9 December

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In Music History

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2021 Kanye West and Drake end their long-running feud when they perform together at the Free Larry Hoover concert.

2019 Marie Fredriksson of Roxette dies of a brain tumor at 61.

2014 Sting joins the Broadway cast of his musical The Last Ship, which is based on the shipbuilding community where he grew up.

2014 Winfred "Blue" Lovett, an original member of The Manhattans, dies of cancer at age 74.

2011 Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O marries her longtime boyfriend, director Barnaby Clay.

2005 Mike Botts (drummer for Bread) dies of colon cancer the day after his 61st birthday in Burbank, California.

2003 After the runaway success of the bluegrass soundtrack for O Brother Where Art Thou?, producer T Bone Burnett helms another Appalachian-inspired album for the Civil War movie Cold Mountain. Alison Krauss sings the Sting-written "You Will Be My Ain True Love" and "The Scarlet Tide," both of which are nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

2003 The Offspring release their seventh studio album, Splinter.

2003 Ozzy Osbourne crashes his quad bike, breaking several bones, including his collarbone, and fracturing vertebrae. The injuries are considerable, but not life-threatening.

2002 Australian band The Vines are booted from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno when lead singer Craig Nichols trashes equipment during sound check.

1991 A long legal battle over Bob Marley's estate ends when the nearly $12 million estate is awarded to his widow, Rita, and her children. In honor of the verdict, son Ziggy names his daughter, who was born that day, Justice Marley.

1989 Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start The Fire" hits #1 in America.

1987 Will Shatter (vocalist, bassist for Flipper) dies of a drug overdose.

1981 Sonny Til (lead tenor for The Orioles) dies of heart failure and diabetes in Washington, D.C., at age 53.

1978 The Blues Brothers release their first single, a cover of "Soul Man." The original is by Sam & Dave, whom the Blues Brothers (John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd) emulated to create their act.

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Jim Morrison Becomes First Rocker Arrested Mid-Performance


Jim Morrison of The Doors is arrested at his own concert in New Haven, Connecticut, after a police officer finds him backstage with a young girl and maces him. It's the first time a famous musician is arrested in the middle of a performance.

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