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The short-lived supergroup Blind Faith formed on this day in 1969, its members coming from Cream (Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker), Traffic (Steve Winwood) and Family (Rick Grech). The group would stay together only long enough to release one studio and one live album. The studio album, released in August '69 caused more than a musical stir. The cover photo was of a quite young and topless girl, causing many countries to ban it. An alternate cover was released simultaneously in the UK and later replaced copies in countries and stores unwilling to sell the album with the original cover.
Another supergroup did its first concert on this date five years later. Bad Company, made up of Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke from Free, Mott The Hoople's Mick Ralphs and King Crimson's Boz Burrell, made its live debut in Newcastle on 2/8/1974.
David and Angela Bowie's 10 year marriage ended in a divorce on this day in 1980. In 1994, Tommy Lee of Motley Crue was arrested for carrying a loaded gun at LAX, and ACDC played the Grammy's on this night in 2015 with Chris Slade on drums in place of Phil Rudd.