2011 – lyricist Jerry Leiber dies at age 78 on This Day in Rock! He Co-wrote hits like “Hound Dog” and “Jailhouse Rock” and was a key player in the birth or Rock ‘n’ Roll. Composing over 200 tunes covered by Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, James Brown, BB King, The drifters […]
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2009 – Lucy Vodden Dead: ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ Dies At 46 LONDON — Lucy Vodden, who provided the inspiration for the Beatles’ classic song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” has died after a long battle with lupus. She was 46. Her death was announced Monday by St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, […]
2009 – The Beatles: Rock Band is released… The world’s leading music game meets the greatest band in history! The Beatles™: Rock Band™ gives fans what they’ve been waiting for: a chance to experience the Beatles’ legendary story from the inside. You won’t just watch and listen as the Beatles make rock history, create landmark […]
2008 – Confirming long standing rumors, Activision announced this morning that they’re teaming with rock band Aerosmith to produce an entirely new “Guitar Hero” game dedicated solely to virtually playing along with their songs, titled simply “Guitar Hero: Aerosmith”. Lyrics: Well on a train, I met a dame She rather handsome We kinda look the […]
2008 – Beyonce won a long-running legal wrangle over claims her hit song ‘Baby Boy’ infringed the copyright of another artist’s work. The appeals court in Houston, Texas upheld a 2006 decision which dismissed musician Jennifer Armour’s claims that its lyrics were based on her work. Ms Armour claimed she had posted ‘I Got A […]
2007 – Bill Pinkney, the last surviving member of the original Drifters passed away on July 4th from unknown causes. He was 81. He’s up on the roof now! God Bless!
2005 – With three awards, Avril Lavigne leads the pack at Canada’s 34th Annual Juno Awards, held at Winnipeg’s MTS Centre. Lavigne wins artist of the year and the fanvoted Juno Fan Choice Award. She also claims the pop album of the year award for Under My Skin.
2005 – Elvis Presley’s single ‘One Night’ made chart history by becoming the 1,000th UK number one. Elvis, who led last week’s chart with ‘Jailhouse Rock’, had now scored more number one UK hits than any other artist with 20 number 1’s, beating The Beatles’ 17 chart toppers. Lyrics: (words & music by D. Bartholomew […]
2004 – It’s reported that U.S. Marines are blasting AC/DC’s “Shoot to Thrill” at high volumes to drive Muslim insurgents from their homes in Iraq. Lyrics: All you women who want a man of the street But you don’t know which way you wanna turn Just keep a coming and put your hand out to […]
2004 – Alanis Morissette appears at the Canadian Juno awards in a nude bodysuit during a skit satirizing American attitudes towards censorship. At the ceremony, Nelly Furtado wins Best Single for “Powerless (Say What You Want)” and Nickelback win Best Group. Lyrics: “You Oughta Know” I want you to know, that I’m happy for you […]
2004 – Comedy rockers The Darkness (“I Believe in a Thing Called Love”) are forced to postpone shows in Cleveland and Pittsburgh after singer Justin Hawkins comes down with a sore throat. Lyrics: Can’t explain all the feelings that you’re making me feel My heart’s in overdrive and you’re behind the steering wheel Touching you, […]