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 […]
FEATURED: Yaayo Gak! 1960 – Steve Vai: Widdlywiddlywiddlywiddlywiddlywiddlywiddly-SCREECH! Yes, it’s happy birthday to Steve Vai, born today in Long Island, N.Y. this day in rock Guitar God History! Steven “Steve” Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960 in Carle Place, New York) is an American instrumental rock guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and producer. After starting his professional […]
1965 – Elvis Presley’s latest film, Girl Happy, opens nationwide.
2008 – Panic At The Disco Exclusives: Sneak-Peek ‘Afternoon’ Video, Hear Song. Video has something for everyone: guys in crow costumes, alarm clocks, golden elephants, girls with fake mustaches. Some fans are shocked at some of the content. “Nine in the Afternoon,” the first single from Panic’s upcoming album, Pretty. Odd… involves a whole lot […]
2008 – Spice Girl Victoria Beckham was named the worst dressed celebrity in an annual list of fashion disasters. Fashion critic Richard Blackwell, who had compiled the poll every year since 1960, said Beckham stepped out in “one skinny-mini monstrosity after another”. Amy Winehouse’s trademark beehive and tattoos helped earn her second place in the […]
2006 – Libertines/Babyshambles drug casualty Pete Doherty is arrested in London after photos appear in UK tabloid The Sun of him allegedly injecting an unconscious girl with drugs. Oh dear.
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 – Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl” is No. 1 in the U.S. for a third week. The highest new entry is Missy Elliott’s “Lose Control,” in at No. 86.
2005 – Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl” tops the U.S. singles chart. The highest new entry is Dave Matthews Band’s “American Baby,” in at No. 19.
2004 – Rising rock revivalists Jet (“Are You Gonna Be My Girl?”) are forced to cancel the remaining leg of their Australian tour “due to a serious family illness.”
2004 – Coldplay’s Chris Martin and his wife, actress Gwyneth Paltrow, become the proud parents of a baby girl, Apple Blythe Alison Martin. Maybe she’ll make Lotso money with a name like ‘Apple’.