2001 – Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in Los Angeles after a stroke. He is 73. Land gained prominence in 1954 when he joined a quintet led by trumpeter Clifford Brown and drummer Max Roach. For many performers, working with a string section is a long-held dream. The lush backdrop warmly supports an instrumentalist […]
2000 – David Brown of Santana dies due to liver and kidney failure this day in rock history!
2000 – James Brown’s head of security is arrested in connection with a fire that destroyed Brown’s Augusta, Ga., offices. Brown is also sued for sexual harassment again – this time by a former backing singer.
2000 – James Brown is sued for harassment and wrongful dismissal. The suit, filed by a former employee in California Superior Court, alleges Brown was proud of his “bull testicles.”
2000 – Singer Bobby Brown, 31, is arrested at Newark Airport in Newark, N.J., on an outstanding warrant for probation violation in a prior drunken-driving case.
2000 – Bobby Brown producer L.A. Reid becomes Clive Davis’ successor at Arista Records. The announcement ends a feud between Davis and the owners of the label he founded 25 years ago.
2000 – A fire damages R&B legend James Brown’s office in Augusta, Ga. It turns out to be no accident, as, a week later investigators find a fire accelerant in several locations in the building.
1999 – The Artist Formerly Known As Prince steals the show at the second annual Yahoo! Internet Life Awards, held at Studio 54 in New York. He wins best Internet-only single (“War”) and leads an impromptu musical reunion that features James Brown saxophonist Maceo Parker and four members of Sly & the Family Stone.
1999 – Reggae star Dennis Brown dies at University Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, of a collapsed lung. He is 43. by Dotun Adebayo Saturday July 3, 1999 Were it not for a fundamental flaw in his character, Dennis Brown, who has died aged 42, should have been crowned the undisputed king of reggae in May […]
1998 – Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report that he was drunk when he surrendered earlier in the year to serve time for drunken driving. An upset judge in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., releases Brown on $2,500 bail, but says he is losing patience.
1998 – Two armed men break into the home of rapper Foxy Brown. Though she and her mother both are in the apartment, neither suffers any injuries.
1997 – Henry “The Sunflower” Vestine, original guitarist for Canned Heat, is found dead in his hotel room in France. The cause of Deaths is undetermined. Henry Charles Vestine (December 25, 1944 – October 20, 1997) a.k.a. “The Sunflower”, was an American guitar player known mainly as a member of the band Canned Heat. He […]