This Day in Music History
1940 : ASCAP tells Glenn Miller that he doesn't have the rights to use "Moonlight Serenade" as his theme, so he switches to "Slumber Song".
1966 : "The Mamas and The Papas" (their 2nd album, sometimes referred to as "Cass, John, Michelle, Dennie") is certified gold.
1968 : Janis Joplin makes her final appearance with her band, Big Brother & the Holding Company.
1972 : Martha and the Vandellas give their farewell performance in Detroit, Michigan.
1975 : On her thirtieth birthday, Bette Midler undergoes emergency surgery to remove her appendix.
1989 : Sly Stone (Sly and the Family Stone) is sentenced to 55 days in jail for driving while under the influence of cocaine.
2005 : "Rocky Horror Picture Show" is entered into the National Film Registry.
2012 : Antonio de la Rua, former boyfriend (and former business manager) of Latin pop star Shakira, files a lawsuit for $100 million against her. The suit alleges that Shakira wouldn't have had the success she'd had without his help, and Rua seeks compensation for his management work.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com