Fox Facts: July 9


1999 - Mick's common-law marriage to actress/supermodel Jerry Hall, conducted in Haiti back in 1990, is annulled.

1998 - Scott Weiland missed his second court date stemming from drug possession charges and had an bench warrant issued for him.

1995 - The Grateful Dead play their last show with Jerry Garcia at Soldier Field in Chicago.

1977 - The Steve Miller Band hits #8 in the US with "Jet Airliner"

1972 - McCartney appeared on stage for the first time since 1966 as his group, Wings, opened at Chateauvillon in the south of France.

1969 - The Beatles start recording "Maxwell's Silver Hammer."

1964 - Courtney Love is born Courtney Michelle Harrison in San Francisco, California.

1959 - Jim Kerr (lead singer for Simple Minds) is born in Toryglen, Glasgow, Scotland.

1956 - In the broadcast equivalent of Lou Gehrig taking over for Wally Pipp at first base, Dick Clark replaces Bob Horn as host of the TV show Bandstand, which runs on the Philadelphia TV station WFIL. 

The show goes national the next year, with Clark hosting it until 1989.

1955 - Bill Haley & His Comets' "Rock Around The Clock" becomes the first Rock song to hit #1 on the Billboard Pop chart, where it stays for eight weeks. 

1946 - Bon Scott (lead singer of AC/DC) is born Ronald Belford Scott in Kirriemuir, Scotland. 

1946 - John "Mitch" Mitchell (drummer for the Hendrix Experience) is born in Greenwich, London, England.