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Child rapist, cannibal and serial killer Hamilton Howard "Albert" Fish
, aka The Werewolf Of Wysteria and The Brooklyn Vampire, is executed in the electric chair at Sing Sing, Ossining, New York State, USA. His gruesome crimes will provide the subject matter for songs including The Werewolf of Westeria by John 5, Albert Fish/Liverwurst by Green Jelly and Instruments of Hell by Exhumed.
Two girls have their clothes ripped off during scenes of hooliganism at a Rolling Stones
show in The Kurhaus, Scheveningen, The Hague, Holland, Europe.
Blues harmonica master Jazz Gillum
is shot in the head during an argument, and is pronounced dead on arrival at Garfield Park Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The tv special James Paul McCartney
, featuring Paul McCartney
, is broadcast on ABC in the USA. The climax of the show comes with a performance of Live And Let Die, during which McCartney's piano is rigged with pyrotechnics, intended as an explosive end to the song. Unfortunately, too much explosive has been packed into the piano, causing McCartney and other band members to be blown over. Luckily, no-one is seriously injured.
When The Everly Brothers
appear at The John Wayne Theatre, Knott's Berry Farm
, Buena Park, California, USA, Don Everly is so drunk on tequila that he repeatedly forgets the lyrics he is supposed to sing. Furious, Phil Everly smashes his guitar and storms off stage. Don plays the final set of the day alone. The duo breaks up immediately after.
After a gig at the Agora Club, Columbus, Ohio, USA, Elvis Costello
and Attraction Bruce Thomas retire to the bar of the local Holiday Inn. Within hearing of Steven Stills and Bonnie Bramlett, Costello describes Ray Charles
as "a blind, ignorant nigger." He is immediately set upon by Bramlett and knocked to the ground.
play at The Town Hall Theatre, Ballina, Ireland, Europe, supported by Myster Men. According to a 2017 Hot Press magazine report, violence erupts at the show when locals attack the band and its road crew. A chair is allegedly broken over singer Bono's back and someone smashes Adam's glasses.
Lynval Golding of the Fun Boy Three is attacked at a disco in Coventry, England, UK, Europe, and requires 29 stitches in his face and neck.
Daniel Beard, a member of the 5th Dimension
from 1976 until 1981, dies in Manhattan, New York City, USA, when an arsonist sets fire to his apartment block.
A hardcore punk show at Mendiolas Ballroom, Los Angeles, California, USA, turns into a riot and 41 kids are arrested.
Having recently been knocked unconscious during a street fight in New York City, USA, guitarist Johnny Ramone of The Ramones
undergoes four hours of brain surgery.
The original queen of protest music, Joan Baez
, visits the women at the Greenham Common Peace Camp, demonstrating outside a US airbase in Berkshire, England, UK, Europe, and leads them
in a camp-fire sing-song.
When Black Flag
play at Club Lingerie, Hollywood, California, USA, frontman Henry Rollins
has to disarm a knife-wielding fan in the front row.
Savatage play at The Boathouse, Norfolk, Virginia, USA. After the show, having misunderstood singer Jon Olivia's comments and lyrics about the political situation in Iran, a security guard punches him in the face.
Oystein Aarseth, aka Euronymous, a member of Norwegian death metal
, is found dead in the stairwell of his building, with 23 knife
wounds in his corpse.
stumps up $4,000 after pleading 'No contest' to charges to assault and battery and disorderly conduct, relating to an incident at a Michigan, USA, concert during which he 'gyrated' against a security guard.
British music video and film director Guy Ritchie
is arrested for an alleged assault on a 20-year-old man outside the home he shares with Madonna
in Kensington, London, England, UK, Europe.
guitarist Steve Hackett
plays the second of two nights at The Stables, Milton Keynes, UK.
Omar Rodriguez, who drove his Lincoln Navigator into four security guards at a Prince concert is sentenced at Multnomah County Circuit Court, Oregon, USA, to six and a half years in prison.
Rapper The Game
is refused permission to showcase his new range of sneakers at Magic Marketplace in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, because the organisers believe he was involved in the shooting of rap mogul Suge Knight
Rapper Jim Jones of The Diplomats is charged with misdemeanour assault when he assists police in New York City, USA, with their inquiries into an alleged fight with members of singer Ne-Yo
's entourage at the Louis Vuitton store in Manhattan on Christmas Eve.
Lawyer Donald Etra announces that r'n'b singer Rihanna
is prepared to testify in court against her former boyfriend Chris Brown
, following an incident in which he allegedly assaulted her at the Grammy Awards
in Los Angeles, California, USA, a month earlier.
Baton-wielding police break up the 'Street Punk' charity concert at the Cultural Park, Banda Aceh, Aceh, Indonesia, Asia. Sixty-four punk rock fans are arrested
and subsequently taken to the Aceh State Police School for 're-education.'
Busta Rhymes is arrested and charged with assault
after allegedly throwing a protein drink at a worker during a dispute at the Steel Gym in New York City, USA. The rapper is released early the next morning.
It is reported that Chip Hawkes and Richard Westwood, both members of 1960s pop group The Tremeloes
, have been accused of indecently assaulting an under-aged girl in Chester, England, UK, in 1968. The pair have been summonsed to appear in court.
Rapper T.I. is arrested in Atlanta
, Georgia, USA, following an incident in which a security guard refused him entry to his gated Eagle's Landing community because he had lost his keys. In an intoxicated state, T.I. confronted the guard using "vulgar, profane and unbecoming language" which led to the rapped being held on three counts of disorderly conduct.