2008 – The Times: The story in this morning’s paper is on the ruses various celebrities use to evade reporters outside the main criminal courthouse in Manhattan. Actor Rip Torn, for example, once led paparazzi through a park and past a gaggle of chanting construction workers before jumping into the cab of an occupied 18-wheeler, […]
2001 – Beatles principal George Harrison participates in his first-ever online chats via Yahoo! Chat and MSN Live.
2000 – Metallica chat online with fans about their Napster woes. The metal band has also turned over a list of 300,000 Napster users to the company, asking them to be barred from the file-sharing service.
1997 – Ray Charles conducts his first-ever online chat at www.rhino.com. The pop music legend fields questions about his recently released, five-CD boxed set, “Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection.”
1997 – Four Elvis confidants known as “The Memphis Mafia” commemorate the 20th anniversary of the King’s passing with a webcast interview. In the chat, hosted live at http://www.natsatinc.com, Lamar Fike, Marty Lacker, Marty Red and Sonny West discuss Presley’s humble beginnings, the women in his life, his fame and his drug problems.
1976 – Elvis Presley attracts a crowd at a gas station in Memphis, Tennessee when he stops to fill up his Harley. After chatting with fans for a few minutes, the King calmly drives away.
1970 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer give their debut performance in Plymouth, England. Progressive rock can be a very disreputable subject. No other musical style has been so vilified by the critics and became a synonym for ‘pompous’ and ‘bombastic.’ Almost every music critic in the early ’70’s had something unflattering to write about it. […]
1963-Beatles and Rolling Stones meet for the first time during a Rolling Stones performance at Crawdaddy Club. ‘We got all nervous’, says Bill Wyman, ‘but then we had a chat with them afterwards and stayed up all night rapping and became really good mates.’
1947 – Keith Moon of the Who is born in Wembley, England. He dies on Sept. 7, 1978 at age 32, from an overdose of the sedative Heminevrin. Keith John Moon (August 23, 1946 – September 7, 1978) was the drummer of the rock group The Who. He gained notoriety for exuberant drumming and his […]