2005 – With four awards, pop artist M is the big winner at the 20th edition of France’s Victoires de la Musique, held at the Zenith concert hall in Paris. The Delabel/EMI-signed artist wins the categories for best male, album for “Qui De Nous Deux”, performance and DVD.
2004 – Guitarist Pete Doherty tells The Sun tabloid he is leaving UK rock band the Libertines and going to France to try and kick drugs. “I’m out of the band,” he says. “Surely no one wants to see me trapped in this cage that is only making me miserable.”
2004 – A Los Angeles court awards Courtney Love custody of her daughter Frances Bean Cobain. Frances was put in the care of Kurt Cobain’s mother following Love’s 2003 OD.
2003 – David Bowie pulls the Toulouse, France date of his Reality tour after coming down with laryngitis.
2003 – Laryngitis problems force David Bowie to abandon a concert in Nice, France. His voice gave out in the middle of “Ziggy Stardust.”
2003 – The late jazz great Nina Simone is laid to rest in Carry-Le-Rouet, France. Miriam Makeba attends and Elton John sends a bouqet of roses.
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 – Michael Jackson film ‘Captain EO’ shows for the last time at Disneyland. The scandal and molestation charges Michael faced prompted Disney to remove the attraction. Nice family ride… way to go Disney! After Michael’s death, Disney reinstated the attraction replacing ‘Honey I shrunk the Audience’. Michael Jackson Starred what Disney hoped would be […]
1995 – In Montpelier, France, the Rolling Stones are joined onstage by support act Bob Dylan for a version of his “Like a Rolling Stone.”
1994 – Kurt Cobain of the band Nirvana dies in Seattle of an apparently self-inflicted shotgun wound. He was 27. Cobain had nearly died from an overdose of painkillers and champagne in early March while Nirvana was touring Europe. Cobain is survived by his wife Courtney Love of the band Hole and their two-year-old daughter […]
1993 – Bob Dylan has to cancel a show in Lyon, France, due to his bad back.
1988 – Pink Floyd perform at Versailles, France, a concert that is later released as the “Delicate Sound of Thunder” video.