2006 – Former Bob Marley bassist Aston “Family Man” Barrett loses his suit against Island Records and Marley’s family. He claimed he was owed millions in unpaid royalties.
2006 – Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards suffers a brain hemorrhage after falling out of a palm tree on the island of Fiji. The Richards family were on vacation. Doctors say the rock warhorse will need an operation to drain his skull.
2006 – Singer-guitarist Bryan Harvey of ’80s duo House of Freaks is found dead with his family in his Richmond, Va., home. Bandmate Johnny Hott summoned police after arriving for a New Year’s party and discovering their house was on fire.
2005 – Vietnamese police drop child rape charges against Gary Glitter after the disgraced glam rock star pays the families of his accusers $2000. The police said they were unable to gather enough evidence.
2005 – Bob Moog, inventor of his namesake range of synthesizers and one of the most significant figures in the evolution of electronic music, dies at his home in Asheville, N.C. He is 71. A native of N.Y., Moog was diagnosed with brain cancer in late April and had since undergone radiation treatment and chemotherapy. […]
2005 – Pop superstar Michael Jackson is found not guilty on all counts of his child molestation trial in Santa Maria, Calif. Jackson, 46, had been charged with molesting a 13-year-old cancer survivor in 2003, serving him wine and conspiring to hold the boy and his family hostage at his Neverland estate in order to […]
2004 – Ray Charles dies at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home from complications relating to liver disease. He is 73. The R&B legend is surrounded by family and friends at the time of his Deaths, according to a spokesperson for the artist. Charles, who made his last public appearance April 30, when his recording studio […]
2004 – Rising rock revivalists Jet (“Are You Gonna Be My Girl?”) are forced to cancel the remaining leg of their Australian tour “due to a serious family illness.”
2004 – An attorney representing the family of the boy allegedly molested by Michael Jackson files a formal complaint about the leak of a confidential child welfare agency memo. The memo said Jackson was cleared of misconduct after an investigation by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.
2003 – MTV gives viewers a glimpse into the holiday season at the home of Ozzy Osbourne and his family with “The Osbourne Family Christmas Special.” A wide range of celebrity guests join in on the festivities, including Jessica Simpson, who duets with Ozzy on “Winter Wonderland,” and newlyweds Dave Navarro and Carmen Electra, who […]
2003 – Nearly a year after the untimely slaying of Run-D.M.C. DJ Jam Master Jay, his family offer a $500,000 reward for the capture of his killer.