December 16 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
December 16

1960 : 17-year-old George Harrison is deported from Germany for being too young to perform with The Beatles.

1967 : Rolling Stones' lead guitarist and founding member Brian Jones had been sentenced to probation and a fine for various drug offenses.

1969 : At the Fillmore West in San Francisco, Keith Emerson's band The Nice shares a bill with Greg Lake's band, King Crimson. The pair enjoy a jam session before the show and discuss a partnership, which with the addition of Carl Palmer from Atomic Rooster, becomes Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Their first performance would be in the Isle of Wight Festival, in August 1970.

1973 : Stephen Stills loses a paternity suit filed by a Mill Valley, California woman.

1981 : Ray Charles receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1983 : The Who disband (until the seemingly unending series of "reunions").

2011 : Swedish House Mafia plays the first ever Dance Music event in New York's Madison Square Garden.

2011 : Yeah Yeah Yeahs host a special benefit concert for New York DJ and good friend Jonathan Toubin. One week earlier, Toubin was seriously injured in a car accident in Portland, Oregon. The money raised went towards Toubin's medical bills.

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