October 2004
  Music
MARK WINTERS 

It’s amazing that I will be writing the Christmas issue soon! Where do the years go to? My mother always said to me, after the age of 21 the years just fly by. God she was right!

It’s only when you look at the Guinness Book of Hit Singles and not only do you see the number of artistes that have been and gone, but how long some artistes have been around, take for instance Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones, they were in the charts when I was tiny little boy!

The there’s artiste like George Michael still have hit records after being around twenty odd years or more! But of course you get the casualties as well, some have been one hit one wonders but others ruined their own careers thinking that they were invincible; one of those who I always rated was Terence Trent D’arby, who just seemed to go up his own backside. There are many others in recent times, especially the realty TV “Stars” plus all the Pop Idol/Stars/Fame Academy etc.

How many of them are still around? Even I am having a metal block here trying to think of some names.


CHRIS EVANS AND BILLIE PIPER

I see that Billie Piper and Chris Evans’ marriage is on the rocks! Apparently she went out with her mates to celebrate her 22 birthday, whilst Chris stayed at home tending to his chickens!

It’s a shame really, whilst I have never met Chris Evans, so I can’t really speak for what he is like, although I did used to frequent the same pub from time to time. As far as Billie goes, I always found her a nice girl and I do think that she is very beautiful, even though most people don’t think she is. I must admit I did find it strange that she married Chris Evans, although it might have been a rebound from her break up with a certain boy band member, who of course is no longer mentioned as he and the band have disappeared.

I do hope that they can resolve their differences.


A FEW TOUR DATES

Bryan Adams
21ST OCTOBER - EXHIBITION CENTRE – ABERDEEN
22ND OCTOBER - EVENING NEWS ARENA – MANCHESTER
23RD OCTOBER - METRO RADIO ARENA – NEWCASTLE
24TH OCTOBER - HALLAM FM ARENA SHEFFIELD
26TH OCTOBER - NEC BIRMINGHAM – BIRMINGHAM
28TH OCTOBER - NOTTINGHAM ARENA – NOTTINGHAM
29TH OCTOBER - WEMBLEY ARENA – LONDON
30TH OCTOBER - WEMBLEY ARENA – LONDON
31ST OCTOBER - BRIGHTON CENTRE – BRIGHTON
1ST NOVEMBER - INTERNATIONAL ARENA - CARDIFF

Goldie Lookin’ Chain
1ST OCTOBER - ABERTILLERY ARENA - ABERTILLERY
2ND OCTOBER - CARDIFF UNIVERSITY - CARDIFF
3RD OCTOBER - READING UNIVERSITY - READING
4TH OCTOBER - BROOKES UNIVERSITY - OXFORD
6TH OCTOBER - WATERFRONT - NORWICH
7TH OCTOBER - NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY - NEWCASTLE
11TH OCTOBER - ROCK CITY - NOTTINGHAM
12TH OCTOBER - CARLING ACADEMY - LIVERPOOL
13TH OCTOBER - BANGOR UNIVERSITY - BANGOR
15TH OCTOBER - MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY - MANCHESTER
16TH OCTOBER - LEEDS METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY – LEEDS
17TH OCTOBER - CARLING ACADEMY - BIRMINGHAM
19TH OCTOBER - CARLING ACADEMY - BRISTOL
20TH OCTOBER - EXETER UNIVERSITY - EXETER
21ST OCTOBER - PYRAMID CENTRE - PORTSMOUTH
22ND OCTOBER - ASTORIA - LONDON
23RD OCTOBER - ASTORIA - LONDON
24TH OCTOBER - ASTORIA – LONDON

Dizzie Rascal
23RD OCTOBER - UNIVERSITY UNION - LEEDS
27TH OCTOBER - UNIVERSITY - MANCHESTER
28TH OCTOBER - NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY - NEWCASTLE
29TH OCTOBER - DOME - BRIGHTON
31ST OCTOBER - U.E.A. - NORWICH
2ND NOVEMBER - CARLING ACADEMY - BRISTOL
4TH NOVEMBER - THE FORUM - LONDON

