This Day in Music History
1960 : The Beatles' George Harrison, then just seventeen, is deported from Hamburg, Germany, where the group had been performing at the Kaiserkeller club, back to his native England. Historians typically blame the club's owner, Bruno Koschmider, who may have tipped the authorities to George's age; The Beatles had broken his exclusive contract by playing in other venues, then returned to their rooms in one of his other venues and set it on fire in protest of being canned.
1975 : Elton John is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in conjunction with an "Elton John Week" being declared in Los Angeles.
1974 : Marty Balin, who has vowed to never return to the band, reunites with Jefferson Airplane, now known as Jefferson Starship, at a show at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. He would join the band for their next album, "Red Octopus".
1980 : The Eagles' Don Henley is arrested in Los Angeles and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor when paramedics are called to his home to save a sixteen-year-old girl overdosing on cocaine and Quaaludes. He is fined $2,000 and given two years' probation.
1995 : Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day is arrested for mooning the audience during a show in Milwaukee. He pays a $141.50 fine for indecent exposure.
1997 : Coolio and seven members of his band 40 Thevz are arrested and charged with theft and assault in a boutique in the town of Boblingen, Germany. The eight are charged with assaulting a female clerk in a clothing store and stealing clothing worth $2,000.
2001 : Jonathan King is sentenced to seven years in prison for a series of sexual assaults on teenage boys between 1982 and 1987.
2006 : Black Eyed Peas take home three awards at the 2006 American Music Awards, held at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and broadcast live on ABC. The Peas, which accept the awards via satellite from Costa Rica, are named favorite group in the soul/R&B and rap/hip-hop categories, and pick up honors for favorite album "Monkey Business" in the rap/hip-hop genre.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com