December 9 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
December 9

1955 : Elvis Presley performs at the B&I Club in Swifton, Arkansas, and introduces his new song, "Heartbreak Hotel", by claiming "It's gonna be my first hit".

1967 : Jim Morrison is arrested at a concert in New Haven, Connecticut after a police officer finds him backstage with a young girl and maces him. An enraged Morrison takes the stage and goes on a rant about the incident during "Back Door Man", at which point three cops arrest him, marking the first time a rock star is arrested mid-performance.

1974 : The Who's "Odds and Sods" album is certified gold.

1984 : The Jacksons' five-month Victory tour - Michael Jackson's last group tour - ends after 55 performances in 19 cities.

1991 : A long legal battle over Bob Marley estate ends when the nearly $12 million estate is awarded to his widow, Rita, and her children. In honor of the verdict, son Ziggy names his daughter, who was born that day, Justice Marley.

1992 : After more than thirty years, Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman quits the group.

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