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 […]
2000 – Roxy Music’s lead smoothie Bryan Ferry settles back in his seat hoping to catch a few winks before his flight lands in Nairobi when the plane cockpit is stormed by a man intent on flying the British Airways jet into the ground. Fortunately, he’s overcome in a struggle and Ferry is free to […]
2000 – In an effort to raise awareness of the Clearwater Project Of Higher Ground For Humanity (HGH) Jewel makes a concert available for online streaming exclusively at the Netaid.org Web site. HGH is a non-profit organization founded by Jewel and her mother/manager, Lendra Carroll in 1999 to help bring safe, clean water to remote […]
1998 – A federal judge in St. Louis rules that the Fort Zumwalt High School marching band will not be allowed to play Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” in its ’60s medley. The song had been banned by the high school superintendent on the grounds it promoted drug use. Come to think of it, a brass-heavy […]
1998 – Madonna files suit against the YMCA to prevent it from building a high-rise residential tower near Lincoln Center in New York City. Madonna files the action because the building “creates a hazard for me and my child.” Madonna uses the recent fall of scaffolding at a Times Square high-rise renovation as grounds for […]
1998 – Alice Cooper breaks ground for Cooper’s Town, the 50-year-old rocker’s sportsand rock’n’roll-themed restaurant and bar to be built three blocks from the Arizona Diamondbacks’ baseball stadium.
1997 – Elvis Week begins in Memphis to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death on August 16. Elvis Week 2008 Event Calendar & Ticket Information Saturday, August 9 – Sunday, August 17 Below is the current Elvis Week 2008 calendar of events along with ticket purchase information for each event. Updates to the […]
1992 – “Sex,” a book of erotic photographs of Madonna, is released. Sex is a highly-designed coffee table book written by Madonna with photographs by Steven Meisel and film frames taken from film shot by Fabien Baron. Sex was released on October 21, 1992 by Warner Books. The book was released by Madonna as an […]
1992 – Bob Geldof was arrested after a disturbance on a Boeing 727, which had been grounded for 5 hours at Stansted Airport.
1978 – All You Need is Cash (Eric Idle’s Beatle satire) gets its first TV showing. By The Rutles – Rhino (1996) – Comedy Rock, Pop/Rock Short of a reunion and tour by the Rutles, this DVD is the deepest and widest-ranging experience of the group that any fan is likely to see. The Rutles: […]
1976 – Stevie Wonder appears in this month’s issue of Down Beat magazine endorsing the Mu-Tron synthesizer effects machine. He used the gadget on his hit “Higher Ground.”
1975 – At a gun show in Spokane, Wash., guest Ted Nugent has a gun pulled on him by an attendee. David Helfer is wrestled to the ground by the audience and security guards and later charged with “intimidating with a weapon.”