2012 – Oasis Lead vocalist voted greatest frontman of all time on This Day in Rock Music History… What???! That’s the problem with polling, it’s based on who, how, and when the question was asked. Freddie Mercury was number two… kewl, but I’d like to see the list of who was on the list.. or […]
Rock History › Tools. All the facts about rock hisory you need in one easy place. With a database of over 25,000 records and growing daily, we update posts about Elvis, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, the Doors, Jet, My Chemical Romance and many more. We include Video from YouTube, lyrics, and all the […]
Music Finnegan’s Wake What happens when a dearly loved Irishman passes on? Well, it’s time to celebrate his wake. This song is dedicated, no doubt, to the Irishman’s love of funerals and whiskey, “Finnegan’s Wake” supplied the theme for James Joyce’s famous novel of the same name. The Unicorn Song This “Irish song” is not […]
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 – Turn it on, turn it on again, turn it on, turn it on again. We’re singing because Genesis–Phil Collins, Mike “+ the Mechanics” Rutherford and the other fella–have announced they are reforming for an upcoming world tour.
2006 – Rapper Lumumba Carson aka Professor X dies in New York at the age of 49.
2005 – Tupac and Elton John remain at No. 1 in the U.K. for a second week with “Ghetto Gospel.” Coldplay have the No. 1 album with X&Y.
2005 – Nine Inch Nails close the Coachella Festival in California. Other performers during the day included New Order, The Bravery and Mos Def.
2005 – Former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant is presented with his lifetime achievement Grammy award at the South By Southwest (SXSW) music festival and conference in Austin, Texas. Plant, who was unable to attend February’s Grammy ceremonies in Los Angeles, receives the trophy from Recording Academy president Neil Portnow, who is on hand to […]
2005 – Prolific singer/songwriter/guitarist Lalo Guerrero, known as the “Father of Chicano Music,” dies in Palm Springs, Calif. He is 88. One of the legendary forces in Chicano music, Guerrero first gained recognition with the song “Cancion Mexicana,” which he wrote when he was in his teens.
2003 – Dire Straits singer-guitarist Mark Knopfler is hospitalized after his motorcycle collides with a car in London. He suffers a broken collarbone and six broken ribs.
2003 – Dixie Chick Natalie Maines apologizes to George W. Bush for comments made earlier in the month. Several radio stations boycotted the group’s records after Maines said she was ashamed the president was from her home state of Texas.