ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS

November comes round again...

November 1999

Marilyn Manson‘s campaign for US president gains momentum: despite being dead, his running mate Tupac Shakur proves to be an adept spokesman on foreign and domestic affairs, Many people believe that at least Marilyn has no embarrassing skeletons in his closet…

All Saints, Spice Girls and Steps all split with the members forming a manufactured ‘supergroup’, the Led Zeppelin of puppet-pop…

Shaun Ryder announces that he will reform Black Grape after The happy Mondays split up again in an acrimonious haze of crack smoke and madness…

Paul Weller plays a charity gig that will definitely be the last of the year. Noel joins him to play two acoustic songs…