Fox Facts: July 8


1978 - Gerry Rafferty's "City to City" bumped the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, after six months at #1.

1978 - Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon are arrested on drunk and disorderly charges following a concert at The Apollo in Glasgow, Scotland.

1974 - David Bowie's first official live album, David Live, recorded at Tower Theater in Philadelphia.

1972 - The Who's "Join Together" was released in the U.S.

1971 - A mini-riot during a Mott The Hoople concert prompts London's Royal Albert Hall to temporarily ban rock groups from the venue.

1969 - Mick Jagger's girlfriend, Marianne Faithfull, attempts suicide with barbiturates while on the set of the film Ned Kelly (also starring Mick). She is dropped from the cast of the movie, eventually recovers, and when awaking from her coma, tells friends that "wild horses couldn't drag me away." The Rolling Stones song "Wild Horses" is built around that phrase.

1968 - The Beatles release "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da."

1967 - Jimi Hendrix opens for The Monkees in Jacksonville. Hendrix plays 7 more shows before leaving the tour.

1958 - The RIAA awards its first ever gold record for an LP - for the soundtrack to the film Oklahoma! ("Gold" albums at that time represented one million dollars in sales.)