Historic events this week from The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Keith Moon of The Who and Jim Morrison of The Doors
SEPTEMBER 15, 1963: BEATLES & ROLLING STONES ON THE SAME BILL
The two groups were among 13 acts who performed at The Great Pop Prom at Royal Albert Hall
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SEPTEMBER 17, 1967: KEITH MOON’S BASS DRUM EXPLODES
Moon rigged his bass drum to explode at the end of “My Generation”, not realizing the Smothers Brothers’ stage crew set the charges already.
The explosion singed Pete Townshend’s hair and cut Moon’s leg.
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SEPTEMBER 17, 1967: JIM MORRISON ANGERS ED SULLIVAN
Before singing “Light My Fire” on The Ed Sullivan Show, Morrison agrees to change the words “Girl, we couldn’t get much higher” to “Girl, we couldn’t get much better.”
He sings the offending line anyway, resulting in a lifetime ban from the show.