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2020 Public Enemy kicks Flavor Flav out of the group, claiming he often missed live gigs and recording sessions. "He always chose to party over work," the statement reads. On April 1, the band releases a new song with Flav and claims kicking him out was a hoax.

2019 After a six-year hiatus, the Jonas Brothers announce their reunion, dropping a new song called "Sucker."

2012 On Justin Bieber's 18th birthday, he appears on The Ellen Degeneres Show, where his manager presents him with a Fisker Karma luxury electric car worth about $100,000.

2004 Warner Music Group leaves parent company Time Warner for the first time, bought out as a separate entity by investors led by former Universal Music head Edgar Bronfman Jr.

2002 Shirley Jones of the Partridge Family files for divorce from her husband, actor Marty Ingalls (she later withdraws the petition).

1997 Skillet frontman John Cooper marries Korey Pingitore, who joins the Christian rock band two years later as a keyboardist and rhythm guitarist.

1995 The Flaming Lips guest star on the Beverly Hills, 90210 episode "Love Hurts." The psychedelic rock band is the surprise act at the Peach Pit After Dark, where they perform their hit "She Don't Use Jelly."

1995 Tony Bennett wins the Album Of The Year Grammy award for MTV Unplugged, taken from his acoustic performance on the network.

1995 Soundgarden win two Grammy Awards: Best Hard Rock Performance for "Black Hole Sun" and Best Metal Performance for "Spoonman."

1994 The Bodyguard soundtrack wins the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, with "I Will Always Love You" taking Record of the Year. Frank Sinatra receives a Living Legends Award and Aretha Franklin gets a Lifetime Achievement Award. Branford Marsalis and Bruce Hornsby take Best Pop Instrumental Performance for their song "Barcelona Mona," which was penned for the Barcelona Olympics.

1994 Ozzy Osbourne wins Best Metal Performance with Vocal for "I Don't Want to Change the World" from his album No More Tears.

1991 Director Oliver Stone's biopic The Doors, starring Val Kilmer, opens in Los Angeles.

1990 Rush are named '80s Artist Of The Decade at the Juno Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the Grammies.

1987 Kesha Sebert is born in Los Angeles. Using the stage name "Ke$ha" (she drops the $ in 2014), she becomes a pop superstar when her first album Animal tops the US chart in 2010.

1986 Mr. Mister's "Kyrie" hits #1 in America. The refrain "Kyrie eleison" is Greek for "Lord, have mercy."

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Jim Morrison Arrested In Miami

1969

Jim Morrison of The Doors is arrested on stage at a Miami show after allegedly exposing himself to the audience.


Police charge Morrison with lewd and lascivious behavior and public drunkenness. He is convicted and sentenced to jail, but dies while the case is under appeal. Whether or not Morrison really exposed himself is unclear; his bandmate Ray Manzarek claims that he just took his shirt off and waved it in front of his crotch to taunt the audience. In 2010, the governor of Florida decides that it's best to let this one go, and grants Morrison a posthumous pardon.

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Clive Kendall from Burton On Trent Uk If memory serves me correctly, I recall the judge himself was eventually 'discredited ' and stepped aside. Jim was eventually exonerated and granted a full pardon..
Anthony Tilli from Albany Western Australia Thanks for the correction. It’s important to get the facts with these events. I’m saying that I love the song fact calendar. Keep up the good work!
Scott from Cincinnati, OhJim Morrison was NOT arrested on stage during the Miami concert on 1 March 1969, he was not even officially charged for several days. Police where in the auditorium and on the stage, but no arrest was ever attempted or even considered. After public furor grew, a warrant was issued for Jim's arrest 3 or 4 days after the show, and he turned himself in a week or so later. He was arrested on stage once (supposedly the first to ever have that done), but that was during a show in New Haven, CT in December 1967.

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