Today In Music, May 24th

From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Saturday 24th May):


1941. Bob Dylan born Robert Allen Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota.

On Stage

1957. John Lennon and his band, The Quarrymen, play their first live date on the back of a lorry at a street party in Liverpool’s Rose Street as part of Empire Day celebrations.

In Court

2000. Roberta Catherine Rasp (47) appears in Santa Monica Superior Court facing charges of stalking, making terrorist threats and extortion. The charges follow a criminal complaint filed by Jackson Brown who alleges that because of her stalking and harassment he fears for his safety and that of his family. Rasp pleaded innocent but as she was unable to raise $ 150,000 bail was remanded to jail. As the charges relate to felony offences, Rasp could face between 16 months and 3 years in prison on each of the five counts.

In Hospital

2002. Bono and U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill visit the prenatal HIV clinic at Soweto’s Chris Hani Baragwaneth Hospital in South Africa. The two men are in the country on a fact-finding tour but hope the publicity they’re attracting will bring worldwide attention to the problem of AIDS in Africa.

On Television

2005. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS, U.S.A.) 89. Guests include: Alice Cooper.


1974. Duke Ellington (born Edward Kennedy Ellington) dies of cancer in New York.



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