May 10 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
May 10

1969 : The Turtles and The Temptations perform at the White House for President Richard Nixon's daughter, Tricia (Mark Volman of the Turtles falls off the stage five times).

1974 : The Who sell out Madison Square Garden in a then-record 8 hours.

1974 : Led Zeppelin launches their record label, Swan Song, with lavish parties in London and Los Angeles. Bad Company and Dave Edmunds would both record for the label, which shut down in 1983.

1975 : Apple Records officially dissolves.

1975 : Stevie Wonder headlines the fourth annual "Human Kindness Day" festival in Washington DC. Belying the name of the festival, many in the estimated crowd of 125,000 turn violent, and hundreds of robberies and assaults are reported.

1985 : The Go-Go’s announce their breakup, which lasts until a reunion in 1990. Girl Power is strong as they work together sporadically into the '10s.

1991 : Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys gets a signature look when he loses his right eye after being shot by his girlfriend.

2006 : T.I. is arrested and jailed in Georgia for failing to fulfill the conditions of his probation. In 2003, the rapper was involved in an altercation with security officers at a Florida mall. He was taken into custody for striking an officer. After pleading guilty to battery, T.I. was sentenced to complete community service. Three years later, the rapper was taken back into custody for not completing the required number of hours set by his parole agreement.

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