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 […]
2006 – Onetime blink-182 and Transplants drummer Travis Barker breaks his arm while shooting a video for (+44), his confusingly titled new group with Mark Hoppus.
2005 – Country superstar Garth Brooks, who retired from music in 2001, returns to the spotlight with the release of the “Limited Series” boxed set, which is to be available exclusively through Walmart and Sam’s Club stores, as well as Walmart.com. The set goes on to break numerous sales records.
2005 – British pop group Busted confirm they are splitting. The trio was the subject of an MTV series chronicling their failed attempt to break America with the single “What I Went to School For.”
2005 – No. 1 Chart Topper ‘Jailhouse Rock’ – Elvis Presley (The 1,000 UK No.1 single) is number 1 in the UK. Lryics: (words & music by jerry leiber – mike stoller) The warden threw a party in the county jail. The prison band was there and they began to wail. The band was jumpin […]
2004 – Troubled alt.rock star Courtney Love is assigned a “legal guardian” while being treated for an undisclosed ailment in New York. Breaking the news, Love’s lawyer describes his client as “beyond uncooperative.”
2003 – Pete Doherty of UK rockers the Libertines confesses he is addicted to crack cocaine and heroin after he is caught breaking into the London apartment of bandmate Carl Barat.
2003 – Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera postpone several dates of their Justified & Stripped tour after a lighting grid breaks before their Atlantic City, N.J., stop.
2003 – Pete Doherty, singer/guitarist with rising English band The Libertines’ Pete Doherty, is arrested for burglary after allegedly breaking into a basement apartment in central London. Does this guy get in alot of trouble or what… He must be kewl!
2003 – Ja Rule becomes the first high-profile international artist to tour South Africa. Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper and actor signed to The Inc. and Universal Records formerly of Def Jam Recordings. A Hollis, New York native best-known for hits such […]
2002 – A riot breaks out in Vancouver after Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose fails to appear for the kickoff show on the band’s first North American tour since 1993. It is an ill-omen for the tour, which stutters to an abrupt halt with the cancellation of all remaining dates a month later.