Aerosmith On This Day April 29th 1998. Steven Tyler broke his knee at a concert in Anchorage, Alaska delaying Aerosmith’s ‘Nine Lives’ tour and necessitating camera angle adjustments for the filming of the video for ‘I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.’
Other interesting things that happened on this day in music history.
1963 – The Rolling Stones
Publicist Andrew Oldham and agent Eric Easton signed a management deal with The Rolling Stones after buying the rights to the bands first recordings for £90. They also persuade keyboard player Ian Stewart to drop out of the line up and become the bands road manager, (and still play piano at the back of the stage).
1965 – Jimmy Nicol
Jimmy Nicol, the drummer who stood in for Ringo Starr during a Beatles Australian tour in 1964, appeared in a London Court faced with bankruptcy with debts of £4,000.
1967 – Technicolour Dream Benefit Party
The 14 hour Technicolour Dream benefit party for The International Times was held at Alexandra Palace in London. Seeing the event mentioned on TV, John Lennon called his driver and went to the show. Coincidentally, Yoko Ono was one of the performers. Other acts to appear included The Flies, Pink Floyd, Arthur Brown, The Move and Suzie Creamcheese.
1976 – Bruce Springsteen
After a gig in Memphis Bruce Springsteen took a cab to Elvis Presley’s Graceland home and proceeded to climb over the wall. A guard took him to be another crank fan and apprehended him.
1977 – The Jam
The Jam released their first single ‘In The City’, which peaked at No. 40 in the UK charts. The English punk rock/mod revival formed in Woking, Surrey, fronted by Paul Weller, achieved 18 other Top 40 hits including four UK No.1’s.
2001 – Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart asked for a change in wedding vows bringing them up to-date and to be treated like a dog licence. Stewart said ‘a change is needed because they’ve been in existence for 600 years when people used to live until they were only 35’.
2001 – Dusty Springfield
A blue plaque was unveiled at 38 Aubrey Walk, Kensington, London to honor the musical heritage of the address where British singer Dusty Springfield lived between 1968-1972.
Aerosmith On This Day April 29th 1998