Today marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana.
Aug 31st 1997 Pricess Diana died in a car crash in Paris
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For me INXS will always be associated with the death of Princess Di…here’s why.
Remember the Molson Cdn Rocks Blind Date concerts?
Molson gave away tix to concerts across the country and you didn’t know who you were going to see until you got there.
I was lucky enough to score a ticket for the Molson Cdn Rocks Blind Date concert in Vancouver.
I went with the Molson Rep Steve Doyle, Tracy Robinson from Southside Pizzeria and a couople of other bar owners.
We flew to Vancouver Aug 30th and went to a Vancouver club that night for the secret concert. It turned out to INXS. Great and we drank a lot of beer.
I was sharing a room with Steve Doyle. We woke up the next morning (20 yrs ago today Aug 31st) and I turned on the TV. In my hazy hangover state I heard the news…Princess Diana had died in a car crash.
At that point we sobered up pretty quickly.
I told this story on The Wolf this morning. Have a listen.