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, […]
2011 – Steve Jobs, Apple Computers, Disney, Pixar, and iTunes died today on This Day in Rock Music History!
2011 – Steve Jobs, Apple Computers, Disney, Pixar, and iTunes died today on This Day in Rock! Jobs, most notably known for the iPhone in recent years, contributed to the computer and music world. iTunes being the most notable and influential music download service in the known universe. At one time apple battled over the […]
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2010 – Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Anniversary Pushes Some in Texas to Seek Memorial NEW YORK (CBS) Twenty years after his death, a Texas community is still seeking to honor native son Stevie Ray Vaughan. The Grammy-winning singer and guitarist died in a helicopter crash Aug.27, 1990, and is buried in his hometown of Oak Cliff, […]
2010 – Radio Station, “Absolute Classic Rock” names, “Stairway to heaven” the UK’s favorite classic rock song on This Day in Rock!
2010 – Radio Station, “Absolute Classic Rock” names, “Stairway to heaven” the UK’s favorite classic rock song on This Day in Rock! Listeners of the famed radio station voted in 2 other tunes from the Zep as well… “Whole lotta love” at No. 4, and “Rock n’ Roll” at No. 7. And on Feb. 14th, […]
2010 – RIAA, say Beatles still on top! Utilizing Nielsen SoundScan data, which dates to 1991, Guns N’ Roses have totaled 24,914,000
2010 – RIAA, say Beatles still on top! Utilizing Nielsen SoundScan data, which dates to 1991, Guns N’ Roses have totaled 24,914,000 albums sold in the U.S. 1991’s “Use Your Illusion 2” leads with 5,587,000 units, followed closely by “Use Your Illusion 1,” at 5,502,000. In that span, Metallica has sold 52,271,000 albums in the […]
2010 – U.K. Declares Abbey Road A Historic Site February 23, 2010 2010 – With all the talk about EMI possibly selling Abbey Road Studios, the U.K. government has stepped in and declared it a historic site so that no radical changes can be made. Culture Minister Margaret Hodge declared the iconic venue a “Grade […]
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 – Paul McCartney appeared on the Colbert Report on This Day in Rock Music! <embed style=”display:block” src=”http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:cms:video:colbertnation.com:217077″ width=”288″ height=”247″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” wmode=”window” allowFullscreen=”true” flashvars=”autoPlay=false” allowscriptaccess=”always” allownetworking=”all” bgcolor=”#000000″></embed>
2012-1980 – John Lennon is shot to Deaths outside of his New York City home by Mark David Chapman. His biggest hit is “(Just Like) Starting Over,” which was released the month before his Deaths and becomes a million-selling No. 1 song. As part of the Beatles he is inducted into the Rock and Roll […]