Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mick Jagger accidentally shot

Mick Jagger accidentally shot while filming "Ned Kelly" on August 18, 1969.

Mick Jagger, Ned Kelly

Mick Jagger (born 26 July 1943) is an English musician, singer-songwriter, actor and producer, best known as the lead vocalist of rock band The Rolling Stones. Mick Jagger has also acted in and produced several films.

Mick Jagger has also had an intermittent acting career, most notably in Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg's Performance (1968) and as Australian bushranger Ned Kelly (1970)

. Mick Jagger composed an improvised soundtrack for Kenneth Anger's film Invocation Of My Demon Brother on the Moog synthesiser in 1969. He auditioned for the role of Dr. Frank N. Furter in the 1975 film adaptation of The Rocky Horror Show, a now iconic role that was eventually played by the original performer from its run on London's West End, Tim Curry. Mick Jagger appeared as himself in The Rutles film All You Need Is Cash in 1978. In the late 1970s, Mick Jagger was cast as Wilbur, a main character in Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo. However, a delay and the illness of main actor Jason Robards (later replaced by Klaus Kinski) in the film's notoriously difficult production resulted in his being unable to continue due to schedule conflicts with a band tour; some of the footage of his work is shown in the documentary Burden of Dreams.

Ned Kelly, starring Mick Jagger and directed by Tony Richardson was made in 1970. It was not a success and during its making it led to a protest by Australian Actors Equity over the importation of Mick Jagger, with complaints from Kelly family descendants and others over the film being shot in New South Wales, rather than in the Victoria locations where most of the events actually took place.

Retro History for August 18 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Arturo Barrios of Mexico sets 10K record (27:08.23) in Berlin
1989 Bucky Dent replaces Dallas Green as New York Yankee manager
1988 FDA approves Minoxidil as a hair loss treatment
1988 Largest house (130 rooms) on Long Island sold for $22 million
1988 Republican Convention in New Orleans select Bush-Quayle ticket
1987 Houston Oiler Earl Campbell, retires from NFL
1987 Ohio nurse Donald Harvey sentence to triple life (poisoned 24)
1987 Philip Rush of New Zealand, set record for triple crossing English Channel his time 28:21, 10 hours faster than 1st man to do it
1987 Straatsburg: Manuela Stellmach/Astrid Strauss/Anke Mohring/ Heike Friedrich swims female world record 4x200m freestyle (7:55.47)
1986 Crockett's Tavern opens in Fort Wilderness
1986 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on WYSP 94.1 FM
1986 Jim Kelly signs with NFL Buffalo Bills ($75 million for 5 years)
1986 John Tesh's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight
1986 WYSP-FM Philadelphia begins simulcasting Howard Stern Show
1985 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Nestle World Championship of Women's Golf
1985 Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins MasterCard International Pro-Am Golf Tourn
1985 Suisei Launch (Halley's Comet Flyby)
1984 Triangle Oil Corp, above-ground storage tank at Jacksonville Fla, spills 2.5 m gallons of oil burned after lightning sparked a fire
1983 Hurricane Alicia battered Houston and Galveston, Texas
1983 Samantha Druce, age 12y 119d is youngest woman to swim English Channel
1983 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1983 Royals defeat Yankees, 5-4, completing "pine-tar" game (12 minutes). Hal McRae strikes out and Dan Quisenberry retires Yankees in order
1982 Los Angeles Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 6-5, in 21 innings (game started 8/17)
1982 NYSE sets trading record of 132,690,000 shares traded
1982 Pete Rose sets record with his 13,941st plate appearance
1982 Longest baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, ends after 22 innings - before Los Angeles Dodgers beat Cubs 2-1 (game started Aug 17th)
1981 "My Fair Lady" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 119 performances
1981 Jerry Lee Lewis appears on "Donahue" to defend Telethons
1981 Football running back, Herschel Walker, of University of Georgia, takes out a Lloyd's of London insurance policy for $1 million
1980 Kansas City Royals' George Brett, batting avg reach .400

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 Iran Ayatollah Khomeini demands Saint War against Kurds
1979 Nick Lowe marries singer Carlene Carter
1979 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1978 Memphis, Tennessee settles with striking police officers and firefighters
1977 2 girls are killed by a runaway car outside of Graceland
1977 Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton throws his NL record tying 5th one-hitter
1976 U.S.S.R.'s Luna 24 soft-lands on Moon
1974 Joanne Carner wins LPGA St. Paul Keller Golf Open
1973 Gene Krupa, drummer, plays for final time with Benny Goodman Quartet
1973 Hank Aaron's record 1,378 extra base hit surpasses Stan Musial record
1972 Police fine Paul and Linda McCartney 800 pounds in Sweden cannabis possession

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Mick Jagger accidentally shot while filming "Ned Kelly"
1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Holiday Inn Golf Classic
1967 Red Sox Tony Conigliaro is beaned by Angels Jack Hamilton
1967 Rolling Stones release "We Love You"
1967 WCBS radio in New York City goes all-news
1965 Hank Aaron loses a home run, because he hit it out of batter's box
1965 Orioles' Brooks Robinson hits into his record tying (George Sisler)
1964 Beatles arrive in San Francisco, 2nd U.S. visit
1964 Charles Helu elected president of Lebanon
1964 South Africa banned from Olympic Games because of apartheid policies
1964 U.S.S.R. launch 3 Kosmos satellites
1963 James Meredith becomes 1st black graduate from University of Mississippi
1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament
1962 Peter, Paul and Mary release their 1st hit "If I Had a Hammer"
1961 Construction on Berlin Wall completed
1960 1st commercial oral contraceptive, Enovid 10 debuts in Skokie, Illinois
1960 1st photograph bounced off a satellite, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1960 Beatles give their 1st public performance (Kaiserkeller in Hamburg)
1960 Lew Burdette pitches to just 27 for a 1-0 no-hitter against Phillies

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Branch Rickey resigns as Pirates' CEO to be President of Continental League
1958 "Lolita," by Vladimir Nabokov, published
1958 Betsy Palmer joins Today Show panel
1958 Floyd Patterson TKOs Roy Harris in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
1958 Great Britain issues regional stamps for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
1958 Perez Prado "Mambo King," receives one of the 1st gold records
1958 TV game show scandal investigation starts
1958 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1958 Verne Gagne beats Edouard Carpentier in Omaha, to become NWA champ
1957 Amelia Wershoven sets record of female throwing a baseball (252'4 ")
1957 Betty Dodd wins LPGA Colonial Golf Open
1957 Juan-Manuel Fangio, wins his last auto World Championship at 46
1957 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1956 Cincinnati Reds (8) and Cubs (2) combine to hit 10 home runs in a 9 inning game
1956 Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel" reaches #1
1955 Hurricane Diane, kills 400 in US
1955 46.1 cm rainfall at Westfield, Massachusetts (state record)
1955 Sjukri al-Quwatli re-elected president of Syria
1954 James E. Wilkins is 1st black to attend a U.S. cabinet meeting
1951 Cricket 1st-class debut of Raymond Illingworth

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