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2007 – Queen beat The Beatles to be crowned greatest British band of all time by BBC Radio 2 listeners in the UK. They pipped the Fab Four in a live contest, trouncing other finalists The Rolling Stones, Oasis and Take That. The bands were judged on song-writing, lyrics, live performances, originality and showmanship. More […]
2006 – Singer-guitarist Bryan Harvey of ’80s duo House of Freaks is found dead with his family in his Richmond, Va., home. Bandmate Johnny Hott summoned police after arriving for a New Year’s party and discovering their house was on fire.
2006 – Eminem’s Curtain Call best of stays atop the U.K. albums chart, while X-Factor winner Shayne Ward’s “That’s My Goal” is the No. 1 single.
2004 – Singer, actor, and all-around Gallic hero Charles Aznavour (“Yesterday When I Was Young”) is named a commander of the French Legion of Honour.
2004 – Norwegian singer Kurt Nilsen wins the World Idol crown in a televised final after singing U2’s “Beautiful Day.” Among the contestants was American Idol champ Kelly Clarkson.
2002 – Bee Gees members Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb are among those named by the Queen to the New Year Honours list. The Gibb brothers each receive a CBE (Commander of the British Empire).
2002 – No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani accepts the marriage proposal of Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale.
2002 – Bush leader Gavin Rossdale proposes to his longtime girlfriend Gwen Stefani of No Doubt. She says “Yes.”
2002 – Newcomer Alicia Keys wins awards in five of the six Grammy categories she’s been nominated for. Her debut disc, Songs In A Minor dominates the annual affair.
2000 – George Harrison leaves hospital following a knife attack at his English mansion by a crazed fan. Doctors tell him that he will be able to play the guitar again, despite suffering a hand wound.
1997 – Acclaimed folksinger Townes Van Zandt dies aged 52. The Cowboy Junkies, Merle Haggard and Steve Earle have covered his songs.