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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 […]
2006 – Target is the exclusive U.S. retailer for Ziggy Marley’s second solo album, “Love Is My Religion,” via Tuff Gong Worldwide. The deal marks Marley’s first independent release without employing the traditional larger label infrastructure, as well as Target’s first one-to-one agreement with an artist.
2006 – India.Arie tops the album charts with Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship, which gives emo hunk Dashboard Confessional something else to cry about. His third album Dusk and Summer bows at No. 2. The band originated as Chris Carrabba’s solo side-project for his previous band Further Seems Forever. He recorded his first album […]
2003 – The president of the Grant Monument Association criticizes Beyonce Knowles’ Fourth of July performance at Grant’s Tomb, saying the “lascivious choreography” was “patently inappropriate.”
2003 – Ja Rule becomes the first high-profile international artist to tour South Africa. Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper and actor signed to The Inc. and Universal Records formerly of Def Jam Recordings. A Hollis, New York native best-known for hits such […]
2003 –Metallica, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, the Deftones and Mudvayne kick off the Summer Sanitarium tour in Pontiac, Michigan.
2000 – A man dies after plunging 80 feet from the top of Ravens Stadium in Baltimore shortly before a Metallica concert. A 21-year-old man fell to his death on Tuesday night (7/4) at Baltimore’s PSINet Stadium while attending the Summer Sanitarium Tour. According to Sgt. Scott Rowe of the Baltimore Police Department, Martin Muschett […]
1999 – Sir Elton John, 52, collapses. Tests show that he has an irregular heartbeat. John soon has a pacemaker fitted at a London hospital.
1999 – Trisha Yearwood is the featured performer for the Boston Pops’ annual Independence Day concert, Pops Goes the 4th.
1995 – At Lollapalooza in George, Wash., Courtney Love belts Bikini Kill singer Kathleen Hanna. Charged with assault, Love receives a suspended one-year sentence and is required to take courses in anger management.