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 […]
2006 – Tabloid favorite Pete Doherty of The Libertines and Babyshambles checks himself into rehab in Portgual. The heroin addict had recently shocked a MTV News crew by squirting a syringe of blood at the camera.
2006 – U.K. heroin casualty Pete Doherty – singer with Babyshambles and The Libertines – is detained on a flight bound for Barcelona after a bloody syringe is found in the plane’s bathroom.
2005 – Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the Doors, dies in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He is 50. Daniel Stephen Sugerman (aka Danny; October 11, 1954 – January 5, 2005) was the second manager of the Los Angeles based rock band The Doors, and wrote several books about Jim Morrison and […]
2004 – Sir Paul McCartney tells Uncut magazine that he tried heroin without realising. “I was just handed something, smoked it, then found out what it was,” he says. “It didn’t do anything for me.”
2004 – An L.A. police officer testifies that Courtney Love appeared intoxicated and told him she had taken “hillbilly heroin,” or Oxycontin, the night she was arrested for drugs possession. The ex-Hole singer denies the charges.
2003 – Pete Doherty of UK rockers the Libertines confesses he is addicted to crack cocaine and heroin after he is caught breaking into the London apartment of bandmate Carl Barat.
2003 – Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland pleads innocent to drugs possession charges in Los Angeles. Court officials say Weiland will enter a rehab facility to combat cocaine and heroin addiction.
2003 – Stone Temple Pilot singer Scott Weiland is arrested after police stop him for driving without lights shortly before midnight in L.A. Cocaine and heroin is found in his car.
1999 – Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, on probation for a 1997 heroin case, is arrested and faces a hearing for failing to provide a urine sample to his live-in drug treatment center.
1998 – A federal judge in St. Louis rules that the Fort Zumwalt High School marching band will not be allowed to play Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” in its ’60s medley. The song had been banned by the high school superintendent on the grounds it promoted drug use. Come to think of it, a brass-heavy […]
1998 – Scott Weiland, the lead singer of the Stone Temple Pilots, pleads guilty to felony heroin possession and is sentenced to three months in a drug treatment facility.