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 […]
2008 – Starry Night Gala To Honor Sir George Martin The Grammy Foundation announced… The GRAMMY Foundation will honor Sir George Martin, a GRAMMY Trustees Award recipient, six-time GRAMMY Award winner and one of music’s most successful and influential producers, at its annual signature gala Starry Night on July 12 at the University of Southern […]
2003 – British singer Robert Palmer, best known for his dapper dressing style and his iconic videos in the 1980s for songs like “Addicted to Love,” dies. He is 54. Palmer, who had lived in Switzerland for the previous 16 years, dies in Paris after a quiet dinner and a movie.
2003 – Bobby Brown is arrested in an Atlanta restaurant while eating dinner with wife Whitney Houston. The former New Edition star was wanted for violating parole.
1997 – More than $2 million are raised at the Neil Bogart Memorial Fund’s 1997 Children’s Choice Award dinner honoring Grammy-winning producer/songwriter David Foster. Performers and guests include Az Yet, All-4-One, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman and Cindy Crawford.
1997 – Elvis Week begins in Memphis to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death on August 16. Elvis Week 2008 Event Calendar & Ticket Information Saturday, August 9 – Sunday, August 17 Below is the current Elvis Week 2008 calendar of events along with ticket purchase information for each event. Updates to the […]
1994 – Linda McCartney unveils a line of frozen meatless dinners at a Chicago press conference.
1993 – Van Morrison failed to turn up at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction dinner, making him the first living inductee not to attend.
1978 – Billy Joel scores debut UK hit with Just the Way You Are. No. 1 Chart Topper. “Just the Way You Are” is a love song from Billy Joel’s 1977 pop rock album, The Stranger. It was written as a birthday gift to Joel’s first wife Elizabeth Weber. After they divorced, Joel said that […]
1977 – Tragedy on tour with Alice Cooper. The rat meant to be dinner for his boa constrictor bites the reptile, killing it. Cooper weeps that it’s like “like being hit on by your Wheaties” and vows to replace the snake. That is one Vicious Rat!
1974 – The Carpenters perform at President Nixon’s request at a White House dinner for West German Chancellor Willy Brandt.
Tim Curry in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” 1973 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show, starring Tim Curry, opens at a London theater,. Also, making his first time ever appearance is Meatloaf. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical comedy film that parodies science fiction and horror films. With a screenplay written by […]