Saturday, August 15, 2009
Although this was from the same tour.
Earl's Court, London.
06 June 1977
THIS is Freddie at his best, 1977. What energy!
Freddie made, and makes, Grace seem like she's standing still.
Either way, they are great bookends.
I can't imagine a concert with both of them.
Ahhh, but to dream!
Friday, August 14, 2009
Think about it:
Depeche Mode has cancelled, to date, 14 shows out of 42 scheduled shows.
That's 33% of the tour, exactly.
And people wondered if Michael Jackson would have been able to perform 50 shows.
Please. This is so WRONG.
Michael Vick shot, drowned, tortured, and, basically,
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
"San Francisco is one of the most important cities to the band and we are devastated that we have been forced to cancel this date," said Dave Gahan. "We hope to be back soon to play for all of our fans in the area."
Refunds will be issued at the point of purchase.
Monday, August 10, 2009
April 23 | Sirhan Sirhan sentenced
Sirhan Sirhan, convicted of murdering New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy
May 18 | Apollo 10
The Apollo 10 mission is a dress rehearsal for the lunar landing module. It also transmitted the first color pictures of Earth from space.
May 23 | The Who releases "Tommy"
The Who, a key band of the 1960s British Invasion, releases the rock opera "Tommy."
May 24 | Beatles' "Get Back" is No. 1
"Get Back" by the Beatles becomes the top song on Billboard's list and stays there for five weeks. Released as a single, the song later appeared on the "Let it be" album. "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine in" by the Fifth Dimension was the second song on the list for that week.
May 25 | "Midnight Cowboy" released
John Schlesinger's "Midnight Cowboy," starring Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman, is released with an X rating, the first ever in wide release. The film received seven Academy Award nominations and won three, including best picture.
June 3 | Last episode of 'Star Trek' airs
The last episode of the original "Star Trek" airs on NBC.
June 8 | Nixon and Vietnam
President Nixon, after being elected on a campaign pledge to pull troops out of Southeast Asia, announces the withdrawal of 25,000 U.S. troops from Vietnam.
June 9 / June 23 | Burger becomes chief justice
Appointed by President Nixon, Warren Burger is confirmed as the chief justice of the Supreme Court on June 9, succeeding Earl Warren. Two weeks later, he is sworn in. In 1973, Burger votes with the majority in the landmark Roe v. Wade case, establishing a woman's right to an abortion.
June 28 | Stonewall riots
A confrontation between gay rights activists and police outside the Stonewall Inn -- a gay bar in Greenwich Village, New York City -- escalates into a riot.
July 25 | Sen. Kennedy and Chappaquiddick
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy receives a two-month suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to leaving the scene of a fatal accident. Mary Jo Kopechne, once a campaign worker for Sen. Robert Kennedy, drowned in the July 18 accident in Chappaquiddick, Massachusetts.
July 20 | Moon landing
Apollo 11, carrying three U.S. astronauts, lands on the moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon; crewmate Buzz Aldrin also walked on the moon. The third man on the mission was Michael Collins.
August 9-10 | The Manson murders
During a two-night rampage, pregnant actress Sharon Tate and seven others are killed by Charles Manson and his "Family."
August 14 | British troops sent to Northern Ireland
More than 300 British troops are ordered into a Londonderry neighborhood in Northern Ireland after three nights of clashes between police and Catholic residents. The troops were supposed to stay for days, but the conflict lasted decades. The number of British troops stationed in Northern Ireland peaked at 30,000 in the early 1970s.
August 15-18 | Woodstock
Nearly 400,000 people show up at a farm in Bethel, New York, for a music festival that features legendary acts Jimi Hendrix, the Who, the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and Sly and the Family Stone.
August 17 | Hurricane Camille
More than 250 people are killed in Mississippi and Louisiana when Hurricane Camille strikes the United States mainland. At its peak, Camille was a Category 5 storm, packing winds stronger than 200 mph and leaving tides measuring higher than 20 feet in its wake.