2009 – Ozzy Osbourne sued Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi for lack of royalty payments on This Day in Rock Music History! Tony was falsely claiming the right to sole ownership of the band’s name which cost Ozzy royalties from merchandise sold with the band’s name. Ozzy sought a declaration of the 4 original members and […]
2009 – Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan had surgery to remove a cancerous tumour in his bladder. The band who were currently on a world tour cancelled several shows because of the 47-year-old’s ongoing health problems. Several weeks after Depeche Mode canceled a string of European dates because singer Dave Gahan was reportedly suffering a […]
2009 – Jay Bennett, a former member of Wilco, Died today on This Day in Rock. Jay had been in litigation of charges he filed against the former group and it’s lead singer, Jeff Tweedy, over royalty compensation. Jay acted as engineer and session player for the band in the 1990’s. He was seeking $50k […]
2009 – Amy Winehouse’s cancellation at the Island Records 50th anniversary Gala, Led to the event falling off the calendar on This Day in Rock. Wow, She must’ve had that much influence, until Lady Gaga. It was scheduled to be held at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on May 31st.
2009 – White Stripes drummer Meg White marries Jackson Smith on This Day in Rock! They tied the knot at ex-husband and bandmate Jack White’s Nashville home… Off the hook. Jack and Meg White were married for four years and divorced in 2000. A double wedding, with Jack Lawrence and Jo McCaughey, it was a […]
2009 – Natalie Cole was recovering after undergoing a kidney transplant. The 59-year-old daughter of Nat King Cole had decided to postpone her summer tour, set to begin in June, as she recovered
2009 – Michael Jackson delayed the opening four nights of his This Is It UK tour at London’s O2 arena. Concert promoters AEG Live said the delay was necessary because the singer needed more time for dress rehearsals. The first show, on 8 July, was pushed back by five nights. Three other July dates would […]
1911 – Robert Johnson is born this day in rock history. You remember the movie Crossroads… that was his song! Robert Johnson, born Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) is among the most famous of Delta blues musicians. His landmark recordings from 1936–1937 display a remarkable combination of singing, guitar skills, […]
2009 – Trina Johnson-Finn is taken into custody for allegedly passing herself of as Toni Braxton on This Day in Rock.
2009 – Bob Dylan went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Together Through Life’ his seventh UK No.1 album. It was the singer, songwriter’s 33rd studio album, he last topped the UK chart with ‘New Morning’ in 1970. His first No.1 in 1964, was ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan’. Dylan now held the record, […]
2009 – A rare Motown seven-inch single sold for £25,742, ($38,378), setting a new world record. Kenny Burrell, from Fife in Scotland, put the unreleased 1965 single ‘Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)’ by Frank Wilson up for auction; the single was one of only two in the world. Motown boss Berry Gordy had […]
2009 – Bob Dylan mingled unnoticed with other Beatles tourists during a minibus tour to John Lennon’s childhood home. He was one of 14 tourists to examine photos and documents in the National Trust-owned home, where Lennon grew up with his aunt Mimi and uncle George. Dylan who was on a day off on a […]