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September 20

1964 3,682 fans paid $100 per ticket to see The Beatles play the Paramount Theatre in New York City to wrap up their North American tour.

1970 Jim Morrison is acquitted on charges of lewd and lascivious behavior, but is found guilty of exposing himself during a concert at The Dinner Key Auditorium in Coconut Grove a year and a half earlier. He was sentenced to six months of hard labor and a $500 fine for public exposure and sixty days of hard labor for profanity. The sentence was appealed, but Morrison was never brought to trial, as he would die in Paris, France on July 3, 1971.

1973 30 year old Jim Croce was killed in a plane crash after playing a concert at North-western State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana. His plane hit a tree just after take-off in bad weather. He and Maury Muehleisen, his lead guitarist, both died in the crash, along with the members of the plane’s crew.

1976 The Captain and Tennille musical variety show premiered on ABC TV.

1994 The Temptations receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2010 Leonard Skinner, the Florida school teacher who inspired a group of high school students to use his mis-spelled name during their rise to fame as the Rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, passed away at a nursing home at the age of 77.

2012 The family of the late Dan Hamilton, of Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds, won a significant jury verdict against publisher Music Force, who allegedly failed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in royalty payments for the 1975, number one hit, “Fallin’ In Love”.

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