1968, The Nice were banned from appearing at London’s Royal Albert Hall after burning an American flag on stage.
1968, Diana Ross & the Supremes and Stevie Wonder appeared at San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California.
1969, The funeral of Rolling Stone Brian Jones took place in his home town at Hatherley Road Parish Church, Cheltenham. Canon Hugh Evan Hopkins read Jones’ own epitaph, ‘Please don’t judge me too harshly’. Bill Wyman, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts from The Stones attended the funeral.
1972, Harry Nilsson releases his Son of Schmilsson album, featuring contributions from George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
1974, David Bowie played the first of five dates at The Tower Theatre in Philadelphia the recordings of which made up the ‘David Live’ album released later that year.
1976, One hit wonders Starland Vocal Band started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Afternoon Delight’,
1977, Cher gave birth to a baby boy Elijah Blue. Allman Brother Gregg Allman was the father.
1978, Rolling Stone Bill Wyman was knocked unconscious after falling from the stage during a Stones concert at the Coliseum, St Paul, Minnesota.
1979, Chuck Berry was sentenced to five months in jail after being found guilty of tax evasion.
1980, Bob Marley and the Wailers began what would be Marley’s last ever UK tour when they appeared in Dublin, Ireland.
Born on this day: Arlo Guthrie (1947,) Ronnie James Dio (1949) and Greg Kihn (1950)
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