This Day in Music History
1965 : The Beatles' "Help!" is certified gold.
1970 : An unknown art-rock band named Genesis runs an ad in Britain's Melody Maker magazine looking for a drummer, an audition 19-year-old Phil Collins will pass by mentioning that he played percussion on George Harrison's "All Things Must Pass".
1971 : The Rolling Stones sue their former manager, Andrew Loog Oldham, for back royalties.
1971 : Grateful Dead have their former manager, Lenny Hart, arrested for embezzling $70,000 from the group's coffers.
1978 : Teddy Pendergrass plays a midnight "For Women Only" concert at Avery Fisher Hall in New York to promote his album, Life Is A Song Worth Singing. It's ladies only in the crowd, and they are treated to white chocolate and lollipops. It proves very popular and more women only shows are held to capitalize on Pendergrass' appeal to the opposite sex.
1993 : Stone Temple Pilots win Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards for "Plush".
1993 : Pearl Jam's "Jeremy" video wins four awards, including Video of the Year, at the MTV Video Music Awards. Pearl Jam responds by not making any more videos until 1998.
1995 : The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland, with opening ceremony performances by Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Little Richard, Al Green, The Allman Brothers Band, Booker T. & the MG's, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, The Pretenders, John Fogerty, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, George Clinton, The Kinks, John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, The Animals' Eric Burdon, and Boz Scaggs.
2007 : This is not "Ike Turner Day" in St. Louis, as the mayor there refuses him the honor. Turner was playing the Big Muddy Blues Festival in the city, which asked the mayor to honor him.
2008 : At the GQ "Men of the Year" Awards, Lily Allen manages to drink herself into oblivion, insults her co-host Sir Elton John and ends the night by leaking news of her brother's recent engagement in London.
2011 : T.I. is arrested just days after serving an 11-month sentence at the U.S. Penitentiary in Arkansas. Under his probation agreement, the rapper was allowed to provide his own transportation from Arkansas to a halfway house in Atlanta. However, prison officials objected to his vehicle of choice - a luxury SUV motorcoach - and took him back into custody for violating his parole.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com