From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Monday, 12th January):
1951. Chris Bell (Big Star) born in Memphis, Tennessee.
1993. Ruth Brown, Cream, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doors, Etta James, Drankie Lymon And The Teenagers, Van Morrison and Sly And The Family Stone are inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame at a ceremony in the Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles. Cream reform to play three numbers after their induction.
1980. Tommy Steele is called to Bow Street Police Station to collect a most unusual item of lost property – a two ton, six foot high, bronze statue of Charlie Chaplin. The statue was meant to be delivered yesterday to the Prince Of Wales Theatre in London but delivery men got lost in the maze of one-way streets and cul-de-sacs and dumped it as near to the theatre as they could. Unfortunately, they didn’t bother to tell anyone at the theatre, so when police found the statue it was “taken into custody”.
1977. Keith Richards is fined £ 750 and ordered to pay £ 250 costs at Aylesbury Assizes after being found guilty of possession of cannabis at the time of his car crash on May 19th last year. He’s cleared of an additional charge of possessing L.S.D.
2004. Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC-2, U.K.) 121. Guests include: Alice Cooper, Katie Melua, Tony Hadley, Jane Moore.
2003. Maurice Gibb, of The Bee Gees, dies in Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A. from ischemic enteropathy, a digestive condition.
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