This Day in Music History
1968 : Janis Joplin manager Albert Grossman announces that his client is leaving her band Big Brother And The Holding Company, feeling that they weren't "growing together".
1972 : David Bowie has generated so much publicity with his Ziggy Stardust concerts that he sells out a show in Carnegie Hall.
1976 : George Harrison, currently ill with hepatitis, is sued by his American label, A&M, for failing to deliver his latest album, 33 1/3, on time.
1987 : The British newspaper The Sun reports that Elton John has had the larynxes removed from his guard dogs so they can't bark, which was untrue. Elton fought back, suing the paper and reaching a settlement for about a million pounds and a front page apology.
1995 : Singer Bobby Brown escapes injury in a gun battle that kills his sister's fiance and riddles Brown's car with bullets in Boston's Roxbury section.
2000 : Barbra Streisand sings her farewell concert at New York's Madison Square Garden.
2001 : Celine Dion and Peter Gabriel perform at an American Red Cross benefit concert at Montreal's Molson Centre for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S.
2006 : The Grascals claim the entertainer of the year trophy at the 17th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.
2007 : 9th Annual "Standin' on the corner festival" in Winslow, Arizona.
2012 : A judge orders an audit of R&B singer Chris Brown's community-service records. The community service is part of a sentence handed down on his domestic violence charge in his 2009 incident with then-girlfriend Rihanna. While Brown claims to be done with his service, the court thinks some fishy finagling of the numbers happened, showing discrepancies in Brown's claim of having served at Tappahannock Children's Center, cleaning stables at the Richmond Police Department, and inventorying smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. Kind of a menial place for a celebrity, no?
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com