December 20 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
December 20

1967 : The band Jethro Tull, named after the 18th-century inventor of the seed drill, is formed.

1967 : Joan Baez and her mother are sentenced to 45 days in prison for her part in the Oakland Demonstration, where she protested the draft.

1975 : Joe Walsh replaces Bernie Leadon in the Eagles. Walsh was previously a member of the James Gang.

2006 : Nearly forty years after it was recorded, Procol Harum organist Matthew Fisher is awarded 40% of the songwriting credit for "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" by a London court.

2012 : Rapper Fat Joe pleads guilty in federal court in New Jersey to tax evasion charges. He is charged with failing to pay taxes on over $1 million of income in each of 2007 and 2008, and is expected to serve in the neighborhood of 2 years at sentencing.

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