1995 – Rod Stewart’s jet is forced to land at Landvetter Gothenburg International Airport in Sweden after it collides with a bird. Stewart melodramatically declares, “I almost crashed.” Aviation officials describe the event as “undramatic.”
1995 – Jimmie Vaughan, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Robert Cray reunite for a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan in Austin, Texas, the late blues guitarist’s hometown. All five played with the guitarist at his last concert Aug. 26, 1990, before his Deaths in a helicopter crash.
1995 – Jerry Garcia crashes a rented BMW into a guardrail near Mill Valley, Calif. He emerges unscathed.
1994 – The historic Fillmore club reopens in San Francisco. The opening acts include Smashing Pumpkins, Ry Cooder & David Lindley and American Music Club. The Fillmore (also known as Fillmore Auditorium, or in error as Fillmore West) is a historic music venue in San Francisco, California made famous by Bill Graham. Named for its […]
1991 – Rock promoter Bill Graham dies in a helicopter crash after a Huey Lewis concert in Concord, Calif. He was 60. Among the events produced by Graham were the Live Aid concert, Amnesty International tour and US Festival. At times he managed the careers of the Grateful Dead, Van Morrison and Santana.
1990 – Stevie Ray Vaughan died in a helicopter crash on August 27th, 1990. The chopper hit a man-made ski slope while trying to navigate through dense fog. Remastered and unreleased SRV material continues to trickle out.
1990 – Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble play Alpine Valley, Wis. For an encore, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, and Robert Cray join the band for a jam. Flying to Chicago the next morning, Vaughan is killed when his helicopter crashes. Stephen “Stevie” Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was […]
1987 – Run-D.M.C.’s Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell enters the hospital after a car driving the wrong way up a lane crashes into his jeep.
1982 – In a year that has seen him bite the head off a bat and watch his guitarist Randy Rhoads die in a plane crash… metal madman Ozzy Osbourne marries his manager, Sharon Arden.
1980 – Buddy Holly’s glasses and the Big Bopper’s wrist watch are discovered in the Mason City, Iowa, sheriff’s office. They had been recovered from the wreckage of the artists’ plane after it crashed in 1959 and been filed away ever since.
1979 – Born on this day, Aaliyah, US singer, actress, killed1979 – Born on this day, Aaliyah, US singer, actress, killed
1979 – Born on this day, Aaliyah, US singer, actress, killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas 25/8/01. (2000, US No.1 single ‘Try Again’, 2002 UK No.1 single ‘More Than A Woman’).
1978 – The Clash’s second album, Give ‘Em Enough Rope, crashes into the English albums chart at No. 2, right behind the soundtrack to Grease.