THIS DAY :-
1950 . . Decca introduce
the 33-1/3 LP to the UK
1959 . . Juke Box Dury started on BBC TV with a Saturday Night
slot hosted by David Jacobs.
1972 . . The first day of recording took
place at Abbey Road Studios, London on what would become Pink Floyds
album 'Dark Side Of The Moon'.
1974 . . The internationally renowned black
light theatre company, The Famous People Players was founded by Diane
Dupuy of Hamilton, Ontario.
1975 . .
Ron Wood's first gig with The Rolling Stones.
Guitarist Ron Wood joins Rolling Stones while touring. He replaces Mick
Taylor, as The Stones open in the USA at Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
1997 . . Kenny Rogers and Wanda Miller were married.
It was his 5th marriage
1997 . . Spice Girl, Baby Spice arrived back in
the UK in a wheelchair after breaking her ankle during a Turkish TV
1961 . . In Hackensack, New Jersey, two men are
sentenced to prison for a year and a day, and a third man is given a
suspended sentence in the first successful conviction of record bootleggers.
1976 . . Paul McCartney's Wings set a new world
record when they performed in front of 67,100 fans in Seattle, the largest
attendance for an indoor crowd.
1981 . . Prince made his live British debut at
The Lyceum Ballroom, London.
1989 . . Rolling
Stone Bill Wyman secretly married 19 year old Mandy Smith. Wyman's 28
year old son was best man. The marriage lasted 17 months.
1995 . . Stone Roses' John Squire smashed
his collarbone in a cycling accident causing the band to pull out of
2002 . . Paul McCartney throw his fiancée
Heather Mills' engagement ring out of a hotel window during a row at
Miami's Turnberry Isle Resort The £15,000 ($25,500) ring was found
later using metal detectors
1964 . . Ringo Starr collapses suffering from
tonsillitis and laryngitis, and session drummer Jimmy Nichol becomes
Beatles' drummer for a 11 days.
1969 . . Diana Ross's two pet dogs are accidentally
killed by rat poison in a backstage dressing room in Philadelphia
1970 . . The Kinks
Ray Davies was forced to make a 6,000 mile round trip from New York
to London to record one word in a song. Davies had to change the word
'Coca- Cola' to 'Cherry Cola' on the bands forthcoming single 'Lola'
due to an advertising ban.
1976 . . Singer-songwriter Randy Edelman married
fellow singer songwriter Jackie deShannon
1982 . . Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion in
Memphis, TN, opened as a tourist attraction.
1991 . . Willie Nelson released his "Who'll
Buy My Memories - The IRS Tapes" LP. The album was made up of songs
that had been seized by the U.S. government and would go towards paying
off his $16 million tax bill.
1998 . . Van Halen cancelled a show at the Docks
club in Hamburg, Germany, after a piece of ceiling plaster fell and
hit Alex Van Halen. He suffered a bruised arm.
1942 . . Capitol
Records was launched by Glenn Wallichs the man who invented the art
of record promotion by sending copies of new releases to disc jockeys.
1956 . . Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps (guitar:
Cliff Gallup and William Williams; bass: Jack Neil; drums: Dickie Harrell)
play first-ever gig at Myrtle Beach, US.
1969 . . Keyboardist Nicky Hopkins leaves Jeff
1975 . . The Rolling Stones became the first rock
band to receive royalties for sales of their records in Russia.
1992 . . Iron Maiden played a gig at the Oval
pub, Norwich, UK before 400 fans at The Nodding Donkeys, as a thank
you to the pub's landlord Chris Hiles.
1992 . . More than a million people vote in a
contest conducted by the U.S. Postal Service. The "Young Elvis"
stamp design beats the"Vegas Elvis"
2004 . . Nathan Moore, former singer with Brother
Beyond and Worlds Apart appeared at Highbury Corner magistrates court
and pleaded guilty to a charge of kerb crawling in central London. He
was fined £250 and ordered to pay £50 costs. The former
pop singer was arrested on 27th May in the Kings Cross area after he
approached a woman he thought was a prostitute and requested a sexual
favour. He then rode away on his moped before being arrested.
1865 . . "Onward Christian Soldiers"
was presented for the first time.
1964 . . David Jones and The King Bees had their
first record, "Liza Jane", released. David Jones later became
known as David Bowie.
