JULY 3RD IS THE 184TH DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS AMERICAN REDNECK DAY, DISOBEDIENCE DAY, NATIONAL CHOCOLATE WAFER DAY, NATIONAL COMPLIMENT YOUR MIRROR DAY, NATIONAL EAT BEANS DAY, NATIONAL FRIED CLAM DAY AND STAY OUT OF THE SUN DAY.
The Rolling Stones original lead guitarist Brian Jones was found dead in his swimming pool, just three weeks after he was kicked out of the band. The official cause was recorded as “death by misadventure.”
Also in ‘69
The Beatles’ “The Ballad of John and Yoko” hit #8 on the US singles chart despite being banned by many radio stations because of the lyrics, “Christ, you know it ain’t easy …
While on sabbatical in France, The Doors’ Jim Morrison died of heart failure and acute respiratory distress. News of his death wasn’t made public until after his burial in a Paris cemetery on July 9th.
David Bowie ended a 60-date tour with in London, England. Just before the encore, he shocked the crowd by saying, “This night shall always be special in my memory. Not only is it the last show of my British tour… but it is the last show I will ever do.” Bowie’s retirement was short-lived however. Less than a year later, he was back on stage.