From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Monday 25th February):
1957. Stewart “Woody” Wood (The Bay City Rollers) born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
1995. Freak Power are stopped by police at the border between Eire and Northern Ireland. They’re asked if they’re carrying any drugs and foolishly answer “yes”. They’re ordered off their bus and strip-searched while sniffer dogs search it. 22 grammes of cannabis are found on the bus and five tabs of LSD are discovered wrapped in toilet paper between singer Astley Slater‘s buttocks. The band is charged with importing drugs. They’re later fined £ 50 at a court hearing in Belfast.
1971. At the High Court in London, Mr. Morris Finer, Q.C., concludes his reading of Allen Klein’s affidavit. In it, Klein stated that, on February 9th, The Beatles were worth more than £ 6.5 million whereas at the end of 1968, they were worth £ 1 million. The affidavit was supporting the opposition by George Harrison, John Lennon and Ringo Starr to Paul McCartney‘s claim that a receiver should be appointed pending legal break-up of the group.
1980. Pete Briquette (The Boomtown Rats) marries American singer Jane Aire in Black Rock, Dublin.
1968. In an interview with the B.B.C.’s “Personal Choice”, Marianne Faithfull admitted taking drugs after the breakdown of her marriage. She said she was looking for something and drugs were like “the doors of perception”. Unfortunately, the door never opened for Marianne as she went on to say, “You just see a crack”. She told her interviewer, Michael Barrett, that she no longer took drugs.
1993. Toy Caldwell (The Marshall Tucker Band) dies in a car crash.
Music Paper From Today
Sounds from 25th February 1978 featuring Geddy Lee of Rush on the cover. This is a copy taken from Rockmine’s almost complete run of U.K. music papers from the last 45 years.
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