This is the week that was in matters musical...

1878, seminal turntablist Thomas Edison receives a patent for the phonograph...

1958, the first Flying V is shipped from Gibson’s factory in Kalamazoo...
1965, Keith Moon of The Who, former plaster salesman who upon hitting the big time spent the rest of his days plastered, breaks his manager’s dishwasher when he uses it to wash fruit...don’t ask...

1968, Pink Floyd cofounder, the oft confounded but brilliant Syd Barrett succumbs to mental illness and is replaced on guitar by David Gilmour...

1972, preceding a very bright future, Pink Floyd premieres the album Dark Side of the Moon live in London during a four-day gig a full year prior to the album’s release

1981, in one of the most absurd events in the history of music, George Harrison is ruled to be liable for "subconscious plagiarism" in a civil case regarding his 1970 song "My Sweet Lord," and the Chiffons’ 1963 hit "He’s So Fine" ... the judge orders that $587,000 be paid to ABKCO Music

1995, Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee puts his 1986 marriage with the lovely Heather Locklear behind him and marries Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson on a beach in Cancun.

2003, a crowded nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island, at which Great White is performing, goes up in flames, ignited by onstage pyrotechnics... 100 are killed and nearly 200 are injured... it’s the worst concert tragedy in rock history.

...and that was the week that was in matters musical.

Dead Mile Dance,Brian McFarland,Steve Harris,Jim Miller,Tom Strand,Classic Rock,Southern Rock
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Tommy "Gun" Strand - Guitar - VocalsSteve "Bad Lt." Harris - Electric/Acoustic Guitar - HarmonicaBrian "Groovus" McFarland - Drums - Percussion.Jim "the Killer" Miller - Bass Guitar - Vocals.