1977 . . Alice Cooper's boa
constrictor is unfortunately fatally bitten by the live rat it was being
served up for breakfast. Alice Cooper held public auditions to replace
his valuable stage prop, and Angel was the winner to be taken on the
1979 . . Muddy Waters (64 years old) married Marva
Jean Brooks on her 25th birthday.
1988 . . Eric Clapton's wife Patti applied for
a divorce, the couple had married 9 years earlier in 1979.
2001 . . Officials in Singapore threw out an appeal
against a ban on Janet Jackson's latest album, 'All For You'. They decided
that the lyrics to 'Would You Mind', were not acceptable to their society.
The record was initially outlawed because of its sexually explicit lyrics,
including "I just wanna touch you, tease you, lick you, please
you, love you, make love to you."
2003 . . R Kelly was banned from travelling to
LA for a video shoot. He wasn't allowed to leave Chicago after being
charged with 21 child porn offences last June over a video, which claimed
to show him having sex with an underage girl.
1966 . . Roy Orbison's first wife, Claudette,
was killed when a truck pulled out of a side road and collided with
the motorbike that she and her husband, Roy were riding on, she was
1971 . . John and Yoko join Frank Zappa on stage
at Fillmore East in New York. First stage appearence since 1969.
1971 . . "The Ed Sullivan Show" aired
for the last time. It was canceled after 23 years on the air. Gladys
Knight and the Pips were the musical guests on show.
1979 . . Def Leppard played
at Crookes Workingman's Club in Sheffield. The gig was reviewed in UK
music paper 'Sounds' and led to a recording contract with Phonogram
1982 . . First of a week of peace gigs begins
when Stevie Wonder, Jackson Browne, Tom Petty and others play to 85,000
in Los Angeles for Peace Sunday
2003 . . A High court judge in London ruled that
rap lyrics should be treated as a foreign language after admitting that
he was unsure of the meaning of 'shizzle my nizzle' and 'mish mish man.'
'The court battle was over a copyright issue between the Ant'ill Mob
and the Heartless Crew who had used the lyrics on a remix.
1963 . . The Rolling Stones made their UK TV debut
when they appeared on 'Thank Your Lucky Stars'
1969 . . Supergroup
Blind Faith, featuring Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Steve Winwood
made their live debut at a free concert in London's Hyde Park.
1972 . . The musical "Grease" opened
on Broadway. It had been playing off-Broadway for about 4 months.
1979 . . Chuck Berry is charged with three counts
of income tax evasion by the IRS, the day before he's scheduled to perform
his most prestigious show ever - a White House concert for Jimmy Carter
1995 . . Radiohead guitarist Johnny Greenwood
was admitted to hospital after his ear was leaking blood. The problem
was diagnosed as his arm movement from continuous guitar appearing.
2002 . . Virgin Records announced they had dropped
Victoria Beckham after her debut solo album, which cost over £3
million ($5.1 million) to make, had sold only 50,000 copies.
1969 . . Brian Jones announced he was leaving
The Rolling Stones because he didn't agree with the band's musical direction.
1970 . . Deep Purple had their van and equipment
impounded by East German police while on an European tour, after mistakenly
driving too close to the border.
1974 . . Bill Wyman became the first Rolling Stone
to release a solo album with Monkey Grip, it eventually made No.39 in
the UK and No.99 in the US.
1974 . . Rick Wakeman leaves Yes to concentrate
on a solo career. He rejoins two years later
1989 . . At a Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior's press
conference, vegetarian Chrissie Hynde claimed that she once firebombed
a McDonalds restaurant. The following day a McDonalds in Milton Keynes
was firebombed and Hynde was threatened with legal action.
1992 . . Ben Vereen was nearly killed in an accident
when he was struck by a car driven by producer David Foster.
1993 . . The U.S. Postal Service debuted
its Legends of American Music, Rock and Roll-Rhythm and Blues stamp
collection. The set featured Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Clyde McPhatter,
Otis Redding, Ritchie Valens, Dinah Washington, and Elvis Presley.
1957 . . Skiffle Sensations of '57 show, starring
Lonnie Donegan, takes place at Royal Albert Hall
1970 . . Bob Dylan received an honorary Doctorate
in Music from Princeton University.
1972 . . Columbia Records boss John Hammond signed
New Jersey singer/ songwriter Bruce Springsteen.
1977 . . George and Patti Harrison were officially
1978 . . Siouxsie And The Banshees signed to Polydor
records in the UK.
