This Week In Classic Hits History (7/11-15)
This week, the music world unites.
July 11, 2002:
The funeral of bass player John Entwistle took place at a church in The Cotswolds. More than 200 mourners filed into the church.
July 12, 2008:
Ron Wood left his wife of 23 years and moved in with an 18-year-old Russian cocktail waitress. The 61 year-old dad-of-four had met the teenager while out drinking.
July 13, 1985:
Live Aid was held between Wembley Stadium, London and The JFK Stadium, Philadelphia. The cream of the world's biggest rock stars took part in the worldwide event, raising over 40million. TV pictures beamed to over 1.5 billion people in 160 countries made it the biggest live broadcast ever known. Artists who appeared included Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, The Who, U2, David Bowie and Mick Jagger, Queen, Tina Turner, The Cars, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Bryan Adams, Hall and Oates, Lionel Richie and Led Zeppelin.
July 14, 1982:
Van Halen kicked off their 105-date North American 'Hide Your Sheep Tour' at Richmond County Civic Center in Augusta, Georgia. The tour was in support of their 'Diver Down' release, which had great original music, but way too many covers!
July 15, 1998:
Areosmith were forced to cancel a forthcoming tour after Joey Kramer was involved in a freak accident. The drummer's car set on fire and was completely destroyed as he was filling up with gas. He was admitted to hospital with second-degree burns.