Whitesnake
7TH OCTOBER - CLYDE AUDITORIUM @ SECC - GLASGOW
8TH OCTOBER - NEWCASTLE CITY HALL - NEWCASTLE
10TH OCTOBER - CARLING APOLLO - MANCHESTER
11TH OCTOBER - THE CIVIC HALL - WOLVERHAMPTON
12TH OCTOBER - ROYAL CONCERT HALL - NOTTINGHAM
14TH OCTOBER - REGENT THEATRE - IPSWICH
15TH OCTOBER - GUILDHALL - PORTSMOUTH
17TH OCTOBER - ST GEORGE'S HALL - BRADFORD
18TH OCTOBER - COLSTON HALL - BRISTOL
20TH OCTOBER - CARLING APOLLO HAMMERSMITH - LONDON
22ND OCTOBER - PLYMOUTH PAVILIONS - PLYMOUTH
23RD OCTOBER - NEWPORT CENTRE - NEWPORT
29TH OCTOBER - NEWCASTLE CITY HALL - NEWCASTLE

Bowling for Soup
2ND OCTOBER - MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY - MANCHESTER
3RD OCTOBER - NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY - NEWCASTLE
4TH OCTOBER - CARLING ACADEMY - GLASGOW
5TH OCTOBER - LEEDS METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY - LEEDS
6TH OCTOBER - ROCK CITY - NOTTINGHAM
7TH OCTOBER - CORN EXCHANGE - CAMBRIDGE
9TH OCTOBER - ASTORIA - LONDON
10TH OCTOBER - SOUTHAMPTON GUILDHALL - SOUTHAMPTON

11TH OCTOBER - NORWICH U.E.A. - NORWICH
12TH OCTOBER - CARLING ACADEMY - BIRMINGHAM
14TH OCTOBER - LIVERPOOL ACADEMY - LIVERPOOL

Maroon 5
5TH OCTOBER - ROCK CITY - NOTTINGHAM
6TH OCTOBER - LEEDS UNIVERSITY UNION - LEEDS
8TH OCTOBER - S.E.C.C - GLASGOW
9TH OCTOBER - CARLING ACADEMY - BIRMINGHAM
12TH OCTOBER - CARLING APOLLO - MANCHESTER
14TH OCTOBER - SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE - LONDON
15TH OCTOBER - SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE - LONDON
16TH OCTOBER - SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE – LONDON


LIZA MINNELLI and VICTORIA


Liza Minelli



Victoria Beckham


Apparently according to Popbitch, Liza Minnelli always serves KFC chicken at her dinner parties. Madonna, Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand have been among the lucky guests.

They also say that Victoria Beckham frequents Pizza Hut in Harlow, which is in Essex, where apparently she eats only from the salad tray, whilst her children eat pizzas and run riot about the place.

The staff always moan that despite their excellent service, she never tips. Perhaps she is used to poor service Lol.


BRITNEY SPEARS


Britney


And the saga goes on!

Britney wanting a low key affair, which would no doubt bring loads of publicity! Opted for a small wedding in her home town of Kentwood, Louisiana, being the typical Southern Belle ! She just fancied chilling out at home after her wedding to her new beau Kevin Federline.

According to The Sun, Britney didn't marry in a white tracksuit, as we all thought. She actually walked down the aisle in a £15,000 coffee-coloured gown made by designer Monique L'Huillier.

The designer said: "Britney wore a creamy white latte colour. She wanted the gown simple and elegant."

Well, probably simple is the operative word here!

Well that’s the lot this month, sorry it’s so short, keep the e-mails coming in markwinters@btopenworld.com

And don’t for get to check out the following sites:

For the budding artiste and songwriter

www.songlink.com

www.wightweb.demon.co.uk/bandit

www.kashmirklub.com

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