1990 . . M.C. Hammer's debut album started a record
braking 21 week stay at the top of the US album charts, making it the
longest uninterrupted stay at the top since the album charts started.
1998 . . Oasis singer Liam Gallagher and Simply
Red singer Mick Hucknall were involved in a brawl at The Metropolitan
1966 . . Singer Janis Joplin debuts in concert
with Big Brother & the Holding Company, it was held in the Avalon
Ballroom in San Francisco, California.
1967 . . 15,000 people gather at Mt Tamalpais
in California for the Magic Mountain Music Festival, where performers
include Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Smokey Robinson and Byrds. The first
event of its kind, Monterey followed the next week.
1976 . . Paul McCartney
and Wings set a record for an indoor concert crowd when 67,100 fans
gathered in Seattle, WA.
. . Joe Strummer and Topper Headon of The Clash
were arrested for painting the band's name on a wall in London.
1986 . . Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead went
into a five day diabetic coma, resulting in the band withdrawing from
their current tour.
1991 . . Temptations member Eddie Kendricks was
arrested while attending the funeral of soul singer David Ruffin in
Detroit on charges of owing $26,000 ($15,294) in child support.
2002 . . Former Wet Wet Wet singer Marti
Pellow made his debut appearance in the London West End show 'Chicago'
at The Adelphi Theatre.
1966 . . Confusing reports of a minor accident
involving Pete Townshend, continental radio stations report the death
of Roger Daltrey
1967 . . In Melody Maker's adverts pages, 'freaky
lead guitarist, bass and drummer wanted for Marc Bolan's new group.
Also any other astral flyers like with car's amplification and that
which never grows in Window boxes, phone Wimbledon 0697'.
1969 . . David Bowie's single, "Space Oddity,"
was released to coincide with the first lunar landing.
1977 . . Joe Strummer and Topper Headon were detained
overnight in prison in Newcastle upon Tyne having failed to appear at
Morpeth Magistrates on May 21st to answer a charge relating to the theft
of a Holiday Inn pillowcase. They were both fined £100 ($170).
1988 . . Whitney Houston, Dire Straits, Tracy
Chapman, Stevie Wonder and many others appear at Wembley Stadium for
the 'Nelson Mandela 70th birthday party'. The event was broadcast live
on BBC 2 to 40 different countries with an estimated audience of 1 billion.
1990 . . Olivia Newton-John became a United Nations
1993 . .
The Ike and
Tina Turner film biography "What's Love Got To Do With It"
1960 . . Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley appeared
on the same TV special and performed the other's hit. Elvis sang "Witchcraft"
and Sinatra sang "Love Me Tender."
. . Bob Dylan walked out of dress rehearsals for
"The Ed Sullivan Show" when CBS censors told him he could
not perform "Talking John Birch Society Blues."
. . The Beatles were awarded the MBE in
HM The Queen's Birthday Honours list. The Order of the British Empire
recognition had previously been bestowed only upon British military
heroes, many of whom were so infuriated by the news, they returned their
medals to the Queen. Protests poured into Buckingham Palace, MP Hector
Dupuis said 'British Royalty has put me on the same level as a bunch
of vulgar numbskulls'. John Lennon wasn't terribly impressed with receiving
the honour - he returned it (for other reasons) four years later.
1971 . . Mick Jagger and Bianca Perez Morena
de Macias we married.
1985 . . An honorary Doctor of Music degree was
given to Lionel Richie from his alma mater Tuskegee Institute in Alabama.
1999 . .
George Jones pled guilty
to driving while impaired and violating the Tennessee's open-container
law in Franklin. He was fined $550.
1999 . . It was reported that Oasis had
paid Gary Glitter £200,000 ($340,000) as an out-of-court settlement
after being accused of using the Gary Glitter lyric, 'Hello, hello,
it's good to be back' in the song 'Hello'.
1958 . . Frank Zappa graduates from Antelope Valley
High School. One of his school chums was Don Van Vliet Captain Beefheart
1975 . . John Lennon made his last TV appearance
on 'Salute To Sir Lew Grade', performing singing "Imagine"
and "Slippin And Slidin".
1989 . . Jerry Lee Lewis gets a star on the Hollywood
Walk of Fame.
