This Week In Music History

Good morning and happy Friday! What better way to close out the week than with some music

Back on this day in 1969, Jim Morrison and a pal were living it up on a jet on their way to
Phoenix to catch The Rolling Stones in concert. During the flight, however, Morrison did a little pre-
concert pre-gaming causing a disturbance in the flight. Morrison reportedly “interfered with the flight of
an intercontinental aircraft,” becoming highly intoxicated and harassing the flight attendant. Morrison
was put in jail for the offenses facing the possibility of a $10,000 fine and a 10 year prison sentence.
Luckily the charges were eventually dropped.

Also in 1973, thirty radio stations across the country pulled a slight prank on their listeners.
These stations broadcast a concert from Mott the Hoople that was reported to be live. In actuality the
broadcast consisted of pre-recorded studio tracks with the audience applause dubbed in. Not everyone
can pull off live broadcasts as well as a certain other radio station…ahem.

Today also celebrates the birthday of Robert Earl Keen, Texas-bred folk guitarist and singer-
songwriter. He turns 57 years old today.

Former beloved saxophone player for Springsteen’s E Street Band, Clarence Clemons also
celebrates a birthday today. He was well known as a prominent member of the E Street Band from 1972
until his death playing tenor saxophone. He also performed with the likes of The Grateful Dead and
Ringo Starr. Clemons sadly suffered from a stroke on June 12, 2011 and passed away from complications
on the 18th. He would have been 71 today.

By Alexandra Parker

If you liked this, check out:
Artist of the Week: Of Monsters and Men 
This Week in Music History 

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