1998 – Veteran producer Nik Venet dies in Los Angeles of lymphoma. He is 62. During his career, Venet produced more than 300 albums by such greats as the Beach Boys, Glen Campbell, and Bobby Darin.
1996 – The Ramones split. The Ramones are often considered to be the first punk rock group of the 80’s. They are an American Rock band and the band was formed in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, in 1974. The group performed 2,263 concerts and toured almost non stop for 22 years. The band finally […]
1994 – The historic Fillmore club reopens in San Francisco. The opening acts include Smashing Pumpkins, Ry Cooder & David Lindley and American Music Club. The Fillmore (also known as Fillmore Auditorium, or in error as Fillmore West) is a historic music venue in San Francisco, California made famous by Bill Graham. Named for its […]
1988 – The Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Drifters, Bob Dylan and the Supremes are among those inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts the Beach Boys, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Drifters, Berry Gordy Jr., the Supremes, Les Paul, Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly. Beach […]
1987 – Pink Floyd release A Momentary Lapse of Reason. The comeback album is the band’s first since the departure of Roger Waters and the subsequent lawsuit over the use of the band name. A Momentary Lapse of Reason is Pink Floyd’s 1987 album, the band’s first release after the departure of Roger Waters from […]
1986 – A Run-D.M.C. concert in Long Beach, Calif., also becomes a battleground for two rival gangs and 42 people are hurt. Rap’s live rep suffers a blow and the group is subsequently barred from many venues.
1986 – Farm Aid II features appearances by Willie Nelson, the Beach Boys, and Julio Iglesias. The Austin concert raises $1.3 million for financially strapped farmers.
1985 – The Beach Boys finally hold their July 4 bash in Washington, D.C., where they’re joined by Jimmy Page on “Lucille.” Fun, Fun, Fun With Jimmy Page Beach Boys Sugarcane Records, SC 52021/22 CD 1: Live at Montego Bay, Jamaica Music Festival, November 26th 1982. See for comment the All Summer Long CD. CD […]
1984 – Ringo Starr joins the Beach Boys at their free July 4 concert in Miami.
1983 – Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys drowns while swimming near his boat in the harbor at Marina del Ray, Calif.
1983 – Interior Secretary James Watt bans the Beach Boys from playing on Washington, D.C.’s Mall because, he says, the music attracts a “bad element.”
1980 – Keith Godchaux, former keyboardist of the Grateful Dead, dies in an auto wreck at the age of 32. Biography Keith Godchaux was born in Seattle, Washington and grew up in Concord, California. He met and married Donna Jean Godchaux in 1970; their son Zion, of the band BoomBox, was born in 1974. The […]