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This Day In Classic Rock

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Laying off the sugar smack these days. (Photo by Marc Andrew Deley/Getty Images)

Laying off the sugar smack these days. (Photo by Marc Andrew Deley/Getty Images)

Welcome to MONDAY! 

Today in 1967, Pink Floyd recorded their first single ‘Arnold Layne’, with producer Joe Boyd at Sound Techniques studio in Chelsea, England. A  Syd Barrett written true story about a guy who stole women’s undergarments from clotheslines.  You’ll hear it tonight at 10pm during a full hour of Pink Floyd we call “Think Pink”, only on KZOK.

Today in 1977, Keith Richards was arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at Toronto’s Harbour Castle Hotel, for possession of heroin and cocaine. Bail was set at $25,000.  Keith pulled out his chequebook, but Canadian officials eventually made him play a benefit for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.

It was today in 2004, An alarmed worker in a supermarket in Aspen, Colorado alerted the police-after seeing a man shopping with his face covered by a mask. Police arrived on the scene and identified the man as Michael Jackson, who was in town on holiday with his children. He was asked to put the mask back on.

Rock and Roll birthdays

Guitarist Neal Schon of Santana and Journey is 58, and so far as we know still dating occasional Presidential state dinner crasher Michaele Salahi.

And current Lynyrd Skynyrd lead singer Johnny Van Zant is 52, little brother of original Skynyrd singer Ronnie and .38 Special frontman Donnie.

Be safe, Crowski

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