This Day in Music History
1957 : Ral Donner, later to hit with the Elvis-soundalike "The Girl Of My Friend", sees Elvis for the first time, performing at the International Amphitheater in Chicago.
1964 : The Beatles become the first Rock Stars displayed in Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in London. They would later use their wax versions on the cover of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album.
1969 : Joe Cocker plays his first live gig in the US.
1974 : Blue Swede's "Hooked On A Feeling" is certified gold.
1979 : The day after they are married, Eric Clapton sings "Wonderful Tonight" to his new wife Pattie at his concert in Tucson. He wrote the song about her while waiting for her to get ready to go out.
1982 : After driving erratically due to a toxic shock from drug abuse, David Crosby is arrested in San Diego for driving under the influence and possession of Quaaludes, cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and an unlicensed .45 pistol. When cops ask why Crosby is carrying the gun, he says two words: "John Lennon".
1984 : Mick Fleetwood, whose band, Fleetwood Mac, had the biggest-selling album of all time just seven years earlier, files for bankruptcy, amidst reports that he has lost $8 million.
1987 : After hearing that Arizona Governor Evan Mecham would not honor the new national holiday Martin Luther King Day, the racially integrated Doobie Brothers move their upcoming show from Phoenix to Las Vegas.
1996 : Phil Collins leaves Genesis on good terms, stating he will concentrate on "Movies, some Jazz projects, and of course my solo career".
2000 : Jimmy Page wins a libel suit against the UK magazine Ministry, which printed that he tried to revive his dying bandmate John Bonham by using Satanic spells.
2003 : The recent SARS scare forces The Rolling Stones to cancel their upcoming series of shows in Hong Kong - though they would later reschedule those shows and play them as a sign to visitors that China was safe to visit.
2011 : Rapper Rick Ross is arrested in Shreveport, Louisiana after being caught with one gram of marijuana. Ross was smoking the drug at the Hilton Hotel when guests reported smelling a foul odour coming from his room. Ross is booked and released the same night.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com