2005 – A fan-run museum dedicated exclusively to the Ramones opens in Berlin, Germany. This awesome day in rock history!
2003 – Local star Herbert Gronemeyer is the big winner at Germany’s Echo Awards in Berlin. He wins for national rock/pop artist, and his hit “Mensch” lands the award for national rock/pop single.
2002 – More than a quarter-century after its release as a double album of amplified noise and feedback, former Velvet Underground leader Lou Reed’s “Metal Machine Music” gets its first live performance from Berlin avant-garde classical ensemble Zeitkratzer.
2001 – Singer Ayman takes top honors at the Echo Awards in Berlin. He wins for national rock/pop artist and national newcomer. Limp Bizkit’s “Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water” and Guano Ape’s “Don’t Give Me Names” win in the international and national rock/metal categories, respectively.
1990 – Former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters stages a production of his rock opera, The Wall, in Berlin. Among the performers taking part in the benefit are Sinead O’Connor, Cyndi Lauper, Bryan Adams and Phil Collins. On pay-per-view you could watch Roger Waters’ production of The Wall. The concert at the Berlin Wall featured […]
1990 – While preparing Roger Waters’ ambitious production of The Wall at the Berlin Wall, workers discover an unexploded bomb from the World War II era.
1988 – Michael Jackson performs in West Berlin, attracting a crowd of 3,000 East Berliners who listen to the gig from the other side of the wall that divides the city.
1987 – Concertgoers at a Eurythmics show in West Berlin can hear demonstrators in East Berlin shout, “The wall must go,” on the other side of the concrete barrier. Police disperse the noisy crowd.
1980 – Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’, started a 15-week run at No.1 on the US album chart. The groups third US No.1, it went on to sell over 8 million copies. The Wall is a rock opera presented as a double album by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd, released in late 1979. It […]
1960 – Born on this day, John Crawford, bass, keyboards, Berlin, (1986 UK & US No.1 single ‘Take My Breath Away’).
1956 – Born on this day, Rob Brill, drums, Berlin, (1986 UK & US No.1 single ‘Take My Breath Away’).
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 […]