1942 – Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England. The Beatles have 20 No. 1 songs, more than any other recording act, and McCartney by himself or in duets has another nine. His biggest post-Beatles hits are “Ebony and Ivory,” a duet with Stevie Wonder that stays at No. 1 for seven weeks, and “Say […]
2004 – One of the few CD copies of U2’s follow-up to All That You Can’t Leave Behind vanishes during a photo shoot in the south of France. Twenty people present at the session are questioned in connection with the disappearance.
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 […]
1999 – The largest music bootleg bust in U.S. history was made in 1999. It was estimated that this one operation alone was responsible for $100 million in lost revenues. Recording equipment valued at $250000 was confiscated, as were almost 100000 CDs, over 110000 cassettes, 300000 blank CDs and 4 million CD and cassette labels. […]
1999 – Sony Music Distribution raises wholesale prices on audio CDs by 8 cents.
1998 – Teen Idol, David Cassidy sells a two-CD set exclusively on cable TV shopping network QVC at 2 p.m. ET. The set, on Slamajama Records, includes his latest album, Old Trick, New Dog, and “David Cassidy’s Partridge Family Favorites,” priced at $18 for both CDs.
1996 – Beatles : Anthology 2 : UK LP is no. 1 chart topper. Anthology 2 is a compilation album by The Beatles released in March 1996 by Apple Records as part of The Beatles Anthology series. The album includes rarities, live, and alternative tracks from the sessions for Help! through the sessions for Magical […]
George, John, Ringo and Paul. Brian Epstein and George Martin deserve Mention here too. 1994 – It’s reported that Paul, George, and Ringo are working on a new song for inclusion in the Anthology boxed set. They do it for John as much as for the fans. To accompany the Anthology series, three double music […]
1974 – The first Beatles Convention is held in Boston. A Brief History of THE FEST FOR BEATLES FANS. Many people ask how THE FEST got started, so I thought I would tell a brief history: John Lennon with Harry Nilsson in NY 1974 I, Mark Lapidos, was always a big Beatles fan and thought […]
1954 – Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin is born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Trevor Rabin (born January 13, 1954) is a South African-American musician, best known as a guitarist and songwriter for the British progressive rock band Yes from 1983–1994, and since then, as a film composer. Biography Early years Rabin was born Trevor Charles Rabinowitz […]