He may have found fame with the hit '70s song I Hear You Knocking, but Dave Edmunds admits he never saw it coming when Bruce Springsteen unexpectedly jumped on stage at one of his gigs. The 73-year-old Cardiff rocker, who announced his retirement from showbiz last week, reveals how, back in the early '80s, The Boss turned up "unannounced and alone, but for his Fender Esquire" at his concert at Manhattan's Peppermint Lounge. "He waited patiently in the dressing room until the end of my set, and then - the audience knew something was cooking - he sauntered on stage and we played a load of Chuck Berry songs." Edmunds added that the set finished with the pair performing From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come), a song which Springsteen had penned and donated to Edmunds six months earlier in London. It had been the Fourth of July and Bruce was playing a sold-out gig at Wembley Stadium and Edmunds had decided to go along with Roger Scott, a DJ friend of his. "I wasn't on the guest list … [Read more...] about The night Springsteen jumped on stage to surprise a rock legend
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Marseille grab two-goal advantage over Salzburg A late goal from Antoine Griezmann allowed 10-man Atletico Madrid to overcome a 10th minute Sime Vrsalkjo red-card and earn a 1-1 draw versus Arsenal in their Europa League semi-final first leg on Thursday night at the Emirates Stadium in London. The Croatia international was sent off with two yellow cards inside the first 10 minutes, but a game Atletico defence led by centre-back Diego Godin and goalkeeper Jan Oblak kept things scoreless until Alexandre Lacazette's header in the 61st minute. The visitors looked destined to go home with a narrow loss, but a defensive error from Laurent Koscielny paved the way for Griezmann's 81st minute score, giving Atletico the advantage in the tie. Arsenal started the brighter of the two, and Lacazette should have done better after a superb ball in from Danny Welbeck, but it was shanked wide. The Frenchman got another chance moments later and this time was on target with a header, but Obak made the … [Read more...] about Atletico bounce back in London
26 Apr From the section Cricket Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43903877 Read more about sharing. London Stadium will not host any World Cup matches next summer.The England and Wales Cricket Board was considering high-capacity venues to host the 50-over competition in 2019, but the home of West Ham is not one of the 11 grounds named.Lord's will host the final on 14 July, while the semi-finals will be played at Old Trafford and Edgbaston.England play the first match of the tournament against South Africa at The Oval on 30 May. Australia begin their title defence in a day-night match against Afghanistan on 1 June in Bristol.The tournament, which features 10 teams playing nine round-robin matches, runs from 30 May to 14 July.Full World Cup fixture listThe 60,000-seat London Stadium is much larger than … [Read more...] about 2019 World Cup: London Stadium not one of 11 tournament venues
Almost 80 years after Jack The Ripper stalked the streets of Victorian London a new killer held the city's residents in the grip of fear. Dubbed Jack The Stripper, he murdered as many as eight prostitutes in the capital during the Swinging Sixties - choking them to death before dumping their naked bodies on waste ground or in the Thames. Like The Ripper, he was never caught, but did that very same person get his first taste for blood with the slaying of two young girls in 1920s Abertillery? Harold Jones was his name and he was only 15 when he killed eight-year-old Freda Burnell, who'd been sent by her father to buy bird seed from the store where Jones was working. Her body was eventually found in a nearby lane, but it was the discovery of her handkerchief in the shop’s shed which saw Jones accused and stand trial for her death. However, a lack of hard evidence would later see him freed. "He practically got a hero’s welcome upon his return, with bunting and brass bands … [Read more...] about Did a Welsh child murderer become one of London’s most notorious serial killers?
HE IS such a hero in Hollywood that he has played God twice, while his nice-guy appeal has helped to earn him an Oscar and a £100million fortune. But now Morgan Freeman’s saintly image is under threat due to some sordid accusations from beyond the grave. Like Kevin Spacey, his co-star in the 1995 thriller Seven, 80-year-old Freeman is at the centre of deeply disturbing claims. They focus on his relationship with his murdered step-granddaughter E’Dena Hines, who was stabbed to death in 2015. During a New York trial this week, lawyers revealed that she had texted her boyfriend Lamar Davenport — who is accused of her murder — about having “grandpa feelings” for the star. Davenport’s lawyers told the court that shortly before 33-year-old E’Dena died, she “disclosed to Davenport and others that her grandfather engaged in a sexually inappropriate relationship with her”. E’Dena’s messages appear to contradict … [Read more...] about Morgan Freeman, 80, forced to deny affair with murdered teen step-granddaughter E’Dena