2004 – The estranged members of the Fugees reunite for a performance at Dave Chappelle’s block party in the Fort Green neighborhood of Brooklyn. Also performing are Kanye West, Erykah Badu, The Roots, Big Daddy Kane and Kool G Rap.
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.
1966 – King Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) of the Beastie Boys is born in Brooklyn, New York.
1964 – The Animals give their debut U.S. performance at the Paramount Theater in Brooklyn, N.Y.
1963 – Behind the Music star – and we do mean “star” – and Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille is born in Brooklyn, N.Y.
1958 – Buddy Holly kicked off the first night of a 43 date tour at Brooklyn Paramount Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. The Alan Freed’s Big Beat Show also featured Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Frankie Lymon, The Diamonds, Billy Ford, Danny & The Juniors, The Chantels, Larry Williams, Screaming Jay Hawkins, The Pastels, Jo-Ann Campbell […]
1951 – Guitarist Ace Frehley (Paul Frehley) of Kiss is born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Paul Daniel Frehley (born April 27, 1951), better known as Ace Frehley, is an American guitarist best known as an original member and lead guitarist for the rock band Kiss founded by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. He took on the […]
1950 – Guitarist, Eddie Hazel is born in New York City on This Day in Rock! Eddie played with Funkadelic and wrote the band’s classic “Maggot Brain.”
1950 – Chris Stein of Blondie is born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Chris Stein (born January 5, 1950, Brooklyn, New York) is co-founder and guitar player in the New wave band, Blondie. He is also a producer and performer for the classic soundtrack of the Hip hop film Wild Style. Stein wrote th Sunday Girl as […]
1949 – Kiss bassist Gene Simmons is born Chaim Witz in Haifa, Israel. Gene Simmons (born Chaim Witz (pronounced Haium) on August 25, 1949) is an Israeli-born American hard rock bass guitarist, vocalist, and actor. He is best known as “The Demon,” his blood-spitting, fire-breathing, and tongue-wagging persona in the hard rock band Kiss, an […]
1948 – Elliot Lurie, singer with New Jersey rockers Looking Glass, is born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He formed the group while at Rutgers University, and enjoyed a No. 1 hit in 1972 with “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl).”
1947 – Drummer Peter Criss (Peter Crisscoula) of Kiss is born in Brooklyn, N.Y.