2005 – Live 8 concerts are held in locations from London to Philadelphia to Tokyo to raise awareness of African poverty. Among the performers are Madonna, Green Day, Paul McCartney, U2, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, a reunited Pink Floyd with Roger Waters, Stevie Wonder, Bjork, Jet, Simple Plan, Neil Young, Maroon 5, Pet Shop Boys, The […]
2005 – Long-running Goth rockers The Cure drop keyboardist Roger O’Donnell and guitarist Perry Bamonte from their line-up.
2004 – The Cure and Flaming Lips bring California’s annual Coachella festival to a close. The Flaming Lips have to cut their show short when singer Wayne Coyne proves unable to get into a giant bubble that’s part of their stage set.
2004 – A record 50,000 fans turn out for the fifth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., headlined by Radiohead and the Cure.
2000 – An off-duty policeman kills himself at a Cure gig in Prague.
1998 – Robert Smith of the Cure does battle with the forces of musical evil as embodied by a monstrous Barbra Streisand on the animated television show South Park.
1997 – A concert by Goth stalwarts the Cure is cybercast from New York’s Irving Plaza. The concert is streamed at Rocktropolis’ Web site, http://www.rocktropolis.com.
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, […]
1997 – David Bowie performed his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, New York with guests Frank Black, Sonic Youth, Robert Smith of The Cure, The Foo Fighters, Lou Reed, and Billy Corgan and Placebo. Proceeds from the concert went to the Save The Children fund.
1991 – the first of three nights at Wembley Arena for The Brits 91, which featured the Happy Mondays, James, 808 state, The Cure, Jesus Jones, The Quire Boys, Thunder and The Little Angels. Tickets £12.50 ($21.25) for each day.
1990 – Elton John checks into a suburban Chicago clinic to cure bulimia and an addiction problem.
1988 – Dave Prater of Sam & Dave dies in a car accident. The group’s biggest hit is the Hold On, I’m Comin’. Discography Singles Release date Title Label & Cat no. Chart Positions US Hot 100 US R&B UK 1962 “Never, Never” (Henry Stone) Alston 777 1962 “I Need Love” (Sam Moore/Dave Prater) Marlin […]