1966, Police were called after over a 100 music fans barricaded themselves inside Liverpool’s Cavern Club to protest at the clubs closure. The club had run up debts of over £10,000.
1970, Led Zeppelin played a gig in Copenhagen as The Nobs after Eva Von Zeppelin a relative of the airship designer threatened to sue if the family name was used in Denmark.
1970, Simon and Garfunkel started a six week run at the top of the US singles chart with ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, also No.1 in the UK in March the same year.
1977, Ray Charles was attacked onstage by a man who tried to strangle him with a microphone cord. The man was a member of a group called Project Heavy, a community program for disadvantaged youths. They promised that the matter would be handled within the organization and no charges were laid.
1984, Michael Jackson won a record seven Grammy awards including: Album of the year for Thriller; Record of the year and Best rock vocal performance for ‘Beat It’; Best pop vocal performance, Best R&B performance and Best R&B song for ‘Billie Jean’, and Best Recording For Children for E.T The Extra Terrestrial.
2008, Arctic Monkeys won three prizes, including best British band at this year’s NME Awards held at the O2 in London. The band’s single ‘Fluorescent Adolescent’ won them best track and they won best video for ‘Teddy Picker’. Best album went to Klaxons for Myths of the Near Future while Kate Nash won best solo artist. Muse were presented with the best live band award and US group The Killers took best international act. The Manic Street Preachers, who performed at the ceremony, were awarded the NME’s Godlike Genius honour and Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty was voted hero of the year. Britney Spears’s Blackout was voted worst album and The Hoosiers were named worst band.