From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Thursday 27th March):
1957. Billy MacKenzie (The Associates) born in Dundee, Scotland.
1991. Donny Wahlberg (New Kids On The Block) is arrested and charged with first degree arson following a fire at the Seelbach Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. Donny is alleged to have poured a bottle of vodka over a carpet and set light to it. He’s released on $ 5,000 bail this evening, just in time to make tonight’s gig.
1998. Ian Brown is remanded on bail at Manchester Magistrate’s Court after pleading not guilty to threatening a British Airways pilot during a flight from Paris to Manchester on February 13th. He was arrested by police on landing and charged with public order offences related to verbal threats of violence. A pre-trial review has been scheduled for April 19th.
1979. Eric Clapton marries Patti Harrison (nee Boyd) at a tiny Mexican wedding chapel, belonging to the Apostolic Assembly Of Faith In Christ Jesus, ten miles west of Tucson, Arizona. Producer Bob Fraboni is best man. The chapel was picked at random out of the phone book. Its organist, Edward Lopez, said Clapton wanted “nothing special, just the traditional stuff”. The guitarist, who opens his U.S. tour in Tucson tomorrow, was dressed in white tuxedo and white cowboy boots. The bride wore a cream coloured gown with a fishnet veil.
1965. The Hollywood Palace (ABC, U.S.A.) 50. Host: Tony Randall. Musical guests include: Diana Ross and the Supremes – “Stop! In The Name Of Love”
1993. Jazz saxophonist Clifford Jordan dies on cancer in New York, aged 61.
Music Paper From Today
New Musical Express from 27th March 1976. A copy taken from Rockmine’s almost complete run of U.K. music papers from the last 45 years.
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