December 24 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
December 24

1966: Pressure had been mounting on Elvis Presley for years from the family of his girlfriend, Priscilla Beaulieu, and from his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, rumors had been swirling for months even amongst Elvis fans, and he'd had an engagement ring made six months previously, but not until today does the singer get on one knee during Christmas celebrations at Graceland and present Priscilla with the three-carat ring, saying, "We're going to be married".

1972 : Manfred Mann plays a gig in Miami, the concert is cut short when nearby residents complain about the noise, ticket holders riot when Miami police cut the power and the concert ends prematurely.

1973 : Tom Johnson (The Doobie Brothers) is arrested for marijuana possession.

1974 : James Taylor, Carly Simon and Joni Mitchell go Christmas carolling in Hollywood.

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