From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Saturday 12th January):
1945. Maggie Bell (Stone The Crows) born in Glasgow, Scotland.
1988. Marillion cancel tonight’s show at Sheffield City Hall while the support band are on stage. Fish is in the dressing room, preparing to go onstage when his voice suddenly disappears. A doctor is called who diagnoses a throat virus and orders three days total rest. Tonight’s show is scrapped along with tomorrow’s at Nottingham Royal Concert hall.
1998. Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) pleads no contest to a charge of assaulting a photographer in September 1996 at Beverley Hills Municipal Court. He is fined $ 1,800, given two years probation, ordered to undergo anger counseling and instructed to pay $ 17,500 damages to the snapper, Henry Tappler.
1992. Mick Jagger‘s wife, Jerry Hall, gives birth to the couple’s third child – a daughter, Georgia May Ayeesha Jagger at London’s Portland Hospital. Mick is present at the birth. Georgia weighed in at 7 lb 13 oz. Despite being three days overdue, there were no problems with the delivery.
1968. The Supremes appear as a group of nuns in an episode of the U.S. NBC-TV series, “Tarzan”.
On The High Seas
1966. Pirate radio ship Radio London breaks free from her moorings off Walton-on-Naze in Essex during a gale and is off-air for seven hours. The winds blow the ship four miles south into British territorial waters and within reach of the authorities. Thankfully, weather conditions are bad enough to stop any ships sailing to arrest the vessel.
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