1992 . . Law enforcement officials in Texas call
for a ban on Ice-T's "Cop Killer" LP. Sales double on the
West Coast and in Texas
1992 . . Future U.S. President Bill Clinton criticized
Sister Souljah for making remarks "filled with hatred" towards
2000 - A roadie who worked for the Spice Girls,
Oasis, Elton John and Whitney Houston was arrested and charged with
smuggling millions of pounds worth of Ecstasy into Britain.
2005 . . Michael Jackson was cleared of all charges
of child abuse by a jury of eight women and four men at the end of a
16-week hearing in Santa Maria, California. Jackson was found not guilty
of all 10 charges including abusing a 13-year-old boy, conspiracy to
kidnap and supplying alcohol to a minor to assist with a felony.
1953 . . Elvis
Presley left IC Humes High School in Memphis, Tennessee. After graduating
from Humes High School, the eighteen-year-old Elvis began driving a
delivery truck for the Crown Electric Company.
1964 . . 12-year-old Carol Dryden was discovered
by railway workers packed in a tea chest on a station platform addressed
to The Beatles.
1970 . . Eric Clapton's Derek and the Dominoes
play their debut gig at Lyceum. David Mason plays second guitar.
1971 . . In London, the first Hard Rock Cafe opened.
1982 . . Bass
player Pete Farndon of The Pretenders
was fired from the group. Two days after Farndon's dismissal, guitarist
James Honeyman-Scott was found dead of heart failure caused by a cocaine
overdose. Farndon himself was found dead in his bath on 14th April 1983.
1984 . . A model of Boy George from Culture Club
was unveiled at Madame Tussaud's Waxworks in London on his 23rd birthday.
1986 . . Bob Geldof was named in HRH The Queen's
Birthday Honours List, receiving an honorary Knighthood in recognition
of his humanitarian activities.
1995 . . Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley
gave their first interview since their surprise marriage a year earlier
with Diane Sawyer on ABC-TV's Prime Time Live. It was part of the publicity
drive for Jackson's album 'HIStory - Past, Present and Future: Book
2002 . . During an UK visit Michael Jackson made
a tour of Parliament and was shown the monarch's throne in the House
2007 . . Jury chairman Jose Llado presented Bob
Dylan with Spain's Prince of Asturias Arts Award, one of the country's
most prestigious honours.
1965 . . Bob Dylan recorded his first 'electric'
hit, 'Like A Rolling Stone'.
1967 . . Peter Green left John Mayall's Blues
Breakers to form Fleetwood Mac.
1974 . . Abba's debut album 'Waterloo' entered
the UK chart for the first time peaking at No.28.
1976 . .
The Sex Pistols recorded their first demo's in
Clapham's Majestic Studio's followed by a gig that night at The 100
1977 . . The Sex Pistols held a party on a boat,
while sailing down The River Thames, London, they performed 'Anarchy
In The UK' outside The Houses Of Parliament.
1988 . . While Bruce Springsteen was in Rome during
a world tour, paparazzi took a pic of Bruce in his underpants sharing
an intimate moment with backing singer Patti Scialfa. The photo confirmed
the rumour that Bruce & Patti were having an affair.
1989 . . Nirvana's debut album 'Bleach' was released
in the USA. The title for the album came from a poster 'Bleach Your
Works' in a bid to get drug users to bleach their needles.
2002 . . While visiting the UK Michael Jackson
made a tour of Parliament and was shown the monarch's throne in the
House of Lords.
2002 . . A rare autographed copy of The Beatles'
album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band sold at auction for £34,000
($57,800), more than five times the estimated price.
2008 . . Liverpool was voted England's most musical
city in a national campaign set up by the Arts Council with 49% of the
vote in an online poll . Sheffield came second, with Manchester coming
2010 . . The case against Neal Horsley accused
of threatening Elton John's life was withdrawn just hours before his
trial was due to begin. Horsley had responded to Elton's suggestion
that Jesus Christ was gay in a Parade magazine interview.
2011 . . Two men from Manchester were arrested
on suspicion of conspiracy to rob and murder the singer Joss Stone.
The men, were found near the singers home with swords, a body bag, and
detailed maps and aerial photos of Stone's property.
1962 . . The Konrads which featuring Dave Jay
who later to become David Bowie, made their live debut at Bromley Technical
School in Kent, UK.
