This week in music history, we have two new [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Keith Richards[/lastfm] mishaps as well as a band brawl that doesn’t involve [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Oasis[/lastfm]. A death during a guitar solo and a country singer married five times writes her most famous song about being loyal to her man. A thief breaks into famous Electric Lady Studios in NYC and steals Hendrix memorabilia, and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Frank Zappa[/lastfm] names his new son after a Japanese movie monster. Click more to find out what else has happened this week in music history!
This Week in Music Over the Years (May 15- 21)
May 15, 1974 - Frank Zappa and his wife announced the birth of their third child, a boy named Ahmet Rodan, after the Japanese movie monster that lived of a steady diet of 707 planes.
[photogallerylink id=24682 align=left]May 16, 1998 – [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Rolling Stones[/lastfm] guitarist Keith Richards fell while reaching for a book of nude art in his Connecticut home. The fall broke his ribs, causing the Stones to postpone many dates on their Bridges To Babylon tour.
May 17, 1996 - US blues guitarist Johnny Guitar Watson died of a heart attack while on tour in Yokohama, Japan. According to eyewitness reports, he collapsed mid guitar solo. His last words were “ain’t that a bitch.”
May 18, 1975 – Five times married US country singer, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Tammy Wynette[/lastfm] was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Stand By Your Man.’ Originally recorded by Tammy Wynette and released as a single in 1968 in the USA. It proved to be the most successful record of Wynette’s career and is one of the most covered songs in the history of country music.
May 19, 1976 – Rolling Stone Keith Richards crashed his car near Newport Pagnell, Bucks, after falling asleep at the wheel; marijuana and cocaine were found by the police resulting in another fine for the guitarist.
May 20, 1966 – Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]the Who[/lastfm] grew tired of waiting for John Entwistle and Keith Moon to arrive for their gig at the Ricky Tick Club in Windsor, England so they took to the stage with the bass player and drummer of the local band that opened the show. When Moon and Entwistle finally arrived in the middle of the set, a fight broke out, with Townshend hitting Moon on the head with his guitar. Moon and Entwistle quit the band, (and rejoined a week later).
May 21, 1980 – A thief brook into Electric Lady Studios in New York City, the recording studio built by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jimi Hendrix[/lastfm] and stole five Hendrix gold records for the albums ‘Are You Experienced?’, ‘Axis: Bold as Love’, ‘Cry of Love’, ‘Rainbow Bridge’ and ‘Live at Monterey’.