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Crosby arrested again and Phil skips out on Genesis in Today’s Rock History!

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1972

Grand Funk fires manager Terry Knight, who promptly sues them. After nearly two years of litigation the band ultimately won their separation from Knight, but at heavy financial cost.

 1982

 David Crosby of The Byrds and CSNY is arrested in San Diego for possession of drugs and a gun. When asked why he carried the gun, his reply was two words: “John Lennon.”

 1996

 Phil Collins announced he was leaving Genesis after 25 years. He joined the band as drummer after the departure of John Mayhew in 1970 and became lead singer when Peter Gabriel left five years later.

 1967

 Van Morrison records “Brown Eyed Girl”, which will enter the Billboard chart next August and rise to #10. The song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007.


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