Cher Eulogizes Sonny and Mick’s drug bust in today’s Rock History!

JANUARY 9TH, INTERNATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHERS DAY, NATIONAL APRICOT DAY, NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY, NATIONAL STATIC ELECTRICITY DAY AND NATIONAL WORD NERD DAY.

1959

 Dion and The Belmonts perform their newest recording, “Teenager in Love”, on American Bandstand.

1965

 The Beatles started a nine week run at the top of the Billboard Hot 200 album chart with “Beatles 65”, the group’s fourth US #1 LP.

1998

 Cher gives an emotional eulogy at Sonny Bono’s funeral in Palm Springs, California, where she praised the man who had been a husband, friend, partner, father figure and rival, calling him “the most unforgettable character I’ve ever met.” The event was broadcast live to millions of people on CNN.

1973

 Mick Jagger is refused a Japanese visa because of a 1969 drug bust, putting an end to the Rolling Stones’ plans to tour the Orient. Asked by a reporter about his personal drug use, Jagger replied, “I don’t take drugs. I don’t approve of drugs and I don’t approve of people taking drugs…unless they’re very careful.”

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