From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Monday 24th March):
1989. Elton John collapses onstage in front of 16,000 fans at Paris’ Bercy Stadium. A doctor is called and after a few minutes break, Elton continues the gig. The cause is later announced as a sudden drop of blood pressure in the oppressive heat.
1998. Curve‘s new drummer Steven Spring is arrested on arrival at Newark Airport, New Jersey for disorderly conduct. He is reported to have become aggressive and offensive after drinking heavily on the flight from London and was eventually restrained with plastic handcuffs. He will be held by police until the afternoon of the 26th when he will be charged. Meanwhile, the band have had to recruit Steve Monty as a stand-in for the first date of their U.S. tour.
1973. Judge Ira Fieldsteel rules that John Lennon has 60 days to leave the U.S.A. or face deportation. Lennon appeals.
1996. Taratata (France 4, France) No. 119. Recorded: 23 février 1996. Solos: Bon Jovi; The Roadrunners; Willy De Ville. Duos: Bon Jovi & Willy De Ville; Bon Jovi & Bob Geldoff.
1995. Andre Andre, Maurice Truffaut (both I Dream Of Wires), Brian Hurley and Brock Vond (both Monophone) are killed in a coach crash on their way to a New Romantic festival in Albania. Three members of the group Bret are airlifted to hospital in Palermo where they are described as “critical”.
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No. 1 from 24th March 1984. A copy taken from Rockmine’s almost complete run of U.K. music papers from the last 45 years.
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