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January 16 has been an unlucky day for Paul McCartney. On This day in 1980, he was arrested at the Tokyo airport when customs inspectors found 8oz of marijuana. Four years later on 1/16, Paul and wife Linda were both placed under arrest in Barbados on drug charges.
Liverpool's Cavern Club, scene of many early Beatles club shows, opened on this date in 1957. Gregg Allman and Cher's marriage officially ended on this date in 1979. Mistaking it for a smuggler's airplane, Jamaican police fired on Jimmy Buffett's sea plane when Jimmy and Bono took off from Montego Bay on 1/16/1996, and the Rolling Stones played Madison Square Garden for the first time in 20 years on this night in 1998.