1999 – The Best of Van Halen, Vol. 1 [Japan Bonus Tracks] Release date: 1999-10-05 By trying to give the David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar eras equal space, The Best of Van Halen, Vol. 1 winds up a little uneven. The first eight songs run through several of Diamond Dave’s biggest songs — “Ain’t […]
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, […]
1993 – Billy Joel is sued by songwriter Gary Zimmerman, who says Joel’s No. 3 “River of Dreams” sounds suspiciously like one of his own tunes. Zimmerman wants $10 million.
1991 – Van Halen’s “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge’‘ debuts at No. 1 on Chart Toppers’s pop album chart. For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (also known as F.U.C.K.) is the ninth album by the American hard rock band Van Halen, released in 1991. The album’s title came from lead singer Sammy Hagar, who wanted to push the […]
1991 – Enigma went to No.1 for one week on the UK singles chart with ‘Sadness Part One’. As Enigma is primarily an electronic music production, I assume you had a long standing interest in this area, so what artists influenced you to explore this direction right from the start? Influences, I’d have to say […]
1987 – Crowded House had their biggest U.S. hit when “Don’t Dream It’s Over” peaked at number 2 in 1987. It would soon be followed into the top 10 by “Something So Strong.” Both songs were from their self-titled album of 1986. The band was formed by Neil Finn after leaving Split Enz, best known […]
1983 – Eurythmics: ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)’ hits no. 1 on the US 45 this day in rock.
1982 – Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Tom Petty, Stevie Wonder, Stevie Nicks, and Crosby, Stills & Nash play the Peace Sunday: We Have a Dream concert for nuclear disarmament at Pasadena, Calif.’s Rose Bowl.
1977 – Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines of Lynyrd Skynyrd are killed when their rented plane crashes in a swamp near Gillsburg, Miss. 20 October 1977, 6:55 pm. While flying from Greenville, South Carolina to Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s chartered Convair 240 aircraft crashed in a Mississippi swamp. The plane […]
1974 – Country superstar Tex Ritter dies of a heart attack in Nashville. His hits include “I’m Wastin’ My Tears On You” and “I Dreamed of a Hillbilly Heaven.” He’s the father of Three’s Company actor John Ritter.
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 […]