Paul McCartney won his freedom after nine nights in a Tokyo jail earned when he was busted bringing pot into Japan. How much pot did he have on him?
Answer: Almost 8 ounces
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.