Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1810: Composer Samuel Sebastian Wesley was born.
1956: A Washington, DC, DJ, Bob Rickman, created the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Elvis Presley.
1970: Stephen Stills was arrested on cocaine possession charges at a motel in La Jolla, CA. He was released on $2,500 bail.
1976: The Steve Miller Band’s “Rock ‘N Me” was released.
1985: Michael Jackson outbid Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono for the ATV music-publishing catalog. Jackson paid $47.5 million for the rights to more than 250 songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
1989: Bon Jovi’s “New Jersey” album became the first U.S. album to be released legally in the Soviet Union. The Russian label Melodiya paid the group with a truckload of firewood since rubles can’t leave Russia.
1992: Tony Williams (The Platters) died from diabetes and emphysema at the age of 64.
1998: Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev was a visitor at the 10th Popkomm music fair.
1999: In Los Angeles, CA, Leif Garrett plead guilty to drug possession to get into a rehabilitation program. He had been arrested on June 29, 1999.
2000: Police in Los Angeles, CA, fired pepper spray and rubber bullets to clear a crowd of 9,000 people when a free concert by Rage Against the Machine turned violent.
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