Cool Music Trivia & History From This Day In Music!
- A US jury concluded that Led Zeppelin did not copy the opening chords of from the US band Spirit, saying the riff Led Zeppelin was accused of taking from Spirit's 1967 song 'Taurus' "was not intrinsically similar" to Stairway's opening. During the trial, defence lawyers argued the chord progression in question was very common and had been in use for more than 300 years.
- put 100 of his guitars up for auction at Christie's in New York City to raise money for his drug rehab clinic, the Crossroads Centre in Antigua. His 1956 Fender Stratocaster named Brownie, which was used to record the electric version of Layla, sold for a record $497,500. The auction helped raise nearly $5 million for the clinic.
- took part at the concert 'Adieu Soviet Army', organised in Prague, as the farewell to the last soldiers of Soviet Red Army, leaving free Czechoslovakia (the Red Army had occupied Czechoslovakia since the Prague spring). This was probably Zappa's last rock appearance on the stage and it is recorded on the album Adieu C. A. (Soviet Army).
- scored his seventh UK No.1 solo album with 'Flowers In The Dirt', featuring the single 'My Brave Face'.
- second book of poetry and drawings, 'A Spaniard In The Works', was published. The book consisted of nonsensical stories and drawings similar to the style of his 1964 book 'In His Own Write'.
- American singer, songwriter Roy Orbison endured a great deal of tragedy in his life. His first wife, Claudette, died in a motorcycle accident in 1966 and in 1968 the Orbison family home burned to the ground while Orbison was touring in England. Two of his three sons died in the fire.
- "We like to play dominoes before a show." Corey Taylor, Slipknot.
- In 1993, Depeche Mode's Matin Gore was arrested at the Denver Westin Hotel after refusing to turn down the volume of his music in his room.
More Cool Music Trivia & History From All But Forgotten Oldies!
- Chart debut year: 1961 Best known songs include: Hats Off To Larry (1961); Hey, Little Girl (1961); Runaway (1961); So Long Baby (1961); Little Town Flirt (1962); Do You Want To Dance (1964); Handy Man (1964); Keep Searchin' (1964); Stranger In Town (1965); Sea Of Love (1981)
- During the week of June 10, 2018, Kool & The Gang became among this year's inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Longtime member Neil Diamond, who was inducted in 1984, was presented with the organization's prestigious Johnny Mercer Award. The ceremonies took place on June 14 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City.
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