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 […]
2008 – Jonathan Davis, vocalist of the band Korn, logs onto Xbox LIVE from Lisbon, Portugal on February 27 to play Halo 3 and game with Xbox LIVE members. Xbox LIVE Gold members take on the award-winning singer with Gamertag (KORN Jonathan1 (Jonathan Davis)) while playing online from Noon to 2 P.M. ET on Wednesday, […]
2008 – Grammys still on. While the writers’ strike put a damper on the Golden Globes, the Writers Guild of America announced Tuesday (January 22) that the striking union will not protest the upcoming Grammy Awards, as had been expected. The unresolved writers’ strike already resulted in a scaled-back Golden Globes and was looming over […]
2006 – Lou Rawls, the velvet-voiced singer and longtime community activist dies in Los Angeles. He is 72.
2004 – Vines lead singer Craig Nicholls reveals that he has Asperger Syndrome, a neurobiologcal disorder that causes autistic-like episodes and severe communication difficulties.
2004 – The House of Blues cancels a performance by dancehall star Capleton in Hollywood after a gay and lesbian community group complain about his homophobic lyrics.
2004 – Motley Crue’s Vince Neil has a misdemeanor battery case dismissed after he does a 100 hours of community service. Neil was charged after a 2002 scuffle outside a Sunset Strip nightclub.
2001 – a woman who believed that Axl Rose communicated with her via telepathy was arrested for stalking the Guns N’ Roses singer for a second time. Police detained Karen Jane McNeil after she was spotted loitering outside his house.
2000 – Ontario Attorney-General Jim Flaherty requests that Canada’s federal government, which handles immigration matters, prevent Eminem from entering the country for a concert at Toronto’s SkyDome. The request stems from a complaint filed to the Toronto police hate crimes squad by a community activist who claims that the Interscope rapper’s lyrics advocate violence toward […]
1998 – Internet gnome David Bowie unveils his Bowienet online community.
1998 – Acclaimed cowboy singer and actor Roy Rogers, 86, dies in his sleep at his home in the desert community of Apple Valley, Calif. The “King of the Cowboys” had been ill with congestive heart failure for some time.