THIS DAY IN ROCK

July 4th: Steely Dan, Phil Collins, Ozzy Osbourne, Paul Stanley and more ...


On This Day in Rock

1964: The Rolling Stones appearance on 'Juke Box Dury' was aired on UK TV, the only time the show had five panellists rather than four.

1966: The Beatles played two shows at Rizal Memorial Football Stadium, Manila, in the Philippines to over 80,000 fans. The Beatles failed to appear at a palace reception hosted by President Marcos' family, who were not informed that the Beatles had declined their invitation. The Philippine media misrepresent this as a deliberate snub and when Brian Epstein tries to make a televised statement, his comments are disrupted by static. The next day, as The Beatles make their way to the airport they were greeted by angry mobs, the Philippine government had retaliated by refusing police protection for The Beatles.

1969: Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Johnny Winter, Delaney and Bonnie, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Canned Heat, Joe Cocker, Blood Sweat & Tears, Chuck Berry, Spirit, Chicago and Paul Butterfield all appeared at the two-day Atlanta Pop Festival, Byron, Georgia.

1969: The Doors appeared at the Willingdon Juvenile Detention Home For Girls in Vancouver, Canada.

1973: Slade drummer Don Powell was badly injured in a car crash in which his girlfriend was killed.

1974: Despite the fact that they have the #4 song in the US with 'Rikki Don't Lose That Number' and a current Platinum album with 'Pretzel Logic', Steely Dan's Walter Becker and Donald Fagan play their final gig together in Santa Monica, California. They would not tour again for the next eighteen years.

1976: The Clash made their live debut supporting The Sex Pistols at the Black Swan, Sheffield, England.

1981: 'All Those Years Ago' by George Harrison peaks at Number Two on the pop chart, where it stays for three weeks.

1981: Face Value by Phil Collins peaks at Number Seven on the album chart, where it stays for four weeks.

1982: After being divorced by his first wife, Thelma Mayfair last year, Ozzy Osbourne married Sharon Arden, the daughter of music business manager Don Arden.

1985: Dire Straits played the first of ten consecutive nights at London's Wembley Arena.

1990: Paul Stanley from Kiss sustained neck and back injuries when he was involved in a car crash in New Jersey.

2000: A man fell 80 feet to his death during a Metallica concert at Raven Stadium, Baltimore.

2005: U2 won their court fight for the return of items of memorabilia, including a Stetson hat which they accused a former stylist of stealing. Judge Matthew Deery at Dublin's Circuit Court ordered Lola Cashman to return the items, which also include earrings, within seven days. Ms Cashman, had worked as U2's stylist during the 1980s and wrote an unauthorised book called ‘Inside the Zoo’. Judge Deery said he found Ms Cashman's version of how she had been given the items at the end of a US tour doubtful, particularly her description of Bono running around in his underpants backstage.


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