2005 – The Strokes unveil new songs from their horribly titled third album First Impressions of the Earth during a concert at Rio de Janeiro’s Museum of Modern Art.
2004 – Willie Nelson debuts his anti-war song “”What Ever Happened to Peace on Earth” at a fundraiser for Democratic presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich.
2003 – Prince’s new album “N.E.W.S.” goes on sale as an exclusive digital download. Perhaps the reason why is that it only has four tracks, each 15 minutes long. A marketing genius!
1995 – Earth, Wind and Fire is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1993 – Earth, Wind & Fire vocalist Wade Flemons dies in Battle Creek, Mich.
1993 – Saxophonist Don Myrick of Earth, Wind & Fire dies.
1993 – Ed Guzman, percussionist for Rare Earth (“Get Ready” – 1970), passed away on July 29th.
1993 – Paul McCartney headlines an Earth Day concert at the Hollywood Bowl with Ringo Starr, Steve Miller and Don Henley. He hasn’t performed there since he appeared with the Beatles in 1965.
1990 – The Earth Day concert starring Hall & Oates, Edie Brickell, the B-52’s, and Ben E. King attracts 750,000 spectators to New York’s Central Park.
1988 – former Go-Go’s singer Belinda Carlisle scored her first UK No.1 single with ‘Heaven Is A Place On Earth.’
1987 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Heaven Is a Place on Earth,” Belinda Carlisle. The song is the first No. 1 hit for the former lead singer of the Go-Go’s and comes from her second solo album.
1980 – Donna Summer wins a Grammy for “Hot Stuff,” Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. Earth, Wind & Fire wins a Grammy for “After the Love Has Gone,” Best R&B Group Vocal Performance. Lyrics: Sittin’ here, eatin’ my heart out waitin’ waitin’ for some lover to call dialed about a thousand numbers lately almost rang […]