This Week In Classic Music History
Mick gets punched in the face, Jimi and Engelbert share a bill, and 'Hutch' hit's #1 this week in classic music history.
Lots going on this week. On April 12, 1967, Mick Jagger lost his temper after the Rolling Stones missed their flight as they were being searched for drugs in France. He was punched in the face by an airport official after he protested.
On April 13th, 1993, Aerosmith was given their own holiday as Aerosmith Day was observed in Massachusetts.
April 14th 1979, the jukebox in Oyster River High School was constantly playing The Doobie Brothers 'What A Fool Believes', as it was #1 in the US.
I wish I had the promo poster for this show on April 15th 1967,as Jimi Hendrix, The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens and Engelbert Humperdink all appeared at the The Odeon in England. Tickets went for $1.40.
One of my favorite cop shows was Starsky and Hutch, and on April 16th 1977, David Soul (Hutch), went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Don't Give Up On Us'. It was no longer my favorite cop show.
April 17th 1970, While performing at the White House at the invitation of President Richard Nixon, Johnny Cash was asked to perform "Okie From Muskogee". Cash declined because he was a man of integrity, because it was not his song, but had been a hit for Merle Haggard. Instead, Cash sang his No.1 hit, 'A Boy Named Sue.