From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Saturday 19th April):
1928. Alexis Korner (Blues Incorporated) born in Paris, France.
1980. R.E.M. play their first gig under that name at The Koffee Club in Athens, Georgia to an audience of 150. The show is brought to an abrupt end around 2 a.m. the next morning when police raid the venue for not having a late licence.
1995. Snoop Doggy Dogg‘s murder trial is due to open today but is postponed at the last minute when prosecutors say they have lost vital evidence. A re-scheduled date may itself have to be postponed as Snoop’s lawyer, Johnnie Cochran is busy defending O.J. Simpson. The rapper is charged with taking part in the drive-by shooting of Ethiopian drug dealer Philip Woldermariam.
1978. Sandy Denny (30) is admitted to the Atkinson Morley Hospital in Wimbledon, in a coma, after suffering head injuries falling downstairs at a friend’s house. Her husband Trevor Lucas is in Australia on tour with Fairport Convention but is flying home to be with her.
1977. Rockpalast (WDR, West Germany) with Streetwalkers (WDR Studio-L Köln).
1993. Saxophonist Steve Douglas dies from a heart attack during a recording session for Ry Cooder in Los Angeles. The 55 year old will be best remembered as a member of Duane Eddy‘s backing band, The Rebels before turning to a career as a session musician. As a session player he worked a lot for his old school pal, Phil Spector and can be heard on such classics as “Be My Baby” and “Da Doo Ron Ron”.
Music Paper From Today
No. 1 from 19th April 1983. A copy taken from Rockmine’s almost complete run of U.K. music papers from the last 45 years.
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