2000 – Several fans of Slipknot are arrested in Oklahoma City, Okla. after a promoter oversells one of their concerts.
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 […]
1996 – James Brown offers the proceeds from one of his concerts to a Long Island, N.Y., women’s shelter. The shelter turns down the donation, saying that Brown was accused of beating his wife in the past.
1996 – The Ramones split. The Ramones are often considered to be the first punk rock group of the 80’s. They are an American Rock band and the band was formed in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, in 1974. The group performed 2,263 concerts and toured almost non stop for 22 years. The band finally […]
1991 – Enigma went to No.1 for one week on the UK singles chart with ‘Sadness Part One’. As Enigma is primarily an electronic music production, I assume you had a long standing interest in this area, so what artists influenced you to explore this direction right from the start? Influences, I’d have to say […]
1987 – There was more than musical excitement at a Grateful Dead concert in 1987. Police killed an escaped drug addict who had shot one of the officers. The event was celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Summer of Love. The band’s In the Dark album had just peaked at number 6 in the U.S. […]
1982 – The Who perform one of their first last farewell concerts at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens. Rock fans everywhere purchase the concert on pay-per-view.
1980 – Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’, started a 15-week run at No.1 on the US album chart. The groups third US No.1, it went on to sell over 8 million copies. The Wall is a rock opera presented as a double album by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd, released in late 1979. It […]
1970 – The strife-ridden Isle of Wight Festival kicks off in England. Thousands turn up expecting the concert to turn into a free festival, only to discover organizers have surrounded the place with a large metal fence. The freeloaders spend most of their time banging on the fence demanding entry. Meanwhile, the promoters don’t have […]
1969 – Dave Grohl of Nirvana and the Foo Fighters is Born. Dave Grohl, drummer, singer, Nirvana, (1991 UK No.7 & 1992 US No.6 single Smells Like Teen Spirit’ from the 1991 album ‘Nevermind’ spent over 2 years on the UK chart & made US No.1 album chart in 1992). Foo Fighters, (1995 UK No.5 […]
In one of the daffier examples of government policy, 40 foreign officials of the U.S. Information Agency attend a Blood, Sweat & Tears concert in Washington, D.C. The reason? It seems the concert will familiarize them with cultural developments in the U.S. Yeah, right.
1968 – In one of the daffier examples of government policy, 40 foreign officials of the U.S. Information Agency attend a Blood, Sweat & Tears concert in Washington, D.C. The reason? It seems the concert will familiarize them with cultural developments in the U.S. Yeah, right.
1966 – In the Philippines, President Ferdinand Marcos pulls the Beatles’ police protection after his wife claims the band snubbed her by not attending one of her parties. Later, an angry mob attacks the Fab Four. “We watched ourselves, not arriving… ” -George Harrison On July 3rd, the day prior the show, The Manila Sunday […]