2003 – Australian police uncover Beatles album art and reel-to-reel tapes in a raid. All the material appeared to be from the White Album and Abbey Road sessions, which were stolen from the band’s London studio in 1969.
2002 – Mick Tucker, drummer from the 1970s glam band Sweet, dies after a lengthy battle against leukemia. He is 54.
2001 – Prince launches internet-based subscription service NPGMusicClub. A subscription service whereby fans are asked to pay as much as $100 per year. Born and raised in Minneapolis, Prince Rogers Nelson received his name from his father, jazz musician John Nelson, who was a performer in the Prince Rogers Trio. In constrast to the privileged […]
1999 – The Deftones, on the final stop of their tour opening for Black Sabbath, find that their truck has been stolen from the parking lot of the Holiday Inn in Dearborn, Mich. Taken are all of the band’s backline equipment and instruments, including several of Chi Chings’ Precision Fender Bass guitars, and Stephen Carpenter’s […]
1999 – Doug Weston, who operated L.A. club the Troubadour, dies in a local hospital after a bout of pneumonia. He is 72. During the ’60s and ’70s, the Troubadour was one of the city’s prime talent showcases.
1999 – Lenny Kravitz scored his first UK No.1 single with ‘Fly Away.’ The track had been used on a TV ad for cars.
1998 – Madonna performs at New York nightclub the Roxy. It is her first club performance in more than 10 years.
1998 – Marilyn Manson begins a brief book signing tour on Valentine’s Day at Tower Records in New York in support of his autobiography “It’s A Long Hard Road Out of Hell.”
1996 – Take That scored their eighth and last UK No.1 single (until re-forming in 2006) with their version of The Bee Gees song ‘How Deep Is Your Love’. It stayed at the top for three weeks.
1995 – Rapper Tupac Shakur was sentenced to one-and-a-half to four-and-a-half years in prison on a sexual abuse charge. He was later released on appeal.