May 21 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
May 21

1968 : Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones) is arrested for a second time for marijuana possession.

1979 : Elton John becomes the first western act to tour the U.S.S.R. when he plays the first of eight concerts at a show in Leningrad.

1980 : Joe Strummer of The Clash is arrested at a Hamburg, West Germany, show after smashing his guitar over the head of an unruly audience member.

1981 : Reggae star Bob Marley is buried with state honors in St. Ann’s, Jamaica.

2000 : Fontella Bass is inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame.

2001 : U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy.

2003 : Ike Turner is refused entry into Japan because of a past drug conviction.

2008 : Lou Pearlman, manager of Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync, is sentenced to 25 years in prison on four federal charges: two counts of conspiracy, money laundering and using false statements in a bankruptcy proceeding.

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