1964 . . Rolling Stones fly back to the UK in
the middle of their first tour of America to play Magdalen College in
Oxford, a gig arranged for £50. Aeroplanes alone cost them £1500
1967 . . Monterey Pop Festival begins in California.
50,000 see first major US appearances of the Who, Jimi Hendrix and Janis
Joplin, and the introduction of Otis Redding, Ravi Shankar and Hugh
Masakela to rock audiences --plus Byrds, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane
1970 . . Woodstock Ventures, the sponsors of the
original Woodstock, announced that they lost more than $1.2 million
on the festival.
1972 . .
The New York Jazz Museum
1975 . . John Lennon sued the U.S. government,
he charged that officials tried to deny his immigration through selective
1980 . . The movie The Blues Brothers premiered
in Chicago, Illinois. The movie starred John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd,
formerly of NBC's Saturday Night Live. The pair played Jake and Elwood
Blues. James Brown, Ray Charles, and Aretha Franklin performed. Cab
Calloway also appeared with a rendition of his classic Minnie the Moocher.
1982 . . Guitarist and singer Donny van Zant of
38 Special is arrested on stage during a concert in Tulsa, Oklahoma
for public drinking. It is a dry town
1994 . . Oasis played at The Erotika Club, Paris
in France, the bands first gig outside the UK.
2001 . . Four-year-old Daniel Karven-Veres drowned
in Motley Crue Tommy Lee's swimming pool while attending a birthday
party for Lee's 5 year old son, Brandon.
2007 . . Third model lucky?? Rod Stewart married
model girlfriend Penny Lancaster on the Italian Riviera just outside
the resort of Portofino.
1954 . . The first edition of UK music paper Record
Mirror was published.
1959 . . A London court awarded pianist Liberace
$22,400 in libel damages in a suit against The London Daily Mirror for
implying in an editorial that the flamboyant entertainer was a homosexual.
1965 . . UK bands, The Kinks and the Moody Blues
made their US concert debut in New York City at the Academy of Music.
1966 . . Guitarist Peter Green joined John Mayall's
1976 . . Ian Dury
plays last live gig with Kilburn & the High Roadsand at
The Assembly Hall, Walthamstow, before
starting his solo career. The Sex Pistols and The Stranglers were also
on the bill.
1977 . . Jimmy Helms pulled out of a gig at Shoreditch
College, the members of the social committee decided to call upon famous
local, Elton John who lived up the road and ask if he would perform.
Elton did the gig for two bottles of wine.
1989 . . New Kids on the Block become first teen
group since the Osmonds topped the chart in 1971 to land a US No. 1
- I'll Be Loving You (Forever)
1995 . . Rod Stewart set an attendance record
for Wembley Stadium with a concert crowd of 90,000.
2005 . . Pete Doherty was thrown of a yacht after
being found smoking crack cocaine. The Babyshambles singer had been
invited onto the yacht with his girlfriend Kate Moss by Davinia Taylor.
2011 . . A computer hacker who stole songs from
Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Leona Lewis, Kesha and Mariah Carey during
2009 and 2010 was sentenced to 18 months detention in Germany.
1948 . . Columbia Records publicly unveiled its
new long-playing phonograph record, the 33 1/3, in New York City.
1967 . . The Summer of Love. "Dancing In
The Streets" performed by The Mamas and the Papas closed the three-day
Monterey Pop Festival. "Music,
Love, and Flowers", was the festival's motto.
1976 . . Phil May quits Pretty Things
1977 . . Johnny Rotten and Paul Cook of Sex Pistols
are stabbed and beaten in the car park of a London pub, causing a delay
in the completion of the group's debut LP
1987 . . A woman sued Motley Crue for $5,000 claiming
that she lost her hearing because a concert was too loud.
1995 . . Notorious B.I.G. (aka Christopher Wallace)
is arrested in Camden, N.J. on charges of robbery and aggravated assault
2000 . . It was reported that sales of pirate
music CDs had now exceeded more than 500 million a year and accounted
for one in every five sold. The Phonographic Industry estimated it was
costing the music industry £3 billion ($5.1 billion) in lost sales.
2003 . . Pop Idol creator Simon Fuller became
the first British music manager since The Beatles' Brian Epstein to
hold the top three positions in the US singles chart. Fuller, who steered
the Spice Girls and S Club 7 to success.
1950 . . "The Kingston Trio Show" debuted
on CBS radio.
