From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Tuesday 29th April):
1953. Bill Drummond (The KLF) born William Butterworth in South Africa.
1970. “Twiggs” Lyndon, road manager for the Allman Brothers Band stabs club owner Angelo Aliotta three times with a ten-inch fishing knife after he refuses to pay the band for two shows they played the previous night. Aliotta dies about an hour later. Twiggs refuses to run from the cops and is arrested and charged with first-degree murder. When he eventually comes to trial, after spending 18 months in jail, he’s found not-guilty having proved that working for the band had driven him to temporary insanity!
1997. Speaker Of The House, Newt Gingrich and Senate Majority Leader, Trent Lott honour Tori Amos‘s Rape Abuse and Incest National Network at a ceremony in Washington. The singer launched RAINN in 1994 with her own money and contributions from Atlantic Records and Warner Music Group. Rep. Susan Molinari (Republican, New York) announces that May 16th will be RAINN Day as a tribute to the 142,000+ victims the service has helped in three years.
1992. Country singer Doug Stone undergoes quadruple bypass surgery in Nashville, Tennessee only three days after complaining of chest pains at a concert in Oregon.
2000. Later… With Jools Holland (BBC-2, U.K.) 15.3. Bobby Whitlock – “Bell Bottomed Blues (with Jools And Eric Clapton)”, “Wing And A Prayer (with Jools And Eric Clapton)”, “Later Jam (with Jools And Eric Clapton)”; Doves – “Catch The Sun”, “The Cedar Room”; Ute Lemper – “The Part You Throw Away”; Embrace – “You’re Not Alone”, “Hooligan”, “Save Me”; Lynden David Hall – “Sleeping With Victor”, “Let’s Do It Again (with Hinda Hicks)”. Here’s “Bell Bottomed Blues”.
1993. Guitarist and producer, Mick Ronson dies in London after a two year battle against liver cancer.
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