July 8 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
July 8

1967 : In Jacksonville, Jimi Hendrix opens for The Monkees, which is a musical train wreck. Hendrix plays 7 more shows with the pop stars before leaving the tour.

1969 : Singer-actress Marianne Faithfull, girlfriend of Mick Jagger, attempts suicide with barbiturates while on the set of the film Ned Kelly (also starring Mick). She is dropped from the cast of the movie, eventually recovers, and when awaking from her coma, tells friends that "wild horses couldn't drag me away". The Rolling Stones song Wild Horses is built around that phrase.

1971 : A mini-riot during a Mott The Hoople concert prompts London's Royal Albert Hall to temporarily ban rock groups from the venue.

1972 : David Bowie performs as Ziggy Stardust for the first time at a "Save The Whales" benefit concert in London. He announces on stage, "I'm Ziggy".

1978 : The Clash's Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon are arrested on drunk an disorderly charges following a concert at The Apollo in Glasgow, Scotland.

1998 : The Smithsonian and Library of Congress agree to house the music and film archives of Frank Sinatra.

2002 : Michael Jackson unleashes a sudden tirade on the music industry, accusing several music execs of racism and calling Sony head Tommy Mottola in particular "very, very, very devilish".

2003 : A tooth from the mouth of Elvis Presley, once the property of former girlfriend Linda Thompson, goes up for auction on eBay. Along with a lock of his hair and a gold record, it fetches over $100,000.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com


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