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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Film - Cleopatra - Elizabeth Taylor
27TH FEBRUARY : On this day in 1932 actress Elizabeth Taylor was born. Elizabeth Taylor in her starring role as Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Also starring in the film are Richard Burton and Rex Harrison amoungst a host of other top actors and actresses. 26/06/02 : Elizabeth Taylor in her starring role as Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, where she starred alongside Richard Burton. During the making of the film, a wrist watch was given to Richard Burton by Elizabeth Taylor and today fetched 9,635 at hammer at Christie's in London. Inscribed in Welsh on the reverse W I N DY GARU DI (I Love You), the 18ct gold Patek Philippe automatic wristwatch was one of the first gifts exchanged between the two Hollywood stars. The watch was offered at Christie s by one of Richard Burton s personal assistants, who was given the watch by the Hollywood star. The buyer is said to be from Cwmbran in Wales and a huge fan of both Taylor and Burton and had taken the day off work especially in order to travel to London to attempt to buy the watch.
Music - Pink Floyd - Heathrow Airport
Members of the progressive rock band, Pink Floyd, boarding a chartered Japan Airlines DC8, for their Tour of Japan. (l-r) Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Dave Gilmour and Richard Wright. The DC8 airliner was needed to carry their equipment, which included musical instruments, lights and more than seven tons of amplification equipment. Also a crew of 16 people will accompany them on their 12 day tour of the major cities of Japan.