It’s February 19th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:
In 1980, AC/DC singer Bon Scott was pronounced dead on arrival at a London hospital after a heavy night’s drinking. Scott was found in the passenger seat of a friend’s parked car. The official coroner’s report stated that he had “drunk himself to death,” after suffocating on his own vomit.
In 1977, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band scored a number one hit with their version of Bruce Springsteen’s “Blinded By the Light.” The band changed the track a bit from the original, which is on The Boss’ 1973 debut album,Greetings from Asbury Park N.J.Instead of saying “cut loose like a deuce” the Earth Band sang, “revved up like a deuce.”
In 1982, Ozzy Osbourne was arrested in San Antonio, Texas for peeing on The Alamo. The Prince of Darkness was wearing a dress at the time after his wife, Sharon, hid all of his clothes so he couldn’t go outside. Ozzy thought he was relieving himself on a pile of rubble. He wound up being banned from playing in San Antonio, but the ban was lifted in 1992.
And that’s what happened today in rock history.
(H/T This Day in Music)