2008 – One of the bigger breakout hits of the Toronto Film Festival was It Might Get Loud, a documentary that consists entirely of Jimmy Page, Jack White and The Edge swapping stories, expounding on their experiences and of course jamming with each other. The film, directed by An Inconvenient Truth helmer Davis Guggenheim, will […]
2005 – Kinks vocalist/guitarist Ray Davies plays his first solo date in New York in years at the Supper Club, treating fans to six songs that are to appear on his first solo album.
2005 – Jazz vocalist and pianist Shirley Horn dies of diabetes complications in Washington, D.C., aged 71. In a career lasting five decades, she worked with Miles Davis, Quincy Jones and Wynton Marsalis. Shirley Horn collaborated with many jazz greats including Miles Davis (they influenced each other), Dizzy Gillespie, Toots Thielemans, Ron Carter, Carmen McRae, […]
2004 – Ray Davies of the Kinks is shot in the leg in New Orleans. The “Waterloo Sunset” songwriter was pursuing two men who stole his lady companion’s purse.
2003 – Alana Davis leaves her record label Elektra. Her cover of Ani DiFranco’s “32 Flavors” went to No. 17 in the Adult Top 40 chart in 1998.
1999 – Rumors leak to the press that record executive Clive Davis is about to be removed from Arista, the label he founded, after a power struggle with Arista’s owner. However, Davis, who produced Santana’s comeback record Supernatural, stays on to the end of his contract.
1999 – Korn debuts its new single on the season premiere of “South Park.” Korn members Jonathan Davis, James “Munky” Shaffer, Brian “Head” Welch, Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, and David Silveria lend their likenesses and voices – as well as the song “Falling Away From Me” – to the episode.
1988 – Former member of The Spencer Davis Group and Traffic, Steve Winwood had the number 1 song in the US this week with “Roll With It”. It stayed at the top for 4 weeks, making it the number one song of the year. In the UK however, the record stalled at #53. Winwood’s next […]
1977 – Taking time out from their group 5th Dimension Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘You Don’t Have To Be A Star’, a No.7 hit in the UK.
1973 – Drummer Gene Krupa dies of leukemia at the age of 64. Gene Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973) was an influential American jazz and big band drummer, known for his highly energetic and flamboyant style. Biography Eugene Bertram Krupa was born to Polish parents in Chicago, Illinois. He began playing professionally […]
1972 – Clive Davis signs a young band called Aerosmith to CBS Records after seeing them play Max’s Kansas City in New York. They receive $125,000 for their services.
1969 – Miles Davis LP ‘Bitches Brew’ recorded in New York.