2008 – Unreleased material Jimi Hendrix wrote and recorded with twin brothers Arthur and Albert Allen — a.k.a. the Ghetto Fighters — may finally be released through software/multimedia company we-R-you. The Allen brothers, who now go under the names TaharQa and Tunde Ra Aleem, first met Jimi in the mid-60s and worked with Hendrix on […]
2003 – Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, Willie Nelson, Pearl Jam, Incubus, Dashboard Confessional and Wilco are among the performers at the 17th annual Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, Calif.
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 […]
1999 – Intel cybercasts the 13th annual Bridge School Benefit concert. The show features performances by the Who, Pearl Jam, and Brian Wilson, among others.
1999 – Eric Clapton parts with 100 of his guitars and generates over $5 million for his Crossroads Centre at Antigua, and alcohol and drug-dependency treatment center in the West Indies. Among the stringed beauties auctioned off is “Brownie,” a 1956 sunburst Fender upon which he recorded his hit “Layla”; the instrument goes for a […]
1999 – The Rolling Stones launch the European leg of their Bridges to Babylon tour, performing in front of 80,000 enthusiastic fans in an open-air concert in Stuttgart, Germany.
1999 – Country singing legend George Jones is seriously injured in an auto accident. The 67-year-old is driving home in his Lexus when he crashes into a bridge at about 1:30 p.m. It is later revealed that alcohol was a factor.
1998 – It is reported that a boat carrying Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood burst into flames just days before the Brazilian leg of the band’s Bridges to Babylon tour. Wood is aboard a small pleasure craft exploring islands south of Rio de Janeiro when one of the boat’s engines catches fire. Nearby journalists rescue […]
1997 – The Rolling Stones play Chicago’s Double Door Club as a warm-up for their Bridges to Babylon tour. The Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan is in the audience, but he pays the $7 admission along with the other 400 lucky punters.
1997 – To announce their Bridges to Babylon tour, the Rolling Stones drive to a press conference at the Brooklyn Bridge in a ’55 Cadillac. Mick steers.
1996 – Jerry Garcia’s ashes are scattered near San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. A portion of the remains of the Grateful Dead guitarist had already been deposited into the Ganges in India.
1984 – The Prince film “Purple Rain” premieres. Purple Rain is a 1984 feature film directed by Albert Magnoli and written by Magnoli and William Blinn. Prince stars in this movie, which was developed to showcase his particular talents. The film was very successful earning nearly US$100 million at the box office. A sequel titled […]