2012 – Dick Clark died Wednesday of a heart attack at 82 on This Day in Rock Music History! As a working teen in 1945 at WRUN-AM in Utica, N.Y., a station owned by his uncle and run by his father, he began his entertainment career as a news and weatherman. After graduating from college, […]
1947 – Peter Ham (Badfinger) is born on this day in rock!
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2010 – Sir Paul McCartney Joins Ringo Onstage To Celebrate Drum Legend’s 70th Birthday Last night at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, Sir Paul McCartney joined Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band during their performance Wednesday night as a surprise for his former Beatle bandmate’s 70th birthday. Joining in on a rendition of the […]
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 […]
1940 – Cream drummer Ginger Baker is born in London. Peter Edward “Ginger” Baker (born 19 August 1939, Lewisham, South London) is best known for his work with Cream and Blind Faith. He influenced millions of drummers worldwide introducing African influences into Rock Music supporting Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce. He garnered the respect of […]
1942 – Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England. The Beatles have 20 No. 1 songs, more than any other recording act, and McCartney by himself or in duets has another nine. His biggest post-Beatles hits are “Ebony and Ivory,” a duet with Stevie Wonder that stays at No. 1 for seven weeks, and “Say […]
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.
1981 – Roy Brown dies in San Fernando, Calif. His original 1947 rendition of “Good Rockin’ Tonight” inspired countless cover versions, while his vocal holler influenced performers like Little Richard.