2005 – A Rolling Stones concert at the University of Virginia is stopped after the venue receives a bomb threat. The concert continues after bomb-sniffing dogs survey the stage.
2005 – Bob Moog, inventor of his namesake range of synthesizers and one of the most significant figures in the evolution of electronic music, dies at his home in Asheville, N.C. He is 71. A native of N.Y., Moog was diagnosed with brain cancer in late April and had since undergone radiation treatment and chemotherapy. […]
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 […]
2001 – E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons is forced to take an unexpected break during a concert in Asbury Park, N.J., when someone calls in a bomb threat. After two bomb sniffing dogs find no bomb in the legendary Stone Pony nightclub, the crowd is let back in and the show continues.
1998 – Bob Dylan wins three Grammys at this year’s ceremony, including Best Album for his career renaissance Time out of Mind. While performing a song from the album, he is interrupted by a rogue performance artist with the words “soy bomb” painted on his chest. The freewheelin’ one doesn’t flinch.
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.
1986 – Following the American bombing of Libya, Stevie Ray Vaughan cancels his European tour in fear of reprisals. Born: October 3, 1954. Dallas Texas. Genre: Blues Guitar: Fender Stratocaster (No. 1) Groups : Double Trouble. One of the most influential blues guitarists in america during his life and since his death. Stevie Ray Vaughan […]
1972 – Not a great day in Jefferson Airplane history. First police receive a bomb threat before their show in Akron, Ohio. The heavy pig presence incenses the crowd, who throw rocks at a police car. The cops respond by using tear gas, which causes Airplane bassist Jack Casady to denounce them from the stage. […]
1972 – In Montreal, a bomb destroys several speaker cones inside an equipment truck belonging to the touring Rolling Stones. The musical terrorist responsible remains at large.
1966 – In the Philippines, President Ferdinand Marcos pulls the Beatles’ police protection after his wife claims the band snubbed her by not attending one of her parties. Later, an angry mob attacks the Fab Four. “We watched ourselves, not arriving… ” -George Harrison On July 3rd, the day prior the show, The Manila Sunday […]