Today in Music History July 22

1965 Mick Jagger, Brian Jones and Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones were fined £5 each in a London court after being found guilty of ‘insulting behaviour’ at a British gas station. The three had all urinated against a wall after the  station attendant had refused them the use of the facilities.  More at Rolling Stone.com

 

1967 The Doors perform ‘The Crystal Ship’ and ‘Light My Fire’ on American Bandstand. Cultures clash….

 

1977 Tony Orlando announces his retirement from music on stage in Massachusetts, shocking the audience and his group Dawn.  Two months later he is back at work, although he never was as popular again.  Music fans rejoice.

 

 

One thought on “Today in Music History July 22”

  1. A great day for The Doors. We were surprised Dickie Clarkie actually let them on his show. A bunch of us “Canadian Hippies” watched it at a downtown department store in Winnipeg, Manitoba. That was probably a record-setting day for foot traffic through the store. Winnipeg was always a hotbed for music appreciation. Never forget “The Phantom of the Paradise!”

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