1987 – Yogi Horton a session drummer with Luther Vandross, jumped to his death from a 17th floor hotel window, having told his wife he was tired of Living in the shadow of Vandross Also worked with The B-52’s, Diana Ross and Debbie Harry.
1987 – David Bowie played a concert in West Berlin in front of the Reichstag with the speakers pointing towards the nearby Berlin Wall where thousands of young East Berliners stood and listened.
1987 – After the religious sect expresses much disapproval over his behavior, Michael Jackson officially severs his ties with the Jehovah’s Witnesses. So don’t expect to see him knocking on your door.
1987 – Michael Jackson severs his ties with the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
1987 – In Fort Myers, Fla., Sly Stone surrenders to police. He’s wanted for violating his probation.
1987 – Concertgoers at a Eurythmics show in West Berlin can hear demonstrators in East Berlin shout, “The wall must go,” on the other side of the concrete barrier. Police disperse the noisy crowd.
1987 – The BBC bans George Michael’s solo single “I Want Your Sex.”
1987 – Bryan Adams records a live version of the Christmas song “Run Rudolph Run.”
1987 – Classical guitarist Andres Segovia dies of a heart attack. Age 94. He receives a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1986. In the ceremony he is cited as the most brilliant and influential of all classical guitar players. Andrés Torres Segovia, 1st Marquess of Salobreña (21 February 1893–2 June 1987) was a Spanish classical […]
1987 – Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz, aka Ad-Rock, is released on bail in Liverpool, England, after being accused of assaulting a fan.