2004 – Incubus singer Brandon Boyd is arrested at Laguardia Airport after screeners find a knife in his carry-on bag. “”I totally forgot it was at the bottom of my bag, and when the security person pulled it out, I thought, ‘Oh, no,’” says Boyd.
2004 – David Crosby is arrested for leaving a bag of Marijuana, a knife and a loaded .45 gun in a hotel room in New York. The bail is set to $3500 for his release.
2002 – A stewardess testifies at Peter Buck’s air rage trial that she was “scared to death” that the R.E.M. guitarist would stab someone after hiding a knife up his sleeve during his in-air rampage on board a British Airways flight. Buck is later acquitted.
2000 – A 17-year-old concertgoer is knifed before an Oasis show in Glasgow, Scotland. Police say he and his girlfriend were assaulted by a mob of Oasis fans who went on the rampage at a nearby school for the deaf.
2000 – Allman Brother Dickey Betts is arrested after threatening his wife with a knife, destroying his living room in Florida, and disappearing. When discovered by police after a helicopter search, he is sent to a psychiatric unit.
2000 – George Harrison leaves hospital following a knife attack at his English mansion by a crazed fan. Doctors tell him that he will be able to play the guitar again, despite suffering a hand wound.
1994 – Glenn Frey goes under the knife today, enduring surgery on his colon. Ow.
1983 – Joey Ramone goes under the knife today. He has brain surgery after being beaten up in a fight.
1959 – Meredith Wilson hosts the Grammy Awards ceremonies. Bobby Darin’s “Mack the Knife” wins record of the year and Frank Sinatra’s “Come Dance with Me” wins album of the year.
1959 – No. 1 on the pop singles chart today is Bobby Darin’s version of the Brecht/Weill song “Mack the Knife.”
1959 – Bobby Darin is riding high with “Mack the Knife.” But not in New York, where WCBS bans the song following the fatal stabbing of two teenagers by 17-year-old Salvador Agron. The crime later inspired Paul Simon’s ill-fated musical The Capeman.