On this Day June 8
James Earl Ray, the man wanted for the assassination of Martin Luther King was arrested in London in 1968.
In 1969, Brian Jones announced he was leaving the Rolling Stones. A month later, he was dead. The coroner determined he died from “alcohol and drugs”.
The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde admitted in 1989 that she’d once firebombed a McDonalds’ store.
Bruce Springsteen married Patti Scialfa in 1991.
And in 2007, George Michael was ordered to do 100 hours of community service after being found slumped behind the wheel of his car.
Tennis player Kim Clijsters turns 33 (1983)
Rapper Kanye West is 39 (1977)
Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall is 56 (1960)
Bonnie Tyler turns 65 (1951)
Boz Scaggs turns 72 (1944)
And Nancy Sinatra is 76 (1940)