1955 – Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony is born in Chicago. Michael Anthony Sobolewski (born June 20, 1954) is an American musician. He is best known as the former bassist and a founding member of the hard rock band Van Halen. Anthony joined the band in 1974 and was their official recording and performing bassist […]
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 – “Rock and Roll, Part 2″ singer and convicted child pornography enthusiast Gary Glitter vanishes from his home in Ba Ring Vung Tau after Vietnamese authorities discover a 15-year-old girl living there.
2005 – Alicia Keys tops the U.S. album chart with Unplugged. The second highest new entry is honky tonk star Gary Allen, whose Tough All Over bows at No. 3.
2004 – Gary Jules’ cover of Tears for Fears’ “Mad World” remains atop the British singles chart for a third week. Will Young’s Friday’s Child is the week’s top-selling album.
2003 – Gary Jules and Michael Andrews top of the British singles chart for a second week with their version of Tears for Fears’ “Mad World.”
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 […]
2003 – Lynyrd Skynyrd cancel the remainder of their Party of a Lifetime tour after lead guitarist Gary Rossington’s doctor tells him to take it easy. Rossington underwent open-heart surgery in February.
2001 – A claymation version of Canada’s Barenaked Ladies makes an appearance on the UPN series “Gary & Mike.” The episode features the voices of various bandmembers offering commentary on the hapless title characters’ road trip across the U.S.
2000 – Singer Gary Glitter is released from prison in Bristol, England, after serving two months of a four-month sentence for possessing child pornography.