NICK O’MALLEY bassist of Arctic Monkeys
ROBBIE ROBERTSON of The Band
In 1969, The Rolling Stones gave a free concert for 250,000 fans in London’s Hyde Park to introduce new guitarist Mick Taylor, but because former guitarist Brian Jones had died two days earlier, the concert turned into more of a tribute to Jones.
In 1978, The EMI record pressing plant in Britain stopped printing The Rolling Stones’ Some Girls album cover after some celebrities, such as Lucille Ball, protested being depicted on the cover’s mock wig advertisements.
In 1995, The US Justice Department decided to not take antitrust action against Ticketmaster, ending a 13-month fight with Pearl Jam. The band had been using a rival ticket service in retaliation for Ticketmaster’s tactics and, ironically, the use of that service was proof for the feds that Ticketmaster, in fact, did not have a monopoly.
In 1995, more than 100 Grateful Dead fans were hurt when a wooden deck collapsed at a campground lodge in Wentzville, Missouri. Hundreds of people were on or under the deck sheltering from heavy rain.
In 2014, The four surviving members of Grateful Dead gave what they said would be their final performance, playing to over 70,000 fans at Chicago’s Soldier Field.
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