This Day in Music History
1960 : 20-year-old Paul Anka opens at New York's Copacabana nightclub, the youngest act ever to do so at the time.
1967 : Arthur Conley's "Sweet Soul Music" is certified gold.
1972 : Smokey Robinson appears onstage for the last time with his group The Miracles in Washington, DC.
1976 : Paul McCartney wraps up the Wings Over America tour at the Forum in Los Angeles, marking last time the ex-Beatle would tour until 1989.
1970 : Chubby Checker and three passengers are arrested in Niagara Falls after police discover marijuana and other, unidentified capsules in the rocker's car. The charges are later dropped, however.
1990 : Actor Gary Busey, best-known for his lead role in the controversial 1978 biopic The Buddy Holly Story, purchases one of Buddy's guitars, complete with tooled leather case made by the rocker, in auction for approximately $240,000.
2000 : Michael Jackson is sued by a German promoter for $21 million after the singer cancels two once-in-a-lifetime millennial New Year's concerts.
2003 : Diana Ross pleads not guilty to drunk driving charges in Tucson after being discovered with a 0.2 BAC, claiming that the arresting officer threatened her with injury if she didn't take the breath test.
2004 : St. Andrews University in Scotland presents Bob Dylan with an honorary doctorate in Music.
2006 : Kevin Richardson of Backstreet Boys leaves the group to pursue other interests.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com