1965 . . Uxbridge Folk and Blues Festival begins
with the Who, Marianne Faithfull and Spencer Davis
1967 . . During an interview with Life Magazine
Paul McCartney admitted that he had taken the drug LSD.
1980 - Donna Summer became the first act to be
signed by David Geffen to his new Geffen record label.
1987 . . Guns N' Roses made their UK live debut
at the Marquee Club, London.
1988 . . While Michael Jackson is performing a
concert in West Berlin, over 3,000 East Germans gather at the Berlin
Wall to hear from the other side of the wall.
2003 . . G-Man from So Solid Crew was jailed
for four years for possessing a loaded handgun. The 24 year-old, real
name Jason Phillips, dumped a loaded gun during a police chase in London
1937 . . W2XBS (later WCBS-TV) televised the first
TV operetta. The work was the "Pirates of Penzance" by Gilbert
1969 . . Jimi Hendrix earned the largest paycheck
(to that time) for a single show when he earned $125,000 for a single
set at the Newport Jazz Festival.
1973 . . American Bandstand celebrated its 20th
anniversary with a 90-minute television special. Little Richard, Paul
Revere & the Raiders, Cheech and Chong and Three Dog Night made
1981 . . Stars on 45 went to No.1 on the US singles
chart, a medley of Beatles songs set to a disco beat. It was the start
of a flood of 'Stars On' hits including Stars on Stevie Wonder, punk
songs, Status Quo and Chas & Dave.
1983 . . Duane Eddy -plays gig in San Francisco
at the start of his first US tour for fifteen years
2000 . . The Ronettes were awarded $2.6 million
(£1.5 million) in back earnings from Phil Spector.
New York judge Paula Omansky ruled that the legendary producer had cheated
them out of royalties.
2004 . . Organisers at a Paul McCartney
gig hired 3 jets to spray dry ice into the clouds so it wouldn't rain
during the concert. The gig in Petersburg, Russia, was McCartney's 3,000
1957 . . Chuck Berry debuts on UK chart with School
1966 . . The Rolling Stones sued 14 hotels over
a booking ban in New York, claiming that the ban was violating civil
1966 . . Tom Jones needed 14 stitches in his forehead
after his Jaguar was involved in a car crash in Marble Arch, London.
1975 . . Ritchie Blackmore quits Deep Purple to
form Rainbow - his replacement is Tommy Bolin
1980 . . Police arrested The Stranglers after
a concert at Nice University for allegedly starting a riot.
1994 . . George Michael lost his lawsuit against
Sony Records. Michael claimed that his 15-year contract with Sony was
unfair because the company could refuse to release albums it thought
wouldn't be commercially successful.
2000 . . 39 year-old Karen McNeil who claimed
she was the wife of Axl Rose and that she communicated with him telepathically
was jailed for one year for stalking the singer.
1963 . . 13-year old Stevie Wonder first entered
the US singles chart as Little Stevie Wonder with 'Fingertips Parts
One and Two.'
1973 . . Dingwalls Club opens in Camden Town,
1981 . . Mark Chapman pleaded guilty to the charge
of murdering John Lennon in 1980. He was later sentenced to 20 years
1988 . . Dennis Lobban was convicted of the murder
of reggae star Peter Tosh, and was sentenced to hang by a Jamaican court.
1992 . . Nirvana's Kurt Cobain was rushed to hospital
after a gig in Belfast suffering from acute stomach pains brought on
1992 . . Three members of M.C. Hammer's
tour crew were wounded in a drive in shooting incident, three days later
Joseph Mack, a dancer in Hammer's entourage was shot on stage during
a concert in Nevada.
2001 . . While heading to a show at Caesars
Tahoe in Lake Tahoe, Doobie Brothers' drummer Mike Hossack suffered
multiple fractures from a motorcycle accident on Highway 88 and had
to be airlifted to a Sacramento-area hospital where he underwent surgery.
2002 . . After giving himself various new
identities' during the 90's, The Artist Formally Known As Prince announced
he wanted to be known as Prince again.
2002 . . Mick Jagger was ordered to reveal his
financial worth and income to a New York court in his child support
battle with the mother of his last child, Brazilian model Luciana Morad.
1848 . . Antoine Joseph Sax granted patent for
his invention, the saxophone.
1970 . . Chubby Checker and 3 others were arrested
in Niagra Falls after marijuana and unidentified drug capsules were
found in Checker's car.
