Today In Music, June 1st

From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Sunday 1st June):


1947. Ron Wood (The Faces, The Rolling Stones) born Ronald David Wood in Hillingdon County Hospital in Uxbridge, Middlesex.

On Tour

1975. The Rolling Stones start a new American tour at the Louisiana State University Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It’s Ron Wood’s first gig as the band’s new lead guitarist but everyone’s at pains to say it’s not permanent. It seems he’s committed to staying with The Faces. Also being debuted tonight are the new five-petal, lotus-shaped stage and a huge inflatable phallus that’s part of Mick Jagger’s act.

In Court

1983. David Essex is fined £ 200 and banned from driving for five days after admitting speeding on the M3 at Fleet. Police tell Basingstoke Magistrates Court that they were unable to catch his car which they clocked being driven at 130 mph. The ban is in place only until Essex produces his driving licence for it to be endorsed with three penalty points.

In Hospital

1973. Robert Wyatt falls from a window ledge where he has been sitting four floors to the pavement below fracturing his spine and one leg. He had been attending a party for Gong at the Maida Vale flat of Lady June. Wyatt is admitted to the spinal injuries unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital near Aylesbury. Doctors say it will be several weeks before they can tell the extent of his injuries and the damage sustained by his spine. Unfortunately, he never recovers and remains paralysed and wheel-chair bound.

On Television

2001. Rockpalast (WDR, Germany) Radiohead; Alanis Morissette; Manic Street Preachers; Outkast; Queens Of The Stone Age; K’S Choice; Papa Roach; Thumb; H-Blockx; Tex; Godsmack; (Hed)Pe; Orbital (Rock Am Ring, Nürburgring). Here are Radiohead with “How To Disappear Completely”.


1991. David Ruffin (The Temptations) dies from a suspected drug overdose.



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