This Day In Music History
1969 – It’s a very sad day for singer Diana Ross of The Supremes. She discovers her two pet dogs had eaten rat poison and died in her dressing room.
1970 – The Kinks, Ray Davies made a 6,000 mile round trip from New York to London to record the word “cherry” in a song. Davies had to change the word ‘Coca- Cola’ to ‘Cherry Cola’ on the bands forthcoming single ‘Lola’ to qualify for airplay on BBC.
1983 – Jim Gordon, session drummer for the likes of Eric Clapton, The Beach Boys, John Lennon, George Harrison and many others, murders his mother by hitting her repeatedly with a hammer. It was not until after his trial in 1984 that he was diagnosed as schizophrenic, and thus, unable to use insanity as part of the defense case. Gordon is sentenced to sixteen years-to-life in prison.
1990 - Michael Jackson bruises his ribs during dance practice and is hospitalized in Santa Monica, Calif. The doctors conclude it was just a simple case of over moon-walking.