2001 – Yoko Ono visits the Beatle’s hometown of Liverpool, England, to attend a ceremony announcing the renaming of the Liverpool Airport as the Liverpool John Lennon Airport in honor of her late husband.
2000 – Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall is arrested at his mansion in Surrey, England, on charges of rape. After six hours of questioning he is released and the investigation is dropped. His manager says, “He knew the allegations would never go very far, but it has left him shaken.”
2000 – Thieves steal the gates to Liverpool, England’s Strawberry Fields. The children’s home inspired the John Lennon song. A scrap dealer later turns in the gates to the police.
2000 – Singer Gary Glitter is released from prison in Bristol, England, after serving two months of a four-month sentence for possessing child pornography.
1999 – British rock star Gary Glitter, born Paul Francis Gadd, 55, pleads guilty at Bristol Crown Court in England, to 54 counts of taking and possessing indecent photographs of underage children. Glitter is sentenced to four months in jail after admitting to the offenses that took place between January 1997 and November 1997.
1999 – Spice Girls manager Bob Herbert was killed in a car crash in Windsor, England. Herbert was behind the formation of The Spice Girls and Five and had managed Bros during the 80’s.
1999 – Reggae star Dennis Brown dies at University Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, of a collapsed lung. He is 43. by Dotun Adebayo Saturday July 3, 1999 Were it not for a fundamental flaw in his character, Dennis Brown, who has died aged 42, should have been crowned the undisputed king of reggae in May […]
1999 – Eric Clapton parts with 100 of his guitars and generates over $5 million for his Crossroads Centre at Antigua, and alcohol and drug-dependency treatment center in the West Indies. Among the stringed beauties auctioned off is “Brownie,” a 1956 sunburst Fender upon which he recorded his hit “Layla”; the instrument goes for a […]
1999 – Dusty Springfield, the blue-eyed soul singer whose husky voice ignited such tracks as “Son Of A Preacher Man” and “Wishin’ and Hopin’,” passes away at her home in Henley-on-Thames, England. The cause of Deaths is breast cancer, which the singer had been battling for five years. She is 59.
1998 – Columbia finally releases Bob Dylan’s historic 1966 “Judas” concert from Manchester, England’s Free Trade Hall as The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live, 1966: The “Royal Albert Hall Concert.”
1998 – It is announced that Madonna enrolled her daughter, Lourdes Ciccone, at Cheltenham Ladies College, an exclusive British private school. The boarding school, founded in 1853, has a reputation for strict discipline, ranks amongst the top ten schools in England and charges $22,650 per year.
1996 – Chas Chandler, the Animals bassist who became Jimi Hendrix’s manager, dies in England at age 58.