Today In Music, June 2nd

From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Monday 2nd June):

Birth

1941. William Guest (Gladys Knight And The Pips) born in Atlanta, Georgia.

At The Station

1976. After a two year abscence from Britain, David Bowie arrives at London’s Victoria Station. A P.A. system is set up on the platorm but isn’t working so David leaves without making any statement. As his car prepares to leave he stands up in it and waves to fans. The next day a photo appears in the press showing him giving a “nazi salute” in mid-wave. Bowie is far from happy.

In Court

1988. Elton John‘s manager, John Reid, is fined £ 150 at Bow Street Magistrates’ Court for assaulting “The Sun” journalist, Rick Sky on May 16th at a party after a show by Whitney Houston. Sky received three stitches to a wound on the back of the head, allegedly when Reid bashed his head against a pillar five times. Reid apologised in court, claiming he’d “had a few drinks”. His action had been sparked by seeing Sky confronting Elton.

In Hospital

1995. Travis Tritt collapses in a Nashville recording studio. He is taken to the city’s hospital where he is found to be suffering from dehydration and exhaustion. Doctors keep him in over night before releasing him the next morning.

On Television

2001. Rockpalast (WDR, Germany) A-Ha; HIM; Anastacia; Reamonn; Toploader; Turin Brakes; Briskeby; Söhne Mannheims; Shantel; Samy Deluxe; Patrice; Torch; Afrob (Rock Am Ring, Nürburgring). Here are HIM with “Poison Gitl”.

Death

1987. Classical guitarist Andres Segovia dies of a heart attack aged 94.

 

 

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