Today in Entertainment History, March 18, 2013


According to the AP, on March 18th:
  • In 1965, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones were arrested for urinating on the wall of a gas station. The owner wouldn't let them use the restroom. {}{}
  • In 1970, Country Joe McDonald of Country Joe and the Fish was fined $500 for leading a Massachusetts audience in the so-called "Fish Cheer." {}{}
  • In 1978, Ontario, California, hosted the California Jam Two concert, which included performances by Aerosmith, Heart, Ted Nugent, Dave Mason and Santana. {}{}
  • In 1982, singer Teddy Pendergrass was paralyzed from the waist down in a car crash in Philadelphia. {}
  • Also in 1982, XTC singer Andy Partridge walked off stage during a concert in Paris after only 30 seconds. He had long suffered from stage fright. The group only played one more show ever, in San Diego. {}{}
  • In 1993, comedian Eddie Murphy and Nicole Mitchell got married in New York. They divorced in 2006.{}
  • Also in 1993, a report by a team of child abuse experts in Connecticut cleared Woody Allen of charges he molested his seven-year-old adopted daughter. Allen's former girlfriend, Mia Farrow, had accused him of molesting the child. {}{}
  • In 1994, the Rolling Stones announced Darryl Jones as the replacement for Bill Wyman on bass. Wyman had said he would no longer tour with the group. {}{}
  • Also in 1994, police confiscated ammunition and four guns from singer Kurt Cobain of Nirvana. His wife, Courtney Love, had called authorities because she was afraid Cobain was contemplating suicide.{}
  • In 1996, the Sex Pistols announced they were reuniting for a 20th anniversary tour. {}{}
  • In 1997, Taylor Hawkins replaced William Goldsmith as drummer for the Foo Fighters. Goldsmith left over creative differences. {}{}
  • In 2001, singer John Philips of The Mamas and The Papas died of heart failure at a hospital in Los Angeles. He was 65. {} {}{}
Today's Birthdays:{}
  • Composer John Kander ("Chicago") is 86.{}
  • Country singer Charley Pride is 75.{}
  • Actor Kevin Dobson ("Knots Landing") is 70.{}
  • Actor Brad Dourif ("Lord of the Rings," ''Chucky" movies) is 63.{}
  • Singer Irene Cara is 54.{}
  • Singer-actress Vanessa Williams ("Ugly Betty") is 50.{}
  • Keyboardist Scott Saunders of Sons of the Desert is 49.{}
  • Guitarist Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains is 47.{}
  • Singer Miki Berenyi (Lush) is 46.{}
  • Rapper-actress Queen Latifah is 43.{}
  • Comedian Dane Cook ("Employee of the Month") is 41.{}
  • Singers Evan and Jaron Lowenstein of Evan and Jaron are 39.{}
  • Actress Sutton Foster ("Bunheads") is 38.{}
  • Singer Devin Lima (LFO) is 36.{}
  • Singer Adam Levine of Maroon 5 is 34.{}
  • Drummer Daren Taylor of Airborne Toxic Event is 33.{}
  • Actress Julia Goldani Telles ("Bunheads") is 18.