1970 . . Ringo Starr begins sessions in Nashville
for country Beaucoups of Blues LP.
1975 . . Alice Cooper fell off the set of his
"Welcome To My Nightmare" tour in Vancouver and broke six
. . Madonna
was on the cover of "Cosmopolitan" magazine.
1990 . . 13 year old Keith Sorrentino filed a
$500,000 lawsuit against Madonna, claming he suffers nightmares and
bed-wetting problems after an incident outside Madonnas's home when
she allegedly flung him to the ground.
2000 . . The Experience Music Project was unveiled
in Seattle by Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft. The £150 ($255)
museum contained over 80,000 items of Hendrix memorabilia, including
a smashed guitar from the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival.
2002 . . The top pop earners from US sales during
2001 were listed by Rolling Stone magazine as: Madonna at No.5 with
£29.1 million ($49.5 million); Dave Matthews Band at No.4 with
£31 million ($52.7 million); The Beatles at No.3 with £34.2
million ($58 million); Dr. Dre at No.2 with £37.1 million ($63
million) and, top of the list, U2 with £44.2 million ($75 million).
1964 . . Sam Cooke begins two-week engagement
at Copacabana Club in New York. A 72-foot billboard is erected in Times
Square to advertise the gig
1965 . . John Lennon's second book of poetry and
drawings, 'A Spaniard In The Works', was published.
1973 . . Blues Project, with Al Kooper, Steve
Katz, Roy Blumenfeld, Danny Kalib and Andy Kulberg (only Tommy Flanders
was missing) reunite for a concert in New York's Central Park. They
are filmed for documentary called Reunion
1988 . . UB40 bass player Earl Falconer was sent
to prison for six months, with a further 12 suspended, after admitting
to causing his brothers death in a car accident.
1990 . . Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block
fell through a trapdoor during a concert in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Wahlberg was hospitalised for a day for bruises to his chest and cuts
to his arms and mouth, and received six stitches in his chin.
2000 . . KISS auctioned off memorabilia from their
touring days. The items brought in $876,000 on the first day of the
two day event.
2004 . . A Fender Stratocaster that Eric Clapton
nicknamed "Blackie" sold at a Christie's auction for $959,500
(£564,412) in New York, making it the most expensive guitar in
the world. The proceeds of the sale went towards Clapton's Crossroads
addiction clinic, which he founded in 1998.
1966 . . One of the first big West Coast rock
concerts takes place at the Hollywood Bowl. Bands include Byrds, Beach
Boys, Captain Beefheart, Lovin' Spoonful, Sir Douglas Quintet and Love
1967 . . An estimated 400 million people
in 31 countries watched The Beatles
perform 'All You Need Is Love', live via satellite as part of the first
ever TV global link- up, 'Our World'; Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Marianne
Keith Moon, Eric Clapton, Graham
Nash, and Gary Leeds provided backing vocals.
1969 . . Rolling Stones play first concert with
Mick Taylor on guitar in Rome at Coliseum
1978 . . Cream briefly re-form for concert at
Ginger Baker's Polo Club, but advance publicity is so great they call
1992 . . Billy Joel got his high school diploma.
He had overslept and missed English and Gym finals 25 years before
1993 . . Bruce Springsteen performed on David
Letterman's last show on NBC.
1994 . . Five people attending this years Glastonbury
Festival were shot and injured when a lone madman pulled a gun and started
1284 - According to legend, the Pied Piper reappeared
in the German town of Hamelin to lead away 130 children, because the
town's folk refused to pay their pest control bill. A story which inspired
Crispian St Peter's 1966 international top 10 hit Follow
Me, I'm the Pied Piper,
1973 . . Rolling Stone Keith Richards and
his girlfriend Anita Pallenberg were arrested at their home on drugs
and gun charges.
1975 . . Sonny and
Cher's divorce finalised. Cher married Gregg Allmann four days later.
1977 . . Elvis Presley's final concert took place
at Market Square Arena, Indianapolis.
1986 . . James Hetfield (Metallica) broke his
wrist while trying to skateboard down a hill. One show was cancelled
and the remainder of dates on the tour James was on vocals only and
John Marshall (later with Metal Church) was on guitar.
