2011 – Norio Ohga, President and Chairman of Sony, credited with developing the compact disc, has died on This Day in Rock at 81.
2011 – Judge orders Jobs to answer iTunes questions on This Day in Rock! Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs, who is out on medical leave, has been ordered by a federal magistrate to answer questions from plaintiffs’ lawyers in an antitrust lawsuit related to his company’s iTunes business. U.S. Magistrate Judge Howard Lloyd, […]
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2011 – New records… Old Acts… like Pink Floyd help earn 14% gain for Vinyl record sales from last year. Reporting a 2.8 million units sold.
2010 – Tom Petty tells Playboy “There are no record people left in the record business; now it’s some guy who used to be with the leased-car department and got a promotion. Or maybe he was an accountant and now he’s a record-company president. And he hires more accountants and leased-car men”. Amazon.com Widgets
2010 – SLAYER’s DAVE LOMBARDO: Video Footage Of Bochum Signing Session Posted Online – Mar. 31, 2010 SLAYER’s Dave Lombardo kicked off his German drum-workshop tour on Sunday (March 28) at House of Drums in Bochum-Wattenscheid. Fan-filmed video footage of the signing session that followed the clinic has now been posted online and can be […]
2010 – LONDON (Reuters) – British rock band Pink Floyd won its court battle with EMI on Thursday with a ruling that prevents the record company from selling single downloads on the Internet from the group’s concept albums. The outcome of a dispute over the level of royalties the band received remained unclear, however, as […]
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 […]
1958? – Tom Size is born this day in rock history! Tom Size – Discography Artist Title Task Philip Aaberg Out of the Frame (1984) Engineer, Mixing Abraxas Pool Abraxas Pool (1997) Mixing The Alibis Forty Days and Forty Nights (1999) Mixing Laurie Anderson Strange Angels (1989) Engineer Count Basie Golden Years (1972) Remixing Jennifer […]
2009 – Micheal Jackson’s Funeral! LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — Berry Gordy called Michael Jackson the “greatest entertainer that ever lived” as family, friends, colleagues and fans gathered to remember the King of Pop at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Tuesday. Michael Jackson’s casket is placed in front of the stage at the Staples […]
2009 – George Harrison receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on This Day in Rock Music History! It was given posthumously with Paul McCartney, Harrison’s widow Olivia and son Dhani were all in attendance outside the Capitol Records offices in Los Angeles. Eric Idle, Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and musician Tom Petty […]
2008 – AES San Francisco 2008 Special Event Friday, October 3, 4:30 pm — 6:00 pm Geoff Emerick/Sgt. Pepper Abstract: Marking the 40th Anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Geoff Emerick, the Beatles engineer on the original recording was commissioned by the BBC to re-record the entire album on the […]