This Day in Music History — October 8

1980 : During his performance at Pittsburgh’s Stanley Theater, Bob Marley collapses on stage and is rushed to New York’s Sloan-Kettering Hospital for treatment, then flown to Ethiopia for rest. It was to be his last stage performance before losing his battle with cancer in 1981.

1985 : Little Richard crashes a rented Nissan 300SX into a telephone pole in West Hollywood. The accident nearly kills him, and his right leg is so badly broken it requires two operations to repair. He credits God with saving his life and continues to preach.

US Stamps - 1993 Rock & Roll Sheet of 35 Stamps, Elvis, Otis, #2730a1992 : The US Postal Service issues a booklet of commemorative rock and roll stamps featuring Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Otis Redding, Bill Haley, Ritchie Valens, Clyde McPhatter, and Dinah Washington.

2012 : Green Day is forced to cancel their appearance at the New Orleans’ Voodoo Music Festival, citing Billie Joe Armstrong’s problems with substance abuse and rehab. Armstrong had previously had an onstage outburst mid-show in Las Vegas in September of 2012, which began the band’s decision to get treatment for Billie.

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This Day in Music History — September 1

1967 : A young guitarist named Boz Scaggs joins The Steve Miller Band, the blues band led by his childhood friend, Steve Miller.

1967 : The Beatles meet up at Paul McCartney’s house in London to decide what to do following the death of their manager, Brian Epstein. They decide to be their own managers, and McCartney takes the lead on most business decisions. With hefty responsibilities outside of music, things get tense and the group breaks up two years later.

1971 : After their successful summer-replacement series, Sonny And Cher begin their fall TV variety series on CBS-TV.

1978 : Emilio Estefan and Gloria Fajardo of Miami Sound Machine get married after two years together.

2011 : While boarding a Southwest flight from Oakland to Burbank, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong is forced off the flight giving some lip to a flight attendant who asked him to pull up his sagging pants. Armstrong doesn’t take kindly to the request, and eventually he and his traveling companion are booted from the flight. Armstrong takes it to Twitter, writing, “Just got kicked off a southwest flight because my pants sagged too low!” The tweet is quickly retweeted by his followers, forcing Southwest to release a statement apologizing for the incident.