I see my "This Week In Rock" blog is getting many views. This pleases me so I thank you. I hope you're enjoying my mind-musings over the things that helped shape and move this crazy little thing we call Rock! Now onto our newest edition.
2013 - Just hours before a Calgary concert date, Richie Sambora announced he was leaving Bon Jovi. He said he needed more family time but there was speculation it was over an issue of comensurate pay.
2006 - A schoolbook belonging to a 12-year-old John Lennon fetched nearly 240 thousand dollars at auction. Why so much, you ask? Well, it featured a drawing by young Lennon inspired by the Lewis Carroll poem “The Walrus and the Carpenter.” That same poem would later inspire a classic Beatles' song. Can you guess which one?
2003 - Sharon Osbourne successfully completes treatment for colon cancer. One year later...
2004 - Sharon and Ozzy go on Larry King to announce their daughter, Kelly, had entered rehab to treat an addiction to painkillers.
1999 - A concert-goer sues The Black Crowes for $385K over a show in Knoxville, TN. that was so loud, it damaged his hearing. I'm sorry for his loss but hey, ear-plugs...they're a thing!
1960 - A song not nearly as loud as a Black Crowes' concert sits atop the charts for nine weeks, thumbing its musical nose at the burgeoning rock & roll scene. Click to HEAR what it was. It won't matter if your volume it set to max.
Happy 4/2 B'days go out to: The U.S Mint (1792); The first White House Easter Egg Roll (1877); The soap operas As the World Turns and The Edge Of Night (1956); The first episode of Dallas (1978). (My Take; The whole "Who Shot JR" story line held our attention for a summer but the real face-slapper came when Bobby Ewing actually returned from the dead in 1986. I guess the first thing I'd do is take a shower after having been deceased for a year.
Thanks for reading. Until next time, I remain your humble servant in weird trivia.