December 29 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
December 29

1902 : Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer" is copyrighted.

1967 : Dave Mason announces that he is leaving Traffic, just as the group is releasing its debut album. Unlike the other members of the group, Mason didn't want to collaborate on writing songs, setting up something of a rivalry with fellow founder Steve Winwood and prompting Mason to pursue a solo career.

2002 : Creed play a disastrous show in Chicago, leading 4 fans to sue the band, claiming lead singer Scott Stapp was either medicated or drunk, and "unable to sing the lyrics of a single Creed song". Stapp denied he was drunk and claimed rolling around on stage was an "Artistic Moment". The case was thrown out of court.

2011 : The Nigerian government files a lawsuit against Rick Ross for cancelling a concert in Cross River State, Nigeria the night before. Ross was scheduled to perform at the annual Calabar carnival celebration but pulled out at the last minute wihtout citing a reason. The Cross River State government sued the rapper for breach of contract and to recover his performance fee.

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