1942 – Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England. The Beatles have 20 No. 1 songs, more than any other recording act, and McCartney by himself or in duets has another nine. His biggest post-Beatles hits are “Ebony and Ivory,” a duet with Stevie Wonder that stays at No. 1 for seven weeks, and “Say […]
FEATURED: Yaayo Gak! 1960 – Steve Vai: Widdlywiddlywiddlywiddlywiddlywiddlywiddly-SCREECH! Yes, it’s happy birthday to Steve Vai, born today in Long Island, N.Y. this day in rock Guitar God History! Steven “Steve” Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960 in Carle Place, New York) is an American instrumental rock guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and producer. After starting his professional […]
2006 – Gospel singer Helen Berhane is released after spending two years in a metal shipping container. Berhane was arrested and put into detention in Eritrea for belonging to the banned Rema Church. Helen Berhane (born c. 1975) is a Christian Gospel singer who was a prisoner in Eritrea. Berhane is a member of the […]
2006 – Justin Timberlake and Gnarls Barkley each win several trophies at the 13th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Copenhagen. Timberlake, who also serves as host and performer at the event, wins for best male and best pop. Gnarls Barkley wins best song for their international smash “Crazy.”
2005 – With two trophies apiece, Coldplay and Green Day are the big winners at the 12th MTV Europe Music Awards, held at the Atlantic Pavilion in Lisbon.
2005 – The Chemical Brothers’ “Believe” wins Best Video at the MTV Europe Video Awards. Performers at the Lisbon-based bash include Madonna, Gorillaz, Coldplay and Green Day.
2005 – in most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock-and-roll songs recorded in 1954 and earlier, including Bill Haley’s ‘Rock Around the Clock’ and ‘Only You’ by The Platters.
2003 – Justin Timberlake is the big winner at the 10th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, picking up prizes for best album, male artist and pop act. Timberlake, who performs during the show, wins for his Jive album “Justified.”
2003 – Britney Spears cancels a scheduled appearance at the MTV Europe Music Awards, blaming illness.
2003 – Matchbox Twenty postpone their European tour as war escalates between the United States and Iraq.
2003 – War isn’t a joke for comedy rockers Tenacious D. They cancel the remainder of their European tour as the U.S. begins bombing Baghdad.