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 […]
2006 – Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are joined by Dave Matthews, Steel Pulse, Gov’t Mule, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov’t Mule, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer for the organization’s 21st anniversary concert at the Tweeter Center in Camden, N.J.
2005 – Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Emmylou Harris and Kenny Chesney perform at the 20th edition of Farm Aid in Tinley Park, Illinois.
2003 – Guitarist Terry Corso leaves Alien Ant Farm, the punk/poppers best known for their hit cover “Smooth Criminal.”
2002 – Former Lovin’ Spoonful guitarist Zal Yanovsky dies of a heart attack at his farm home outside Kingston, Ontario. He is 57.
2002 – Country singer Lyle Lovett suffers a compound fracture toi his lower right leg when he is trampled by a bull at his uncle’s farm near the Houston suburb of Klein.
1997 – Henry “The Sunflower” Vestine, original guitarist for Canned Heat, is found dead in his hotel room in France. The cause of Deaths is undetermined. Henry Charles Vestine (December 25, 1944 – October 20, 1997) a.k.a. “The Sunflower”, was an American guitar player known mainly as a member of the band Canned Heat. He […]
1997 – A relocated Farm Aid ’97 takes place before a sold out crowd of more than 30,000 at the World in Tinley Park, Ill. The event, originally planned for the 70,000-capacity Texas Stadium in Irving, raises more than $ 1 million for U.S. farmers.
1997 – Bob Dylan releases Time Out of Mind. Critics call it a masterpiece this day in rock history! Time Out of Mind is Bob Dylan’s 30th studio album, released in 1997 by Columbia Records. For fans and critics, the album marked Dylan’s artistic comeback after he struggled with his musical identity throughout the 1980s, […]
1993 – George Harrison and David Crosby make guest appearances on the fifth season premiere of the Fox animated comedy series “The Simpsons.” “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet” is the first episode of The Simpsons’ fifth season. It features the Be-Sharps, a fictional barbershop quartet founded by Homer, whose story roughly parallels that of The Beatles. The […]
1993 – Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Neil Young unite for the sixth edition of Farm Aid. This year it’s held in Ames, Iowa.
1986 – Farm Aid II features appearances by Willie Nelson, the Beach Boys, and Julio Iglesias. The Austin concert raises $1.3 million for financially strapped farmers.