This Day in Music History
1969 : "Brown Day" is declared in Los Angeles, where the singer performs a sellout concert at the Great Western Forum. Mayor Sam Yorty is late for the ceremonies, so Brown leaves before he can get his proclamation.
1969 : Three Dog Night's "One" is certified gold.
1977 : Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, along with their manager Peter Grant and two other band employees are arrested backstage during the Days On The Green festival in the Oakland Coliseum, charged with assaulting 3 members of promoter Bill Graham's staff. Graham files a lawsuit that is settled out of court.
1989 : Ringo Starr begins his first tour since The Beatles stopped touring in 1966, introducing his "All-Starr Band" of Seventies icons in Dallas, Texas.
1994 : The International Astronomical Union names an asteroid in Mars' orbit ZappaFrank, after the musician Frank Zappa, who'd passed away from cancer the year before.
2003 : The US National Registry of Historic Places declares Memphis, Tennessee's Sun Studios, at 706 Union Avenue, a historic landmark.
2009 : Further to Nas and Kelis squabbling over child support and divorce for the past few months, with both sides accusing each other of infidelity, Los Angeles Superior Court orders Nas to pay Kelis nearly $40,000 in monthly support, with Kelis receiving $30,471 in spousal support per month, while the couple's son receiving $9,027 per month.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com