May 16 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
May 16

1963 : At this year's Grammy Awards ceremonies in Los Angeles, Tony Bennett's "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" wins Record Of The Year and Best Male Vocal, while Ray Charles' "I Can't Stop Loving You" is awarded Best R&B Recording. For some reason, Best Rock and Roll Record goes to the Bent Fabric instrumental "Alley Cat".

1965 : The Rolling Stones' limo is attacked by female fans on the way back to their hotel after a show in Long Beach, California, standing on the roof in such numbers that it caves in. While the band holds the roof up with their hands, the chauffeur speeds away, leaving fans to fall on the road.

1969 : Jack Casady, bassist for the Jefferson Airplane, is arrested in New Orleans for possession of marijuana and given a suspended sentence of two-and-a-half years.

1969 : During The Who's set at the Fillmore East in New York, a plainclothes policeman rushes the stage to tell the audience that a fire has broken out, but guitarist Pete Townshend, figuring him for a rabid fan, kicks him off. Literally. The guitarist is arrested onstage, and later charged $30.

1970 : Randy Bachman leaves The Guess Who to produce an album for Winnipeg band Brave Belt, which he eventually joins. At the suggestion of Neil Young, Bachman recruits fellow Winnipeg bassist and vocalist C.F. Turner, and the band Bachman-Turner Overdrive is born.

1970 : Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane is arrested on charges of drug possession in his Bloomington, Minnesotta hotel room after police find him smoking pot. His eventual punishment in a $100 fine.

1976 : Mayor James H. McGee declares today "Ohio Players Day" in the band's hometown of Dayton, Ohio.

1980 : Brian May of Queen collapses onstage during a concert in and is rushed to the hospital, where he is diagnosed (for the second time) with hepatitis.

1980 : Elvis Presley's doctor, George Nichopoulous, is brought before the Memphis medical board and officially charged with 14 counts of abusing his right to prescribe medication. Though he will be acquitted in November, his case will be reopened twelve years later, when his license will be revoked.

1986 : Johnny Paycheck is convicted of shooting a man in a misunderstanding occurring at a bar in Hillsboro, Ohio. The fan was only grazed by the bullet, and Paycheck is pardoned after 22 months in prison.

1991 : Ray Charles is inducted into the Atlanta Celebrity Walk.

1998 : Keith Richards injures his ribs and chest when he falls from a chair at his Connecticut home, and The Rolling Stones are forced to reschedule the first four dates of their upcoming tour while he recovers.

2000 : The artist formerly known as Prince announces that he will start using his name again.

2003 : Hoboken, New Jersey, names its post office after its favorite son, Frank Sinatra.

2007 : Parma, Italy names streets after Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald.

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