2008 – Associated Press – LONDON – Richard Wright, a founding member of the rock group Pink Floyd, died today… this day in rock! He was 65. ADVERTISEMENT Pink Floyd’s spokesman Doug Wright, who is not related to the artist, said Wright died after a battle with cancer at his home in Britain. He says […]
2006 – Gnarls Barkley top the U.K. singles chart for a staggering ninth week with “Crazy.” The top album is Red Hot Chili Peppers with Stadium Arcadium.
2008 – Alton Kelley, one of the founding members of the ’60s San Francisco rock scene, died Sunday June 1st, 2008 at his home in Petaluma after a long illness. He was 67. Mr. Kelley will be remembered as the creator (with his artistic partner, Stanley Mouse) of hundreds of classic psychedelic rock posters, such […]
2006 – Justin Timberlake and Gnarls Barkley each win several trophies at the 13th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Copenhagen. Timberlake, who also serves as host and performer at the event, wins for best male and best pop. Gnarls Barkley wins best song for their international smash “Crazy.”
2006 – Gnarls Barkley remain atop the U.K. singles chart for a sixth straight week with “Crazy.” Irish Coldplay imitators Snow Patrol top the album charts with Eyes Open.
2005 – Coldplay’s X&Y stays atop the U.K. album charts. The “Crazy Frog” ringtone is still the No. 1 single.
2005 – Oasis reign over the album chart on Crazy Frog with new entry, Don’t Believe the Truth. The Crazy Frog ringtone version of Harold Faltermeyer’s “Axel F” holds onto the No. 1 UK singles spot for a second week.
2005 – A popular ringtone called “The Crazy Frog” tops the U.K. Top 40, outselling Coldplay’s comeback single “The Speed of Sound” by nearly 4 to 1. The No. 1 album is Gorillaz’s Demon Days.
1987 – Pink Floyd release A Momentary Lapse of Reason. The comeback album is the band’s first since the departure of Roger Waters and the subsequent lawsuit over the use of the band name. A Momentary Lapse of Reason is Pink Floyd’s 1987 album, the band’s first release after the departure of Roger Waters from […]
1985 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Crazy for You,” Madonna.
1973 – Los Angeles’ Roxy club opens with a show by Neil Young & Crazy Horse.
1970 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer give their debut performance in Plymouth, England. Progressive rock can be a very disreputable subject. No other musical style has been so vilified by the critics and became a synonym for ‘pompous’ and ‘bombastic.’ Almost every music critic in the early ’70’s had something unflattering to write about it. […]