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Dead Wednesday: funeral for yourself edition

Dead Wednesday: funeral for yourself edition

Someone asked me this the other day and I haven’t really been able to come up with a satisfactory answer.  So let me throw it open to the collective music knowledge of Johnny’s readers: What music do you want played at your funeral? I mean, it’s a pretty personal decision, but I’m open to suggestions…..

Dead Wednesday on Friday: Michael Jackson RIP

Dead Wednesday on Friday: Michael Jackson RIP

According to the LA Times, Michael Jackson has died.  Well, what choice did he have? Although he was supposedly organising a world tour, we all know that would never have got off the ground. Not only would he never again reach the levels of adulation that he reached at the peak of his career, there were […]

Dead Wednesday

Dead Wednesday

I was working in a record shop the day John Lennon died.  In fact, I was on an afternoon break when I heard the initial report that he had been shot.  I went straight back to work and almost instantly people were coming into the shop, asking us if we’d heard the news.  The guys […]

Dead Wednesday

Dead Wednesday

The song says that if there is a rock n’ roll heaven they must have a hell of a band, and it is true, partly because of the messed-up nature of the beast rock n’ roll itself, and partly because of the failures of civil aviation of 50s.  So there is, in fact, a decent […]