12/9/1967: First Time in History a Performer was Arrested on Stage.
December 9, 1967 – Police arrested Jim Morrison as he performed on stage in Connecticut with The Doors. Before the show, Morrison had an argument with an officer and he was maced. When he began complaining about his treatment by the police to the crowd, the house lights were turned on and Morrison was busted for breaching the peace.
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The event has been called the first time in rock ‘n’ roll history a performer was arrested on stage.