2005 – A Neverland Ranch security guard testifies that he saw Michael Jackson perform oral sex on a young boy in the 1990s. The witness appeared at the King of Pop’s child molestation trial in Santa Maria, Calif.
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.
2002 – British pop singer Elton John testifies before Congress, saying America has an obligation to use its vast resources to stop the spread of AIDS around the world.
2000 – The Offspring’s Dexter Holland testifies in court that the Dead Kennedys’ credibility would suffer if their music is used in a TV commercial. Jello Biafra and the other Dead Kennedys are involved in a legal tussle over the rights to the San Francisco punk group’s music.
2000 – Puff Daddy testifies before a grand jury about the December nightclub shooting that led to his arrest on possession charges. Jennifer Lopez attends the hearing.
1996 – Madonna testifies in an L.A. Court against Robert Dewey Hoskins, accused of stalking and threatening to kill her.
1974 – John Lennon testifies that President Richard Nixon tried to have him deported after he joined anti-war demonstrations outside the 1972 Republican National Convention.
1971 – The trial over Paul McCartney’s move to dissolve the Beatles partnership begins today in London’s High Court. Ringo testifies, “Paul behaved like a spoilt child.”
1935 – Little Richard (Richard Wayne Penniman) is born in Macon, Ga., the son of a minister. He has 14 top 10 hits on Chart Toppers’s R&B singles chart. His biggest pop hit is “Long Tall Sally,” a No. 6 song in 1956. Rev. Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), better known by the […]