This Day In Music History
1968 – The Doors appeared at The Pussy Cat A Go Go, Las Vegas. After the show singer Jim Morrison taunts a security guard in the parking lot by pretending to smoke a joint, resulting in a fight. The police arrive who arrest Morrison and charge him with vagrancy, public drunkenness, and failure to possess sufficient identification.
1977 – Gwen Dickey former backing band for The Temptations, went to No.1 on the US singles chart as Rose Royce with ‘Car Wash’, a No.9 hit in the UK.
1983 – Australian group Men At Work went to No.1 on the British and American singles and album charts simultaneously with ‘Down Under’ and ‘Business As Usual’. The last artist to achieve this was Rod Stewart in 1971.
1994 – The Supremes‘ Mary Wilson was injured when her jeep crashed on a freeway and turned over just outside of Los Angeles, California. Wilson’s 14-year old son was killed in the accident.