From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Friday, 6th June):
1944. Edgar Froese (Tangerine Dream) born in West Berlin.
1975. The Movies are injured in a rail crash near Nuneaton on their journey from London to Glasgow to support Joan Armatrading. All the band members receive minor injuries but bass player, Durban Laverne undergoes surgery at Nuneaton Manor Hospital.
2002. Chris Gratton, tour manager for Limp Bizkit tells an inquest in Sydney, Australia that concert promoters were to blame for the death of a fifteen-year-old fan during a concert last year. Jessica Michalik died after suffering a heart attack during a crowd crush while Limp Biskit performed at the Big Day Out festival in Sydney on January 26, 2001.
Gratton said that the promoters failed to control the “absolute crowd mayhem” and that in 12 years on tour he had “never, ever seen something so frightful”. He went on to say that the death would have been avoided had promoters stopped the show but security staff did nothing when a crowd of 50 people collapsed yards from the stage.
The tour manager aslo rejected claims that the band’s front man, Fred Durst, aggravated and provoked the crowd by screaming obscenities at them. Durst is scheduled to give evidence on June 17th, via video link from Los Angeles.
1992. David Bowie and his wife Iman have their wedding blessed at a church service in Florence, Italy. They were married in a civil service last month.
2003. Rockpalast (WDR, Germany) Iron Maiden; Zwan; The Cardigans; Maná; Lifehouse; The Donnas; Murderdolls; Reamonn; Silverchair; The Hives; The Dandy Warhols; Die Happy; Blackmail; M.I.A; Joachim; Whyte Seeds (Rock Am Ring, Nürburgring). Here are Iron Maiden with, “The Clansman”.
1991. Jazz saxophonist Stan Getz dies of liver cancer in Malibu, California, aged 64.
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