This Day in Music History
1966 : Nitty Gritty Dirt Band celebrates its 20th anniversary with a concert in their hometown of Denver, Colorado.
1966 : Janis Joplin makes her singing debut with Big Brother & the Holding Company at San Francisco's Avalon Ballroom.
1966 : Steve Marriott of The Small Faces collapses while performing on the British show Ready Steady Go!, forcing them to cancel a week of shows.
1967 : Outdoor rock: California's Magic Mountain Music Festival features Jefferson Airplane, The Doors and The Byrds - the crowd of 15,000 will be dwarfed by the 200,000 at the Monterey Pop Festival the following weekend.
1971 : Police fire tear gas into the rowdy crowd at tonight's Jethro Tull concert in Denver, but the band continues playing even though some of them have trouble seeing their instruments.
1976 : Paul McCartney and Wings set a new indoor concert attendance record of 67,100 at the newly-opened Kingdome in Seattle.
1986 : Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia slips into a diabetic coma for five days, forcing the band to cancel the rest of their tour.
1990 : Members of the rap group 2 Live Crew are arrested on charges of public obscenity after performing songs from their album As Nasty As They Wanna Be in a Hollywood, Florida nightclub. A few days earlier, a federal court ruled the album obscene, and therefore performing it was against the law. It got even more ridiculous when a cover band performed the songs for the purpose of getting arrested, which they did. Eventually, the ruling was overturned and charges against the rappers (and cover band) were dropped.
1991 : Temptations' Eddie Kendricks is arrested at the funeral of fellow Temptations member David Ruffin for non-payment of child support.
1992 : Model Kelly Emberg has her palimony suit against Rod Stewart thrown out.
2005 : Ottawa Governor General Adrienne Clarkson officially makes Paul Anka an Officer of the Order of Canada.
2010 : Appearing at Milan's PalaSharp Arena to promote his self-titled solo record, Slash, in the midst of performing the Guns N' Roses classic "Sweet Child o' Mine" is tackled by a concertgoer. The guitarist bravely keeps on rocking, eventually switching guitars and finishing the song. Afterward, Slash described the night as "a kick-ass rock show".
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com