Today In Music, February 13th

From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Wednesday 13th February):

1944. Peter Tork (The Monkees) born Peter Halsten Thorkelson in Washington, D.C.

On Tour

1968. Jimi Hendrix visits his old school, Garfield High, in Seattle. He is meant to receive his High School diploma before going on to the Town Hall to be presented with the keys to the city. Unfortunately, when the arrangements were being made no-one thought to check it was a public holiday. The Town Hall, like the rest of the city, is shut and the presentation is never made.

In Court

1987. Mick Jagger is in court in Barbados for the opening of the case against Jerry Hall who is charged with importing 20lbs of marijuana into the island. She pleads not guilty and the trial is adjourned until the 16th.

On Television 

1993. Saturday Night Live (U.S.A.) with musical guest Paul McCartney. Here his is rehearsing for the show. Also tonight: Soul Train (U.S.A.) featuring Monie Love; R. Kelly & Public Announcement.

In Hospital

1997. Michael Jackson‘s wife/nurse Debbie Rowe gives birth to the couple’s first child, a son at 1.17 a.m. Michael was on hand to cut the baby’s umbilical cord at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles. Staff and family joked that Michael was able to provide a surgical mask from his own collection! Under the terms of a pre-nuptial agreement, Debbie will receive £ 1 million within 14 days in return for signing over custody of the child to Michael.

In Trouble With The Law

1980. John Lydon gets an unexpected 6.30 wake-up call from 11 policemen. After hammering on the front door, they hacked their way through it with an axe. Johnny, needless to say, wasn’t best pleased and grabbed a sword with which to protect himself. On seeing the boys in blue carrying a search warrant, he let them re-arrange the furniture for a while before accompanying them to Chelsea Police Station. According to an official statement, a tear gas cannister was found during the course of their search. Lydon, who described the “cannister” as the size of a felt-tip pen will have to return to the station on March 14th, by which time the spray will have been analysed.

Music Paper From Today
Sounds from 13th February 1988. A copy taken from Rockmine’s almost complete run of U.K. music papers from the last 45 years. 

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