Amy Winehouse On This Day April 26th 2008, spent the night in custody after being arrested on suspicion of assault. Police said Winehouse had been “in no fit state” to be questioned when she arrived at the London station and she was kept in the cells. The 24-year-old was to be questioned about an incident said to have occurred 3 days earlier after a 38-year-old man claimed he was assaulted.
Other interesting things that happened on this day in music history.
1969 – Led Zeppelin
During the band’s second North American tour Led Zeppelin played the second of two nights at The Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco in California. It was during this show that ‘Whole Lotta Love’ was played live for the first time.
1976 – Paul McCartney
‘Wings At The Speed Of Sound’ went to No.1 on the US album chart. Paul McCartney’s fifth No.1 album after The Beatles became his most successful American chart album, spending seven unconsecutive weeks at No.1. The album featured the hits ‘Let ‘Em In’ and ‘Silly Love Songs’.
1982 – Rod Stewart
Out on a day’s shopping, Rod Stewart was robbed by a gunman of his $50,000 Porsche on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.
1984 – The Beatles
Mike McCartney unveiled the £40,000 statue of The Beatles by John Doubleday at the new £8 million Cavern Walks shopping centre in Liverpool, England. John’s first wife, Cynthia, was also in attendance.
1988 – Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger appeared in White Plains, New York, Federal Court in the copyright infringement case brought by reggae singer Patrick Alley, who claimed the Mick Jagger solo track ‘Just Another Night’ was a plagiarism of his own song of the same name. Alley was claiming $7m in profits from the track. During the case Sly Dunbar played drums to the court to show how the beats were different in each song and Mick sang and played demos of his song to show the court the development of the track. At the end of the week-long trial, Jagger won the case.
1990 – Nirvana
Nirvana appeared at the Pyramid Club in New York City. The bands label Sub Pop filmed the show and the performance of ‘In Bloom’ was later used as a promo clip.
1995 – Courtney Love
Courtney Love reportedly turned down an offer of $1m from Playboy to pose nude for the magazine.
1997 – Ernest Stewart
Ernest Stewart, keyboard player with KC and the Sunshine Band, died of an asthma attack. (1975 US No.1 single ‘That’s The Way, I Like It’, 1983 UK No.1 single ‘Give It Up’).
2001 – Destiny’s Child
Destiny’s Child were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Survivor’, Janet Jackson was at No.1 on the US chart with ‘All For You’ and Shaggy and Ricardo RikRok Ducent had the Australian No.1 single with ‘It Wasn’t Me’
Amy Winehouse On This Day April 26th 2008