Cool Music Trivia From This Day In Music!
- family blocked an attempt by advertisers to use his hit song 'Ring of Fire' to promote haemorrhoid-relief products. The idea is said to have been backed by Merle Kilgore, who co-wrote the song with Cash's wife, June Carter Cash. Cash's daughter Rosanne said the family "would never allow the song to be demeaned like that."
- Motley Crue drummer married Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson on a Cancun beach, Mexico, the bride wore a white bikini. Anderson and Lee who married only four days after meeting had videotaped their sexual activities while on vacation which was later stolen and released on the Internet. After suing the video company who released the tape, the Lees entered into a confidential settlement agreement. The couple divorced in 1998.
- was arrested in San Antonio, Texas for urinating on the Alamo. Osbourne was wearing a dress at the time of his arrest, (due to his wife Sharon hiding all his clothes so he couldn't go outside). Osbourne who apparently thought he was relieving himself on a pile of rubble was banned from ever playing in San Antonio, Texas again, (a ban which was lifted in 1992).
- Harry Nilsson started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with his version of the song 'Without You.' His vocal was recorded in a single take and his performance was rewarded with Nilsson's second Grammy Award.
- Working at Abbey Road studios in London, recorded a new song 'You're Going To Lose That Girl' in two takes. The track was released on the Help! album.
- A British company shipped ton of Beatle wigs to the US. An American reporter later asked "How do you feel about teenagers imitating you with Beatle wigs?" John replied "They're not imitating us because we don't wear Beatle wigs."
- On The Beatles 'Hey Jude' you can hear John Lennon shout "Fuckin hell!" (2.58 into the song) after he makes a mistake on his backing vocals.
- "I was four when the 60's started and as far as I'm concerned they were horrible times. Television was stupid, there was a war going on, rioting in the streets. It was all right for The Byrds and The Beatles, they had limos and bodyguards." Pete Buck, R.E.M.
- Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian was arrested in 1997 after being caught on security cameras trying to steal from the New York Yankees' training camp.