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 […]
2008 – Coldplay announced plans to release a new EP and album. Chris Martin said the band are planning two further releases including the full-length follow up to Viva La Vida, by the end of 2009. He told BBC 6 Music: “We’re going to put an EP out at Christmas called Prospects March and we’re […]
1942 – Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England. The Beatles have 20 No. 1 songs, more than any other recording act, and McCartney by himself or in duets has another nine. His biggest post-Beatles hits are “Ebony and Ivory,” a duet with Stevie Wonder that stays at No. 1 for seven weeks, and “Say […]
2008 – Radiohead have signed up to play a free concert for BBC Radio 2 and will also record a series of interviews ahead of their UK tour.Fans can apply for tickets over the phone but other BBC radio networks will also be giving them away on air. Recipients will be chosen randomly. Radio 2 […]
2006 – English songbird Katie Melua performs a concert 303 meters below sea level. The world’s deepest gig happens at the bottom of an oil rig shaft in the North Sea. Unfortunately, someone lifts Melua back to the surface. Katie Melua has entered the record books by playing the deepest ever gig. Melua set the […]
2006 – Top of the Pops airs for the last time on BBC, after 42 years of broadcasting performances by the likes of The Rolling Stones, Madonna, David Bowie, Robbie Williams and Shakira.
2004 – U2’s Bono is the guest editor for the day on BBC Radio 4’s flagship news program, Today. Among the features, British chancellor Gordon Brown addresses the problem of world poverty and a report traces Riverdance’s Islamic roots.
2004 – The BBC name Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood their composer in residence. Greenwood will have access to the BBC archives and use of the BBC Concert Orchestra for a piece he will compose over the next three years.
2003 – Jermaine Jackson tells the BBC that Michael Jackson will reunite with the Jackson Five for a new album and tour.
2002 – Lonnie Donegan, known as the “king of skiffle’ dies in his sleep in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. He is 71. Lonnie Donegan MBE (29 April 1931 – 3 November 2002) was a skiffle musician, possibly the most famous of them all, with more than 20 UK Top 30 hits to his name. He is […]
2000 – Eric Clapton is reunited on a TV stage in London with his former Derek & the Dominos keyboard player Bobby Whitlock, for their first performance together in 29 years. The setting is the recording of the latest edition of the BBC2 TV series “Later With Jools Holland.”
1999 – BBC Radio 1 hip-hop DJ Tim Westwood is shot in a drive-by shooting in London. He is reported in stable condition the following day.