September 20 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
September 20

1969 : On this day in 1969, John Lennon left the Beatles, but agreed to not make an official announcement. The recording of I Want You (She's So Heavy) marks the last time all four Beatles were together in the same studio.

1970 : Jim Morrison is found guilty of indecent exposure onstage by a Miami judge.

1971 : Peter Frampton leaves Humble Pie to begin a solo career.

1972 : Paul McCartney is arrested for growing marijuana on his farm in Scotland. The judge in his case had never seen a cannabis plant, so he took a good look at it and fined McCartney 100 pounds.

1991 : Nirvana kicks off a six-week U.S. tour.

1995 : Ex-10,000 Maniacs frontwoman Natalie Merchant kicks off her first solo tour in New Orleans with her first solo album "Tigerlily" at No. 15 on The Billboard 200.

1997 : Music Festival of India, a touring gala celebrating the 50th anniversary of India's independence gets under way at Cleveland's Masonic Temple.

2000 : Traditional country music singer and yodeler Don Walser receives the National Endowment for the Arts' National Heritage Award during ceremonies at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington DC.

2001 : Jennifer Lopez performs her first ever full show at the 10,000-seat Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2003 : Howard Jones plays a sold out concert at the Shepherds Bush Empire, London. The concert marks twenty years since the release of his first single, "New Song".

2003 : Fire destroys a lodge on Chuck Berry's Wentzville, Missouri estate (arson is the cause, but no one is ever arrested for the crime.)

2004 : Billy Joel gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2006 : Beyonce Knowles takes home three awards at the MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards in London, but is booed by the audience when she fails to turn up and pick up her trophies. Knowles wins best song and video for "Deja Vu" and best international female act at the event, held at London's Royal Albert Hall.

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