From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Tuesday 2nd September):
1946. Mik Kaminski (Electric Light Orchestra) born in Harrogate, Yorkshire.
1965. Viv Prince, drummer with The Pretty Things, is escorted from a plane at Auckland, New Zealand, moments before it left for the United States with other members of the group on board. Prince had been involved in several “boisterous scenes” in the airport terminal and boarded the plane banging a tambourine. Even after all the passengers were seated, the flight didn’t close. Airport officials went on board. After an argument with Prince in the gangway, they managed to escort him off the plane and back to the terminal. From there a police officer took him to a waiting car, driven by a member of a local pop group.
1997. John Denver appears in court in Colorado for a hearing to decide what charge he will face at a re-trial following the hung jury at his drunk driving trial last July. He will either face the same charge of drunk driving or a lesser one of driving with ability impaired. The judge makes no decision but will take some time to consider what to do.
1973. (Sunday) This weekend John Simos drummer with Peter Frampton’s Camel is hospitalised suffering from infectious hepatitis.
1990. The South Bank Show (ITV, U.K.) 320. George Michael. This 8 minute clip from the show includes George performing “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” in the studio but not the alleged smoking of a joint!
2004. Michael Connor, keyboards player with Pure Prairie League dies from cancer, aged 55 in Siesta Key near Sarasota, FL, U.S.A.
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