Today In Music, May 30th

From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Friday 30th May):

Birth

1955. Nicky “Topper” Headon (The Clash) born in Bromley, Kent.

Not On Tour

1997. Neil Young announces that he’s postponing his forthcoming five-week tour of Europe after injuring himself at home. The guitar legend had made himself a sandwich and was slicing it in half when he cut the top off a finger. Doctors have ordered him not to play for a month to allow the damaged digit to heal.

In Court

2000. Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) is back in Malibu Superior Court for a release hearing following five days in the county jail for violating parole. Judge Lawrence Mira warned him that unless he sticks rigidly to his parole conditions he’ll go back to jail. Lee will return to court on September 5th for a progress report. Meanwhile, he’ll join the rest of the band in Amsterdam on June 4th at the start of their “Methods Of Mayhem” European tour which had been threatened by his imprisonment.

In Politics

1969. The Doors‘ movie, “Feast Of Friends” is screened as part of a benefit for Norman Mailer’s campaign for New York mayor. Jim Morrison also gives a reading of “An American Prayer” and later runs through some blues standards with Robbie Krieger.

On Television

1970. Beat Club (WDR, West Germany) 55: Black SabbathRare BirdJody GrindBlodwyn Pig,RenaissanceCanned Heat.

Death

1993. Jazz composer Sun Ra dies in Birmingham, Alabama, several months after being hospitalised with a stroke.

Babble

Despite promising a babble that included links to new and updated pages on Rockmine, I haven’t got them finished. The moment I do, I’ll be back with more details.

 

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