This Day in Music History

2 Sep 2006

todaySeptember 2, 2022

Background

Lead singer of the Isley Brothers, Ronald Isley was sentenced to three years in a US prison for multiple counts of tax fraud. The 64-year-old, was also ordered to pay more than $3.1m (£1.62m) to the US tax service for “pathological” evasion. The court heard he cashed royalty cheques belonging to his brother O’Kelly, who died in 1996 and also spent millions of dollars made from undeclared performances on a yacht and two homes.

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1 Sep 1969

Qaddafi leads coup in Libya Muammar al-Qaddafi, a 27-year-old Libyan army captain, leads a successful military coup against King Idris I of Libya. Idris was deposed and Qaddafi was named chairman of Libya’s new governing body, the Revolutionary Command Council. Qaddafi was born in a tent in the Libyan desert in 1942, the son of a Bedouin farmer.

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