2005 – one of the biggest charity concerts since Live Aid raised £1.25 million ($2 million) for victims of the tsunami disaster in Asia. The concert held at The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff featured Eric Clapton, Manic Street Preachers, Keane, Charlotte Church, Snow Patrol, Embrace, Feeder, Craig David and Liberty X, who appeared before 60,000 fans […]
2005 – Sheryl Crow, Christina Aquilera and Tim McGraw participate in a benefit for victims of the tsunami in Southern Asia. The hour-long music and celebrity-driven broadcast airs live at 8 p.m. on the East Coast and is tape-delayed on the West Coast across NBC’s broadcast and cable channels, which include USA Networks, Bravo, Trio, […]
2003 – Limp Bizkit cancel the Bali, Thailand and the Philippines dates in their tour of Southeast Asia, citing fears of a terrorist attack in those areas.
2003 – With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Lavigne wins for favorite female artist and breakthrough artist, as well as the style award.
Pictured with Carl Palmer, John Wetton and Steve Howe. 1984 – Greg Lake leaves Asia to be replaced by the band’s original bassist/singer, John Wetton. Lyrics: Youre leaving now Its in your eyes Theres no disguising it It really comes as no surprise To find that you planned it all along I see it now […]
1982 – Asia live up to their “supergroup” tag when their self-titled debut tops the albums chart.
1982 – Asia US LP by the band with the same name is the no. 1 chart topper this day in rock history! Featuring Carl Palmer (ELP) on drums, Steve Howe (YES) on guitar, John Wetton on Bass and Lead Vocals, Geoff Downs on Keys, and is touted as not only a mainstream top 40 […]
1981 – It’s a great day for music as Steve Howe, Geoff Downes, John Wetton, and Carl Palmer form Asia.
1970 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer give their debut performance in Plymouth, England. Progressive rock can be a very disreputable subject. No other musical style has been so vilified by the critics and became a synonym for ‘pompous’ and ‘bombastic.’ Almost every music critic in the early ’70’s had something unflattering to write about it. […]
1963 – Yngwie Malmsteen is born in Stockholm Sweden this day in rock history! Yngwie Johann Malmsteen (born Lars Johan Yngve Lannerbäck on June 30, 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish guitarist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and bandleader. Malmsteen became notable in the mid-1980s for his technical fluency and neo-classical metal compositions. Four of his albums, […]
1958 – Rock siren Lita Ford (“Kiss Me Deadly”) is born in London this day in rock! Just kiss me once…maybe twice…. ok… bring it on. Lita Ford (born September 23, 1958) is an American rock musician and singer who was the lead guitarist for The Runaways and achieved popularity for her solo career during […]
1954 – Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin is born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Trevor Rabin (born January 13, 1954) is a South African-American musician, best known as a guitarist and songwriter for the British progressive rock band Yes from 1983–1994, and since then, as a film composer. Biography Early years Rabin was born Trevor Charles Rabinowitz […]