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1959 Four members of The Platters are arrested at the Sheraton Gibston Hotel in Cincinnati. Detectives found the men with four nineteen year old women and were charged with aiding and abetting prostitution, lewdness and assignation. All were acquitted in December, but the episode seriously damaged The Platters’ career.

1970 Jim Morrison’s trial for allegedly exposing himself onstage in Miami begins. He would be found guilty and Judge Goodman would sentence Jim to six months of hard labor and a $500 fine for public exposure and sixty days of hard labor for profanity. His lawyer filed an immediate appeal and Jim was freed on the $50,000 bond. Morrison would die in Paris, France on July 3, 1971 before his legal problems could be resolved. In December, 2010, the Florida Clemency Board would grant a full pardon.

1976 Elton John played the first of seven sold out shows at Madison Square Garden in New York.

1991 The 5th Dimension received a star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

2002 Lisa Marie Presley married actor Nicolas Cage. Cage would file for divorce after just 108 days of marriage. The divorce proceeding lasted longer than the marriage.

2004 63 year old Rolling Stones drummer, Charlie Watts confirmed that he was being treated for throat cancer.

2008 Isaac Hayes was found dead at his home in Memphis after an apparent stroke. He was 65.

2012 Neil Diamond received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2013 Eydie Gorme, often remembered for her 1963, #7 Billboard hit, “Blame It On The Bossa Nova”, died at the age of 84.

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