This Day in Music History
1974 : Rare Earth's drummer Peter Hoorelbeke is arrested after tossing his drumsticks into a concert crowd.
1976 : Electric Light Orchestra's "OLE ELO" is certified gold.
1976 : ABBA perform for Sweden's king on the eve of his wedding.
1978 : Grace Slick takes the stage with Jefferson Starship at the Lorelei Festival in Hamburg, Germany in a state of drunkenness. After she taunts the crowd with comments about Nazis and the war, the crowd riots, destroying much of their equipment. Slick would not return to the band until 1983.
1993 : Lollapalooza 1993 kicks off at Thunderbird Stadium, in Vancouver, British Columbia. The main stage acts that year include the headliner, Primus, as well as Alice in Chains, Dinosaur Jr., Fishbone, Arrested Development, Front 242, Babes in Toyland (first half), Tool (second half), and Rage Against the Machine.
2002 : Billy Joel checks into an alcohol rehabilitation center in Connecticut for a ten-day stay.
2009 : A Minnesota woman, Jammie Thomas-Rasset, is found guilty of illegal sharing of music files via the Internet and is ordered to pay $1.92 million, $80 per work.
2011 : Amy Winehouse, fresh out of rehab, shows up an hour late for a concert in Belgrade, Serbia, stumbles around on stage and can barely sing.
2011 : Leslie West of Mountain has his right leg amputated below the knee at a Biloxi, Mississippi hospital the day after performing at the Hard Rock Cafe in the city. West would say, "when I play 'Mississippi Queen' now, I think about Jesus Christ."
2012 : At a Radiohead concert in a park in Toronto, metal rigging over a stage collapses one hour before show time. Various technicians were setting up the stage equipment when the incident occurred, injuring some and killing one drum technician, Scott Johnson, who was pinned under the rubble.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com