New dates for Who concert at Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati. The 11 died when the crowd stampeded through two doors into the arena. Multiple lawsuits were filed against the city, the coliseum and the promoters. The tragedy caused controversy about the use of general or festival seating for rock concerts, but the practice of selling tickets for unreserved seating continued.
In 1985, singer Connie Francis was arrested for trespassing and kicking a policeman who removed her from a Delta Airlines plane in Atlanta. She was escorted from the jet when she refused to put out her cigarette during refuelling. Later the same month, Francis was taken to the Miami Health Centre after creating a disturbance at a resort hotel.
In 1994, a handwritten letter by ex-Beatle John Lennon, which bitterly attacked the wife of former bandmate Paul McCartney, sold at auction in Los Angeles for $92 thousand dollars. The six-page letter, laced with grgrammatical errors and curses, urges Linda McCartney to “get off your high horse.”