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Lennon is arrested and McVie gets hitched in Today’s Rock History!

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1968

The Scotland Yard Drug Enforcement Squad search John Lennon’s home and find a quantity of marijuana. Lennon and Yoko Ono are promptly charged with possession and willful obstruction of a search. The pair were released on bail the same afternoon and later paid a 150 Pound fine.

1975

Paul Simon hosts NBC’s Saturday Night Live and is joined by his former partner Art Garfunkel.

2003

The latest collection of Elvis Presley’s number one hits, “2nd To None” went to #3 on the Billboard Hot 200 Albums chart in its first week of release, selling over 180,000 copies.

1986

Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac marries Eduardo Quintela, a Portuguese composer twelve years her junior. They would divorce in 1998.

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