Tuesday, August 30, 2011

This Week In Rock History

1962--Paul McCartney and George Harrison are the only people in attendance as John Lennon marries pregnant girlfriend Cynthia Powell at the Mount Pleasant Registry Office in Liverpool.

1964--The fasting selling album in the nation is "The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles" which is selling 25,000 a day.

1965--Elvis Presley hosts the Beatles at his rented home in Bel Air. They jam for four hours, however the session is not recorded.

1967--Beatles manager Brian Epstein is found dead of a drug overdose at his London apartment. Years later John Lennon would say Epstein's death was "the beginning of the end [of The Beatles]"

1968--Cynthia Lennon files for divorce just one day short of her and John's sixth anniversary. Cynthia returned home from vacation to find Yoko Ono had moved into the couple's home.

1968--Who drummer Keith Moon drives his Lincoln Continental in the pool of a Holiday Inn in Flint, Michigan.

1968—Ringo Starr “rejoins” The Beatles; he'd left the band two weeks earlier after discovering that Paul McCartney had been erasing Ringo's drum tracks and re-recording them himself.

1971—The Grateful Dead track down former manager, Lenny Hart, and have him arrested for embezzling $70,000.

1977—Three men are arrested for conspiring to steal the body of Elvis Presley. Due to this his body is moved from

1990--Blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan is killed following a concert opening for Eric Clapton after the helicopter he's riding in hits a man-made ski slope while trying to navigate in heavy fog.

2008--Gary Glitter is released from a Vietnamese prison after serving just over 2 years for abusing two young girls. Glitter attempts to fly to Bangkok a Hong Kong, but is turned away. He eventually spent three days living in an airport after 19 countries refuse him entry. He will eventually return home to England.

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