ALSO THIS MONTH
HOT GOSPEL 3 A black gospel show draws a 20,000 crowd in Cleveland. Acts include Rev James Cleveland (above), Shirley Caesar, The Mighty Clouds Of Joy, The Swan Silvertones, plus 14 local artists.
STONES VS THE FEDS 4 Forty narcotics officers try to bust The Rolling Stones at Louisville’s Freedom Hall. With no warrant, bodyguards and lawyers can keep them out of the dressing room. The DA is called, poses for pictures with the band, and then orders the cops to back off.
CANNONBALL GONE 8 In Gary, Indiana, jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley dies from a stroke. He is only 46 years old.
BOSS HOUSE 13 Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band begin a five-night engagement at New York’s Bottom Line, showcasing their new Born To Run album.
HOLY BROKE 16 The Cowsills file for bankruptcy. The group, who had two US Number 2 45s with The Rain, The Park & Other Things, and Hair, have debts of $445,339 with just $78 in cash and $4,895 in assets.
LIVE FREE 16 Ex-Free guitarist Paul Kossoff’s heart stops beating for 35 minutes during an operation at Northwick Park Hospital, London. The operation came after a blood clot had reached his heart, putting him in a coma.
KING’S SNORE 21 Elvis Presley, who a couple of nights ago lay down on-stage to sing a song, cancels his series of shows at the Las Vegas Hilton due to fatigue. Peggy Lee steps in as his replacement.
REG FUND 25 Elton John plays two sets on the first of three nights at Los Angeles’s Troubadour. The shows are in aid of UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute.