MICK JAGGER of The Rolling Stones/SuperHeavy
ROGER TAYLOR of Queen
In 1968, on Mick Jagger’s 25th birthday, London Records objected strenuously to the graffiti-scrawled, sleazy restroom wall cover of The Rolling Stones’ Beggar’s Banquet album and postponed the release date until it was suitably altered.
In 1979, The “newest selling tool for rock” was the promotional video proclaimed an article in Rolling Stone magazine that cited “Boys Keep Swinging” by David Bowie and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
COLIN HAY of Men At Work
In 1963, Del Shannon’s rendition of “From Me To You,” the first Lennon/McCartney song to chart in America, made but a slight dent in the Top 100.
In 1967, Keith Richards was found guilty of allowing his property to be used for the smoking of cannabis; he was fined and sentenced to one year in jail. Meanwhile, bandmate Mick Jagger was pronounced guilty of illegal possession of amphetamine pills and sentenced to three months in jail; Jagger’s sentence was later suspended.
In 1969, The Jimi Hendrix Experience played at Mile High Stadium in Denver in what was to be their final gig together.
In 1979, Singer/guitarist/songwriter Lowell George, founder of Little Feat, died of a heart attack while on the road in Arlington, Virginia.
In 2000, Sting and four of his band members were defeated in simultaneous chess matches against World Chess champion Garry Kasparov in NY’s Times Square. Check mate!
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