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January 11th, 2000 – Whitney Houston is now under investigation after allegedly trying to smuggle 15.2 grams of Marijuana out of Hawaii. A security officer found the drug in the singer’s handbag, Houston then walked away when he tried to detain her...
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January 4th, 1970 - Neil Boland, Chauffeur of The Who, was accidentally killed when drummer Keith Moon ran him over. Moon was trying to escape from an angry mob of skinheads after a fight broke out at a pub in Hatfield, England. Moo...
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December 14th, 1998 - Billy Preston pleads guilty to insurance fraud in a LA court and agrees to testify against six others who allegedly participated in similar acts. Allegedly, Preston was part of a group who staged car crashes, thefts, and fires for a total of 18 fraudulent insurance claims...
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November 30th, 1971 - Sly And The Family Stone are at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘Family Affair’. It would be their last No.1 hit and Rolling Stone magazine would later rank the song at 138 on their list of the 500 greatest songs of all time...
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October 26th, 1970 - A wake is held in San Anselmo, California to celebrate the life of Janis Joplin who had died of an accidental overdose and had left $2,500 in her will to throw a party in the event of her demise. The party was attended by close friends and family where pot-brownies were shared a…
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October 12th, 1994 - Pink Floyd plays the first of a 15-night run at Earls Court, London, England. Less than a minute after the band started playing ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’, scaffolding holding 1200 fans, collapsed, dropping hundreds of people 20 feet to the ground...
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October 5th, 1967 – The Doors play the final show of a five night run at Steve Paul’s “The Scene” in New York City. Steve Paul, owner of The Scene, and notable as the one-time manager of Johnny Winter, refused to pay protection money to the Mafia...
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September 28th, 2002 - Tina Turner’s hometown Nutbush near Memphis, and made famous in her song ‘Nutbush City Limits,’ named a stretch of highway after the star. The stretch of State Highway 19 was named ‘Tina Turner Highway.’ Turner lived …

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