ON THE TWELTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS

December 1999 - is this the rock apocalypse (like the cover of 'Bat Out Of Hell)?...

December 1999

The year ends with a series of apocalyptic singles. Prince‘s ‘1999’ predictably tops the charts with ‘Oh God, It’s Armageddon Time (Love You Baby)’ by F!ve close behind…

We look back on a year that has seen the country swept by craze for Dwobbles – which nobody had heard of 12 months before – and a revival of interest in Davey Crockett Hats, Hula Hoops and Aztec Bars. Big indie names include Grump, Socket, The Envelope Brothers, Sour Gravy and Frog Semen

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Just on the stroke of midnight on December 31, all the lights go out. Is this the end for rock and roll at last?

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

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