2003 – “Torn” singer Natalie Imbruglia marries Silverchair’s Daniel Johns in a secret ceremony at a resort on Australia’s northeastern coast, according to reports.
2008 – Singer, songwriter, guitarist, Delaney Bramlett died in Los Angeles from complications after gall bladder surgery. Was a member of Delaney, Bonnie & Friends and worked with George Harrison, The Everly Brothers, John Lennon, Janis Joplin, J.J. Cale, and Eric Clapton.
2008 – Thieves broke into a house belonging to Allman Brothers Band singer and keyboardist Gregg Allman
2008 – Thieves broke into a house belonging to Allman Brothers Band singer and keyboardist Gregg Allman in Georgia and stole a coin collection, knives and unreleased concert recordings. Two men where charged with the burglary two days later.
2008 – a spokesman for Michael Jackson denied reports the singer was suffering from a rare respiratory disease and was in need of a lung transplant. Dr Tohme Tohme said in a statement issued to Reuters that stories claiming the singer was unwell were not true. He added that author Ian Halperin had made the […]
2008 – Clint Ballard Jr. died. He wrote ‘Game Of Love’ a hit for Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders’, and Linda Ronstadt’s, ‘You’re No Good’. His songs have been recorded by The Hollies, Frankie Avalon, Ricky Nelson, The Zombies and Jan And Dean.
2008 – On this day in Rock history, Selling for $30,000 (£20,200), A cassette tape of a “drunk” John Lennon recording a cover
2008 – On this day in Rock history, Selling for $30,000 (£20,200), A cassette tape of a “drunk” John Lennon recording a cover version of ‘Just Because’ by Lloyd Price. The six-minute recording, made in autumn 1973, is of Lennon performing Lloyd Price’s Just Because. “Debauched lyrics” improvised by “a drunk Lennon” include “just a […]
2008 – The 2008 X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Hallelujah’. The song was written by Leonard Cohen, and his version charted at the same time, and Jeff Buckley’s cover reached No 2, just being held off by Alexandra. Three versions of the same […]
2008 – Britney Spears went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Circus’, the singer’s sixth studio album.
2008 – Madonna paid former husband Guy Ritchie around £50m as part of their divorce settlement. The singers US spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg told The Associated Press the figure included the value of the couple’s Ashcombe home in England, and the financial part of the settlement had been worked out but custody of the couple’s children […]
2008 – Dizzee Rascal was arrested in south-east London following an alleged incident involving a baseball bat. The rapper whose real name is Dylan Mills, was held on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon in Sevenoaks Way, Orpington.
2008 – the town where Mick Jagger and Keith Richards grew up announced it was to name streets in a new estate after Rolling Stones hits. The 13 streets in Dartford, Kent, were to be given names such as Angie Mews, Babylon Close, Sympathy Street, Little Red Walk and Satisfaction Street. Leader of the council, […]