Today In Music, June 7th

From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Saturday 7th June):


1957. Paddy McAloon (Prefab Sprout) born in Durham, England.

Heading Home

1978. Rod Stewart flies out of Argentina hours before Scotland’s World Cup match with Iran as he refuses to go to the stadium flanked by the armed bodyguards his management insists he employ. The action is prompted by an incident last weekend when gunmen robbed the Buenos Aires restaurant where the star was dining. One robber was killed in shooting during the raid and Rod narrowly escaped being hit. In a statement issued by his management, the superstar said he’ll return home and watch the remaining matches on TV.

In Court

2002. Philadelphia songwriters Michael Cottrill and Lawrence Wnukowski file a lawsuit at the U.S. District Court in their hometown claiming two songs on Britney Spears‘ second album, “Oops! … I Did It Again”, are based on a tune they wrote. The two men claim they submitted a track called “What You See Is What You Get” to one of Britney’s representatives in 1999 for possible inclusion on an album. Although their song was rejected, the men claim that two songs on Britney’s album, “Can’t Make You Love Me” and “What U See (Is What U Get)” are “virtually identical” to their original. As well as Britney, the lawsuit also names BMG Music Publishing, Jive Records, Wright Entertainment Group and Zomba Recording Corporation as defendants.

On The Run

1979. Honey Bane (real name Donna Tracy), the fifteen year old front person of The Fatal Microbes absconds from the St. Charles Youth Treatment Centre in Brentwood, Essex where she was placed, under a child care order, two and a half years ago.

On Television

2003. Rockpalast (WDR, Germany) Placebo; Audioslave; Evanescence; Stone Sour; Clawfinger; Dave Gahan; Stereophonics; Badly Drawn Boy; Turin Brakes; Tomte; The Ark; Saybia; Surrogat (Rock Am Ring, Nürburgring). Here’s Evanescence. This is the first part of their complete set and should link to the other six parts.


1966. Claudette Orbison, Roy Orbison‘s wife dies in a head-on motorcycle crash in front of him.


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