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 […]
2006 – Led Zeppelin and conductor/artistic director Valery Gergiev are awarded the 15th annual Polar Music Prize on by His Majesty King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden. The prestigious prize is presented during a nationally televised ceremony from Konserthuset, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert hall, where the annual Nobel Prize ceremony is held.
2006 – Maroon 5, Lil Jon and Crosby, Stills & Nash were among those honored at BMI’s 54th annual Pop Awards ceremony, held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Maroon 5 takes song of the year honors for “She Will Be Loved.
2006 – Eminem marries his ex-wife Kim Mathers in Rochester, Mich. Among the guest list at the intimate ceremony: 50 Cent, Obie Trice, members of D12 and G-Unit. What a reception that must have been
2005 – Pink Floyd, the Kinks and the Eurythmics are among the honorees inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame. The second annual show, which takes place in a ceremony at London’s Alexandra Palace, features some momentous reunions, including the gathering of the original Kinks and a performance by the classic line-up of Black […]
2005 – E.Y. “Yip” Harburg _ writer of such well known songs as “Over the Rainbow” from “The Wizard of Oz” and (with Jay Gorney) “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” _ is immortalized on a U.S. postage stamp during a ceremony in New York.
2005 – A $100,000 (£58,823) statue honouring the late punk guitarist Johnny Ramone was unveiled by his widow Linda at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Johnny died from prostate cancer in September 2004 at the age of 55. Hundreds turned out for the ceremony, including Tommy Ramone – the only surviving band member. Dee Dee Ramone […]
2004 – Billy Joel marries for the third time. The lucky bride is Kate Lee, 23. The pair are spliced during a sunset ceremony at Joel’s Long Island mansion. Billy Joel got married to a woman who is just four years older than his daughter. The 55 year old piano man tied the knot with […]
2004 – Pop singer Britney Spears marries her fiance, dancer Kevin Federline, in a surprise ceremony held at a private home in the Studio City area with 20 to 30 people attending. The ceremony lasts about 5 minutes. It is Spears’ second marriage in nine months. Pop star Britney Spears did it again and got […]
2004 – A segment of Interstate 85 is declared “The Alan Jackson Highway” during a ceremony in the artist’s hometown, Newnan, Ga. The bill renaming the stretch of roadway between Palmetto and Highway 154, about an hour southwest of Atlanta, was introduced the previous fall and was subsequently signed by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue.
2004 – Married for two days, pop star Britney Spears, contending that she “lacked understanding of her actions,” asks a county court in Nevada to annul her Las Vegas marriage to a childhood friend over the weekend. Spears, 22, married Jason Allan Alexander of Kentwood, La., two days earlier at an early morning ceremony. The […]
2003 – Rolling Stone Mick Jagger, 60, is knighted by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace. The one-time Satanic Majesty brings his 92-year-old father Joe to the ceremony.