Edith Cavell – English nurse martyred 100 years ago

This is a scheduled break from my rock ‘n’ roll reporting to mark the centenary of the execution of English nurse Edith Cavell during World War I.

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Los Lobos at MacArthur Park, Los Angeles

Free is one of my favorite words, and Los Lobos are one of my favorite bands. Combine these two elements, and I made sure I was in the front row for the quasi-homecoming show by East L.A.’s

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Celebrity graves in England


I’m a terrible person . . . to take on vacation.

You might want to lounge on the beach, or go shopping or eating. I just want to visit celebrity graves and miscellaneous death sites.

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George Harrison’s houses

It all started for George Harrison at No. 12 Arnold Grove in Liverpool, in 1943. He lived here until the age of 5 with his parents and three older siblings.

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The Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction” turns 50

(Click hereSatisfaction turns 50 to buy the “Satisfaction” 12-inch vinyl reissue.)

Back in 1985 when I was in my last year at boarding school and filled with the usual teen anxieties, one of my greatest fears was that the upcoming 20th anniversary of the Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” would pass without appropriate recognition.

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