2002 – The Who’s John Entwistle is found dead in his hotel room in Las Vegas. He has cocaine in his system, and the Deaths is ruled accidental. He is 57. John Alec Entwistle (October 9, 1944 – June 27, 2002) was an English bass guitarist, songwriter, singer, and horn player, who was best known […]
1998 – Members of Live donate part of the proceeds from their show in Asbury Park, N.J., to a casualty of June 13, 1998’s Tibetan Freedom Concert in Washington, D.C. The rock band helps fund a skin graft operation for concertgoer Lysa Selfon, 25, who was critically injured by a lightning bolt. Like Live, law […]
1997 – Sir Paul McCartney’s symphonic poem “Standing Stone” gets its world debut by the London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. The piece earns the former Beatle six curtain calls. Critics, however, call it dull and forgettable.
1997 – Bob Dylan releases Time Out of Mind. Critics call it a masterpiece this day in rock history! Time Out of Mind is Bob Dylan’s 30th studio album, released in 1997 by Columbia Records. For fans and critics, the album marked Dylan’s artistic comeback after he struggled with his musical identity throughout the 1980s, […]
1996 – Blues guitarist Johnny “Guitar” Watson dies while touring Japan. b. 3rd February 1935, Houston, Texas, U.S.A. d. 17th May 1996, Yokohama, Japan. Johnny Guitar Watson’s career went back to the early 50’s in Houston. As a teenager, Johnny played with various artists including Albert Collins and Johnny Copeland. His father played piano, which […]
1996 – Rolling Stone readers choose Live as artist of the year, critics choose PJ Harvey in the magazine’s annual poll. The people choose Smashing Pumpkins’ “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness” as album of the year; the critics choose PJ Harvey’s “To Bring You My Love.”
1992 – “Sex,” a book of erotic photographs of Madonna, is released. Sex is a highly-designed coffee table book written by Madonna with photographs by Steven Meisel and film frames taken from film shot by Fabien Baron. Sex was released on October 21, 1992 by Warner Books. The book was released by Madonna as an […]
1988 – Bob Dylan’s performance of “Pretty Boy Floyd” is hailed as a return to form following the release of the critically reviled Down in the Groove three months earlier.
1987 – Classical guitarist Andres Segovia dies of a heart attack. Age 94. He receives a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1986. In the ceremony he is cited as the most brilliant and influential of all classical guitar players. Andrés Torres Segovia, 1st Marquess of Salobreña (21 February 1893–2 June 1987) was a Spanish classical […]
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 – David Bowie opens on stage in Denver in the title role of “Elephant Man” to critical acclaim.
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 […]