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 […]
2006 – Maroon 5, Lil Jon and Crosby, Stills & Nash were among those honored at BMI’s 54th annual Pop Awards ceremony, held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Maroon 5 takes song of the year honors for “She Will Be Loved.
2005 – Skitch Henderson, the Grammy-winning conductor who lent his musical expertise to Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby before founding the New York Pops and becoming the first “Tonight Show” bandleader, dies. He is 87. Biography Skitch was born on a farm near Halstad, Minnesota, to parents Joseph and Josephine Henderson, both of Norwegian descent. […]
2003 – Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, Willie Nelson, Pearl Jam, Incubus, Dashboard Confessional and Wilco are among the performers at the 17th annual Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, Calif.
2003 – Bob Hope dies aged 100. The comedian topped the charts way back in 1938 with his signature tune “Thanks for the Memories,” and was Bing Crosby’s non-musical foil in numerous Road to … movies.
2002 – Founding Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby succumbs to AIDS after an eight-year battle with the disease. Crosby, who co-wrote many of the pop-metal band’s best-known songs, is 42.
2000 – VH1 and Rolling Stone hold a fund-raiser for Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. Among the performers are Sheryl Crow, who open the show with “The Long and Winding Road”; Paul Simon; Glenn Frey and Don Henley, who play a selection of Eagles hits; and Crosby, Stills […]
2000 – Lesbian rocker Melissa Etheridge tells Rolling Stone that David Crosby fathered her two children with Julie Cypher.
1999 – David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young appear at New York’s Madison Square Garden to announce their forthcoming album and CSNY2K tour.
1997 – It is announced that “Candle in the Wind 1997,” Elton John’s tribute to the late Princess Diana, has shipped more than 26 million units worldwide, making it the second biggest single in history (behind Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas”). It tops the U.S. charts for 14 weeks.
1997 – The first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is held in Cleveland. Among those inducted are Crosby, Stills & Nash, the Jackson 5, the Bee Gees, Buffalo Springfield, Joni Mitchell, the Young Rascals, and Parliament-Funkadelic (meaning George Clinton).