1961: Dave Evans a.k.a. The Edge (U2)
1973: Anthony Scott Flippen a.k.a. Scott Stapp (Creed)
1969: The photo session for the cover of The Beatles ‘Abbey Road‘ album took place on the crossing outside Abbey Road studios. Six shots were taken and it was complete in less than ten minutes.
1970: Janis Joplin bought a headstone for the grave of one of her idols, blues singer Bessie Smith.
1975: Hank Williams, Jr. fell 500 feet down a mountain in Montana. After two years of surgery treatments he returned to music.
1976: YES played to an audience of over 130,000 at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. The set list was: Apocalypse / Siberian Khatru / Sound Chaser / I’ve Seen All Good People / The Gates of Delirium / Clap / Long Distance Runaround / Keyboard Solo / Harp Solo / Heart of the Sunrise / Ritual (Nous Sommes du Soleil) / Encore: Roundabout / Encore 2: I’m Down (Beatles cover)
1992: James Hetfield of Metallica was injured by a stage explosion at a concert in Montreal. A riot occurred at the same show when Axl Rose cut Guns ‘N’ Roses’ set short, because of a sore throat.
2017: Death of guitarist / singer / songwriter, Glen Campbell [aged 81].
Rest in peace, Glen Campbell, who passed away two years ago today. Apart from everything else, he was a fantastic guitar player! Honestly, guitar enthusiasts ~ you MUST check this out!
Ahh, the glorious ‘Abbey Road‘! It was the first album I can recall ever hearing… in 1969, the sounds of this wondrous LP came floating and thumping through the wall from my big brother, Neil’s bedroom — on a daily basis! So many fine songs… Lennon’s hard-rocking, “Come Together” and “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)”, two timelessly beautiful songs from George Harrison (“Something” and “Here Comes The Sun”) and McCartney’s masterstroke medley suite, which dominates side two; it’s all total spine-tingling MAGIC! So put on your Beatles LP and enjoy viewing this collage of photos — which were taken 49 years ago today!