This Day in Music History
1944 : The musical "Meet Me in St. Louis", featuring Judy Garland, premieres in New York.
1966 : The New Vaudeville Band's "Winchester Cathedral" is certified gold.
1966 : The Monkees' "I'm A Believer" is certified gold.
1966 : The Righteous Brothers' album "Soul and Inspiration" is certified gold.
1968 : John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear at the Marylebone Magistrates' Court, London, to answer charges of cannabis resin posession. Lennon pleads guilty and is fined 150 pounds and 20 guineas.
1974 : John Lennon joins Elton John on stage at Madison Square Garden, reciprocating for Elton's appearance on "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night". They sing that one as well as The Beatles' "I Saw Her Standing There". It would be Lennon's last concert appearance.
1977 : "Elvis: the Musical", starring Shakin' Stevens, opens in London.
1979 : Ringo Starr's home in Los Angeles burns down, destroyed by fire.
2001 : Aretha Franklin sues the tabloid Star magazine for $50 million over a December, 2000 article titled "Aretha Franklin Drinking Herself into Grave".
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com