2003 – The paperback edition of late Nirvana front… Read more

2003 – The paperback edition of late Nirvana front…

2003 – The paperback edition of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s “Journals,” bolstered with 14 pages of new material, including an extended narrative about a semifictional serial killer, is released with a front cover reproduction of Cobain’s red Mead notebook bearing his hand-written caveat, “if you read, you’ll judge.”

1999 – Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, the bear… Read more

1999 – Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, the bear…

1999 – Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, the bearded half of ABBA, take to the stage in London, 25 years after the band’s debut at the Eurovision Song Contest for the opening of “Mamma Mia!” the comedy/romance musical set to ABBA’s greatest hits. At the Prince Edward Theatre in London, the duo receives a standing […]

1956 – Little Richard’s “Tutti-Frutti” crosses over from the R&B to the Read more

1956 – Little Richard’s “Tutti-Frutti” crosses over from the R&B to the

1956 – Little Richard’s “Tutti-Frutti” crosses over from the R&B to the pop chart, rising to #17. Elvis Presley performs “Tutti-Frutti” twice on national TV in February. “Tutti Frutti” is a song by Little Richard, which became his first hit record in 1955. With its opening cry of “Womp-bomp-a-loom-op-a-womp-bam-boom!” (supposedly intended to be a verbal […]

1955 – Elvis Costello (Declan McManus) is born in … Read more

1955 – Elvis Costello (Declan McManus) is born in …

1955 – Elvis Costello (Declan McManus) is born in London. His biggest hit is the top 20 song “Veronica” in 1989, which he writes with Paul McCartney. Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick MacManus 25 August 1954) is an English musician and singer-songwriter, with Irish ancestry. Costello came to prominence as an early participant in London’s […]

1947 – Marc Bolan (Marc Feld) of T. Rex is born in… Read more

1947 – Marc Bolan (Marc Feld) of T. Rex is born in…

1947 – Marc Bolan (Marc Feld) of T. Rex is born in London. Marc Bolan (born Mark Feld; 30 September 1947 – 16 September 1977), was an English singer, songwriter and guitarist whose hit singles, fashion sensibilities and stage presence with T.Rex in the early 1970s helped cultivate the glam rock era and made him […]