The Sex Pistols
THE SEX PISTOLS SIGNING A NEW RECORDING CONTRACT WITH A & M RECORDS OUTSIDE BUCKINGHAM PALACE, LONDON. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: JOHNNY ROTTEN, STEVE JONES, PAUL COOK, NEW BASS PLAYER SYD VICIOUS AND THE GROUP'S MANAGER MALCOM MCLAREN * 28/02/02 The group Sex Pistols, signing a new recording contract with A&M Records outside Buckingham Palace in London, (l/r) Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones, Paul Cook, new bass player Sid Vicious and the group's manager Malcom McLaren: The Sex Pistols are to re-release their anti-monarchy punk anthem God Save The Queen to mark the Golden Jubilee, it was announced. Record bosses are hoping the track will finally reach number one second time around as the nation celebrates the royal anniversary in June. It previously missed out on topping the charts when initially issued in the Silver Jubilee week in 1977, with claims since that the list was fiddled to prevent embarrassment to the Royal Family.
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Harrison & Shankar
George Harrison, the former Beatle, and Ravi Shankar, the Indian musician whom he admires, both sit cross-legged at the Albert Hall ahead of "Ravi Shankar's Music festival from India". * 30/11/2001: It has been announced, George Harrison, the Beatles' quiet lead guitarist and spiritual explorer has died, a longtime family friend told The Associated Press. Harrison, who wrote While My Guitar Gently Weeps and Here Comes the Sun, was 58.
Died on this day - Brian Connolly of Sweet
10/02/1997: Died on this day, Brian Connolly. lead singer of 70's Glam Rock group, Sweet 1970s hit band Sweet (l/r) Steve Priest, Mick Turner, Andy Scott and Brian Connolly. Connolly, lead singer of the group, died early today (Monday), aged 52, a friend said. * 14/02/02 Turner, the drummer of the group, died, aged 54, following a five-year battle with leukaemia. Connolly, lead singer of the group, died in 1997, aged 52.