On February 1, 1949, RCA Records issued the first ever 45rpm single, the invention of this size record made jukeboxes possible. Thanks to Dean Street Studios for the twitter fact. Also, this is the day that Richey Edwards of Manic Street Preachers went missing from the Embassy Hotel in London. I may have to find them on a jukebox today.
This is the controversial documentary with Simon Price, Steve, Steve Lamacq and (for some reason) Boy George, Shaun Ryder and a sci fi narriative. "The Vanishing Of Richey Manic". Now there's a book, Richard, by Ben Myers. A modern music mystery.
Having seen Shaun Ryder 'singing' on the National Television Awards with Stacey Solomon last week, after being in Celebrity Jungle thingy, there is some irony watching this now.