2003, Soul singer James Brown
was pardoned for his past crimes in the US state of South Carolina. Brown had served a two-and-a-half-year prison term after an arrest on drug and assault charges in 1988 was granted a pardon by the State Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services. Brown, who appeared before the board, sang 'God Bless America' after the decision.
1980, five Jimi Hendrix
Gold discs were stolen from The Electric Ladyland studios in California.
1980, Joe Strummer
of The Clash
was arrested at a much-troubled gig in Hamburg, Germany, after smashing his guitar over the head of a member of the audience; he was released after an alcohol test proved negative.
1963, Born on this day, Kevin Shields, My Bloody Valentine
, (1991 UK No.29 single 'To Here Knows When').
1963, Born on this day, Tim Lever, Dead or Alive
, (1985 UK No.1 single 'You Spin Me Round (Like A Record').
1958, Born on this day, Mike Barson, keyboards, Madness
, (1982 UK No.1 single 'House Of Fun' & over 20 other Top 40 UK hit singles).