August 14 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
August 14

1969 : It's the day before Woodstock, and thousands of people show up early and camp out.

1970 : Elvis Presley's "The Wonder Of You" is certified gold.

1970 : After being found crawling along a motel hallway in La Jolla, California, incoherent and "combative", Stephen Stills is arrested for possession of cocaine and barbiturates.

1974 : Paul Anka's "(You're) Having My Baby" is certified gold.

1981 : Four years after his untimely death, a Memphis judge rules that Elvis Presley's estate is no longer financially beholden to his manager, "Colonel" Tom Parker.

1992 : Wayne Newton files for bankruptcy.

1995 : Grateful Dead meet and decide to break up after the recent tragedy of founder/leader Jerry Garcia's death.

1999 : Former teen idol Leif Garrett pleads guilty to drug possession in Los Angeles and is ordered into rehab.

2012 : John Geils, former guitarist for the semi-retired J. Geils Band, files suit against the other band members to stop them from touring under his name... since he's left the band. The irony stings like bleach in a wound! Despite this move, the remaining members of the band say they'll tour anyway.

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