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 […]
2003 – eBay auctioneer Anthony DeFontes says he will sell Elvis Presley’s tooth separately after the tooth combined with a lock of the King’s hair and a gold record fails to attract a high enough bid.
2003 – A tooth and lock of hair reputedly belonging to Elvis Presley turns up for sale on eBay.
2003 –A Spanish hairdresser pays over a thousand dollars for a lock of hair George Harrison cut off in 1964. The hair will be displayed in Rafael Pages’ hairdressing museum in Barcelona.
2002 – Lonnie Donegan, known as the “king of skiffle’ dies in his sleep in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. He is 71. Lonnie Donegan MBE (29 April 1931 – 3 November 2002) was a skiffle musician, possibly the most famous of them all, with more than 20 UK Top 30 hits to his name. He is […]
Tim Curry in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” 1973 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show, starring Tim Curry, opens at a London theater,. Also, making his first time ever appearance is Meatloaf. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical comedy film that parodies science fiction and horror films. With a screenplay written by […]
1970 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono both cut their hair off in Denmark and declare it to be Year One. Drugs, anyone?
1968 – Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum gives its Beatles statues their fifth hair and clothes makeover in four years, in keeping with the lads’ taste for hippie fashions. On the American charts, the boys currently sit at No. 12 with “Revolution.”
1967 – Hair, advertised as the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, opens off-Broadway at the Public Theater in New York’s East Village. The show will eventually move to Broadway for a successful run. The play’s original cast recording album spawns the hit singles “Aquarius” / Let the Sun Shine In”, “Good Morning Starshine” and “Easy To […]
1967 – Marc Bolan placed an ad in Melody Maker in 1967, looking for some bandmates. It read, “Freaky lead guitarist, bass guitarist and drummer wanted for Marc Bolan’s new group. Also any other astral flyers like with cars, amplification and that which never grows in window boxes.” OK. Steve Took and Ben Cartland answered […]
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 […]