The Rock History Report for August 14th

1970 – Stephen Stills was arrested at a motel in La Jolla, California for cocaine possession, but was later released on $2,500 bail.

1971 – Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May” was released.

1976 – The Steve Miller Band released “Rock ‘N Me.”

1985 – Michael Jackson paid $47.5 million for the Beatles publishing catalog. The late King of Pop outbid Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono, and secured the rights to more than
250 songs written by John Lennon and McCartney.

1989 – Bon Jovi’s album New Jersey became the first American album legally released in the Soviet Union. And because rubles can’t leave the country, the Russian label Melodiya paid the group with a truckload of firewood.

1995 – After some consideration, The Grateful Dead decided to cancel their fall tour in the wake of Jerry Garcia’s death.

2000 – Police in Los Angeles, CA, fired pepper spray and rubber bullets to clear a crowd of 9,000 people when a free concert by Rage Against the Machine turned violent.

2001 – The Red Hot Chili Peppers canceled a concert scheduled to take place in Israel on August 28th, after the U.S. State Department issued a security advisory recommending that U.S. citizens not travel to the country.

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