2008 – A couple who admitted supplying drugs including cocaine and ecstasy to singer Amy Winehouse were warned they faced a jail term as they appeared in Snaresbrook Crown Court, England. The charges related to video footage which appeared to show Winehouse smoking a crack pipe. The singer was arrested and questioned over the images but […]
2008 – American producer and saxophonist Mike Terry died in Detroit aged 68. Worked with Martha And The Vandellas, Jackie Wilson, Mary Wells, The Four Tops, The Supremes, Kim Weston, Marvin Gaye, The Isley Brothers and Edwin Starr.
2008 – A statue honouring AC/DC’s Bon Scott was unveiled at the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour in Western Australia.
2008 – A statue honouring AC/DC’s Bon Scott was unveiled at the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour in Western Australia. Although born in Scotland, Scott grew up in Fremantle after his family emigrated to Australia in 1952. Bon started out his newfound Australian life in Melbourne, his family lived in the suburb of Sunshine for 4 […]
2008 – AC/DC went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Black Ice’ the Australian bands fifteenth studio album which went on to become a No.1 hit in 29 different countries and the second-best selling album of 2008.
2008 – Beyonce went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘If I Were A Boy’, the singers fourth UK No.1 hit. Taken from her third solo album, I Am… Sasha Fierce.
2008 – Some homeless man claimed a £2,000(about $3800 US) reward for returning a waxwork head of Paul McCartney on This Day in Rock!
2008 – Some homeless man claimed a £2,000(about $3800 US) reward for returning a waxwork head of Paul McCartney on This Day in Rock! Anthony Silva found the item at Reading station after auctioneer Joby Carter left it under a seat at Maidenhead station. Thinking it was a Halloween mask, Anthony used it as a […]
2008 – SNL guest stars Adele as the Music on This Day in Rock Music History! Adele appears on Saturday Night Live along with Sarah Palin earning the shows highest rankings in 14 years, with 17 million viewers tuning in. Adele climbed the iTunes charts with ‘Chasing Pavements’ and ‘Cold Shoulder’ which she performed that […]
2008 – GUNS N’ ROSES: ‘Chinese Democracy’ Track Listing Slightly Revised – Oct. 17, 2008 A slightly revised track listing for the new GUNS N’ ROSES album, “Chinese Democracy”, has now been posted at BestBuy.com, which will exclusively carry the album in the U.S. starting on November 23. A pre-order page for the long-delayed release […]
2008 – Levi Stubbs died today on This Day in Rock Music History! Levi, 72 had been diagnosed with cancer in 1995 which was proceeded by a stroke and other health issues. Levi was a singer for the ‘Four Tops’ on the Motown Record label in 1963. Over a ten year period from 1963 to […]
2008 – ‘Womanizer’ debuts at no. 1 in US Charts. Britney Spears went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Womanizer’ the singers second No.1 after her debut single ‘…Baby One More Time’ in 1999.
2008 – Illustrator and rock cartoonist Ray Lowry died. He contributed illustrations for NME, Punch, Private Eye and The Guardian and designed the artwork for The Clash album London Calling.
2008 – In a video message on his website, Ringo Starr announced that he no longer has time to sign autographs and asked fans not to send him any mail at all. “No more fan mail and no objects to be signed. Nothing.” After finishing a tour of the US and Canada, he was dividing […]