1999 . . Elton John was reported to be in talks
with a City finance house to secure a £25 million ($42.5 million)
loan, using his back catalogue of hits as security. It had been reported
that Elton had been spending £250,000 ($425,000) a week on credit
1885 . . Chichester Bell and Charles Tainter applied
for a patent on their invention the gramophone.
1959 . . The play, "West Side Story,"
with music by Leonard Bernstein, closed after 734 performances on Broadway.
1968 . . Elvis Presley began taping his
first television special, "Elvis," at NBC studios in Burbank,
1980 . . John Bonham, drummer with Led
Zeppelin collapsed on stage during a gig in Nuremberg, West Germany.
1987 . . Whitney Houston becomes the first female
singer in pop history to debut at No. 1 on LP chart with Whitney and
also the first female with four straight No. 1 singles
1988 . . The Fat Boys filed a $5 million (£2.94
million) lawsuit against The Miller Beer Company following a TV commercial
featuring three overweight rappers clad in Fat Boys-style Davy Crockett
1989 . . The Who performs the rock opera, "Tommy"
in its entirety for the first time in 17 years at New York's Radio City
Music Hall. The show raised money for a children's charity as well as
the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
1994 . . Aerosmith became the first major band
to let fans download a full new track free from the internet.
2006 . . Axl
Rose spent most of the day in a Stockholm jail cell after allegedly
biting a security guard in the leg at his hotel, police said. The Guns
N' Roses frontman was arrested early this morning after attacking and
threatening the guard and causing damage to the Berns Hotel, where the
alleged scuffle took place.
1969 . . Billy Cox is announced as Jimi Hendrix's
new bassist. Billy is an old army buddy of Jimi Hendrix.
1969 . . Crosby, Stills & Nash released their
first album, "Crosby,
Stills & Nash".
1973 British re-invasion show featuring Gerry
and the Pacemakers and Herman's Hermits plays Madison Square Garden
1977 . . Elton John achieved his life long ambition
when he became the Chairman of Watford Football Club.
1978 . . Members of the group Kansas were named
Deputy Ambassadors of Goodwill by Unicef.
1986 . . Wham! played their farewell concert at
Wembley Stadium. Elton John sing "Candle In The Wind" with
1999 . . The home of DMX (Earl Simmons)
was searched as part of an investigation into the shooting of Ray Copeland.
Copeland is the uncle and manager of DMX. Copeland was wounded in the
foot the previous day.
1888 . . First musical recording in UK made at
Crystal Palace on the occasion of Handel Festival, using Edison equipment
1963 . . Del Shannon was the first artist to take
a Lennon/McCartney song into US charts "From Me to You" ,
it peaked at No. 77
1965 . . Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts
bought the 16th century house that once belonged to an Archbishop of
1967 . . Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were sent
to jail for possession of drugs. Mick got a three-month sentence, Keith
was given twelve months. They were ent to Brixton prison
1973 . . Singer Ian Gillan quit Deep Purple at
the end of a tour in Japan.
1978 . . Peter Frampton was injured in a near
fatal car crash whilst in the Bahamas. He suffered a broken arm and
1985 . . John Lennon's 1965 Rolls-Royce Phantom
V limousine, with psychedelic paintwork, sold for a record sum of $3,006,385,
(£1,768,462) at a Sotheby's auction in New York.
2000 . . The graves of Ronnie Van Zant and Steve
Gaines of Lynyrd Skynyrd were vandalized. The two musicians were killed
when the bands plane crashed on October 20, 1977.
1939 . . Frank Sinatra made his first appearance
with Harry James' band.
1975 . . Cher and Greg Allman were married. They
were divorced just 10 days later.
1976 . . Police raided the home of Neil Diamond
searching for drugs, they found less than one ounce of marijuana.
1977 . . Marvel Comics launched a comic book based
on the rock group Kiss.
1990 . . Police raided Chuck Berry's estate and
seized homemade porn videos, drugs and guns.
2000 . . Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones) checked
into a rehabilitation clinic in London to be treated for alcohol abuse.
2001 . . Beach Boys member Al Jardine went to
court in a bid to sue his former band mates, claiming he had been frozen
out of the Beach Boys. The $4m suit, was filed against Mike Love, Brian
Wilson, the Carl Wilson Trust and Brother Records Incorporated in a
New York Superior Court. In 1998 a US judge temporarily barred Jardine
from performing under the name 'Beach Boys Family and Friends' after
representations from Mike Love and Brother Records. Jardine lost the
case in 2003.
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