2008 – Associated Press – LONDON – Richard Wright, a founding member of the rock group Pink Floyd, died today… this day in rock! He was 65. ADVERTISEMENT Pink Floyd’s spokesman Doug Wright, who is not related to the artist, said Wright died after a battle with cancer at his home in Britain. He says […]
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 – Musicians like David Byrne and Sufjan Stevens share the stage with literary celebs like Sarah Vowell and Jon Stewart at the first Revenge of the Book Eaters charity event, held at New York’s Beacon Theatre. Byrne, Stevens and John Roderick of the Long Winters all perform short sets at the event, which benefits […]
2005 – Alicia Keys hosts and performs at a fundraiser for the AIDS charity Keep a Child Alive at New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center. She is joined by fellow music heavyweights Usher, Paul Simon, John Mayer and Common, as well as African acts Angelique Kidjo, Baaba Maal, Femi Kuti and the Agape Children’s Choir […]
2005 – one of the biggest charity concerts since Live Aid raised £1.25 million ($2 million) for victims of the tsunami disaster in Asia. The concert held at The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff featured Eric Clapton, Manic Street Preachers, Keane, Charlotte Church, Snow Patrol, Embrace, Feeder, Craig David and Liberty X, who appeared before 60,000 fans […]
2004 – The Strokes, Blondie, Sonic Youth, Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme and Joan Jett perform at a charity tribute to the Ramones in New York.
2003 – “With or Without You” rockers U2 donate $46,000 to the Irish branch of One in Four, a sex abuse charity facing closure due to lack of funds.
2003 – Dave Matthews Band plays to over 100,000 people at charity show in New York’s Central Park. Warren Haynes joins them onstage for a version of Neil Young’s “Cortez the Killer.”
2001 – Collin Raye receives the Artist Humanitarian Award from Country Radio Broadcasters Inc. Presented to Raye by Clint Black during opening ceremonies for that years Country Radio Seminar, the honor recognizes Raye’s work on behalf of a number of different charitable organizations including Child help USA, USA Weekend’s Make a Difference Day and the […]
2000 – Sir Paul McCartney confirmed that him and former model Heather Mills had become ‘an item’. The couple had met after working on the same charity project.
1999 – Eric Clapton parts with 100 of his guitars and generates over $5 million for his Crossroads Centre at Antigua, and alcohol and drug-dependency treatment center in the West Indies. Among the stringed beauties auctioned off is “Brownie,” a 1956 sunburst Fender upon which he recorded his hit “Layla”; the instrument goes for a […]