Thursday July 9th
1946 – Bon (Ronald Belford) Scott, lead singer of AC/DC, is born in Kirriemuir, Scotland.
1966 – The Troggs’ “Wild Thing” enters the top 40.
1971 – Jim Morrison is buried in Paris’ Pere Lachaise Cemetery, his family having disowned him. The often-vandalized grave becomes a shrine for fans.
1978 – The Rolling Stones drop in on Chicago’s Quiet Knight club to jam with hero Muddy Waters.
1990 – After complaining of an inflamed finger at a Glasgow, Scotland, concert, Keith Richards discovers the digit has gone septic. The Stones cancel their subsequent tour dates for the week, marking the first time the band has pulled out of a show due to illness.
1996 – For the first time, Deep Purple play “Smoke on the Water” in the Swiss city that inspired the tune. The band wrote “Smoke on the Water” after surviving a nightclub fire in Montreux.
1999 – The marriage between Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall is annulled in an English court.
2001 – James Hetfield, lead singer and guitarist of hard rock act Metallica, checks himself into an undisclosed rehab facility “to undergo treatment for alcoholism and other addictions.”
2003 – The White Stripes guitarist/singer Jack White is in a car accident in his native Detroit, leaving him with a compound fracture to his left index finger.
2006 – A plaque is stolen from Bon Scott’s grave in Western Australia on what would have been the late AC/DC frontman’s 60th birthday.
2010 – SLASH Featuring MYLES KENNEDY With Special Guest FERGIE To Perform At Sunset Strip Music Festival.