2005 – The Magic Numbers walked out of an appearance on UK music show Top of the Pops after presenter Richard Bacon said the band had been put in a “fat melting pot of talent.” The band left the studio in protest at the “derogatory, unfunny remarks”.
2003 – Ashanti and Ja Rule headline Hot 97’s Hot Summer Night show on a New York pier. Newcomer Loon and Fat Joe also perform.
2003 – Ja Rule becomes the first high-profile international artist to tour South Africa. Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper and actor signed to The Inc. and Universal Records formerly of Def Jam Recordings. A Hollis, New York native best-known for hits such […]
2002 – Rapper Fat Joe (Joseph Cartagena) is booked for assault after turning himself in to New York police. The rapper and members of his entourage were involved in a May 12 altercation at B.B. King’s Blues Club & Grill in New York’s Times Square in which the victim was suffered a fractured jaw, multiple […]
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 […]
1998 – President Clinton announces that Fats Domino, folk singer Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, and opera singer Roberta Peters are to be among the dozen 1998 winners of the National Medal of Arts.
1995 -Van Halen, scored their first US No.1 album with ‘Balance.’ Balance is the tenth studio album by the American hard rock band Van Halen. It was released in 1995 and, to date, is the final Van Halen album featuring lead singer Sammy Hagar. It is the fourth full length studio album with Sammy Hagar. […]
1992 – “Sex,” a book of erotic photographs of Madonna, is released. Sex is a highly-designed coffee table book written by Madonna with photographs by Steven Meisel and film frames taken from film shot by Fabien Baron. Sex was released on October 21, 1992 by Warner Books. The book was released by Madonna as an […]
1970 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer give their debut performance in Plymouth, England. Progressive rock can be a very disreputable subject. No other musical style has been so vilified by the critics and became a synonym for ‘pompous’ and ‘bombastic.’ Almost every music critic in the early ’70’s had something unflattering to write about it. […]
1970 – Beck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell, July 8, 1970) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist known by the stage name Beck. With his pop art collage of musical styles, oblique and ironic lyrics, and postmodern arrangements incorporating samples, drum machines, live instrumentation and sound effects, Beck has been hailed by critics and […]
1964 – John Lennon gives his permission for his drawing titled “The Fat Budgie” to be printed up on Christmas cards.
1963 – In England, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, and Little Richard appear on the same bill for the first time.