2004 – KISS’ Gene Simmons comes under fire from the Australian Muslim community after branding the Islamic culture “vile” in a Melbourne radio interview.
2004 – John Whitehead, one half of Phillie soul hitmakers Mcfadden & Whitehead (“Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now”), is shot dead by an unknown assailant while fixing his car. He was 55. b. 10th July 1948, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. d, 11th May 2004, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. John Whitehead was shot dead, whilst working on a […]
2002 – Coinciding with the publication of the first issue of Gene Simmons Toungue Magazine, Kiss introduces its novelty Kiss Kondomes to consumers.
1999 – Everclear film the video to their cover of “The Boys Are Back in Town.” The song is from the Detroit Rock City soundtrack, so of course Kiss’ Gene Simmons makes an appearance along with a bunch of porn stars.
1994 – In Pontiac, Mich., Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley make a surprise appearance at a Kiss convention. But while browsing the stalls, they discover Kiss costumes stolen from them more than a decade ago. D’oh!
1987 – Trumpeter Gene Miller, who played with Otis Redding and Etta James among others, dies in Memphis.
1984 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “I Just Called to Say I Love You,” Stevie Wonder. The song from the Gene Wilder film “The Woman in Red” wins an Academy Award.
1973 – Drummer Gene Krupa dies of leukemia at the age of 64. Gene Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973) was an influential American jazz and big band drummer, known for his highly energetic and flamboyant style. Biography Eugene Bertram Krupa was born to Polish parents in Chicago, Illinois. He began playing professionally […]
1971 – Early rock’n’roller Gene Vincent of “Be Bop A Lula” fame dies at age 36 from a ruptured stomach ulcer. Person Gene Vincent Right click for SmartMenu shortcuts
1967 – The TV programs just keep getting stranger – on Piccadilly Palace, Gene Pitney faces down the Animals.
1965 – The Beatles record “Day Tripper” this day in rock history! “Day Tripper” is a riff-driven rock song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and released by The Beatles as a “double A-side” single with “We Can Work It Out”. Both songs were recorded during the sessions for the Rubber Soul album. The […]