It was tonight in 1966 in the French Riviera town of Marseilles, that a fan expressed his undying love for the Rolling Stones by throwing a chair at Mick Jagger, who had to get eight stitches.

It was this morning in 1967 at Abbey Road in London that the Beatles finished “Good Morning, Good Morning” this morning.  They then started on a number with Ringo on vocal, tentatively titled “Bad Finger Boogie”, which they would later change to “A Little Help From My Friends”, but they would save “Badfinger” for a band name for some friends.

It was today in 1973 that Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show got the wish poet Shel Silverstein had wished for them:  They got their smiling faces on the cover of the Rolling Stone, and they really did buy 5 copies for their mothers.

Today in 1975 Led Zeppelin had all six of their albums on the U.S. Top 100. No one will ever do that again.

Tonight in 2001, main Beach Boy Brian Wilson was honored at Radio City Music Hall, by performers including Paul Simon, Carly Simon, David Crosby, The Go Go’s, and a couple of unrelated Wilsons, Seattle’s Ann and Nancy.

It was today in 2005 that Neil Young was in the hospital being treated for a brain aneurism, from which his doctors expected a full recovery.  He’d complained of blurred vision at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony a month earlier.

And today in 2007, U2’s Bono became an honorary Knight of the Round Table at a ceremony in Dublin, although because he is Irish, not British, you are not allowed to address him as “Sir Bono”.

Rock and Roll Birthdays

Chad Allen, original lead singer of The Guess Who is 68. He also played rhythm guitar, piano, and drums.

Speedy Keen, singing drummer of Thunderclap Newman who wrote their hit “Something In the Air” would be 66 had he not died in 2002.

Be safe. Crowski


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