2007 – Arctic Monkeys started a three week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with their second album ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare.’
2007 – Avril Lavigne was at No.1 on the US album chart with her third album ‘The Best Damn Thing’, also a No.1 on the UK chart.
2007 – American singer Bobby “Boris” Pickett died of leukemia at the age of 69. Scored the Halloween anthem ‘The Monster Mash’ in 1962. The song had been banned by The BBC in the UK, deemed offensive and wasn’t a hit until 1973. It was a spoof on the dance crazes popular at the time, […]
2007 – Simon Cowell and Clive Davis, chairman and CEO of J Records announced they would be working together on the latest X Factor winner Leona Lewis’ debut album.
2007 – aides to George Bush were told they couldn’t book a luxury five star hotel suite because Mick Jagger had already booked it during The Rolling Stones current world tour. Jagger had splashed out £3,600 a night for the suite at the five-star Imperial Hotel in Vienna, Austria, in advance of the band appearing in […]
2007 – The Arctic Monkeys sold 85,000 copies of their new album ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’ on its first day in UK shops, putting it on course to be the year’s fastest-selling new release.
2007 – Sheryl Crow said a ban on using too much toilet paper should be introduced to help the environment. The singer suggested using “only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where two to three could be required”. Crowe made the comments on her website after touring the US on […]
2007 – Avril Lavigne went to No.1 on the UK album chart with her third album ‘The Best Damn Thing’, also a No.1 on the US chart.
2007 – Doris Richards died of cancer. The 91-year-old mother of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards bought her son his first guitar for his 15th birthday. He learned some chords from her father, Gus Dupree, a musician who instilled him with an early passion for music.
2007 – Bryan Ferry was forced to make an apology after praising Nazi iconography in a German magazine. Talking to Welt am Sonntag, he said the Nazis “knew how to put themselves in the limelight and present themselves…I’m talking about the films of Leni Riefenstahl and the buildings of Albert Speer and the mass marches […]
2007 – acts appearing at the Quilmes Rock festival at River stadium in Argentina included, Aerosmith, Velvet Revolver, Placebo, Keane and Evanescence.
2007 – Julian Lennon sold a “significant” stake of his share in the songs his father John wrote for The Beatles to US music publishing company Primary Wave. The firm would now receive payments when any Lennon compositions were sold on CD, performed live or played on the radio. The company who were about to […]