On stage musicianship can be fraught with danger. Here’s a continuing saga of accidents that have occurred at concert venues around the world.
At a 2001 concert in Stuttgart, Germany, a fan burst through security, climbed on stage and threw Robbie into the photo pit. The deranged follower believed the singer to be an imposter, and Williams fortunately escaped with bruising but no broken bones.
Mayfield was getting ready to perform at Windgate Field in Brooklyn, N.Y. in August 1990, when a gust of wind from a fast-moving storm sent a lighting rig tumbling down onto him, breaking his neck and paralyzing him from the neck down.
Danny McCormack (The Wildhearts)
The Wildhearts bass player dislocated his knee on stage at the 1994 Reading festival. Bravely he continued through the set.
Les Harvey (Stone The Crows)
While on stage at Swansea Top Rank in 1972, on a rainy day with puddles on the stage, the guitarist was electrocuted after touching a microphone that was not earth grounded. He was 27 years old.
At a concert in Sacramento, CA on December 3rd 1965, Richards bumped his guitar into a microphone stand that happened to be un-grounded, creating an electrical surge that unleashed a shower of sparks and left Richards unconscious on the floor.