2008 – One of the bigger breakout hits of the Toronto Film Festival was It Might Get Loud, a documentary that consists entirely of Jimmy Page, Jack White and The Edge swapping stories, expounding on their experiences and of course jamming with each other. The film, directed by An Inconvenient Truth helmer Davis Guggenheim, will […]
FEATURED: Yaayo Gak! 1960 – Steve Vai: Widdlywiddlywiddlywiddlywiddlywiddlywiddly-SCREECH! Yes, it’s happy birthday to Steve Vai, born today in Long Island, N.Y. this day in rock Guitar God History! Steven “Steve” Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960 in Carle Place, New York) is an American instrumental rock guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and producer. After starting his professional […]
2000 – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band reunites at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium for a performance of their signature song, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” Longtime member John McEuen joins Jimmie Fadden, Jeff Hanna, Jimmy Ibbotson and Bob Carpenter for the filming of an IMAX movie, that traces the roots and branches of country music.
1999 – Minutes before show time, singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter cancels a concert at Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts in Springfield, Mo. A hall official breaks the news that Carpenter had to fly home to tend to a very ill Golden Retriever.
1974 – The Carpenters perform at President Nixon’s request at a White House dinner for West German Chancellor Willy Brandt.
1974 – The No. 1 album in the country today is The Carpenters’ The Singles 1969 – 1973.
1973 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Top of the World,” Carpenters. Richard Carpenter writes the song with John Bettis, who also writes the lyrics for such Carpenter hits as “Goodbye to Love” and “Yesterday Once More.”
1971 – On NBC’s Make Your Own Kind of Music, you can see the Carpenters perform.
1970 –The Carpenters release their breakthrough album Close to You.
1969 – A&M signs a brother/sister act called the Carpenters.
1966 – Bobby Darin records “If I Were a Carpenter.” It later goes to No. 8. Darin had seized upon Tim Hardin’s song after listening to the songwriter’s demos. He later recorded a whole album of Hardin, although the author himself was reportedly incensed at how Darin imitated his vocals note for note.
1960 – Steven “Steve” Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960 in Carle Place, New York) is an American instrumental rock guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and producer. After starting his professional career as a music transcriptionist for Frank Zappa, Vai would also record and tour in Zappa’s backing band starting in 1980. The guitarist began a solo […]