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1967 Brian Jones pleads guilty in London on drug possession charges from his March arrest. He is sentenced to nine months behind bars and is then released on bail pending an appeal.

1970 Jim Morrison is sentenced to six months in jail and fined $500 for exposing himself during a concert in Miami. The case would still be on appeal when he died on July 3rd, 1971.

1971 John Lennon had the number one album in both Great Britain and The United States with “Imagine”. It would be John’s only solo LP to sell a million copies and his most popular album until “Double Fantasy”, which went to number one shortly after his assassination on December 8, 1980.

1972 Elton John gives a command performance for Queen Elizabeth II, making him the first Rock ‘n’ Roller to be asked to appear in a royal variety performance since the Beatles did it in November 1963.

1974 Sylvester Stewart, better known as Sly, from Sly And The Family Stone, is sued for divorce by his wife, Kathy Silva Stewart less than six months after being married.

1978 KISS was featured in an animated cartoon called “Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park” on NBC-TV.

1979 After eight years of marriage, Mick and Bianca Jagger are granted a divorce.

1995 David Bowie, Tom Donahue, Gladys Knight And The Pips, The Velvet Underground, Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd, Pete Seeger, and The Shirelles are inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

2007 Robert Goulet died while awaiting a lung transplant for rare form of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 73.

2015 Billy Joel kicked off Game 3 of the World Series between the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals with a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem. During the 8th inning, he sang along with the crowd when “Piano Man” was played over the P.A. system. 

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