1961 : In yet another important development for British blues-rock, Chicago blues legend Howlin’ Wolf makes his first appearance in the UK for his first European tour, touring behind his latest single, “Little Baby.”
1974 : In the midst of his infamous “Lost Weekend,” John Lennon rehearses with Elton John for Elton’s upcoming Madison Square Garden performance, at which Lennon will make a surprise cameo.
1991 : Cyndi Lauper marries the actor David Thornton. Little Richard, who is an ordained minister, presides over the ceremony and performs at the reception.
1997 : On today’s episode of Judge Judy, Johnny Rotten of The Sex Pistols is the defendant in a wrongful termination lawsuit brought on by his former drummer. Judy Rules in Rotten’s favor, and thanks him for his patience.
2003 : Glen Campbell is arrested for drunk driving and hit-and-run charges in Phoenix, AZ, after crashing his BMW into another car at another intersection and continuing on. The 67-year-old Campbell, who is sentenced to ten days in jail, allegedly knees an officer’s groin during the arrest.