1942 – Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England. The Beatles have 20 No. 1 songs, more than any other recording act, and McCartney by himself or in duets has another nine. His biggest post-Beatles hits are “Ebony and Ivory,” a duet with Stevie Wonder that stays at No. 1 for seven weeks, and “Say […]
1981 – Motorhead bassist Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor is fined 40 pounds after being found guilty of cannabis possession. The judge throws another 15 pound fine on top of that because Philthy didn’t show up for his initial trial in April.
1972 – Police raid Paul and Linda McCartney’s farm, where they uncover a crop of cannabis. Thought police alert…
1968 – John Lennon pleads guilty to possession of cannabis following his arrest in October. He’s fined 150 pounds. Lennon and Yoko Ono are found not guilty of obstructing the police.
1967 – Two days after Mick Jagger is found guilty of drug possession and jailed, Keith Richards goes on trial for similar charges stemming from a February raid on his home. Judge Leslie Block finds him guilty of allowing his house to be used for smoking cannabis and sentences him to a year in jail. […]
1934 – Brian Epstein, the Beatles’ future manager, is born in Liverpool, England. Brian Samuel Epstein (IPA: /?bra??n ?epsta?n/) (19 September 1934 – 27 August 1967) was the manager of The Beatles. Through his family’s company, NEMS (North End Music Stores) he also managed several other musical artists such as Gerry & The Pacemakers, Billy […]