2009 – The official Roadrunner Records web site has been updated with top-album picks for 2008 from a number of artists that are signed to the label, including members of MACHINE HEAD, MEGADETH, DEVILDRIVER, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and TRIVIUM. A few of the selections follow below. The entire list can be found at this location. Shawn […]
2005 – Audioslave top the American album charts with their second album, Out of Exile. Rapper Common’s album Be enters the charts at No. 2.
2003 – Van Morrison is ordered in London’s High Court to pay 40,000 pounds ($67,000) in damages to a hotel owner over the cancellation of a scheduled gig. Gary Marlow, landlord of the Crown Hotel in Wiltshire, England, had sued the veteran singer and his production company Exile for up to 400,000 pounds ($670,000), claiming […]
1972 – The Rolling Stones kick off their Exile on Main Street tour in Vancouver. Support comes from Martha Reeves and Stevie Wonder.
1972 – The Rolling Stones release Exile on Main Street.
1967 – Liz Phair is born. Her extraordinary Exile in Guyville album is one of the most celebrated indie rock discs of the nineties.
1947 – Marc Bolan (Marc Feld) of T. Rex is born in London. Marc Bolan (born Mark Feld; 30 September 1947 – 16 September 1977), was an English singer, songwriter and guitarist whose hit singles, fashion sensibilities and stage presence with T.Rex in the early 1970s helped cultivate the glam rock era and made him […]
1930 – Eddie Bo, the pianist who recorded the minor 1969 R&B hit “Hook and Sling, Part 1,” is born in New Orleans. Eddie Bo (born Edwin Joseph Bocage, September 20, 1930 in New Orleans, Louisiana and raised in Algiers and in the 9th Ward) is an American singer and one of the last New […]