2004 – Married for two days, pop star Britney Spea… Read more

2004 – Married for two days, pop star Britney Spea…

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 […]

2001 – Returning home after a 46-year absence, gui… Read more

2001 – Returning home after a 46-year absence, gui…

2001 – Returning home after a 46-year absence, guitarist Carlos Santana unveils a plaque in Autlan De Navarro declaring him the “favorite son” of the west-central Mexican town. Mayor Armando Perez also gives Santana the keys to the town where he spent his early childhood and where his father was a well-known musician. The town’s […]

1997 – Henry “The Sunflower” Vestine, original gui… Read more

1997 – Henry “The Sunflower” Vestine, original gui…

1997 – Henry “The Sunflower” Vestine, original guitarist for Canned Heat, is found dead in his hotel room in France. The cause of Deaths is undetermined. Henry Charles Vestine (December 25, 1944 – October 20, 1997) a.k.a. “The Sunflower”, was an American guitar player known mainly as a member of the band Canned Heat. He […]

1987 – Classical guitarist Andres Segovia dies of … Read more

1987 – Classical guitarist Andres Segovia dies of …

1987 – Classical guitarist Andres Segovia dies of a heart attack. Age 94. He receives a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1986. In the ceremony he is cited as the most brilliant and influential of all classical guitar players. Andrés Torres Segovia, 1st Marquess of Salobreña (21 February 1893–2 June 1987) was a Spanish classical […]

1963 – Metallica’s James Hetfield is born. Roar! Read more

1963 – Metallica’s James Hetfield is born. Roar!

1963 – Metallica’s James Hetfield is born This day in rock history! James Hetfield Born: August 3, 1963 From: Los Angeles Personal: Married, 3 Children Instrument: Vocals, Guitar     When it comes to defining Metallica, most people use James Hetfield as their guide. There’s never any bullshit with James and there’s never any shirking […]