2015 – Leonard Nimoy, born March 26, 1931 – died February 27, 2015 Mr. Nimoy had a minor pop hit called “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins”. Leonard Nimoy rose to fame as an actor in the 50s and 60s, but reached international fame of his portrayal of Spock on Star Trek as a Vulcan science […]
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Music Finnegan’s Wake What happens when a dearly loved Irishman passes on? Well, it’s time to celebrate his wake. This song is dedicated, no doubt, to the Irishman’s love of funerals and whiskey, “Finnegan’s Wake” supplied the theme for James Joyce’s famous novel of the same name. The Unicorn Song This “Irish song” is not […]
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, […]
2007 – Stu Sweatman begins prototyping the idea for “THIS DAY IN ROCK” website, where you can find many facts about musicians and what happend on a given day in history! He joined forces with John Myer’s to create the information base you see. Although the site contains facts from all genres, we tried to […]
2000 – it was announced that after 74 years the UK rock weekly Melody Maker was to close down. The Christmas edition would be the last one then it would merge with the NME creating a more sizeable broad-based magazine.
1993 – Bandleader Billy Eckstein dies in Pittsburgh of complications from a stroke. He was the first Black singer to achieve lasting success in mainstream pop.
1959 – Your Hit Parade, the Saturday night pop-music show that’s been running since April 1935, has its last US radio broadcast.
1938 – Paul Revere of the Raiders is born in Boise, Idaho. Paul Revere and the Raiders is an American rock band that saw enormous mainstream success in the second half of the 1960s and earlier 1970s, best-known for hits like “Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)” (1971), “Steppin’ Out” & “Just […]
1939 – Saxophonist Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers is born in New Orleans.
1939 – Born on this day, Cindy Birdsong, The Supremes, (joined in 1967, 1969 UK No.3 single ‘I’m Gonna make You Love Me’). Labelle, (1975 US No.1 & UK No.17, single ‘Lady Marmalade’).