March 24, 2009

This Day in Music...

2001, A stretch of road on Highway 19 in Macon, Georgia, was named Duane Allman Boulevard, near where the Allman Brothers guitarist died aged 24 in a motorcycle crash on October 29, 1971.

1997, US soul singer Harold Melvin died aged 57. (1972 US No.3 & 1974 UK No.9 single 'If You Don't Know Me By Know').

1991, The Black Crowes were dropped as the support act on ZZ Top's tour after repeatedly criticising the tour sponsor Miller Beer.

1973, Alice Cooper went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Billion Dollar Babies.' Also a No.1 in the US.

1973, During a Lou Reed show in Buffalo, New York, a fan jumped on stage and bit Lou on the bottom. The man was thrown out of the theatre and Reed completed the show.


5 comments:

Dan said...

I was a huge Alice fan in High school 1973 and I remember partying to Billion Dollar Babies a lot. Really would love to go to Macon and see where that street is. Dont know why but it would be cool to do.

Unholy_Diver said...

I saw the Black Crowes/ZZ Top show just a couple of weeks before the Crowes got tossed. It was most excellent. That was also the night my car was almost totaled when we hit a Black Angus bull on the way home. A night I'll never forget, that's for sure.

And no, I don't know what happened to the bull.

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Dan, Alice is one of a kind, and he's a wonderful human being from what I hear.

Unholy - you know me well, my first thought was "the poor bull! I wonder if it got hurt". Obviosuly you lived to tell the story, but maybe he didn't. ZZ and The B C's would be a GREAT SHOW!

classicrockforthesoul said...

I'm not a huge AC fan, but he's an interesting character. I hear he's a born-again Christian.

Which still gives me hope for Marilyn Manson (I know, I know) because he was raised in a Christian household. He's bound to come back around to those morals and values again at some point in his life!

Sean Coleman said...

Chris and Rich Robinson have always flown the flag for speaking without going through a phony PR machine first. Love the Crowes. I last saw them in a small club with the lineup from the "Southhern Harmony" era and they were brilliant.

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