1963 – The Beatles are introduced to the Rolling Stones for the first time backstage in Richmond, England. George Harrison says he’s particularly impressed by the unsigned band’s performance.
2004 – A man who claimed he was Sheryl Crow’s “spiritual twin” is acquitted of stalking charges. Ambrose Kappos, an ex-Navy diver, said he was merely trying to “court” the singer when he appeared backstage at a 2003 concert.
2004 – UK prog rockers Muse play the biggest show of their careers when they headline the Sunday night at Glastonbury Festival. The gig is marred by tragedy when drummer Dominic Howard’s father dies backstage shortly afterwards.
2003 – Charges of child endangerment and trespassing are dismissed against Phish bassist Mike Gordon, a spokesperson for the Nassau County (N.Y.) District Court says. Gordon was arrested Aug. 11 after he was found with a nine-year-old girl in a private boathouse backstage at Jones Beach’s Tommy Hilfiger Theater.
2003 – Phish bassist Mike Gordon is arrested in Wantagh, N.Y., and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and trespassing in a closed area. At a concert by the Dead at Jones Beach’s Tommy Hilfiger Theater, police were alerted that a nine-year-old girl was missing. The child was later found with Gordon in […]
2003 – Iron Maiden drummer Michael “Nicko” McBrain is arrested and charged with assault after hitting a parking attendant with his car, according to reports. The incident occurs backstage at the Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, N.Y., where the band is performing that night.
1998 – Spice Girls fans receive an early present when Virgin Records posts the video to the group’s newest single, “Goodbye,” on the Internet at www.virginrecords.com/spicevideo. Visitors are able to see the clip in its entirety, as well as access backstage interviews and snippets from the Girls’ “Live At Wembley” longform video.
1998 – In an official ceremony backstage prior to Van Halen’s show at the CoreStates Spectrum, Philadelphia mayor Ed Rendell proclaims May 24th Van Halen Day in Philadelphia. Each member of the band is given a personalized replica of the Liberty Bell.
1976 – In Houston, Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson duet on “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” Backstage, Nelson is given a subpoena to appear before a grand jury investigating drug trafficking.
1976 – When songwriter Boz Scaggs tries to go backstage at the Austin club Antone’s to see Bobby “Blue” Bland, he’s knocked out by two bouncers.
1974 – Backstage at Elvis’ L.A. Forum concert, the King meets rising combo Led Zeppelin. Robert Plant and Presley sing “Love Me” together.