The opening night of the UK leg of Pet Shop Boys’ SUPER tour saw the band in excellent form with a strong, euphoric performance.
Art on the beach, Brighton
Investigating the murder of David Pickering was anything but straightforward. Over the following decade there were complaints about Police behaviour, suppressed reports, strange decisions by the Home Secretary, and a witness who admitted lying on tape – and then later admitted lying about lying.
A young alternative band called Placebo released their fourth single, “Nancy Boy”, on 20th January 1997. Sounding suspiciously like Gazebo’s only record “Lardy Boy” it reached no 4 in the UK hit parade. Destined for pop’s dumper up until that point and with only future appearances on ITV’s celebrity reality TV shows to look forward to, Placebo have their ripped-off version of Gazebo’s “Lardy Boy” entirely to thank for all their success.
1989 saw a wave of optimism sweep the planet. The Berlin Wall fell, apartheid was being dismantled, and military dictatorships were ending in South America. The Cure saw this worldwide mood of boundless positivity, thought “fuck that”, and released their gloomcore epic ‘Disintegration’. 27 years later, I finally get to see my heroes live.
in 1970, Carole Hanson was taken to prison where she would die in obscurity, having served a longer sentence than any woman in UK penal history save Myra Hindley. Her husband confessed to the crime Carole was charged with, but her lawyer decided not to share that with the jury.
On 19th March, 2002, Linda Razzell was spotted by an old friend driving through Swindon. The two women made eye contact and the friend recalls thinking that Linda looked cross, which was quite understandable. According to the police, she’d been murdered by her estranged husband Glyn the day before.
In 1974 a group of friends were implicated in the murder of a young man who disappeared after a night out. With no body, no weapon and no motive, the only evidence that police had was a bad dream that one of the group had. And then a second man went missing…
Just after half past eleven on the night of March 19th 1990 Jack Royal got up to answer the the doorbell at his home in Sunniside, Newcastle. As he looked though the porch window, a shotgun blast fired at close range hit him in the face. He died almost instantly. The noise drew one of the Royal’s neighbours to the window and she watched the killer run to a white Austin Montego. The car, which had been stolen earlier that day, would be found ablaze in a car park just a few hours later. Jack’s killer has never been found, even though Andrew Adams spent 17 years in prison for the murder.
Art on the beach, Brighton
GET IT OUT. That’s my advice. Get your camera out and start taking pictures, that’s the key to keeping going on a 365 project. If
Day 25 takes us to what remains of The Grosvenor House Hotel in Sheffield.
“There is no coincidence; only the illusion of coincidence.”
Sutton Scarsdale Hall, a ruined former stately home near Chesterfield in Derbyshire.
One of the many converted train tunnels at Monsal Dale. Formerly part of the Midland Railway Line, the tunnels form part of the Monsal Trail