This Day in Music History: Ozzy urinates on the Alamo, Bon Iver releases For Emma, Forever Ago

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1952 – Seventeen-year-old Vincent Eugene Craddock enters the Navy. He would later achieve fame as Gene Vincent.

1971 –  Paul McCartney files a lawsuit against his bandmates in The Beatles, seeking to remove Allen Klein as their financial manager.

1972 – Sammy Davis Jr. appears on CBS’ All in the Family and kisses Archie Bunker.

1981 – George Harrison is ordered to pay ABKRO Music $587,000 for “subconscious plagiarism” of The Chiffons’ “He’s So Fine” in his song “My Sweet Lord.”

1982 – Ozzy Osbourne is arrested for urinating on the Alamo. He is intoxicated and wearing one of his wife’s dresses at the time of his arrest, as Sharon had hidden all of his clothes in a failed attempt to prevent him from going outside. He is banned from playing in San Antonio “ever again,” but the ban was lifted in 1992.

1985 – Mick Jagger releases his first solo album, She’s the Boss, in the US.

1991 – Public Enemy boycott the Grammy’s because the rap award categories would not be televised. Sinead O’Connor also boycotts the event.

2003 – In West Warwick, RI; 99 people are killed when fire destroys the nightclub The Station due to pyrotechnics used in the Great White concert happening that evening.

2008 – Bon Iver releases the debut album For Emma, Forever Ago.

 

Birthdays

1940 – Smokey Robinson

1940 – Bobby Rogers (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles)

1948 – Mark Andes (Spirit, Firefall, Canned Heat, Heart)

1948 – Tommy Iommi (Black Sabbath)

1957 – Dave Wakeling (The Beat)

1963 – Seal

 

Information for this post was gathered from This Day in Music, The Music History Calendar, On This Day, and Wikipedia.

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