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 […]
FEATURED: Yaayo Gak! 1960 – Steve Vai: Widdlywiddlywiddlywiddlywiddlywiddlywiddly-SCREECH! Yes, it’s happy birthday to Steve Vai, born today in Long Island, N.Y. this day in rock Guitar God History! Steven “Steve” Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960 in Carle Place, New York) is an American instrumental rock guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and producer. After starting his professional […]
2000 – LL Cool J is sued by former members of the Furious Five, who allege his 1997 song “4, 3, 2, 1” sampled their 1979 “Superappin’” without their permission.
1998 – The “Gift To The Nation” concert, a combination of two separate events in Johannesburg, and Durban, South Africa, begins. The concerts are to celebrate President Nelson Mandela’s 80th Birthdays. Artists who appear include Stevie Wonder, LL Cool J, Dru Hill, Skunk Anansie, Salif Keita, Ismael Lo, Najee, Chaka Khan, Kenny Lattimore, James Ingram, […]
1997 – Elvis Week begins in Memphis to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death on August 16. Elvis Week 2008 Event Calendar & Ticket Information Saturday, August 9 – Sunday, August 17 Below is the current Elvis Week 2008 calendar of events along with ticket purchase information for each event. Updates to the […]
1978 – All You Need is Cash (Eric Idle’s Beatle satire) gets its first TV showing. By The Rutles – Rhino (1996) – Comedy Rock, Pop/Rock Short of a reunion and tour by the Rutles, this DVD is the deepest and widest-ranging experience of the group that any fan is likely to see. The Rutles: […]
1974 – during a tour of America the members of Emerson, Lake & Palmer were arrested in Salt Lake City after swimming naked in the hotel pool. They were each fined $75 (£44).
1968 – John Lennon sells his psychedelic Rolls Royce. SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JOHN LENNON’S ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM V. CHASSIS 5VD73 Introduction: Every so often, within local circles of Beatle collectors, some excellent information is brought to my attention. When Alan Chrisman held his 2nd Beatle Convention in tandem with the National Museum of Science and […]
1965 – The Beatles’ Saturday-morning cartoon series premieres on ABC. It’s canceled in 1969. The series premiered on ABC on Saturday, September 25, 1965 at 10:30 am. Each show was a half-hour long and consisted of two “adventures” and two sing-a-long songs. Lyrics were flashed on the screen so that viewers could join in. The […]
1962 – The Rolling Stones audition bass players at the World’s End pub in Chelsea, London. One candidate is Bill Wyman. He gets the job partly because he has tons of cool equipment the band can use.
1960 – Steven “Steve” Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960 in Carle Place, New York) is an American instrumental rock guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and producer. After starting his professional career as a music transcriptionist for Frank Zappa, Vai would also record and tour in Zappa’s backing band starting in 1980. The guitarist began a solo […]
1947 – Rick Derringer, who went from “Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo” to producing albums by the WWF wrestlers, is born Richard Zehringer in Celina, Ohio. Rick Derringer (born Richard Zehringer, born on the 5th of August 1947, in Fort Recovery, Ohio, is an American guitarist, composer and entertainer is 61 years old today. It […]