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As long as there's been music, there have been musicians who get into trouble with the law.

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Paul McCartney: "Drug Possession"
Caught by immigration officials when traveling to Japan
Paul McCartney: "Serious Physical Abuse Against His Estranged Wife"
Subjected her to four violent attacks, including one in which he stabbed her in the arm with a broken wine glass. Continued to use illegal drugs and drink excessively, despite promises made before they married. Hurled abuse at his wife, calling her an 'ungrateful bitch'. Tried to prevent her breastfeeding, saying: 'They are my breasts.' Made her cancel a crucial operation because it interfered with his holiday plans. Objected 'vociferously' when she asked to buy an antique bedpan to save her crawling to the toilet at night.
Mickey D.
Pete Seeger: "Contempt of Congress"
Mr. Seeger was charged with contempt of congress in the mid-'50s due to his artful dodging of questions during a hearing before the House Un-American Activities Committee, which was investigating Seeger's suspected ties to Communist and Communism-sympathetic organizations. Charges were dropped before any sentence was handed down.
Peter Tork: "Drug Posession"
Stemming from an incident in which he tried to cross state lines with some pot in his pockets. That's one hell of an OOPS!
Peter Yarrow: "Taking Inopportune Liberties with an Underage Woma"
This member of Peter, Paul, and Mary was arrested after an underage woman came to his hotel room. He was pardoned by President Jimmy Carter.
Phil Rudd: "Drug possession and intent to kill"
In 2015, he was sentenced to house arrest for threatening to kill a man along with possession of meth and pot.
Phil Rudd of AC/DC: "Various"
2014 was a bad year for Phil Rudd. He ran a restaurant in New Zealand called 'Phil's Place' and was ordered to pay $70,000NZ to 3 former employees for unlawful termination. That same year his first solo album HEAD JOB was released but not promoted much by the record label and it bombed. Phil was busted for conspiracy to murder a record label exec but that was later dropped. He was also busted for meth and Mary Jane and was sentenced to 8 months home confinement. That meant that he couldn't tour on the AC/DC Rock Or Bust Tour. The band itself had their own problems, having rhythm guitarist Malcolm young out of the band because of dementia which took his life in 2017.
TNT Terminator
Phil Spector: "Murder"
At his posh Beverly Hills home he stuck a revolver in his girlfriend's mouth and pulled the trigger. Sent up the river forever.
Tippy St Clalir

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