On this day, July 19, in 1976, Allman Brothers road manager Scooter Herring was sentenced to 75 years in prison for providing cocaine for the group, based on the testimony of Gregg Allman. His conviction led to the breakup of the Southern rock and blues band.

The Allman Brothers had survived the death of two members in separate motorcycle crashes, but its members saw Allman's finger-pointing against Herring as unforgivable.

Federal prosecutors had put the squeeze on Allman, the band's singer and keyboardist, in the hopes of rolling up a larger crime ring. Herring was the only person snagged in the investigation.

Herring's conviction was later overturned, and he pleaded to a lesser count, serving 30 months total.

- Scott McCabe