This Day in Music History
1974 : Gary Wright leaves Spooky Tooth to launch a solo career.
1976 : Jerry Lee Lewis is arrested outside of Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion after waving a pistol and demanding to see "The King".
1979 : Marianne Faithfull is arrested at the Oslo, Norway, airport for possession of marijuana.
1993 : Emerson, Lake And Palmer receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1994 : DNA testing clears Michael Jackson in a California paternity suit.
1995 : Michael Jackson is crowned best male artist and Björk best female artist at the 1995 MTV Europe Music Awards in Paris.
1998 : A businessman convicted of second-degree murder in the drowning of the ex-wife of Jackson 5 member Tito Jackson is sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. Donald Bohana, 61, listens as Jackson family members urge a lengthy prison sentence for the boyfriend convicted of killing Delores "DeeDee" Jackson.
2000 : Twelve-year-old Billy Gilman sings "One Voice" during festivities at the Dallas Cowboys-Minnesota Vikings football game. Gilman is joined by Jessica Simpson for the half-time show.
2000 : Jonathan King is arrested for sexual abuse of minors in the eighties (one year later he receives a seven-year jail sentence).
2009 : Little Richard has hip replacement surgery, which does not go well. The rocker will never walk again and remains in constant pain.
2011 : George Michael is hospitalized mid-tour due to a serious bout with pneumonia. All remaining tour dates are postponed as the singer is placed in intensive care.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com