2004 – Green Day top the UK charts with their punk-rock concept album American Idiot. The No. 1 single is DJ Eric Prydz’s “Call On Me.”
2004 – The estranged members of the Fugees reunite for a performance at Dave Chappelle’s block party in the Fort Green neighborhood of Brooklyn. Also performing are Kanye West, Erykah Badu, The Roots, Big Daddy Kane and Kool G Rap.
2004 – Green Day unveil their new rock opera, American Idiot, on the first date of their national tour in Hollywood, Calif.
2000 – Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Ani DiFranco, Ben Harper, Patti Smith, and Company Flow are among the entertainers on hand at New York’s Madison Square Garden, adding some musical muscle to a rally for Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader. The event draws a sold-out crowd of 18,000 that include the Beastie Boys’ Adam […]
2000 – After offering a reward for its return, Matchbox Twenty’s Adam Gaynor gets his favorite guitar returned to him. The green Taylor acoustic guitar was stolen from the side of the stage during a concert in Gainesville, Fla.
1994 – Woodstock ’94 kicks off in Saugerties, N.Y. The eclectic lineup includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, and Aerosmith.
1980 – Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’, started a 15-week run at No.1 on the US album chart. The groups third US No.1, it went on to sell over 8 million copies. The Wall is a rock opera presented as a double album by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd, released in late 1979. It […]
1979 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono celebrate his and Sean’s birthdays with a party at New York’s Tavern on the Green. John and Sean were born on the same day… wow.
1976 – John Lennon receives his “green card” from U.S. immigration authorities. Sometime In New York City (1972) is as outward-looking and blunt as Imagine was, for the most part, soft-focused and otherworldly. As its title suggests, the album reflects Lennon’s immersion in the drama and noise of the city to which he had moved […]
1974 – Al Green’s ex-girlfriend Mary Woodson pours a pot of boiling grits on the soul singer in the bathroom of his Memphis home. She then shoots herself. Green suffered second-degree burns on his back, neck, and arms, and later underwent a religious conversion.
1972 – Led Zeppelin perform at Green’s Playhouse, in Glasgow, Scotland. When their publicist tries to stop some ticket scalpers, he is beaten by fans outside the venue.
1967 – appearing at this years UK Reading festival, The Small Faces, The Move, Marmalade, Paul Jones, Pink Floyd, Amen Corner, Donovan, Zoot Money, Cream, Jeff Beck, John Mayall, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac and The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown. An advance 3 day ticket cost £2. Arthur Brown’s trademark flaming helmet burnt out of […]