This musical journey went through different styles often in conjunction with the change of members of the lineup. The protagonist of the first steps was guitarist Peter Green, coming from the Bluesbreakers, who with his electric guitar gave the group a blues rock imprint.
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Their trip to Chicago was essential for their maturation, where they had the opportunity to play jam together with Willie Dixon and Otis Spann, and to perform in concert alongside Led Zeppelin and legendary figures such as B.B. King and Chuck Berry. The abandonment of Peter Green corresponded to the steering to lighter sounds of soul pop type. With his entry into the lineup, Lindsey Buckingham provoked the sharpest turning point: he picked up the different forms of pop that preceded him by mixing it with his current styles - the new wave of punk and gothic rock, technological rock and roots rock, obtaining Rumors, a sophisticated consumer product, and continuing to move more and more in the direction of pop with some deviations in the hit parade sound.
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The Fleetwood Mac sink their artistic roots in the British blues school of John Mayall and have gone through several stylistic moments, in a metamorphosis that from the formation of English blues saw them change physiognomy and reach for various stages to group of pop music of great commercial success .
*
This musical journey went through different styles often in conjunction with the change of members of the lineup. The protagonist of the first steps was guitarist Peter Green, coming from the Bluesbreakers, who with his electric guitar gave the group a blues rock imprint. Their trip to Chicago was essential for their maturation, where they had the opportunity to play jam together with Willie Dixon and Otis Spann, and to perform in concert alongside Led Zeppelin and legendary figures such as B.B. King and Chuck Berry.
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The abandonment of Peter Green corresponded to the steering to lighter sounds of soul pop type. With his entry into the lineup, Lindsey Buckingham provoked the sharpest turning point: he picked up the different forms of pop that preceded him by mixing it with his current styles - the new wave of punk and gothic rock, technological rock and roots rock, obtaining Rumors, a sophisticated consumer product, and continuing to move more and more in the direction of pop with some deviations in the hit parade sound.



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