1980 – Former Beatles and Stones manager Allen Klein begins a two-month jail sentence for cheating on his tax return.
1980 – Paul McCartney was jailed for nine days in Tokyo for marijuana possession after being found with 219g on his arrival at Narita Airport in Japan.
1979 – Chuck Berry is sentenced to four months in jail for income tax evasion.
1979 – Chuck Berry performs at the White House at President Carter’s request. Little more than one month later he is sentenced to four months in jail for income tax evasion.
1978 – The members of Aerosmith bailed thirty fans out of jail after they had been arrested for smoking pot during an Aerosmith concert at the Fort Wayne Coliseum.
1976 – Bette Midler bails seven members of her entourage out of jail after they are arrested on cocaine and marijuana possession charges.
1973 – Drummer Gene Krupa dies of leukemia at the age of 64. Gene Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973) was an influential American jazz and big band drummer, known for his highly energetic and flamboyant style. Biography Eugene Bertram Krupa was born to Polish parents in Chicago, Illinois. He began playing professionally […]
1970 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer give their debut performance in Plymouth, England. Progressive rock can be a very disreputable subject. No other musical style has been so vilified by the critics and became a synonym for ‘pompous’ and ‘bombastic.’ Almost every music critic in the early ’70’s had something unflattering to write about it. […]
1967 – Having spent a night at Wormwood Scrubs Prison, Rolling Stone Brian Jones is ordered to spend nine months in jail after pleading guilty to marijuana possession. He appeals the judge’s decision and is released on bail.
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. […]
1967 – The Grateful Dead and Big Brother & the Holding Company perform at the New Year’s Wail/Whale in San Francisco. Hell’s Angels hosts the bash to thank Haight-Ashbury hippies for bailing Angel Chocolate George from jail.