On this day in 1970, City officials in Oklahoma City fined Jefferson Airplane $1,000 for using profanity during an October 1969 concert in the city. The ordinance was inspired by none other than Jim Morrison from the Doors, who used profanity and allegedly took off his pants.

Five months after her death, Janis Joplin started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with her second and final solo studio album Pearl. It went #1 on this day in 1971 and is ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine at 122 of the 500 Greatest Albums of all time.

Michael Jackson wins his first Grammy Award on this day in 1980 for “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough.”

Bob Welch was the musical guest on “American Bandstand,” on this day in 1982, singing “Sentimental Lady” and “Ebony Eyes.”

On this day in 1991, James Brown is released on parole from a South Carolina prison after serving two years of a six-year sentence for drugs and assault, not to mention leading police on a multi-state car chase. James was arrested 8 times total during his lifetime.

And a big happy birthday to the youngest Van Zant brother Johnny, who is turning 58 today.


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