1986 – Columbia Records drops Johnny Cash. The country legend had faithfully served the label for the past 28 years. This record label followed suit with NBC when they dropped Star Trek… No intelligent life!
1983 Bob Neal (DJ and former Presley manager) dies this day in rock history! We didn’t have a picture of Bob, so here is a pic of the King to pay tribute to his former manager! He’s singing, ” He did it his way!” BOB NEAL – MANAGING THE HILLBILLY CAT This interview took place […]
1980 – Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’, started a 15-week run at No.1 on the US album chart. The groups third US No.1, it went on to sell over 8 million copies. The Wall is a rock opera presented as a double album by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd, released in late 1979. It […]
1975 – Sean Lennon is born this day in rock history! Sean Taro Ono Lennon (aka Sean Ono Lennon, born 9 October 1975) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor. He is the son of musicians and peace activists John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Biography Early life and education Sean Lennon was born in […]
1975 – On this day Bob Dylan records an appearance on the TV special The World of John Hammond, saluting the A&R man who signed him to Columbia. He sings “Hurricane,” “Oh Sister,” and “Simple Twist of Fate.”
1975 – Alice Cooper falls from stage at a Vancouver, British Columbia, concert, breaking six ribs.
Tim Curry in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” 1973 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show, starring Tim Curry, opens at a London theater,. Also, making his first time ever appearance is Meatloaf. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical comedy film that parodies science fiction and horror films. With a screenplay written by […]
1973 – Record executive Clive Davis is fired from Columbia for misappropriating $100,000. He later founded Arista Records and engineered Santana’s comeback with Supernatural.
1973 – Now that’s a gig. While attending a showcase concert given by his new signing, Bruce Springsteen, famed Columbia A&R man John Hammond suffers a heart attack. He survives.
1971 – Columbia releases Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Volume 2 on this day in rock history!
1967 – Bob Dylan re-signs with Columbia upon the expiration of his initial five-year contract.
1961 – Runaround Sue (Dion) was a hit on this day in rock history! Dion Francis DiMucci (born July 18, 1939), better known as Dion, is an American singer-songwriter who blended elements of doo-wop, pop, and R&B styles. Early years Dion was born to an Italian-American family in the Bronx. As a child, he used […]