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Read on .. May 25, 2006

Posted by stagedive in Idle Thoughts.

I have been surprising myself with the amount of useless trivia I can learn of late, but there are few snippets that would nearly make pub talk ..

  • Mick Jones (Clash guitarist – you are my gee-tar hero bloke) had a long term relationship with Wendy James (Transvision Vamp) in the 90s. I may have been hidden under a stone (is it just me?), but I was really surprised by this, Mick may be iconic and gifted, but Wendy was the pin up of my student generation and I hardly think it fair for him to take all that away without telling anyone.
  • Ozzy’s wife Sharon’s Dad was Don Arden (not Lou Adler, thanks Wast!), the manager of the Small Faces, Sabbath and ELO .. and best of all, the two fell out big time when she set herself up to manage his solo career and married him, & at one point she tried to run him over in her car. Hardly surprising then that the antics that followed on their TV show were near jaw dropping.


1. Wast - May 25, 2006

Sadly, being an ageing metal trivia freak I have to correct you on the Ozzy stat. Sharon’s dad was in fact Don Arden, rock impresario and owner of Jet records who famously ripped Ozzy off for all of his earnings from the first 2 Blizzard of Ozz albums, hence the falling out between father and daughter.

I’ll get me coat !!!!!!!!!

2. stagedive - May 25, 2006

Haha .. thanks Wast, that will treach me to medal in metal! I only remembered 2 facts from the 'A' section of my Rock Snob dictionary and even got those confused .. LOL .. :$

3. Reevo - May 25, 2006

Wendy James. That’s all I can think of to say…apart from saying that I had a life-size poster of her in my bedroom!

4. JEly - May 25, 2006

Glad to see you using one of the presents I bought you!!! 🙂

5. Shera - May 27, 2006

Who is Wendy James? What’s Mick up to now – love/lust wise?

6. stagedive - June 6, 2006

Shera; Wendy was the lead singer of Transvision Vamp, particularly opinionated and easy on the eye .. Mick is apparently now happily romanced up with a young child ..

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