March 31 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
March 31

1957 : Sun Records stars Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins begin their only tour together in Little Rock, Arkansas.

1967 : Jimi Hendrix makes his first British concert appearance, playing with Cat Stevens and Engelbert Humperdinck.

1967 : At the Astoria Theatre in London, Jimi Hendrix sets fire to his guitar for the first time, and goes to the hospital after the show with minor burns. During the rest of the tour, Hendrix makes a habit of playing his guitar with his teeth, and he ignites his axe a few more times.

1969 : John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold a press conference in Vienna where they announce their "Bagism" project, giving the entire press conference from inside a white bag.

1969 : George Harrison and his wife, Pattie, appear in court in Surrey, England, to answer recent charges of marijuana resin possession. Both are fined 250 pounds.

1972 : The official Beatles Fan Club disbands.

1982 : After twelve years together, The Doobie Brothers announce their (temporary) breakup.

1995 : 23 year old Lance Cunningham injures 4 people at a Jimmy Page/Robert Plant concert in Auburn Hills, Michigan when he tries to rush the stage with a pocketknife. Cunningham would later claim he was trying to attack Jimmy Page, who he said was "Satanic".

1995 : Tejano singer Selena dies after being shot by her former personal assistant and former fan club president, Yolanda Saldivar, in Corpus Christi, Texas at the age of 23.

2002 : Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees buys his childhood home in Manchester, England.

2007 : Police issue arrest warrants for country singer Billy Joe Shaver after he shoots and wounds a man outside a Lorena, Texas bar. Shaver later turns himself in.

2008 : U2 join Madonna and sign a huge contract with Live Nation. Bono and Co. get a boatload of stock that they'd later sell off.

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