A Pretty Amazing Day..March 12th.. 1969
Hey brothers and sisters, the door is wide open for you this Saturday morning. Just step through the portal and enter the Revolution. March 12th, 1969 was an interesting day. Some of the things that happened had a direct effect on the lives of the Beatles. George and Patti Harrison are busted after police find 120 joints at their Surrey England home. Gee it must be nice to have so much money you can hire someone to roll your joints. Later that day they are released after posting a 300 dollar bond. While this was going on, Paul was busy his own self in London, getting married to the love of his life, American photographer Linda Eastman. His brother Mike McGear and Beatles road manager Mal Evans are the witnesses. None of the other Beatles attend, especially George. Also going on the very same day, March 12th 1969, a couple of musicians were reaping the rewards of some great music. Simon and Garfunkel win two Grammys including Record of the Year for Mrs. Robinson. Otis Redding gets a posthumous award for his song Sitting on the Dock of the Bay. And CCR are climbing the charts with Proud Mary and would go on to play that night at the Fillmore Auditorium in SF. Meanwhile across the country a few hours earlier Jim Morrison would be officially charged with lewd behavior and indecent exposure at a concert in Miami. He would later be found guilty. All in all a pretty busy day in music news. I remember the date because I was at the Doors show in Miami that night. I was working at an FM "underground" station at the time..WBUS," The Magic Bus" from Miami Beach. Yeah, me and Jackie Gleason live from Miami Beach! What a trip.
Anyway stop into the Revolution this Saturday for more flashback. Peace Out.
|Tags : Social : Beatles, CCR, doors, Fillmore Auditorium, george and patti harrison, Jim Morrison, linda eastman, Mal Evans, mrs robinson, Otis Redding, Simon and GarfunklePeople : Bob Keller