Today In Music, June 20th

From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Friday 20th June):


1942. Brian Douglas Wilson (The Beach Boys) born at Centinela Hospital in Inglewood, California.

In Custody

1997. Darius Rucker (Hootie And The Blowfish) is involved in an altercation outside an all-night store in Charleston, South Carolina. He claims to have been attacked by three drunks and merely defended himself. After studying a security video, police decide not to press charges against anyone involved.

In Court

1997. Latoya Jackson‘s six year marriage to her manager, Jack Gordon ends in a Los Angeles family courtroom. Along with the decree absolute, the judge imposed a gagging order preventing either party from disclosing the divorce settlement as well as re-imposing a protection order banning the couple from being within 150 of each other. After the hearing, Latoya’s lawyer Bill Oxmon was seeking Gordon’s arrest on contempt charges for breaking the gag order as he left court. Gordon told waiting journalists that he was getting half of the $ 3 million, five cars and two houses the couple owned.

In Politics

2002. U2 frontman Bono visits French President Jacques Chirac at the Elysee Palace in Paris. The singer urges the president to be “a champion for Africa” when world leaders gather next week to discuss development plans for the continet. Bono later said that Chirac “has a passion for Africa and I want to turn his passion into cash”.

On Television

1998. Rockpalast (WDR, Germany) Money Mark; Asian Dub Foundation; Catatonia; Rancid; Pulp; Sonic Youth; Garbage; Beastie Boys (Loreley). Here are Pulp with “Common People”.


1997. Lawrence Payton (The Four Tops) dies from liver cancer at his home in Southfield, Michigan, aged 59.


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