Paul McCartney got out of a Tokyo jail after being busted for possession of pot and spending nine days in the slammer in 1980. What did he have to cough up in fines?
Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!
- 1978: There was a benefit concert for boxer Hurricane Carter at the Houston Astrodome – it was hosted by Bob Dylan and featured guests Steven Stills, Carlos Santana, Ringo Starr and Stevie Wonder.
- 1979: The Cars were named “Best New Band” by Rolling Stone.
- 1980: Paul McCartney won his freedom after nine days in a Tokyo jail after being busted for possession of a half-pound of pot when he arrived with Wings for a tour of Japan.
- 1984: Yoko Ono donated $375,000 to Strawberry Fields, an elderly people’s home in Liverpool.
- 1991: MTV recorded Paul McCartney’s unplugged performance in front of a small studio audience and soon after a CD of the event was released.
- 1999: The Rolling Stones opened their “No Security” tour in Oakland, CA.
- Surprisingly, it was the band’s first live arena tour in over twenty years. That now seems like an eternity ago!
- From the WZLX Ticket Stash…J. Geils played the TD Garden in 1975, and The Cars were at the Paradise in 1978.