On This Day in 1970, Jim Morrison has a run in with the law

August 4, 2017

On this day in 1970, The Doors singer, Jim Morrison, was charged with public drunkenness in L.A. when he was found passed out on the doorstep of the elderly Eleanor Brough's house.

On this day in 1973, Elton John's "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting" blasted onto the singles charts on its way to #12 just as Alice Cooper's "Billion Dollar Babies" was working its way to #57.

On this day in 1975, Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant and his family were seriously injured when their rental car careened over a cliff on the Greek island of Rhodes.

On this day in 1979, Led Zeppelin played their first British gig in four years. Over 120,000 filled Knebworth Park to its limits to show their appreciation.

On this day in 1979, "Don't Bring Me Down" by the Electric Light Orchestra entered the singles charts on its way to #4 as Cheap Trick's live cover of Fats Domino's "Ain't That A Shame" began its climb to #35.

On this day in 1980, John Lennon secretly began recording his comeback album, "Double Fantasy," in New York City.

On this day in 1984, Bruce Springsteen released his song "Cover Me" as The Cars song "Drive" entered the singles charts. Meanwhile, Ratt's multi-million selling "Out Of The Cellar" album peaked at #7.